Samiha Zaki El-Nyal, the real name of the artist, Nahid Sharif, an Egyptian actress, was born on January 1, 1942 in the city of Beni Suef, Al-Wasta Center. Her talent was discovered by director Hussein Helmy Al-Muhandis, through actress Zubaida Tharwat.
The artist “Nahed Sherif” was famous throughout her artistic history, for her skill in performing seduction roles, in the era of the seventies, until she became one of the most important symbols of Egyptian cinema.
Her artistic debut and her first roles were through the late artist “Abdul Salam al-Nabulsi”, when he gave her a small role in the movie “Habib Hayati” in 1958, and then she started in tournaments and distinguished roles through her participation in films (Under the City Sky, Cat’s Claw, My daughters and I, Student House, The Three Love Her, Women of the Night, Whispers of the Night) and other films, and the most famous of her films at that stage was “Wolves that do not eat meat”, which sparked a lot of controversy, because of the bold scenes in the film.
Samiha Zaki El-Nyal, which is the real name of the artist, Nahed Sharif, an Egyptian actress, was born on January 1, 1942 in the city of Beni Suef, Al-Wasta Center. Throughout her artistic history, with her skill in performing seduction roles, in the seventies, she became one of the most important symbols of Egyptian cinema.
Her artistic debut and her first roles were through the late artist “Abdul Salam al-Nabulsi”, when he gave her a small role in the movie “Habib Hayati” in 1958,
Then she started in tournaments and distinguished roles through her participation in films (Under the City Sky, Cat’s Claw, Me and My Daughters, Student House, The Three Love Her, Women of the Night, Whispers of the Night) and other films, and her most famous films at that stage were the movie “Wolves No eat meat”
Which sparked a lot of controversy, because of the bold scenes in the movie. After the state of stagnation and artistic bankruptcy that dominated Egyptian cinema after the 1967 setback, Nahed Sherif moved with many Egyptian artists to Lebanese cinema during that period.
Where Nahed Sharif took a very difficult path, especially as she was the first Egyptian actress to appear completely naked in a movie, the movie “Wolves Do Not Eat Meat”, a Lebanese production in 1973, and the artist “Ezzat Al-Alayli” and the artist “Mohsen Sarhan” co-starred with her.
All scenes of the film were filmed entirely in the State of Kuwait, and the film was banned, due to its daring scenes. The artist “Nahed Sharif” was married 3 times, the first marriage was from her discoverer, the director “Hussein Helmy Al-Mohandes”, and he was more than 20 years older than her.
And Nahed Sharif was 18 years old at the time, and the second marriage was with the artist “Kamal Al-Shennawi”, who was 25 years older than her, especially since she fell in love with him while they worked together in the movie “Under the Sky of the City”.
But Kamal Al-Shennawi offered her to marry secretly after their participation in the movie “Women of the Night” in 1973, and she accepted Nahid Sharif at first, then rebelled against being a second wife and the separation took place, and her third marriage was, through her presence in Beirut, from the Lebanese gambler “Edward Jerjian”, who He committed suicide in Cairo, and she gave birth to her only daughter, Lina.
She was diagnosed with breast cancer at the height of her fame, as she was at that time married to her third Lebanese husband, but he abandoned her, and she spent all her money on treatment, and returned to Egypt and resorted to her ex-husband, “Kamal El-Shennawy”.
Where he was able to get her a decision on treatment at the expense of the state, and she traveled to Sweden and performed a successful surgery there, then she returned to Egypt, but her health deteriorated, then she traveled to London with the necessity of a surgery, so she had to work and intensify her artistic activity.
And when she traveled, she asked her Lebanese husband to accompany her, but he refused and took advantage of her illness to collect financial aid under the pretext of treating her. Health has become bad and there is no cure
Indeed, she returned to Cairo and completed her role in the movie “Morsi Over Morsi Under”, but she could not complete it and the disease worsened, and she entered the Maadi Armed Forces Hospital, until she passed away on April 7, 1981, at the age of 39.