Elena Lincoln (also known as Mrs Robinson) is a villainess from the Fifty Shades of Grey novel and film series and is one of the three main villains in the series and the main antagonist of Fifty Shades Darker.

In the films, Elena Lincoln is played by Kim Basinger, who also appeared as the villainous Judith Kuttner in The Nice Guys as well as Heather Evans in Final Analysis and Holli Would in Cool World.


  • She appears in the novel's sequel, Fifty Shades Darker, as well as the 2017 film under the same title. She is Christian's former dominant and business partner, Grace's ex-friend and Ana's nemesis.
  • Elena Lincoln will also appear in the series' third and final film, Fifty Shades Freed, which will be released on February 9, 2018.


Elena is a friend of Dr. Grace Trevelyan-Grey, the adoptive mother of Christian Grey. When Christian was only 15, Elena engaged in an affair with him, while introducing him into the BDSM experience.

Elena is introduced as Christian's business partner, which (given her past with him) alarms Ana. Elena later contronted Ana at a gathering, and warns her to break up with Christian, only for Ana to remind Elena to stay out of their lives. Elena confronted Ana again as she and Christian announced their engagement, which came after she was introduced as a friend of Grace.

In a jealous rage, Elena berated Ana and accused her of only marrying Christian for money, prompting Ana to toss her drink in Elena's face. The confrontation drew the attention of Christian, who informed that Elena only taught him how to have sex and not how to love. After Grace overhears, she throws out Elena, but not before slapping the villainess on her face.


  • Her scenes from the film adaptation of Fifty Shades Freed only appear in the unrated edition of the film.


Christian has a date. I'm impressed
~ Elena insulting Ana while she's putting on her lipstick
Elena. I wanted to meet you
~ Elena introducing herself to an reluctant Ana
Hey, I'm not the enemy
~ Elena explaining herself to Ana as she stops her from leaving
All I did was lead him to the truth of who he really is
~ Elena deducting Ana's claims that she's the one responsible for Christian's troubles
Without me, he would be in jail or dead
~ Elena explaining to Ana the consequences of Christian not getting involved with her in the BDSM experiences
And he would say the same
~ Elena putting down Ana's faith in Christian, claiming he would choose her words over Ana's
Did you think you're the first woman who hoped to save him?
~ Elena's harsh words to Ana about Christian
He needs a Submissive in life. Not just in the bedroom
~ Elena brutally insulting Ana of what she can't give Christian
But its what he needs
~ Elena forcibly reminding Ana that Christian needs a Submissive woman to be with him
And you don't strike me as the type of woman who wants to be owned
~ Elena's insult to Ana, claiming she's not right for Christian
If you really want to make him happy, if you wanna be happy, you'll let him go
~ Elena trying to get Ana to break up with Christian so she could have him
I've been there. Nothing lasts. Nothing
~ Elena rebuffing Ana's claims that she's never understood the love she has with Christian