Belly Dance Tribute 12/16/11: Alyssa Milano (Charmed Episode “Y Tu Mummy Tambien”)

Belly Dance Tribute 12/16/11: Alyssa Milano (Charmed Episode “Y Tu Mummy Tambien”)
Have you noticed the differences in the “Hollywood” film versions of belly dance by actors is so very much different than the “Egyptian” film versions of belly dance by actors?  You’re probably thinking, “Duh!  Of course they are very different because most Egyptian films with belly dance actors are actually “real” belly dancers!”  So true, I love watching Egyptian movie clips with Samia Gamal, Tahia, Nagwa, etc.  Very big differences in the US Hollywood belly dance interpretations.  Thanks goodness Hollywood has the good sense to now mostly cast Belly Dancers who may or may not be SAG members, such as The Belly Twins, Mesmera, Atlantis, Ansuya, Tonya.  I always love it when I see belly dance in a TV show or movie, especially when I know the dancer is a “real” belly dancer.  But sometimes Hollywood might have a non-belly dancer perform belly dance.  That is when it gets interesting.  Some non-belly dancers are not very good when imitating belly dance.  They might have the look, but no the moves.  I thought Alyssa Milano did a good job of belly dancing in the Charmed Episode of Y Tu Mummy Tambien.  It did not look like the typical Hollywood style of putting a belly dance costume on an actress who does not know how to belly dance.  Alyssa’s dance looked very convincing.  I felt as though she really had taken lessons.  So glad she took the time to get the moves right, along with the look.  The costume was great too.  Check it out at:

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