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Magda El Sabbahy is Egyptian artist with distinctive mark in the industry of Arabic and Egyptian cinema as an actress and producer.
She came from the Mestay Town in Monufiya City at the Egyptian Countryside. El Sabahy Family is a famous family in Egypt’s Delta on all levels starting from its social level which represented by owning agricultural Lands , Ending by patriot affiliation which represented by striving against the English colonization from its start, Magda’s grandfather Mohammed El Sabbahy deported to Malta with Khedive Abbas Helmy for six years in above of that, many members of her family were the foremost in the striving against the English colonization some of them arrested and the others executed .The striving of this family was hinted in book achieved by the revolution at 1952 about Egypt families , their roots and history.

The Artist Magda and her real name is “Affaf Kamel Elsabahy” grew in a rich and conservative family , she get her education in a French school named “Japper” at Garden City ,afterward she moved to Monks School at Bon until she started her own artistic life when she was 14 years old
The Start of her artistic life was strange, difficult and surprising driving her to subscribe her first movie with a nick name in order not to pay attention to her conservative family.

The extraneousness of her artistic start began in a visit arranged by her school to the Shobra studio owned by Mesio Sappo who was working with a new director came from Hungary “Saif ELdeen Shawkat”; Mr. Saif was working on directing movies between Egypt and Hungary When he saw Magda’s distinctive face with its Asian beauty, her stories with acting began but with slow and careful steps till she become within a few years a shiny star in the cinema world.

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After a few years ,Artist Magda entered the production world by establishing Magda Film institution for cinema production in Egypt and Arab World and so, she didn’t remain the beauty and sensitive Magda but she become the producer who enter the field of production to give the industry of Egyptian and Arabic cinema a distinctive collection of successful movies that known by everyone as a unforgettable signs in the industry of cinema whatever years passed by.

What is noticeable in Magda artistic life that she enter the cinema direction and movie making in the movie “ who I love” that based on the famous novel “Gone with the wind” where she was the actress, director and the producer of the movie.
Artist Magda established “Egyptian Woman Infilm” association from her believes to stand beside the women in all of cinema industry fields. She connected this association with other similar associations in European countries such as Turkey, France, Russia .In above of that the cooperation reached to L.A in United States.
Although the super abounding of her artistic and social Concerns ,Artist Magda couldn’t erase from her way the human Magda that the spotlights and the fame didn’t make her forget kinsfolk in Monufiya so she established a mosque , institute to learn ALQuan ALkareem and other mosque in Cairo.

The Artist Magda acts in 60 movies and she still pursued in way of the production with believe of her work and the love of her country. Artist Magda still on the head of Magda Film institution with its full administrative and artistic crew .Recently she establish Magda Center for arts in 6th of October City .

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