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Leonor Varela Palma (born December 29, 1972) is a Chilean actress, spokesperson, and model. Leonor plays the character Cleopatra on the 1999 successful film Cleopatra. She also has actively participated in various ecological causes as "Save Whales Again".
Varela was born in Santiago, Chile, the daughter of Leonor, a massage therapist, and the famous Chilean biologist and cognitive neuroscientist Francisco Varela. She has one sister Alejandra and two brothers, Javier and Gabriel. Varela`s family fled to Costa Rica in her early childhood when her homeland was overtaken by a military regime. She subsequently resided in Germany, the U.S., and France. In the early 1990s, her parents moved back to Chile, while she remained in Paris where she studied acting at the Neils Arestrup`s School, The Ecole de Passage, and Conservatoire Superieur de Paris.
Varela`s first job was in 1995, playing Anette in Pony Trek, a children`s film. Filming was in Iceland and Leonor was riding horses for three months. Then, referred to a French filmmaker by her dentist, she played in Shooting Stars (1997). Varela found her popularity on the rise at home when she was cast in the Chilean soap opera Tic Tac.
After appearing in a few more television productions in the late 1990s, Varela was cast in a small role in The Man in the Iron Mask. In 1999, she played the title character in the TV movie Cleopatra. She fell in love with actor Billy Zane (Mark Antony) on the set, but they split up two years later. She has been married to philanthropist and musician Kevin Duane Taylor of Garland, Texas since April 13, 2008.
Roles in The Tailor of Panama and Texas Rangers (both in 2001) followed shortly thereafter, and as the fanged vampire princess in the action film Blade II. After that came Paraíso B and Pas Si Grave.
Varela also had a short recurring role in the Fox Television series Arrested Development as the original Marta. She was nominated for the Ariel Award in 2005 in the category of Best Actress for Innocent Voices (2004). She also had a non-recurring role in Stargate: Atlantis.
Her latest projects are Americano, Caleuche: The Call of the Sea, Casas de Cartón and Gigola where she plays feminist Laure Charpentier. She played Jordana in Goal! 2. Jordana was a journalist who had a one-night stand with Santiago Munez (Kuno Becker).
Varela is fluent in Spanish, English and French. She is also a marine life activist who is concerned with the welfare of whales.
Ecole du Passage and the Conservatoire Superieur de Paris
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Leonor Varela Palma
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Leonor Varela Pilme (born December 29, 1972) is a Chilean actress and model. She played the title role in the 1999 television film Cleopatra, and vampire princess Nyssa Damaskinos in the 2002 film Blade II.
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
Base Model Agency - Cape Town
1995 — present
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Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
Kritzer Levine Wilkins Griffin Nilon Entertainment Llc.
2007: Appeared in a commercial for Martini with George Clooney, TV commercial for Hot by Falabella (2008), TV commercial for Basement by Falabella (2007)
www.leonor-varela.com/, twitter.com/Leonorvarela, www.facebook.com/pages/leonor-varela/131889560251189
1995 – present
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Engaged||Lucas Akoskin and Leonor Varela
have been engaged since 2012. |||
Lucas Akoskin and Leonor Varela have been engaged for 4 years. They started dating in 2011 and after 1 year were engaged in 2012.
Leonor Varela has been in relationships with Eric Balfour (2007 - 2010), Matt Schulze (2001 - 2002) and Billy Zane (1999 - 2001).
Leonor Varela has 2 children, Matteo Varela (3) and Luna Mae (1).
Leonor Varela is a 43 year old Chilean Actress. Born Leonor Varela Palma on 29th December, 1972 in Santiago, Chile, she is famous for Cleopatra in a career that spans 1995 — present. Her zodiac sign is Capricorn.
Leonor Varela is a member of the following lists:
21st-century Chilean actresses,
20th-century Chilean actresses and
Chilean television actresses.
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