Leonor Varela

Mostly Credited As: Leonor Varela
Sometimes Credited As: Leonor Varela Palma

Birth Name: Leonor Varela Palma
Date Of Birth: December 29, 1972 (Age 43)
Country Of Birth: Chile
Birth Place: Santiago
Height: 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Leonor Varela

Born in Santiago, Chile on December 9, 1972, Leonor Varela is the daughter of a scientist and a dancer; she has one sister and two brothers. Her family moved to Costa Rica when she was young in order to escape the rule of a military regime in Chile; they then moved to Germany, the U.S., and France. In the 1990s, her family returned to Chile; she, however, remained in France, where she studied acting at the Neils Arestrup's School, The Ecole de Passage, and Conservatoire Superieur de Paris.

She began appearing in TV and movies in 1995, with her first role playing the character Annette in Pony Trek. After another movie, she was then cast in the Chilean television show Tic Tac. In 1998, she appeared as a nameless beauty in The Man in The Iron Mask with Leonardo Di Caprio; and in 1999, appeared with Billy Zane in Cleopatra in the title role. This lead to a relationship with Zane, which ended two years later. She has since appeared in various movies and television shows, such as Blade II and Arrested Development. Her upcoming projects for 2006 include: Where God Left His Shoes with John Leguizamo; The Curse of King Tut's Tomb (tv) with Casper Van Dien; and Goal!2 with Rutger Hauer.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Tic Tac (1997)As: Pola Santa María
Episode Cast Credits 

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013) 
  0-8-4 01x02: (Oct/01/2013) As Camilla Reyes 

Dallas (2012) (2012) 
  Collateral Damage 01x07: (Jul/18/2012) As Marta del Sol / Veronica Martinez 
  The Enemy of My Enemy 01x06: (Jul/11/2012) As Marta del Sol / Veronica Martinez 
  Truth and Consequences 01x05: (Jul/04/2012) As Marta del Sol / Veronica Martinez 
  The Last Hurrah 01x04: (Jun/27/2012) As Marta del Sol / Veronica Martinez 

Human Target (2010) (2010) 
  A Problem Like Maria (1) 02x07: (Jan/05/2011) As Maria Gallego 
  Salvage & Reclamation 01x07: (Mar/10/2010) As Maria Gallego 

E-Ring (2005) 
  Pilot 01x01: (Sep/21/2005) As Lt. Col. Cat Rodriguez 

Stargate Atlantis (2004) 
  Sanctuary 01x14: (Feb/11/2005) As Chaya Sar 

Acoso textual (2004) 
  15 October 2004 (Oct/15/2004) As Herself 

Arrested Development (2003) 
  Key Decisions 01x04: (Nov/23/2003) As Marta 
  Bringing Up Buster 01x03: (Nov/16/2003) As Marta 

Tout le monde en parle (1998) 
  8 March 2003 (Mar/08/2003) As Herself 

Sous Le Soleil (Saint-Tropez) (1996) 
  Comportement modèle 01x03: (1996) As Jeanne 
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is fluent in English, Spanish, French and Italian.

Has been on the cover from 13 seperate editions of Maxim magazine.

Graduated from "Ecole du Passag" and the "Conservatoire Superieur de Paris"

Her father is Chilean and her mother is French

Lived in France at the age of 14

Has 3 siblings

Was #11 in Maxim Magazine's "Hot 100" in 2002

Was engaged with Billy Zane

Leonor Varela Quotes
In this business, if you don't have the capacity to step back and have some sort of relativity about things, you're screwed.

I don't need jewels and cars. It's about the delicacy of the way I'm handled.

I'm not good with limitations. I tend to like to find my own. It hurts sometimes, but it's good. I'm little extreme in that sense-the middle ground is not my forte.

I don't believe in nudity for nudity's sake, but it's really beautiful when it's done well, when it's within a story. I'm very comfortable with my body. I grew up mostly in France, where nudity is not taboo. It's not this hypocritical thing where we go, "No!" and then it's "Oh, yes!" When we strip away the clothes, the jewelry, that's who we really are. I walk around naked in my house.