Blanca Blanco sure is making the most of her winter with a vacation in sunny Caribbean over the weekend.
The Tale Of Tails actress – who was last seen in Beverly Hills before Christmas – posted a dozen sizzling hot photos where she made the most of a few bikinis while taking in the tropical temperatures of Bonaire.
The Breaking The Mold author looked like she was auditioning for the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition as she posed away in the sand.
Heating it up: Blanca Blanco sure is making the most of her winter with a vacation in sunny Caribbean over the weekend. The Tale Of Tails actress posted a dozen sizzling hot photos where she made the most of a few bikinis while taking in the tropical temperatures
So SI: The Breaking The Mold author looked like she was auditioning for the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition as she posed away in the sand
The star wore a colorful two piece that highlighted her toned tummy and sculpted legs thanks to her daily workout session in a Los Angeles gym.
The siren also had on a hot pink bikini that left little to the imagination.
The college graduate – who dates John Savage from Deer Hunter fame – wore her thick chocolate brown hair down as she had on light makeup.
Blanco was born and raised in Watsonville, California, along with two sisters and two brothers, by Mexican immigrant parents who worked multiple jobs to support them.
At the age of nine, her family relocated to Chelan, Washington, where she began taking acting and singing classes and organizing theatre performances in between her studies.
Flower girl: The star wore a colorful two piece that highlighted her toned tummy and sculpted legs thanks to her daily workout session in a Los Angeles gym
The look: The star wore a colorful two piece that highlighted her toned tummy and sculpted legs thanks to her daily workout session in a Los Angeles gym
After high school, Blanca graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and from Eastern Washington University with a Master of Social Work. She then relocated to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting.
Her first major role was in the 2008 feature film Dark Reel (2008) opposite Edward Furlong.
Notable on screen credits include Bullet (2014) opposite Danny Trejo, Anatomy of Deception (2014), Crimes of the Mind (2014), Defending Santa (2013) (ION), and Bermuda Tentacles (2014) (Syfy). Her films Teen Star Academy (2017), 6 Children & 1 Grandfather (2018), and Mission Possible (2018) each premiered at Cannes Film Festival in 2016, 2017, and 2018 respectively.
Tree time: The siren also had on a hot pink bikini that left little to the imagination. The college graduate – who dates John Savage from Deer Hunter fame – wore her thick chocolate brown hair down as she had on light makeup
Recently released films include Fake News (2017), Betrayed (2018), and Torch (2021). In 2018, she began filming The Dog of Christmas (2021).
The beauty’s early years were tough as she had to suffer physical abuse from her father and also live a life of poverty in Washington state that saw her reside in a garage for years.
She detailed those tough days in her book Breaking The Mold.
‘I wrote BREAKING THE MOLD during the COVID lockdown, as I felt my story could help others because poverty and abuse has been increasing. I will take you on my journey from poverty to success and how I made it happen,’ the Mission: Possible actress told DailyMail.com.
On a boat for a day at sea: She wore a different suit when she went out for a day on the water to snorkle
Just fine in Fendi: The leggy wonder had on a pair of black Fendi sunglasses with hoop earrings
‘I share and provide tools and techniques that worked for me,’ she said about her book which came out from Briton Publishing.
The Cannes Film Festival favorite added, ‘My book is an autobiography and I share about childhood poverty, abuse, and how I overcame it. I feel it will motivate readers if they are caught in a bad situation.’
She was isolated during her painful youthful, never having the support system she really needed, especially at school.
‘I never told my classmates about our poverty, living in a garage, because I wanted to be treated just like them – a normal kid! No one knew, not even the teachers.’
The waistline looks unreal! She has a tiny waist with abs, making her in photo shoot shape
She also shared an excerpt with DailyMail.com about the abuse she endured. ‘It happened when we were living in Mexico as children but the abuse continued throughout the years.’
Her father was not loving, she said, and instead he was an ‘abusive father and husband.’
‘He used to beat us and used a “Chicote” a type of switch or whip used to control horses to beat us with,’ she shared.
The book came out in early 2022
‘He even held his gun to our mother’s head and threatened to shoot her right in front of us. We were all scared of him, especially our mother. We were all crying and trying to protect our mother who he had pushed into the bed and we were surrounding her and begging him not to shoot.
‘His rage and uncontrolled anger was all because she was asking him to give her money to buy us food when he suddenly snapped.
‘This continued even when we were older. He went to attack me when our mother was dying but that time I squared up to him and dared him to touch me. Now I was older and not afraid of him any more. He backed down, shocked that I challenged him!’
Blanco was born in Watsonville, California.
At three-years old, her family moved to Southwest Mexico.
Her father was a police officer there and was shot twice forcing the family to return to the U.S., to, hopefully, live the American Dream. Blanca was nine-years-old.
Her family of seven lived in poverty for her entire childhood, residing in a small garage with no hot water, no shower and no heat while facing the frigid winters of Washington State.
They then moved into a tiny trailer in a small trailer park, often with unsafe water causing sickness.
Back at the hotel: She made the most of a window sill as she posed away with an arched back
She attended Chelan High School where she became determined not to remain in poverty.
Upon leaving school she became the school’s role model for younger graduating students and made a motivational video to help them.
A graduate even though her dad was abusive: ‘He used to beat us and used a “Chicote” a type of whip,’ she said
With the help of her guardian angel, a teacher who cared, she said, she achieved ‘full ride scholarships enabling her to continue on to college then to university.’
She became the first Latina woman in the area to go to college working hard in order to graduate and continue her full ride scholarships, where she took an associate of science degree from Spokane Falls Community College.
She then went on to Washington State University achieving a 4.0 grade average and earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology followed by master’s degree in social work from Eastern Washington State University.
Her first job after receiving her Master’s in Social Work degree was working in hospice care. Deciding to follow her dreams, she moved to Los Angeles where she became an actress and studied under Gordon Hunt (Helen Hunt’s father).
She immediately landed many roles in film and television. The star achieved a Best Supporting Actress award for her role as Melanie in the movie Betrayed.
The foreword is by Edward I. Byrnes, Ph.D. Professor of Social Work – Eastern Washington University.