Leonor Varela

by follers on March 21, 2015

Leonor Varela

Birth Name: Leonor Magdalena Varela Palma/Pilme

Place of Birth: Santiago, Chile

Date of Birth: December 29, 1972

Ethnicity: Chilean (including Galician Spanish), one quarter Romanian (or Romanian Jewish)

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 Palma/Pilme Keller, is a massage therapist. Leonor is married to producer Lucas Akoskin, with whom she has two children.

At least some of Leonor’s ancestry is Spanish, including from Galicia, Spain. Her maternal grandmother was from Romania, and was possibly Jewish.

Leonor’s paternal grandfather was Raúl Andrés Varela-Rodríguez (the son of Luis Felipe Varela-Pinto and Julia Rodríguez-Rojas). Luis was the son of Andrés Varela-Cisternas and Natalia Pinto-Rodríguez. Julia was the daughter of Basilio Rodríguez and Eulalia Rojas.

Leonor’s paternal grandmother was Corina María Elena García-Tapia (the daughter of Ramón García and Corina Tapia).

Leonor’s maternal grandfather was named Daniel Palma Robledo. Daniel was the Secretary General of the Chilean Communist Youth.

Leonor’s maternal grandmother was Rosalía Keller Keller (the daughter of Pablo Keller and Fanny). Rosalía was born, c. 1919, in Tășnad, Romania.

Sources: Genealogies of Leonor Varela – http://www.genealogy.com

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andrew January 18, 2018 at 5:53 pm

According to C.I.A. (definitely a reliable source!), Leonor’s maternal grandmother, Rosalía Keller, was born, c. 1919, in Tășnad, Romania, to Pablo Keller and Fanny.

Leonor’s paternal grandfather, Daniel Palma Robledo, was the Secretary General of the Chilean Communist Youth


andrew January 18, 2018 at 5:39 pm

Leonor has 1/128 English ancestry through Edmund Holt Eastman White (or Don Edmundo Eastman White in Spanish), born in 1810 in London.She has also distant Basque ancestry. Some of her forebears were born in Argentina

Genealogy of Leonor’s paternal great-grandfather, Raúl Varela Cerda (through Raúl’s brother, Edmundo Varela Cerda) – https://www.geni.com/people/Edmundo-Varela-Cerda/6000000032439836178?through=6000000009899019538

follers January 20, 2018 at 9:50 am


If you want to look through her actual Geni ancestry to see if she has Basque, Argentinian, etc. ancestry, go ahead.

andrew January 20, 2018 at 11:28 am

I only checked genealogiachilenaenred.cl (great site for Chilean family trees). She also has distant ancestors from Perù, and Panama.

follers January 20, 2018 at 11:47 am

The point is, your random geni link is (mostly) not of Valera’s ancestors. The geni tree already linked is. The extremely important information about her 1/128th English ancestry isn’t even accurate. It was just a way to spend my time on nothing.

andrew January 20, 2018 at 11:56 am

Adolfo Eastman Quiroga, the brother of her paternal 4th great-grandmother, Filia Eastman Quiroga, was an engineer and politician who served as President of the Senate of Chile in 1891, among other duties, and was a candidate for the Presidency of Chile in 1896. Adolfo’s brother, Tomás Eastman, was also an engineer and politician

andrew January 20, 2018 at 12:06 pm

This is according to Genealogiachilenaenred’s tree.

follers January 20, 2018 at 12:11 pm

Yes, which lists Raúl Andrés Varela-Rodríguez, born in 1914, as the son of parents born in 1915 and 1920.

I think it’s time for you to take a vacation. Italy must be amazing this time of year. Why are you looking at false information about remote ancestors instead of enjoying your country’s landscape and culture? Don’t you deserve a break?

andrew January 20, 2018 at 1:17 pm

I’ve never checked any birth date of any random link I’ve posted so far. That is not my business, I’m not the admin. However, sorry.

andrew July 7, 2017 at 1:34 pm

Her maternal grandmother full name is Rosalía Keller Keller, meaning that both her parents carried this surname, and were likely related.

andrew July 7, 2017 at 1:37 pm
Adrian1Cram February 12, 2016 at 11:25 pm
bakchoyhurl February 6, 2016 at 10:36 am

She looks like a used up mom.

xoxo January 28, 2016 at 10:48 pm
ashash November 11, 2015 at 8:13 pm

Gorgeous mestiza.

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