|Born||Anna Laevski Rastsvetaeva
January 10, 1982
Kiev, Ukrainian SSR
|Partner(s)||Rafael Amaya (2006-2010)|
Anna Sergeyevna Layevska (Russian: Анна Сергеевна Лаевская) (born January 10, 1982), known as Ana Layevska, is a Ukrainian-Mexican actress and singer.
Born in Kiev, Ukraine, Ana is the only child of Russian parents, violinist Serguéi Laievski and actress Inna Rastsvetaeva. In 1987, Ana and her family moved from Kiev to Moscow, and in 1991 they moved to Mexico. She started playing the violin when she was five and started acting upon moving to Mexico.
In Mexico she studied acting in the Centro de Educación Artística of Televisa. Thanks to her skills she obtained some roles in novelas such as Preciosa (1998) and Amor Gitano (1999), acting with Mauricio Islas and Mariana Seoane. Those were relatively small roles but they were good experience as well.
Eventually, producer Pedro Damián called her to participate in telenovelas Primer amor... a mil por hora (2000), in which she shared credits with Anahí, Kuno Becker, Mauricio Islas and Valentino Lanús. She won the TVyNovelas Award for best female revelation, as well as the Palmas de Oro prize in the same category.
In 2001, she starred in her first film, In the Time of the Butterflies, where she had the opportunity of acting with Salma Hayek and Edward James Olmos. In 2005, she participated in the reality TV show Bailando Por Un Sueño, where celebrities are paired with contestants in a dance-based competition. Despite being unpopular with the judges, she was saved from eviction three times by public telephone voting, eventually placing third overall.
Her most recent appearance is in the hit telenovela El Fantasma de Elena as Elena Calcaño from Telemundo Studios. She played her second main villain role in Telemundo's Mi Corazón Insiste alongside of Jencarlos Canela, Carmen Villalobos, and Angelica Maria.
Other than acting, Layevska also sings and plays two instruments: violin and piano. When she was younger, she took classes in classical music.
|2004||Genesis 3:19||Lisa||Short film|
|2006||Cansada de besar sapos||Andrea "Andi"|
|2009||Me importas tú, y tú|
|2011||El firulete||Ana||Short film|
|1997||Alguna vez tendremos alas||Violinist||Uncredited|
|1999||Cuento de Navidad||Herself|
|2000||Primer amor, a mil por hora||Marina Iturriaga Camargo|
|2001||In the Time of the Butterflies||Lina Lovaton||Television film|
|2001||Primer amor, tres años después||Marina Iturriaga Camargo||Television film|
|2001-2002||El juego de la vida||Paulina "Pau" De La Mora / Paulina De La Mora||Lead role|
|2002-2003||Mujer, casos de la vida real||Adela||3 episodes|
|2003||Clase 406||Herself||1 episode; uncredited|
|2003||Clap, el lugar de tus sueños||Valentina Quintero||Lead role|
|2005||La madrastra||Estrella San Román|
|2006||Vecinos||Sara||"Rento mi departamento" (Season 1, Episode 29)|
|2006||Las dos caras de Ana||Ana Escudero / Marcia Lazcano||Lead role|
|2008||Querida enemiga||Lorena de la Cruz||Lead role|
|2009||Mujeres asesinas||Marcela Rodríguez||"Clara, fantasiosa" (Season 2, Episode 1)|
|2009||El que habita las alturas||Teresa||Television film|
|2009||Verano de amor||Valeria|
|2010||El fantasma de Elena||Elena Calcaño / Daniela Calcaño||Main antagonist|
|2011||Mi corazón insiste en Lola Volcán||Débora Noriega||Main antagonist|
|2011||Burn Notice||Irina||"Depth Perception" (Season 5, Episode 16)|
|2012||Relaciones peligrosas||Patricia "Patty" Milano||Co-Lead Role|
|2013||Dama y obrero||Ignacia Santamaria||Main Protagonist|
Awards and nominations
- 2015: The magazine People en Español named as one of "50 Most Beautiful".
|Year||Award||Category||Title of Work||Result|
|2001||TVyNovelas Awards||Best Female Revelation||
|2006||Best Young Lead Actress||
|2007||Best Lead Actress||
|2009||Premios ACE||Best Actress||
|2012||Premios Tu Mundo||The Best Bad Girl||
|The Perfect Couple||
|The Best Kiss||Nominated|
|Premios People en Español||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|2013||Miami Life Awards||Nominated|
|Premios People en Español||Best Actress||
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