Nabaweya Mustafa (1948) نبوية مصطفى

The dancer in this clip is Egyptian born Nabaweya Mustafa (نبوية مصطفى). Her performance in this scene includes the splits, some floorwork as well as her usual dynamic hipwork. The scene is from a 1948 Egyptian movie titled ‘Nargis’ (نرجس Nargis is a girl’s name meaning in English ‘Narcissus’ which is a flower) starring Nour al Hoda, Mohamed Fawzy, Fardous Mohamed, Ali al Kassar and Ismail Yassin.

Nabaweya Mustafa (1946) نبوية مصطفى

Nabaweya Mustafa dances for Sabah and Anwar Wajdi who are the seated couple in a scene from the 1946 Egyptian film ‘Sirr Abi’ (My Father’s Secret). One look at those hips and you have to ask yourself ‘Who else could it be?’