Zeinat Olwi

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Zeinat Olwi
Born1930 (1930)
Died1988 (aged 57–58)
Occupation(s)Actress and dancer
Years active1955-1988

Zeinat Olwi (Arabic: زينات علوي) whose stage name was Zurah, (1930–1988) was one of the leading belly dancers in Egypt in the middle of the twentieth century. She appeared in many movies from the Egyptian Golden Age of cinema. One of her most famous performances was in Henry Barakat's 1955 movie Ayyam wa layali (Days and Nights).[1]

Anglicizations of her name[edit]

Her given name is anglicized variously as Zeinat, Zinat, Zinaat, and Zenat. Her surname is variously given as Olwi, Elwi, Aloui.



  1. ^ أمين, هبة (2022-05-19). "زينات علوي.. راقصة الهوانم التي اكُتشف خبر وفاتها بعد 3 أيام من رحيلها". الوطن (in Arabic). Retrieved 2023-03-31.

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