Elena Anaya Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Elena Anaya Quick Info
Height5 ft 5 in
Weight56 kg
Date of BirthJuly 17, 1975
Zodiac SignCancer
GirlfriendTina Afugu Cordero

Elena Anaya is a Spanish actress known for playing the role of Isabel Maru /Doctor Poison in the 2017 superhero film, Wonder Woman. She gained immense popularity with her role of Vera Cruz in the 2011 movie, The Skin I Live In, alongside actor Antonio Banderas and also earned a Goya Award for Best Actress. Her part in the movie, Sex and Lucía, also brought her immense critical acclaim and recognition.

Born Name

Elena Anaya Gutiérrez

Nick Name

Elena

Elena Anaya as seen at MIFF 2015 presentation of 'They Are All Dead' in March 2015
Elena Anaya as seen at MIFF 2015 presentation of ‘They Are All Dead’ in March 2015 (MiamiFilmFestival / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Sun Sign

Cancer

Born Place

Palencia, Spain

Nationality

Spanish

Education

Elena went to Royal Academy and later completed her studies from Juan Carlos Corazza Acting School.

Occupation

Actress

Family

  • Father – Juan José Anaya Gómez (Industrial Engineer)
  • Mother – Elena (Housewife, Owner of a Boarding House)
  • Siblings – Marina Anaya (Older Sister) (Painter, Sculptor, Printmaker). She has one another older sibling.

Manager

Anaya is managed by Independent Talent Group Ltd and Time Art.

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 5 in or 165 cm

Weight

56 kg or 123.5 lbs

Boyfriend / Girlfriend / Spouse

Elena has dated –

  1. María Villanueva – Elena has previously dated Argentine woman international footballer, María Villanueva.
  2. Gustavo Salmerón (2001-2004) – Allegedly, actor Gustavo Salmerón and Elena Anaya were an item from 2001 to 2004.
  3. Beatriz Sanchís (2008-2013) – Anaya and director Beatriz Sanchis started dating each other in 2008. The duo was once spotted kissing each other at the naturist beach in Menorca. However, in 2013, their relationship came to an end.
  4. Tina Afugu Cordero – Elena and costume designer Tina Afugu have been dating each other for a while and the couple has a son who was born in February 2017 via artificial insemination.
Elena Anaya with Antonio Banderas (Center) and Melanie Griffith (Right) at Toronto Film Festival 2011
Elena Anaya with Antonio Banderas (Center) and Melanie Griffith (Right) at Toronto Film Festival 2011 (GabboT / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Race / Ethnicity

Hispanic

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Hazel

Sexual Orientation

Lesbian

Distinctive Features

  • Sculpted nose
  • Beautiful smile

Brand Endorsements

She has done endorsement work for various brands like Band of Outsiders.

She has also been a part of –

  • PSA for UNHCR: “No One Chooses to Be a Refugee” 2012
  • PSA for UNHCR, “Welcome to My Country” in 2013
Elena Anaya as seen in April 2010
Elena Anaya as seen in April 2010 (Cristina / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Best Known For

  • Having been cast as Alba in the lesbian romantic comedy-drama film, Room in Rome (2010)
  • Playing the role of Isabel Maru /Doctor Poison in the 2017 superhero film, Wonder Woman

First Film

Anaya made her first theatrical film appearance as África in the drama film, África, in 1996.

First TV Show

Elena made her first TV show appearance as a guest on the talk-show, Lo + plus, in 1996.

Elena Anaya Favorite Things

  • Football Team – FC Barcelona
  • Actors – Federico Luppi, Susan Sarandon, Ariadna Gil, Victoria Abril, Roberto Benigni
  • Directors – Woody Allen, Lukas Moodysson
SourceIMDb
Elena Anaya as seen while smiling
Elena Anaya as seen while smiling (ELENA ANAYA Fan Club / Instagram)

Elena Anaya Facts

  1. Elena is fond of cooking and freediving.
  2. She is fluent in Spanish and English and also has little experience of speaking French.
  3. She decided to pursue a career in acting at the age of 17.
  4. Elena practiced Shotokan, a style of Karate, for around 15 years. She was good at karate and mountain climbing during her childhood.
  5. She is good friends with actor Jon Kortajarena.
  6. Anaya appeared in the music video for Justin Timberlake‘s single “SexyBack” in 2006.
  7. Elena Anaya is not active on social media.

Featured Image by MiamiFilmFestival / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

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