Renowned Egyptian actress Mariam Fakhr Eddine passed away on Monday morning at a military hospital in Cairo, her family has said
Her condition deteriorated after she underwent brain surgery a few weeks ago.
The funeral will take place after noon prayers at the mosque in the armed forces hospital in Maadi.
Born on 8 January1933 in Fayoum, south of Cairo, to an Egyptian father and a Hungarian mother, Fakhr Eddine died aged 81.
She began her acting career early and came to prominence in Rudda Kalbi (1958), directed by Ezzel Dine Zulficar.
Her career included over 200 movies, among the most important being Al-Aydy Al-Naema (Soft Hands), Silent Love, and Hikayat Hob where she starred opposite iconic singer and actor Abdel-Halim Hafez.
Acclaimed as one of the most beautiful Egyptian actresses of all times, Fakhr Eddine was labeled by the media “Hassna Al- Shasha” (The Screen’s Beautiful Woman)
She was married twice, to filmmaker Mahmoud Zulficar (1914–1970), with whom she had one daughter, Iman, and Syrian singer and actor Fahd Ballan.
She was also the sister of prominent actor Youssef Fakhr Eddine.