Badia Masabni (Arabic: بديعة مصابني, born Wadiha Masabni (Arabic: وديعة مصابني; 1892–1974)), was an entertainer, singer, Night club owner, actress, and businesswoman born to a Lebanese father and a Syrian mother. She was best known for opening a series of influential clubs in Cairo from the 1920s onward.
Badi'a Massabni in her wedding dress on 11 September 1924
|Died||1974 (aged 83)|
|Other names||Sultana, Sultanat Al-Tarab|
Badia was born in 1892 in Damascus, Ottoman Empire, one of seven siblings to a Lebanese father and a Syrian mother. Her father owned a Soapmaking business. The family's financial condition abruptly worsened when Badia's father died leaving his sons to care for the family business. Soon afterwards,[when?] the soap factory was consumed by fire and one of Badia's brothers died with fever.
- 1926: Sala Badia Masabni, Emad el Din, Cairo.
- 1928: Sala Badia, Alexandria.
- 1930: Casino Opera, Giza.
- 1931: Cinema Badia, Giza.
- Hashem, Tarek (11 August 2010). "صانعة النجوم عاشت في أحضان الأُنس والألم...(1) بديعة مصابني ملكة الشقاء والليل". توابل. Kuweit. al-Jarida. Retrieved 15 June 2013.
- Badia Masabni, interview, Egyptian TV, 1968, https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8yBO4TELvqQ