Zubaida Tharwat, Egyptian actress, Died at 76

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Zubaida Tharwat was born on June 14, 1940, and died on December 13, 2016.

She was an Egyptian film, stage and television actress.

She was known for “the most beautiful eyes in classic Egyptian cinema”.

Tharwat’s father, Ahmed Tharwat, was a Navy officer.

At a young age, she won a beauty contest in an Egyptian teen magazine which widely published her photograph and got her the attention of directors and producers.

Tharwat studied at the Faculty of Law, Alexandria University.

Tharwat made her brief first appearance in the 1956 film Dalila alongside stars of the day Shadia and Abdel Halim Hafez.

Tharwat went on to work in many other films with other famous actors such as Rushdy Abaza, Fatin Abdel Wahab, Youssef Wahbi, Kamal el-Shennawi, Soad Hosny and Omar Sharif.

Tharwat retired from acting in the late 1980s.

In her career, Tharwat was given many nicknames such as The Pussycat of Arab Cinema, Magic Eyes and The Queen of Romance.

Zubaida Tharwat passed away at 76 years old.

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