5 Reasons Why Everyone Loves Fifi Abdou

“aywa ba2a yalla ba2a”

Since rising to fame in the 70s, Fifi Abdou has cemented her position in Egyptian pop culture as a living legend. Today, at 65-years-old, the icon found new ways to connect with her growing young audience. With an Instagram account boasting more than 2.5 million followers—the belly dancer and actress has become a social media star in her own right.

And if you weren’t already obsessed, MILLE gives you five reasons you’ll probably love Fifi Abdou.

She’s the queen of catch phrases.

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She loves to (hilariously) experiment with Snapchat filters.

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She’s a fashion icon.

The self-made icon has admitted to owning thousands and thousands of dresses.

She was there for Angelina Jolie when she needed it most.

And above all, she’s a feminist
In interviews, Abdou frequently encourages women to be self-confident and independent.

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