An icon, a legacy, a beauty from the golden age of Egyptian cinema. Actress Hind Rostom passed away yesterday at age 82 of heart attack after suffering chest pain & been taken to Cairo hospital.
Hind Rostom, known as “Queen of Temptation”, was famous for her roles as a flirtatious seducer in Egyptian cinema where she introduced the Act of Temptation without platitude in 1950′s 1960′s & 1970′s. She decided to retire acting in 1979 because Rostom “wanted the audience to remember her at her best”.
Whether she was staring in Drama (Mahatat el Qahira), romance (Rod Qalbi), or comedy (Ishaa’at Hob), Rostom also known as “Marilyn Monroe of the East” left a great impression in every movie she acted, whether it was a leading or supporting role. The key of her success is that she was spontaneous, and delivered a message to women through all her movies to be ”strong with a touch of femininity”.
Rostom wasn’t only a movie star, she is also considered an Art Icon, a source of inspiring to many artists who featured her in their artwork in many different medias, such as pop art, paintings & graffiti.
R.I.P Hind Rostom