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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 »


(age 80) in Cairo, Egypt

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Shabab emraa
Shabab emraa Shafaat
El fatawa
El fatawa Actress
Samara Samara


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 1994 Yatheb yat'eb
mother of Nahed (as Taheya Karyoka)
 1993 Mercedes
 1989 Iskanderija, kaman oue kaman
Tahia (as Tahia Carioca)
 1987 Al-ta'weeza
Om Mahmoud (as Taheya Karyoka)
 1985 Hekayat Howa wa Heya (TV Series)
 1985 Adieu Bonaparte
La sage-femme
 1981 Al-saqqa mat
 1975 Al karnak
Zainab's mother
 1972 Khally ballak men ZouZou
Naima Almazia
 1964 Imm el aroussa
 1964 Al-Tareek
 1961 Shatie el hub
 1961 Wa Islamah
Queen Shagaret El Dor
 1960 Kholkhal habibi
 1960 Nahna el talamiza
 1959 Afrit Samara
 1959 El moallema
 1958 Shatie el asrar
 1957 El fatawa
 1956 El miad
 1956 Izhay ansak
 1956 Samara
 1956 Bint al hawa
 1956 Shabab emraa
 1956 Al-mufattish al-amm
 1955 Ahl el hawa
 1955 Rommel's Treasure (as Tahia Carioca)
 1953 Ana zanbi eh?
 1953 Ibn al ajar
 1953 Hamido
 1952 El muntasir
 1951 Ibn el halal
 1951 Khadaini abi
 1951 Feyrouz hanem
 1950 Ayni bi-triff
 1950 Bint Bariz
 1950 El batal
 1949 Aheb el raks
 1949 El katel
 1949 El bait el kabir
Doctor's Wife
 1948 Hub wa junun
 1948 Yahia el fann
 1948 Ibn el fellah
 1946 El sabr tayeb
 1946 Najaf
 1946 No Can Do
 1944 Naduga
 1937 Ghafir el darak
Dancer (uncredited)
 1935 Dr. Farhat

Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Tahia Carioca | Abla Mohammed Karim | Taheya Karyoka

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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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