Elena Anaya

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Elena Anaya (born July 17, 1975) is a Spanish actress whose career dates back to 1995. Anaya was born in Palencia, Spain on July 17, 1975. She is the youngest of 5 children. She first received international attention in 2001 for her role in the sexually explicit drama Lucía y el sexo (Sex and Lucía) and also appeared in Pedro Almodóvar's Hable con ella (Talk to Her). Her best-known Hollywood film role was as a vampire in 2004's Van Helsing, playing Dracula's bride, Aleera. She is also featured in Justin Timberlake's music video for his 2006 single, SexyBack. In 2004, she was named as one of European films' Shooting Stars by European Film Promotion. Description above from the Wikipedia article Elena Anaya, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Alatriste (2006)

In 17th century Spain Diego Alatriste, a brave and heroic soldier, is fighting in his King's army in the Flandes region. His best mate, Balboa, falls in a trap and, near to death, asks Diego to look after his son and teach him to be a soldier.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Agustín Díaz Yanes
CAST:  Viggo Mortensen  •  Elena Anaya  •  Unax Ugalde  •  Eduard Fernández

In 17th century Spain Diego Alatriste, a brave and heroic soldier, is fighting in his King's army in the Flandes region. His best mate, Balboa, falls in a trap and, near to death, asks Diego to look after his son and teach him to be a soldier.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Agustín Díaz Yanes
CAST:  Viggo Mortensen  •  Elena Anaya  •  Unax Ugalde  •  Eduard Fernández

Don't Tempt Me (2001)

Two angels, one from the heaven and one from the hell, come to earth to save the soul of a boxer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Agustín Díaz Yanes
CAST:  Penélope Cruz  •  Victoria Abril  •  Gael García Bernal  •  Demián Bichir

Two angels, one from the heaven and one from the hell, come to earth to save the soul of a boxer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Agustín Díaz Yanes
CAST:  Penélope Cruz  •  Victoria Abril  •  Gael García Bernal  •  Demián Bichir

Sex and Lucía (2001)

Various lives converge on an isolated island, all connected by an author whose novel has become inextricably entwined with his own life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julio Medem
CAST:  Paz Vega  •  Tristán Ulloa  •  Najwa Nimri  •  Daniel Freire

Various lives converge on an isolated island, all connected by an author whose novel has become inextricably entwined with his own life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julio Medem
CAST:  Paz Vega  •  Tristán Ulloa  •  Najwa Nimri  •  Daniel Freire

Talk to Her (2002)

Two men share an odd friendship while they care for two women who are both in deep comas.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pedro Almodóvar
CAST:  Leonor Watling  •  Rosario Flores  •  Javier Cámara  •  Darío Grandinetti

Two men share an odd friendship while they care for two women who are both in deep comas.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pedro Almodóvar
CAST:  Leonor Watling  •  Rosario Flores  •  Javier Cámara  •  Darío Grandinetti

Van Helsing (2004)

Famed monster slayer Gabriel Van Helsing is dispatched to Transylvania to assist the last of the Valerious bloodline in defeating Count Dracula. Anna Valerious reveals that Dracula has formed an unholy alliance with Dr. Frankenstein's monster and is hell-bent on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Sommers
CAST:  Hugh Jackman  •  Kate Beckinsale  •  Richard Roxburgh  •  Josie Maran

Famed monster slayer Gabriel Van Helsing is dispatched to Transylvania to assist the last of the Valerious bloodline in defeating Count Dracula. Anna Valerious reveals that Dracula has formed an unholy alliance with Dr. Frankenstein's monster and is hell-bent on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Sommers
CAST:  Hugh Jackman  •  Kate Beckinsale  •  Richard Roxburgh  •  Josie Maran

Point Blank (2010)

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Samuel Pierret is a nurse who saves the wrong guy – a thief whose henchmen take Samuel's pregnant wife hostage to force him to spring their boss from the hospital. A race through the subways and streets of Paris ensues, and the body count rises. Can Samuel evade ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fred Cavayé
CAST:  Gérard Lanvin  •  Roschdy Zem  •  Elena Anaya  •  Gilles Lellouche

Samuel Pierret is a nurse who saves the wrong guy – a thief whose henchmen take Samuel's pregnant wife hostage to force him to spring their boss from the hospital. A race through the subways and streets of Paris ensues, and the body count rises. Can Samuel evade ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fred Cavayé
CAST:  Gérard Lanvin  •  Roschdy Zem  •  Elena Anaya  •  Gilles Lellouche

