Alexis Bledel

by ethnic on July 3, 2008

Birth Name: Kimberly Alexis Bledel

Place of Birth: Houston, Harris, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 16, 1981

Ethnicity: Danish, Scottish, English, Irish, Welsh, distant French and German

Alexis Bledel is an American actress and model. She is known for her roles in the movies Tuck Everlasting and Frank Miller’s Sin City, and the television series Gilmore Girls (one of Alexis’s paternal great-great-grandmothers was surnamed Gilmore). Alexis is married to actor Vincent Kartheiser, with whom she has a son.

Alexis’s father, Martin Bledel, was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he was raised. Alexis’s paternal grandfather was Argentinian-born (and was of Danish, and distant German, ancestry), and Alexis’s paternal grandmother was American-born (and had Scottish, English, and Irish ancestry).

Alexis’s mother, Nanette (Dozier), was born in Phoenix, Arizona, and moved to Mexico at the age of eight. Alexis’s maternal grandfather was a rancher in Arizona, Mexico, and Costa Rica. According to interviews, Alexis’s mother considers herself to be Mexican; she is not of Hispanic descent. Alexis’s mother’s Dozier line traces back to Leonard Dozier, who was born, c. 1643, in France. Alexis’s mother also has Welsh, English, Scottish, Irish, and German ancestry. A picture of Alexis with her parents and brother can be seen here. A picture of Alexis with her mother can be seen here.

Alexis is fluent in Spanish, and has described herself as a Latina. She did not start speaking English until she began school.

Alexis’s maternal great-great-great-great-grandfather, John Hall Morgan, was Mayor of Memphis, Tennessee, from 1837 to 1838.

Alexis’s paternal grandfather was Enrique Einar Bledel Huus (the son of Einar Rudolf Dons-Blaedel Heise and Elena Maria Huus). Enrique was born in 1917, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and died in 2003. The surname “Bledel” originates from Paulus Blaedel, Alexis’s distant ancestor, a German who moved to Denmark (making Alexis of at least 1/128th German ancestry, at least from that line). Alexis’s great-grandfather Einar was born in Denmark, to Poul Dons-Blaedel and Charlotte Christine Heise. Alexis’s great-grandmother Elena was born in Argentina, to Danish parents, Frits Johannes Raahauge Huus and Inger Marie Andersen.

Alexis’s paternal grandmother is Jean Campbell (the daughter of Norman Walter Campbell and Irene Slater). Jean was born in Troy, New York, and has English, Scottish, and Irish ancestry. Jean moved to Argentina after meeting Alexis’s paternal grandfather. Norman was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, the son of Robert Archibald Campbell and Evelyn Smith. Irene was born in Attleboro, Massachusetts, the daughter of Warren H. Slater and Rebecca Richardson Gilmore; Rebecca’s maternal grandparents were Irish.

Alexis’s maternal grandfather was Lewis David Dozier III (the son of Lewis David Dozier, Jr. and Elizabeth Overton). Alexis’s grandfather Lewis was born in Missouri. Alexis’s great-grandfather Lewis was the son of Lewis David Dozier and Rebecca E. Lewis. Elizabeth was the daughter of John W. Overton and Mary Oliver “Mamie” Goodbar. Alexis’s great-grandmother Elizabeth re-married to Gussie Busch, the prominent brewing magnate who built the Anheuser-Busch Companies into the largest brewery in the world.

Alexis’s maternal grandmother’s surname is Slater.

Sources: Genealogy of Alexis Bledel (focusing on her father’s side) –

Obituary of Alexis’s paternal grandfather, Enrique Einar Bledel Huus –

Genealogy of the Bledel family, mentions Alexis’s father and paternal grandparents –

Alexis’s paternal great-grandmother, Irene Slater, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Alexis’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Rebecca Richardson Gilmore, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Alexis’s maternal grandfather, Lewis David Dozier III (focusing on his father’s side) –

Alexis’s maternal grandfather, Lewis David Dozier III, on the 1920 U.S. Census –
Lewis David Dozier III on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Alexis’s maternal grandfather, Lewis David Dozier III –

Genealogies of Alexis’s maternal great-grandparents, Lewis David Dozier, Jr. and Elizabeth Overton –

Genealogy of Alexis’s maternal great-grandfather, Lewis David Dozier, Jr. (focusing on his father’s side) –

Genealogy of Alexis’s maternal great-grandmother, Elizabeth Overton (focusing on her own father’s side) –

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ashash September 21, 2017 at 4:58 am
ashash September 19, 2017 at 7:37 pm

Could someone please assist me in finding Alexis’s maternal grandmother? I’m having a hard time.

ashash September 19, 2017 at 4:49 am

Her maternal grandfather is Lewis David Dozier III. Her maternal great-grandparents are Lewis David Dozier Jr. and Elizabeth Overton of Memphis, Tennessee. Her maternal great-great grandparents are Lewis David Dozier and Rachel Lewis.

Here is her grandfather’s Princeton alumni page, which lists his daughter as Nanette Dozier Bledsel (typo):

Here is the genealogy of Lewis David Dozier III:

Here is a court case in Costa Rica that confirms Lewis David Dozier III’s mother is Elizabeth Overton of Memphis:

From this court case, you will find that Lewis David Dozier III was married 3 times.

1. He was married to a woman with the last time Slater. This woman is Alexis’s maternal grandmother. She gave birth to Alexis’s mother Nanette Dozier in Arizona and Alexis’s aunt Eleanor Dozier.

2. Lewis was married to Carol Marie Zahner in Mexico. She gave birth to Thomas and Marshall Dozier. They are Nanette’s half-brothers and Alexis’s uncles.

3. Lewis finally married Cecilia Espinoza Murillo. It doesn’t look like they had children together.

ashash September 19, 2017 at 4:56 am
ashash September 19, 2017 at 5:33 am

Also, Lewis was a rancher in Arizona, where Nanette was born, Mexico, where Nanette was raised, and Costa Rica. It says so in that obituary listed for Lewis in the Princeton alumni book.

follers September 19, 2017 at 6:09 am

Thank you very much, ashash.

Pegzi May 22, 2017 at 12:57 am

Correction: Anybody who was born or raised in Latin America is Hispanic. Her mother is hispanic. She’s just white hispanic. So you don’t need to put that she isn’t of hispanic ancestry, just that she isn’t of spanish or mestizo ancestry.

follers May 22, 2017 at 3:45 am

I think writing “She was born in the U.S., and is not of Hispanic ancestry” makes sense. Being Hispanic by culture or naturalization is a separate issue.

ashash September 19, 2017 at 5:52 am

Her mother is a white American who was raised in Hispanic culture.

follers September 19, 2017 at 9:45 pm

Once DACA expires, Alexis will have to return home. That’s sad.

ashash January 20, 2018 at 7:33 pm

Technically, Alexis is not white because she speaks Spanish and was raised in Latin American culture.

follers January 21, 2018 at 9:35 am

I’ve never thought of her as white. Also have never met anyone who does.

Pegzi May 14, 2017 at 8:19 am

Hispanic isn’t a race

Daron May 10, 2017 at 11:09 am

I am surprise she isnt Latino! I read everywhere saying that she was half mexican.

AW March 18, 2017 at 10:22 pm

I definitely see the Irish and French ancestry in her features…

Adrian1Cram February 26, 2016 at 11:53 pm

she’s aged

Morrigan Ni Boii November 17, 2015 at 1:46 am

She is of Teutonic, Germanic, Celtic, and Slavic (from her father).

She is of Celtic (Gaulois) (from her mother).

