Nagwa Fouad (1958) فؤاد نجوى

Nagwa Fouad dances in a scene from the 1958 Egyptian film ‘Touha’ (توحة) which starred Hind Rostom in the title role. Hind Rostom is the blonde lady who enters the bar wearing a melaya. Also starring were Zahrat al Ola, Ahmed Saeed and Mohsen Sarhan. The male dancer at the beginning of the clip is pretty good too isn’t he?

Nagwa Fouad (1961) فؤاد نجوى

Egyptian bellydancer Nagwa Fouad performs in a scene from the 1961 film ‘Zawj bil ijar’ (‘Husband for Rent’ or ‘Husband by Proxy’ زوج بالإيجار ).  The film starred comedian Ismail Yassin as a wealthy businessman named Murad who is facing bankruptcy. He also plays Murad’s lookalike named Filfil (فلفل). The film also starred Zahra al Ola, Wedad Hamdi and Hassan Fayek.

Nagwa Fouad (1968) نجوى فؤاد‎

These are the opening credits from the 1968 Egyptian film ‘Ibn al Hitta’ (‘Local Boy’ ابن الحتة)  featuring Egyptian bellydancer Nagwa Fouad. In this film Nagwa Fouad plays the dancer girlfriend of Farid, a famous movie star. Farid is killed in a car crash and his place is taken by Ashour the local bike repair man. Both the film star and Ashour are played by Farid Shawki the only difference being that the film star has a moustache and his doppleganger Ashour doesn’t. Ashour’s family, including his fiancée (Zahraat al Ola) and his blind, widowed mother are told that it was Ashour, not Farid the film star, who’d died in the fiery inferno and they go into mourning.
Life as a famous movie actor is not easy for Ashour. He doesn’t fit in and finds that he isn’t comfortable in the world of film stars, being happy to spend his evenings having supper on his apartment landing with the local boys. Also he’s fighting off Nagwa Fouad! To complicate things further, his fiancée (who thinks he’s dead) gets a job on the movie set as an extra.
Anyway, long story short, there’s a happy ending.

Nagwa Fouad (1992) نجوى فؤاد‎

Nagwa Fouad dances in a scene from the 1992 Egyptian film ‘The Dancer and the Devil’ (راقصة والشيطان Al Raqisa w’al Shaytan’). The film starred Hatem Zulfikar (also spelt Hatem Thu Al Faqqar ) and Amal Ibrahim.

Nagwa Fouad (1965)

This is Egyptian bellydancer Nagwa Fouad in a scene from the 1965 film ‘Al Moshagheboun’ (The Troublemakers/Hooligans المشاغبون) which starred Rushdi Abaza, Nelly, Mahmoud al Meliji and Tawfik al Deqn. The film tells the story of a huge sum of money that is stolen from an Egyptian criminal and the crime leader’s attempt to find those responsible.

Nagwa Fouad (1960) نجوى فؤاد‎

Bellydancer Nagwa Fouad dances through the opening credits of the 1960 Egyptian film ‘Al Ghajaryyah’ (The Gypsies/Roma/ الغجرية ) which starred Huda Sultan, Shokry Sarhan, Mahmoud al Meliji and Abdel Salam al Nabulsi.
Trivia: Both Nagwa Fouad and Samia Gamal danced through the opening credit sequences of some of their films (Samia on several occasions) so I guess, as my grandmother would have said when she was explaining anything that happened in the past, “….it was the fashion at the time.”

Nagwa Fouad (1960) فؤاد نجوى

Nagwa Fouad dances in another scene from the 1960 Egyptian film ‘Ihtares min al Hob’ (Farewell to Love وداعا يا حب). The singer with her is Muharam Fuad. The film also starred Mariam Fakhr El Din, Khalil Bader El Dein and Wedad Hamdi.