In 2004 she toured Italy with an Italian production Vecchi Tempi of the same play, but this time playing Anne.
In that year, she also performed in Terence Rattigan's The Deep Blue Sea at the Theatre Royal, Bath, on tour and then in the West End back at the Vaudeville Theatre.
In 2009, she posed nude with a codfish to promote the documentary , a film exposing the effects of.
The unlikely lovers share an age difference of 32 years At 19, she completed a course at The Australian Film School in Sydney, before spending two years studying in the Lee Strasberg Institute in New York.
The Australian-born blonde is a burgeoning actress with an A-list pedigree, born to nominees Greta Scacchi - who at 56 is the same age as her new man - and Vincent D'Onofrio, 57.
She went on to give versatile performances in films such as 1984 , 1985 , 1987 , 1990 , 1992 and 1994.
Madeline Kohler and , London 1987 Yelena , London 1991 Nora Company, Perth 1992 Miss Julie 1996 Cecilia Sydney Theatre Company 1999 Larita Chichester, England 2001 Kate Sydney Theatre Company 2004 Vecchi Tempi Anne Italian tour of play 2005 Amanda 2008 Sydney Theatre 2008 Hester Theatre Royal, Bath; Vaudeville, London 2010 Desiree , Paris.
Little else is known about Leila, with the blonde beauty keeping a relatively low-profile until her tryst with Penn went public this week.