Leonor Varela
Leonor Varela
Leonor Varela Pilme
General Information
Birth Name: Leonor Varela Pilme
Born: (1972-12-29) December 29, 1972 (age 45)
Birthplace: Santiago, Chile
Children: Matteo (b. 2012) and Luna Mae (b. 2015)
Occupation: Actress, spokesperson, model
Years active: 1995 – present
Appeared on/in
(or involved with):
Dallas (second series)
Appeared as: Veronica Martinez (7 episodes, Season 1)

Leonor Varela (born December 29, 1972) appears in a total of seven episodes of the TNT series Dallas, in the part of Veronica Martinez. She played the title role in the 1999 television film Cleopatra, and vampire princess Nyssa Damaskinos in the 2002 film Blade II.


Varela's first acting 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.

Roles in The Tailor of Panama and Texas Rangers (both in 2001) followed shortly thereafter, before playing vampire princess Nyssa in the 2002 blockbuster 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.[1]

She appeared in Americano and played journalist Jordana Garcia in the film Goal II: Living the Dream.

In 2012, she appeared as Marta Del Sol on the TNT television series Dallas.[2]


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