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    Songül Öden

    Songül Öden

    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.
    9.55
    4.917 votes
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    Cansu Dere

    Cansu Dere (Turkish pronunciation: [dʒanˈsu deˈɾe]) (born on October 24, 1980 in Ankara) is a Turkish film actress, beauty pageant contestant, and model. Her Family are Greek immigrants. She received her primary and secondary education in Izmir and graduated from the department of Archaeology at İstanbul University. She starred in TV and movies beginning in 2004. Between 2006-2008 she had a leading role as the character Bozo in the Sıla series by Mehmet Akif Alakurt. She then starred with Kenan İmirzalıoğlu, in the film "the Last Ottoman Yandim Ali". In 2009, she was in the TV series 'Bitter Love'. As of 2011 she was appearing in the TV series Ezel. Emrah Güler, in a review of Bitter Love for Hürriyet Daily News described her as "beautiful,but annoying".
    6.58
    857 votes
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    Mehmet Günsür

    Mehmet Günsür

    Mehmet Günsür (Turkish pronunciation: [mehˈmet ɟynˈsyɾ]) (born 8 May 1975, Istanbul, Turkey) is a Turkish actor. Günsür worked first as a barman and then as a model before becoming an actor. He graduated from Italian High School. Since his debut, he has acted in Turkish, Italian, and some American films. His best known roles are in the films O Şimdi Asker, Anlat İstanbul, and Hamam. His awards include Most Promising Actor at the 1998 Ankara International Film Festival for Hamam and the only Special Jury Award given in 2003 by the Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival for his performance in O Şimdi Asker. Mehmet Günsür is married to Italian documentary director Katerina Mongio. The couple has two children named Ali and Maya.
    8.08
    393 votes
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    Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ

    Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ

    Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ (Turkish pronunciation: [kɯvantʃ tatɫɯtuː]; born October 27, 1983) is a Turkish actor and model. Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ was born in Adana in southern Turkey. He has four siblings. The name Kıvanç means "pride" in Turkish and Tatlıtuğ is a portmanteau of the Turkish words tatlı (meaning "sweet") and tuğ (the tail of a horse). Although there has been speculation in the former Yugoslav media that he might have a possible Bosnian ancestry, Tatlıtuğ has denied these claims saying he was born and bred in Adana and his family had been in bakery business in this city for more than hundred years. He was sent to Yenice Çağ Private High School by his family where he excelled in basketball. Due to his father's illness, Tatlıtuğ and his family moved to Istanbul so his father could get the proper treatment. In Istanbul, he joined Fenerbahçe Ülker sports club as an amateur basketball player. Kıvanç hosted some pageants and shows. A turning point in Tatlıtuğ's career was when he starred in Gümüş as the character Mehmet Şadoğlu. He acted in the comedy movie "Amerikalılar Karadeniz'de 2" which was directed by Kartal Tibet. He has also starred in other shows such as "Menekşe ile Halil"
    8.23
    384 votes
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    Selma Ergeç

    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.
    7.95
    382 votes
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    Kenan İmirzalıoğlu

    Kenan İmirzalıoğlu

    Kenan İmirzalıoğlu (Turkish pronunciation: [keˈnan iˈmirzalɯˌoːɫu], born 18 June 1974) is a Turkish actor. Kenan İmirzalıoğlu was born as the youngest of three children to Mustafa and Yıldız İmirzalıoğlu in the village of Üçem in Balâ, Ankara Province. At age 12, he moved to the city of Ankara for his middle studies. He graduated in Mathematics from Yıldız Technical University. He won the Best Model Of Turkey in 1997 along with Deniz Akkaya. He caught the eye of director Osman Sınav who cast him in the TV series Deli Yürek (Crazy Heart). He also starred in its spinoff film Deli Yürek: Bumerang Cehennemi (Crazy Heart: Boomerang Hell). He then acted in Alacakaranlık (Dusk) written and directed by Uğur Yücel and Yazı Tura (Toss up) which featured the same cast. In 2005, İmirzalıoğlu played the lead role in Osman Sınav's Aci Hayat (Bitter Life) based on the 1962 film of the same name. He followed that by lead roles in the action films Son Osmanlı Yandım Ali (The Last Ottoman: Knockout Ali) and Kabadayı (For Love and Honor). He returned to television in 2009 with the series Ezel and also starred in the action film Ejder Kapanı (Dragon Trap) directed by Uğur Yücel.
    7.96
    368 votes
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    7.99
    363 votes
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    7.63
    347 votes
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    Selen Soyder

