by eiifun on March 7, 2016

Birth Name: Olvido Gara Jova

Place of Birth: Mexico City, Mexico

Date of Birth: June 13, 1963

*Spanish (father)
*Cuban, including Spanish [including Catalan], possibly Mexican, distant Portuguese, English, and Welsh (mother)

Alaska is a Mexican-born singer, songwriter, actress, DJ, and businessperson. She is now also a Spanish citizen.

Alaska is the daughter of Manuel Gara López and América Jova Godoy. Alaska’s father was Spanish, from Asturias. Alaska is married to Spanish journalist, writer, singer, actor, and manager Mario Vaquerizo.

Alaska’s maternal grandfather was Julio Jova Pichardo (the daughter of América Pichardo). Julio was born in Cienfuegos. Julio’s paternal grandparents were Juan Jova y Jova and Jacinta González Abreu. They were from Sitges, Catalonia.

Alaska’s maternal grandmother was María Caridad Godoy Cuebas (the daughter of Felipe Godoy Herbert and Belén de las Cuebas). María Caridad was born in Santiago de Cuba. Felipe was a possible descendant of of Manuel Godoy, who was Prime Minister of Spain, from 1792 to 1797 (Manuel was born in Extremadura, of Portuguese descent); and of Philip Herbert, the 4th Earl of Pembroke and 1st Earl of Montgomery. Alaska’s great-grandmother Belen de las Cuebas was Cuban, and possibly of Mexican descent, from Yucatán.

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andrew March 10, 2016 at 4:34 pm

how is “Jova” an Italian surname?

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