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DiedNovember 21, 1995, Cairo, Egypt
SpouseFatin Abdel Wahab, Wageeh Abaza, Anwar Wagdi
FactSister of Munir Mourad.

Leila Mourad (April 13, 1918 – December 10, 1995) was an Egyptian actress and singer. She was one of the most popular actresses of her time and was nicknamed “The Venus of the East”.

Mourad was born in Cairo, Egypt to a wealthy family. Her father was a successful businessman and her mother was a socialite. She had two brothers and two sisters. Mourad was educated at private schools in Cairo and Geneva. She began her career as a model and singer in Cairo in the early 1930s.

Mourad’s career took off in the mid-1930s when she starred in a number of successful Egyptian films. She quickly became one of the most popular actresses in Egypt and the Arab world. In 1937, she starred in the film “Yom Biyid Nakoum” (“A Day Will Come”), which was a huge hit.

Mourad’s career continued to be successful in the 1940s and 1950s. She starred in a number of successful Egyptian and Lebanese films. In the 1960s, she retired from acting and moved to Switzerland.

Mourad was married four times. Her first husband was the Egyptian actor Ahmed Ramzy. Her second husband was the Lebanese singer Wadih El Safi. Her third husband was the Swiss businessman Jean-Pierre Ducrest. Her fourth and final husband was the Egyptian actor Mahmoud Yassin.

Mourad had three children, two sons and a daughter. Her daughter, Leila Mourad-Ducrest, is also an actress.

Mourad died of cancer in 1995 at the age of 77.

General Info

Full NameLeila Mourad
DiedNovember 21, 1995, Cairo, Egypt
ProfessionActor, Singer


SpouseFatin Abdel Wahab, Wageeh Abaza, Anwar Wagdi
ChildrenZaki Abdel Wahab, Ashraf Abaza
ParentsIbrahim Zaki Mordechai, Gamilah Salmon
SiblingsMounir Mourad, Samihah Mourad, Isak Mourad, Ibrahim Mourad, Malak Mourad


MoviesGhazal Al Banat, Ward el gharam, Yahya el hub, Leila bint el fukara, Qalbi dalili, El Madi el maghoul, Leila fil zalam, Leila, bint el rif, Laila momtera, Sayedat al-Qitar, Leila bint el agnia, Shadia al wadi, Darbet el kadar, Khatem Suleiman, Leila, bint al-madaress, Shuhaddaa el gharam, The Shores...

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1On September 12, 1952 a Syrian magazine published a story that Laila was a spy and donated 50,000 Egyptian Pounds to Israel, and as a result most Arab countries including Egypt boycotted her songs and films. Laila was later acquitted of all the accusations after she proved her innocence.It was later revealed that Anwar Wagdi was the one behind that rumor as his way to take revenge at his ex-wife.
2Sister of Munir Mourad.
3She and Anwar Wagdi married and divorced three times and had no children.
4Embraced Islam in 1947 on the first day of Ramadan.
5Was of Jewish origins. Her father Zaki Mourad was a composer.
6Ended her acting and singing career in 1955 after the death of her ex-husband Anwar Wagdi.
7Mother of Ashraf Abaza and Zaki Abdel Wahab.
8She left a legacy of 27 films and nearly 1200 songs that were produced from the mid 1930s to the mid 1950s.



El habib el maghul1955
Bint el akaber1953
Sayedat al-Qitar1953
Min al kalb al kalb1952
Ward el gharam1952
Shati el gharam1950Laila
The Flirtation of Girls1949Laila
El hawae wa el chabab1948
Darbet el kadar1947
Kalbi dalili1947
Khatem Suleiman1947
Leila bint el agnia1947Leila
El madi el majhoul1946
Leila bint el fukara1946Leila
Shadia al wadi1946
Leila fil zalam1944
Leila, bint madaress1942
Leila, ghadet el camelia1942
Victims of Love1942
Leila, bint el rif1941
Laila momtera1940
Yahya el hub1938


The Time that Remains2009performer: "Ana Albi Dalili"
Sayedat al-Qitar1953performer: "Ya Baheya"

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Shati el gharam1950songs: sung by

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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