Elena Ledesma (formerly Esmerelda Sorolla) is a waitress at the Midnight Sun Hotel in Fortitude and the mistress of Frank Sutter.
Prior to moving to Fortitude, Elena was known as Esmerelda and lived in Spain. There, she and her boyfriend murdered a man, which she served time in prison for. The only person who knows the truth about her is Dan, although it hasn't stopped him from falling for her. At the beginning of the series she is having an affair with Jason Sutter and is with him when Liam Sutter leaves the house to kill Professor Stoddart (Christopher Eccleston). It is shown in flashbacks that Elena was raped by Billy Pettigrew thus being the reason Dan cuffed him to the pole to be eaten by the polar bear. When Carrie Morgan returns from Fortitude after leaving with her father Elena is tasked with taking care of the little girl.