Maali Abdullah El Miniawy, known as Maali Zayed, was born on November 5, 1953 and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts, and she is from an artistic family.
Her mother is the artist Amal Zayed, her aunt is the artist Jamalat Zayed and her uncle is the scriptwriter Mohsen Zayed, who is one of the husbands of the artist Sawsan Badr and the cousin of the artist Maali Zayed is the great artist Hani Shaker.
The first films in which the great artist, Maali Zayed, participated in, was the movie “I lost my life, my son”, at the age of 21, and the movie starring Mahmoud Abdel Aziz and directed by Raafat Al-Mihi. years and then they divorced.
As for her second marriage, it was with a doctor she met while she was undergoing surgery, and while she was filming a hot scene in the movie Abu Al-Dahab with Mamdouh Wafi, her husband, the doctor, came to visit her in the studio and found her in the arms of Mamdouh Wafi.
And when that doctor saw his wife, the artist, Maali Zayed, in the arms of the artist, Wafi, he took her home and a big quarrel broke out between them.
The film crew waited six months for Ma’ali Zayed’s hair to grow again, to finish shooting the rest of the film’s scenes, and when her hair grew late, she had to use a wig to be able to complete the movie.
Some described the hot scene that brought together His Excellency Zayed and Mamdouh Wafi, that it was not an act but a reality, which made her husband angry and beat her, then shaved her hair and divorced her.
In turn, the Egyptian actress, Maali Zayed, commented, in one of her press statements about the scene, sarcastic, “This is not acting.”
Pointing to what happened to her as a result of that hot scene of suffering, she began to be assaulted by her husband and then his separation from him, and the attack she was subjected to from the media as a result of her acting in the scenes of the movie Abu Al-Dahab.
The farm is the source of livelihood
On the other hand, with His Excellency Zayed away from the spotlight, the “farm” was the source of her livelihood, as confirmed by her friend, the artist Hala Sedky, who lives next to her, where she was raising livestock, but in the recent period she felt a desire to sell the farm.
As for her staying away from acting, Hala made it clear that it happens with her entire generation and not just with His Excellency, especially since it is a stage in which you must accept that there will be a new generation that appears, and you have to either accept the matter or retire as some did, but it was difficult for His Excellency. Zayed did not accept him.
Especially since some people dealt with senior stars with “contempt”, according to Hala Sedky’s description. She indicated that she refused a role in the series “The Women’s Prison”, which was shown in one of the dramatic races in the month of Ramadan, and her last appearance was through the series “Hot Wave”. .
Before her death, she felt pain in her chest, so she called the artist, Hala Sidqi, who took her to a hospital, and there the doctor told her that she had breast cancer and that her condition was very late. Indeed, she passed away on November 10, 2014 at the age of 61.