Haya Harareet

About Haya Harareet

Who is it?: Actress, Writer
Birth Day: September 20, 1931
Birth Place:  Haifa, Palestine, Palestine
Native name: חיה הררית
Other names: Haya Hararit Haya Harareet-Clayton
Occupation: Actress
Years active: 1955–1974
Spouse(s): Nachman Zerwanitzer (divorced) Jack Clayton (1984–1995) (his death)

Haya Harareet

Haya Harareet was born on September 20, 1931 in  Haifa, Palestine, Palestine, is Actress, Writer. Born in Palestine before the inception of the Israeli state in the city of Haifa, she first distinguished herself by winning one of the first beauty contests in the nascent Israel. Haya Harareet (also spelled Hararit) made her debut in Thorold Dickinson's film Giv'a 24 Eina Ona (1955) ("Hill 24 Doesn't Answer"). The landmark Israeli film, mostly in English, is also the first feature-length production to be shot and processed entirely in Israel, and made for international distribution. The film was an official selection at the 1955 Cannes Film Festival and Harareet won an award for her role in the film. She plays Miriam Mizrahi, a fourth generation, dark-eyed and beautiful Sabra, working for the underground.Best-known for her role as Esther, opposite Charlton Heston in William Wyler's film classic Ben-Hur (1959), she also played in Francesco Maselli's La donna del giorno (1957) ("The Doll that Took the Town") with Virna Lisi, _Edgar G. Ulmer''s Antinea, l'amante della città sepolta (1961) ("Journey Beneath The Desert", AKA "The Lost Kingdom")with Jean-Louis Trintignant, and Basil Dearden's The Secret Partner (1961) with Stewart Granger. She cowrote the screenplay for Our Mother's House (1967) which starred Dirk Bogarde.Ms. Harareet was also credited as a presenter for 'Best Special Effects' at the 32nd Annual Academy Awards in 1960.She was married to the British film director Jack Clayton until his death in 1995.
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Popular As Haya Harareet
Occupation Actress
Age 92 years old
Zodiac Sign Libra
Born September 20, 1931 ( Haifa, Palestine, Palestine)
Birthday September 20
Town/City  Haifa, Palestine, Palestine
Nationality Palestine

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Haya Harareet’s zodiac sign is Libra. According to astrologers, People born under the sign of Libra are peaceful, fair, and they hate being alone. Partnership is very important for them, as their mirror and someone giving them the ability to be the mirror themselves. These individuals are fascinated by balance and symmetry, they are in a constant chase for justice and equality, realizing through life that the only thing that should be truly important to themselves in their own inner core of personality. This is someone ready to do nearly anything to avoid conflict, keeping the peace whenever possible

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Haya Harareet was born in the Year of the Goat. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Goat enjoy being alone in their thoughts. They’re creative, thinkers, wanderers, unorganized, high-strung and insecure, and can be anxiety-ridden. They need lots of love, support and reassurance. Appearance is important too. Compatible with Pig or Rabbit.

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Haya Harareet, an Israeli actress making her first appearance in an American film, emerges as a performer of stature. Her portrayal of Esther, the former slave and daughter of Simonides, steward of the House of Hur, is sensitive and revealing. Wyler presumably deserves considerate credit for taking a chance on an unknown. She has a striking appearance and represents a welcome departure from the standard Hollywood ingenue.



She began her career in Israeli films with Hill 24 Doesn't Answer (1955), which was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 1955 Cannes Film Festival. She played opposite Virna Lisi in Francesco Maselli's The Doll that Took the Town (1957), an Italian film. Her major role as Esther in Ben-Hur (1959) remains her most widely seen performance in international cinema. Variety, in its review of Ben-Hur, praised Harareet's performance:


Harareet's first husband was Nachman Zerwanitzer, an Israeli irrigation Engineer. They lived in an apartment in Tel Aviv and were divorced sometime before 1961.


She co-wrote the screenplay for Our Mother's House (1967) from the novel of the same name by Julian Gloag.


Harareet's second husband was the British film Director Jack Clayton. They were married in Wycombe District, Buckinghamshire, England, in 1984.

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