    Selen Soyder

    Mükerrem Selen Soyder, born in Alsancak, İzmir, Turkey on December 26, 1986, is a Turkish model and Miss Turkey 2007, who represented her country in the 57th Miss World 2007 in Sanya, China. A graduate of Selma Yiğitalp High School in Izmir, Selen is a professional model who is also a university student. She studies public relations and is interested in history, photography, and writing. She is now an actress and plays Toprak in the twin serials Lale Devri and Yer Gök Aşk.
    7.62
    347 votes
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    Sedef Avcı

    Sedef Avci (born 22 January 1982 ) is a Turkish model and actress. She won Elite Model Look Turkey in 1997. She represented Turkey at Miss Universe contestant in 2001. She is married to model and actor Kıvanç Kasabalı. She starred with Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ in the Turkish televesion series Menekşe İle Halil. She is also known for playing Bahar in the Turkish television series Ezel. Now she is playing in a series called Mazi Kalbimde Yaradır. Some fans also say she looks like the actress Özlem Yılmaz.
    7.56
    333 votes
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    Gülşen

    Gülşen Bayraktar (pronounced [ɟylˈʃen bajɾakˈtaɾ], often known simply as Gülşen) is a Turkish pop singer. She registered increasing fame following the release of four albums and an image based on her sex-appeal. Her present image comes after the more conservative looks she had adopted during her earlier albums. Gülşen was born on 29 May 1976 in Istanbul. She did her studies in her Istanbul quarter of Şehremini and in the Turkish Classical Music Department of Istanbul Technical University. Her first album, Be Adam (O man!) which was released in 1995, gave Gülşen a good debut in Turkey's music world, and her second album, Erkeksen (If you are a man), came three years afterwards in 1998. Following another interval of three years, the album Şimdi (Now), released in 2001 was released. This did not attain the popularity she had hoped. The relative failure of this album could be attributed to the image she presented on her 2004 album Of…Of…. The music video for the main title Sarışınım (My blonde), in which she was barely covered with blurred spots on a few parts of her slim body, was judged as obscene by the state watchdog for TV broadcasts, RTÜK (High Board for Radio and TV), and a
    7.92
    252 votes
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    8.17
    232 votes
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    Ceren Alkaç

    Ceren Alkaç is an Australian and Turkish former fashion model married to Jason Lee. Alkaç gave birth to a daughter. On November 24, 2008, Lee's publicist announced that the couple had secretly wed in California in July 2008. It is believed she was a resident of the Prestigious Austin College, UNE Armidale from the years 1998-2002. Whilst at Austin College she held the extremely important postions of ACC Events Officer and Arts Senior. In 2001 she was the lead in the winning performance 'Mike Hunt' to win the SFK intercollege competition for Austin College, UNE.
    7.92
    225 votes
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    Aydan Şener

    Aydan Şener (born 1 March 1963) is a Turkish film and television actress of Tatar descent, former model, Miss Turkey 1981 and a beauty contestant in Miss World 1981. She was born in Kilis, a town in the Gaziantep district of Turkey, in 1963. She moved to Bursa in her early childhood along with her family. She completed her secondary and high school education in Bursa. She was elected Miss Turkey in 1981 and represented Turkey at the Miss World beauty pageant in the same year. Having worked as a model for a short while, she started her acting career with the TV series "Küçük Ağa" in 1983.
    8.86
    208 votes
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    Berrak Tüzünataç

    Berrak Tüzünataç

    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.
    7.57
    228 votes
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    Sinem Kobal

