So much has changed for the Arab world, and how we long for the glamorous past, best portrayed in Egyptian films from the 50s and 60s. Faten Hamama in her tulle party dress, batting her eyelashes at Omar Al Sharif, their electric chemistry still fresh in our minds.

Some of today’s most beautiful and accomplished celebrities remind us of how we used to be. Before our actresses started growing their lips and shrinking their minds, vulgarity replacing talent and sophistication all but dead.

These 8 women remind us fondly of our past…


Zubaida Tharwat / Jennifer Lawrence



Dalida / Giselle



Soad Hosny / Selena Gomez




Sabah / Paris Hilton



Hind Rostom / Lindsay Lohan



Mariam Fakhr Eddine / Keira Knightley



Madiha Kamel / Vanessa Hudgens



Sharihan / Kendall Jenner


This article was originally posted on 12 July, 2015


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