“Selfie” Shams Al-Baroudi and Hassan Youssef arouse the interest of the Egyptians


“Selfie” Shams Al-Baroudi and Hassan Youssef arouse the interest of the Egyptians

After sharing a recent photo of them on social media

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The photo circulated on the communication sites of Youssef and Shams Al-Baroudi

Cairo: «Middle East»

A recent “selfie” image of the retired Egyptian artist Shams Al-Baroudi, and her husband, the artist Hassan Youssef, grabbed the attention of the Egyptians during the past hours, as Egyptian and Arab news sites highlighted the widespread circulation of the image amid the interest of the followers, and the image received varying responses, especially after the disappearance of Shams Al-Baroudi from Attention during the past many years after her retirement from the field of art and her commitment to the home.
Followers praised the Egyptian actress for her beauty and distinctive look, despite reaching the age of 76.
Last year, Shams Al-Baroudi appeared to the audience through a telephone interview, in which she denied reversing her decision to retire or to return to acting again, stressing that she left the field of acting more than 37 years ago.
Shams Al-Baroudi, of Syrian origin, retired from art in the mid-1980s, after the screening of her latest film “2 On the Road”, which she starred in front of Adel Imam, and she wore the veil and the niqab, and she has retired from the spotlight since that time, with the exception of a few times in which she appeared in pictures with her family.
Shams Al-Baroudi, who was considered one of the most beautiful faces of Egyptian cinema during the sixties and seventies of the last century, studied at the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts for only two and a half years. And fat cats, two on the road» and other works.
And last February, her son, artist Omar Hassan Youssef, celebrated her wedding anniversary with his father by publishing an old photo of their wedding, on his personal account on the “Instagram” website.
According to previous statements by the Egyptian artist Hassan Youssef, his relationship with his wife Shams Al-Baroudi began with a verbal altercation during their participation in the championship of one of the films, before they again co-starred in the films “The Story of 3 Girls” and “Love Journey”, whose scenes were filmed in Syria, and the love story between them began. Before they married in February 1972. They have four children, Nariman, Omar, Mahmoud and Abdullah.
Despite Al-Baroudi’s retirement, Hassan Youssef confirmed that he did not retire from art, but said that he had become more “committed” in choosing his roles. Youssef achieved remarkable success by embodying the character of the late Sheikh Muhammad Metwally Al-Shaarawy through the series “Imam of Preachers”, which was shown in 2002.
According to critics, the pictures of the retired artists arouse the interest of the public in Egypt remarkably, especially after they disappeared from view and kept away from the spotlight for long periods, as many are interested in comparing the old pictures that they keep in their minds, of these stars or stars, and the modern image that highlights the stages of their progress in Age.
In December of last year, Omar Hassan Youssef directed “sharp criticism” to the management of the Cairo International Film Festival for not inviting his father to attend the 42nd session of the festival, which was repeated earlier when Omar criticized the management of the El Gouna Film Festival. On more than one occasion, because of his father’s invitation to attend the festival last year, in a way he deems “inappropriate for his artistic history.”



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