Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Bellils in:
 • Cimetière du Père Lachaise
 • Paris
 • City of Paris
 • Île-de-France
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Samira Bellil
Birth: Nov. 24, 1972
Algiers, Algeria
Death: Sep. 7, 2004
Paris, France

Author, Women's Rights Activist. Her Algerian Muslim family settled in the Paris suburb of Seine-Saint-Denis when she was small; her father was soon sent to prison, and she was raised for five years by a Belgian foster family. She returned to Paris, and was gang-raped at 14; she remained silent until learning that two of her friends had suffered the same fate from the same Muslim gang that targeted Muslim girls they felt were too "westernized". She pressed the legal system to take action, and the gang members were sent to prison for eight years. After undergoing psychotherapy, she became a youth worker, and founded the organization "Ni Putes Ni Soumises" to protect the rights of young girls not protected by Muslim society, which often shuns girls who have been raped. She published "Dans l'enfer des tourmantes" (roughly translated "The Hell of Gang Rape) in 2002. She died of stomach cancer. She has been named one of the "Mariannes" faces of France. Ecole Samira Bellil, in I'lle-Saint-Denis, named in her honor, was opened in 2005. (bio by: Bob Hufford) 
Cimetière du Père Lachaise
City of Paris
Île-de-France, France
Plot: Division 19.
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bob Hufford
Record added: Sep 05, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29590841
Samira Bellil
Added by: Bob Hufford
Samira Bellil
Added by: Michel SCHREIBER
Samira Bellil
Added by: Michel SCHREIBER
There is 1 more photo not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- JasmineFlower
 Added: Feb. 14, 2017

- Jill R.
 Added: Nov. 7, 2016

- Bunny
 Added: Oct. 28, 2016
There are 74 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (3.5 after 23 votes)

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service