Morrigan Ni Boii November 17, 2015 at 1:41 am

These Argentinians are mix-Europeans.

J420 December 3, 2015 at 1:26 am

Lol Hispanic and Latino is not a race. I’m guessing that’s what you’re getting confused about. They’re not mixed.

undashing February 21, 2016 at 11:04 pm

Most o the South Americans are mixed race. But she does look white.

cwm85 July 19, 2015 at 9:29 am

She identifies with Spanish culture and father is from south america in a country where they speak Spanish. So I can understand her Alliance to the latin culture. She personally is not of Spanish orgin or native ethnicity tho. She was basically raise that way with the spanish language in all. Latino is a culture from central, south america. It is not a race but a culture that america has labeled a race. Politicians are so ignorant on those facts.

marjanel October 9, 2015 at 2:45 pm

No it is a culture from Europe that Mexico and great part of Central and South American countries have.

Me myself and I January 29, 2016 at 4:21 pm

honey, the original race of the Spanish language and culture is white, since you know… Spain and stuff… common sense. So, why is it weird that she relates to it? I mean yes, she isn’t even Spanish (European) but still, stop making it a Mestizo or South American thing by origin… you are blaming Americans for labeling it a race, while you yourself had to add how she isn’t truly Latino, even beside the fact that the majority of Hispanics/Latinos are white by race

AW March 18, 2017 at 10:20 pm

There are lots of people from South America that are not of Spanish descent. There are some who are of other European ancestral backgrounds (German, Portuguese, Dutch, Italian, etc.) but they are still Hispanic people because they were born and raised in a South American country, and speak the language. The fact that they are only or mostly of European descent doesn’t make them any less Hispanic. There are white Jamaicans of Irish descent but it doesn’t make them any less Jamaican.

theropod April 1, 2015 at 7:02 am

She looks full English to me. You know, like those girls from Geordie Shore and stuff…

gel January 18, 2015 at 9:39 am

She sure looks Irish! (looks like my sister).

I see her grandmother is a Campbell – and they can be Irish.

And there were a lot of Irish in Argentina.

Alice September 5, 2015 at 3:04 am

She doesn’t have any Irish though. She looks North Western Euro which is what she is basically.

Nikki April 27, 2014 at 12:39 pm

She is argentinian on her father’s side. He was born and raised in Argentina.

SOurce: WIkipedia

Katz January 18, 2014 at 4:55 pm

Something I’m genuinely curious about; if her ethnicity was Danish, Scottish, English, German, French, AND Spanish, would people still be saying “she’s just a white woman?”

Would a person born to Spanish immigrants who temporarily settled in Latin America be considered Latino/a? And would a person of Danish, Scottish, English, German, and French descent who had family in Latin America for generations not be? In the end, both people are still “just white.”

I’ve even seen people call Charlie Sheen Latino, and from what the public knows, his family were all directly from Europe, although I’m sure this (people calling him Latino) is just out of ignorance. But whatever the case with the that subject, I’m just trying to understand about the former.

Alice January 23, 2014 at 10:24 pm

Latino is a confusing label and this is why people get mixed up about what it actually means. Are Spanish people from Europe Latino?

Her father is Argentinian and her mother is actually an American who moved to Mexico when she was 8. I suppose Alexis is really just an American. I think the term is just cultural and shouldn’t be used in place of a person’s nationality. Culturally Alexis could be described as Latina. That’s just my take on it and I have limited understanding because I’m not American and the term is only used in America.

Uniscorn August 9, 2014 at 5:54 am

Why wouldn’t they? Spain is just as white as France or Germany lol.

Odd North American logic.

marjanel December 13, 2014 at 7:56 pm

Interesting, Latino is Europea word. Latinos come from Europe. Indigenous never have been latino.

marjanel December 13, 2014 at 7:56 pm

Interesting!, Latino is a European word. Latinos come from Europe. Indigenous never have been latino.

thomas1987 December 17, 2014 at 6:34 am

Spain is in Europe
Spaniards are white
yes she will still be just a white woman

marjanel October 9, 2015 at 2:52 pm

A Spaniard living in Spain is a latino they don’t have to move to Latín América .Spaniards are who made Mexico latino,do you think that Aztecs were latin? Following your logic why to called mexicans of indigenous descent latino? Sorry but the ignorant here is you.

ayah January 14, 2014 at 4:14 am

yes,she considers herself Latina but she’s NOT LATINA women.
Alexis is of Danish origin,German,Scottish and English = white women.

loiro March 11, 2014 at 11:48 pm

how is she not a latina? all latino means is being from or descending from someone from latin america.. that’s all it fucking means, there are people who are italian, lebanese, french, polish, spanish, german, japanese, chinese in latin america.. there’s no such thing as a latino race or origin, latin america is just like north america = multiraicial.

also she’s actually white and actually latin (french) in origin while many latin americans have no latin ancestry at all.. native/black/asian.. she’s technically more latin than most “latinos” but anyways she definitely is latino, as her dad is argentine (most argentines have recent european ancestry unless you’re going to tell me argentines aren’t latino now either)

ExoticNorway May 17, 2014 at 11:22 am

Loiro is correct. Latin-Americans have made the term very confusing for others in acting like Latin = not white (because many of them are Mexican and most Mexicans are not white), but the fact is Latino is just an ethnicity. Alexis is white, she just happened to be born in a Latin country. Gisele Bundchen is FULL German but is born in Brazil.

rickyflo May 18, 2014 at 4:58 pm

Ayah, she is Latino because that is her culture. Some Latinos are Caucasian as Argentinians, and many other races are in the Latin Americas. This whole thing about race for Hispanics and Latinos, no such thing, in fact you amalgamated culture with Hispanic influence, some of the things that were created are from Hispanics or Latinos. They are two different groups. Loiro, Great job for realizing that and understand that and Exotic Norway great job for some recognition because Some Mexicans are in fact Caucasian and classified as Caucasian from the mestizo side.

marjanel August 9, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Sorry, but us latin Americans have not made the term very confusing, It were you in USA. Because here in Latin America we barely use the term and when we use it , we are talking about languange and culture not about race. Here in Latin America we know perfectly that there are white Latin Americans, there are countries that are whiter than USA. Not only that, the term “latin and hispanic ” are very white, it is not relationed with native or black. Indigenous in Latin America don´t call temselves “latino”

Cioran September 15, 2014 at 5:04 pm

“Alexis is white, she just happened to be born in a Latin country.”

Houston is in a Latin Country? You learn something new every day!

shamsham April 6, 2015 at 3:51 pm

I’m latin american and personally I think people from the USA made it complicated, here is very simple we are call “Latin America” because the majority of the countries that immigrated to South America were “latin countries” such as Italy, France, Portugal and Spain (latin languages). So ethnically Alexis is full germanic a bit latino just for the french. On the other hand, culturally she might be latina because of the way her parents raised her (latin culture).

lanadelrey September 4, 2015 at 3:25 pm

Latino is not a race, latino is a culture that came from romance language, spanish, italians, frenchs etc are latinos. Latin americans are not FULLy latino (well some of them are) because they can just be called that way because those latino countries that came from Europe.

alberto.r7 March 17, 2015 at 7:45 am

Ignorant, latina is not a race. Go to school! There are latinas of any race, white too.

la January 8, 2014 at 11:40 pm

of her parents’ upbringing in Latin America, Bledel has stated “It’s the only culture my mom knows from life, and my father as well, and they made the decision to raise their children within the context they had been raised in”. Bledel grew up in a Spanish-speaking household, and did not learn English until she began school; she considers herself Latina.

