5 Reasons Why Everyone Loves Fifi Abdou

“aywa ba2a yalla ba2a”

byAmina Kaabi

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.

She loves to (hilariously) experiment with Snapchat filters.

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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