Nagwa Fouad (1960) فؤاد نجوى

Nagwa Fouad performs at a party in a 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.

Nagwa Fouad (1972) shamadan

This scene from the 1972 Egyptian film ‘Imtithal’ (إمتثال) features a shamadan performance by Nagwa Fouad. The film, which is non-fiction, starred Magda al Kahtib as Imtithal Fawzi who was a popular Egyptian bellydancer and singer in Cairo the 1930s. Imtithal was performing her regular act in the Bosphorus Nightclub (Casino al Busfur) in Cairo one evening in May 1936 when the lights in the nightclub suddenly went out. There was confusion and panic in the darkness and when the lights were turned back on club goers were shocked to see her lying on stage dying from stab wounds. Later investigation showed that she had been killed by a gang for failing to meet their demands for protection money.  Also starring were Adel Adham, Samir Sabri, Katkouta,  Naima el Soghaiar and Nour al Sherif.


Nagwa Fouad (1984) فؤاد نجوى

This is Egyptian bellydancer Nagwa Fouad and singer Hassan El Asmar (1959-2011) in a scene from the 1984 Egyptian film  ‘Tabonat Hamza’ ( طابونة حمزة). The film also starred Younes Shalaby, Wahed Seif, Sayed Zayan and Essad Youniss.

Nagwa Fouad (1959) نجوى فؤاد

Nagwa Fouad dances in a scene from the 1959 Egyptian comedy ‘Umm Ratiba’ (أم رتيبة) which starred Mary Mounib, Omar el Hariri, Abdel Monem Ibrahim, Hassan Fayek and Wedad Hamdi. The film tells the story of Umm Ratiba (Mounib) and her brother Suleiman (al Hariri) who are under the thumb of their elder brother Abdel (Fouad Shafik). Their brother is obsessed with witchcraft and in this scene is holding a séance with his cronies. The three fan wavers in this scene are actors Mohammed Toukhi, Ahmed Gezeri and Shafiq Noureddine. Umm Ratiba’s brother is also opposed to her marriage to their neighbour (Hassan Fayek). Abdel warns his sister and brother that, should he die, he will come back to haunt them to make sure they continue to follow his orders.  Then he dies….

Nagwa Fouad (1952) فؤاد نجوى

Nagwa Fouad dances in a scene from the 1959 Egyptian film ‘Al Millionaire al Fakir’ (The Poor Millionaire المليونير الفقير ). The singers with her are comedian Ismail Yassin and Fayza Ahmed.