BORN:  August 13th 1985

STATUS: In a relationship

Elcin is an only child and was born in Izmir. Looking into her family history she said that no one recently has got red hair like her but they did in the past. She graduated from the Department of Opera at University and then went on to take acting lessons at Sahne Tozu Theatre. She started to get small roles in theatre work, but her striking looks and versatile acting skills got her roles in a few TV projects too.

Her first series was Oyle Bir Gecer Zaman Ki, where she played the role of the bad girl, she also showed off her talents by singing and playing the piano in the series. In 2012 she got the lead role in the series Ask Kac Beden Giyer. Possibly the role which brought her to attention outside of Turkey was the role of Guzide in the series Kurt Seyit ve Sura, not a lead role but a popular one, the series also starred Kivanc Tatlitug.

Her next role will be in the new series Carpasima. It follows the lives of four people whose worlds intertwine after a car crash. Starring Elcin, Kivanc Tatlitug, Melisa Pamuk, Alperen Duynaz and Onur Saylak and a really great supporting cast it promises to be a big hit. All the actors have big fan bases around the world. Elcin with 6.3 million Instagram followers tops that list.

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She has won various awards like ‘Cyprus Cypaparazzi Award’, ‘Golden Butterfly Award’, ‘Yeditepe University Wish Award’, ‘Makinistanbul Media, Art, and Sports Award’, ‘Aegean University Media Award’, ‘YBU Media Award’, ‘Ayaklı Gazete TV Stars Award’, ‘Magazine Journalists’ Association Golden Lens Award’ and others. More recently she played the lead role in the series Kiralık Aşk, Elcin has also appeared in TV commercials for Nescafe, Coca-Cola, and Unilever, and also two music videos.

Elcin is active on social media she has an impressive 6.2 million Instagram followers. She likes to keep her private life private and has been in a long-term relationship with Yunus Özdiken who isn’t connected to the acting world. She loves dogs and has two Chihuahua’s.
Elcin says she doesn’t get too much spare time but loves to read and play the piano when she does.

This next role for Elcin could well be her biggest success. I hope that this series will live up to the hype and be a hit both in Turkey and overseas too.

WRITTEN BY: Rachel Labidi

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