Laila Elwi (born January 4, in Cairo), sometimes credited as Laila Olwy and Laila Elwy, is a famous Egyptian actress. She is of mixed blood. Her father is Egyptian and her mother is Greek. Actress Laila Elwi has starred in more than 70 movies and has been honored at Egyptian and international festivals with prestigious awards for most of her roles. She has also been the head – or member – of several jury committees for local and international festivals. Recently, she has received an award for her lifetime achievements 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.