Magda Al-Sabahi

Magda al Sabahi

Magda Al-Sabahi is an Egyptian actress, born on May 6, 1931 in Tanta, Egypt.

Biography and life story of celebrity in English.

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Name: Magda
Name in Arabic: ماجدة الصباحي
Full real name: Afaf Ali Kamel Al-Sabahi
Nickname: Virgin of the Screen, Planet of the Arab Screen
Country of nationality: Egypt
Religion: Islam
Date of birth: May 6, 1931
Place of birth: Tanta, Egypt
Date of death: January 16, 2020
Place of death: Dokki, Giza, Egypt
Cause of death: natural
Age: 88 years, 08 months and 9 days (at death 2020)
Astrological sign: Taurus
Profession: actress
Genre: Egyptian Cinema
Years of activity: 1949 – 1994
Social status: divorced
Ex-husband: Ihab Nafie
Sons: Ghada Nafeh

Biography, Life story

Magda Al-Sabahi was born on May 6, 1931 in Tanta Governorate, Egypt. Her father was an employee of the Ministry of Communications. I got my baccalaureate degree in French. She started artistic work when she was 15 years old, and without her family’s knowledge, she changed her name to Magda so that her family wouldn’t find out. Its real beginning was in 1949 through the movie (The Adviser), directed by Seif El-Din Shawkat with Ismail Yassin. She is considered one of the most prominent actresses in Arab cinema. She retired from art in her late youth.

She entered the field of production and founded the company (Magda Films) for the production of films, and among the films she produced were (Gamila, The Prophet’s Immigration).

She represented Egypt in most international festivals and international film weeks. And she was chosen as a member of the cinema committee of the specialized national councils. She played a prominent role in the Association of Cinematographers.
She married the artist Ihab Nafeh in 1963, and she gave birth to her daughter, the artist Ghada Nafeh, who was divorced from him, and after that she did not remarry.

List of works – Filmography

Magda al-Sabahi - Magda al-SabahiThe Village of Lovers – Crime and Punishment (film) – The Adviser – The Caravan is Going – I’m a Girl of People – The Night of the Dakhla – My Lovers Keter (1950) – Pepper (1950) – Faith (1952) – The Recklessness of Youth – The Happy Home (1952) – The Bread Seller – In Shara Min – I am alone – Sibouni sing – Malish Hadd – Victory of Islam (1952) – Mustafa Kamel – Melody of Eternity (1952) – Bilal the Muezzin of the Messenger – Injustice is forbidden (1954) – Let me live (1955) – Promise – Where is my life – Dahab – The Way of Happiness (1953) – Wishes for a Life – Our Green Land – for the sake of love – for my love (1959) – Girls of the Day (1957) – Miss Hanafi – God is with us – Lovers of the Night – The Stranger (1956) – End of Love – Half of the Year Vacation – The Last Kiss – Jamila (1958) – Donia al-Banat – Qais and Laila – Between Your Hands (1960) – This Man I Loved – Yemen Revolution (1966) – Beach of Secrets – Baya’a Al-Jarayed – Eve on the Road – The Prophet’s Migration – The Man Who Lost His Shadow (1968) – Teenage Girls – A Forbidden Story – A Wife of Five Men – With the Days – The Mirage (1970) – The Delight – Age is a Moment (1978) – Nose and Three Eyes – Soft Sex (1977) – And I forgot that I am a woman.

Awards and Honors

She received many awards from the Damascus International Festival, Berlin and Venice International.
She received the award of the Ministry of Culture and Guidance.Magda al-Sabahi - Magda al-Sabahi Magda al-Sabahi - Magda al-Sabahi

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