Leila began her career in hairdressing and worked at Nina's Hair Parlour, UK's first Vintage hair specialist. Leila soon got a reputation for skilful work in the field of period hair. This was her way into the film business. Leila was soon working on big international productions like Grace of Monaco, Yves Saint Laurent and Madame Bovary. Most recently, Leila was the designer on feature film : In Darkness, starring Natalie Dormer and Joely Richardson. Alongside her fascination with period, Leila has always been passionate about contemporary films and TV drama. Her work includes The Missing ( Bafta and Golden Globe nominated) and The Brand New Testament (Golden Globe nominated).
Leila is fluent in five languages (English, French, Italian, Dutch and Finnish), and this has proved an asset on many international productions.
Leila's primary work has been in cinema and TV but she has also worked on numerous commercials for brands such as Badoit and Stella Artois, as well as music videos like her favorite - Robbie Williams 'You Know Me'.