Nabaweya Mustafa (1949) نبوية مصطفى

This is Egyptian dancer Nabaweya Mustafa performing in a scene from the 1949 Egyptian film ‘Eweaa al Mahfaza’ (اوعى المحفظة known in English as ‘Watch Out For Your Wallet’). The singers in this scene are Suad Mekkawi and Mahmoud Shekuku and the woman in the fur coat is Lola Sedky.  The movie starred Mahmoud Ismail (who also directed), Hassan Fayek and Taheya Karioka.

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 Moustafa (1948) نبوية مصطفى

Nabaweya Moustafa performs in a scene from the 1948 Egyptian film ‘Talaq Suad Hanem’ (Madame Suad’s Divorce طلاق سعاد هانم) which starred Anwar Wagdy, Aqila Ratib, Mohamed Kamel and Bechara Wakim. The singer in this scene is Mahmoud Ibrahim Ismail Moussa, better known as Shekuku.
Trivia: Also appearing in this film was Farid Shawki as just a supporting actor. He went on to become a cinema superstar in Egypt.

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?’