Birth Name: Leonor Varela Pilme
Place of Birth: Santiago, Chile
Date of Birth: December 29, 1972
Ethnicity: Chilean (including Galician Spanish)
Leonor Varela is a Chilean actress and model. Her father, Francisco Varela (Francisco Javier Varela Garcia), was a biologist, philosopher, and neuroscientist. Her mother, Leonor Pilme-Keller, is a massage therapist.
Leonor is from a Chilean family (at least some of her ancestry is Spanish, including from Galicia, Spain). On her mother’s side, she is also said to have French, Hungarian, and Syrian ancestry. Her maternal grandmother’s maiden name was “Keller”, which is often German.
Leonor’s paternal grandparents were Raúl Andrés Varela-Rodríguez (the son of Luis Felipe Varela-Pinto and Julia Rodríguez-Rojas) and Corina María Elena García-Tapia (the daughter of Ramón García and Corina Tapia).
Leonor’s maternal grandparents were Daniel Palma Robledo and Rosalía Keller.
Source: Genealogy of Leonor Varela – http://www.genealogy.com
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