Leyla Sayar, Turkish actress, Died at 76

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Leylâ Sayar was born on December 27, 1939, and died on July 22, 2016.

She was a Turkish actress, author, ballerina, beauty queen, and singer of Circassian descent.

She was known to be one of the most beautiful women of the Cinema of Turkey.

Prior to pursuing an acting career, she attended the American Academy for Girls.

She was crowned Miss Cinema Star, in 1957.

For a short while held the first runner-up title for the beauty pageant Miss Turkey.

Leyla also finished first in the Miss Beach Beauty competition.

Sayar took acting lessons at the Turkish State Theatre in Ankara.

She has acted in 170 films, between 1957 and 1976.

Leylâ Sayar aunt was married to a business magnate from the United States, and this contact led Leyla Sayar to get offers abroad. However, she steadfastly refused calls from Hollywood.

During the late 1950s, despite rumors that Leyla Sayar and Muzaffer Tema would be married were circulated, she dated Göksel Arsoy briefly after her breakup with Tema.

During 1976, she renounced her career and devoted herself to religion and charity.

There on she has not used any electronic appliances or devices.

She released various books, including Altın Kalem, Erdemin Sırları, Meleğin Sözleri, Mühür, and Mürşit.

Leylâ Sayar passed away at 76 years old.

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