|Elena Anaya Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 5 in|
|Date of Birth||July 17, 1975|
|Girlfriend||Tina 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.
Elena Anaya Gutiérrez
Elena went to Royal Academy and later completed her studies from Juan Carlos Corazza Acting School.
- 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.
Anaya is managed by Independent Talent Group Ltd and Time Art.
5 ft 5 in or 165 cm
56 kg or 123.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Girlfriend / Spouse
Elena has dated –
- María Villanueva – Elena has previously dated Argentine woman international footballer, María Villanueva.
- Gustavo Salmerón (2001-2004) – Allegedly, actor Gustavo Salmerón and Elena Anaya were an item from 2001 to 2004.
- 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.
- 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.
Race / Ethnicity
- Sculpted nose
- Beautiful smile
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
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
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
Source – IMDb
Elena Anaya Facts
- Elena is fond of cooking and freediving.
- She is fluent in Spanish and English and also has little experience of speaking French.
- She decided to pursue a career in acting at the age of 17.
- Elena practiced Shotokan, a style of Karate, for around 15 years. She was good at karate and mountain climbing during her childhood.
- She is good friends with actor Jon Kortajarena.
- Anaya appeared in the music video for Justin Timberlake‘s single “SexyBack” in 2006.
- Elena Anaya is not active on social media.
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