Irene Lailin Saez Conde (born 13 December 1961) is a Venezuelan who won the Miss Universe title in 1981 in New York City, and later became an important figure in Venezuela's political arena.
Séez became the mayor of Chacao (a small city near Caracas) and then ran for Governor of the Venezuelan state of Isla Margarita, a title which she won. In 1998, she shocked Venezuela and the rest of Latin America by announcing she would run for President in 1999. She ran for the presidency, but lost to Hugo Chávez. See: Venezuelan presidential election, 1998.
She lives in Caracas now together with her husband and a baby boy she had in 2000. She has not officially announced any more plans regarding her career as a politician.
Sáez has been viewed in Venezuela by many feminists, Miss Universe fans and members of the general public as a woman who has tried to improve the self esteem of all Venezuelan women in general as well as their image.