Hind Rostom | Egyptian actress, 82

Posted: August 10, 2011

Hind Rostom, 82, a legendary actress from the golden era of Egyptian cinema, has died in Cairo. Egypt's MENA state news agency said she died Monday of a heart attack at a Cairo hospital.

With her blond hair and good looks, Ms. Rostom often played the sultry seductress and became one of Egypt's best-known actresses.

She won acclaim for her 1958 film Cairo Station about the city's underclass and their struggles to survive. Among her other well-known films were Love Rumor and Struggle On the Nile with Omar Sharif, the country's most celebrated actor. - AP

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