(born January 3, 1943) is a Turkish
actress, beauty pageant titleholder, painter, and singer of Circassian
She has received a Golden Orange
in 2002. Her acting skills and European features made her one of the most in-demand Turkish actresses in the early 1970s.
With marked Circassian characteristics, Alkor was famous for her tall height, natural blonde hair, fair skin, and light green eyes.
Due to her portrayal of Sümbül Karadağ on the primetime ATV
series Asmalı Konak
, she was nicknamed "Hanım Ağa", old Turkish for matriarch. Alkor served as presidents of various foundations, including TÜRKSAV and SODER.
Alkor was born in 1943 to Muharrem and Meliha Alkor. An ethnic Circassian, her father was a well-known police commissioner and author in Turkey. Her mother was a housewife whose mother was of Georgian origin. Selda Alkor's resemblance to her paternal grandfather, Çerkez Sarı Mehmet (Turkish: Mehmet the Circassian Blond), was remarkable. She spent a vast majority of her childhood in Manisa. Alkor attended high schools for girls both in Izmir and Manisa. Later, she graduated from the Art Institute. In 1965, she finished first in a beauty competition organized by the Ses magazine and held the title Miss Cinema Star. Alkor also released several LP records.
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