Culture Minister Enas Abdel Dayem mourned the death of veteran actress and heartthrob comedian Shwikar, who passed away on Friday at the age of 85. She died after a battle with illnesses.
Abdel Dayem paid tribute to Shwikar, calling her as one of unforgettable Egyptian stars in the history of cinema and theater.
The culture minister added that all films and plays of the late actress will be memorable.
Born in 1935, heartthrob comedian Shwikar started her career in Alexandria in some tragic roles before she was discovered by the Egyptian film director Fateen Abdul Wahab to work as a “comedian” in TV, cinema and theatres.
After the death of her husband Hassan Nafie, she married Prominent Egyptian film actor Fouad El Mohandes.
The pair became the most successful film couple in Egyptian cinema as they starred in multiple movies together, including Ard el-nefak (Land of Hypocrisy), Moutarada gharamia (An Amorous Pursuit), Agazet gharam (Love Vacation) and Akhtar ragol fil alam (The Most Dangerous Man in the World).
Their presence on the stage continued for many years as they presented together a number of memorable plays; such as Ana wa howa wa heia (I, she, & he), Sayedity el gamila (My Fair Lady), Hawwa’ El-Sa’aa 12 (Eve of Midnight) and Ana fin wenty fein (Where am I, and where are you).
Source: State Information Service Egypt