Egypt – Death of the actress Faten Hamama (17 January 2015)

France pays tribute to the memory of Egyptian actress Faten Hamama, who died on 17 January. We extend our deepest condolences to her family and close friends.

With more than 100 films by the greatest directors, such as Youssef Chahine, Faten Hamama made a huge contribution to raising the profile of Egypt’s film industry worldwide. With her passing, Egypt also loses a leading figure committed to women’s rights.

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