Image 1 of 18: Known as much for her notorious cleavage as for her singing and strutting around racking up disdain or popularity, her breasts have been the subject of chatteratti - ever since her much cited surgical alterations, or blatantly, enhancements.
Image 1 of 18: Aware of the attention as she crops up on website celebrity bra-size-finder (as 34C before you check), she places her arms across her burning bosom. Burning cause people are talking about it. Word on the web suggests a size-shift from 36A to 36D.
Image 1 of 18: Born to a Lebanese Dad and an Egyptian Mom, she began work as a model at the young age of 16, won the title of Miss South Lebanon, hailing from Southern Lebanese origins herself. (famed for showing allegiance to Hezbollah, even when their popularity on home soil was waning)
Image 1 of 18: In 2010, she was voted as the Sexiest Woman Alive. She is considered one of the sexiest women of the Arab world.
Image 1 of 18: Pre or post- op? goes the debate and which do we prefer? Well in Lebanon the pre-op versions are becoming few and far between so just for novelty it’s occasionally pleasing to see the before shots. What mother nature gave you.
Image 1 of 18: Here we see the rumoured 36 D rather than C. Though some in-house ‘experts’ size her down to the more modest C. Dimensions and vitals!: allegedly 1.63 meters tall. 34-28-38 (75-65-85).
Image 1 of 18: By 1996, she had appeared on over a hundred magazine covers. 10 years later in 2006, Wehbe was listed on People Magazine's list of the 50 most beautiful people.
Image 1 of 18: While Egypt was struggling for freedom her breasts seem to be struggling for release of their own! Her cleavage the subject of debate even while the Middle East has heavier matters to deal with!
Image 1 of 18: She created quite a furor in her short-lived acting career. Her latest attempt to enter our Egyptian soap opera screens has been scuppered by the show being dropped due to the series manager’s familial association with the now beyond-disgraced Regime.
Image 1 of 18: She normally generates a stir by her seductive dresses, provocative dancing, and just general controversial behavior for a lady in the Middle East, or elsewhere for that matter.
Image 1 of 18: She really is the Britney of the Middle East. The above open-legged seating reminds us of Britney Spears stepping out of car exposing her flimsy underwear.
Image 1 of 18: Al Azhar scholars filed a law suit against her accusing her of being a "Prostitute and a woman with no ethics whatsoever".
Image 1 of 18: She nurtured a musical inclination by growing up listening to jazz and R&amp;B. Lawsuits and Fatwas from Al Azhar scholars took the attention from any musical talents.
Image 1 of 18: Egyptian clerics &amp; scholars were appalled at her scandalous un-Islamic attitude during filming. She pranced around the AlAmin Mosque in revealing attire, and cursed the Imams in movie Dokan Shehata, only later to veil her hair as her character finds Islam. Adding insult to injury.
Image 1 of 18: Questions over her support of the Egyptian fans arose during the heated month of January 2011, as Amr Diab was no longer welcome in the country.
Image 1 of 18: Who’s the Daddy? In 'Fain al Baba’ (Where is Daddy), her lyrics, rather than her dress or manufactured body, have come under fire from an offended Egyptian community stung by
perceived racist lyrics that compare black Egyptians to monkeys. Where is my teddy bear and my Nubian monkey?
Image 1 of 18: Bous il Wa-Wa: another hit from her child-ish album Baby Haifa, featuring also Fain al-Baba.The chorus focuses on a child (in her saccharine voice) singing kiss my ouch,or, where it hurts, in child-speak.
Image 1 of 18: Says a fan-turned-critic: “She’s had her skin bleached..she is a European wannabe sorry to say but its true!! People might say she’s really pretty but that’s all due to surgery. She’s NOT the most attractive woman I’ve seen!!”
Haifa Wehbe: Lebanese beauty, model, actress and singer. But mostly known for the controversy she creates. She needs no introduction in the Middle East.
With attention and eyes tuned into the Arab world, not surprisingly some are still landing on Haifa’s cleavage in the midst of standard revolutionary images. And Haifa is concerned to salvage her breast reputation and acting career. With the spotlight on Tahrir Square, she has managed to keep at least some attention fixed on her camera-loving self. By drawing attention to her breast size. While people cry for freedom she seems to fight the corner for the freedom to modify your cup size.
Her body is no stranger to gossip and vicious tongues: nosejob, eyelid-lift and colored lenses comprise her plastic repertoire. Add to that several hair extensions.
With the Arab world a-blaze with or rife with Revolution and drama, her own TV drama plans have been disrupted as the daughter to an Egyptian mother and wife to an Egyptian business man, was due to star in her first Egyptian soap opera series Nousseh - which has since been dropped. The show was dumped amid allegations of corruption as the son of the owner of the managing company was linked to the Mubarak Regime.
She is naturally quite embroiled with Egypt- given a maternal link, and home and husband and a patchy acting career set in the Hollywood of Arabia. She’s grabbed headlines and courted controversy almost through the course of her celebrity career: Lawsuits and fatwas or just viscious tongues are hardly alien to her. Many of her darkest moments involve her (recently revolutionizing) mother-land. Her relationship to Egypt includes a near-suing by Egyptians of the Nubian race type, being subjected to serious censure and legal battles waged by scholars and clerics at the Azhar Mosque for her dodgy and hardly Muslim-compatible antics in and around Mosques in Egypt. The twice married celebrity has further provoked disapproval as a pop icon who seems to lack firm family values.
Sometimes her scandals have been in close succession, meaning when things go quiet we wonder if she’s behaving herself or just not been caught.
These slanders and slurs are often left in the realms of media and celebrity gossip columns but more often than is pop-star-standard, leaking out into legal battles and religious opprobrium. She’s not quite what you would take home to your mother, as one distraught mother learnt the hard way when her son expressed the intention to marry her. Luckily for a certain Egyptian businessman Ahmad Abu Hashimeh, this marriage to a certain London resident did not transpire.
Haifa, whether she’s singing, acting or posing has always attracted the public and media gaze. As when she’s performing covers as ‘I will survive’ appropriating Gloria Gaynor’s famous refrain and turning the famous chorus line Arabic, ‘3awzah a3eesh’.