The dancer in this clip is Egyptian dancer and actress Samiha Tawfik who was born in Fayoum (about 100kms from Cairo) in 1928 and died in Cairo in 2010. The scene is from the Egyptian comedy “Feleh and Mehtas” (فالح ومحتاس) which was released in 1954. The singer is Sherifa Maher.
This is another scene from the 1953 Egyptian film ‘Ghaltet al Omr’ (Mistake of a Lifetime غلطة العمر) which starred the performers featured in this clip, dancer/actress Samiha Tawfik and singer/actress Hoda Sultan. Also starring were Zouzou Nabil and Hamdy Gheith.
Trivia: Egyptian actor and comedian Fouad al Mohandes who went on to have a huge career also appears.
This is a scene from the Egyptian film ‘Tahia al Rijjala’ (Long Live Men تحيا الرجالة) and the dancer is Samiha Tawfik. The film was released in 1954 and starred Karem Mahmoud, Abdul Salem al Nabulsi and Zeinat Sedki. The female singer in this clip is Sherifa Maher who also stars in the film.
Born in 1928, Samiha Tawfik had a long career as both an actress and an on-screen dancer. Her brother, El Toukhy Tawfiq, was also a well known film actor and fight scene arranger. They both started their careers working in a circus with their father. Samiha Tawfik retired from show business in 1987 and passed away in 2010.
Trivia: Lebanese dancer Gawaher also performs in the same film.
Samiha Tawfik (1928-2010) is the dancer and Doria Ahmed and Hassan Fayek are the singers in this scene from the 1954 Egyptian film ‘Al Nas Maqamaat’ (Class Distinctions الناس مقامات) . The film starred matinee idol Shukri Sarhan along with Mahmoud el Meliji, Lebanese born actress Alwiya Gamil (Mrs Mahmoud al Meliji) and Hind Rostom.