Alice January 9, 2014 at 3:15 am

Well she is a Latina if she wishes but that term doesn’t mean much as far as ancestry goes. Most Latin Americans do have Spanish and Amerindian ancestry but there are a minority that don’t.

Just for interest sake how long does a person identify as Latino / Latina? Someone like Jessica Alba who is a third generation ancestry and of only partial Mexican ancestry shouldn’t be called a Latina when she hasn’t been raised in that culture and wasn’t brought up speaking Spanish. Latina / Latino is more a cultural label than an ethnicity. She is of Mexican descent just like she is of Danish descent.

Alice January 9, 2014 at 3:16 am

meant to write third generation American.

loiro March 11, 2014 at 11:53 pm

no most don’t.. stop making up bullshit, most mexicans do but that’s one country.. you have countries where whites are the majority like argentina and uruguay.. where whites and mulatosss make the majority like brazil.. where triracials make the majority like venezuela and panama… colombia where mestizos, triracials, whites, and mulatos/blacks alll have large numbers… then countries like peru, bolivia where ameridians make the largest numbers.. my point is that mestizos are only really significant in mexico and small latino nations.. so no they’re no the majoriy but they’re one of the largest groups for sure… there’s no latino look or race though

billErobreren December 15, 2013 at 4:47 am

Ugh! this White latina bullshit again?! Latina is about as good an excuse for an ethnicity & race as Germanic. Would Ray Romano be deemed Anglo Saxon for being born in an English-speaking nation despite being more deserving of the Latin label than Bledel or George Lopez for being Italian?

JasonBaker December 1, 2013 at 1:30 pm

She is very cute. I would like to hear her speak in Spanish, since I read it´s her mother tongue.

terry November 18, 2013 at 8:21 pm

Latina magazine said she was have Mexican and half Argentian. Why would they lie about what she is? They need better researchers. She is complete white european girl.

follers November 18, 2013 at 8:27 pm

They didn’t really lie. Her father, paternal grandfather, and one of her paternal great-grandmothers, were born and raised in Argentina, though not of Spanish descent. Her mother was raised in Mexico, though is not of “Mexican ancestry”.

terry November 18, 2013 at 9:35 pm

Yes but they made is sound like it was her ethnicity and left out the part that her grandma lived there for awhile.

terry November 18, 2013 at 9:38 pm

I know Mexican is not an ethnicity but she is a full white girl.

loiro March 11, 2014 at 11:57 pm

so? i’m fully white and im from brazil…..that doesnt make me any less brazilian.. pls stop leaving these ignorant comment

loiro March 11, 2014 at 11:56 pm

it is her ethnicity… most argentines descend from european immigrants her dad’s family aren’t any different, so if she’s not ethnically argentine, most aren’t either… argentina received more european immigrants per capita than the US don’t forget that

shamsham April 6, 2015 at 3:54 pm

Mexican and Argentinian are not ethnicities.

David March 9, 2012 at 10:30 pm

There is no such thing as a “hispanic” look! Hispanics come in all races and colors! Alexis is of mixed european heritage, just like most white Americans! Unless you’re a first generation white american, chances are you’re a euro-mutt! There is nothing wrong with it, but it’s silly that Americans are acting as if they were “pure” anything! That’s ridiculous!
And, to the guy that said she did not look Danish, well obviously, since she is also part French and German. I can definitely see the German and French in her more! :)

Jo March 31, 2012 at 1:54 pm

actually, there is. I’m pretty dang sure you know what people mean when they say that. When you say someone “looks Hispanic” you dont TYPICALLY think of a white-skinned, blue-eyed, clearly of Caucasian descent girl like Alexis do you? No. You’d think more of America Ferrera, Shakira, Selena, etc. The dark brunettes with olive complexions, brown eyes, and aside from Shakira, “fuller” bodies.

Shanika March 31, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Selena does not have a fuller body either though…

David April 3, 2012 at 11:01 pm

Shakira is part Lebanese and Italian…also, I know what people think most hispanics are supposed to look like, but it’s not always the case, there are MANY white hispanics, especially in countries like Argentina, Uruguay and parts of Chile. There are also white hispanics in smaller numbers in almost all countries in latin america. By your logic white hispanics are supposed to feel ashamed that they are of European heritage and not dark…that makes no sense! We should embrace all the different looks in the spanish speaking world, and stop promoting stereotypes!

marjanel August 9, 2014 at 7:35 pm

I am from Latin America and here ,hispanic is syonimous of Spain, Spanish language , Spanish legacy, all white culture. It is interesting tha in USA is all the contrary.

notional November 5, 2013 at 12:55 am

“you dont TYPICALLY think of a white-skinned, blue-eyed, clearly of Caucasian descent girl”

Are you saying America Ferrera, Shakira, and Selena Gomez don’t have white skin and aren’t caucasian? They’re just as white as any other white person

a latina November 18, 2013 at 6:18 pm

@notional Hell no American Ferrera isn’t

loiro March 11, 2014 at 11:59 pm

shakira and america ferrera look alike? wow you must be blind.. i guess julia roberts and beyonce look alike to you too… shakira is white btw.. nd shes of european and lebanese descent, she isn’t even mestizo, idiot.. so she wouldnt looks like most “hispanic” mestizo (mexican) girls you see

marjanel December 13, 2014 at 8:02 pm

Then your conept of hispanic is wrong. Hispanic is a white word and always wil be. Here in Latin America, we must begin to use Anglo to native amercicans culture then.

Scott Gould January 1, 2012 at 8:21 pm

Actually, since Alexis has Argentine heritage, doesn’t that mean that she is part-“South American”?

Also, I’d like to state that just my looking at her and her facial features, she really does look more Hispanic (whether it’s Argentine or Mexican, or whatever) than Danish, as some of you have said.

Besides, why is this website even necessary? Why does society have such a hangup over categorizing people into different races and cultures? We’re people! When someone asks me what race I am, I always say…”Human”!!

SparkleTime January 1, 2012 at 9:10 pm

How can you look Hispanic or South American? You do realize that those are not races, right?

Most Hispanics are of mestizo background (a strong mix of Amerindian and European). However, there are many who are white, black, mulatto, and even Asian. You will find that the Dominican Republic has a population that is mostly descended from Africans, Europeans, and Tainos. They look more like Zoe Saldana and Celia Cruz (both black Hispanics) than they do Eva Longoria or Salma Hayek (Mexican).

Alexis is obviously white, not mestizo.

Argentinians and Mexicans are not the same. They are nationalities, and their cultures are very different. They are only lumped together because they are a Spanish-speaking group.

Your ignorance astounds me.

Daniel January 13, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Scott…You can not compare Argentina with mexico. Racially are very different.

Me myself and I January 24, 2013 at 10:16 am

actually most Hispanics are White, you can search the percentage of each race within the Hispanic culture (American continent from North to South) and most are White. And the Hispanics are just a culture and not a race. And they were originally White (Spanish people), so stop trying to make them non White out of racism and hate.

anakaterina October 14, 2013 at 2:10 pm

Actually most hispanics are mestizo, get over it

marjanel December 13, 2014 at 8:04 pm

Dominican Republica nand Mexico are not in South America

anakaterina October 14, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Are you fucking retarded? First off hispanic isn’t a race. And when you say she looks more hispanic I assume you mean the typical look which is the mestizo look(mixed native and European. You’re stupid she clearly looks off full European ancestry dipshit

loiro March 12, 2014 at 12:09 am

nope.. unless you mean in mexico or a small country such as el salvador…. bul are mestizos the majority in argentina? nope whites are. are mestizos the majority in brazil the most populous latin american country? nope mulatos and then whites are. are they the majority in venezuela or colombia? nope triracials/afromesizos are.. so yes they’re the majority in mexico but in many other countres they aren’t since you have mulato dominated countries such as the d.r. or indigenous dominated countries such a peru or bolivia

terry November 18, 2013 at 8:26 pm

Why does Latina magazine do the same thing and try to say everyone is Latina. They lied and said she was half Mexican and half Argentine.

loiro March 12, 2014 at 12:09 am

she is..

ihatemostpeople March 12, 2014 at 5:14 am

Not ethnically though. She’s ethnically white. They just call her half Mexican and half Argentinian because her WHITE mom and dad were born there. That’s called NATIONALITY, not ethnicity. It’s like saying a Korean is Kenyan because they were born in Kenya….. See how stupid that sounds?

ihatemostpeople March 12, 2014 at 5:18 am

Or like saying a Nigerian is Japanese because they were born in Japan.

