Wilma Elles (2012)
|Born||(1986-10-18) 18 October 1986|
|Height||177 cm (5 ft 10 in)|
Elles is the second of a family of five children. Her father and mother are in the engineering distribution business. She graduated from school with Abitur at the French-German bilingual Burgau-Gymnasium in Düren with a 1,8 grade. Since the age of ten, she engaged in school theatre plays, took acting, guitar and dance classes. She also studies at the University of Cologne.
One of her first roles Elles played in the majeure German TV production Die Gustloff of Joseph Vilsmaier. Then she got her first lead roles as Kika in the cinema movie Das Weinen davor by Gökhan Sayim, which was screened at German cinema in summer 2010, Maria in Turk Usulu of Mehmet Günes and Lilly in the production The End by Joachim Mais with Christine Kaufmann and Martin Semmelrogge. On stage she performed e.g. in the theatre Theater im Hof in Cologne.
In 2010 she got an offer for one of the lead characters, Caroline, in Turkish TV series Öyle bir Geçer Zaman ki on Kanal D, which was over after three seasons. As she couldn’t speak Turkish at the beginning of the shootings, she just memorized the phonetics of her lines for her role until she learned more Turkish. She speaks English, German (mother language) and French. She is 1.77m (5’10”) tall.
The series received many awards and broke viewer records with a continuous weekly market share of 50-60% (and up to 73%), and an average of 25-30 million viewers each week in Turkey. It was screened in Afghanistan, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Egypt, Iran, Palestine, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Macedonia, Mali, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, the Emirates and other countries.
Elles was awarded Best Actress at the European Quality Awards 2011. She was selected the Best Femme Fatale of Turkish TV in 2012 and also she was selected as the meanest character of Turkish TV with 48,6%.
During the summer break 2011, she played an Australian woman in the cinema movie Çanakkale Çocukları from Sinan Çetin and a French character in the movie “El Yazısı”, the script of which was awarded a prize at the Altın Portakal Film Festivali and that was screened in Turkish cinema in spring 2012. Then, she gave life to the lead character of Elisabeth in the cinema movie “Laz Vampir” and played the lead of Olivia in the US-American-Dutch-Turkish co-production “Tragedy” in 2012. In 2013 again shot two cinema movies during the summer break. In “Bir gece” she portrayed the lead role of Leyla and in “Bu iste bir yalnizlik var” she will be seen in the role of Diana.
Furthermore, Elles does modelling and appeared with shootings in Vogue, Elle, Tempo, Miss, Grazia – magazines e.g. and has been on the cover of Elle Bulgaria, GQ Turkey, Instyle Home Turkey, Tempo and other magazines and appears on the catwalk in many fashion shows e.g. at the Istanbul and Berlin Fashion Week 2011, 2012, 2013.
In the summer 2012 Wilma Elles designed and brought out the worldwide first Feng-Shui Clothing line “Maya Collection” for the company Âdil Işık.
Wilma Elles told about her interest in foreign cultures, that she loves Turkey and wants to get the Turkish citizenship. She wants to take the Turkish name Aslı Masal besides Wilma. She finished at the department of political science of the Cologne University, Islamic Studies and Theatre/Movies Studies with the high degree of 1,8.
