Where did belly dance originally come from?
Probably from India.
The are some similarities between Indian and Egyptian dance. Indian gypsies have presumably brought the dance to North Africa, where belly dance developed into the current form. You find a historical view here: http://www.worldbellydance.com/history/
Famous styles of Egyptian dance are shaabi, baladi, saidi, classical filmdance and modern belly dance. If you like to know more about these styles, please check:
Like to see a nice shaabi?
Like to see a nice saidi?
Like to see a nice baladi?
Famous dancers in classical Egyptian Cinema are Samia Gamal, Tahia Karioka and Naima Akef. Later Soheir Zaki and Nagwua Fouad.