    Sinem Kobal (born 14 August 1987) is a Turkish television and film actress. She started her acting career in a sitcom, Dadi as Dilara Giritli. She has starred in many other films such as Okul, Ayakta Kal, Selena, Lise Defteri, Dunyayi Kurtaran Adam and Nefes Nefes'e. She will star in Romantik Komedi which is due to be released in February 2010. She has appeared in many television advertisements in Turkey, including Gencturkcell and Bingo. She has been dating the captain of the Turkish football team Galatasaray, Arda Turan, since August 2009. They got engaged in January 2010.
    4.77
    280 votes
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    8.00
    186 votes
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    Ayşe Hatun Önal

    Ayşe Hatun Önal, (born July 29, 1978 in Adana) is a Turkish model, actress, singer and Miss Turkey 1999 who represented her country in the 49th Miss World 1999 in London, England. She graduated from Adana Borsa High School in Adana, Ayşe was a professional model while she was a university student. She studied Public relations at Anadolu University in Eskişehir but left after second class. She participated in the Miss Turkey contest in 1999, and won the title. The same year in July, she represented her country at the Miss World 1999. Since 2004, she successfully played in a number of films, mini television series and commercials. She is interested in music and listens Sezen Aksu, Sertab Erener, U2, Madonna, Depeche Mode and Prince.
    7.67
    184 votes
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    Didem Erol

    Didem Erol, (born Sydney, Australia, on 1 October 1975) is an Australian actress.
    7.57
    180 votes
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    Demet Akalın

    Demet Akalın

    Demet Akalın (23 April 1972 in Gölcük, Kocaeli) is a famous Turkish pop singer, former model and actress. Akalın studied at Gölcük Barbaros Hayrettin Lisesi and initially wanted to become a journalist or a teacher. She won the 'Miss Mayo' beauty competition organized by Yaşar Alptekin. She joined Neşe Erberk Modeling Agency and worked as a professional model for six years. During this period, she also acted as the female lead in the movies 'Sensiz Olmaz' and 'Tele Anahtar'. In 1996 she started her music career with the song "Sebebim" (My Reason). Her album Unuttum (I've Forgotten) which released in 1997, can be called as her debut album, with this album she has returned active music career which she had break 2000. In 2004, she released her third studio album Banane (I Don't Care), and the album's debut single "Bittim" (I'm Done) made her a famous popstar. Since 2004 she released hits such as, "Aşkın Açamadığı Kapı" (The Door that Love Couldn't Open), "Banane" (None of your business), "Vuracak" (It's Gonna Hit), "Afedersin" (Sorry), "Herkes Hak Ettiği Gibi Yaşıyor" (Everybody Lives the Way They Deserve), "Alçak" (Ignoble), "Tatil" (Holiday), "Mucize" (Miracle), "Tecrübe"
    7.37
    165 votes
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    Yıldız Kaplan

    Yıldız Kaplan

    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.
    7.22
    143 votes
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    Hazal Kaya

    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.
    3.74
    191 votes
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    Neşe Erberk

    Neşe Erberk (born October 14, 1964) is a Turkish businesswoman, a former fashion model, beauty contestant and Miss Europe 1984. She was born on October 14, 1964, in İstanbul, Turkey. She completed her education at Robert College and Bosphorus University. After winning the title of Miss Turkey 1983, aypi ajans represented her country the next year at the Miss Europe beauty contest held in Bad Gastein, Austria, and was crowned Miss Europe. She became the fourth Turkish beauty queen to do so, following Günseli Başar, Filiz Vural and Nazlı Deniz Kuruoğlu. Neşe began her career as a model during her high school years and continued after her participation at beauty pageants. In 1987, she founded her own model and casting agency, which grew to one of the biggest today. In 2002 she founded her first preschool which grew into 17 schools including franchises all around Turkey. She is the mother of female triplets - Alin, Selin and Lara, born in 1999.
    7.17
    109 votes
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    7.32
    95 votes
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    Gamze Özçelik

    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.
    7.11
    95 votes
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    Yasemin Kozanoğlu

    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.
    7.10
    87 votes
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    Deniz Akkaya

    Deniz Akkaya (born 3rd August 1977) is a Turkish model and actress. Akkaya was born on 3 August 1977 in İstanbul, Turkey and moved to Mersin and then to Ankara with her family. She studied American philology at Istanbul University. In 1997 she won the Best Model of the World contest and decided to embark on a professional modelling career. She is also an actress, and an editor for a fashion magazine. She has acted in "Vizontele Tuuba", "Okul", "Metro Palas", "Şarkılar Seni Söyler" and "Yeşil Işık". Deniz has a daughter named Ayse.
    6.66
    82 votes
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    7.97
    64 votes
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    6.55
    62 votes
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    Demet Şener

