Layla El

British professional wrestler, dancer, and model

Layla El (born June 25, 1977) is a English dancer, model, and retired professional wrestler. She is best known for her time with the WWE. During her time in the WWE, Layla was a one-time WWE Divas Champion, one-time and final Women's Champion, and was the winner of the 2006 WWE Diva Search.[1][2][3]

Layla El
Layla at the WrestleMania 31 Axxess on March 28, 2015
Born (1977-06-25) June 25, 1977 (age 42)
London, England
Lives inMiami, Florida
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Layla
Layla El
Billed height5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)
Billed fromMiami, Florida
Trained byJesse Hernandez
PWA Staff
Dave Finlay
FCW Staff
DebutJuly 10, 2006
RetiredJuly 29, 2015

Before becoming a professional wrestler, Layla was a dancer for the NBA's Miami Heat from 2004 to 2006 but returned to the team in 2015 to present.[4]

On July 29, it was announced that Layla decided to retire from professional wrestling and she was released from her WWE contract.[5]


  1. "Divas Championship - Layla (April 29, 2012 - September 16, 2012)". WWE. Retrieved 2015-12-29.
  2. "Women's Championship - Layla (May 14, 2010 - September 19, 2010)". WWE. Retrieved 2015-12-29.
  3. "Interview With Layla El, Winner of the 2006 Diva Search". Retrieved 2015-12-29.
  4. "Layla dishes on the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals". WWE. Retrieved 2015-12-29.
  5. "Layla announces retirement from WWE: exclusive interview". WWE. Retrieved 2015-12-29.

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