Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Leonor Varela

Leonor Varela 
Personal Information



Birth Name                      Leonor Varela Palma
Nickname                        Leo
Birth date                         December 29, 1972
Birth place                       Santiago, Chile
Occupation                      Actress and Model
Height                              5' 6½" (1.69 m)
Years active                     1995 — present




Personal Life
Varela was born in Santiago, Chile, the daughter of Leonor, a massage therapist, and Chilean biologist and cognitive neuroscientist Francisco Varela García. She has one sister Alejandra and two brothers, Javier and Gabriel. Her mother, Leonor Palma, was of French, and Hungarian descent. 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 Niels Arestrup School, The Ecole de Passage, and Conservatoire Superieur de Paris.

Career
Leonor Varela Palma is a Chilean actress, and model. She played the character Cleopatra in the 1999 film Cleopatra. Read More and View Hot Pictures

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