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Ahu Tuğba (born May 3, 1963 in Istanbul, Turkey) is a Turkish actress.
Her real name is Tuğba Çetin. Born into a wealthy family of Istanbul, she graduated from Istanbul's American High School for Girls, high school section for girls of Robert College, and attended, but not finished, English language studies at Concordia University in Canada.
She appeared in a brief role in a 1974 film for the first time and she was introduced into the Turkish world of cinema as of the late 1970s. By early 1980s, she had attained national fame and became a sex symbol, often incarnating libertines, prostitutes or addicts who nevertheless were generally good hearted. She also produced a music album in 1987. She has one child.
Ahu Tuğba married and divorced five times.
Azra Akın (born 8 December 1981) is a Dutch born Turkish model and actress. She is a beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss World 2002 and Miss Turkey 2002.
Akın was born in Almelo, Netherlands to Turkish parents. Akın's father (Nazım) and mother (Ayda) emigrated from Turkey to the Netherlands in 1971. Akın has one younger sister called Doruk. In 1998, at the age of 17, Akın was selected Elite Model of Turkey; she then participated in the Europe Elite Model competition in Nice, France where she was in the final 15. Akın continued modelling in Germany for the German catalogue Otto.
In 2002, Akın won Star TV's Miss Turkey. Thus, she represented Turkey in the Miss World beauty pageant which was held on December 7, 2002 at Alexandra Palace, London, which she also won. Akin accepted the tiara and $156,000 prize from the previous year's winner Agbani Darego. During her reign, Akın travelled to the United Kingdom, Turkey, the United States, New Zealand, Ireland, Jamaica, Australia, China and many more countries.
In 2003, Akın won a gold medal when she participated in the British reality TV show The Games.
In 2004, Akın modelled for the postcards of the Eurovision Song Contest
Hülya Koçyiğit (born December 12, 1947 in Kuzguncuk, Istanbul) is a famous Turkish actress. She is considered to be one of Turkish cinema's most famous female leads and has received numerous awards such as at the prestigious Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival and at various other international film festivals. Altogether, she has acted in some 180 films.
Hülya's father is a muhajir from Bulgaria. Hülya grew up in Istanbul and finished her secondary education in Ankara, where she attended Atatürk High School for Girls. She joined Istanbul City Theatre during her middle education. She then enrolled in Ankara Academy of State Art's ballet department for education in the Arts.
Hülya Koçyiğit decided to venture into cinema in 1963 after she was the runner-up in a beauty contest organized by the magazine Ses (literally: Voice). Her debut film was Susuz Yaz (Dry Summer), which went on to win the Golden Bear Award at the 14th Berlin International Film Festival. This honor was the first of its kind ever bestowed upon a Turkish movie. Derman, a film she starred in was the first Turkish film that played in five continents. Kurbağalar, another of her famous films was the first Turkish movie
Beren Saat (Turkish pronunciation: [beˈɾen saˈat]) (born 26 February 1984) is a Turkish actress.
Beren Saat finished her primary and secondary education at TED Ankara College after which she went to Başkent University to study Business Administration. While at university, she participated in the TV competition Türkiye’nin Yıldızları where she finished runner up.
After appearing in a series of candy commercials, Saat made her television debut in Aşkımızda Ölüm Var where she played Ece Uslu's sister. In 2004, she acted in Aşkımızda Ölüm Var and in 2005, she had her first lead role in Aşka Sürgün. Then she played the lead Yasemin Ünsal in Tomris Giritlioğlu's Hatırla Sevgili which gave her nationwide fame.
In 2008, she again collaborated with Giritlioğlu in the film Güz Sancısı (Pains of Autumn). The same year Saat played Bihter Yöreoğlu in an adaptation of Halit Ziya Uşaklıgil's classic novel Aşk-ı Memnu set in the modern day. She won consecutive Golden Butterfly Awards for Best Actress for her performance. Saat also acted as the lead in director Serdar Akar's film Gecenin Kanatları (Wings of the Night) released in December 2009. In 2010-2012, she acted in an adaptation of author
Gülse Birsel (born March 11, 1971) (née Şener) is a Turkish comedian, writer, scenarist and actress.
She was born to Gültekin and Semiha Şener in 1971 in Cihangir, Istanbul. She attended Beyoğlu Anadolu High school and got a degree in economics at Boğaziçi University. She started working for Aktüel magazine as a correspondent in her second year as an undergraduate. Finally, she graduated from Boğaziçi University as an economist and Aktüel magazine as an editor in 1994. She went to New York and studied for a master's degree in the film program of Columbia University's School of the Arts.
She married Murat Birsel in August 1999.
She was first noticed through her articles in Turkish newspapers, titled "Metropol Manzaraları" (Views of the Metropolis, "Metropolis" is actually Istanbul), with her easily noticed funny touches of city life. She later presented a comedy show named "G.A.G.". Between 2004-2009, she was the scenarist of the sitcom Avrupa Yakası, where she also played one of the leading roles. As of 2012, she is scripting and starring in a new sitcom, Yalan Dünya.
Gülse Birsel has published five books: Gayet Ciddiyim (I'm Quite Serious) (2003), Hala Ciddiyim (I'm Still Serious)
Hatice Aslan (born 1962 in Sivas, Turkey) is a Turkish actress who starred in Nuri Bilge Ceylan's 2008 film Üç Maymun (The Three Monkeys), for which Ceylan won the best director award at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. Aslan was seen as a strong contender for the best actress award at the festival.
Sanem Çelik (b. 18 May 1975, İstanbul), Turkey is Turkish theatre, movie, TV series actress, an artist and a dancer.
In 1983 she entered Istanbul University State Conservatory's Ballet Department. During her school years she performed at school as well as in Contemporary Ballet Company as a soloist and corps de ballet dancer. During her studies she worked with celebrated teachers and choreaographs like Figen Yücel, Vecihi Ofluoğlu, Cem Ertekin, Marion-Yener Durukan, Valentina Sobseva, Ludmilla Marazova, Ramazan Bapov.
