100 most powerful Arab women 2013
Thu 28 Feb 2013 12:58 PM


Industry: Arts and entertainment

Designation: Singer, Actress

Country: Egypt

Occupation: Singer, Actress

Yousra is perhaps the Arab world’s biggest entertainment

She first started making films in the 1970s, and quickly
developed a strong working relationship with the legendary Egyptian actor Adel
Imam. Perhaps her best-known collaborations were with director Youssef Chahine,
with whom she made three films. Yousra’s portfolio also includes a number of TV
shows that have been popular during Ramadan, and a supporting role in the
Yacoubian Building, which had the highest budget of any Egyptian film at the
time it was made in 2006.

She is also a well-known singer, and has worked as a UN
Goodwill Ambassador.