Ana Layevska

This name uses Eastern Slavic naming customs; the patronymic is Sergeyevna and the family name is Layevska.
Ana Layevska
Born Anna Laevski Rastsvetaeva
(1982-01-10) January 10, 1982
Kiev, Ukrainian SSR
Residence Mexico
Occupation actress, singer
Years active 1998–present
Spouse(s) Rodrigo Moreira (2014)
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.

Early life

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.[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 and Gabriel Coronel.

In 2013, she starred in Telemundo's Dama y obrero, as Ignacia Santamaria, the lead protagonist, alongside José Luis Reséndez and Fabián Ríos.

Personal life

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 ft 6.25 in (1.68 m).



Year Title Role Notes
2004 Genesis 3:19 Lisa Short film
2006 Cansada de besar sapos Andrea "Andi"
2008 Casi divas Ximena
2009 The Fighter Helen
2009 Me importas tú, y tú
2011 El firulete Ana Short film
2014 Isa Dedal Television film
2014 Cantinflas Miroslava Sternova


Year Title Role Notes
1997 Alguna vez tendremos alas Violinist Uncredited
1998 Preciosa Bit Part
1999 Amor gitano María
1999 Cuento de Navidad Herself
2000 Primer amor, a mil por hora Marina Iturriaga Camargo Protagonist
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 Co-Protagonist
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 Protagonist
2005 La madrastra Estrella San Román Protagonist (Juvenile)
2006 Vecinos Sara "Rento mi departamento" (Season 1, Episode 29)
2006-2007 Las dos caras de Ana Ana Escudero / Marcia Lazcano Protagonist
2008 Querida enemiga Lorena de la Cruz Protagonist
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 Special Guest
2010 El fantasma de Elena Elena Calcaño / Daniela Calcaño Antagonist
2011 Mi corazón insiste en Lola Volcán Débora Noriega Antagonist
2011 Burn Notice Irina "Depth Perception" (Season 5, Episode 16)
2012 Relaciones peligrosas Patricia "Patty" Milano Co-Protagonist
2013 Dama y obrero Ignacia Santamaria Protagonist
2016 Sin rastro de ti Camila Antagonist

Awards and nominations

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. 1 2 3 "Ana Layevska interview in CNN en Español" (in Spanish). AnaLayevskaFC. 7 August 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2014.

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