After getting her associate degree in ballet, she transferred to the same conservatory's Acting Department where she was a student of Yildiz Kenter and Haldun Dormen. In 1999, she graduated with her BA in Acting.
Between the years of 1994-1996 she appeared in many commercials. In 1996 she appeared in her first feature movie "Yaban" adapted by Ziya Öztan from the famous Turkish novel by Yakup Kadri Karaosmanoğlu. Directed by Nihat Durak, Celik played Emine, for which she got "The Best Supporting Actress" award in the 10th International Adana Golden Boll Film Festival.
The television series "Black Angel" which started in 1997 and became one of the most popular TV series
Magali Noël (born Magali Noëlle Guiffray; June 27, 1932) is a Turkish-French actress and singer. Originally from Izmir, she emigrated from Turkey to France in 1951, and her acting career began soon thereafter. She acted in multilingual cinema chiefly from 1951 to 1980, doing several films in Italian with renowned director Federico Fellini, for whom she was a favourite subject. She also acted in films directed by such well-known names as Costa Gavras, Jean Renoir, and Jules Dassin. Her career extended to television movies from roughly 1980 to 2002.
Her recording career began in France in 1956, and her most famous song was "Fais-moi mal, Johnny" ("Hurt me Johnny"), written by Boris Vian. This song was one of the first rock 'n' roll songs with French lyrics. It was forbidden on the radio for a long time due to its risqué lyrics describing – with a great sense of humour and derision – a sadomasochistic episode.
Demet Evgar (born 19 May 1980, Manisa, Turkey) is a Turkish actress with an increasing fame in Turkey through roles in feature films and TV series but who also still pursues an active career as an actress in theatre where she had made her débuts. Her brother Yiğit Evgar is also an actor.
Demet Evgar was born in Manisa in 1980 and her beginnings in acting date back to an amateur theatre group based in that city. She then graduated from the theatre department of the State Conservatory of Istanbul University. While still studying, she appeared in roles in plays staged by a group founded by her together with a circle of friends and classmates. Also on one occasion, in a stage adaptation of David Hare's The Blue Room, she had a role in Turkey's private theatre group of national fame, Kenter Theatre.
During the period between 2000–2005 following her graduation, she played in well remarked roles in three TV series, "Kerem ile Aslı", "Bütün Çocuklarım" and "Emret Komutanım" and also in three feature films, "Banyo", "Shattered Soul" and "Güneşi Gördüm" (I Saw the Sun), which brought her to national attention in Turkey.
Up to present, her notable roles in plays include those in Anna
Emine Sevgi Özdamar (born August 10, 1946, in Malatya, Turkey), is a Turkish-German actress, director and author.
Özdamar has received a lot of recognition for her work. A lover of poetry, she found great inspiration in the works of Heinrich Heine and Bertolt Brecht, especially from an album of the latter's songs which she had bought in the 1960s in Berlin. She later decided to study with Brecht's disciple Benno Besson in Berlin, where she currently resides.
Eren Bakıcı, is a Turkish singer who rose to fame as one of the members of the pop group Hepsi.
Eren Bakıcı was born in Istanbul in 1984. She is the eldest of the group. Eren loves to do yoga and live a healthy lifestyle, this is made fun of in the groups T.V show, "Hepsi 1" as the other girls can't stand her cooking as it always healthy and as she never serves junk food. The colour in which she appears in the groups music videos is green. She studied Ballet at university and continues to study modern dance with group member Gülçin Ergül.
Ceyda Ateş (born 14 October 1987, Ankara) is a Turkish actress.
She began acting at the age of five. She won a child beauty contest organized by Neşe Erberk. At age ten, she played in projects "Gurbet Kadını", "Aşk Oyunu", "Hayat Bilgisi". She took acting lessons at the Barış Manço Cultural Centre. She also played Esra in the film Çılgın Dersane. She presented the show 'Dizi Magazin' on Cine5. She acted as Pelin in the series 'Doludizgin Yıllar'. In 2010, she played the role Leyla in the TV series "Kavak Yelleri," on Channel D.And now she plays in Adini Feriha Koydum
Zeynep Değirmencioğlu (born September 12, 1954 in Istanbul, Turkey) is a Turkish actress.
She was born in Istanbul in 1954. She made her first appearance as a one year old baby in "Papatya" and established herself as a childstar with appearances in films like "Duvaklı Göl" and "Fırtına". In 1960 she acted in "Ayşecik". The persona of Ayşecik, a sweet, naive girl became her signature role. In the following years she would act in many films where she would play the Ayşecik persona in different settings. Although she appeared in more mature films, she is known as the most famous child actor in Turkish cinema. She retired from acting in 1974 with Macera Yolu (Adventure Road) as adult themed fare began to dominate the Turkish film industry and general audience fare moved to television.
After retiring from acting, she became a businesswoman. She is married and has two children.
Tuba Ünsal (born 1981 in Denizli, Turkey) is a Turkish actress and model.
She was born in Denizli on December 7, 1981. She studied business administration in Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University. She was a finalist at the Elite Model look 1998. She worked as a model and appearances in many commercisls before starting acting. Some of her popular films are "Çılgın Dersane", "Kolay Para Kazanma Kılavuzu", "Vizontele Tuuba" and "Mumya Firarda". She has also acted in television series like "Kara Melek", "Seni Çok Özledim","Karaoğlan" and Yemin.
She is sometimes incorrectly referred as 'Tuğba Ünsal', but this is pronounced the same way as her proper name.
