Aitana Sánchez-Gijón is a Spanish film actress.
She was born Aitana Sánchez-Gijón de Angelis in Rome, to father Ángel Sánchez-Gijón Martínez, a history professor, and Italian mother, Fiorella de Angelis, a mathematics professor. She grew up in Spain.
Best known for playing dramatic roles in Spain, Sánchez-Gijón first became known internationally for her portrayal of Victoria Aragon, a pregnant and abandoned Mexican-American winegrower's daughter who is helped by travelling salesman Paul Sutton in A Walk in the Clouds.
She has since built a reputation as an international star in films such as Manuel Gomez Pereira's Boca a Boca, Bigas Luna's The Chambermaid on the Titanic, Jaime Chavarri's Sus Ojos Se Cerraron, Gabriele Salvatores' adaptation of the Niccolò Ammaniti novel I'm Not Scared and Brad Anderson's The Machinist.