Films by title, with year, and role and company:
- Yeter, 2015, as Idil; Turkish TV series
- Filinta, 2014, as Anita von Wilhelm; Turkish TV series
- Gurbette Aşk, 2013, as Helga; Turkish TV series
- Öyle Bir Geçer Zaman Ki, 2010–2013, as Caroline
- Çanakkale Çocukları, 2011, as Catherine; Plato Film, Cinema-movie
- El Yazisi, 2011, as Julie; Cinema-movie
- Bir gece, 2013, as Leyla; Cinema-movie
- Bu iste bir yalnizlik var, 2013, as Diana; Cinema-movie
- Ihr mich auch (You and Me Both), 2010, as Tina Schulz; ZDF-Movie
- Fahr zur Hölle, 2010, as Lilly
- Das Ding (The Thing), 2010; Sony Pictures
- Türk Usulü, 2008, as Maria
- Komissar Stolberg, 2007, as Petra Schnuck
- Das Weinen davor, 2007, as Kika
- SOKO Köln, 2007, as Frau Reese
- Die Gustloff (Harbor of Hope), 2007, as Lieselotte; ZDF-Movie
- Gameshow Marathon, 2007, as Glücksfee
- Das Spielzeug, 2007, as Van
- Cauliflower Power, 2007, as Caulie, Daulie and Anne
- Heilige Konflikte (Holy Conflict), 2007, as Schwester Katharina
- Zeltgeflüster, 2007, as Fiona
- Kill or Be Killed, 2007, as Sibyll
- Speak My Language, 2006, as Natascha
- Ich und die Anderen (I and the Others), 2006, as Nicky
- Eine traumhafte Beziehung, 2005, Susanne
- Das Puppenspiel (The Puppy Game), 2005, Puppy
- Hänsel und Gretel, 2010, as Hexe
- Weihnachten in Transsilvanien (Christmas in Transylvania), 2009, as Venetia
- Die Ratten, 2006, as Frau John
- Woyzeck, 2006, as Marie
- Yard Girls, 2006, as Bo
- Die Zoogeschichte (The Zoo Story), 2004, as Jerry
- Antigone, 2004, as Antigone
- Das Zieglein…, 2003, as Hapeangul
- Arsen und Spitzenhäubchen, 2003, as Mortimer
- Bird Cage, 2003, as Agador
- Top Dogs, 2003, as Krause
- Das Hohelied, 2002, as Sie
- Biedermann … Brandstifter, 2002, as Babett
Farah Zeynep Abdullah
Farah Zeynep Abdullah
Farah Zeynep Abdullah
(1989-08-17) 17 August 1989
|Height||5′ 2¼” (1.60 m)|
|Parent(s)||Osman Abdullah , Gülay Abdullah|
Farah Zeynep Abdullah (born 17 August 1989) is a Turkish actress and singer.
Farah was born on 17 August 1989, in Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Turkey. Her mother, Gülay, is of Bosnian, Turkish (from Crimea) and Macedonian descents and her father, Osman, is of Iraqi Turkmen origin (from Erbil) . Due to war, her father immigrated to Turkey while he was child. He is of Turkish descent and doesn’t know Arabic. Even so, he did military service in Iraq.  She also has two brothers. Her secondary education was spent at the Lycée Français Saint Michel in Istanbul until her family moved to London where her father worked. Her entire family lives in England while she currently lives in Istanbul, Turkey due to her work commitments.
During her studies at the University of Kent, Abdullah was offered a role in the Turkish series Öyle Bir Geçer Zaman Ki in 2010. She completed 2 full seasons and 79 episodes with that series. She also won the best supporting actress award at the Antalya Television Awards in 2011.
In 2013, she appeared in Yilmaz Erdogan‘s film Kelebeğin Rüyası (“The Butterfly’s Dream”) with Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ . It was selected by the Turkish Minister of Culture and Tourism as Turkey’s candidate film for the 2014’s Academy Awards. For that role, Farah won the award for supporting actress at the 18th Sadri Alışık Cinema and Theatre Awards.
2014 was a very busy year for Farah. She starred in the Turkish film Bi Küçük Eylül Meselesi with Engin Akyurek. That movie was released on Valentine’s Day. She then starred alongside Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ for the second time in the Turkish series Kurt Seyit ve Şura. During the summer of that year there was no rest, she filmed a musical-romantic movie with director Cagan Irmak by the name of Unutursam Fisilda. The role of Hatice\Ayperi won her multiple awards as she stunned audiences with her acting and singing skills.
In 2015, she voiced Princess Tori in the Turkish version of Barbie: The Princess & the Popstar. Also in late 2015 she completed her second film with director Yilmaz Erdogan, she played the role of ‘Muazzez’ in the movie Eksi elmalar. That movie was released on October 28, 2016 in Turkey and in early November in Europe.
