A photograph of Samia Gamal, most likely from the late 60’s.

Photograph of Taheya Karioka.

Stunning color magazine photograph of Samia Gamal!

A very cinematic photograph of Samia Gamal, wow!

A color magazine photograph of Samia Gamal from 1953.

Angella Raidi’s homage performance to Samia Gamal!
Doesn’t she look fabulous? Love that costume! <3

23 Vintage Photos of Egypt's Golden Years

A time when its cinema was the third largest in the world, Egypt was a place of liberal spirits, unhampered by sectarian and ethnic prejudices. The rights of men, women, and children were championed.

Written by Mohamed Khairat, Founder of: EgyptianStreets.com.

For more vintage photographs of Egypt, visit: VintageEgypt.tumblr.com

Even if you are not a beginner, Leila’s tips can still give helpful reminders to keep softness, subtleness, and fluidity in your dance!

Shirley MacLaine is one of my all-time favorite American actresses! And looking oh so stunning in this costume! <3
From the film “Please Come Home" (1965.)

Egyptian belly dancer Sophia dancing to the song “Batwanes Beek" by Warda.

A beautiful porcelain doll hand-crafted by Spanish artist Maria Jose Santos.

A vintage photograph. Samia was never past her prime!