Layevska in the official poster of Las Dos Caras de Ana
|Born||Anna Laevski Rastsvetaeva
January 10, 1982
Kiev, Ukrainian SSR
|Partner(s)||Rafael Amaya (2006-2010)|
Born in Kiev, Ukraine, Ana is the only child of Ethnic Russian parents, violinist Sergei Laevski 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.
|2000||Primer Amor - A Mil por Hora||Marina Iturriaga Camargo|
|2001||Mujer, Casos de la Vida Real||Adela|
|El Juego de la Vida||Paulina de la Mora|
|2003||Clap... El Lugar de tus Sueños||Valentina Quintero|
|2005||La Madrastra||Estrella San Román|
|2006||Las Dos Caras de Ana||Ana Escudero/Marcia Lazcano|
|2008||Querida Enemiga||Lorena Armendariz de Mendiola|
|2009||Verano de Amor||Valeria Michel|
|Mujeres Asesinas||Marcela Rodriguez|
|2010||El Fantasma de Elena||Elena/Daniela Calcano|
|2011||Mi Corazón Insiste… en Lola Volcán||Débora Noriega de Santacruz|
|2012||Relaciones Peligrosas||Patricia "Patty" Milano|
|2013||Dama y Obrero||Ignacia Santamaría|
|2001||In the Time of the Butterflies||Lina Lovaton|
|2006||Cansada de Besar Sapos||Andi|
|2009||El Que Habita Las Alturas||Teresa|
|Me Importas tu... y Tu||Rocio|
|Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs||Samantha "Sam" Sparks|
|2001||Bailando Por Un Sueño||Herself|
Awards and nominations
|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||