Some people are so damn ignorant and stupid when it comes to race, ethnicity, and nationality. Don’t they teach that shit in school!?

marjanel August 9, 2014 at 7:44 pm

Being latino is relationed with language and culture not with race . She is latin because her first language is Spanish, his father is Argentian. And if you don´t know the word latino is really white. If latin Americans are latin is because their culture, language and blood were inherited from Latin Europe (Portugal, Italy, Spain, France). Latin America is multirracial and there are people from many part of the world (including Europeans, Arabs, Asians ) as USA , not only that, some countries like Argentina are whiter and received more immigrants than USA. I am Latin American with Spanish, Italian and German ancestry . I am 100 % latina because my first language is derivated from Latin.

Miranda December 26, 2011 at 9:56 am

I am a white Latin American. People need to realize that Latin American/Hispanic is not a race, it is a cultural grouping with most (not all) of the members having some ethnicity coming from the Iberian peninsula.

My parents are from Argentina and I am fluent in Spanish as it was my first language. That is why I identify with fellow Latin Americans. Latin Americans come in various colors, but some people just assume you have to be Mestizo in order to be Latin American. People get confused when they learn that most of Argentina is white, most of the Dominican Republic is Mulatto, etc, etc, etc. That is the cultural tradition that established Latin America. We were truly the first people to start mixing it up:P

Papa Legba December 15, 2011 at 1:49 pm

Is the creator of this page serious? So wait other white latin americans are their nationality, but since she has Northern/Central European ancestry she’s suddenly not Latin America? Many people in Latin America have French, German, Dutch ancestry but despite that they don’t feel connection to it, they’re Latin Americans just like Black Latin Americans, Indigenous, Mestizo, Mulato, Asian, ect!

It seems unfair that she’s being portrayed as non Latino.

I’m Black and from Latin America, so should I now just call myself a Nigeria or Ghanan (assuming that’s where my ancestry is from)-Cuban, even though I have no connection to those lands anymore?

She speaks Spanish ffs, she doesn’t speak the other languages!

Luis Diaz December 10, 2011 at 1:58 am

To Yamila:
Why don’t you better open an encyclopedia and read more about Latin America before you give an opinion??

Sham January 22, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Why are you saying that? I’m from latin america by the way, I think I didn’t explain myself better in my last comment but whatever :P

Luis Diaz December 10, 2011 at 1:53 am

To Salvatore Sardo:
I forgot to mention more races that we have in Latin America and they are: mestizo (the mix of white and Indian),mulatto (the mix of black and white),zambo (the mix of black and Indian) and the mix of all this groups.Also in Latin America we have other groups (they are not races) such as Arabs (Shakira),Jews (Luis Kreutzberger),etc etc.

Sham January 22, 2012 at 5:28 pm

Yes that’s right but I think you didn’t understand what Salvatore was trying to say. I’m argentinian and like Salvatore said danish people in Argentina have their own community and their culture is very different from the rest of the country, the same with germans they have their own community. So maybe Alexis Bledel was raised with danish or german culture which are very different from the argentinian culture because we have mostly spanish and italian traditions, so calling her “latin” is not very accurate. I hope you can understand it!

Luis Diaz December 10, 2011 at 1:38 am

To Salvatore Sardo:all countries (and the people) colonized by Spain are Hispanic (or Latino),in other words Hispanic (or Latino) is a culture,Not a race.A Hispanic can be of any race,can be white (Sofia Vergara),can be black (Zoe Saldaña),can be native (Evo Morales),can be Asian (Alberto Fujimore) etc

Yamila December 8, 2011 at 3:37 pm

She is not latin, she is mostly USA american and european, that’s it.

Luis Diaz December 10, 2011 at 2:20 am

Yamila: Why don’t you better open and encyclopedia and read more about Latin America before you give an opinion???

Papa Legba December 15, 2011 at 1:50 pm

Both of her parents are from Latin America. Are you dense?

iris18 September 5, 2011 at 8:40 am

Alexis’ original nationality is latin american and so is her culture (being raised by hispanics) but her ethnicity is totaly european. So she can call herself a white latin american. just like a black person in the U.S.A. would call him self a black american which i think is more appropiate than afro american. I’ve never heard of white americans calling themselves euro americans…

Dg September 5, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Not true at all

iris18 September 6, 2011 at 1:51 am

explain yourself

Fg November 15, 2011 at 8:17 am

You prove it

Salvatore Sardo October 25, 2011 at 1:26 am

Her father is Argentine but from Danish ancestry. Danish Argentine have their community in Argentina and they still practice their European traditions and are very different from any other Latin American country.
To claim that she is Latina is absurd because she is not. She is American from Texas and has Danish, French and German heritage.

I am Italian born in Sardinia and I work in Buenos Aires Argentina for few years and know their culture. Specially the aristocratic people from Buenos Aires, they are pretty much Europeans with 100% European ancestry. they travel to Europe, Study in Europe and even still have their social clubs and read their news papers in Italian, English and other European Languages. For other Latino Americans countries who are Mestizo is unheard. She is White and she is American.

Do November 15, 2011 at 8:18 am

You are wrong prove it again

Luis Diaz December 10, 2011 at 2:17 am

Salvatore,I left a couple of comments for you,I hope you read them.
Let me add something: Leo Messi’s nationality is Argentinian,his race is white,his ethnicity is Hispanic and his origin is Italian.

Papa Legba December 15, 2011 at 1:53 pm

Latin America is diverse culturally and ethnically! I’m a black Cuban and many of my cultural practises are African, so does that not make me Latin American? Seriously so you have to be brown/mestizo to be Latino? Salvatore don’t be ignorant. You don’t know how her father is I know German Argentines and they don’t know shit about Germany, don’t assume stuff. Obviously Argentina is culturally mostly European so they’re different than say Mexico which has Amerindian and European culture mixed together! Latin America is not homogenous in culture, race, ethincity! Read a book before you comment on us.

She’s Latin American, end of story.

Marc August 15, 2011 at 12:33 pm

anybody knows some Danes with surname Bledel except her father?
in fact it’s a French surname

Jimenez September 19, 2011 at 10:18 am

There are no Danes with that surname. But that doesn’t mean that her grandparent’s didn’t come from Denmark, since they could have origin from elsewhere in Europe. The spelling of the name could be due to a transliteration of the original surname, though. She says in interviews that they were Danish, so who are we to question that? I’m sure that there are plenty Danish people with surnames and/or origin from other parts of Europe.

Marc November 15, 2011 at 8:49 am

i think you also,would in doubt in her Danish heritage if she has name like Maria Suarez or Natasha Ivanova

Jimenez November 19, 2011 at 4:18 pm

Yes, I can understand that, since it simply cannot be a Danish surname, unless the original spelling was different.

