10 August 1957
(m. 1976;div. 1979)
(m. 1980;div. 1987)
(m. 1992;div. 2004)
Zuhal Olcay (Turkish pronunciation: [zuˈhal olˈdʒaj] ; born 10 August 1957) is a Turkish actress and singer.
Graduated from Ankara State Conservatory in 1976, she first started as a stage actress. Since 1983 she also started acting in films and became famous with films like "Amansız Yol", "Kurşun Ata Ata Biter", "Bir Avuç Gökyüzü", "Halkalı Köle", and "Dünden Sonra Yarından Önce". In 1989 she began a successful singing career.
In 2018, she was sentenced to 10 months in prison for allegedly insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. She had reportedly revised the lyrics to the song "Boş Vermişim Dünyayı" (I Let Go of the World), to say "Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, it’s all empty, it’s all a lie, life will end one day and you’ll say 'I had a dream.'” A lawsuit was filed against her by the Istanbul Prosecutor's office for apparently insulting the president during a concert in 2016, seeking a four-year prison sentence.
Olcay was previously fined 10,620 lira ($2,708) for "insulting a public servant" in 2010.
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| Golden Orange Award|
for Best Supporting Actress
for İhtiras Fırtınası
| Golden Orange Award|
for Best Actress
for Amansız Yol
| German Film Prize|
for Best Actress
for Abschied vom falschen Paradies
with Heidemarie Hatheyer, Ayse Romey and Dana Vávrová
| Golden Boll Award|
for Best Actress
for İki Kadın