Nailea Norvind

Nailea Norvind (born February 16, 1970 in Mexico City, México) is a Mexican theater, television and film actress.

Nailea Norvind
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Nailea Norvind

(1970-02-16) February 16, 1970 (age 50)
Years active1976-present
Spouse(s)Fernando González Parra (1988-1997)
ChildrenNaian González Norvind
Tessa Ía
Parent(s)Eva Norvind
RelativesPrince Paulovic Chegodayef Sakonsky (maternal grandfather)
Johanna Kajanus (maternal grandmother)
Georg Kajanus (uncle)

She appeared in the critically acclaimed film Gaby: A True Story. She also lent her voice to play Princess Kida in the Spanish dubbing of Atlantis: The Lost Empire. Most remembered from her role as the villain Leonor in the telenovela Quinceañera. She was nominated for the Ariel in 2012 as best supporting actress for her role as Nina in the film La Otra Familia.


Nailea Norvind is the daughter of Norwegian-born psychosexual counselor, dominatrix, writer, producer, director and former actress Eva Norvind who was in turn the daughter of a Russian prince, Paulovic Chegodayef Sakonsky, and a Finnish sculptor, Johanna Kajanus. While Nailea became estranged from her mother when she was 12, they were reunited to search for her unknown Dutch father on the Dutch program "Spoorloos" on February 2, 2004. Nailea has two daughters of her own: Naian and Tessa Ía González Norvind, the last appearing at 17 years of age in her first movie Después de Lucía, a 2012 Mexican film by Michel Franco which won the Un Certain Regard prize in Cannes.

Norvind started her acting career at the age of 6 in theatre "A Doll's House" by Ibsen, and in TV on the telenovela Chispita. Nailea's break came in at the age of 17 with the telenovela Quinceañera. The same year, she participated in the film Gaby: A True Story. After a few small roles in several other telenovelas, she made Cuando llega el amor and then took a break from television. She returned eight years later in the telenovela Preciosa. She also appeared as herself in Didn't Do It for Love, a documentary about her mother directed by Monika Treut.

In 2006, Nailea completed the film that her mother, Eva Norvind, had been directing and producing at the time of her death in May of that same year: entitled Born Without, it is a documentary about severely handicapped Mexican actor and musician Jose Flores, who was born without arms and other limbs, yet supports his large family by playing the harmonica at various venues throughout Mexico.



List of appearances and roles in feature films
Year Title Role Notes
1978 The Bermuda Triangle Diabolical Doll
1987 Gaby: A True Story Terry
2011 La otra familia Nina Cabrera Nominated - Ariel Award for Best Supporting Actress
2012 Después de Lucía Insurance Representant
2014 El incidente Sandra
2015 Chronic Laura


List of appearances in television series and specials
Year Title Role Notes
1983 Chispita Sarita Antagonist
1984 Guadalupe Nani Supporting Role
1985–87 Cachún cachún ra ra! Aïda Supporting Role
1986 Pobre juventud Gaby Supporting Role
1987 Quinceañera Leonor Antagonist
1988 Encadenados Mariela Supporting Role
1989 Lo blanco y lo negro Selma Alcázar Supporting Role
1990 Cuando llega el amor Alejandra Contreras Main Antagonist
1998 Derbez en cuando Teresa "Teresita" Episode: "Telenovela Mari"
1998 Preciosa Valeria San Román de Santander Main Antagonist
1999 Amor gitano Isa Valenti, Marquise of Astolfi Main Antagonist
2000 Abrázame muy fuerte Déborah Falcón de Rivero Main Antagonist
2001 Mujer, casos de la vida real Elena, Unknown role 2 episodes
2001 Amigas y rivales Paula Supporting Role
2004 Mujer de madera Viviana Palomares Antagonist
2004 Rebelde Marina Carceres Colucci Supporting Role
2008 Mujeres asesinas Martha "Martha, asfixiante" (Season 1, Episode 5)
2008 Cuidado con el ángel Viviana Mayer Montenegro de San Román Antagonist
2009 Hermanos y detectives Unknown role "Diez minutos antes de morir " (Season 1, Episode 8)
2010 Capadocia Diane Brighton, Inmate
  • "Lo que une dios" (Season 2, Episode 1)
  • "Cordero de dios" (Season 2, Episode 2)
  • "Aparta de mí éste cáliz" (Season 2, Episode 3)
2010–11 Para volver a amar Valeria Andrade de Longoria / Maleni Esparza Protagonist
2011 Como dice el dicho Sandra "Dime de qué presumes" (Season 1, Episode 36)
2012 Abismo de pasión Begoña Narvaez de Tovar Supporting Role
2013–present Sr. Ávila María Ávila Protagonist
2014 Crónica de Castas Elena
  • "De criolla con mestizo" (Season 1, Episode 1)
  • "El zapoteco" (Season 1, Episode 6)
2014–15 Muchacha italiana viene a casarse Federica Ángeles Main Antagonist
2016–17 La candidata Teresa Rivera Main Antagonist
2019 Cuna de lobos (2019 TV series) Ámbar Reyes Co-protagonist

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