Elina Löwensohn

Elina Löwensohn

Highest Rated: 100% Simple Women (2019)

Lowest Rated: 36% Six Ways to Sunday (1999)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Not Available

The personification of a certain brand of Eastern European exoticism that lends itself to playing either vampires or mysterious women with a past, Romanian actress Elina Lowensohn is best known to most audiences as a regular player in the films of Hal Hartley. Born in Bucharest in 1967, Lowensohn lived there until she was 14, with her father, a concentration camp survivor who was an official with the Ceausescu regime, and her mother, a noted ballet dancer and teacher. After the family defected to the U.S. and settled in New York, Lowensohn went on to study theatre at the University of Michigan and at New York University's Playwrights Horizon School. Her first break came courtesy of director Hartley, who, as legend has it, discovered the actress when she was working as a waitress in a New York diner. He subsequently cast her opposite fellow Hartley regular William Sage as one half of a bickering couple in his 1991 short The Theory of Achievement. A starring role in Hartley's Simple Men, in which Lowensohn played a mysterious young woman stranded on Long Island, followed in 1992. Lowensohn spent the remainder of the decade appearing mainly in small, art house films; in addition to further starring work for Hartley in his highly acclaimed Amateur (1994), which cast her as a troubled porn star, and Flirt (1995), she did starring work in Michael Almereyda's Nadja (1994), in which she played the film's titular heroine, a vampire prowling the streets of New York City. Lowensohn also had a memorable turn as New York gallery owner Annina Nosei in Julian Schnabel's Basquiat (1996) and appeared in a number of French films, including Le Silence De Rak (1997), a romantic drama in which she starred opposite François Cluzet.

Highest Rated Movies



80% Knife + Heart (Un couteau dans le coeur) Actor 2019
100% Simple Women Actor 2019
72% The Apparition (L'apparition) Docteur de Villeneuve 2018
76% Let the Corpses Tan (Laissez bronzer les cadavres!) Luce 2018
90% The Wild Boys (Les garçons sauvages) Séverine 2018
No Score Yet Mon ange Actor 2018
No Score Yet Un Juif pour l'exemple Myria Bloch 2016
No Score Yet De la guerre (On War) Rachel 2015
96% The Forbidden Room Sister $34.5K 2015
No Score Yet Le Refuge Actor 2014
No Score Yet La résurrection des natures mortes (Living Still Life) Actor 2014
86% Declaration of War Alex $46.7K 2012
No Score Yet Boro in the Box Actor 2011
100% Black Venus (Venus Noire) Actor 2011
93% Lourdes Cecile 2010
No Score Yet "L'Origine de la tendresse" and Other Tales Actor 2008
40% Able Danger Kasia 2008
No Score Yet Romaine par moins 30 Antonia 2008
No Score Yet Paradise Actor 2008
No Score Yet South of Heaven Actor 2008
46% Fay Grim Bebe $62.3K 2007
No Score Yet Sombre Actor 2007
47% Dark Water Dahlia's Mother $25.5M 2005
No Score Yet Quicksand Vannessa 2003
No Score Yet Immortality Actor 2000
47% Immortality Anne 2000
36% Six Ways to Sunday Iris 1999
No Score Yet Sombre Claire 1998
No Score Yet In the Presence of Mine Enemies Rachel Heller 1997
38% I'm Not Rappaport Clara Lemlich 1996
68% Basquiat Annina Nosei 1996
80% Flirt The Nurse 1996
No Score Yet Jane Doe Lucinda 1996
60% Nadja Nadja 1995
78% Amateur Sofia 1995
No Score Yet My Antonia Antonia 1995
97% Schindler's List Diana Reiter 1993
No Score Yet Another Girl, Another Planet Mia 1992
91% Simple Men Elina 1992
No Score Yet Theory Of Achievement Actor 1991
No Score Yet Vasco Actor


88% Seinfeld
Katya 1994


Anna Levels says: I don't judge a book by its cover, I never look before I leap, I know that some things are better left unsaid, and that worrying is the devil's favorite pastime.

Anna Levels says: I like a man with a bit of mystery about him.