RIP Hind Rostom

Found out earlier this week that that legendary Egyptian actress Hind Rostom passed away. She was known as the Marilyn Monroe of Egyptian cinema. She acted in more than 70 films. I've only seen a few where she danced, she seduced - her on screen character was always fiesty.


In a book about the sex symbols in the American cinema, Brigitte Bardot was chosen from the European cinema, and Hind Rustom from the Arab cinema, for inclusion in the chapter on non-American actresses. Abdel Ghani Daoud claims that “Hollywood critics at that time extolled her accomplishments and natural gifts which, according to them, allowed her to rival the best actresses of the age”.

Read this touching piece, Egyptian screen legend, seductress Hind Rostom dies at 82 by film critic Joseph Fahim that captures her career.

RIP Hind Rostom, 1931-2011. 

A scene from Rod Qalby (Return My Heart), 1957

A scene from Cairo Station, 1958

Scene from Sera'a Fil Nile (Struggle in the Nile), 1959