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Movie Poster -- 'Nilüfer, Orman Çiçeği' (Lily, The Jungle Flower - 1960) with Cavidan Dora as Nilüfer (Lily) and Göksel Arsoy as the Great White Hunter.
Lily, The Jungle Flower (Nilüfer, Orman Çiçeği)
starred Cavidan Dora as Nilüfer (Lily)
and Göksel Arsoy as the Great White Hunter
in 1960
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Kristin Haydar
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Christine Haydar (Kristin Haydar) -- Simone Christine Haydar, nude publicity photo 1970s.
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Figen Han
Turkish conventional and erotik movie actress
Born Nevval Karpuz, on 5 February 1950 in Bursa, a center of conservative religious attitudes.
Necmi Onur wrote a biographical novel about her life entitled Orospo (Whore) in 1976.
Figen Han
reveals for...
Figen Han, Adam Dergisi/Magazine, April 1975
Adam Dergisi/Magazine
April 1975


Publicity Photo
of the starlet
Figen Han

Figen Han -- Movie publicity photo
Figen Han left highschool before graduation to pursue a film career. When she was still 'sweet 16', she got her first movie break... a minor role in the romantic drama Göklerdeki Sevgili (Sweetheart In Sky), directed by Remzi Jöntürk and starring Cüneyt Arkın -- in 1966. In the 70's, Han became one of Turkey's most controversial erotik film actresses -- a member of the group known as 'The Damned Women'. In all, Figen Han appeared in more than 70 movies during her 17-year-long film career. After quitting the movie business in 1983, she danced for a while in some of the finer big-city Turkish casinos.
Figen Han's Hit Single?
Han lent her voluptuous figure and her seksi speaking voice to promote this two-sided instrumental 'single' in 1977.
  • Pisi Pisi -- Here kitty, kitty.
    a 650 KB MP3 file.
  • Haydi Bastır -- Come on now, go!
    a 550 KB MP3 file
  • Movie photo from 'Kadersizler' (The Unfortunate Ones) starring Zerrin Egeliler and Oktar Durukan, 1979
    Thanks to zombibaba.blogspot.com



    Notable Figen Han Movies:
    Son Söz (The Last Word) 1979 -- an erotik adventure directed by Yavuz Figenli -- which starred Figen Han, Tevfik Şen, and Harika Öncü. Note: You may recall seeing Harika Öncü in Öyle Bir Kadın Ki (A Woman Like That). Son Söz is a movie that comes in at least two flavours -- full-strength and way watered-down...The oppressive religious-right Turkish censoring board, RTÜK, decrees that Turks can only watch extremely watered-down versions of such films on the state-controlled D-Smart Satellite TV Platform -- which provides (what has to be laughingly-called) the Yeşilçam XXX fee-for-view channel. A much more appropriate (and accurate) name for this heavily-censored channel would be the Yeşilçam ATC (Adolescent Titillation Control) channel, in our opinion. Still, it's where we first saw Son Söz...So you can imagine our surprise when we accessed Son Söz from our private Turkish movies-data base (to select a 'suitable' film-clip for this article) and found a potpourri of scenes (and even two very lively cast-members) that had been summarily chopped out of the D-Smart version. Well, we're no longer shy at our age, so we'll at least tell you about our private version of Son Söz. As for a film clip, we'll have to be a little more careful...lest RTÜK ban our website! Don't laugh, please ...because RTÜK is currently banning dozens of sites from the Turkish Internet, including the world-renowned YouTube website -- for reasons the all-powerful government-appointed RTÜK committee refuses to disclose, all in accordance with current Turkish law. Oh well, Big Brother knows what's good for us, I guess...

    To plot-summary of Son Söz starring Figen Han, with pics and a film clip.


    Christine Haydar
    Also written as:
  • Kristin Haydar
  • Christina Haydar
  • Christian Haydar
  • Christien Haydar
  • Name at birth: Christine Davray.


    Christine posed in the all-together for Penthouse Magazine's July 1977 issue -- with husband Jean Yves Haydar manning the cameras.
    Christine Haydar
    reveals for...
    Christine Davray Haydar, Penthouse Magazine, July 1977
    Penthouse Magazine
    July 1977
    Thanks to Utku Uluer (Sinematik) - Editör at sinematik.blogspot.com

    Christine Haydar's Turkish Movies
    Trouble in Blonde
    Christine Haydar in
    Sarısın Tehlike
    1980

    Everything has a price
    Christine Haydar in
    Bedel
    1983
    Multi-lingual model, movie actress, recording artist, and writer... of French nationality -- who claimed to be the grandchild of the Ottoman, Haydar Pasha.
    The claim was probably a foxy publicity ploy concocted by her manager, Erkan Özerman, and her husband at the time, French photographer Jean Yves Haydar -- which helped her gain a following in Turkey, as a milli gelin (A term used to describe: 1) a foreign female of Turkish descent, or 2) a famous female foreigner who is married to a Turk, or 3) a female foreigner who becomes famous by marrying a Turk.)
    Christine appeared in just two Turkish movies -- and in both films she spoke (and sang/danced) in what sounded like fluent (slightly accented) Turkish.
    Her first Turkish movie, made in 1980, was Sarısın Tehlike (Trouble in Blonde) -- starring Cüneyt Arkın and a bevy of well-known Turkish actors of the time including Hadi Çaman, Aynur Akarsu, Yüksel Gözen, Gülten Ceylan -- and Metin Serezli in a dual role.
    Her second Turkish film was Bedel (The Price), a drama made in 1983 -- directed by Melih Gülgen. Its star-studded cast was led by Kadir İnanır, Bahar Öztan, Ekrem Bora, Sevda Ferdağ and, naturally, Christine Haydar. The caption on Bedel's poster warns, "Everything has a price. You've either paid or you will pay."

    'Twas a very good year...
    Christine Davray Haydar, Ses Magazine, 15 May 1981
    Christine Haydar
    Ses Magazine Cover Girl
    May 1981
    Thanks to Utku Uluer (Sinematik)
    at sinematik.blogspot.com
  • Click following to see Christine Haydar in the Turkish movie Sarısın Tehlike (Danger in Blonde).
  • There seems to have been a rivalry between Christine Haydar and Ajda Pekkan. It may have arisen because Haydar's starring role in Sarısın Tehlike included a lengthy scene in which she sang (and did a lot sexier dance to) Ajda Pekkan's 1980 Eurovision Song Contest Winner, Pet'r Oil (Loving On Petrol). And the rivalry may have been fueled by Haydar's unbridled public pronouncements that she was younger than Pekkan (who was 32 at the time she won the Eurovision honors).

  • Take your pick...
    Ajda Pekkan and Christine Haydar sing (and dance to) Pet'r Oil (Loving On Petrol).
  • Ajda Pekkan's Eurovision Song Contest Winner A 1 MB Windows Media Video .WMV file, thanks to the Metacafe website.
  • Christine Haydar's Version A 1.8 MB Windows Media Video .WMV file, thanks to the DigiTurk/TurkMax.

  • Christine Haydar
    reveals for publicity-sake...
    Christine Davray Haydar, a movie publicity shot from the 1970's
    in the 1970's

    More gossipy tidbits about all of Christine Haydar's movies (not just her Turkish films), her multi-lingual musical recordings, and her books (with more pictures)... coming soon.

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