Antonio Banderas

Banderas in 2011, Featureflash /

Birth Name: José Antonio Domínguez Bandera

Place of Birth: Málaga, Málaga, Andalusia, Spain

Date of Birth: 10 August, 1960

Ethnicity: Spanish

Antonio Banderas is a Spanish actor, director, and producer. His roles include the films Labyrinth of Passion, Matador, Law of Desire, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!, The Mambo Kings, The House of the Spirits, Philadelphia, Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles, Miami Rhapsody, Desperado, Evita, The Mask of Zorro, and its sequel; The 13th Warrior, the Spy Kids franchise, Original Sin, Femme Fatale, Frida, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, in voice role, the Shrek and Puss in Boots universe; Take the Lead, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, The Skin I Live In, Altamira, Pain and Glory, and Uncharted, and television’s And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself and Genius: Pablo Picasso. In Spain, he has often worked with director Pedro Almodóvar.

Antonio was born in Málaga, Málaga, Spain, the son of Ana Bandera Gallego and José Domínguez Prieto. He has a daughter with his former partner Sonnia Gomez; and a daughter, actress Stella Banderas, with his former wife, American actress Melanie Griffith.

Antonio’s paternal grandfather was named Bartolomé/Bartolomí Domínguez.

Antonio’s paternal grandmother was named Isabel Prieto Vázquez. Isabel was born in Ronda, Málaga, Andalusia, Spain.

Antonio’s maternal grandfather was named Rafael Bandera.

Antonio’s maternal grandmother was named Francisca Gallego.

A DNA test of uncertain value whose results were displayed on the show El árbol de tu vida stated that Antonio’s genetic ancestry matches to the following countries:

*50% Spain
*20% Italy
*12% Portugal
*11% Jordan
*7% Mexico

Source: Genealogy of Antonio Banderas –


Curious about ethnicity

139 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    Moroccans are “racially” mostly Berbers, and also a good chunk has some Sub-Sarahan African ancestry that put them worlds aparts from Levantines.

  2. andrew says:

    If so Banderas does not look Moroccan at all. Some Iberians do, not him.

  3. Thenabster says:

    Maybe he might have distant Sephardic

  4. Thenabster says:

    The city he’s from was a Phoenician colony so who knows…he might have distant Phoenician in him

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