The Egyptian cinema icon just got whole stretch of asphalt named after her.
El Gouna has recently named a street after one of Egypt’s biggest and most beloved movie icons, Yousra, in an effort to honour the actress’s artistic history. The united Nations Goodwill ambassador, internationally acclaimed actress and singer has performed in over 90 films. Her first appearance was in the 1980 film Azkiya’ laken Aghbiya (Smart yet Stupid), after which Yousra went on to feature in a range of Egyptian movies, and has made a name for herself in both Egypt and the Middle East.
The prolific actress has won several awards and titles, including being dubbed by Arabian Business as one of “the world’s 100 most powerful Arab women" and by the Middle East as one of the “50 Most influential Arabs". Having been an honourary president of Cairo International film festival in 2017, Yousra was also one of the judges on the international Advisory board for the Gouna Film Festival of the same year.Yousra has over 60 awards to her name, including being honoured at the Cannes Film Festival and the Venice Film Festival. The actress was also awarded the Marrakech International Film Festival honourary award in 2013 and the “ART” award for excellence in the Taormina Film Festival, among other prominent awards and accolades.
Her activities aren't limited to the silver screen however, having dedicated much of her time and effort to social issues, including fighting against human trafficking and advocating for women and children's rights.
Main image taken from Egypt Independent