Screen actress known for her roles in such Turkish television series and films as Second Spring and Beynelmilel (English title: The International). Also a screenwriter, she penned numerous episodes of the historical television drama MuhteÅŸem YÃ¼zyil.
Before beginning her career in television and film, she joined the Workers Party of Turkey and served as a labor union leader for the socialist organization.
She died of lung cancer at the age of fifty-two.
In 1984, she married fellow Turkish screen actor Yaman Okay.
Selma Ergec starred in Okay's Muhteşem Yüzyil television series.