Ofra Haza

1957 - 2000

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Bat-Sheva Ofra Haza-Ashkenazi, known professionally as Ofra Haza (Hebrew: עפרה חזה‎; 19 November 1957 – 23 February 2000), was an Israeli singer, actress and Grammy Award-nominated recording artist, commonly known in the Western world as "The Israeli Madonna", or "Madonna of the East". Her voice has been described as a "tender" mezzo-soprano.Of Yemenite-Jewish heritage, Haza's music is known as a mixture of traditional and commercial singing styles, fusing elements of Eastern and Western instrumentation, orchestration and dance-beat. She became successful in Europe and the Americas; during her singing career, she earned many platinum and gold discs. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ofra Haza has received more than 1,292,395 page views. Her biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Ofra Haza is the 170th most popular singer (down from 146th in 2019), the 116th most popular biography from Israel (down from 97th in 2019) 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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Among singers, Ofra Haza ranks 170 out of 3,541Before her are John Denver, Chester Bennington, Bryan Ferry, Tony Bennett, Marie-Louise O'Murphy, and Al Jarreau. After her are Giuseppe Di Stefano, Laura Branigan, Beniamino Gigli, Bill Withers, David Coverdale, and Esma Redžepova.

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Among people born in 1957, Ofra Haza ranks 22Before her are Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Frances McDormand, Aki Kaurismäki, Steve Buscemi, Caroline, Princess of Hanover, and Carole Bouquet. After her are Dr. Alban, Falco, Clara Ponsatí, Spike Lee, Richard E. Grant, and Paul Kagame. Among people deceased in 2000, Ofra Haza ranks 33Before her are Louis Néel, Princess María de las Mercedes of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Empress Kōjun, Steve Reeves, John Harsanyi, and Bettino Craxi. After her are John Gielgud, Hirokazu Ninomiya, Frederick Herzberg, Moacir Barbosa Nascimento, Lila Kedrova, and Willard Van Orman Quine.

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In Israel

Among people born in Israel, Ofra Haza ranks 116 out of 389Before her are Abimelech (null), Yitzhak Navon (1921), Philip the Evangelist (100), Judah ha-Nasi (135), Antigonus II Mattathias (-100), and George Habash (1926). After her are Yuval Noah Harari (1976), Valerius Gratus (-50), Aaron Ciechanover (1947), Simeon of Jerusalem (100), Arieh Warshel (1940), and Antiochus of Ascalon (-130).

Among SINGERS In Israel

Among singers born in Israel, Ofra Haza ranks 1After her are Esther Ofarim (1941), Gali Atari (1953), Dana International (1969), Naomi Shemer (1930), Achinoam Nini (1969), Izhar Cohen (1951), Arik Einstein (1939), Ilanit (1947), Yardena Arazi (1951), Yasmin Levy (1975), and Ishtar (1968).