Aïché Nana

Kiash Nanah (2 February 1936[1] – 29 January 2014), better known by her stage name Aïché (Ayşe) Nana, was a Lebanese-born Turkish actress, dancer and stripper.

Aïché Nana
After Spogliarello di Aiche Nana 1958.jpg
Aïché Nana during a much talked about strip-tease in Trastevere (Rome), 1958
Kiash Nanah

2 February 1936
Died29 January 2014(2014-01-29) (aged 77)
OccupationActress, dancer, stripper
Years active1954–2014
Spouse(s)Sergio Pastore

Born in Beirut, Lebanon, she began her career in 1954 at the age of fourteen, before moving to France then Italy and becoming a belly dancer. She was married to Italian film director and producer and screenwriter Sergio Pastore.[1]

She became a celebrity in Italy, following a famous striptease on 5 November 1958 during a private party at the Rugantino restaurant and nightclub on the Viale di Trastevere in Rome, which caused a national scandal and went on to provide the inspiration for the 'orgy' scene in Federico Fellini's film La dolce vita.[2][3]


Nana died from cancer on 29 January 2014, four days before her 78th birthday, at the Aurelia Hospital in Rome, Italy.[1][4]


Year Title Role Notes
1956 The Lebanese Mission La danseuse
1956 A Touch of the Sun Belly Dancer
1965 Sheriff Won't Shoot Desiree
1966 A... For Assassin Adriana Prescott
1966 Thompson - 1880 Fanny
1968 Giurò... e li uccise ad uno ad uno... Piluk il timido Daisy Sugar Candy
1968 Due occhi per uccidere Nadia
1968 Crisantemi per un branco di carogne
1970 Edipeon Lola
1977 I nuovi mostri La principessa Altoprati (segment "First Aid")
1978 Porco mondo
1978 Enfantasme Gipsy
1979 Images in a Convent Mother Superior
1983 The Story of Piera La veggente / Midwife
1985 King David Ahinoab
1991 Strepitosamente... flop Pon (final film role)


  1. ^ a b c Notice of death of Aïché Nana Nana, picturesthattalk.com; accessed 7 March 2015.
  2. ^ Vitali, Alessandra (29 January 2014). "Addio Aichè Nanà, con il suo spogliarello nacque la Dolce vita". La Repubblica (in Italian). Archived from the original on 22 October 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Aiche Nana - obituary". The Telegraph. 30 January 2014. Archived from the original on 8 February 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Dancer who inspired La Dolce Vita dies at 78". The Guardian. Reuters. 31 January 2014. Archived from the original on 3 February 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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