Gülşen Bubikoğlu (born 1954, İstanbul) is a Turkish actress, one of the leading ladies of Turkish cinema in the 1970s and into the early 1980s. She studied at Fatih Kız Lisesi and was a fashion model for a time. Her first leading role was in Yaban in 1973. She and Tarik Akan formed one of the most recognised couples on the screen in the Turkish film history having acted in many romantic comedies together. She starred in many films of famous director Türker İnanoğlu, whom she married later.
Aysel Gürel (February 7, 1929 – February 17, 2008) was a Turkish lyricist and actress. Besides her lyrics, which were performed by singers throughout Turkey, she was known for her outlandish clothing, make up and wigs.
Aysel Gürel was born in 1929 in Denizli, Turkey, in the western part of the country. She graduated from Istanbul University with a faculty of literature degree. Her lyrics were performed by such noted Turkish singers as Sezen Aksu. Besides lyric writing, Gürel also worked as an actress, drama player and a Turkologist. in 2007, Gürel appeared in a Turkish television commercial for Pepsi.
Gürel was admitted to Metropolitan Florence Nightingale Hospital in Istanbul in December 2007. She was reportedly ill with lung cancer. She died of chronic bronchitis at the age of 80 on February 17, 2008, in Istanbul. Gürel was buried at Zincirlikuyu Cemetery following a funeral at Teşvikiye Mosque.
Gürel was the mother of Turkish actresses, Müjde Ar and Mehtap Ar.
She wrote the lyrics of very popular songs that reached smash hit and classical status in Turkey's music history such as;
A^ She wrote the song with Sezen Aksu.
Gülçin Ergül is a Turkish singer who is a former member of the pop group Hepsi.
Gülçin Ergul was born in 1985 in Istanbul, Turkey. She is the youngest daughter of the family.
Yet she was a signorina, she always used to have versatile willingness on audition. While she was a piano student, at the same time she was also performing at the AKM State Company Chorus where this high calibre of her was going to cash-in to gain her future life. When she had first stepped at the challenging stage of AKM State Opera and Ballet Company, she was only a 8 years old promising young ballet dancer. The potential in her, came to light within a very short time and recognized by others. That's where she had discovered herself in the mirror and decided to take a giant step forward on her stage career by studying ballet dancing in the secondary and high schools at MSGSU conservatory. While still being the undergraduate student , Gulcin decided to improve her contemporary dance skills in the contemporary dance section of the same conservatory and all her dreams were about being a "sky is the limit" creative dancer. And as she desired, challenging contemporary dance satisfied the needs and the
Itır Esen is a Turkish film actress. She is the daughter of film actor Hayri Esen.
Itır Esen was born in Istanbul in 30 March 1957 and started out as a fashion model for the newspaper Milliyet. She acted in a popular TV series called "Aşk-ı Memnu" and made her film debut in "Bizim Aile" opposite Tarık Akan.
She got married with Turkish film director Yavuz Turgul and retired to acting. In the 2000s (decade) she came out of retirement to occasionally act in supporting roles. She is married with two children.
Esen is an avid fan of Beşiktaş J.K. and currently contributes as an online columnist to an online news website affiliated with the fans of the club.
Yasemin Yürük, is a Turkish singer who rose to fame as one of the members of the R group Hepsi. Her colour in which she appears in her music videos is usually purple.
Yasemin Yürük, often referred to as Yoshy by the other girls and fans, was born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1986, making her the youngest of the group. She is a huge cars fanatic and her love for cars has been shown also been shown within the first episode of the groups T.V show "Hepsi 1". She studied ballet at university and is still continues to study classic ballet at the same university along with other group member Cemre Kemer. She has a nose piercing and several tattoos.
Naz Elmas (born 16 June 1983) is a Turkish actress.
Naz Elmas born in İstanbul on 16 July 1983. Her mother is a teacher and father works in advertising. Her sister who is 8 years older is also an actress. In 2001, she graduated from Özel Kalamış Lisesi and went to Yeditepe University to study theatre. In 2004, she played a lead role in Andaç Haznedaroğlu's series Haziran Gecesi. In the same year, she made her film debut in the Cem Yılmaz film G.O.R.A..
Canan Ergüder(born İstanbul, July 15, 1977, dead-) is Turkish dramaturge and actress. She was born in İstanbul and she is 34. She graduated in Üsküdar Amerikan Lisesi. She lives in Ankara, because she playing in Behzat Ç. Bir Ankara Polisiyesi
Sevinç Erbulak (born October 20, 1975 in Istanbul) is a Turkish actress, who acted in Kiralık Konak, Aşk-ı Memnû and Derya Gülü. The daughter of Altan Erbulak and Füsun Erbulak, Sevinç is currently married to Dalin Midyat.
Sıla Şahin (born 3 December 1985 in Spandau, Berlin) is a Turkish-German actress, best known for her portrayal of Ayla Özgül in the German soap opera Gute Zeiten, schlechte Zeiten.
Şahin posed nude for the German edition of Playboy magazine in May, 2011, and became the first Turkish woman to appear on the cover of the magazine. The move upset some conservative members of her family. Muslim conservatives have also reacted negatively in threads and websites, while Muslim Indian-American writer Asra Nomani wrote of the relation of the Islamic term awrah to Şahin, and to other Muslim women including Nomani herself, concluding with an expression of hope in "finding a middle ground" between traditional and evolving mores.
In the interview published in the magazine, Şahin described her act as one of liberation and described it as a revolution akin to Che Guevara:
However, Florian Boitin, the editor in chief of German Playboy, claims Sıla Şahin is not a Muslim, saying, “Sila isn't Muslim. Her father doesn't belong to any [religion] and her mother is Christian. And the Playboy cover with Sila Sahin is not a religious statement.”
Şahin was born to an actor father and lives in Charlottenburg.
Yeşim Büber (born 18 August 1977) is a Turkish actress.
Yeşim Büber was born in Aydın in 1977. Her mother is a dressmaker and her father is a freelancer. After her primary schooling, her family moved to İzmir where they stayed for 1.5 years after which they moved to İstanbul. She joined Neşe Erberk agency and appeared in a number of advertisements. She studied acting at Can Gürzap's acting school.
