Lebleba (1985) لبلبة

This is Ninochka Manoug Kupelian better known as Egyptian actress and dancer Lebleba. In this scene she’s performing in the 1985 movie ‘Mahatet al Ons’ (Social Station محطة الانس). The film starred Samir Ghanem as the owner of a desert service station who uses nails placed on the road to make drivers stop to use his workshop. The film also starred Said Saleh and Younes Shelaby.
Trivia: Lebleba is the cousin of child actress Feyrouz (Perouz Artin Kalfayan) and singer/dancer Nelly (Nelly Artin Kalfayan).

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Zizi Mustafa (1985) زيزى مصطفى

This is Zizi Mustafa performing in a scene from the 1985 Egyptian film ‘El Taghiya’ (الطاغية The Tyrant) which starred Ezzat Al Alayli, Farouk al Fishawi and Leila Elwi.
There was a very well known Egyptian actress, also named Zizi Mustafa (though her real name was Zeinab Mostafa Nasr) who died in 2008. The two Zizi Mustafas are often mixed up and even Google shows dancer Zizi as having died though she’s very much alive!  Former bellydancer Zizi Mustafa is the mother of Egyptian actress Menna Shelabi

Shamadan (1985)

A wedding procession featuring a shamadan dancer from the 1985 film ‘Sa7eb al edara bawab al 3emara’ (His Highness the Building Supervisor). The bride and groom in this scene are the film’s stars, Nadia al Jundi and Adel Adham.

Nadia al Jundi (1985)

Alexandria born actress Nadia al Jundi dances in a scene from the 1985 film ‘Sa7eb al Edara Bawab al 3emara’  (His Highness, the Building Supervisor’ صاحب الإدارة بواب العمارة).
In this film, veteran Egyptian actor Adel Adham plays a hired killer who’s in hiding and working as a building caretaker (the bawab of the the title).  He marries Zaida the bellydancer (el Jundi) and they proceed to make money from renting out apartments for gambling and prostitution. They climb the social ladder while hiding behind the guise of a charity.  The film also starred Safiya Omari and Nagah el Mogy.

Nadia al Jundi (1985) نادية الجندي

Alexandria born actress Nadia al Jundi dances in a wedding scene from the 1985 film ‘Sa7eb al Edara Bawab al 3emara’  (His Highness, the Building Supervisor’ صاحب الإدارة بواب العمارة).  The actor in the galabaya is Adel Adham playing a killer who’s in hiding and working as a building caretaker (the bawab of the the title).  He marries Zaida the bellydancer (el Jundi) and they proceed to make money from renting out apartments for gambling and prostitution. They climb the social ladder while hiding behind the guise of a charity.  The film also starred Safiya Omari and Nagah el Mogy.

Dancer and singer (1985)

A young dancer and singer in a wedding scene from the 1985 film ‘Al Sayed Keshta’ (السيد قشطة). The groom’s very possessive of his new wife and has already taken a swipe at one young man before the bride tells him the youth is her brother! The bride and groom aren’t leading characters in the film which is a drama with a sad ending.
Veteran Egyptian actor Adel Adham stars in the title role as the elderly Sayed Keshta (also spelt ‘Sayyed Qeshta’) along with Soheir al Babli, Elham Shaheen and Sayed Zayan.
Trivia: The film’s title, Al Sayed Keshta, translates literally, as ‘Mr Cream’. These are also the words used as the Egyptian Arabic name for a hippopotamus. Other Arabic speakers use the words ‘فرس النهر’ meaning a river horse, others say ‘river dog’. A local friend confessed to never having had to say the word in their entire life and if, in the future, they ever had to use the word, they’d just say ‘hippo’ 🙂