Blanca Blanco celebrates her birthday in Beverly Hills... after revealing in her memoir that she was sexually assaulted in her 20s by a fake producer

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Blanca Blanco celebrated her birthday in Beverly Hills over the weekend.

The Tale Of Tails actress wore a plunging black dress with a diamond necklace as she blew out the candles to a big cake with her photos on it.

This comes just after her memoir Breaking The Mold - which has become a bestseller - debuted. The book shares many details of her life like how her father use to beat her with a horse whip and how she was sexually assaulted in her 20s by a man pretending to be a movie producer.

Happy birthday! Blanca Blanco celebrated her birthday in Beverly Hills over the weekend. The Tale Of Tails actress wore a plunging black dress with a diamond necklace as she blew out the candles to a big cake with her photos on it

In the chapter about her sexual assault, Blanca writes that she was asked to star in a film by a small company.

The Washington state native checked out the company and the man and everything seemed legitimate.

So she went to meet the producer, who seemed legit and ready to work with her. But when he asked her to meet him on the film's set in a parking lot, there were no movie sets or crew members which made Blanca very nervous.

She asked him where the staff was and that is when he sexually assaulted her.

A nice time had by all: She was dining at the restaurant Il Cielo in the courtyard

Luckily Blanca was a runner in high school and was fast enough to run away from the man but he caught up to her in her car and almost stopped her from driving away.

The door shut on her leg, almost breaking it, but she managed to drive away - with dog open and leg injured from the man.

Blanca went to the police and she later found out there had been other complaints about the man, but he was not caught.

A fun cake: There was a film reel on top and photos all around the side in black and white

She told the story in her book because she wanted to warn other young women about wily con artists who pretended to be what they were not.

Blanco - who dates actor John Savage - released Breaking the Mold this year.

Last year she told DailyMail.com exclusively about the release.

A hot read: This comes just after her memoir Breaking The Mold - which has become a bestseller - debuted. The book shares many details of her life like how her father use to beat her with a horse whip and how she was sexually assaulted in her 20s by a man pretending to be a movie producer

'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.

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.'

Tough upbringing: 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 live in a garage for years

The truth about her childhood: Now the star has written a memoir, titled Breaking the Mold, about her dark past and how she overcame the pain to flourish in Hollywood. The book will be out in 2022, DailyMail.com has learned exclusively

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 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.

The book will be out in early 2022

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.

'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. 

She survived: 'I wrote 'BREAKING THE MOLD' during the COVID lockdown, as I felt my story could help others as poverty and abuse has been increasing and I will take you on my journey from poverty to success and how I made it happen,' the Mission: Possible actress told DailyMail.com exclusively

A graduate... even though her father was abusive: '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 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'

HOW SHE COPED 

The star shares her tools that worked for her to deal with anxiety.

She said she applied Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (cbt) techniques.

'The heartbreaking part was that I lost my sweet mom while writing my book, and I share in my book, I find my self crying a few times a week but I know she is no longer suffering but sadness is there,' said Blanca. 

She also advises to 'trust your intuition; it's there for a reason.' 

And she said if you are not challenged, then there is no growth. 'Experiences shouldn't be a waste of time, walk with confidence. YOU are a diamond.

'It may seem like forever, but doors do open eventually. Move forward; it's hard to go backwards. It's ok to be an outcast. Even if you fall on your face. You're still moving forward.'

'Education is not given its earned, own it. "Are you breathing?" Be thankful you are breathing with no pain Live for Today.

'You woke up today, its already a good day' 

'Haters will hate that only means that you are exactly where they wish they were - it's uncomfortable to go backwards literally.' 

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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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