Nemat Mokhtar نعمت مختار (1956)

Nemat Mokhtar dances in a scene from the 1956 Egyptian film ‘Sahifat al sawabeq’ (Criminal Record صحيفة السوابق). One of the backing dancers is Ellen Diato.
The film starred Sabah, Kamal al Shennawi, Mahmoud al Meliji and Siraj Munir. Kamal al Shennawi’s character Waheed has turned his back on a life of crime. He’s looking forward to a future with his family and a regular job until an old crony reappears to destroy his happiness by revealing his shady past.
Movie trivia: While she’s not in this particular scene, Egyptian screen actress Soheir Ramzy makes her screen debut in this film as a 6 year old. Soheir Ramzy is the daughter of a famous Egyptian actress, Doria Ahmed.

Ellen Diato (1956) ايلين دياتو

This is actress/dancer Ellen Diato dancing in a scene from the 1956 Egyptian film ‘Sahibat al Azama’ (The Great Lady صاحبة العصمة ). The man rolling off the stage at the end of the scene is comedian Ismail Yassin.
Ellen Diato was born in Cairo of Greek descent and appeared in a number of Egyptian movies in the 1950s either as a dancer or in small acting roles. Her films included ‘Delilah’ which starred Abdel Halim Hafez (she dances while Mary Ezzeldine sings), several films with Ismail Yassin and also with Nelly Mazloum.