Bekim Fehmiu memorial exhibition opening


Belgrade, Dom Omladine, 6. September 2012.- Bekim Fehmiu (1936-2010) was a famous Serbian and Yugoslav theater and film actor of Albanian ethnicity. He was the first Eastern European actor to star in Hollywood during the Cold War. The New York Times dubbed him the “Yugoslav heart-throb” for his youthful conquests and acquaintances with the likes of Brigitte Bardot and Ava Gardner. Decades after his last appearance on the screen, readers of a leading Italian women’s magazine voted him one of the ten most attractive men of the 20th century. Bekim Fehmiu appeared in 41 films between 1953 and 1998. Fehmiu was the first Albanian theater and film actor who acted in theaters and movies all over Yugoslavia, and he acted in a whole series of roles that changed the history of the Cinema of Yugoslavia and left a mark in the artistic developments abroad.

 

Photographs by Saša Čolić


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