Dorra Zarrouk is a woman of many talents. Not only is the award-winning Tunisian actor one of the most in-demand stars in Arab cinema and television but also a graduate of law, master of political science, fashion aficionado, and red-carpet queen. In celebration of her 40th birthday today January 13, we rounded up five of Zarrouk’s unforgettable moments with Vogue Arabia throughout the years as we look forward to creating many more in the future.
1. Shone bright in the Vogue x Bulgari collaboration for the September 2019 issue
Dripping in extravagant diamond sets and elaborate jeweled headpieces, Zarrouk graced the pages of Vogue Arabia’s iconic September issue for a special campaign with Bulgari in all that glitters. An all-access interview with the star gave us an intimate look into her experience as an Arab woman, her ongoing battle with stardom, and her introspective journey to find love and happiness. “Having self-confidence, the ability to tolerate people and enemies of success is necessary to deal with such characters,” explained Zarrouk during the conversation. “Loving fans gives me the positive energy to face these negative aspects, encourages me to continue, and enjoy art.”
2. Head-turning fashion at the Cairo International Film Festival
Cameras and celebrities alike couldn’t get enough of Zarrouk’s Michael Cinco gown at the opening of the 2019 Cairo International Film Festival, which catapulted the star the top of many best-dressed lists—including Vogue Arabia’s.
3. Stunned in scarlet at the inaugural Ball of Arabia
As a longtime supporter of Arab designers, Zarrouk often dons regional designers to red-carpet events in a nod to the many homegrown creatives who deserve a global spotlight. While the carpet may not have been red at Vogue Arabia’s first-ever Ball of Arabia at the Burj Al Arab in December 2018, Zarrouk’s red gown was scene-stealing worthy.
4. United with Arab stars at the El Gouna Film Festival
Zarrouk took a regal seat at the Vogue Arabia portrait studio during the 2018 El Gouna Film Festival in celebration of the bright future of Egyptian cinema with stars such as Zarrouk paving the path to change.
5. Guest starred on Vogue Arabia’s Coffee with Nardine video series
It’s no easy task to play a rapid-fire game of “this or that” with MBC The Voice presenter, Nardine Farag, but Zarrouk took the quiz in stride, giving us a glimpse into her innermost thoughts over a steaming cup of coffee.