Leonor Varela

Highest Rated: 79% Alpha (2018)
Lowest Rated: 2% Texas Rangers (2001)
Birthday: Dec 29, 1972
Birthplace: Santiago, Chile
With her exotic, alluring good looks, fluid multilingual abilities, and genre-hopping sensibilities, it would seem that there is little holding comely Chilean actress Leonor Varela from conquering cinema screens worldwide; and with memorable turns in such features as The Tailor of Panama (2001) and Blade II (2002), she seems poised to do just that. Born in Santiago, Chile, in 1972, Varela's family fled to Costa Rica in her early childhood when her homeland was overtaken by the military regime. Subsequently residing in Germany, the U.S.A., and France, the worldly youngster received the majority of her later education in France. Though her family returned to Santiago following the occupation, Varela developed a passion for French culture and continued her studies abroad. Refered to a French filmmaker by her dentist (who, enamored by her exotic beauty created a role specifically designed for the burgeoning actress in The Shooting Stars [1997]), Varela found her popularity on the rise when she was cast in the Chilean TV series Tic Tac. After appearing in a few more television productions in the late '90s, the actress was cast in a small role in The Man in the Iron Mask before being ideally cast opposite future fiancé Billy Zane. Though the couple's relationship floundered, they remained on good terms and Varela's career continued to thrive. Roles in The Tailor of Panama and Texas Rangers (both 2001) followed shortly thereafter, though it wasn't until 2002 that Varela received enough screen time to truly ignite the silver screen. As the fanged love interest of Wesley Snipes in the exhausting vampire/action extravaganza Blade II, Varela showed her sensitive side between scenes of blasting Reapers to ash, and showed further proof of her versatility by tackling an extremely physical role head-on.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Saving Flora Actor 2019
No Score Yet Alfa Shaman 2018
79% Alpha Shaman 2018
No Score Yet Alpha vf Actor 2018
No Score Yet Murder in Mexico Monica 2015
27% Captive Det. Sanchez $2M 2015
No Score Yet Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach Norma 2015
50% Ride Danielle 2015
36% Odd Thomas Odd's Mother 2014
No Score Yet Deseo Actor 2013
No Score Yet El Callejón (Blind Alley) Madre 2011
No Score Yet Que pena tu vida Actor 2010
No Score Yet Monsterwolf Actor 2010
No Score Yet Wrong Turn at Tahoe Anna 2009
70% Sleep Dealer Luz Martinez $35.6K 2009
10% Hell Ride Nada $0.2M 2008
No Score Yet All Inclusive Miranda 2008
64% Where God Left His Shoes Angela Diaz 2007
39% Goal II: Living the Dream Jordana 2007
No Score Yet Jennifer Lopez Presents: Como Ama una Mujer Actor 2007
No Score Yet The Curse of King Tut's Tomb Dr. Azelia Barakat 2006
71% Innocent Voices (Voces inocentes) Kella $0.2M 2005
63% Americano Adela 2005
No Score Yet Tais-Toi Katia/Sandra 2004
No Score Yet Paraiso B Actor 2004
No Score Yet Pas si grave (No Big Deal) Actor 2003
57% Blade II Nyssa $82.1M 2002
No Score Yet Paraiso B Actor 2002
2% Texas Rangers Perdita 2001
77% The Tailor of Panama Marta $13.2M 2001
No Score Yet Cleopatra Actor 1999
No Score Yet Jeremiah Judith 1998
33% The Man in the Iron Mask Ballroom Beauty 1998

TV

CREDIT
89% Lethal Weapon
2016
Sofia
  • 2018
94% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
2013
Camilla Reyes
  • 2013
75% Human Target
2010-2011
Maria Gallego Maria Gellego
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Stargate Atlantis
2004-2009
Chaya Sar
  • 2005
75% Arrested Development
2003
Marta
  • 2003

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