Orly Silbersatz Banai

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Orly Silbersatz Banai
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Background information
Birth name Orly Silbersatz
Occupation(s) singer, actress
Years active 1978-present

Orly Silbersatz Banai (Hebrew: אורלי זילברשץ בנאי‎‎) is an Israeli actress and singer. She has won two Ophir Awards and a prize from the Israeli Academy of Cinema and Television.


In 1978 she played the role of "Hohit" (חוחית) in the television program "Zehu Ze!", which soon became a cult phenomenon. In 1979 she played with Gidi Gov and Gali Atari in the movie Dizengoff 99. In 1988 she starred in Anat Gov's comedy series "So What?!" alongside Gidi Gov and Dov Navon. She has written several songs for "Mashina", of which her ex-husband Yuval Banai is a member.

In 1994 she played in Eytan Fox's movie "The Siren's Song" alongside Yair Lapid. The role earned her an Ophir Award. In 1996 she played in the film Saint Clara.

In 2000 she participated in the television series "Catching the Sky" (לתפוס את השמיים).

In 2002 she played alongside Maya Maron in the film Broken Wings. The film was submitted at film festivals in the United States and Germany (Berlin). The role earned her an Ophir Award.

In 2007 she participated in the television program "Mishmoret" and "Taking Out the Dog".

She played in the films "Lost Islands" (2008) and "Intimate Grammar" (2010).

Personal life[edit]

Silbersatz and Banai married in 1987, which marriage their three children were born from. They divorced in 2007.

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