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Written by Priscilla

Middle Eastern Cuisine



Dancer Profiles

Badia Masabni



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Written by Others, Translated by Priscilla

Dance Personalities

Amina Mohamed

Badia Masabni

Bahiya Amer

Bamba Kashar

Beba Ezz El-Din


Fairouz Arteen (Child Star)

Fardous Shalaby

Fathya Fouad

Fathya Sherif

Fifi Abdo


Gina Markisian

Hekmet Fahmy

Hekmet Kamel

Hind Rostom

Houriya Mohamed

Imtithal Fawzy

Ismail Yassin

Karima Ahmed


Khayria Sadki

Layla el-Chakraa

She was also known as Layla el-3amriya and Juliet Masabni.


Mounira Mohamed

Naemet Mokhtar

Nagwa Fouad

Naima Akef


Samia Gamal

Shafiqa el-Koptiyya

Tahia Carioca

Zeinat Olwi



Translated Primary Sources

Arranged in chronological order by when they appeared.

Before 1920



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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