Hayatem (Egypt)

Alexandria born Hayatim first made her name as a dancer. She has appeared in numerous Egyptian movies, initially as a bellydancer who did a bit of acting but later as an actress who did a bit of dancing. She was married for some years to Egyptian actor Mohamed Khairy.
Hayatim was a terrific dancer in her heyday, despite the sometimes eye searing ‘special effects’ that often featured in her videos. Hayatim oozes confidence and assurance but its not an ‘in-your-face’ aggression that we see from some of today’s dancers. Hayatem’s style is relaxed and fluid and she doesn’t attempt to beat the music to death.
She was featured in a series of Egyptian bellydance VHS tapes that introduced many Western dancers to famous Egyptian dancers such as Nagwa Fouad, Soheir Zaki, Mona al Said and Hala al Safy.

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