Elise Avellan
Birth Date:
August 12, 1986
Birth Place:
Caracas, Venezuela
5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Venezuelan actress Elise Avellan, the twin sister of actress Electra Avellan, is maybe best known for her roles as Crazy babysitter in the Robert Rodriguez films “Grindhouse” (2007) and as Nurse Lisa in “Machete” (2010). She will reprise her part in the 2013 “Machete” follow-up “Machete Kills.”     


Childhood and Family:

Elise Avellan was born Elise Isabel Avellan on August 12, 1986, in Caracas, Venezuela. She has an identical twin sister, Electra Avellan, who is also an actress. The girls are nieces of Elizabeth Avellan, the former wife of director Robert Rodriguez.



Elise Avellan made her big screen debut in “Grindhouse,” a 2007 action-horror/exploitation double feature co-written, produced, and helmed by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. She appeared along with her twin Electra as the Crazy Babysitter Twins in both segments “Death Proof” and “Planet Terror.”  

In 2008, Elise guested in an episode of the horror series “The Last Doorway Show with Miss Misery,” starring Reyna Young.

Elise reunited with Electra in the fantasy/horror film “The Black Waters of Echo's Pond” (2009), which was directed by Italo-American filmmaker Gabriel Bologna and starred Robert Patrick, Danielle Harris and James Duval. The film earned negative reviews from critics.

Elise and Electra resurfaced in 2010 when they essayed the roles of Nurses Lisa and Mona, respectively, on the action movie “Machete,” which was co-directed, co-produced and co-written by Robert Rodriguez. It is a spin-off of Rodriguez's conversely family-oriented 2002 film “Spy Kids” and it starred Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba, Don Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Steven Seagal and Lindsay Lohan.

Elise will reprise her role as Nurse Lisa on the sequel “Machete Kills,” directed by Rodriguez. The film was originally set to be released on September 13, 2013, but was postponed until October 2013.       


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