A prominent Egyptian idol, a beauty icon, a Goodwill Ambassador, and an influential public figure, Yousra has reigned supreme across the Egyptian film and entertainment industries for more than 30 years. Since the 1970s, she has been dazzling and influencing audiences across the Arab world with her unforgettable roles in some of the most important films in the history of Egyptian and Arab cinema, amassing multiple awards along with many certificates of appreciation and honors from international film events and festivals worldwide.
Best known for her social activities, Yousra participated in a 16-day campaign to end violence against women and girls, which was organized by the General Secretariat of the League of Arab States in collaboration with the United Nations (UN).
No stranger to fashion, she was selected to be Christian Dior's face in the Middle East.
During the inaugural ceremony of the 1st El Gouna Film Festival in 2017, 3 Daqat (3 Heartbeats) by Abu Ft. Yousra was released leaving behind a phenomenal ongoing success. The song went viral on social media and has been playing at weddings and festive events ever since.
Most recently, Yousra has been selected as a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (The Oscars®), in recognition of her rich cinematic history.