Wonder Woman (2017)

An Amazon princess comes to the world of Man in the grips of the First World War to confront the forces of evil and bring an end to human conflict.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patty Jenkins
CAST:  Gal Gadot  •  Chris Pine  •  Robin Wright  •  Connie Nielsen

An Amazon princess comes to the world of Man in the grips of the First World War to confront the forces of evil and bring an end to human conflict.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patty Jenkins
CAST:  Gal Gadot  •  Chris Pine  •  Robin Wright  •  Connie Nielsen

Walking Vengeance (2008)

Frantic to be free of Felix, her wealthy but drunken and violent drug-lord husband, Ana tricks her fresh-from-prison sister, Aurora, and two other ex-partners in crime into coming to her aid. Now that their crew is reassembled, the women begin planning a heist that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Agustín Díaz Yanes
CAST:  Diego Luna  •  Victoria Abril  •  Ariadna Gil  •  Pilar López de Ayala

Frantic to be free of Felix, her wealthy but drunken and violent drug-lord husband, Ana tricks her fresh-from-prison sister, Aurora, and two other ex-partners in crime into coming to her aid. Now that their crew is reassembled, the women begin planning a heist that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Agustín Díaz Yanes
CAST:  Diego Luna  •  Victoria Abril  •  Ariadna Gil  •  Pilar López de Ayala

Sons of the Clouds: The Last Colony (2012)

The political upheaval in North Africa is responsibility of the Western powers —especially of the United States and France— due to the exercise of a foreign policy based on practical and economic interests instead of ethical and theoretical principles, essential ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Álvaro Longoria
CAST:  Javier Bardem  •  Elena Anaya  •  Carlos Bardem  •  Álvaro Longoria

The political upheaval in North Africa is responsibility of the Western powers —especially of the United States and France— due to the exercise of a foreign policy based on practical and economic interests instead of ethical and theoretical principles, essential ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Álvaro Longoria
CAST:  Javier Bardem  •  Elena Anaya  •  Carlos Bardem  •  Álvaro Longoria

África (1996)

Martín (Zoe Berriatúa) is a teenager living in the San Blas district of Madrid. He is upset with his father Arturo (Imanol Arias) because he blames him for his mother's death. With the help of his girlfriend África (Elena Anaya), who will become his stepsister, he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfonso Ungría
CAST:  Imanol Arias  •  Julie Carmen  •  Zoe Berriatúa  •  Elena Anaya

Martín (Zoe Berriatúa) is a teenager living in the San Blas district of Madrid. He is upset with his father Arturo (Imanol Arias) because he blames him for his mother's death. With the help of his girlfriend África (Elena Anaya), who will become his stepsister, he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfonso Ungría
CAST:  Imanol Arias  •  Julie Carmen  •  Zoe Berriatúa  •  Elena Anaya

The Skin I Live In (2011)

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A brilliant plastic surgeon creates a synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pedro Almodóvar
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Elena Anaya  •  Marisa Paredes  •  Blanca Suárez

A brilliant plastic surgeon creates a synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pedro Almodóvar
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Elena Anaya  •  Marisa Paredes  •  Blanca Suárez

Black Tears (1998)

A mentally unbalanced woman captures the heart of an already-engaged admirer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fernando Bauluz  •  Ricardo Franco
CAST:  Ariadna Gil  •  Fele Martínez  •  Elena Anaya  •  Ana Risueño

A mentally unbalanced woman captures the heart of an already-engaged admirer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fernando Bauluz  •  Ricardo Franco
CAST:  Ariadna Gil  •  Fele Martínez  •  Elena Anaya  •  Ana Risueño

Room in Rome (2010)

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A hotel room in the center of Rome serves as the setting for Alba and Natasha, two young and recently acquainted women, to have a physical adventure that touches their very souls.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julio Medem
CAST:  Elena Anaya  •  Natasha Yarovenko  •  Enrico Lo Verso  •  Najwa Nimri

A hotel room in the center of Rome serves as the setting for Alba and Natasha, two young and recently acquainted women, to have a physical adventure that touches their very souls.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julio Medem
CAST:  Elena Anaya  •  Natasha Yarovenko  •  Enrico Lo Verso  •  Najwa Nimri

Miguel and William (2007)

