The Actors
A veritable screen icon, Yousra is Egypt’s most renowned multi-faceted celebrity with instant street recognition wherever she goes. She’s been gracing the silver screen for more than 30 years.

Yousra remains the only Arab actress to be included in the Oscar-voting membership of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Her new film LEILT EL EID, about the stories of six women on the night of Eid, will be released this Summer. She was honored at the opening ceremony of the second edition of the Red Sea International Film Festival, receiving the GOLD YUSR Honorary Award.

Who’s your hero?
My mother. She fought for her freedom as a woman in the 1950s, and she earned it, and she knew how to bring me up all alone without a father.

What’s your secret daily habit or guilty pleasure?
Tidying the house.

What’s the last great show or film you watched?
I have watched 180 films nominated for the Oscars.

What would have been your dream job if you didn’t end up doing what you’re doing?
Arts. All kinds of arts.