Theater and film actress. (b. İzmir, on September 5th, 1930 - d. 30 July 2021, Istanbul). After completing her primary and secondary education in Izmir; she studied at singing and piano departments of the Ankara State Conservatory.
Her first performance in theatre was the play named Kadınlar Terzihanesinde, staged at the Izmir City Theater (1948). When the İzmir City Theaters were closed in 1950; she moved to Istanbul and started to work at the Istanbul City Theaters.Yüzbaşı Tahsin (1950). She acted in three hundreds movies and dubbed many foreign movies. Between 1959-60, she also guest-starred in plays in the Ankara State Theater and then she moved to Istanbul again. She directed the plays En Büyük Kumar (1974), and then Bernarda Alba’nın Evi. After retiring from the Istanbul City Theaters in 1995; she joined “Tiyatro İstanbul”.
She played leading roles in numerous theater dramas and took many awards in this category. Güvenç was awarded with the title of State Artist in 1998 by the Ministry of Culture. Other than those listed below, she has dubbed many films.
PLAYS (AS AN ACTRESS): Suların Altındaki Yol (1957-58), Macbeth (1962-63), Evcilik Oyunu (1963), Bozuk Düzen (1964-65), Kireçli Bahçe (1965-66), Vişne Bahçesi (1972), Bir Kış Masalı (1973-74), Gökyüzünde Bir Kıyı (1974), Mavi Yapraklı Ev (1975), Kanlı Düğün (1979), Hortlaklar (1989), Günden Geceye (1988).
PLAYS (AS A DIRECTOR): En Büyük Kumar, Baba, Bernarda Alba'nın Evi, Erkek Satı, Çil Horoz, Utanmazın Defteri, Aşkın Yaşı Yok, Özel Hayatlar, Seher Vakti, Cumhuriyet Dönemi Türk Şiiri.
MOVIES (AS AN ACTRESS): Yüzbaşı Tahsin (1950), Sürgün (1951), Lale Devri (1951), Hıçkırık (1953), Kara Çalı (1956), Senin İçin (1957), Kin (1957), Kötü Tohum (1963), Ana Hasreti (1958).
BOOKS: Kum Zambakları (1989), Bir Zamanlar İzmir'de (1991), Dinle Beni Genç Tiyatrocunun Cep Kitabı (2003), Aşk Yoksunları (2005), Sahnede 40 Yıl Albümü.
REFERENCE: Türkiye Ansiklopedisi (c. 4, s. 1285, 1974), İhsan Işık / Türkiye Edebiyatçılar ve Kültür Adamları Ansiklopedisi (2006),Usta sanatçı Nedret Güvenç hayatını kaybetti (hürriyet.com.tr, 31.07.2021), Doğan HIZLAN / Nedret Güvenç’in Ardından... (hürriyet.com.tr, 1 Ağustos 2021), Nedret Güvenç (tiyatrolar.com.tr 01.08.2021), Nedret Güvenç (imdb.com, 01.08.2021), Nedret Güvenç (sinematurk.com, 01.08.2021), Nedret Güvenç (beyazperde.com, 01.08.2021).