Egyptian cinema icon dies aged 97
Egyptian cinema icon dies aged 97

Tributes have been paid after one of the icons of Arab cinema – Madiha Yousry – died in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, aged 97.

During a career spanning seven decades, Yousry starred in more than 90 films and a dozen soap operas.

Nicknamed The Dusky Lady of the Nile, Youssry’s first role was in the 1942 film No Love and her last was in the movie The Terrorist in 1994.

She played alongside some of the greatest names of her time, including Omar Sharif.

In 1998 she became a member of the upper chamber of the Egyptian parliament.

Yousry married four times and had one son, who died in a car crash at the age of 26.