Born in 1923, the so-called ‘Shahroura,’ Nightingale, is the Lebanese singing equivalent of Elizabeth Taylor.
Sabah has been married all of 13 times, her most recent husband being a Lebanese dancer, Fadi Lubnan, who is 30 years her junior. Sabah has one son and one daughter, Hoida, a retired singer.
Sabah has participated in both Lebanese and Egyptian films alongside the Arab world’s most famous artists, such as Abdul Halim Hafez, Farid Shawqi and Rushdi Abazza (also one of her many husbands).
Sabah is known for her ‘lady like’ demeanor. Even in her old age, the songstress takes immaculate care of herself. In fact, she is known to bathe, ‘Cleopatra’ style, in a bath of milk.
Her various songs include Ala Eini (My Eyes), Iyam El Lulu (The Pearl Days) and many more.
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