This is Egyptian dancer Zizi Mustafa in green and gold. She uses a veil throughout the piece and as you can see, the clip’s from a long, long time ago.
Trivia: There’s often confusion with the late Zizi Mustafa, an Egyptian actress who died in 2008. The former bellydancer Zizi Mustafa is very much alive and is the mother of actress Mena Shalabi.
Zizi Mustafa dances in a scene from the 1983 Egyptian comedy film ‘Massoud Saeed Leh?’ (Why’s Massoud Happy? مسعود سعيد ليه). The singer is Fatma Eid (فاطمة عيد). The film starred Wahed Seif, Said Saleh and Essad Younes and tells the story of Massoud a poor man who finds a large sum of money in a bag, returns it and is rewarded. The owner of the money is murdered and the money is stolen. Massoud was the last person seen with the victim etc but it all ends happily.
Bellydancer and actress Zizi Mustafa dancing in a scene from a 1984 Egyptian film titled ‘Al Mahzouz’ (The Lucky المحظوظ ) which starred Saeed Saleh, Farouk al Fishawi and Essad Younes. The movie is about two real estate agents battling each other for a piece of land. The music Zizi is dancing to is not the same as the musicians are playing or miming to. The piece you can hear is ‘El dooma wa tekka’ by Khamis Henkish. I think it was on the ‘Delta Festival’ tape (Yes, tape. That’s how long ago it was!)
There’s a lot of confusion as there are two ‘Zizi Mustafas’. One of the Zizi’s was an actress who died in 2008. The other Zizi is the former bellydancer who is still very much alive and who’s the mother of actress Mena Shalaby .
Zizi Mustafa in a scene from the 1974 film ‘Al Muhim al Hob’ (Love is Important) which starred Nahed Sharif, Adel Imam and Emad Hamdy.
Keep your eye on the actor playing the part of the conductor – he’s a show on his own!