1. This is golden era bellydancer Katy (1927-1980) in a scene from the 1954 Egyptian film 'El Ard el Tayeba' (The Good Earth الارض الطيبة) which starred Kamal al Shennawi and Mariam Fakhr Eddine. They play the couple shown in this clip. Also starring were Hussein Riyad, Abdul Salem al Nabulsi and Zouzou Madi. The female singer is Suad Mekkawi and the male dancer wearing the top hat is Omar al Gizawy. The man wearing the sash is Fuad al Mohandes who went on to become a star.

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  2. Katy dances in a scene from the 1958 film 'Hal aktulu zawji?' (Should I Kill my Husband? هل اقتل زوجي). The film starred Mohsen Sarhan, Samira Ahmed and Tawfik al Deqn (the man at the bar who's worse for wear).

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  3. The dancer is Katy (also spelt Katie, Kitty, Keti) and the scene's from the 1952 Egyptian drama 'Hayati Inta' (You are my life حياتي انت) which starred actresses Shadia and Mona. Also starring were Kamal al Shinnawi and Shukry Sarhan.

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  4. Katy is the bellydancer in this scene from the 1954 Egyptian comedy 'Afritat Ismail Yassine' (Ismail Yassine's Ghost عفريتة إسماعيل يس ). She plays a nightclub bellydancer who is, shortly after this scene, murdered by the nightclub owner's henchman. The evil henchman is played by Farid Shawki who you'll see in this scene making several attempts to poison her. After her death, the dancer haunts Ismail Yassine until he agrees to help identify her killer. The complications begin when she admits that she doesn't know whodunnit because she was asleep at the time! Also starring were Mary Mounib and Zeinat Sedki.

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  5. Katy is the ghostly bellydancer in this scene from the 1954 Egyptian comedy 'Afritat Ismail Yassine' (Ismail Yassine's Ghost عفريتة إسماعيل يس ). Katy plays a nightclub bellydancer who is murdered by the henchman (played by Farid Shawki) of a greedy nightclub owner. She haunts Ismail Yassine who is the man seated on the right. Ismail also works at the nightclub and Katy haunts him until he agrees to help identify her killer. The complications begin when she admits that she doesn't know whodunnit because she was asleep at the time. Also starring were Mary Mounib and Zeinat Sedki.

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Katy كيتي

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Katy was born Katy Vousteki (كيتى فوستاكي) in 1927 in Alexandria, Egypt to a Greek father and Egyptian mother. She appeared in many movies from the 1950s through to the mid-1960s but left Egypt suddenly in mysterious circumstances after being implicated…


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Katy was born Katy Vousteki (كيتى فوستاكي) in 1927 in Alexandria, Egypt to a Greek father and Egyptian mother. She appeared in many movies from the 1950s through to the mid-1960s but left Egypt suddenly in mysterious circumstances after being implicated in a spy plot involving Egyptian/Israeli double agent Refaat el Gammal. Egyptian actress Mary Fakreddine has always defended Katy's reputation at a cost to her own, saying that Katy did not co-operate.
I'm sure I'm saying things you already know but many who come to this channel are not aware that there was a large Greek community in Egypt prior to the 1952 revolution. The majority left Egypt in the decade or so following the revolution, many to the US, Canada and Australia. As Katy's fame relates to her place of birth I've referred to her as Egyptian. She appeared in at least two Greek language films and also speaks Greek in at least one of her Egyptian films where she plays the daughter of the local Greek barber.
She died in Greece in 1980.

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