Honored Artist of the RSFSR. Born and raised in the family of a soldier. Childhood and youth passed in the city of Pushkin near Leningrad. In 1966 - 1968 studied at the faculty of directing public theaters of the Leningrad Institute of Culture. N. Krupskaya, in 1972 graduated from LGITMiK them. A. N. Ostrovsky and became an actress film studio "Lenfilm". In 1992 - 1993 she was the chairman of the Committee on Culture and Tourism at the Mayor's Office of St. Petersburg. She graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Theater, Music and Cinematography (1972). Elena has a daughter Anastasia (born 1983).