    Demet Şener Kutluay (born 11 April 1977) is a Turkish actress and former model who was Miss Turkey 1995. She is married to national basketball player İbrahim Kutluay and they have two children. Demet Şener was born youngest of three children on 11 April 1977 in İstanbul. She studied at Nişantaşı Kız Lisesi and began modeling in 1994. In 1995, she won the Miss Turkey pageant and competed in the Miss World pageant. She presented the shows Vip Suare and Şans Direksiyonu, and acted in the series Bir Demet Tiyatro and Böyle mi Olacaktı. In 1999, she acted in the comedy film Kahpe Bizans directed by Gani Müjde and in the same year, she acted in the film Asansör directed by Mustafa Altıoklar. In 2000, she acted in the film Hemşo.
    5.76
    59 votes
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    Tolgahan Sayışman

    Tolgahan Sayışman (pronounced [ˈsajɯʃman]; born December 17, 1981) is a Turkish model, television host, and actor. He graduated from Kadıköy İntaş High School and Department of Administration of the Dogus University. He is known for his modeling work as the winner of Manhunt International 2005, held in Busan, South Korea and hosted the Best Model Of the World 2004. As an actor, he has had roles in the TV series Esir Kalpler, Macolar and Dicle. Currently Sayisman is starring in the TV series Elveda Rumeli, one of the most popular TV series in Turkey, which have a lot of prizes like İsmail Dümbüllü en iyi TV dizisi ödülü 2008. Also he starred in the cinema film Aşk Tutulması with Fahriye Evcen. In 2009 he acted in the Turkish film Aşk Geliyorum Demez with Bergüzar Korel. Both were directed by Murat Şeker. He now plays Çınar Ilgaz in the Fox serial Lale Devri. He stands 1.87 m tall. His favorite sport is football and he is a fan of the Turkish football club Fenerbahçe.
    7.78
    37 votes
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    8.64
    33 votes
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    Ceyda Ateş

    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
    4.79
    53 votes
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    Buğra Gülsoy

    Buğra Gülsoy (born February 22, 1982) is a Turkish actor, architect, director, graphic designer and photographer. He completed his primary, secondary and high school education in Ankara. He gained his first stage experience, when he was 13. He graduated from the Eastern Mediterranean University, Faculty of Architecture. During the time he was in Cyprus, he played different type of characters at Cyprus National Theatre. He is a short film director. His films are; Trio, Heteretopia, Human Trilogy, Upside Down, The Wound of Pomegranate and Happy End. He is one of the founders of Cyprus Film Association. He is the director of the Cyprus International Short Film Festival. His acting career began in "Open Theatre N.C" (2002). In 2008, Gülsoy began a role in the series Hepimiz Birimiz İçin as Nazım. In 2009, he appeared in the film Güneşi Gördüm. In 2009, Gülsoy was cast in the drama series Unutulmaz as Tolga. In 2010, Gülsoy played the role of Vural Namli in Fatmagül'ün Suçu Ne. Gülsoy appeared in one more 2010 movie, Shadows and Faces. Now he is cast in the series Kuzey Güney as Güney. Gülsoy had dated Miss Turkey 2007 Selen Soyder but they'd broken up. Then he dated actress Burcu Kara
    7.71
    31 votes
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    Gizem Karaca

    Gizem Karaca (born 9 July 1992) is a Turkish model who represented her country at the 2011 Miss World pageant. Gizem is a student at the faculty of social sciences at Istanbul University. Besides her mother tongue, she can speak English and French. She stands at 170 cm tall and weighs 53 kg. She competed at the Miss Turkey pageant held on June 2, 2011 at TIM Show Centre and finished second overall, which selected her as Turkey's representative for Miss World.
    4.50
    44 votes
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    Azra Akın

    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
    8.18
    17 votes
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    Doğa Bekleriz

