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Blanca Blanco gets into the holiday spirit by wearing a Santa bikini on the beach

Tale Of Tails actress Blanca Blanco lit up Christmas Eve by sharing several bikini pinup images to her over 100K Instagram followers on Friday morning.

The brunette bombshell – who has been romancing iconic Deer Hunter actor John Savage for the past decade – looked stunning with a deep California tan as she posed in a red two piece on the sandy beach in Malibu.

The Washington state native also held up her new memoir, Breaking The Mold, about overcoming her abusive past in Mexico with an overbearing father to go on to carve out a career for herself as a movie actress with dozens of credits to her name.

Sun time: The brunette bombshell - who has been romancing iconic Deer Hunter actor John Savage for the past decade - looked stunning with a deep California tan as she posed in a red two piece on the sandy beach in Malibu

Beach day: Tale Of Tails actress Blanca Blanco lit up Christmas Eve by sharing several bikini pinup images to her over 100K Instagram followers on Friday morning. The brunette bombshell looked stunning with a deep California tan in Malibu

Blanco clearly has been to the gym during lockdown as her body looked very toned for her beach shoot.

The Mission: Possible star had impressive abs that appeared hard won and she also showed off sculpted legs and toned arms. 

The cover girl wore her dark brown hair down in soft waves and had on pretty frosty makeup that went well with her beach atmosphere.

The star was seen walking on the beach and standing on steps as she enjoyed a break in the rain that Los Angeles has been experiencing this week, which has been welcome after a long drought.

Golden girl: The Washington state native also held up her new memoir, Breaking The Mold, about overcoming her abusive past in Mexico with an overbearing father to shine as a red carpet favorite who models glamorous gowns in Hollywood

Golden girl: The Washington state native also held up her new memoir, Breaking The Mold, about overcoming her abusive past in Mexico with an overbearing father to shine as a red carpet favorite who models glamorous gowns in Hollywood

‘Dear, Santa. You can find me at the beach this year. Have a wonderful Christmas Eve loves and stay safe. Did you finish all your xmas shopping? Check out #BreakingtheMoldBook if you are looking for an uplifting read,’ Blanca wrote in her Instagram caption as she plugged her book which goes on sale on January 2 but can be pre-ordered now on barnesandnoble.com.

The siren also noted that she had a glam team get her look together with her hair done by Rene Cortez, makeup by Akemi and a spray tan by Golden Glo Tans. 

Blanca broke the news about her book exclusively with DailyMail.com in October.

Workout queen: Blanco clearly has been to the gym during lockdown as her body looked very toned for her beach shoot. The Mission: Possible star had impressive abs that appeared hard won and she also showed off sculpted legs and toned arms

Workout queen: Blanco clearly has been to the gym during lockdown as her body looked very toned for her beach shoot. The Mission: Possible star had impressive abs that appeared hard won and she also showed off sculpted legs and toned arms

Sandy shore: The star was seen walking on the beach and standing on steps as she enjoyed a break in the rain that Los Angeles has been experiencing this week, which has been welcome after a long drought

Sandy shore: The star was seen walking on the beach and standing on steps as she enjoyed a break in the rain that Los Angeles has been experiencing this week, which has been welcome after a long drought

The beauty’s early years were a 180 where 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. 

‘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.

‘I share and provide tools and techniques that worked for me,’ she said about her book which is coming out from Briton Publishing.

Lean lady: 'Dear, Santa. You can find me at the beach this year. Have a wonderful Christmas Eve loves and stay safe. Did you finish all your xmas shopping?' she asked in her caption

Lean lady: ‘Dear, Santa. You can find me at the beach this year. Have a wonderful Christmas Eve loves and stay safe. Did you finish all your xmas shopping?’ she asked in her caption

Glam for the beach: The siren also noted that she had a glam team get her look together with her hair done by Rene Cortez, makeup by Akemi and a spray tan by Golden Glo Tans

Glam for the beach: The siren also noted that she had a glam team get her look together with her hair done by Rene Cortez, makeup by Akemi and a spray tan by Golden Glo Tans

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.’

She wrote a book during lockdown: Blanca broke the news about her book exclusively with DailyMail.com in October

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.

She wrote a book during lockdown: Blanca broke the news about her book exclusively with DailyMail.com in October

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.

She overcame the pain: 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 overcame the pain: 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’

The book will be out in early 2022

The book will be 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. 

A graduate even though her dad was abusive: 'He used to beat us and used a “Chicote” a type of whip,' she said

A graduate even though her dad was abusive: ‘He used to beat us and used a “Chicote” a type of whip,’ she said

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.  

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.  

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.

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