Drogheda girl Yasmine keeping it real
WHAT has Ireland’s wonderful ambassador to the UN, Geraldine Byrne Nason, and actress Yasmine Akram, have in common?
They are both from Drogheda and can famously state, ‘you can take the girl out of Drogheda, but you can’t take Drogheda out of the girl!’
Geraldine made that statement earlier this year during the visit of Prince Albert of Monaco to her home town.
And last week, Yasmine (pictured) showed off the attitude of her home town in true Yasmine style.
Famous for her role as Mad Mary in the stage play that sparked the award winning film, Yasmine has spent the last few weeks hosting a RTE series ‘Irish in Wonderland’.
She travelled around the world to meet Irish people who had made it big and her latest adventure was in Monaco.
As she concluded, she asked herself, would she be happy if she were rich? her response was ‘I’m from Drogheda, I keep it real’ - but with the little addition - ‘a tiara would be nice!’
Yasmine was a wonderful presenter and who knows where her career can go after this.
She was actually born in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates but her family settled in Drogheda, when she was just 18-months old. Her father is originally from Pakistan and her mother is from Drogheda.
She famously appeared in Sherlock a couple of years ago.
She revealed during the RTE show that she has lived in Crystal Palace in London for the past 13 years.