Büber acted as title character in the series Zeynep and went on to act in 'Kırık Ayna', 'Nasıl Evde Kaldım', 'Çaylak', 'Yer Altında Dünya Var', Nasıl Evde Kaldım and Kaybolan Yıllar. She acted in the comedy film İnşaat (Under Construction) directed by Ömer Vargı, for which she won a Sadri Alışık award.
Ahu Türkpençe (born 2 January 1977) is a Turkish actress.
Ahu Türkpençe was born in Samsun on the Black Sea coast. She was interested in theatre and with the help of a close friend, she joined the cast of the Müjdat Gezen Arts Center. Doing do, she put her studies in Physics at Yıldız Technical University on hold. She had parts in the series Yedi Numara and Azad and gained fame for starring in Bir İstanbul Masalı. Türkpençe has also appeared in films such as Neredesin Firuze, Keloğlan Kara Prens'e Karşı, Dinle Neyden, Denizden Gelen and Kaybedenler Kulübü.
Yaprak Özdemiroğlu (born 14 August 1963) is a Turkish actress, and ballet dancer.
Daughter of Atilla Özdemiroğlu, a film score composer and arranger, Özdemiroğlu was born in Ankara, the Turkish capital. She studied ballet technique at Turkish State Conservatory. She started her career with theatre acting.
In 1981, she moved to Istanbul and started acting at local movies and TV series.
On 9 September 2011, it has been featured on various local papers that Özdemiroğlu and Cem Yılmaz, a prominent Turkish writer and stand-up comedian, have been seen together during the concert of Jamiroquai. Yılmaz denied the rumours.
Berrak Tüzünataç (born 2 November 1984 in Yalova) is a Turkish actress and model.
Berrak Tüzünataç moved to İstanbul in 1995 with her family and attended Koç School. In 2004, she began studying Business Administration at Istanbul University. She worked as a presenter on Number One TV. She joined a model agency and took acting lessons at the BKM workshop. Tüzünataç made her acting debut in Beyza'nın Kadınları.
Leyla Hazal Kaya (born 10 October 1990) is a Turkish actress.
Hazal Kaya was born in the city of Gaziantep on 10 October 1990. Kaya attended Italian High School in Istanbul, and graduated in 2012. She currently continues her studies in Istanbul. Her parents (both lawyers) divorced when she was 7 years old. She was introduced to the world of arts at a very young age, as a child she took ballet and violin lessons for 7 years. She also loves tango, and develops her skills. Her favorite football team is Besiktas. Hazal Kaya speaks Turkish (native language), fluently English and Italian (advanced) and French (advanced), and is learning her fourth language, German.
Her first role (2007) was in the TV series 'Genco' where she took one of the leading roles. In 2008, Kaya continues as one of the leading actresses by playing Nihal Ziyagil in a modern day adaptation of Halit Ziya Uşaklıgil's classic novel "Aşk-ı Memnu".
Currently Kaya is playing in TV series titled "Adını Feriha Koydum" as Feriha(2012). The series have one of the highest TV ratings in Turkey. She plays the role of a porter's daughter trapped between two lives; her dreams and desires.
Melisa Sözen (born 6 July 1985 in İstanbul) is a Turkish actress.
Melisa Sözen graduated in theatre from Pera Fine Arts College. She made her film debut in director Çağan Irmak's Bana Şans Dile and has gone to act in several other films such as Okul, O Şimdi Mahkum, Cenneti Beklerken, Eve Giden Yol 1914, Para=Dolar, Casus Kızlar and Av Mevsimi.
Özgü Namal (born 28 December 1978 in Üsküdar, İstanbul) is a Turkish actress. She become the most famous by debuting as Güllü (Serap) in Turkish TV series "Hanımın Çiftliği", very popular TV series in Turkey, as well as worldwide.
Özgü Namal starting acting as a child at the Masal Gerçek Theatre. She graduated in theatre from the State Conservatory of Istanbul University. She made her television debut in Affet Bizi Hocam and then appeared in the TV series Karete Can, Yeditepe İstanbul and in Kurtlar Vadisi as Elif Eylül.
Namal made her film debut in Sır Çocukları in 2002. Since then, she has appeared in several other films such as Anlat İstanbul, Büyü, Organize İşler, Polis, Beynelmilel and O... Çocukları. She was awarded the Golden Orange for Best Actress for her performance in Mutluluk in 2007. She played Güllü (Serap) in the series Hanımın Çiftliği
Pelin Batu (born 27 December 1978 in Ankara) is a Turkish actress and television personality.
Due to her father İnal Batu's occupation as a diplomat, she spent her childhood in many foreign countries including Pakistan, Czech Republic, France and the USA. She completed high school at Marymount School in New York and also pursued musical and theatre training at Mannes College of Music. After starting literature and philosophy at New York University, she switched her subject to history and completed it at Boğaziçi University. She made her film debut in Harem Suare in 1999 and has gone on to act with several more films and TV series.
Batu also hosted a show titled Tarihin Arka Odası (The back room of history) which aired on HaberTürk with Murat Bardakçı and Erhan Afyoncu. Interested in poetry from a young age, she has written, translated, and published many poems. Her first book of poetry "Glass" was published in 2003, followed by "The Book of Winds" in 2009.
She has also appeared on the Turkish TV program Yeni seyler soylemek lazim, a part of the TRT Haber channel on 25 December 2010, in which she read her poem of "Wind of black stones" herself from her book. Having written poems
Pelin Karahan (born October 6, 1984) is a Turkish actress. She attended Ari College Elementary School, then A section of the Ankara Gaziosmanpaşa Primary School, Secondary School in the Elementary School and Odemis at completed. She graduated from the Lyceum of Sokollu Mehmet Paşa. Also graduated at the Anadolu University of Tourism Enterprises. Was taken in Coca Cola Light, Carrefour advertisement.Aslı Zeybek, Kavak Yelleri are take part in a series. The series Kavak Yelleri are being broadcasted in Turkish TV channel Kanal D.
