Elena Anaya

Elena Anaya Biography

Elena Anaya Gutirrez (born July 17, 1975) is a Spanish actress whose career dates back to 1995. She starred alongside Antonio Banderas in Pedro Almodvar's The Skin I Live In. In 2010, she became widely known for her leading role in the erotic-lesbian romance film Habitacin en Roma (Room in Rome).

Early life

Anaya was born in Palencia, Spain. She is the youngest of three children. Her mother, Elena (Nena), is a housewife who later owned a boarding house in Palencia. Her father, Juan Jos Anaya Gmez (1934-2011), was an industrial engineer.


Anaya first received international attention in 2001 for her role in the sexually explicit drama Sex and Luca. She also had a small part in Almodvar's Talk to Her.

Her best-known Hollywood film role was as one of Dracula's brides in 2004's Van Helsing. That same year, Anaya was named as one of European films' Shooting Stars by European Film Promotion.

In 2006, Anaya appeared in Justin Timberlake's music video for his single, SexyBack.

After some "quiet" years playing supporting roles in international films such as Savage Grace and Cairo Time, Anaya roared back into prominence with a starring role in 2010's Room in Rome, and then a return to Almodvar in The Skin I Live In.

Personal life

In August 2011, Spanish tabloid magazine Cuore published photographs of Anaya kissing director Beatriz Sanchs at a naturist beach in Menorca. They were reportedly in a relationship from 2008 to 2013.


Year Title Role
2017 Wonder Woman
2016 The Infiltrator
2014 Todos estn muertos
2013 Pens que iba a haber fiesta
2012 Sons of the Clouds: The Last Colony Narrator
2011 The Skin I Live In Vera Cruz
2010 Room in Rome Alba
Point Blank Nadia Pierret
2009 Hierro Mara
Cairo Time Kathryn
2008 Slo quiero caminar Ana Rodrguez
Mesrine: L'Instinct De Mort Sofia
2007 Savage Grace Blanca
Miguel & William Leonor
In the Land of Women Sofia Buuel
2006 Alatriste Anglica de Alquzar
Stage Kiss Natalia
2005 Fragile Helen Perez
Dead Fish Mimi
2004 Van Helsing Aleera
Ana y Manuel Ana
2003 Dos tipos duros Tatiana
2002 Sin noticias de Dios Pili
La habitacin azul Ana
Rencor Esther
Hable con ella ngela
2001 Luca y el sexo Beln
2000 El rbol del penitente Sonsoles
El invierno de las anjanas Adelaida
1999 Las huellas borradas Rosa
1998 Finisterre, donde termina el mundo Laura
Lgrimas negras Alicia
1997 Grandes ocasiones Susy
Familia Luna
1996 frica frica

Awards and nominations

Year Awards Group Film Result
2002 Goya Awards Best Supporting Actress Luca y el sexo (2002)
Spanish Actors Union Film: Supporting Performance
2006 Barcelona Film Awards Best Actress Fragile (2005)
2010 Goya Awards Best Actress Room in Rome (2010)
2012 Goya Awards Best Actress The Skin I Live In (2011)

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