Leonor Varela

Leonor Varela

Highest Rated: 80% Alpha (2018)

Lowest Rated: 2% Texas Rangers (2001)

Birthday: Dec 29, 1972

Birthplace: Santiago, Chile

A sultry, dark-haired beauty, Leonor Varela was a virtual unknown in the USA when she was tapped for the lead in the lavish ABC miniseries "Cleopatra" (1999). The Chilean-born actress had a peripatetic childhood; her parents fled the military regime in her native country when she was a baby and settled first in Costa Rica, before moving to Germany, the USA (Colorado) and France. Varela opted to remain in Paris to pursue an education when her parents returned to Santiago in the early 1990s. Her dentist recommended her to a French filmmaker, who was about to shoot a film in Chile. After meeting him, he specifically created a role for the stunningly attractive performer which in turn led to her casting in the Chilean TV series "Tic Tac," opposite Latin heartthrob Enrique Cintolesi. Varela then was tapped for a tiny role in the remake of "The Man in the Iron Mask" (1998), starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Continuing her quick ascent, she then landed the part of Cleopatra. While most critics found the production visually stunning, they were divided over Varela's contributions; some felt she was too limited an actress to pull off the role while others found her perfectly cast. The one constant was that all were impressed by her exotic looks and sexy screen presence. She returned to the big screen in her largest role to date in the revisionist Western "Texas Rangers" (2001). That film's release, however, was delayed nearly two years and in the interim, Varela graced the small screen as Judith in the biblical drama "Jeremiah" (PAX, 2000) and was seen on the big screen supporting Pierce Brosnan and Geoffrey Rush in "The Tailor of Panama" (2000).

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 50% Saving Flora Isabella (Character) - 2018
80% 71% Alpha Shaman Woman (Character) $35.9M 2018
27% 43% Captive Detective Sanchez (Character) $2.6M 2015
No Score Yet 33% Murder in Mexico Monica (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 45% A Fine Step Liliana Bolívar (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 60% Deseo Unknown (Character) - 2013
38% 65% Odd Thomas Odd's Mother (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 17% Blind Alley Madre (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 25% Monsterwolf Maria (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 49% F... My Life Alma Subercaseaux (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 27% Balls Out: The Gary Houseman Story Norma Sanchez (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 27% Wrong Turn at Tahoe Anna (Character) - 2009
10% 30% Hell Ride Nada (Character) $194.3K 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hindsight Maria (Character) - 2008
70% 50% Sleep Dealer Luz Martínez (Character) $75.7K 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet All Inclusive Miranda (Character) - 2008
67% 71% Where God Left His Shoes Angela Diaz (Character) $3.9K 2007
39% 62% Goal! 2: Living the Dream Jordana Garcia (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Curse of King Tut's Tomb Dr. Azelia Barakat (Character) - 2006
63% 61% Americano Adella (Character) - 2005
72% 93% Innocent Voices Kella (Character) $829.7K 2004
No Score Yet 80% Shut Up Katia/Sandra (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paraíso B Gloria (Character) - 2002
57% 68% Blade II Nyssa (Character) $81.6M 2002
77% 46% The Tailor of Panama Marta (Character) $13.5M 2001
2% 29% Texas Rangers Perdita (Character) $623.4K 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Legend to Ride Anette (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 76% Jeremiah Judith (Character) - 1998

TV

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89% 76% Lethal Weapon Sofia (Guest Star) 2018
95% 89% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
75% 91% Human Target Unknown (Guest Star) 2010-2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Curse of King Tut's Tomb Unknown (Character) 2006
75% 81% Arrested Development Marta Estrella (Guest Star) 2003

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