Born in Baghdad, Iraq, 1929. BA Social Services, Beirut Women's College, 1951; Graduate Fine Arts, IFA. Travelled extensively moving between European and Arab countries. Held numerous solo exhibitions in Bon, New York, London, Amman and Baghdad and took part in numerous group exhibition in Baghdad since the late 1950s including those organised by SIPA of which she is a member. Established and managed Al-Orfali Gallery, the first private art gallery in Baghdad, 1980. Artwork in private and public collections world-wide.