In late July 2016, rumors of Farah joining the famous Turkish series Muhteşem Yüzyıl: Kösem surfaced on social media. A few days later, it was confirmed that Farah had joined the series in the role of Hungarian princess Farya Bethlen. The series’ first episode aired on November 18, 2016 on Turkish TV channel FOX.
|2010–2012||Öyle Bir Geçer Zaman Ki||Aylin Akarsu Talaşoğlu||Zeynep Gunay Tan||79|
|2014||Kurt Seyit ve Şura||Şura (Alexandra Verjenskaya)||Hilal Saral||21|
|2016–2017||Muhteşem Yüzyıl: Kösem||Princess Farya Bethlen||Çağatay Tosun||22|
|2013||Kelebeğin Rüyası||Mediha Sessiz||Yilmaz Erdogan||#1|
|2014||Bir Küçük Eylül Meselesi||Eylül||Kerem Deren||#2|
|2014||Unutursam Fısılda||Hatice/Ayperi||Çağan Irmak||#1|
|2015||Barbie Prenses ve Rockstar||Princess Azra (Voice)||Karen J. Lloyd||–|
|2016||Ekşi Elmalar||Muazzez||Yilmaz Erdogan||#1|
|2018||ARIF V 216||Ajda Pekkan||Kivanc Baruonu||#1|
|2018||Şampiyon (Bizim Için)||Begüm Atman Karataş||Ahmet Katıksız||–|
For the Unutursam Fisilda movie, Farah performed a total of six songs. “Gel Ya Da Git” and “Sevdim” were both released with their own video clips.
|2014||Eyvah – Nafile – Başka Güzel- Sevdim – Gel ya da git – Bir Mazi Bin Hatıra||Unutursam Fisilda|
|2017||Haydi gel içelim – Paramparça||RocKuba|
|2018||Milyonzade – Boşvermişim Dünyaya||Arif v 216|
|2018||Değişik El – Biraz – Hüzün Dibi -Ben Seçtim Yolumu||Gulizar|
In May 2017, singer Emir Ersoy released his new Latin-Rock album RocKuba that included may collaborations with Turkish singers and celebrities. Abdullah was the only person to have two songs on that album. The songs were Haydi gel içelim and a remake of the famous Teoman classic song Paramparça. The album was a big success, reaching number 1 on many charts including Itunes.
On January 05 2018, Arif v 216 was released and Farah performed 2 of the biggest Ajda Pekan songs in it. Milyonzade and Boşvermişim Dünyaya.
Farah has earned a minimum of 10 awards from different ceremonies and festivals .
|2011||2011 Antalya TV Awards||Best supporting actress||Öyle Bir Geçer Zaman Ki||Won|
|2012||2012 Antalya TV Awards||Best supporting actress||Nominated|
|2013||18. Sadri Alışık Theater and cinema Awards||Best supporting actress||Kelebeğin Rüyası||Won|
|2014||46.SIYAD Awards (Cinema Writers Association)||Best supporting actress||Won|
|Elle Style Awards||Best style||–||Nominated|
|2015||Yıldız technical University Awards||Best cinema actress||Unutursam Fısılda||Won|
|Maltepe University (Turkish Association of Medical Students) Awards||Best actress||Won|
|İstanbul Arel University, Media and Art Awards||Best actress||Won|
|GSÜ Galatasary University Awards||Best cinema/series actress||Won|
|47.SIYAD Awards (Cinema Writers Association)||Best actress||Nominated|
|10.Uludağ University Marconi Awards||En Best cinema actress||Won|
|20.Sadri Alışık Theater and cinema Awards||En Best cinema actress||Nominated|
|21. Altın Objektif Awards||Best cinema actress||Unutursam Fısılda||Won|
|KAL Fest Fark Yaratanlar Awards||Best actress||Unutursam Fısılda||Won|
|2014||XOXO The Mag|