The 1920s: Umm Kulthum (1898-1975). She was active in her career from the 1920s through the 1970s. Kulthum was an internationally famous singer, songwriter, and film actress. Kulthum is glamorously showing off her modest yet chic dress while posing for this photograph. She is demonstrating the style of her era by having her hair in an up-do while wearing a long sleek dress.
Umm Kulthum, (December 30, 1898 - February 3, 1975 ) was an internationally famous Egyptian singer, songwriter, and film actress of the 1920s to the 1970s. She is given the honorific title, Kawkab al-Sharq ("Star of the East")