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Middle Eastern Cuisine


Dancer Profiles



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Written by Others, Translated by Priscilla

Dance Personalities

Amina Mohamed

Badia Masabni

Bamba Kashar

Beba Ezz El-Din


Fairouz Arteen (Child Star)

Fathya Fouad

Fifi Abdo

Hekmet Fahmy

Hekmet Kamel

Hind Rostom

Houriya Mohamed

Karima Ahmed


Khayria Sadki


Mounira Mohamed

Naemet Mokhtar

Nagwa Fouad


Samia Gamal

Shafiqa el-Koptiyya

Tahia Carioca

Zeinat Olwi

  • About Zeinat Olwi. A partial translation of a biographical profile of this Golden Era dancer.



Translated Primary Sources

Arranged in chronological order by when they appeared.



1940's & 1950's

Timing Unknown




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About Priscilla

Priscilla is a dancer of Lebanese heritage who enjoys researching the Golden Era of Egyptian dance. She owns a collection of more than one hundred classic black and white Egyptian films which is continually expanding.

Priscilla has also gathered a large library of dance related articles and clippings from Middle Eastern magazines and newspapers, many of which she has translated from the original Arabic to both English and Spanish.

Priscilla currently resides in Central America where she is a dance instructor. 





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