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Learn about the story of the artist, Nahed Sharif, a daring star who played full-fledged roles, and her ugly end was that many do not know!


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Samiha Zaki El-Nyal, who is the real name of the artist, Nahid Sharif, an Egyptian actress, was born on January 1, 1942 in the city of Beni Suef, Al-Wasta Center.


Her talent was discovered by director Hussein Helmy Al-Mohandes, through actress Zubaida Tharwat. The artist, “Nahed Sherif” was famous throughout her artistic history, for her skill in performing seductive roles, in the seventies,

Until she became one of the most important symbols of Egyptian cinema. Her artistic debut and her first roles were through the late artist “Abdul Salam al-Nabulsi”, when he gave her a small role in the movie “Habib Hayati” in 1958, and then she started in tournaments and distinguished roles through her participation in films

(Under the City Sky, Cat’s Claw, Me and My Daughters, Student House, The Three Love Her, Women of the Night, Whispers of the Night) and other films, and the most famous of her films at that stage was the movie “Wolves that do not eat meat”, which sparked a lot of controversy, for what the film carries. From bold scenes.

After the state of stagnation and artistic bankruptcy that dominated Egyptian cinema after the 1967 setback, Nahed Sherif moved with many Egyptian artists to Lebanese cinema at that period, where Nahid Sherif took a very difficult path,

Especially as she was the first Egyptian actress to appear completely naked in a movie, which is the movie “Wolves Do Not Eat Meat”, a Lebanese production in 1973, and the artist “Ezzat Al-Alayli” and the artist “Mohsen Sarhan” participated in the tournament.

All scenes of the film were filmed entirely in the State of Kuwait, and the film was banned, because of its bold scenes. The artist, “Nahed Sharif”, was married 3 times, the first marriage was from her discoverer, the director “Hussein Helmy Al-Muhandis”,

He was more than 20 years older than her, and Nahed Sharif was 18 years old at the time, and the second marriage was with the artist “Kamal El-Shennawy”, who was 25 years older than her, especially since she fell in love with him while they worked together in the movie “Under the Sky of the City”.

But Kamal El-Shennawy offered her to marry secretly after their participation in the movie “Women of the Night” in 1973, and she accepted Nahed Sharif at first, then rebelled against being a second wife and the separation was made, and it was her third marriage,

Through her presence in Beirut, the Lebanese gambler “Edward Gerjian”, who died by suicide in Cairo, gave birth to her only daughter, Lina.

She was diagnosed with breast cancer at the height of her fame, as she was at that time married to her third Lebanese husband, but he abandoned her, and she spent all her money on treatment, and returned to Egypt and resorted to her ex-husband, “Kamal El-Shennawy”.

Where he was able to get her a decision on treatment at the expense of the state, and she traveled to Sweden and had a successful surgery there and then returned to Egypt, but her health deteriorated,

Then she traveled to London with the necessity of having surgery, so she had to work and intensify her artistic activity.

When she learned what her husband had done, she resorted to the Egyptian embassy and obtained a divorce. After 4 months of treatment in London, the doctors ordered her return to Egypt, as her health condition had become bad and she had no treatment.

Indeed, she returned to Cairo and completed her role in the movie “Morsi Over Morsi Under”, but she could not complete it and the disease worsened, and she entered the Maadi Armed Forces Hospital, until she passed away on April 7, 1981, at the age of 39.

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