I have read about Danish Immigrants to Argentina, who changed their name from Blædel to Bledel, for practical reasons, so it’s possible that the original surname was Blædel. The descendants of those people live in Buenos Aires, I believe. However, they immigrated more than hundred years ago.

Clem February 16, 2012 at 7:08 pm

Her family came from Denmark to Argentina around 1900… they changed their name from Blædel to Bledel…

Myspace Celebrity July 26, 2011 at 8:14 pm

Why are people acting like someone can’t be a white hispanic? Come on now…

iris18 September 7, 2011 at 6:29 am

when people start understanding that hispanic is NOT an ethnicity but a nationality or maybe not because it’s a continent.

Just like we say white americans…but the true americans are the natives!

Serpent September 27, 2011 at 10:33 pm

According to this site and its racist agenda, it’s the bad thing to be white and you should be ashamed for being that race.

Worldgrl November 11, 2011 at 7:15 pm

-serpent- that’s bullcrap …most people are just f-ing mixed cause the world and the people on it been here to too long not to be…I am,.. so f-inggg whatttttttt

Serpent November 11, 2011 at 11:58 pm

Oh, it is? Then why are you preaching idiotic bullshit about “white-white” people, or whatever the fuck that means?

You are a racist hypocrite.

D1 November 15, 2011 at 8:19 am

Do you have prove at all ?

Jimenez November 21, 2011 at 6:02 am

It’s not even a Nationality. It just means that the person has origin in Spain (or rather, the Iberian peninsula), or Hispanic America – the parts of the Americas which was Spanish or Portuguese colonies. It’s actually a bit odd that such an ancient Latin word is being used nowadays. A nationality would be something like “Argentine” or “Mexican”, or “(US)American”.

Julie July 26, 2011 at 7:37 am

Spanish people are white!!! They took over Latin america predominately thus why Spanish is the official language and a lot of them mixed with the indigenous population there thus the Latinos known in the U.S.!!! But where is spain at? Oh yeah In western Europe!! Me, myself and I blogger .. You are a typical ignorant white American .. But jokes on you because that is how ignorant you are and uneducated ..poor white trash :) look up Joanna Garcia please..

Alice July 18, 2011 at 3:46 am

Hispanic or Latin is a culture it has nothing to do with your ethnicity. The designation of Hispanic or Latino is unknown in most of the world. It seems to confuse Americans greatly in that they use the term Spanish for people from Mexico and South American countries. Spanish means a person from Spain. Alexis Bledel has no Spanish ancestry. She is of Danish, French and German descent but is American by birth. If anyone from Mexico or Argentina comes to Australia they will be called Mexican and Argentinian. This would be the same in Europe. Hispanic and Latino puts people of many ethnicities under the one umbrella and is only used in the USA.

Me July 16, 2011 at 7:05 pm

White-Hispanic end of story.

Cielo July 3, 2011 at 8:51 pm
no July 1, 2011 at 7:13 pm

Can’t believe people are doubting this girl’s ethnicity when she’s clearly nothing but European. Judging her on her parents nationalities instead on her obvious European features.

Yet you have these so called “white” Americans who are clearly mixed. But nobody points out how exotic they actually look. Again, according to most of you these people can’t possible be mixed, since they have a non-spanish sounding last name.

Blake Shelton

Miranda Lambert

And yes even Taylor Swift

Goes to show you how ignorant and racist some Americans can be.

fD July 3, 2011 at 6:49 am

This is a joke and the whole thing is dumb

rafael July 1, 2011 at 2:07 pm

she is simply gorgeous

rafael July 3, 2011 at 4:21 pm

she would be great in a telenovela

Wtf July 3, 2011 at 4:43 pm

stop that you married with children,lol

rafael July 3, 2011 at 5:01 pm

wtf my wife will let me with her

WTF July 3, 2011 at 5:47 pm

No hard feels about the pr thing,also you lucky dog

rafael July 3, 2011 at 5:51 pm

of course not

Emily Lestrange June 24, 2011 at 4:03 pm

Latina by heritage =/= Latina in looks and by blood. People, accept it. She has.

lalalala June 17, 2011 at 11:52 am

She’s a white latina.

I don’t understand all the debate about it. Her parents are from Argentina/Mexico and her first language is spanish and probably celebrates customary latin holidays with her family. That’s enough to make you “latina” …it’s all about what customs you follow.

You can be any race and be latina at the same time. Since being “latin” encompasses all of south and central americas and the carribbean, you can be any one or combination of caucasian/sub saharan/NA/Asian possible. The sky is the limit. In bledel’s case, she looks like a white girl, and all her recent traceable heritage is directly from northern europe.

She stated that she’s proud of her heritage, so there you go. I hope this clears things up.

Toni June 17, 2011 at 10:21 am

She is ethnically European, not Latina.

And btw,in Argentina (and the rest of south America) the “white” term has a loose meaning, since if you are half white, you are considered white.
For example, Obama could be considered white in Argentina or Brazil.
But specially if its a mix of white and native amerindian, like Maradona.He is considered white in Argentina and no one would say he is a mestizo.

fD July 3, 2011 at 6:47 am

You are a joke and moron

Serpent September 27, 2011 at 10:39 pm

Maradona is not considered white in Argentina, and Obama would not be considered white in Argentina either. I lived in Buenos Aires for the majority of my childhood. The people there are actually white; plenty of people of Italian, German, and Spanish descent. The same goes for Southern Brazil; crawling with people of Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and ESPECIALLY German descent. There are actual white people in Latin America; whiter than Johnny Depp even.

Serpent September 27, 2011 at 10:40 pm

Who just so happens to be an 1/8 Cherokee and has a black ancestor, albeit one from centuries ago. Still there, though.

marjanel August 9, 2014 at 7:49 pm

Latino is really a white European word. Search the term Latin Europe and the origin of the term Latin America by Napoleon. If Latin America is Latin is because Europe.

marjanel August 9, 2014 at 7:52 pm

What! I am from Colombia and here Obama is considerd Black or mulatto not white.

therealist June 3, 2011 at 3:09 pm

she is malinchista
she is mexican and argentine but she wont accept it cuz she doesnt want to be latina
my dad is spr mega white and my mom is mestizo and i look 100% white
and my dads grandmother was mestizo so i have indigenous blood
and i look spr white so i think she is ashamed

sexbomb1115 June 13, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Cut the bs she is proud of her Latin roots; she mentions her ethnicity in interviews and speaks fluent Spanish. She is racially white though like many Latinos. This website is listing her European nationalities because she is of European decent even though her family comes from Latin America.

anakaterina October 14, 2013 at 2:14 pm

You’re so stupid. She always talks about her latina side. And latino/hispanic isn’t a race. She is racially white, get over it

jackie May 7, 2011 at 1:34 am

she has argentinian background too, I am from argentina and back in my hometown my neighbours’s last name was “bledel” and I was a fan of gilmore girls back then and me being a nosy little girl as I used to be, I asked them if they were related to Alexis and they say they were and that a big part of their family has argentinian ancestry

kathleen March 7, 2011 at 3:18 pm

so her parents nationalities are mexican and argentinian, but she’s actually (ethnicity wise) Danish, French and German? right?

Irish German March 3, 2011 at 4:24 pm

She’s Latina get over it.

