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.
In 2020, Yousra was selected as a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (The Oscars®), in recognition of her rich cinematic history. In the same year, she was honored at the Arab Satellite Festival and the Negm El Arab Festival, and received the DG Best Actress award for her latest drama Khayanet Ahd, which also received the DG Best TV Series award at the Dear Guest Awards.
In addition, Yousra was featured in the official music clip' Dokki Ya Mazzika' of the 4th El Gouna Film Festival where she launched her 'Hareef Tamsil' (Talented Actor) campaign in collaboration with Orange Egypt. The new service is exclusively dedicated for Orange network users where participants should submit a video playing a character inspired by any of Yousra's famous characters. The winner was selected to perform with her in her new series, Harb Ahlya (Civil War) in Ramadan 2021. The serial drama is written by Ahmed Adel, produced by EL Adl Group and directed by Sameh Abdel Aziz. Furthermore, she took part in the ad campaign for ZED Park alongside a plethora of Arab stars, including: Shereen Reda, Karim AbdelAziz, Nelly Kareem, Tara Emad, Huda El-Mufti, to name a few.
Her latest film Saheb El Maqam premiered on Shahid.net to tremendous success. Directed by Karim El Sobky, the film stars Asser Yassin, Amina Khalil, and Bayoumi Fouad, opposite Yousra who marks her comeback to films since Game Over in 2012. Recently, Yousra finished shooting her new film Leilet El Eid and is working on her upcoming Ramadan Series.
In 2021, Youssra performed in the closing ceremony song Met'ala' Beeky for the fifth edition of El Gouna Film Festival.