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Occupation  Actress
Height  1.65 m
Years active  1995–present
Full name  Elena Anaya
Name  Elena Anaya
Siblings  Marina Anaya
Role  Actress

Elena Anaya

Full Name  Elena Anaya Gutierrez
Born  July 17, 1975 (age 40) (1975-07-17) Palencia, Castilla y Leon, Spain
Parents  Juan Jose Anaya, Nena Anaya
Movies  The Skin I Live In, Room in Rome, Sex and Lucia, Van Helsing, Talk to Her
Similar People  Natasha Yarovenko, Josie Maran, Beatriz Sanchis, Pedro Almodovar, Blanca Suarez

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Elena Anaya Gutiérrez (born July 17, 1975) is a Spanish actress whose career dates back to 1995. She starred alongside Antonio Banderas in Pedro Almodóvar's The Skin I Live In, for which she won the Goya award for Best Actress. She is also known for her roles in Habitación en Roma (Room in Rome) and Wonder Woman.


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Early life

Anaya was born in Palencia, Castilla y León, 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 José Anaya Gómez (1934–2011), was an industrial engineer.


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

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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 Almodóvar in The Skin I Live In.

In 2017, Anaya appeared as Doctor Poison in Wonder Woman.

Personal life

In August 2011, Spanish tabloid magazine Cuore published photographs of Anaya kissing director Beatriz Sanchís at a naturist beach in Menorca. They were reportedly in a relationship from 2008 to 2013. In November 2016, it was announced that Anaya was expecting her first child with her partner, Tina Afugu Cordero, a costume designer. In February 2017, Anaya gave birth to their son.


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