Hande Ataizi (born 2 September 1973 in Bursa) is a Turkish actress.
Hande Ataizi began acting professionally at Yıldız Kenter's Kenter Theatre. She won the Golden Orange for Best Actress in 1996 for her performance in İrfan Tözüm's Mum Kokulu Kadınlar (Candle Scented Women). Hande is an iconic figure in Turkish TV and cinema for having been one of the first female artists to excel during the early 1990s when the first private TV channels began experimenting with content.
Nehir Erdoğan (born June 16, 1980 in İzmir) is a Turkish actress.
In 2005 she became famous in both Turkey and Greece for starring in the TV mini series Yabancı Damat ('Foreign Groom'), concerning the problems (and especially the prejudices) encountered in an intercultural marriage between a Greek man (played by Özgür Çevik) and a Turkish girl.
She also starred in various Turkish movies, including Okul and Hababam Sınıfı Merhaba, and the mini- series Koçum Benim and Estağfurullah Yokuşu.
Her latest movie, Broken Angel (Meleğin Sırları), premiered in Istanbul and Izmir, and is currently in theatres throughout Turkey distributed by Warner Bros.
Tuba Büyüküstün (Turkish pronunciation: [tuˈbaː byˌjycysˈtyn]) (born on July 5, 1982, in Istanbul), Turkish serial and cinema actress.
Tuba Büyüküstün was born in Istanbul on July 5, 1982. She graduated from Doguş High School and studied Costume and Stage Design at Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts in Istanbul. When she was at university she started to act in commercials. After she met Tomris Giritlioğlu, she started acting.
The series Sultan Makamı which was shown at Channel D and directed by Aydın Bulut in 2003 was her first series and she acted in the last 4 episodes. Directed by Çagan Irmak, she aroused attention in the series Çemberimde Gül Oya. She played the role Zarife and it was shown at Channel D in 2004. In the same year she portrayed the character Gülizar in the same called television film and received an award for Best Actress at the Serbia and Montenegro International TV Festival Bar. Her final breakthrough was in the series Ihlamurlar Altında published in 2005 and directed by Aydın Bulut. She shared the leading role with Sinan Tuzcu and Bülent İnal. In the same year playing a Aysun in the movie My Father and My Son and was directed by Çagan Irmak. Playing a teacher
Yıldız Kaplan (born October 28, 1970, Bafra, Turkey) is a Turkish actress, fashion model and pop singer.
She was born in Bafra, Samsun Province in 1970. Although she is mainly a model and singer, she has also acted in a number of films and TV series.
Özge Özberk (born August 13, 1976) is a Turkish actress who has acted in many films, television series and plays.
Özge Özberk was born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1976. She studied theater at Istanbul University and Mujdat Gezen Arts Centre. Her most recent roles are in the films 'Mavi Gözlü Dev' and in a historical drama series called 'Kırık Kanatlar'.
Selma Ergeç (Turkish pronunciation: [selˈmaː eɾˈgetʃ]) (November 1, 1978.) is a Turkish-German actress, beauty pageant titleholder, model, designer, philologist, psychologist and doctor.
Born in Bochum, Germany, she studied medicine at Westfalia Wilhems Universitesy in Münster. She started modelling in 2000. She acted as Uğur Polat's wife in Sis ve Gece and as the teacher in Beş Vakit.
Şevval Sam (Turkish pronunciation: [ʃevˈvaɫ ˈsam]) is a Turkish singer and actress, daughter of Leman Sam who is also a singer.
She was born on November 11, 1973 in Istanbul.
Şevval Sam went to high school in İsov Yapı Meslek Lisesi and studied Fine Arts in the Graphic Design Department at Marmara University. She was married to footballer Metin Tekin between 1993 and 1999, and has a son from this marriage named Tarık Emir.
Songül Öden is a Turkish actress born on February 17, 1981 in the city of Diyarbakir Turkey. Commonly known as the title (ROSE OF TURKEY), she graduated from the Turkish Academy of Theatrical Arts. She is widely known in Turkey for her many theatrical roles. Songül was married to Canberk Uçucu, but they are now divorced. There is some speculation that the reason was Canberk Uçucu's jealousy of Songül and Kivanc Tatlitug's interactions on the set of "Gümüş". Songül Öden is Muslim.
Songül has been acting since 2001 when she did a TV mini-series entitled "Vasiyet". After that, she acted in two other TV Series, "Havada bulut," (2002) and "Gümüş" or "Noor" (2005-2007). She played the title role in the series "Gümüş" ("Silver") where she acted side by side with Kivanc Tatlitug. Her New series "Vazgeç Gönlüm" ("Abandoned Heart") was made in 2008.
Şenay Gürler (born 26 November 1966) is a Turkish actress.
Şenay Gürler graduated from Dokuz Eylül University's Fine Arts faculty. She performed at the İzmir Art Theatre and worked at TRT as a presenter. After working as a dubbing artist, she began acting in films and television. She is best known for playing Fatoş in the comedy series Avrupa Yakası.
Gürler was awarded the Best Supporting Actress award at the 28th SİYAD Awards for her performance in the film Korkuyorum Anne.
Derya Alabora Yücel is a Turkish actress.
She was born in Istanbul. She graduated from the theater department at the conservatory of Mimar Sinan University in 1982. She has won two Golden Orange awards for her roles in Masumiyet and Yengeç Sepeti.
Hülya Avşar (born 10 October 1963 in Edremit, Balıkesir) is a Turkish actress, talk show host, and pop folk singer.
