Ofra Haza

1957 - 2000

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Ofra Haza (Hebrew: עפרה חזה; 19 November 1957 – 23 February 2000) was an Israeli singer, songwriter and actress, commonly known in the Western world as "the Madonna of the East", or "the Israeli Madonna". Her voice has been described as a "tender" mezzo-soprano. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ofra Haza has received more than 2,063,491 page views. Her biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Ofra Haza is the 150th most popular singer (up from 180th in 2019), the 105th most popular biography from Israel and the most popular Israeli Singer.

Ofra Haza was a singer and actress from Israel. She was most famous for her song "Im Nin'alu" which became a hit in the 1980s.

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  • 2.1M

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  • 63.00

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  • 49

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  • 8.75

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  • 3.14

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among singers, Ofra Haza ranks 150 out of 4,381Before her are Astrud Gilberto, Chris Norman, Esma Redžepova, Roberto Carlos, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, and Barbara Strozzi. After her are Shakira, Georges Brassens, Sofia Rotaru, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Drake, and İbrahim Tatlıses.

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Among people born in 1957, Ofra Haza ranks 23Before her are Greg Abbott, Frances McDormand, Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, Falco, Steve Buscemi, and Carole Bouquet. After her are Melanie Griffith, Richard E. Grant, Stefan Löfven, Caroline, Princess of Hanover, Dr. Alban, and Paul Kagame. Among people deceased in 2000, Ofra Haza ranks 28Before her are Pierre Trudeau, Tommaso Buscetta, Carl Barks, Empress Kōjun, Princess María de las Mercedes of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, and Jason Robards. After her are Bettino Craxi, Gino Bartali, Anatoly Sobchak, Steve Reeves, Rudolf Kirchschläger, and John Gielgud.

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In Israel

Among people born in Israel, Ofra Haza ranks 105 out of 466Before her are Tzipi Livni (1958), Aaron Ciechanover (1947), Uri Geller (1946), Berenice (28), Leila Khaled (1944), and Yigal Allon (1918). After her are Natalie Portman (1981), Itzhak Perlman (1945), Philip the Tetrarch (-4), Ghassan Kanafani (1936), Isabella II of Jerusalem (1212), and Yair Lapid (1963).

Among SINGERS In Israel

Among singers born in Israel, Ofra Haza ranks 1After her are Dana International (1969), Achinoam Nini (1969), Esther Ofarim (1941), Naomi Shemer (1930), Arik Einstein (1939), Izhar Cohen (1951), Gali Atari (1953), Ilanit (1947), Rika Zaraï (1938), Carmela Corren (1938), and Yasmin Levy (1975).