The authorities under President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi have cracked down on some artists in Egypt using wide-ranging morality laws.
, born 10 March 1987), also known as Cecilia Liu, is a popular Chinese actress who graduated from the Beijing Dance Academy with a major in ballet.
She is best known for her role as Ruoxi in the Chinese time-travel drama Scarlet Heart. She ranked 20th in Forbes China Celebrity 100 list in 2017.
She returned to the small screen with historical drama Sound of the Desert, based on the novel Ballad of the Desert written by Tong Hua.
The series gained high ratings domestically, and was also well-received overseas.
Andreeva had been detained at a Cairo police station, security sources said, adding she was expected to be sent back to Russia on Saturday.