Elizabeth Avellán

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Elizabeth Avellán
Elizabeth Avellán Veloz

(1960-11-08) November 8, 1960 (age 58)
Other namesElizabeth Rodriguez
Years active1991–present
Robert Rodriguez (m. 1990–2006)

Elizabeth Avellán Veloz[1] (born November 8, 1960) is a Venezuelan-born American film producer.

Life and career[edit]

Avellán was born in Caracas, Venezuela, her grandfather, Gonzalo Veloz Mancera, created the first privately owned Venezuelan television station, Televisa.[1] As a teenager, she and her family moved to Houston, United States, where she attended Rice University.

She is the current co-owner and vice president of Troublemaker Studios, the production company that she and her former husband, Robert Rodriguez, founded in 2000. Avellán was also executive producer of In and Out of Focus, a documentary about balancing motherhood and a career in the film business.


Year Film Credited as
Executive producer
Actress Animator Other
1991 Bedhead Yes Yes
1992 El Mariachi Yes Yes
1995 Desperado Yes
1996 From Dusk till Dawn Yes
1997 Full Tilt Boogie Yes
1997 Real Stories of the Donut Men Yes
1998 The Faculty Yes
1999 From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money Yes
1999 From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter Yes
1999 Outside Providence Yes
2000 Hollywood Goes to Hell Yes
2001 Spy Kids Yes
2002 In & Out of Focus Yes
2002 Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams Yes
2003 Once Upon a Time in Mexico Yes
2003 VH1: All Access Yes
2003 Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over Yes
2005 Sin City Yes
2005 The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D Yes
2005 Sin City: The Premiere Yes
2005 Starz on the Set: Sin City Yes
2005 Secuestro Express Yes
2005 Curandero Yes
2007 Truth in Terms of Beauty Yes
2007 Grindhouse Yes
2007 Death Proof Yes
2007 Planet Terror Yes
2008 The Kids of Widney High Yes
2008 Santos Yes
2009 Entre líneas Yes
2009 Shorts: The Adventures of the Wishing Rock Yes Yes
2010 Machete Yes
2010 Predators Yes
2011 Spy Kids: All the Time in the World Yes
2013 Angels Sing Yes
2014 Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Yes


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