    Doğa Bekleriz (born 28 November 1977, Istanbul) is a Turkish model, actress and TV presenter. She recently also started a singing career with a group named Adrenalin formed with two other Turkish models, Gizem Özdilli and Nigar Talibova, with whom she also opened a cafe named "Models in the chic" which is located in the Ortaköy quarter of Istanbul. She made her first public appearances in 1996 and 1998 where she took part in two successive modelling competitions, organized by the Star TV and ATV TV channels respectively. She rapidly attained fame with a part she took in a Çelik Erişçi video clip, and since early 2005, has been modelling for prominent brand-names in Turkey. She also played noticed supporting roles in several TV series.
    5.38
    24 votes
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    Leyla Tuğutlu

    Leyla Tuğutlu

    Leyla Lydia Tuğutlu (born in Berlin, 1989) is a beauty pageant contestant who represented Turkey in Miss World 2008 in South Africa.
    8.54
    13 votes
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    Asuman Krause

    Asuman Krause is a German-born former model and singer of mixed Turkish (Circassian) and German-Dutch descent. Krause grew up in Germany until the end of middle school. Afterwards she decided to stay with her mother in Turkey. She then became a model and in March 1998 she won the Miss Turkey beauty pageant and then went on to represent Turkey at Miss Universe, winning the Congeniality award. Giving up her modelling career in favour of a career as a singer in 2006, she released her debut album, Çok Yalnızım (English: I'm very lonely), with the Turkish record company Seyhan Müzik. It received some radio airplay and was compared with the likes of Burcu Güneş and Emel Müftüoğlu. She released her second album, Kukla (English: Puppet), this time with another record company, Üçüncügöz Müzik, in 2008. This was met with more success than her previous album, and the first single from that album, also called Kukla reached the 10th position on the Turkish Billboard Charts. She is hosting Turkish version of Wipeout. and Deal or No Deal (Var Misin Yok Musun}.
    7.42
    12 votes
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    7.80
    10 votes
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    Bergüzar Korel

    Bergüzer Korel (Turkish pronunciation: [beɾɟyˈzaːɾ koˈrel]) (born 2 September 1982 in Istanbul, Turkey) is a Turkish actress. She spent her childhood in the town of Ulus. She attended Yildiz College and later studied at Mimar Sinan University. Korel made her debut as Leyla in Valley of the Wolves: Iraq. She came to wide attention after starring as Şehrazat Evliyaoğlu in Binbir Gece, a Turkish television series which was popular not just in Turkey itself but also in some Eastern European countries. Both of her parents were also actors. She has an older sister, Zaynep who is married and lived for several years in the USA. In 2009 she married fellow actor Halit Ergenç whom she had met while shooting Binbir Gece. The couple welcomed their first child, a baby boy named Ali, in February 2010.She played in another movie with her husband , the role name was Monica Tereza
    7.36
    11 votes
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    8.57
    7 votes
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    Sıla Şahin

    Sıla Şahin

    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.
    7.63
    8 votes
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    Burcu Esmersoy

    Kamile Burcu Esmersoy (born 2 October 1976) is a Turkish anchorwoman, journalist, occasional actress and beauty pageant contestant who represented her nation at Miss International. Esmersoy was born in İstanbul and has some Circassian ancestry. After finishing her secondary studies at Beşiktaş Lisesi, she went to Istanbul University to study Tourism Management. After graduating, she studied Hospitality, Tourism and Sports Management at New York University. After achieving 4th place at the 1997 Miss Turkey contest, she represented Turkey at the Miss International beauty pageant the same year in Japan. She began her broadcasting career on a children's program aired on Kanal D and joined CNN Türk’s Sports News in 2000 and worked there until 2005 as sport presenter and co-ordinator as well as a foreign news editor. In 2006, she joined NTV and started presenting the Spor Servisi program. She competed in Acun Ilıcalı's Yok Böyle Dans reality dance competition. She married Ferrari's advertising director Massimo Cusimano at the Turkish consulate in Paris in 2005 and they divorced in 2008.
    2.52
    33 votes
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    2.50
    32 votes
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    Alp Kırşan

