Bahiga Hafez was born on this day in 1908.

Celebrated Egyptian entertainer, author and producer Bahiga Hafez has been deified by a provincial artist to celebrate what might have been the film legend’s 112th birthday celebration.

Google devoted its Tuesday, August 4 doodle to the pioneering screen star.

The picture was caught by Cairo artist Mariam ElReweny, in praise to her countrywoman, who was conceived in 1908. The doodle shows up just to those on Google in the GCC, Lebanon, Iraq and North Africa.

Who was Bahiga Hafez?

The Alexandria-born on-screen character was one of Egyptian film’s first multi-hyphenate stars.

An entertainer, Hafez additionally functioned as a screenwriter, composer, director, editorial manager and producer, and earned a degree in music structure in Paris in 1930, preceding moving to Cairo.

The year she completed her degree denoted the arrival of Hafez’s presentation collection just as her rise in film: she was given a role as a lead in 1930 quiet drama Zeinab.

The then-22-year-old on-screen character assumed the titular role in the Mohammad Karim-coordinated film, depicting a lady who is torn away from her affection by her family.

Hafez likewise created the soundtrack for the romance, and the film was re-released in 1935 as a ‘talkie’, with dialogue included.

After two years, the groundbreaking star built up her own creation organization, the Fanar Film Company. Established with her better half Mahmoud Hamdi, Fanar Films delivered 1932’s quiet film al-Dahaya (The Victims).

Hafez assumed a lead role in the film, and went about as co-executive, maker, editorial manager, costume designer and author.

Her first solo directorial work was Layla al-Badawiyya (Laila the Bedouin), which was released in 1944, and she proceeded to create various movies under the standard of Fanar.

“Her work helped pave the way for the start of what is widely considered Egyptian cinema’s golden age in the 1940s, and she is depicted in the doodle artwork wearing a costume inspired by the many opulent wardrobes she designed from this era of film,” Google says of the star in an announcement.

She additionally showed up in Salaḥ Abu Seif’s 1966 dramatization Cairo 30, making an appearance as a princess.

Hafez died in Cairo in December 1983 at 75 years old.

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