In December 2021, Yousra announced that she had tested positive for COVID-19 and was undergoing medical treatment.
Through her Facebook account, the Egyptian megastar expressed her deepest thanks and showed her gratitude to her friends and fans who care and care about her after announcing that she tested positive for coronavirus.
Yousra also sincerely thanked the Ministry of Health, doctors and nurses who are providing her with the medical care she needs, announcing that no words can describe their huge effort to fight the pandemic.
The Egyptian film “Saheb el Makam” was Yousra’s last film.
The film premiered on Shahid Vod on July 30, 2021.
It was the first major Middle Eastern film to premiere on a vod platform before its theatrical release.
Egyptian superstars Yousra and Asser Yassin co-star in ”Saheb el Makam”.
Yousra appears throughout the events of the film to Yassin who takes on the role of a wealthy businessman, in the form of a spirit and pursues him.
Alongside Yassin and Yousra, the film stars Amina Khalil, Riham Abdel Gahfour, Bayoumi Fouad, Nesrine Amin among others. ”Saheb el Makam” is written by Ibrahim Eissa, directed by Mando el Adl and produced by Ahmed el Sobky.
Recently, Egypt’s Minister of Social Solidarity, Nevine Kabbage, honored Egyptian star Yousra and famous Egyptian director Mohamed Samy for their latest Ramadan series ”Kheyanet Ahd” (Ahd Betrayal) and ”El Brince” respectively .
“Yousra is an Egyptian actress, singer, United Nations Goodwill Ambassador and an internationally renowned artistic icon.
She is one of the hottest actresses not only in Egypt but in the Arab region.
Yousra was born on March 10, 1951 as Sevin Hafez Nesim. In 1980, she made her debut in the film “Athkiya’ Laken Aghbiya” (Smart butt).
Yousra acted in many films such as “Kasr Fel Hawaa” (Castle in the air), “Fatah Tabhath Ann al-Hob” (A girl in search of love), “Alf Bossa Wa Bossa” (A thousand and one kiss) and “Ebtessama Waheda Takfi” (A smile is enough).
Yousra formed a successful duo with superstar Adel Emam which resulted in a number of blockbuster films that enriched Egyptian cinema such as “Shabab Yarkoss Fawk al-Nar” (Youth Dancing on Fire), ” Al-Ensan Yaeesh Mara Waheda” (The Man Lives Once), “Ala Bab al-Wazeer” (At the Minister’s Gate), “Al-Avocato” (The Lawyer), “Al-Ins Wal -Gen” (The human and the goblin), “Karakoun Fel Shareih” (A police station in the street), “Al-Mansi” (The Forgotten), “Al-Irhab Wal Kabab” (Terrorism and Kebab), “Toyour Al-Zalam” (Birds of Darkness) and “Bobo” among others.
Yousra was included by Arabian Business among the 100 most powerful Arab women in the world and by the Middle East among the 50 most influential Arabs.
In 2015, she received the Achievement in Cinema Award at the Arab Women of the Year ceremony in London.
Throughout her artistic career, Yousra has received more than 60 local, regional and international awards, including at the Cannes Film Festival and the Venice Film Festival.
Yousra’s cooperation with internationally acclaimed director Youssef Chahine greatly influenced her career.
Among his important films with Chahine are “Hadduta Masreya” (An Egyptian Tale), “Iskendereya Kaman we Kaman” (Alexandria More and More) and “Al-Mohager” (The Immigrant).
After a long career, including 85 films and 20 television series, Yousra began to devote part of her efforts to social issues, in particular human trafficking.
She engages in humanitarian and advocacy work for women and children.
Yousra has participated in World Economic Forum sessions in Switzerland, Jordan and Egypt due to her humanitarian work.
She is currently a Goodwill Ambassador for many United Nations agencies, including the United Nations Development Programme, UNAIDS and the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS.
She was honorary president of the Cairo International Film Festival in 2017.
In honor of Yousra’s rich artistic career, one of the streets in the city of El-Gouna has been named after the Egyptian superstar.
In 2019, Yousra, famous producer and director of Cairo International Film Festival Mohamed Hefzy and acclaimed director Amr Salama were chosen as members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Yousra was the first Egyptian and Arab filmmaker to attend the Academy Awards and walk its red carpet.