Me! March 7, 2011 at 1:56 pm

yes of course and if her parents never moved to Mexico and Argentina and met in for example in Germany.. and decided to live there..? what the fuck man.. that fucking Latino and fucking Hispanic is the stupidest think in this world..! she is White get over it.. that is just a stupid culture which can be changed but your race can’t be never ever changed.! and most Latino’s and Hispanics are White.. get over it..! it’s a language culture.. not a ethnicity nor race.. that means speaking Spanish that’s all.. they come in all races.. mostly White just like Alexis ;)

fD July 3, 2011 at 6:46 am

You are a moron

anakaterina October 14, 2013 at 2:15 pm

She’s a white latina get over it

Irish German March 3, 2011 at 4:23 pm

This website is as inaccurate as the insecure Me myself and I twit. She probably works for this website.

anen February 24, 2011 at 3:00 pm

need sources??? I’ve heard of the danish but german french??? where are your sources??

Me! March 7, 2011 at 2:03 pm research in actors actors again entertainment..
or I’ll tell you it.. Alexis Bledel’s mother is Mexican (nationality) of German and French origin (German mother and French father (Alexis’s grands)) so Germany and France are her home countries.. and her dad Argentinian nationality moved almost to Argentina is actually Danish and that’s his home country ;)
<3 nice day

fD July 3, 2011 at 6:46 am

The whole thing is a joke

Austin February 10, 2011 at 10:36 pm

Many latinos ARE white this is a clear example. white is not a race its a culture. The brown skin latinos are usually of native american decent, while the white skinned latinos are european. Thus, you can be white and latino.

Austin February 10, 2011 at 10:39 pm

I meant to say hispanic* is not a race its a culture.

Me! March 7, 2011 at 2:04 pm

good that you told me the mistake I thought you was kidding me ;)

fD July 3, 2011 at 6:44 am

You are a joke

anakaterina October 14, 2013 at 2:17 pm

Color means nothing. Having dark skin doesn’t mean you’re mostly of native decent. Niether does white skin. I have met many dark skin hispanics of European decent and many white skinned mestizos that look very native

Delia carrera February 9, 2011 at 12:38 pm

PEOPLE PEOPLE!…her parents have those ROOTS!!..but they were raised in those countries! registered in those countries! She herself refers to her mother as a mexicana and her father as an argentino! Grew up with the culture and the language so if she labels herself as latina then she is a mexican-argentina LATINA!!! So what if shes light skinned? Many mexican women are white skinned and still got salsa in their life!

kathleen March 7, 2011 at 3:22 pm

salsa originates from cuba, just saying….

rafael June 13, 2011 at 9:44 pm

kathleen salsa originated in the bronx by puerto ricans!!!!!

fD July 3, 2011 at 6:42 am

prove it

rafael July 17, 2011 at 7:06 pm

look into the history of la banda faena

Amber Berg July 18, 2011 at 6:17 am

It’s true, kathleen or you puerto rican? He is, and salsa did originate in the bronx by puerto ricans and cubans!

anakaterina October 14, 2013 at 2:18 pm

Shut up. Hispanic isn’t a race. She is white racially

I love him November 18, 2010 at 11:55 pm


ARGENTINEAN AND MEXICAN. If we’re going to trace back heritages then 90% of Latinos would have to cut ourselves in 2-3 pieces because we are a mixture of EUROPEAN, NATIVE OR AFRO.

Me myself and I January 5, 2011 at 5:02 pm

sorry but she is 100000000% White.. Danish, French and German.. get over it jealous bitch.. you can only dream..! haha you are so silly.. her dad is of Danish and mum is of German and French descent..! she is 10000000000000000000000% White.. she is White Hispanic just because her parents lived a little bit in Argentine and Mexico but they are pure White people and she is White.. you want her Hispanics but you can only dream.. BYE bitch

Me myself and I January 5, 2011 at 6:07 pm
Austin February 10, 2011 at 10:35 pm

latino is not a race its a heritage. many latinos ARE white, this is a clear example.

marjanel October 9, 2015 at 3:13 pm

That she is hispanic doen’t means that she is not white.her firts-language is Spanich,her father is from México and ver mother from Mexico.Hispánica is really a word relationed with a white language and culture.Thinking that hispanic is a race is like thinking that Anglophone is a race.

anakaterina October 14, 2013 at 2:19 pm

Sorry dumbass but latino/ hispanic isn’t a race. She is 100% white get over it

Luisa September 5, 2010 at 11:39 am

I don’t care if you say she’s white, black, or whatever… but why count Danish, French and German as her ethnicity and not Mexican and Argentinian? Can someone explain it?

dan October 1, 2010 at 8:05 pm

Hi Luisa,
I think the reason is that to say you’re Mexican or Argentine it usually means you’re a mix of something and something. They’re just trying to be specific in her case which they can trace back to French, Danish and German. If they just say she’s mexican and argentine they most would assume that she’s the typical mix spanish and native indian from Mexico and she’s not that.

Rosario December 2, 2010 at 7:33 pm

Okay, fine. But on other celebs like George Lopez, they counted Mexican. Why not her? Alexis Bledel has “Latina” roots. Or whatever you call it. I’m not sure.

Me myself and I January 5, 2011 at 5:07 pm

she don’t have Latina roots my God Danish German and French do you see somewhere Spain or whatever..!? NO!! she is White! but her mum lived for a while in Mexico and dad in Argentina so that’s why she is White Hispanic (a White person of Spanish heritage) but she have no Spanish heritage..! but in the end all Hispanics I mean real Hispanics are White.. SPAIN..! the others are just fake.. and 77% of All Hispanics are White ether way..! get over it..! bye Hispanic is not a race and will never be

Dd March 5, 2011 at 7:11 pm

You are wrong prove it

Isabel September 29, 2011 at 10:10 pm

she is the typical mix from Mexico

Me! March 7, 2011 at 2:08 pm

honey it’s about her origin on this page.. about her home countries and that are Germany, France and Denmark.. her parents are immigrants to Mexico and Argentina they are not Mexican and Argentinian.. but actually Argentinians are like 94% White.. and 20% Mexicans too but just because Whites (Europeans) moved to there and blah blah blah..! you got my point.. greetings

Selene-The-Immortal May 6, 2011 at 8:37 pm

Argentina is mostly white. In fact, they have a higher percentage of white people in Argentina than they do in the United States.

Anyway, why can’t she be Latina and white? I think the problem is that many of you want her to be one or the other when she doesn’t have to be. She is just as Hispanic as George Lopez. It is a culture that not just mestizos carry, but whites and blacks as well. Bledel’s race is white, but her culture is Hispanic. It doesn’t have to be one or the other. That’s like forcing Zoe Saldana to either be black or Hispanic. What’s the deal? It doesn’t even make sense, especially considering the fact that one is a culture and another is just a race.

Isabel September 29, 2011 at 10:44 pm

Her home country is the United States and her parents were born mexican and argentinian, which means their ethnicity is hispanic/latino and their race is mixed/mestizo.
And so is she, she just has an american nationality.
Everyone in latin america has some european descent mixed with native american indians, unless they are purely indigenous or they were born in an European country and are first generation immigrants i.e. foreigners.
Most countries in Latin America don’t even consider white as a race option when they take their demographic statistics, so wherever you got your percentages from, they certainly don’t speak for all of Mexico and Argentina.

anakaterina October 14, 2013 at 2:21 pm

Dipshit. Her race is white not fucking mestizo not all Mexicans are mestizo

marjanel October 9, 2015 at 3:51 pm

Demographic statitics are not very importante in Latín Americano,they are made like every 10 or 20 years.In most Latín American countries they asked if you consired yourself indigenous or being black(mulatto),the rest are united in a category,but it is only because they want to know about these minorities that tend to be poorest and with less oportunities.But that doesn’t mean that they think that whites doesn’t exist.

