Houriya Mohamed (1942) حورية محمد

This is Houriya Mohamed in a scene from the 1942 Egyptian film ‘Bahbah in Baghdad’ (Bahbah fi Baghdad بحبح فى بغداد ) which starred Fawzi El Gazaierli, Mahmoud Shoukoko, Bishara Wakim and Mahmoud al Meliji. The story of the time is that Houriya Mohamed, though once close to Taheya Karioka, developed a mutual dislike (I’m being circumspect here….) to the point where Houriya (and/or her mother) destroyed one of Taheya’s costumes and things went downhill from there…..
Trivia: Houriya Mohamed was married to Egyptian screen actor Emad Hamd. She was followed by Fathiya Sherif (one of Badia Masabni’s monologists) then famous Egyptian singer Shadia and finally by screen actress Nadia al Gendi. Busy boy.

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