Birth Name: Olvido Gara Jova
Place of Birth: Mexico City, Mexico
Date of Birth: June 13, 1963
*Cuban, including Spanish and possibly Portuguese (mother)
Alaska is a Mexican-Spanish singer, songwriter, and actress. She is known for her participation in the Spanish groups Alaska y los Pegamoides, Alaska y Dinarama, and Fangoria. Alaska is the daughter of América Jova Godoy and Manuel Gara López.
Alaska’s father was a Spanish man who was exiled during the Spanish Civil War. Her mother was a Cuban exiled by Castro. Alaska’s maternal grandfather was of Spansih and Italian descent, and Alaska’s maternal grandmother was of Spanish, and possibly, Portuguese ancestry.
Alaska has speculated that one of her great-grandfathers was illegitimate son the illegitimate son of Manuel Godoy, who was Prime Minister of Spain, who had Portuguese ancestry.