She graduated from Ankara Cumhuriyet Lisesi and started swimming professionally for DSI. In 1982, she and her family moved to Istanbul. Avşar attended a beauty pageant organized by Bulvar magazine which she won. Later, the organization revoked her crown when it was discovered that she had been married for a brief period. In 1983, she debuted as an actress in the movie Haram. In the following years, she starred in over 70 films and won the best actress prize in the Moscow International Film Festival. In addition, she launched a singing career that saw a nation-wide concert tour, the release of 7 albums and 1 single to date.
In 2000, Avşar won the best female singer award by Kral TV. That year, she wrote for Günaydın newspaper as a columnist. Avşar is currently the editor of Hülya (a monthly magazine). She plays tennis on an amateur basis and won a championship in the TED 2001 tennis tournament.
Hülya Avşar is of Turkish descent on her mother's side and of Kurdish descent on her father's side.. In 1982 Avşar married Mehmet Tecirli, an engineering student; however, they
İdil Fırat (born 5 November 1972) is a Turkish actress.
İdil Fırat was born in Ankara on 5 November 1972. She graduated in theatre from Dokuz Eylül University's Conservatory. She worked at İzmir State Theatre, İzmir Child Theatre, Ankara Art Theatre and Dormen Theatre. Fırat has appeared in series such as Yüzleşme, Ayrılsak da Beraberiz, Aşk ve Gurur, 90-60-90, Deli Yürek and Köprü, and films such as Kolay Para, Gülüm, G.O.R.A, Münferit and Kaybedenler Kulübü.
Tuğçe Kazaz (born 26 August 1982) is a Turkish model and Miss Turkey 2001.
Tuğçe Kazaz was born in Edremit, Balıkesir Province. She was educated in International Relations at the Yeditepe University in Istanbul.
She acted as Arzu in the TV series "Kampüsistan". She played in the Greek movie Loafing and Camouflage: Sirens in the Aegean where she met her ex-husband, George Seitaridis. Before her marriage in September 2005, she converted to Orthodox Christianity to be of the same religion as her husband, an act that caused some negative reaction in her country. Later, she declared that she was a Muslim, Christian, Buddhist at the same time because she believed that all religions were the same. She also said about her change of religion "only God can judge me". After 3 years of marriage she ended up divorcing and came back to her homeland. Kazaz became a Muslim again. Tuğçe Kazaz made radical changes on her own life. She has left smoking, drinking and night life.
Cemre Kemer (born 1985 in Istanbul, Turkey) is a Turkish singer who rose to fame as one of the members of the pop group Hepsi. She, along with group member Gülçin, are considered the voice of the group taking on the lead vocals, most of the time. The colour in which the group where known for wearing in their music video's and concerts was blue, however she has recently seemed to adopted the colour yellow.
Cemre Kemer was born in 1985 in Istanbul. She studied ballet at Mimar Sinan Güzel Sanatlar University along with other group member Yasemin Yürük and continues to study classic ballet at the same university. She took singing and piano lessons as a child.
Kemer is known for making the rest of the group laugh and in their T.V series Hepsi 1 Kemer's character, based on herself, is often seen as a cleaning freak and a bossy character.
From Hepsi's third album-present Kemer's mother Sebnem Ozberk, has taken over the role of the groups manager. Kemer was also rumoured to have a romance with Turkish artist Kenan Dogulu, also Eurovision act for Turkey in 2007, however both have denied this.
Cemre Kemer is the one of the lead vocalist. Band member Gülçin commented on Kemers ability so
Türkan Şoray (born 28 June 1945 in Eyüp, Istanbul) is a Turkish film actress.
Türkan Şoray was born to a government official father, Halit Şoray and her mother, Meliha Şoray, was a housewife. She has one younger sister Nazan, who is also an actress in her own right but is nowhere near as famous as Türkan. After the birth of her younger sister, Türkan's parents divorced and the custody of the children was given to the mother. Türkan Şoray graduated from Fatih Kız Lisesi (Fatih Girls' High School) attending both the middle and intermediate grades. Whilst living in rented accommodation in Karagümrük neighborhood of Fatih district in Istanbul,with her mother and sister, she would not know that their landlords would be her link to stardom. The landlords were the parents of one of the first actresses of Turkish cinema, Emel Yıldız and it is with her that Türkan first set foot on a film set. After this, Türkan was ever closer to a contract with one of Turkey's top film studios in Yeşilçam.
She made her film debut in 1960 at just 15 years old with the film Aşk Rüzgarı(The Wind of Love). After the movie's success Türkan started to be advised by a Yeşilçam screenwriter, film director and
Nurgül Yeşilçay, née Gültekin, (March 26, 1976) is a Turkish stage and film actress.
Nurgül Yeşilçay was born in Afyonkarahisar, Turkey in 1976. She studied drama at the State Conservatoire of Anadolu University in Eskişehir. Since her graduation, she has performed several major roles for the stage, including Ophelia in Hamlet and Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire. Theatre aside, she shot to prominence as the lead in, among others, three record-breaking Turkish television dramas. She made her screen debut in 2001 in Semir Arslanyürek's feature Şellale, (The Waterfall).
She won the "Best Actress" award at the 45th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival.
