She came to prominence after playing the role of Cleopatra in the television mini-series Cleopatra in 1999.
Leonor Varela has recently released her book, Ir Al Cielo Y Volver Go to Heaven and Back.
Leonor studied acting at the Niels Arestrup School.
The actress gained fame for portraying the character a ballroom beauty in the movie The Man in the Iron Mask.
But her son died at the age of 5 after diagnosed with Leukodystrophy.
In 2010, Leonor played the role of Maria in the television film Monsterwolf.