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Funeral of Egypt's legendary actress Hind Rustom takes place today

Mourners say goodbye to the 'Marilyn Monroe of the East', star of over 70 Arabic-language films, who passed away on Monday

Ahram Online, Tuesday 9 Aug 2011
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The funeral of the legendary film actress Hind Rostom took place midday Tuesday at Saida Zeinab Mosque in Cairo. 

Rustom, who was known as ' the Marilyn Monroe of the East' died of a heart attack on Monday at the age of 82.

Rostom gained her fame playing romantic and seductive roles in Egyptian films, including those by Youssef Chanine and Atef El Tayeb , some of the country's most famous directors.

Rustom starred in over 70 Arabic-language movies before retiring from acting in 1979.

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