Seyyal Taner (born September 28, 1952, in Şanlıurfa, Turkey) is a Turkish singer and actress. Although famed for her music, Taner started her career as an actress with appearances in around 40 films. Throughout her career, many of her songs have hit, such as "Son Verdim Kalbimin İşine", "Alladı Pulladı", "Şiirimin Dili", "Kırk Yıllık Kani", "Naciye", "Leyla", "Nanay", "Neler Oluyor", "Sen Çok Yaşa" and "Kalbimi Affettim". She has varied her musical style throughout her career, incorporating distinct elements of reggae, rock, new wave, folk, dance and funk into her music. Throughout her career spanning four decades so far she has faced to some challenges to do different things and not to repeat herself. To be more precise, she is a persona doing things without others' approval. She is a person who brought liveliness and innovation to Turkish music and a rebel who made rock music in Alaturca Gazino, Turkish style music hall. Therefore, when somebody mentions about her, the adjectives such as weird, alien, freak, crazy, brave, rebel are used. She stood out not only her voice and songs but also her extraordinary clothes. She is famous for leopard clothes. Besides, she is reckoned as
Yasemin Kozanoğlu (born 1978 in İstanbul) is a Turkish actress and model
Yasemin Kozanoğlu was born to businessman Ahmet Kozanoğlu and socialite Ahu Tuğbay. She studied at Eseniş High School and later did video production in England. She started modelling and became one of the most prominent models in Turkey. Kozanoğlu began her acting career, her most notable roles are as Duygu Güner in the TV series Avcı and in the films Çilekli Pasta, Romantik and Yeşil Işık.
Lale Yavaş (born 1978 in Zürich) is a Swiss and Turkish actress.
Born in 1978 in Zürich, she studied arts at the University of Bern. After finishing her studies, she landed roles in Alles wird gut, I was a Swiss banker, and Imbissness. In 2005, she received a lot of praise for her role in the film Zeit der Wünsche, and was subsequently rewarded with the Adolf Grimme Prize for best "new cinematic talent". In 2006, she acted in Der Letzte Zug with Gedeon Burkhard. Her latest role is in famous Luxembourgian director Andy Bausch's Deepfrozen opposite actor Peter Lohmeyer.
Since 2005, she has been playing a coroner in the German crime series Tatort produced by Saarländischer Rundfunk.
Zerrin Tekindor (born 5 August 1964 in Burhaniye) is a Turkish actress and painter. In 1985 she graduated from the Hacettepe University State Conservatory, School of Theater. In that year, she began to work at the Adana State Theatre as an intern. After two years she was charged with a duty in Ankara at the State Theatre and performed in numerous plays such as: Laundry, Ferhad and Sirin, A Noisy and Clamorous Story, Death, Istanbul Efendisi, The Last Great Lovers, The Window That Opens to the Sky, Deers Curst, From War to Peace, From Love to Quarrel, Love Kills, The Government Inspector, A Place in the Middle of the Earth. In 2003 she moved to Istanbul to work at the Istanbul State Theatre. In 2004 she performed in The Government Inspector (N. V. Gogol) as Anna Andreyevna. She won an Afife Theatre Award for Best Supporting Actress in Comedy.
Besides her theatre career, Zerrin Tekindor also studied painting as a special student at the Bilkent University School of Fine Arts between 1990-1994 in the Halil Akdeniz Workshop. Being an actress also shapes Zerrin Tekindor’s paintings. The heroes of many plays are settled on her canvas as Tekindor’s figures by using mixed technique. With
Merve Sevi (born 24 July 1987) is a Turkish actress, mostly known for her roles in Omuz Omuza, Hayat Bilgisi and most recently in Yalanci Yarim, a popular TV show where she rose to nationwide fame.
She was born in Istanbul and after completing high school, she chose to pursue a career in acting and enrolled in the Theater Studies program in Yeditepe University. However, she had to take a break from her education in 2006 when she joined the cast of Yalanci Yarim as Naz, the rich and spoiled girl who eventually falls in love with her driver. She was a prominent member of the show until the sudden death of co-star Barış Akarsu in a traffic accident in July 2007. In 2011, she started acting on TV series Izmir Cetesi . This led to the cancellation of the show, leading Sevi to land the part in Daglar Delisi, an upcoming show in the fall season.
Nur Sürer (b. 1954, Bursa) is a Turkish actress.
Her debut role was in Bereketli Topraklar Üzerinde, directed by Erden Kiral. She is known for her more politically themed roles, notably with regard to prison conditions and women's rights. So far, she has appeared in more than 40 films.
Aliye Rona, née Dilligil, (1921 - August 27, 1996) was a Turkish film actress starring in more than 130 movies, mostly of drama and romance genre, from 1947 until her death.
She was born in Daraa, Ottoman Empire (today southwestern Syria). After acting in theater, she transferred to cinema in 1947.
Aliye Rona, who was sister of Avni Dilligil, actor, screenwriter and film director, and had a marriage with the actor Zihni Rona, died on August 27, 1996 in Istanbul.
Başak Köklükaya (born 19 April 1974) is a Turkish actress. She has appeared in over 20 films and television shows since 1989. She starred in The Confession, which was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.
She studied at the Hacettepe University, Ankara State Conservatory and Bilkent University.
Zuhal Olcay (née İşanç)(born 10 August 1957 in Üsküdar, Istanbul, Turkey) is a famous Turkish actress and singer.
She started first as an actress in 1980's and became famous with films like "Amansız Yol", "Kurşun Ata Ata Biter", "Bir Avuç Gökyüzü", "Halkalı Köle" and "Dünden Sonra Yarından Önce". Later she started a successful singing career.
Aslı Tandoğan (born April 2, 1979 in Ankara) is a Turkish actress best known for starring as one of the main characters, Lamia, in the Turkish television series, Dudaktan Kalbe ("From the Lips to the Heart" ). She also co-starred in the movie Kabadayı as Karaca. Tandoğan graduated from Hacettepe University Music Conservatory.
Vildan Atasever (born 26 July 1981, Bursa) is a Turkish film, TV and theatrical actress.
Vildan Atasever was born in Bursa, Turkey in 1981. She started acting at the age of fifteen. Her first major part was in the sitcom Kadın İsterse where she played Hülya Avşar's daughter. She played Handan in the film İki Genç Kız (Two young girls) and won 2005 the Golden Orange award for best actress in the leading role. In 2006, she was nominated again for her performance in Kader, which won the Golden Orange for Best film.
Begüm Kütük (born 27 August 1980) is a Turkish actress and model.
