Famed Egyptian actress Nadia Lutfi dies at 83

Lutfi made her silver screen debut in 1958 at the age of 24. (AFP)
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Updated 04 February 2020

Famed Egyptian actress Nadia Lutfi dies at 83

  • The actress was admitted into the intensive care unit in Maadi hospital in Cairo earlier this week

DUBAI: Veteran Egyptian actress Nadia Lutfi died Tuesday at the age of 83. 

Egyptian media reported the actress was admitted into the intensive care unit in Maadi hospital in Cairo earlier this week.




Lutfi's birth name was Paula Mohamed Mostafa Shafiq. (YouTube)

Lutfi was born as Paula Mohamed Mostafa Shafiq to an Egyptian father and a Polish mother. Her stage name was inspired by the name of a character, played by late actress Faten Hamama, in 1957 movie “La Anam.”




She was most famous for her roles in “Al-Nadara Al-Sawdaa,” “Al-Khataya” and “Aby Fouq Al-Shajara.” (YouTube)

Lutfi made her silver screen debut in 1958 at the age of 24. She starred in the movie “Sultan” alongside renowned late actors Fareed Shawqi and Roshdi Abaza. 

She was most famous for her roles in “Al-Nadara Al-Sawdaa,” “Al-Khataya” and “Aby Fouq Al-Shajara.” 


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Updated 27 May 2020

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DUBAI: US designer and former actress Mary-Kate Olsen has successfully filed for divorce from Olivier Sarkozy, the half-brother of the former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, following five years of marriage.

The 33-year-old co-founder of The Row previously tried to file for divorce from Sarkozy in April, but was turned away earlier this month due to New York courts not accepting divorce filings except for “emergency cases” during the pandemic.

Olsen was reportedly able to prove that the separation was urgent, after Sarkozy terminated their apartment’s lease without her knowledge, leaving her to find a new home.

In court documents, Olsen claimed that “my husband expects me to move out of our home on [May 18] in the middle of New York City being on pause due to COVID-19.”

Olsen married Sarkozy in an intimate Manhattan ceremony in Nov 2015, after three years of dating.