Vera Filatova is a Ukrainian-British actress. She is best known for her role as Elena on the television series "Peep Show," as well as the film "Vampire Killers" (aka "Lesbian Vampire Killers").
Though born in the Ukrainian SSR, USSR on November 6, 1982, Vera Filatova is primarily known as a British actress, as that is where most of her screen acting credits have occurred. It also happens to be where she currently lives, having called London, England her home for years. She is married to Italian architect Count Robin Monotti Graiadei, and even sometimes uses his last name in her screen credits instead of Filatova. Together, the couple have a son and daughter and have been married since 2008.
Speaking of Vera's children, it was while pregnant with them that she began working towards both her Masters in Philosophy from LSE and a Foundation Diploma in Psychotherapy from New School of Psychotherapy, both of which she completed. Her goal was to use the knowledge she attained from these degrees to work on her writing. Prior to this, she had already written one short film called "A Map of the World," which she also directed and produced.
All of that, and we still haven't even gotten into the meat of what Vera is best known for: her acting. Even though she hasn't been at it her whole life, she's been making waves since appearing in a number of small television roles on series including "All About Me" and "The Last Detective" in 2007.
She then went on to star in the film "Vampire Killers" (sometimes referred to as "Lesbian Vampire Killers") in 2009, along with the Channel 4 series "Peep Show," a role she is perhaps most famous for. She played Elena, the bisexual girlfriend of the lead character. Since then, she has gone on to land more prominent roles on series such as "The Deep" and "Me and Mrs. Jones," as well as in the Steve Coogan-lead dramedy film "The Look of Love" in 2013.