Anna Maria Perez de Tagle

by ethnic on August 5, 2008

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - May 11, 2010. Anna Maria Perez de Tagle

Birth Name: Anna María Francesca Enríquez Pérez de Tagle

Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, United States

Date of Birth: December 23, 1990

Ethnicity: Filipino

Anna Maria Perez de Tagle is an American actress and singer. She is famous for her role in the Disney film Camp Rock and series Hannah Montana.

She is the daughter of Filipino parents, Archie La Torre Pérez de Tagle and Evelyn Enríquez. Her grandmother is Filipino singer Sylvia La Torre.

Anna’s “Pérez de Tagle” line came from San Juan, Manila (now Metro Manila).

Anna’s paternal grandparents are Celso Ortega Pérez de Tagle (the son of Juan Pérez de Tagle y Domingo and Otilia Ortega y Carvajal) and Sylvia Reyes La Torre (the daughter of Olimpio “Olive” La Torre and Leonora Reyes).

Sources: Birth record of Anna Maria Perez de Tagle – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Anna’s paternal grandparents, Celso Ortega Pérez de Tagle and Sylvia Reyes La Torre – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Anna’s paternal great-grandparents, Juan Pérez de Tagle y Domingo and Otilia Ortega y Carvajal – https://familysearch.org

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andrew February 28, 2017 at 2:08 pm

she is said to be related to Isabel Preysler on her father’s side (Pérez de Tagle line). I believe they both descend from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luis_S%C3%A1nchez_de_Tagle,_1st_Marquis_of_Altamira

Manila March 1, 2017 at 9:46 pm

Her Pérez de Tagle line came from San Juan, Manila (now Metro Manila).

You may search José Pérez de Tagle here: https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&query=%2Bkeywords%3Aphilippines%20%2Bkeywords%3Avecindarios%20%2Bavailability%3AOnline

If you don’t find his name in San Juan, try Binondo where his wife, Carmen Domingo, was born.

Manila March 1, 2017 at 10:04 pm

Start searching here in 1879 San Juan, Manila municipal census: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS72-HSW9-P

San Juan was a barrio of Santa Ana, Manila, in which its church survived during World War II. However, church records are not available yet as of now.

andrew March 25, 2017 at 3:07 pm

I am actually too lazy to do that research now. It’s pretty clear that she has some Spanish ancestry though.

Manila June 15, 2015 at 6:41 am

Anna Maria Francesca Enriquez Perez de Tagle -> Anna María Francesca Enríquez Pérez de Tagle

She is the daughter of Archie La Torre Pérez de Tagle and Evelyn Enríquez.

Anna’s paternal grandparents are Celso Ortega Pérez de Tagle (the son of Juan Pérez de Tagle y Domingo and Otilia Ortega y Carvajal) and Sylvia Reyes La Torre (the daughter of Olimpio “Olive” La Torre and Leonora Reyes).

I cannot verify her Spanish roots for now.

Sources:
* Anna’s birth record: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VGVG-TLD
* Marriage record of Anna’s paternal grandparents: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-12227-106217-9?cc=1686086&wc=3VYC-DP8:129556101,129867501,134608701
* Marriage record of Anna’s paternal great-grandparents Juan Pérez de Tagle y Domingo and Otilia Ortega y Carvajal: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FNQP-YJV

Blonde Frizzles May 13, 2012 at 8:34 am

I just met her yesterday and she was very pretty, but she didn’t seem very happy to meet everyone after her play. Probably because she was tired because she did a great job playing her part and was very funny. I wasn’t sure what her ethnicity she was though because I thought that her last name sounded Spanish but now I know. I also did think that she looked a little bit Asian.

Jacqueline January 26, 2012 at 4:53 pm
lyn January 6, 2012 at 10:45 pm

Anna, unlike so many overseas filipinos or half-filipinos, is truly proud of her heritage. She states that she is pure Filipino though her family’s origin can be traced to Santander, Spain and she has some Chinese and Irish blood too. Some Filipinos abroad have identity crisis and don’t like to be called pure Filipinos even though they or their Filipino parent look 99% Filipino. They were like, “I’m Filipino but I’m also Spanish, Hawaiian, Chinese, etc…” as if those other races would claim them! lol

Jackie March 19, 2012 at 7:37 am

There is nothing wrong to acknowledge one’s mixed heritage however what is annoying is that a lot of Filipinos try to be somebody that they are not by making up a Spanish or Chinese great-grandparent when in reality they are 100% Malay. And even if they do have a distant Spaniard ancestor, still that doesn’t make them Spanish especially if it happened about 6-7 generations ago. Yes that Stanford University genetic study on Filipinos may not be accurate enough considering that it only sampled 28 Filipinos but the evidence is very clear that the vast majority of Filipinos are of Malayan origin especially when you go to the Philippines. In fact, its a rare occurence that you encounter an actual mestizo even within the cities where they are mostly concentrated.

Raff April 1, 2012 at 5:53 pm

you can tell from her looks that she has indeed spanish and chinese blood in her veins. And you are right most filipinos are indo-malay race especially the ones in the provinces but to me looks good with our light to medium brown skin.
For me I would brag if I had spanish in me which I dont but i wouldnt mention chinese which I do.

Issabeya_Tsai July 18, 2011 at 11:50 am

i always thought was related to Isabel Preysler,Enrique Iglesias’s mother,because she belonged to the weathy Perez de Tagle family.but I havent found anything about it online.must just be coincidence.

lyn October 18, 2011 at 5:46 am

yes they are..her dad and ms preysler are third cousins

Raff October 18, 2011 at 4:37 pm
ProudFilipina April 7, 2011 at 6:10 am

uhm… Anna is not just Filipino,she’s also Spanish and Irish.I would know cause my sister’s friends with her cousin.

faith October 31, 2010 at 1:30 pm

OMG! wow she’s a filipino i am to im in philipines ( visayas ‘cebu )

QueenOrangeSoda October 12, 2010 at 5:04 pm

HA! I knew she was Filipino! I used to think she was Latino (last name and all), but I was thinking, “She looks a bit Asian to me.” But then, I realized that Spanish surnames are common in the Philippines, so HA!

LiL V4CH4 April 6, 2010 at 1:49 am

Yeah but she also has Irish ancestry as well.

ethnic April 6, 2010 at 1:44 am

That might be true but if you ask many Filipinos a lot of them would say they have Filipino, Chinese, Spanish ancestry. But it goes back generations.

LiL V4CH4 April 6, 2010 at 1:39 am

I heard that she is Filipino, Chinese, Spanish, and Irish.

Lorena April 6, 2010 at 1:34 am

OMG! i didn’t know that Anna was filipino!? I am too! I was born in Laoag, Phillippines! But Anna Marie Perez de Tagle looked thai and chinese, and even a little mongolian… :) Arent filipinos supposed to be tan? Thats why i didnt think that Anna was filipino… Oh well… :) I have so much respect for her now!

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