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Laila Elwi (Arabic: ليلى أحمد علوي‎) (born January 4, 1962 in Cairo), sometimes credited as Laila Olwy, Laila Eloui, and Laila Elwy, is an Egyptian actress. She has starred in more than 70 movies and has been honored at Egyptian and international festivals with awards for most of her roles. She has also been the head – or member – of several jury committees for local and international festivals.[3] Recently, she has received an award for her lifetime achievements[4] along with Egyptian actress Safiya El Emary, South Korean actress Yun Jung-Hee, American actor Richard Gere, and French actress Juliette Binoche during the opening of the 34th Cairo International Film Festival.[5][6]

Laila Ahmed Elwi
ليلى أحمد علوي
Laila Eloui.jpg
Born Laila Ahmed Elwy
ليلى أحمد علوي

(1962-01-04) January 4, 1962 (age 56)
Cairo, Egypt
Occupation Actress
Spouse(s) Mansour al-Gammal [1][2]

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Early lifeEdit

Elwi was born in Cairo, her father Ahmad Elwi is an Egyptian of maternal Turkish origin, and her mother Stella is of Greek descent from Icaria. Elwi's maternal grandmother was of Italian origin who came to Egypt to work at the Marriott Mena House Hotel.[7]

CareerEdit

Laila started her career at a young age. When she was a seven-year-old, she participated in radio and television programs, and at the age of fifteen she appeared onstage for the first time in a play by Galal El Sharkawy, prominent Egyptian director, called Taman Sittat (8 Women).

FilmsEdit

  • Min Agl Al-Haya (1977).
  • Al-Bo'asaa (1978).
  • Mekhemar Dayman Gahez (1982).
  • Al-Khawanah (1984).
  • Al-Shaytan Youghaney (1984).
  • Al-Moshageboun Fi Al-Gesh (1984).
  • Enahom Yakteloun Al-Shorafaa (1984).
  • Samoura Al-Bent Al-Amorah (1984).
  • Matloob Hayan Aw Mayetan (1984).
  • E'edam Mayet (1985).
  • Al-Gareh (1985).
  • Al-Ragol Alazy Atas (1985).
  • Kharag wa Lam Ya'oud (1985).
  • Ayam Al-Tahadi (1985).
  • Gababerat Al-Mena (1985).
  • Hekaya fi Kelmeteen (1985).
  • Al-Nesaa (1985).
  • Zawg Taht Eltalab (1985).
  • Wa Tadhak Al-Akdar (1985).
  • Al-Harafesh (1986).
  • Al-Onsa (1986).
  • Ah ya Balad (1986).
  • Taht Al-Tahdeed (1986).
  • Azraa wa Thalath Regal (1986).
  • Asr Al-Ze'ab (1986).
  • Kelmet Ser (1986).
  • Min Khaf Selem (1986).
  • Al-Akzam Kademoon (1987).
  • Al-Moshagebat Al-Thalatha (1987).
  • Darbet Moalem (1987).
  • Khalil Ba'ad Al-Ta'del (1987).
  • Kol Haza Al-Hob (1988).
  • Al-Motamared (1988).
  • Zaman Al-Mamnou (1988).
  • Gharam Al-Afai (1988).
  • Ga'heem Taht Elmaa.
  • Ya Azizi Kolona Losous.
  • Samaa Hoss.
  • Ya Mehalabeya Ya.
  • Al-Hagama.
  • Ay Ay.
  • Enzar Belta'a.
  • Kalil Men Al Hob Katheer Men Al Onf.
  • Al Ragol Al Talet.
  • Esharet Morour.
  • Tofah.
  • Ya Donya Ya Gharami.
  • Edhak Al Soura Tetla Helwa.
  • Al-Massir (1997).
  • Hala'a Housh (1997).
  • Hob Al-Banat (2003).
  • Baheb Al-Cima halif bro und Laila Elwi (2005).
  • Alwan elsama elsabaah (2008).
  • Laylat Al Baby Doll (2008).
  • Hakayat Bin Ash-ha (2009).
  • El Basabees We El 3osyan describing the story of a girl who became psychotic after her brother took her toka
  • Brooks, Meadows and Lovely Faces (2016)

TelevisionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Elwy, family in Alexandria International Film Festival". Al-Masry Al-Youm. September 23, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Laila Elwi fails to hide marriage". 
  3. ^ "CIFF to Honor Elwi, El-Emari and Marzouq". CIFF Official Website. October 29, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Elwi is honored in Cairo Film festival". Al-Masry Al-Youm. November 30, 2010. Retrieved November 30, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Gere, Binoche honored at CIFF opening". Daily News Egypt. November 30, 2010. Archived from the original on December 10, 2010. Retrieved December 1, 2010. 
  6. ^ "The 34th Cairo International Film Festival". Al-Masry Al-Youm. November 30, 2010. Retrieved November 30, 2010. 
  7. ^ "أبرز 14 معلومة عن "ستيلا" والدة ليلى علوي اليونانية". e3lam.org (in Arabic). 25 August 2017. 

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