    Alp Kırşan (born 3 November 1979 in Beşiktaş, Istanbul) is a Turkish actor. Kırşan began as a professional model and was chosen as 'Best Model of Turkey' in 2002. He hosted a program Sabah Şekerleri with Özlem Yıldız. He began his acting with a play Oyunun Oyunu at the Yasemin Yalçın Theatre. Kırşan became well known for his role as Yiğit in the sitcom Çat Kapı and has since acted in several films and TV series, usually in comedic roles.
    7.14
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    Aysun Kayacı

    Aysun Kayacı

    Aysun Kayacı (born March 21, 1981 in Istanbul, Turkey) is a former Turkish model, current actress and presenter. Aysun Kayacı started her career at the age 15, when she appeared as receptionist hostess in commercial fairs and exhibitions stands. She was focused on modelling until 2005. She received the MGD national award in 2004 as "best Turkish model". As of 2005, she also started accepting roles in films and TV serials. She played in the feature film Kısık Ateşte 15 Dakika ("15 Minutes On Low Heat") in 2006, and she appeared in the TV series Zehirli Çiçek ("Poisonous Flower"), Doktorlar ("The Doctors") and Sessiz Gemiler ("Silent ships"), respectively in 2005, 2006 and 2007. Aysun Kayacı's modelling breakthrough came especially with a Pepsi Cola commercial shot in 2007, revolutionary in Turkey by reason of its message charged with eroticism – later toned down – and with its final moments picturing a cast of thousands. The advert's mini-play commences with a nerdy young Turkish male opening his refrigerator to find two cold cans of Pepsi Max. He retrieves them both and tosses one to his equally nerdy young male roommate. First young male pops the top of his can, lifts it to his
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    Tuğçe Kazaz

    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.
    5.00
    9 votes
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    Simge Tertemiz

    Simge Tertemiz (born 10 January 1988) is a Turkish model, actress and television hostess. Born in the city of İskenderun in southeastern Turkey and is one of 3 children. She studied at Yahya Kemal Beyatlı Primary School and Nuri Cıngıllıoğlu High School. At the moment she is studying Economics and Industry Relations at Anadolu University (Eskişehir). She was the winner at the 2002 "Best Model of Turkey" and fourth at 2004 "Best Model of The World" modeling pageats. She hs acted as Gamze in the "Çılgın Dersane" movies She also acted in "Mert İle Gert" on TRT 1 (Turkish national network). She was voted as the sexiest woman in Turkey of 2011 by Boxer Magazine, the country's most widely read men's magazine.
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    Özge Ulusoy

    Özge Ulusoy (born October 28, 1982, Ankara) is a Turkish model, retired ballet dancer (who holds the prima ballerina assoluta title given by l'École supérieure de ballet), and occasional film actress from Izmir. She is best known for her appearance in the popular TV-series Arka Sokaklar in 2008 and 2009. As a model, she walked the runways for Hussein Chalayan, Mavi Jeans, Mudo, Hervé Léger, Balenciaga, Eva Gronbach, Guy Laroche, Emanuel Ungaro, Christian Dior, Marks & Spencer, Harvey Nichols and Mango. She held the first runner-up title for the annual beauty pageant Miss Turkey in 2003. In 2002, Ulusoy finished third in Elite Model Management's "Elite Model Look" competition, took second place the following year in the "Miss Turkey" competition, and won the Miss Turkey Universe 2003 title before signing with "Uğurkan Erez Model Management" in Istanbul. Since her debut, Ulusoy has been the face of a variety of advertising campaigns in Turkey. Özge Ulusoy was born on October 28, 1982, in Ankara City, the youngest child of Turkish Haydar Ulusoy, a retired chief military justice of Turkish Armed Forces, and Armağan (née ?), a former mayor of Metropolitan Municipality of Sincan district
    2.15
    26 votes
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    Tuba Ünsal

    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.
    1.67
    33 votes
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    Erol Sander

    Erol Sander (born November 9, 1968 as Urçun Salihoğlu) is a Turkish-German actor. He married in 2000 to the Frenchwoman Caroline Godet who is the niece of director Oliver Stone.
    5.40
    5 votes
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    Keriman Halis Ece

