Elena Anaya

Highest Rated: 93% Wonder Woman (2017)
Lowest Rated: 24% Van Helsing (2004)
Birthday: Jul 17, 1975
Birthplace: Palencia, Palencia, Castilla y León, Spain
For many of those who realize their calling in life at an early age, the world is wide open with success and opportunity at every turn. When Spanish actress Elena Anaya felt that her talents gravitated toward a life on the stage and screen, the aspiring young actress spared precious little time in getting herself prepared for life in the limelight -- a fact that no doubt played a part in her being named one of European Films' Shooting Stars during the 2004 European Film Promotion campaign. A relatively new face to stateside audiences at the time of her international debut in 2004's Van Helsing, Anaya was soon climbing the latter to international success with subsequent roles opposite such screen heavies as Gary Oldman (Dead Fish) and Viggo Mortensen (Alatriste). A native of Palencia, Spain, whose early childhood was spent practicing karate at the Okinawa Gymnasium and climbing mountains, Anaya opted out of Cadiz School in 1996 -- choosing instead to join the Real Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático de Madrid and study under actor Manuel Morón. Following her feature debut in the 1996 drama África, Anaya continued to impress with supporting roles in such features as Black Tears and Wiped-Out Footprints. A turn opposite handsome Spanish leading man Eduardo Noriega in the 2000 romantic drama El Invierno de las Anajanas showed great promise for the burgeoning actress, with a role in the erotic arthouse drama Sex and Lucia earning her a Goya nomination for Best Supporting Actress. As her profile continued to increase thanks to roles in such features as The Blue Room and Pedro Almadóvar's Talk to Her, it seemed only a matter of time before Anaya's popularity went international. Though her role as Dracula's most possessive bride in 2004's Van Helsing may have offered her little chance to shine amongst the massive CG-overload, audiences could rest assured that they would be seeing plenty more of the Spanish beauty when it was announced that she would be appearing in both the 2004 action comedy Dead Fish and the 2005 period adventure Alatriste.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
93% Wonder Woman Dr. Meru $412.5M 2017
65% The Summit (La cordillera) Actor 2017
71% The Infiltrator Gloria Alcaino $15.5M 2016
No Score Yet Zip and Zap and the Captain's Island (Zipi y Zape y la Isla del Capitán) Señorita Pam 2016
No Score Yet Lejos del mar Actor 2015
33% Swung Actor 2015
No Score Yet The Memory of Water (La memoria del agua) Actor 2015
No Score Yet Hijos de las nubes, la última colonia (Sons of the Clouds) Actor 2014
90% Todos están muertos Actor 2014
No Score Yet Pensé que iba a haber fiesta Ana 2013
81% The Skin I Live In Vera $3.2M 2011
91% Point Blank Nadia $0.8M 2011
81% Mesrine: Public Enemy #1 Sofia 2010
81% Mesrine: Killer Instinct (L'instinct de mort) Sofia $0.6M 2010
81% Cairo Time Kathryn $1.6M 2010
No Score Yet Room In Rome (habitacion En Roma) Alba 2010
No Score Yet Hierro Marií 2009
No Score Yet Sólo quiero caminar (Just Walking) Ana 2008
38% Savage Grace Blanca $0.3M 2007
44% In the Land of Women Sofia Buñuel $11.1M 2007
No Score Yet Miguel and William Actor 2007
No Score Yet Stage Kiss Actor 2006
No Score Yet Alatriste Angelica de Alquezar 2006
No Score Yet Frágiles (Fragile) Helen 2005
No Score Yet Dead Fish Mimi 2004
24% Van Helsing Aleera $119.7M 2004
No Score Yet Dos Tipos Duros (Two Tough Guys) Actor 2003
38% Sin noticias de Dios (Don't Tempt Me) Pili 2003
No Score Yet The Blue Room (La habitación azul) Actor 2002
92% Talk to Her Ángela $9.1M 2002
71% Sex and Lucia Belen Lozano $1.4M 2002
No Score Yet Las Huellas Borradas (Fading Memories)(Wiped-Out Footprints) Rosa 1999
No Score Yet La Busqueda Actor 1998
No Score Yet Lagrimas Negras (Black Tears) Alicia 1997
No Score Yet Familia Luna 1996

TV

CREDIT
93% Jett
2019
  • 2019
50% MotherFatherSon
2019
Sofia
  • 2019

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