Melda Fahmyís mother was British and her father an Egyptian engineering professor. Both she and her sister, Nadeeda, were encouraged by their family to dance and given practical help when they, together with her husband (Ali Reda) and her sisterís husband (Mahmoud Reda) formed the Reda Troupe.
As Farida Fahmy she was Redaís principal female dancer from 1959-1983 and also danced in a number of films.
More info on www.faridafahmy.com
Habibi Vol 14 No 2 (1995)
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