Begüm Kütük was born and raised in İzmir. She attended Tevfik Fikret Fen High School and studied Business Administration at Anadolu University in Eskişehir where she also played in the volleyball team. She started working as a professional model and competed in "Best Model of Turkey" 2001 where she finished 2nd runner up. In 2002, she began her acting career with the lead role in the TV series Melek.
Recently, Kütük appeared in the films Gecenin Kanatları and Romantik Komedi.
Binnur Kaya (born 19 April 1972 in Elazig) is a Turkish actress.
Kaya graduated in theatre from Bilkent University in 1995. She went to İstanbul where she worked at the Ankara Sahnesi and Karatahta Child Theatres and then at the Bakırköy Municipal Theatre.
Through a friend she met at the Bakırköy Municipal Theatre, she made her television debut as Asiye on the Hülya Avşar Show. She joined the BKM troupe and appeared with them in series such as Bir Demet Tiyatro, Bekarlar ve Bana Bir Şeyhler Oluyor. Later, she appeared in the series Dış Kapının Mandalları directed by her close friend Engin Günaydın in 1998 and then in other series like Çarli ve Baba Evi. In 2003, she appeared in the film İnşaat directed by Ömer Vargı. Then she acted in the films Babam ve Oğlum, Küçük Kıyamet and Hayatımın Kadınısın. Between 2007-2008, she played Dilber and Şahika Koçarslanlı in the sitcom Avrupa Yakası.
Kaya received a lot of acclaim for her role in the 2009 film Vavien, winning several awards including the SİYAD award for Best Actress and the Yeşilçam award for Best Actress.
Dolunay Soysert (born 25 March 1973 in Adana) is a Turkish actress.
Dolunay Soysert graduated in Archeology and Art History from Istanbul University. After studying Theatre at Müjdat Gezen Art Center, she worked at the Istanbul City Theatre for four years. Additionally, she spent four years in the USA at the Sally Johnson Studio.
Soysert is married to actor Sinan Tuzcu.
Gamze Özçelik (born August 26, 1982 in Istanbul, Turkey) is a Turkish actress, model and TV hostess.
She studied at Maltepe Anatolian High School, and went on to graduate from Istanbul Bilgi University. She won the Elite Model look 1999. After this she ventured into acting. Gamze was also a co-host of the Turkish version of Popstars, Popstar 1 and afterwards Pop Idol, Turkstar.
Gülben Ergen (pronounced [ˈɟylben ˈeɾɡen]; born August 25, 1972) is a Turkish singer and occasional actress. She was born in Kadıköy, Istanbul, Turkey, and has acted in films and on television. Her most famous role is probably that of Melek in Dadı, the Turkish version of The Nanny. She was named Miss Cinema 1987 and later by the help of her famous friends such as Seren Serengil and Ibrahim Tatlises she started her singing career . During her career, Ergen has released six successful albums and became a top singer. Throughout her career, many of her songs have hit number one on the record charts, including "Abayı Yaktım", "Sade ve Sadece", "Arka Sokaklar", "Uçacaksın", "Kandıramazsın Beni", "Küt Küt", "Yalnızlık", "Lay La Lay Lalay", "Sürpriz" and "Giden Günlerim Oldu". Her nicknames include the "Queen of Arabesque-pop music".
She married Mustafa Erdoğan, the founder of Fire of Anatolia dance group, on September 5, 2004, and has had a son named Atlas Erdoğan, on January 18, 2007. She then had twin boys named Ares and Güney in 2009. Since marriage, she sometimes goes by Gülben Ergen Erdoğan.
She is one of the Turkish celebrities who is part of the social networking site Twitter. She
Melis Birkan (born 30 November 1981 in Eskişehir) is a Turkish actress.
She studied ballet and modern dance at the state conservatory of Mimar Sinan University. Recently she acted in Çağan Irmak's films Ulak and Issız Adam.
Meltem Cumbul (born November 5, 1970 in İzmir, Turkey) is a Turkish actress and TV personality.
At 21, Meltem graduated from university with a major in drama. She then worked as an actress for the Shakespeare Company in London. Taking on a career in television, she hosted the reality program Aşağı Yukarı (Turkish version of Goodson-Todman's Card Sharks) and the game show Nereden Başlasak. During this time, Meltem also played a number of supporting roles in movies, most notably Bay E and Böcek. In 1996, she starred in a Sahte Dünyalar, a popular soap opera. She released a single, which was named Seninleyim, which is the Turkish version of Where Are You? by Imaani, in 1998.
Meltem was given her own show The Meltem Cumbul Show, a year later. She did leading parts in the movies Karışık Pizza, Geboren in Absurdistan and the musical Anlat Şehrazat Anlat. Meltem acted in the popular TV series Biz size aşık olduk, Beşik Kertmesi and Gurbet Kadını. Most importantly, she starred in the extremely popular Yılan Hikayesi, which is to date the highest rated program ever in the history of Turkish television.
Meltem's role in the movie Abdülhamit Düşerken won her the Golden Orange Prize at the
Zeynep Tokuş (born 1977 in Ankara) is a Turkish actress and former beauty pageant winner. Recently, she won the title of the TV show Turkish version of Dancing on Ice.
Tokuş was educated in graphic design at the Bilkent University in Ankara.
In 1998, she became the winner of the beauty contest of the newspaper Star, and received thereupon a role in the movie Deli Yürek.
In 2001, Tokuş was awarded the "Best Actress" for her role in the movie Yazgı.
On March 11, 2007, she won the title and a prize of TRY 100,000 in the Show TV show Buzda Dans (Dancing on Ice), after competing ten weeks. Her partner was the American figure skater Robert Beauchamp, a former Holiday On Ice performer.
She is married to her second husband Alp Nuhoğlu, a gynaecologist. Zeynep Tokuş gave birth to her son Alp on December 5, 2001 in Canada.