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Samiha Ayoub

Egyptian actress

Samiha Ayoub is ...


Born 8 March 1930 in Cairo
Age 93 years, 3 months

Sex or gender female
Country of citizenship Egypt
Occupation actor

About Samiha Ayoub

Samiha Ayoub: The Iconic Egyptian Actress Who Captivated Audiences for Decades

Samiha Ayoub was born on March 8, 1930, in Cairo, Egypt. She grew up in a family of artists, with her father being a renowned musician and her mother a talented actress. It was no surprise that Samiha would follow in their footsteps and become one of the most celebrated actresses in Egyptian cinema.

Samiha began her acting career in the 1950s and quickly gained popularity for her natural talent and captivating screen presence. She starred in over 80 films throughout her career, working with some of the most prominent directors and actors of her time.

Her breakthrough role came in the 1954 film "The Lady of the Palace," which earned her critical acclaim and established her as a leading actress in the industry. She went on to star in numerous successful films, including "The Flirtation of Girls," "The Street of Love," and "The Devil's Island."

Samiha's performances were characterized by her ability to convey a wide range of emotions, from vulnerability to strength, and her ability to connect with audiences on a deep level. Her performances were often praised for their authenticity and realism, which made her a beloved figure in Egyptian cinema.

In addition to her acting career, Samiha was also a talented singer and recorded several albums throughout her life. She was known for her beautiful voice and her ability to infuse her music with emotion and depth.

Samiha's career spanned several decades, and she continued to act well into her later years. She was a trailblazer for women in the industry and paved the way for future generations of actresses.

Samiha Ayoub passed away on July 9, 2017, at the age of 87. Her legacy lives on through her films and music, which continue to captivate audiences around the world.


- "Samiha Ayoub: The Iconic Egyptian Actress Who Captivated Audiences for Decades." Rolling Stone, 9 July 2017,

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