Vintage Photos of Egyptian Cinema Icons in Present Day

Vintage Photos of Egyptian Cinema Icons in Present Day

An Egyptian art student came up with a clever idea for her first year's final project.
October 19, 2014 by Globeprime
in Arts | Egypt

Here's an original photo series from Egyptian artist Omnia Magdy, who decided to superimpose portaits of famous Egyptian icons of the 60s onto real people. Her idea was largely inspired by the Instagram hashtag #Replacemyface. She also intended to revive a flourishing era of Egyptian cinema while paying homage to classic movie stars in a modern way.

Soad Hosni 1943-2001

The Return of the 60s egyptian cinema icons

Soad Hosni and Ahmed Mazhar

The Return of the 60s egyptian cinema icons

Faten Hamama 1931-present

The Return of the 60s egyptian cinema icons

Omar El-Sherif 1932-present

The Return of the 60s egyptian cinema icons

Omar El-Sherif

The Return of the 60s egyptian cinema icons

Ahmed Mazhar 1917-2002

The Return of the 60s egyptian cinema icons

Asmahan 1917-1948

The Return of the 60s egyptian cinema icons

Ismail Yassin 1912-1972

The Return of the 60s egyptian cinema icons

Zinad Sedky 1917-1938

The Return of the 60s egyptian cinema icons

Tahiya Karyoka 1919-1999

The Return of the 60s egyptian cinema icons

Souad Hosni

The Return of the 60s egyptian cinema icons

Hend Rostom 1929-2011

The Return of the 60s egyptian cinema icons

Credit: Omnia Magdy