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Taheya Cariocca (1919–1999)

Although her parents did not approve of her becoming a belly dancer, she became world renowned. Although Islam frowned upon belly dancing, she was the only one recognized with a public funeral procession. She performed in over 300 movies and television shows. She gave up dancing in 1963 but as late as the mid-1980's ran her own theater in Cairo, ... See full bio »

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(age 80) in Cairo, Egypt

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Filmography

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 1993 Mercedes
 1989 Iskanderija, kaman oue kaman
Tahia (as Tahia Carioca)
 1985 Adieu Bonaparte
La sage femme
 1981 Al-saqqa mat
 1975 Al karnak
Zainab's mother
 1972 Khally ballak men ZouZou
Naima Almazia
 1964 Mother of the Bride
Zeinab
 1964 The Road
 1961 The Shore of Love
Rawheya
 1961 Oh Islam
Queen Shagaret El Dor
 1959 The Ghost of Samara
Samara
 1958 Hidden Shore
 1957 The Tough
 1956 Samara
Samara
 1956 The Meeting
 1956 The Leech
Shafaat
 1956 Al-mufattish al-amm
Shakhlaa
 1955 Rommel's Treasure (as Tahia Carioca)
 1953 Hamido
 1952 The Conqueror
 1951 Lady Feyrouz
Aziza
 1950 The Shores of Love
Sohair
 1949 The Big House
Doctor's Wife
 1949 The Murderer
 1948 Long Live Art
 1946 Have Patience
 1946 Najaf
 1946 No Can Do
 1945 First Love
 1944 Naduga
 1944 The Magic Hat
 1937 The Night Watchman
Dancer (uncredited)
 1935 Dr. Farhat
Taheyya
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Alternate Names:

Tahia Carioca | Abla Mohammed Karim
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Although Islam frowns on belly dancing, Egyptian Culture Minister, Farouk Hosni, led her funeral procession. She had married 14 different husbands among them an American army officer whom she met during World War II, an actor and a prominent playwright. When another great Egyptian belly dancer, Samia Gamal, died in 1994, her funeral was officially ignored. Has an adopted daughter, Atiyat Allah.

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