Leila Shenna

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Leila Shenna
ليلى شنّا
Born Morocco
Other names Leilah Shenna
Occupation Actress

Leila Shenna (Arabic: ليلى شنّا‎; born Morocco) is a Moroccan former actress who featured on film mostly in the 1970s.

She is most commonly remembered in English speaking countries for her role as a Bond girl in the 1979 film Moonraker as an evil air hostess.[1] However, she also starred in the 1968 film Remparts d'argile (initially released in Italy, later released in the United States in 1970 under the title Ramparts of Clay) directed by Jean-Louis Bertucelli,[1] the 1975 Palme D'or winner Chronique des années de braise directed by Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina,[2] as well as the 1982 Algerian film Vent de sable, also directed by Lakhdar-Hamina.[3] The first two films were set in Algeria, the third simply in the desert. She also had a minor role in the 1977 film March or Die.[1]

She is the cousin of Malika Oufkir, the writer of Stolen Lives: Twenty Years In A Desert Jail, an account of the failed 1972 assassination attempt on the King of Morocco by her father (and Leila's uncle), General Mohamed Oufkir.

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Quotes[edit]

  • Single line in Moonraker: "Any higher Mr. Bond and I'm afraid my ears will pop"

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