List of Famous people born in Gharbia Governorate, Egypt
Mohamed Salah Hamed Mahrous Ghaly is an Egyptian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Liverpool and the Egypt national team. Considered one of the best players in the world, he is known for his finishing, dribbling, and speed.
Mohamed Naser Elsayed Elneny is an Egyptian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for English Premier League club Arsenal and the Egypt national team.
Ahmed Khaled Tawfik
Ahmed Khaled Tawfik Farrag was an Egyptian author and a physician, also known as Ahmed Khaled Tawfek who wrote more than 200 paperbacks, in both Egyptian Arabic and Classical Arabic. He was the first contemporary writer of horror and science fiction in the Arabic speaking world and also the first writer to explore the medical thriller genre.
Doria Shafik was an Egyptian feminist, poet and editor, and one of the principal leaders of the women's liberation movement in Egypt in the mid-1940s. As a direct result of her efforts, Egyptian women were granted the right to vote by the Egyptian constitution.
Ahmed Eissa Elmohamady Abdel Fattah is an Egyptian professional footballer who plays as a right back for Premier League club Aston Villa and is the captain of the Egypt national team.
Ramadan Abdel Rehim Mansour
Ramadan Abdel Rehim Mansour, also known as "al-Tourbini", was an Egyptian street gang leader and serial killer who raped and murdered at least 32 children in the course of seven years, throughout several locations in Egypt including Cairo, Alexandria, Qalyoubeya and Beni Sueif. All of his victims were 10 to 14 years old, most of them boys. Mansour was arrested in 2006 along with his six accomplices, and subsequently sentenced to death.
Dalia El Behery
Dalia Mahmoud Quotb El Behery is an Egyptian actress. She won the 1990 title of Miss Egypt, and placed 27th in the 1990 Miss Universe pageant in Los Angeles.
Magda al-Sabahi, or Magda, was an Egyptian film actress notable for her roles from 1949 to 1994.
Huda Sultan or Hoda Sultan, was an Egyptian actress and singer. She was mostly known for her mother roles in both Egyptian cinema and television. She was also one of the most awarded actress for her roles, especially in musicals in the black and white movies where she played secondary roles. Sultan performed in hundreds of movies in her 56-year career.
May Kassab is a popular female singer and actress from Egypt. She has signed with Rotana, the biggest Record company in the Middle East.
Cyril of Alexandria
Cyril of Alexandria was the Patriarch of Alexandria from 412 to 444. He was enthroned when the city was at the height of its influence and power within the Roman Empire. Cyril wrote extensively and was a leading protagonist in the Christological controversies of the late-4th and 5th centuries. He was a central figure in the Council of Ephesus in 431, which led to the deposition of Nestorius as Patriarch of Constantinople. Cyril is counted among the Church Fathers and also as a Doctor of the Church, and his reputation within the Christian world has resulted in his titles Pillar of Faith and Seal of all the Fathers. The Roman Emperor Theodosius II, however, condemned him for behaving like a "proud pharaoh", and the Nestorian bishops at their synod at the Council of Ephesus declared him a heretic, labelling him as a "monster, born and educated for the destruction of the church."
Salah Zulfikar, was an Egyptian actor. He started his career as a police officer in the Egyptian Army, before becoming an actor in 1955. He continued acting until his death in 1993 in Cairo, Egypt.
Mohamed Fawzi was an Egyptian composer and singer. Artist Mohamed Fawzi & Co was established El sharq El Awsat factory for Vinyl on April 30, 1959, and turned into Sono Cairo /Sout El Qahira Egyptian Company for Vinyl on January 6, 1964. He composed the music for "Kassaman", the Algerian national anthem.
Abdul Munim Riad
Abdul Munim Riad was a general and chief of staff of the Egyptian Armed Forces. Riad commanded the Jordanian forces in the 1967 Six-Day War and later commanded Egyptian forces in the War of Attrition, during which he was killed along with several of his aides in 1969.
Amina Rizk was a classic Egyptian actress who appeared in around 208 artworks including more than 70 movies between 1928 and 1996. She was calm in her later years, but described as a clown when she was young.
Safia El Emari
Safia El Emari, is an Egyptian actress. She was assigned as ambassador of Goodwill with the United Nations in 1997 until her resignation in 2006 as a protest on 2006 Lebanon War. She began her career as a journalist, after graduating from the Faculty of Commerce, Cairo University. She studied Russian language and worked as an interpreter at international conferences. She participated in many Egyptian movies and TV series.
Nabil Farouk Ramadan Bayoumi Ramadan was an Egyptian novelist, best known for his books in the Rewayāt Masreyya Lel Gēb series.
Mohammed Badie is the eighth Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Basem Morsy el-Qotb Abdullah is an Egyptian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Egyptian club El Makkasa and the Egypt national team.
Ahmed El-Zend is a Judge at the Egyptian Ministry of Justice and was appointed to be the Minister of Justice in Egypt on 20 May 2015. He was dismissed from the post on 13 March 2016.