Bellydancers, dancing horse, shamadan (1987)

This clip comprises 3 scenes from ‘Wa Yabqa al Hobb’ (Love will Remain ويبقى الحب), a 1987 film starring Farid Shawki, Soheir Ramzi, Miriam Fakhreddine and Saudi actor Fuad  Baksh.  Many scenes in this movie were filmed in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
The first scene in this clip is set at an Egyptian wedding.  The entertainment starts with a dancing horse. A bellydancer follows and you’ll notice that the editing of her performance is haphazard; at first she has a veil, then she drops the veil and has a cane, suddenly she’s back to a veil, then she has the cane again.  To follow the story, Fuad Bakhsh, the man next to Farid Shawki, has spotted Soheir Ramzi’s character and has made eye contact with her.  She is smiling but is being coy.
The next scene is a zaffa (wedding procession) of the main characters played by Ms Ramzi and Mr Baksh. There are two bellydancers, one wearing a shamadan.  The bride is wearing what is possibly one of the worst bridal headwear pieces ever, it looks more suited to Star Trek. Anyway, moving along to the final scene which is set at the Saudi wedding reception of the groom in the previous scene. In this scene he’s wearing a dishdash and dark bisht.  As you’ll see this is an all male function.  The singer/oud player in this scene is Talal Salama who became very popular in Saudi after recording the theme song for the Saudi soccer team.

Soheir Ramzy (1982) سهير رمزى

This clip shows Egyptian actress Soheir Ramzy dancing in a couple of scenes from the 1982 film ‘Ana Mish Haramia’ (I am not a thief أنا مش حرامية) which also starred Samir Ghanem.
Soheir Ramzy is the daughter of actress Doria Ahmed. After her early days as a child actress Soheir worked as an air hostess and then as a model prior to her career in films.  She made a name for herself playing ‘saucy’ roles in a string of movies in the 1970s.  She’s been married several times, including once to Farouk al Fishawi and on another occasion to a former husband of bellydancer Nagwa Fouad.
In 1992 she retired from acting and began wearing modest clothing and hijab (head covering) returning to tv acting as a hijabi in 2006.

Soheir Ramzy (1977)

Actress Soheir Ramzy dances in a scene from the 1977 Egyptian film ‘Helwa Ya Dona al Hob’ (حلوة يا دنيا الحب). The film starred Soheir Ramzy, Hussein Fahmy and Akila Rateb. The film tells the story of a man who hits the road after being told that his father isn’t really his father. He joins a travelling show and falls in love with the dancer.
Soheir Ramzy is an actress who danced as and when required by the role she played. After a busy career she retired from the screen early in the 1990s following her decision to cover and wear hijab. In 2005 she announced her return to the screen in a tv drama series but she subsequently reversed her decision. In 2006 she decided to go ahead in a tv series, and has since made maybe half a dozen tv series and a radio play.

Soheir Ramzy (1972) سهير رمزي

Actress Soheir Ramzi dances in a scene from the 1972 film ‘Waladi’ (My Son ولدى) in which she starred along with Farid Shawki (the man sitting at the bar) and Tawfiq al Deqn (who enters the club with his gang).
Trivia: Soheir Ramzy is the daughter of screen actress Doria Ahmed. Soheir retired from acting in 1992 but returned in 2003 and now wears hijab.