Elena then began pursuing her dream of becoming an actress and started with guest starring roles in television, which subsequently brought her to the attention of television mogul Peter Engel and landed her the role of “Lauren” on the hit NBC series USA HIGH. Elena starred in 95 episodes of the series, which soon started airing worldwide, and brought her legions of young fans from all over that identified with her character.
After USA HIGH, Elena continued to work in numerous television series, guest starring on such hits as C.S.I., George Lopez, N.C.I.S., LAS VEGAS and TWO AND A HALF MEN. Elena also had a recurring role on GROUNDED FOR LIFE as the sassy and mischievous Nicole Flordelisi. And most recently appeared as “Della” in multiple episodes of the Daytime Emmy Award winning DAYS OF OUR LIVES and again numerous episodes as Marisol in The Young and Restless.
Elena has enjoyed working in film, as well, most notably starring in the cult favorite BROKEN LIZZARD’S, CLUB DREAD and starring opposite Jamie Fox in Bending the Rules.
In 2004 Elena was bestowed the title of MAXIM Magazine’s HOTTEST 100, ranking #76 on the international list of beauties. The magazine profiled Elena’s passion for re-building vintage cars and her talent for shooting firearms–from shotguns to hand guns, Elena loves the sport! She has participated in numerous Celebrity Shoot Fundraisers and most recently placed 10th in The Women’s California State Shotgun Competition.