Her artistic talent was discovered by theatrical director Maurice Maalouf, she worked in Egyptian, Lebanese and Moroccan dramas, and among her most famous films, The Struggle of the Beautiful, Rebellious Woman, The Postman, I Choose My Life, The Last Stab.
"Nabila" married the late artist, Mamdouh Abdel Alim, who, after announcing their marriage, stipulated that she retire from acting, and she agreed without hesitation, but she refused to stay away from art, and separated after a failed marriage and did not have children,
Some websites circulated news that she fell in love with the singer, Iman Al-Bahr Darwish, Mamdouh Abdel-Alim’s best friend at that time, and he married her in a customary manner, according to what she said in many press interviews, but “Darwish” always denied the matter without justification.
In the early nineties, she announced her decision to retire from the art world, due to the shocks and upheavals she faced in her artistic life, especially after she was prevented from entering Egypt, accusing her of having immoral relations.
Then it turned out that this decision came on the orders of a former interior minister, to keep her away from his son, who fell in love with her, which explains the secret of lifting this ban on her.
Soon, Nabila Karam married a foreign businessman of Lebanese origin, and traveled to live with him in Sweden.