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List of famous film actors and actresses from Egypt, listed by their popularity with photos when available. Egypt has given birth to some great movie actors and actresses over the years, many of who have gone on to star in comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Egyptian screen actors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Egypt and an aspiring actor/actress then these are people you should look up to.

This list includes Mimi Chakib, Amina Rizk and more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Egyptian actors?" and "Which movies stars are from Egypt?"

You can click on the names of these legendary movie stars of Egypt in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Egyptian film actors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.

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Omar Sharif is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago, The 13th Warrior
Omar Sharif is an Egyptian actor. The assumed surname Sharif means "noble" in Arabic. His films include Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago and Funny Girl. He has been nominated for an ...more

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Ilham Chahine is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
One-Zero, Fawzeya's Secret Recipe, Al Halfout
Ilham Chahine is an Egyptian actress. She has appeared in many Egyptian films and television series and has won both Egyptian and international awards.

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Nagwa Fouad is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
Fawzeya's Secret Recipe, Le orientali, Cairo by Night
Nagwa Fouad is a famous Egyptian belly dancer. After her release she performed at the Abdeen Casino where she met Ahmad Fuad Hassan, a producer of stage shows that later became a famous ...more

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Hassan Hosny is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
Habibi Na'eman, Elfarah, Ebaa Abelny
Hassan Hosny is an actor.

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Donia Samir Ghanem is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
Teer Enta, Elfarah, Ezbet Adam
Donia Samir Ghanem is an Egyptian actress and singer. Donia's artistic family includes, her parents, Samir Ghanem and Dalal Abdul Aziz and her sister Emy Samir Ghanem. Donia began her artistic ...more

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Mahmoud Abdel Aziz is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
Kit Kat, The Baby Doll Night, The Hunger
Mahmoud Abdel Aziz is a popular Egyptian movie and television actor. He became famous for several famous roles in Egypt, before becoming famous in all arab countries for he's role in the TV show ...more

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Ghada Abdel Razek is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
The Baby Doll Night, Fawzeya's Secret Recipe, Dokkan Shehata
Ghada Abdel Razek is an actress.

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Sherine is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
Sherine Demoo Sahebat Al-Galalah, Bakhit and Adeela, Gharamyat Sayes
Sherine is an actress and former ballet dancer.

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Somaya El Khashab is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
The Yacoubian Building, How to Let Girls Love You, Alrayes Omar Harb
Somaya El Khashab is a film actress.

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Ahmed Rashwan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
Mr Karate
Ahmed Rachwan is a film director, screenwriter, film producer and actor.

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Sayed Badreya is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
Iron Man, Independence Day, Three Kings
El Sayed Badreya is an Egyptian American actor. He has had many roles in movies and television. He appeared in AmericanEast, Iron Man, Cargo, and The Dictator. He also provided motion capture ...more

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Julian Fellowes is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
Tomorrow Never Dies, Shadowlands, Damage
Julian Alexander Kitchener-Fellowes, Baron Fellowes of West Stafford DL, known professionally as Julian Fellowes, is an English actor, novelist, film director and screenwriter, as well as a ...more

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Atom Egoyan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
This Film Is Not Yet Rated, Barney's Version, Camilla
Atom Egoyan, OC is a Canadian stage director and film director. Egoyan was born to Armenian parents in Egypt. His family moved to Canada when he was two years old. His work often explores themes ...more

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Dalida is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
The Sixth Day, Menage Italian Style, A Glass and a Cigarette
Yolanda Cristina Gigliotti, best known as Dalida, was an Italian singer and actress who performed and recorded in more than 10 languages, including Arabic, Italian, Greek, German, French, ...more

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Damien Thomas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger, Never Let Me Go, The Message
Damien Thomas is a British actor noted for his roles in British films and television, such as his role as Richard Mason in the 1983 BBC production of Jane Eyre. Film credits include Julius ...more

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Youssef Chahine is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
An Egyptian Story, Cairo Station, Alexandria: Again and Forever
Youssef Chahine was an Egyptian film director active in the Egyptian film industry since 1950. He was credited with launching the career of actor Omar Sharif. A critically acclaimed director ...more

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Nour El-Sherif is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
11'09"01 September 11, An Egyptian Story, Destiny
Nour El-Sherif is a contemporary Egyptian actor. His birth name is Mohamad Geber Mohamad ِAbd Allah. El-Sherif was born in the working-class neighbourhood of Sayeda Zainab in Cairo. El-Sherif ...more

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Youssra is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
The Emigrant, Alexandria... New York, The Yacoubian Building
Yousra is an Egyptian actress and singer. Her birth name is Civene Nassim. She is the sister-in-law of actor Hesham Selim, son of famous Egyptian football player, actor and former president of ...more

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Zeina is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
One-Zero, Sayed El Atefy, Captain Hima
Zeina is an Egyptian actress and model. There are also several rumours stating that she was a high school teacher for about 2 years.

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Ahmed Ramzy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
Sira` Fi al-Mina, Ayyamna al-Holwa, Days and Nights
Ahmed Ramzy, was an Egyptian actor who played the leading roles in many Egyptian films in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s.

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Nicola Pagett is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
Oliver's Story, There's a Girl in My Soup, An Awfully Big Adventure
Nicola Pagett is a British actress. She is best known for her role as Elizabeth Bellamy in the 1970s TV drama series Upstairs, Downstairs.

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Amr Waked is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
Syriana, Lucy, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Amr Waked is an Egyptian film, television, and stage actor, known for his roles portraying Middle Eastern and Mediterranean characters. He is best known to international audiences and in ...more

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Ahmed Zaki is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
Alexandria... Why?, Mr Karate, Al-Ra'i wal Nisaa
Ahmed Zaki Metwally Badawi was a leading Egyptian film star. He was characterised by his talent, skill and ability in impersonating. He was also famous for his on-screen vehemence, often ...more

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Mido Hamada is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Unknown, Hannibal – Rome's Worst Nightmare
Mido Hamada is a German-Egyptian actor in film, theatre and television. He attended the Oxford School of Drama and now lives in London. His roles include Ahmed Shah Massoud in the television ...more

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Hend Sabri is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
The Silences of the Palace, 18 Days, The Aquarium
Hend Sabry is a Tunisian actress. Recently she starred as "'Ola" in the comedic Arab television drama Ayza Atgawiz. She played the main protagonist in the series in which her character ...more