A romantic comedy inventing a friendship between Cervantes and Shakespeare who both fall in love with a beautiful Spanish woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Inés París
CAST:  Elena Anaya  •  Juan Luis Galiardo  •  Will Kemp  •  Geraldine Chaplin

A romantic comedy inventing a friendship between Cervantes and Shakespeare who both fall in love with a beautiful Spanish woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Inés París
CAST:  Elena Anaya  •  Juan Luis Galiardo  •  Will Kemp  •  Geraldine Chaplin

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DIRECTION:  Xavier Villaverde
CAST:  Elena Anaya  •  Nancho Novo  •  Enrique Alcides  •  Geraldine Chaplin

What Makes Women Laugh? (1997)

Luci, Graci and Mar­, three sisters that make a comedy trio, go to the wedding of their father with a woman who is 45 years younger than him. During the feast Luci's husband dies in an accident. Despite the tragedy, the trio have to fulfill their commitment acting ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joaquín Oristrell
CAST:  Verónica Forqué  •  Candela Peña  •  Adriana Ozores  •  Jorge Sanz

Luci, Graci and Mar­, three sisters that make a comedy trio, go to the wedding of their father with a woman who is 45 years younger than him. During the feast Luci's husband dies in an accident. Despite the tragedy, the trio have to fulfill their commitment acting ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joaquín Oristrell
CAST:  Verónica Forqué  •  Candela Peña  •  Adriana Ozores  •  Jorge Sanz

Rancour (2002)

When Chelo Zamora, middling singer, agreed to spend the summer working in restaurants in the Valencian beach Cullera, could not imagine being reunited with Toni, a guy who shares a dark past. Moved by his desire for revenge, Chelo attempt to ruin his life: get him ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Miguel Albaladejo
CAST:  Lolita  •  Jorge Perugorría  •  Elena Anaya  •  Mar Regueras

When Chelo Zamora, middling singer, agreed to spend the summer working in restaurants in the Valencian beach Cullera, could not imagine being reunited with Toni, a guy who shares a dark past. Moved by his desire for revenge, Chelo attempt to ruin his life: get him ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Miguel Albaladejo
CAST:  Lolita  •  Jorge Perugorría  •  Elena Anaya  •  Mar Regueras

Family (1996)

Santiago wakes up like any other morning. He goes down to the kitchen and his whole family is waiting for him: it's his birthday. They all sing "Happy Birthday to You" and give him presents. But when he opens the present of his youngest son, he gets angry and says ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fernando León de Aranoa
CAST:  Amparo Muñoz  •  Ágata Lys  •  Juan Luis Galiardo  •  Elena Anaya

Santiago wakes up like any other morning. He goes down to the kitchen and his whole family is waiting for him: it's his birthday. They all sing "Happy Birthday to You" and give him presents. But when he opens the present of his youngest son, he gets angry and says ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fernando León de Aranoa
CAST:  Amparo Muñoz  •  Ágata Lys  •  Juan Luis Galiardo  •  Elena Anaya

Cairo Time (2009)

In Cairo on her own as she waits for her husband, Juliette finds herself caught in a whirlwind romance with his friend Tareq, a retired cop. As Tareq escorts Juliette around the city, they find themselves in the middle of a brief affair that catches them both unawares.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ruba Nadda
CAST:  Patricia Clarkson  •  Alexander Siddig  •  Elena Anaya  •  Amina Annabi

In Cairo on her own as she waits for her husband, Juliette finds herself caught in a whirlwind romance with his friend Tareq, a retired cop. As Tareq escorts Juliette around the city, they find themselves in the middle of a brief affair that catches them both unawares.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ruba Nadda
CAST:  Patricia Clarkson  •  Alexander Siddig  •  Elena Anaya  •  Amina Annabi

Hierro (2009)

Traveling on a ferry heading to the island of Hierro where they will spend their holidays, Mary loses her son Diego, and no one can explain what happened. Six months later, Maria struggles to overcome the pain of loss and continue his life. Then, you receive an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gabe Ibáñez
CAST:  Elena Anaya  •  Hugo Arbues  •  Jon Ariño  •  Miriam Correa

Traveling on a ferry heading to the island of Hierro where they will spend their holidays, Mary loses her son Diego, and no one can explain what happened. Six months later, Maria struggles to overcome the pain of loss and continue his life. Then, you receive an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gabe Ibáñez
CAST:  Elena Anaya  •  Hugo Arbues  •  Jon Ariño  •  Miriam Correa
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