Johanna September 4, 2010 at 6:02 pm

She may be Argentinian but i guarantee has alot of Italian in her. Argentinasis full of Italians and Italian mixes.

anakaterina October 14, 2013 at 2:22 pm

Can you read? Her paternal grandparents were danish not Italian illiterate moron

Maxine August 17, 2010 at 1:28 pm

She is also Mexican and Argentinean.

Natasha August 12, 2010 at 2:16 pm

Her surname is hard to pronounce.

Cabron July 28, 2010 at 1:55 pm

Argentinians are the best people in the world, NOT! but, they like to think so. 90% of italians who immigrated to Argentina were from South Italian (Sicilia, Campania e Calabria) that’s not guessing, it’s documented. Besides Syrians and Lebaneses. Yes, Maradona is considered white in Argentina. But he is, not european, but he’s caucasian.

Typical Argentine look:

In fact, eurasian.

Nathan: Gingers, what they are? all ethnologists agree they emigrated from Africa to Europa. Most of them are pale.

Athena August 6, 2010 at 2:07 am

I think that that the South Italians in Argentina are less than 90%: in the USA it’s this, but in Argentina there are a lot of people from the North Itay too, especially from Ligury (north-west) and Veneto (north-east), they were emigrated in the beginnning (1880) much more. Now, maybe: North 27%, Middle 20%, South 50%…

marjanel October 9, 2015 at 3:18 pm

What maradona is not consider white in Argentina

Annie July 27, 2010 at 10:27 pm

So does that mean if my parents are white with german or french decent but they were born in Africa,does that makes me black too?

Anonymous July 28, 2010 at 8:01 am

Nope,just African

Isabel September 29, 2011 at 10:51 pm

You’re a white african, but if you marry someone from Africa who is black then your children obviously won’t be white anymore, even if by random chance they only exhibit phenotypes for white skin. They’ll be be mixed.
It’s the same for her parents, some descendant of her parents were born in Europe, moved, married mexicans/argentinians and had children aren’t white anymore even if they look white.

Isabel September 29, 2011 at 11:29 pm

Unless you define race as strictly dependent on a person’s phenotypes

terry November 19, 2013 at 1:33 am

her parents were both white, she is a mix of dutch,german and french. That’s why she’s so beautiful.

anakaterina October 14, 2013 at 2:24 pm

You’re comment is stupid and pointless hispanic isn’t a race

marjanel October 9, 2015 at 3:20 pm

latín is not like black,it is not a race.With that lógic why to calles latín to most of mexican imigrants that are mostly indigenous.And native mexicas are not Latín.Latín came from Europe

Juli June 28, 2010 at 3:29 pm

Thanx, admin! x)

Sebastiane was very good explaining things too. :)

^^ June 26, 2010 at 2:26 am

“ethnic” YOU CAN KISS MY ASS!!

ethnic June 27, 2010 at 8:21 am

kiss my fat one.

Sham June 25, 2010 at 2:51 pm

She may have latin influences but to me she is not latin. First she was born in the United States and second that she is most germanic… her parents are latin just because they were born in latin american countries (Argentina and Mexico) but even so they would be germanic too. She may be part latino because of her french heritage, the people from France are latinos too. She looks more germanic to me =P.

So... June 28, 2010 at 11:42 pm

What does ones ancestry have to do with whether they are Hispanic/Latino or not? If she weren’t white would you still say this about her? Would you say that Zoe Saldana isn’t Latino because she is black? Or that Peru’s ex President, Alberto Fujimori, isn’t Latino because he is Asian?

Anonymous August 5, 2010 at 3:43 pm


terry November 19, 2013 at 1:37 am

French is not Latino and her mother was not born in Mexico, she was born in Arizona.

marjanel October 9, 2015 at 3:42 pm

Y es they are.If they are not,Mexicans either.They were who invented the word Latin American because they want to create a bond between France and Spanish,Portuguese speaking region in the Americas like you are latín we too,we have many in common.

Veronica May 16, 2010 at 1:20 pm

She is of European ancestry but latino or hispanic is not a race is a culture so to me she is hispanic/latin

sarah April 19, 2010 at 9:23 am

alexis bledel is half mexican.

Athena August 6, 2010 at 1:53 am

No, she isn’t!!!

hey August 10, 2010 at 12:58 am

she is half Mexican, and she speaks fluent Spanish

Me! March 7, 2011 at 2:12 pm

no she is not Mexican.. typical Mexicans are Mestizos and she is White.. her mum moved there you fucking hard thinking unintelligent things..! she is Danish, German and French.. BYE

Isabel September 29, 2011 at 10:54 pm

Her mom was born in Mexico or she wouldn’t be called mexican

Tatiana April 10, 2010 at 2:19 am

he is mixed so half white half native.
if you look at lionel messi however he is italian background and i think spaniard. but his last name is italian.
i’m not saying all argentines are white but most are. argentina is the whitest of the americas including the u.s and canada. <this fact usually surprises people.

Sham June 21, 2010 at 12:48 pm

What?? why?

Annie July 27, 2010 at 10:21 pm

90% of Argentina is European decent and within that 60% is Italian decent.

Anonymous July 28, 2010 at 8:16 am

Argentina should be ashame of what they did .putting all the black men on the front line to get kill,then turning around and breeding the black color out the population,by having their way with the black everybody thinks that country never had black people in yes their white now,they try very to do so

ethnic April 7, 2010 at 10:28 pm

Tatiana, Is Deigo Maradona considered white in Argentina?

Tatiana April 7, 2010 at 6:05 pm
Tatiana April 7, 2010 at 6:04 pm

i’m a white argentine (french and italian).
you need to fix her dad’s info:
her mom was born in mexico with european roots
and her dad was *born* in argentina with european roots.
btw isabella^ is right. Argentina has more white people that any other country on the continent including the U.S and Canada
her percents are wrong though
97 percent are white(mostly Spanish and Italian) and (mixed white and Amerindian ancestry), Amerindian, or other non-white groups 3%

Isabel September 29, 2011 at 11:09 pm

I’m not trying to contradict you because you are from argentina, but as far as I know Argentina’s government doesn’t divide the population into white and non-white, they divide it as Amerindian and Mixed.

isabella April 7, 2010 at 5:55 pm

i was born in the u.s, my parents were born in argentina, my grandparents were born in Spain and Italy on both sides. so i’m white.
i’m fluent in italian and spanish
btw 90 percent of the people in argentina are of 100 percent european ancestry (mostly spain and italy). they are not mestizo like most other latin american countries. although every country will have there asians, blacks, whites etc.
Also there seems to be a misconception that people in spain are not white…spain is in europe where people tend to be white. my spaniard family members are very pale, whiter than the italians.
okay sorry if i typed too much i just felt like informing the ignorant people on here.

ethnic April 1, 2010 at 12:35 pm

Youre right about her not being open about her European roots. but I guess she had a very Latino upbringing.

Anonymous April 1, 2010 at 10:50 am

I think the curious part is that her dad is clearly new to Mexico and was born in Norway. Her mother does not appear to have Mexican blood either. Alexis was born in Texas. She does not appear to have a long family history in Mexico. Does anyone know if her mother was born there? She seems not to be forthcoming about her very strong and recent ties to Europe. Dad from Denmark and German/French mom. No wonder she looks perfect for a Neutrogena ad-she is one generation removed from Scandenavia.

marjanel October 9, 2015 at 3:37 pm

obviously that Her father is new to México,he was born in Argentina,her grandfather too

kira:)) March 30, 2010 at 9:39 pm

ew Leslie:P

ethnic March 30, 2010 at 9:34 pm

um ok…

Leslie March 30, 2010 at 7:20 pm


marjanel October 9, 2015 at 3:38 pm

Mexicano and Argentinian are not ethnicities but nationalities.

