Houreya Mohammed (1949) حورية محمد

The bellydancer in this clip, Houreya Mohammed (1918-1970) should be better known as she’s a terrific dancer. This scene is from the 1949 Egyptian film ‘Fatma, Marika, and Rachel’ (فاطمة وماريكا وراشيل) which starred Mohammed Fawzi, Lola Sedki, Ismael Yassin and Madiha Yousri. The film has been classed as an ‘ethnic comedy’ as it tells the story of a man who is in love with three different women, the ladies being Fatma who’s a Muslim, Marika who’s a Christian and Rachel who’s a Jew. Lebanese actress/dancer Nelly Mazloum plays the part of Rachel.
Trivia: Its rumoured that Houreya Mohammed was the dancer who famously slashed Taheya Karioka’s costumes in a fit of jealousy when they both worked for Badia Masabni. Does anyone know if this is true or not?

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