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Tahiyyah Karyuka (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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Known For

(1950)
The Rose Seller Imtzhal Fahmy
(1960)
The Tough Actress
(1957)
Dreams of Youth Actress
(1943)

Filmography

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 1995 The Garage
 1994 Yatheb yat'eb
mother of Nahed (as Taheya Karyoka)
 1993 Mercedes
 1989 Iskanderija, kaman oue kaman
Tahia (as Tahia Carioca)
 1987 The Talisman (as Taheya Karyoka)
 1986 Fountains of the River (TV Series)
- Episode #1.15 (1986)
- Episode #1.12 (1986)
- Episode #1.11 (1986)
- Episode #1.9 (1986)
- Episode #1.7 (1986)
 1986 Time of Love
Om Ezzat
 1986 Al Da'eaa
 1986 Lel Hob Qesa Akhira
Om Refaat
 1985 He and She Stories (TV Mini-Series)
Rawhiya / Nazli
- Episode #1.8 (1985)
- Episode #1.9 (1985) ... Rawhiya
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... Nazli
 1985 El-Mutarad
Nazirah / Mahasen's Mother
 1985 Adieu Bonaparte
La sage-femme
 1975 Karnak Café
Zainab's mother
 1975 Zaier el-fager
Nana
 1973 Al Sokkareyah
Jaleelah
 1972 Khally ballak men ZouZou
Naima Almazia
 1970 El Sarab
Enayat
 1966 The Last-born
 1964 The Road
 1963 Mother of the Bride
Zeinab
 1962 The Missing
Duha
 1961 The Shore of Love
Rawheya
 1961 Love and Faith
Queen Shagaret El Dor
 1960 My Love's Bugle
Hafiza
 1960 The Rose Seller
Imtzhal Fahmy
 1960 I and My Mother
Hana
 1959 We the Students
Gamlat
 1959 The Ghost of Samara
Samara
 1958 My Dark Darling
Zakiyah
 1958 Beach of the Secrets
Saniya
 1957 The Tough
 1956 Al-mufattish al-amm
Shakhlaa
 1956 The Meeting
 1956 Samarah
Samara
 1956 The Leech
Shafaat
 1955 Rommel's Treasure (as Tahia Carioca)
 1954 The Sugar Doll
Sugar Doll
 1953 Hamido
 1952 The Conqueror
 1952 The Criminal Mother
Fathia
 1951 Lady Feyrouz
Aziza
 1950 The Champion
Toha
 1950 The Shores of Love
Sohair
 1949 The Beauty's Veil
Azizah / Qatrunnada
 1949 The Murderer
 1949 The Big House
Doctor's Wife
 1948 Long Live Art
 1946 Have Patience
 1946 Najaf
 1946 No Can Do
 1946 The Lady's Puppet
Libah
 1945 First Love
 1944 Hanan
 1944 Naduga
 1944 The Magic Hat
 1940 Stormy Night
 1940 The Master-Builder
Zizy
 1939 Cairo Nights
 1936 The Night Watchman
Dancer (uncredited)
 1935 Dr. Farhat
Taheyya
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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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