Petersburg actress, master of episodic roles. She made her debut in the cinema as a student of LGITMiK (course L. Makarieva), which she graduated in 1968. The role of Sanka in the film Gennady Poloki "Intervention" promised to be an excellent start for Ivlieva for a successful career in the cinema, but the film was put on the shelf for a long 20 years. There was no other such role in her fate. In the 1970s and 1980s, Gelena Ivlieva starred in episodes, worked on television, played all sorts of employees, wives and neighbors.