Arab women have once again taken a leap forward towards conquering the world. Egyptian actress Yasmine Sabri is the new ambassador of international French luxury conglomerate Cartier. She is the first Arab and Middle Eastern woman to be bestowed with such an honor.
The 32-year-old star was featured in Cartier's "Into the Wild" campaign film. Donning a black jumpsuit and decorated with gold and diamond Panthère de Cartier earrings and timepiece, she promotes the latest collection alongside her fellow brand ambassadors.
"It's such an honor and I'm so proud. I hope I can represent the women of the Middle East in the most beautiful, elite, and prestigious way possible," Sabri told Vogue Arabia.
Two and a half years ago, she was invited to become part of the Cartier family; she's now one of the six women who represent the panther. The latter has been a staple in Cartier's world since 1914 when its creator Jeanne Toussaint introduced the fierceness, strength, and elegance of this proud feline.
Sabri's favorite piece from the entire collection is a $490,000 Panthère timepiece. The sensational creation is packed with diamonds as well as emeralds, crafted and placed to perfectly represent the renowned panther.
According to Vogue Arabia, Sabri chose this piece as her favorite because you have to be going to incredible places to wear it.
"I stand out and I don't belong to any crowd. I'm strong, I'm independent, I'm beautiful, I'm wild, I'm irreplaceable," she explained.
Sabri has also recently become the face of MAC Cosmetics in the Middle East with which she will be collaborating on a new limited edition packaging line to be available later this year.
The actress is well-known for her part in promoting and supporting women's empowerment. In 2013 and during the Arab African Conference on Women's Empowerment, she was named the "Ambassador of African Women" for her part in the "Enti Al Aham" (translates to 'You come first') campaign advocating for women.
Sabri launched her acting career in 2013 when she appeared in the Egyptian series Khatawat El Shaytan (The Devil's Footsteps.) Throughout the years, she's played roles in multiple TV shows including Gabel el Halal, Hekayti, and Al Ostoora among others.