Hind Rostom (1971) هند رستم‎

This is Egyptian actress Hind Rostom performing in a scene from the 1971 Egyptian film ‘Modaresti al Hasnaa’ (My Fair (or Beautiful) Teacher مدرستى الحسناء). In this film she plays Nadia, a chemistry teacher who moves to Cairo with her sister played by Sanaa Mazhar. Nadia takes up a job as the teacher of a group of high school troublemakers. Viewers will need to suspend reality as leading the supposed ‘students’ are actors Hussein Fahmy, Helmy Abdel Wahab and Saeed Saleh who were all decidedly 25+. Also starring was Abdul Moneim Ibraheem.
Trivia: You may remember the same ‘dream’ sequence in the 1973 version of the film where the dancing was performed by actress Mervat Amin. The 1973 film was titled “Madraset El Moshaghbeen” (School of Troublemakers مدرسة المشاغبين ) and is in colour.

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Soheir Zaki (1971)

This is Soheir Zaki performing in a scene from the 1971 Egyptian film ‘Modaresti al Hasnaa’ (My Fair Teacher مدرستى الحسناء). The film starred Hind Rostom as Nadia, a chemistry teacher who moves with her sister to Cairo. There she takes up a job as the teacher of a group of high school troublemakers. Viewers will need to suspend reality as leading the ‘students’ are actors Hussein Fahmy, Helmy Abdel Wahab and Saeed Saleh who were all decidedly 25+. Also starring were Abdul Moneim Ibrahim and Sanaa Mazhar.

Nahed Yousry (1971) ناهد يسري

Egyptian actress Nahed Yousry (ناهد يسري) dances in a scene from the 1971 Syrian movie ‘Wahid za’ed Wahid’ (One Plus One واحد + واحد). Nahed Yousry (not to be confused with Nahed Sherif) is often remembered for her ‘racy’ film roles in the early 1970s when she was based in Beirut. In 1974 she was involved in an incident, I understand it was an automobile crash, and she retired from screen acting for many years as a result. She returned eventually but retired from acting in 1990.
This film starred Suhair al Morshidi, Talan Hamdi (1941-2012) and Syrian actor/comedian Duraid Lahham.

Soheir Zaki (1971) سهير زكي


Here’s an interesting clip of Soheir Zaki from the 1971 film ‘Rejal fil al Misyada’ (Men in the Trap رجال فى المصيدة ) which starred Mahmoud al Meliji and Salah Qabil. Soheir’s wearing street clothes and dances to a baladi progression of a style that’ll be familiar to many dancers.  The interesting bit is that in some versions of the film, while she still dances to the same music, the scene changes to a studio for part of her performance. During the scene change Soheir wears a bedlah but in this version the music is cut short and she dances in civvies only.
Trivia: I’ve been told that Soheir Zaki was married to the film’s Director of Photography at that time this film was made.