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Anna Layevska
Anna Rastsvietaieva

(1982-01-10) January 10, 1982 (age 41)
Citizenship Mexican-Russian
Occupation Actress , singer
Years active 1997–present
Rodrigo Moreira
(m. 2014)
Partner(s) Rafael Amaya (2006-2010)
Children 2

Anna Sergeyevna Layevska (Ukrainian: Анна Сергіївна Лаєвська, Russian: Анна Сергеевна Лаевская; born January 10, 1982), known as Ana Layevska, is a Mexican actress and singer, born in Ukraine.

Early life

Born in Kyiv, Ukraine, Ana is the only child of violinist Serhii Laievskyi and actress Inna Rastsvetaeva. In 1987, Ana and her family moved from Kyiv 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 videoclips like "Carolina" by singer David and telenovelas such as Alguna vez tendremos alas (1997), 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.

In 2016 she returned to Televisa as Camila Borges the main antagonist of the series Sin rastro de ti, alongside Adriana Louvier and Danilo Carrera.

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.

She is fluent in Russian, Spanish and English.


Film roles
Year Title Roles Notes
2004 Génesis 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 Unknown role
2011 El firulete Ana Short film
2014 Cantinflas Miroslava Stern
2017 La leyenda del diamante Helena


Television roles
Year Title Roles Notes
1997 Alguna vez tendremos alas Violinist Uncredited
1998 Preciosa Bit Part
1999 Cuento de Navidad Unknown role
1999 Amor gitano María
2000 Primer amor, a mil por hora Marina Iturriaga Camargo
2001 Primer amor, tres años después Marina Iturriaga Camargo Television film
2001 In the Time of the Butterflies Lina Lovaton Television film
2001–2002 El juego de la vida Paulina De La Mora
2002–2003 Mujer, casos de la vida real Adela 3 episodes
2003 Clap, el lugar de tus sueños Valentina
2005 La Madrastra Estrella San Román Fernández
2006 Vecinos Sara Episode: "Rento mi departamento"
2006 Decisiones Ana María Matute Main cast
2006 Las dos caras de Ana Ana Escudero / Marcia Lazcano
2008 Querida enemiga Lorena De la Cruz/Lorena Armendàriz Ruiz Main role; 110 episodes
2009 Mujeres asesinas Marcela Rodríguez Episode: "Clara, fantasiosa"
2009 Verano de amor Valeria 7 episodes
2009 Tiempo final Pilar Episode: "Cumpleaños"
2009 El que habita las alturas Teresa Television film
2010–2011 El fantasma de Elena Elena Calcaño / Daniela Calcaño
2011 Mi corazón insiste en Lola Volcán Débora Noriega Main role; 112 episodes
2011 Burn Notice Irina Episode: "Depth perception"
2012 Relaciones peligrosas Patricia "Patty" Milano Main role; 83 episodes
2013 Dama y obrero Ignacia Santamaría Main role; 80 episodes
2014 Isa Dedal Television film
2016 Sin rastro de ti Camila Borges Main Antagonist; 16 episodes
2016–2017 Blue Demon Silvia 14 episodes
2017 Maldita tentación Estefanía Braun Main role
2017 Érase una vez Cinthia Episode: "El patito feo"
2017 Dopamine Jessica
2018 Y mañana será otro día Margarita Gonzalez
2019 Yankee Laura Wolf Main Role
2021 The War Next-door Silvia Espinoza Main role

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
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 Nominated
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
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