Leila Mourad (Arabic: ليلى مراد; February 17, 1918- November 21, 1995) was an Egyptian singer and actress. She is also credited as “Laila Mourad” and “Layla Mourad”.
Leila Mourad was born in Al Daher, Cairo on February 17, 1918 to an Egyptian of Iraqi Jewish descent father, Zaki Mourad, a respected singer and musician in the twenties, and to a Jewish mother whose family is from Poland, Gamilah “Salmon” who gave birth to Mourad, Isak, Ibrahim, Malak, Mounir and Samihah. Her brother Mounir Mourad was an actor and composer.
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