Ana Layevska

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This name uses Eastern Slavic naming customs; the patronymic is Sergeyevna and the family name is Layevskaya.
Ana Layevska
Born Anna Laevski Rastsvetaeva
(1982-01-10) January 10, 1982 (age 33)
Kiev, Ukrainian SSR
Occupation actress, singer
Spouse(s) Rodrigo Moreira
Partner(s) Rafael Amaya (2006-2010)

Anna Sergeyevna Layevskaya (Russian: Анна Сергеевна Лаевская) (born January 10, 1982), known as Ana Layevska, is a Ukrainian–born, Mexican singer and actress of Russian origin.

Early life[edit]

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.[1] She started playing the violin when she was five and started acting upon moving to Mexico.[2]


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.

In 2012, she played in Telemundo's Relaciones Peligrosas as Paty, a main role, alongside Sandra Echeverría, Maritza Bustamante, & Gabriel Coronel.

She is going to start along with Mauricio Ochmann in the telenovela Veronica Decide Morir an adaptation of the novel of Paulo Coelho.

Personal life[edit]

Other than acting, Layevska also sings and plays two instruments: violin and piano. When she was younger, she took classes in classical music.[1]

She is fluent in Russian, Spanish and English.[1] She stands at 5' 6¼".


Year Title Role
1998 Preciosa Princess
1999 Amor Gitano Maria
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
Tiempo Final Adriana
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
Year Title Role
2001 In the Time of the Butterflies Lina Lovaton
2004 Genesis 3:19 Lisa
2006 Cansada de Besar Sapos Andi
2008 Casi Divas Ximena
2009 El Que Habita Las Alturas Teresa
The Fighter Helen
Me Importas tu... y Tu Rocio
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Samantha "Sam" Sparks
2011 El Firulete Ana
2013 Arrietty Arrietty
2014 Cantinflas Miroslava Stern
Reality TV Series
Year Title Role
2001 Bailando Por Un Sueño Herself

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Title of Work Result
2001 TVyNovelas Awards Best Female Revelation
Primer Amor - A Mil por Hora
Best Kiss Won
2006 Best Young Lead Actress
La Madrastra
2007 Best Lead Actress
Las Dos Caras de Ana
2009 Premios ACE Best Actress
Querida Enemiga
2012 Premios Tu Mundo The Best Bad Girl
Mi Corazón Insiste en Lola Volcán
The Perfect Couple
Relaciones Peligrosas
The Best Kiss Nominated
Premios People en Español Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2013 Miami Life Awards Nominated
Premios People en Español Best Actress
Dama y Obrero


  1. ^ a b c "Ana Layevska interview in CNN en Español" (in Spanish). AnaLayevskaFC. 7 August 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
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