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Suad Husni

Suad Husni was an Egyptian actress with a Syrian family background. She was the 10th sister from 17 brothers and sisters.

Suad was known as the Cinderella of Egyptian cinema. and one of the most influential people in the Arabic art world. After climbing to stardom towards the end of 1950s, she performed in more than 83 films between 1959 and 1991, but most of which were shot in the 60s and 70s.

She died at the age of 59 after falling from (possible suicide) the window of her friend's flat in London, while she was under therapy for depression after sustaining a spinal fracture that forced her to leave home in Egypt to seek treatment in the UK. Ironically, she died on Abdel Halim Hafez's birthday - the one she loved.

Her final screen appearance dates back in 1991 in a film directed by her ex-husband Ali Badrakhan.


Suad started her career in a very young, through singing Okht El Quamar (Sister of the Moon) in the famous radio children program Baba Sharo.

A family friend, Abd ElRahman ElKhamissy -a writer / director- discovered her acting talent and asked Ibrahim Saafan, an Arabic language teacher at this time -who later became a comedy actor- to teach give her oral performance lessons.

Abd ElRahman was screening for the film ‘Hassan We Na'ima', and wanted to present Suad as his new discovery in the role of Na'ima. The film was produced and directed by Henry Barakat.

  • Al-Ra'i wal Nisaa (The Shepherd and the Women) [Film, 1991]
  • Howa wa Heya (Him and Her) [TV series] with Ahmed Zaki
  • Ghurabaa (Strangers) [Film, 1973]
  • Khalli Balak min Zouzou (Watch out for Zouzou) [Film, 1972]
  • Laylat Al-Zifaf (Wedding Night) [Film, 1966]
  • Gharamiyat Imraa (A Woman's Affairs) [Film, 1960]
  • Hassan wa Na'ima (Hassan We Na'ima) [Film, 1959]

    Suad married four times including a 12 year marriage to Ali Badrakhan (movie director), but had no children.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

Suad Husni Facts

Also known asSoad Hosny
BirthdayJanuary 26, 1942
BirthplaceAtaba, Cairo, Egypt
Date of deathJune 22, 2001 (age 59)

Selected Filmography

Not available.