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Samia Gamal

Samia Gamal was born on 1924 with name of Zainab Ibrahim Mahfuz in Wana which is a little Egyptian town.After her birth her family movedto Cairo.Baadia Masabni took her into her dance company and gave her the name,Samia Gamal. After some time,she took her dance with an innovative style  and incorporated other elements such as classical ballet and latin American Dance into her solo performances.She was also seen in films,some of which were:Habib al-Omr,Afreeta Hanim,Akher Kedba,Ta3ala Salim,Ahebbak Enta. She was married to Rushdy Abaza. Samia was photographed by Gjon Mili when she came to US and she has also given performances in the Latin  Quarter.Later she got married to Shepard King III the then so called as “Texas Millionare”.But the marriage broke off.She stopped dancing when she was in her 50s but stated again with the advice of Samir Sabri .She is remembered for her charismatic performances in Egyptian and international Films that gave her Oriental recognition worldwide.


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  • Belly dance
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Dance Experience
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Samia Gamal

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