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Florence Ezekiel 
      Indian actress (b. Dec. 5, 1931/32, Baghdad, Iraq—d. Feb. 9, 2006, Mumbai [Bombay], India), starred in more than 60 Bollywood movies, particularly during the 1950s and '60s, and was best known for her portrayal of alluring female vamps. With her European appearance, chiseled features, arched eyebrows, and a willingness to defy socially acceptable behaviour for women by portraying voluptuous, evil characters, Nadira was considered to be ahead of her time. She made her debut under the screen name Nadira in 1943 and rose to fame with her most notable film, Shree 420 (1955), in which she played a seductive temptress, a part that became her signature role. Nadira received a Filmfare best supporting actress award for her performance in Julie (1975). Her last film, Josh, was released in 2000.

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