Nahid Sabri (1962)

Nahid Sabri (صبري ناهد) is the dancer in this scene from the 1962 Egyptian film “Youm Bela Ghad“ (غد بلا يوم A Day without (a) Tomorrow). Born in 1925 in Tanta, Egypt, Nahed Sabri and her sister went to the bright lights of Cairo where Nahed became a pupil of Nelly Mazloum. She was given her big break by Hussein Fawzi an Egyptian film director who was married to Naima Akef at one point. Nahid Sabri travelled to the US where she lived for several years before returning to Egypt. She later renounced dancing and closed her dance schools.
The film starred Syrian born singer, composer and oud player Farid al Atrache, along with Mariam Fakreddine and Zaki Rostom.

Nemat Mokhtar (1962) نعمت مختار

Nemat Mokhtar is the dancer in this scene from the 1962 Egyptian comedy ‘Al Fursan al Thalata’ (The Three Musketeers الفرسان الثلاثة). The film starred Ismail Yassin, Abdel Salem al Nabulsi, Mahmoud al Meliji and Leila Hamdy.

Hadia (1962) هدية


This is Egyptian dancer Hadia in a scene from the 1962 Egyptian film ‘Forgive Me My Sin’ (اغفر لى خطيئتى). Hadia performed in only half a dozen Egyptian movies between 1958 and 1965.
This film starred Kamal al Shinnawi and Samira Ahmed in the story of a man who discovers that his wife was previously a prostitute.  Long story short, his mother interferes, he leaves his wife then they get back together.
*This* Hadia shouldn’t be confused with the well known Canadian bellydancer who has the same stage name.