    Keriman Halis Ece (February 16, 1913 – January 28, 2012) was a Turkish beauty contestant, pianist and fashion model, who became Miss Turkey 1932. She was also crowned as the winner at International Pageant of Pulchritude in Spa, Belgium. She was born in Istanbul, Ottoman Empire (now Turkey) as one of the six children of a merchant, Tevfik Halis Bey, in 1913. Her uncle was a renowned operatta composer Muhlis Sabahattin Ezgi and her aunt a well-known musician and composer Neveser Kökdeş. Her brother is one of the former presidents of the Turkish sports club Galatasaray S.K., Turgan Ece. She was fluent in French and Turkish. She participated 1932 in the Miss Turkey beauty pageant that started only in 1929 and was promoted by the newspaper Cumhuriyet. She was elected the most beautiful Turkish woman in the contest held on July 2, 1932 in İstanbul among eight candidates. Keriman Halis was sent then to the International Pageant of Pulchritude contest held in Spa, Belgium to represent Turkey. On July 31, 1932, she was crowned as the winner among competitors from 27 countries, achieving Turkey’s first title at an international beauty contest after three years only of its existence and less
    5.40
    5 votes
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    Nebahat Çehre

    Nebahat Çehre

    Nebahat Çehre (Turkish pronunciation: [neba'hat tʃeh'ɾe]) (born March 15, 1944), is a Turkish actress. Nebahat Çehre was born as Hilal Nebahat Çehre on 15 March, 1944, in Samsun, a city off the Black Sea in northern Turkey. Çehre is of Georgian origin from her father's side, Izzet Çehre, who was a lawyer, and her mother, Müzeyyen, was a housewife. After her father died of a fatal heart attack, Çehre, along with her family, moved from Samsun to Turkey's largest city, Istanbul, when Çehre was five years old. After relocating to Istanbul, Çehre's widowed mother Müzeyyen married a second time to a judge, and after having divorced in 1956, married a third time to a newspaperman named Cahit Poyraz within the 1960's. While recalling her childhood in much later interviews, Çehre had described herself as having been an extremely shy and easily embarrassed and startled little girl. Çehre also stated that she had been affected by the early death and absence of her father when she was still extremely young, and that she found it difficult to accept her mother's remarriages. Çehre would grow up to graduate from Fatih Kız Ortaokulu and Fatih Akşam Kız Sanat Okulu. Çehre grew as the eldest child
    5.40
    5 votes
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    5.67
    3 votes
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    Begüm Kütük

    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.
    5.50
    2 votes
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    5.50
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    Çağla Kubat

    Çağla Kubat

    Çağla Kubat (Turkish pronunciation: [ˈtʃaːɫa kuˈbat]) (born 16 November 1979) is a Turkish model, actress and windsurfer who is member of Fenerbahçe sailing & windsurfing team. She is 5 feet 10¾ (1.80m) tall. She was born in İzmir. She graduated from Italian High School of Istanbul and Istanbul Technical University with a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering. She is the first runner-up for the Miss Turkey 2002 beauty pageant and represented Turkey at Miss Universe 2002. Çağla is also a champion windsurfer, having won the IFCA windsurfing European Slalom Championship in 2005, in Alaçatı, and hopes to make the Turkish national team for the next Olympic games. In 2006, in her first PWA (Professional Windsurfers Association) event, she placed 6th in IFCA Slalom World Championship. She further starred in successful leading female roles in two Turkish TV series to date. These are Sağır Oda ("The deaf room") in 2006 and Kuzey Rüzgarı ("The northern wind") with Kadir İnanır and Oktay Kaynarca this year. Çağla Kubat's pastimes besides windsurfing are snowboarding, wakeboarding, rollerblading, horseback riding and scuba diving and playing tennis. She speaks Turkish (native), English
    1.39
    33 votes
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    3.83
    6 votes
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    Tuğba Altıntop

    Tuba Altᅣᄆntop is a Turkish model. She was married to Rafet El Roman, but divorced him after she learnt that he cheated on her for the second time. They are both arguing over who gets to keep their 2 daughters, but the court will make the decision. Currently she is working as a model in her home country. Altintop, TubaAltintop, Tuba
    1.29
    21 votes
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