Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Samia Gamal, 1950

Samia Gamal (Arabic: سامية جمال‎), born as Zaynab Ibrahim Mahfuz), (1924 - December 1, 1994) was an Egyptian belly dancer and film actress. In 1949, Egypt's King Farouk proclaimed Samia Gamal "The National Dancer of Egypt", which brought US attention to the dancer.

In 1950, Samia came to the US and was photographed by Gjon Mili and theses are the pictures from that shoot.

See many more photos and a few videos of Samia Gamal after the jump.

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