Fayah was Sallah Mohammed Faisel el-Kahir's wife and mother of their nine children, including Moshti and Jasmine. Much like her husband, she was a large, loud and extremely friendly person.


Fayah[1] and her family were visited at their home in Cairo by Indiana Jones and Marion Ravenwood in 1936. When a capuchin monkey made its way into the house, Fayah allowed the animal to stay after Ravenwood mentioned that she liked it.[2]

Behind the scenesEdit

In Raiders of the Lost Ark, Fayah was played by Souad Messaoudi.



Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Fayah's full name is not known, as Arab women do not generally take their husband's last name; see Notzon & Nesom's "The Arabic Naming System".
  2. Raiders of the Lost Ark

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