Fifi Abdo reportedly sexually harassed at Karima Mokhtar's funeral

Published January 18th, 2017 - 02:50 GMT
Belly dancer Fifi Abdo was not happy with the male stranger who harassed her. (File photo)
Belly dancer Fifi Abdo was not happy with the male stranger who harassed her. (File photo)

Egyptian belly dancer Fifi Abdo was reportedly subjected to sexual harassment at the funeral of esteemed Egyptian actress Karima Mokhtar.

Mokhtar passed away on Thursday 12 Jan; she was 82. 

Fifi was condoling who appeared to be one of the late actress's relatives when a man sneaked up on her and reportedly did something that the camera didn't catch on video. 

That's when the dancer turned around and politely told the man off for allegedly groping her. 

"If this was your relative's funeral would I do what you just did to me? Do you really approve of your actions?," she said.
The man smirked and shook his head before Fifi quickly walked off away from the scene.

Mokhtar starred in dozens of popular films, plays and TV dramas over the course of more than half a century.

She was born in Assiut, Upper Egypt on 16 January 1934.

Mokhtar started her career in entertainment in the 1950s on the popular Egyptian children’s radio show Baba Sharou.

Her first role on the big screen came in the film Thaman Al-Horeya (The Price of Freedom, 1963).

Her convincing role as Zeinab, a mother of seven, in the highly successful film Al-Hafeed (The Grandson, 1974), opposite the late Nour El-Sharif and Mervat Amin, earned her popular acclaim.

She also starred in other important films including Amira Hobi Ana (Amira My Love, 1974), opposite Hussein Fahmi and the late Souad Hosni; Al-Shaytan Ya’ez (The Devil Preaches, 1981), opposite the late Farid Shawki; and more recently, Al-Farah (The Wedding, 2009), opposite Khaled El-Sawy.

Her role in the classic play El-Eyal Kebret (The Kids Have Grown Up, 1979) – where she played Zeinab, a wife dealing with a cheating husband while coping with four troublesome children – cemented her reputation as the ultimate mother character in the Egyptian art scene.

Her roles on TV included classic soap operas such as Yetraba Fi Ezo (May He Grow Up Prosperous, 2007) opposite Yehia El-Fakharany, and Bardis (1985) remain all time classics for TV viewers.


Al Ahram also contributed to this report. 

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