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Elena Anaya

Highest Rated:   92% Wonder Woman (2017)
Lowest Rated:   23% Van Helsing (2004)
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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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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
92% Wonder Woman
  • Dr. Meru
$412.5M 2017
54% The Summit (La cordillera)
  • Actor
2017
69% 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
29% 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
80% The Skin I Live In
  • Vera
$3.2M 2011
91% Point Blank
  • Nadia
$0.8M 2011
82% 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
39% Savage Grace
  • Blanca
$0.3M 2007
43% 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
23% 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

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