Does Fifi Abdu needs to be introduced? The queen of oriental dance is admired by millions in the East and the West. She became an icon of raqs sharki. Equally detested by millions who find her behaving provocative and vulgar. Her name was mentioned in as much scandals as she was billed in her movies, cassettes and videos. Egyptian belly dancer Fifi Abdo is a businesswoman. With a good running business...
Fifi started her life working as a dancer. Moving her way up doing weddings. A few years later on she turns to cinema and theater plays. She's a great admirer of the legendary belly dancer Tahiya Carioca and wants even to produce a movie on the live of Taheya.
Besides that her controversial shows in five star venues made her famous but it wasn't it just the spirit of the time she reacted to? Entertainers in the west used controversies to raise attention and commotion and it worked, it also worked in the east. Fifi Abdou spends as much time in the courtroom as in the ballroom. As a result Fifi Abdou never leaves without her bodyguards to protect her against the excesses of admirers or opponents. Despite the fact that Egyptian Television Network banned the screening of all dramas starring Fifi Abdo like the drama "Ta'r Al Hubb" and "El Siti Aseelah", her popularity remains unaffected.
All this doesn't mean she's not a big dance star. Even in her latest productions she still finds the inspiration to add something extra to her dance performance like her famous "Shisha" dance, a dance with a water pipe.
Fifi Abdu is an excellent dancer, even on stiletto heels, no doubt about that. But she and her management (she had no less than 6 managers) know exactly how to play the media. It's all part of the game after all. She not even thinking on leaving the scene. The long way from "bint al balad" to "queen of the oriental dance" wasn't always smooth. Some of her productions didn't exactly turn out box-office hits. And she's not getting any younger too, despite the face lifts. However, Fifi never lost her glamour and when she's on the scene, she looks forever young...