Nathan Teasdale Mottram February 7, 2010 at 7:00 am

yes only white people get natural light her hair light skin and bright blue/green eyes you must be mixed raced or ya just toatly lieing about the way you look

me February 3, 2010 at 1:28 pm

ha well this is all silly, i have freckles, very very pale, light blue eyes, medium dark hair and i’m Mexican but then i guess decendent from Spain…bc everyone from Mexico came from somewhere, just like Americans. So does dark skin and dark eyes and hair make you Mexican? or Latino? No, at least I don’t believe so.

Sebastiane January 26, 2010 at 11:24 am

“She was BORN in Houston, TX. her parents aren’t Hispanic. they were born in Spanish speaking countries, but that doesn’t make her a LATINA or change the fact that she is still Caucasian. nothing about this girl looks Spanish. she is pale with tons of freckles and blue eyes.”

And mind you, if you traveled to Spain, you would see tons of people with fair skin and blue eyes! They are Spanish.

If you went to South America, it would not be a rare occasion to see someone of similar features.

Latino/Latina is not a race or ethnicity, it is a cultural identity.


I might be considered Anglo-American if I became famous in South America, but my ethnicity is still Polish. I would probably be considered Anglo-American because I grew up in an Anglophone country and my native language is English. It still does not change the fact that my ancestors were from Poland and not from England. Same as someone who identifies as Hispanic. Hispanic is more of a cultural and linguistic association verses an ethnic association and, as one can see, Hispanics are as mixed as Americans and can be any race, ethnicity or national origin. A Hispanic is someone who grew up in a Spanish influenced culture and more likely than not, speaks Spanish as their native language.
Therefore, Bledel’s ethnicity is Danish, French and German, she is probably culturally hispanic and is racially caucasian. I don’t see the big deal.

Isabel September 29, 2011 at 11:13 pm

Ethnicity and race are not the same thing. Latino and Hispanic are not races they are ethnicities and ethnicity means cultural identity. Her parents are hispanics/latinos and so is she.

As for her race, it depends on your definition, the mexican and argentinian governments would call her mixed but I’m sure many mexicans and argentinians would says she’s a white latina

ethnic January 20, 2010 at 2:25 pm

I think juli has a very interesting opinion on this because of her background. thanks for the comment.


Anonymous January 20, 2010 at 9:58 am

Alexis is quite beautiful. Way prettier than Megan Fox.:)

kira from pennsylvania January 20, 2010 at 2:48 am

people made this more confusing than it actually is.

Juli January 20, 2010 at 1:09 am

Tania, where do I start…?
“She was BORN in Houston, TX.” – Yes, she is a white North-American.
“her parents aren’t Hispanic.” – Her parents are Latin-Americans because they were born in Latin-America and yes, they ARE Hispanic, THEY WERE BORN IN SPANISH SPEAKING COUNTRIES!! How could they NOT be Hispanic?!
“they were born in Spanish speaking countries, but that doesn’t make her a LATINA” – Technically, only people born in Latin-America are, but she probably knows A LOT about the culture, so she could be considered one, since many, many people whose parents or even grandparents were the ones who migrated from Latin America to other parts of the world are considered Latinos.
“or change the fact that she is still Caucasian.” – I don’t remember anyone saying that she wasn’t.
“nothing about this girl looks Spanish.” – She is NOT of Spanish descent, her parents are Hispanic, but they are of Danish, French and German descent. It’s written on her profile.
“she is pale with tons of freckles and blue eyes.” – People from every part of the world can have such traits and it’s just dumb to say a person isn’t Latin-American because they are pale. Then I wonder what would I be… just white? Being born and having lived in Brazil my whole life will count for nothing since “pales cannot be Latin-Americans”?? I AM Latin-American and I AM white, I would never say I am not one of these!

Tania November 27, 2009 at 9:07 pm

She was BORN in Houston, TX. her parents aren’t Hispanic. they were born in Spanish speaking countries, but that doesn’t make her a LATINA or change the fact that she is still Caucasian. nothing about this girl looks Spanish. she is pale with tons of freckles and blue eyes.

marjanel October 9, 2015 at 3:29 pm

You are so ignorant.Hispanic is a word relationed with countries where people speak Spanish as first language.That doesn’t tell any about the race of a person.That she is white don’t mean that she and her father are not hispanic.At the same time that Will smith and Brad pitt are Anglophones,one black,the other black.

alex November 9, 2009 at 5:46 pm

johny, you wouldn’t know shit. and just who are “white people” from denmark and france and germany? i’ll tell you, they are ETHNIC DANES, FRENCH AND GERMANS, AREN’T THEY, DUMB ARSE. HISPANIC IS NOT AN ETHNICITY, except for dumb americans. hispanic is simply a geographic area whereby people of many different ethnicities share a common language, (spanish) much like european americans of various ethnicities share the common language of english. god you are stupid.

jeorge October 13, 2009 at 4:35 pm

SHe is a white latina. Latin people come in many different races.

ethnic October 11, 2009 at 1:40 pm

Nice mix,


Me October 10, 2009 at 8:29 pm

Latin America is a region. Her race is Caucasian. Her ethnicity is Danish, German and French. Her nationality is American. Her culture may be Latino. Her parents are Latin Americans so she is described as Latina. Latin Americans are people who come from Latin America, it’s just about geographic location.

Me… An Argentine-Latino whose race is white and ethnicity is Spanish, Swedish, Irish, Italian and French.

Isabel September 29, 2011 at 11:26 pm

Ethnicity and roots are completely different things, if anything ethnicity is more similar to culture… Hispanic/Latino is an ethnicity.

marjanel October 9, 2015 at 3:33 pm

If hispanic and latino are ethnicities.Anglophone is too then?.So the ethnicity of all Americana is Anglophone?

mystery person October 3, 2009 at 6:13 pm

She was born in the U.S. so that makes her an american with latina roots.

Alex August 28, 2009 at 9:09 pm

There is no such thing as a Latin American race!!!! She’s a Latina, a white Latina….

ethnic August 28, 2009 at 9:50 pm

Alex, youre right she is indeed a White Latina.

Rocky August 7, 2009 at 10:26 am

Latin America is a stirred pot that involves Asian, Amerindian, Mestizo, White, and Black people. So to classify a whole group of people under one group is well, very American of us.:D :(.

ethnic August 7, 2009 at 12:56 pm

Rocky, your absolutely right. Its a big stereotype that South American look a certain way.

ethnic May 6, 2009 at 5:00 pm

Johny the difference between race and ethnicity is not that clear cut.

ethnicity definition:

“Identity with or membership in a particular racial, national, or cultural group.”

therefore her ethnicity can be said to be white.

And to Gracie several sites confirm that her mother is of French and German origin. Her mother’s maiden name is Dozier.

Gracie May 6, 2009 at 9:07 am

Her Mother Is Mexican.

Her Father was Born in Argentina but is Danish Desent.

Johny April 18, 2009 at 11:33 am

her ethnity is Hispanic, if you are going to talk about her ancestors being white people from denmark, europe then that would be RACE.



ethnic April 5, 2009 at 4:22 am

thanks, profile updated


mzpreciousz April 5, 2009 at 3:53 am

I heard that her mom is from Mexico but has French and German ancestry and her dad is from Argentina but has Danish ancestry…

Cloe February 4, 2009 at 12:43 pm

Her dad is actually an Argentine of Danish descent. References at and wikipedia has references. Thanks!

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