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.

He 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

121 Responses

  1. Obey says:

    You are crazy? Examples of names originating from the Latin language used by White Europeans of noble lineage: the German gallery owner Gisela Capitain, the Dutchman João Mauricio de Nassau and the Dutchman Guilherme de Orange. Gisela, João Mauricio and Guilherme, these are names used by extremely white people and Noble Europeans! They can not be black or indigenous mestizos, idiot! Are you stupid?
    João Mauricio:,_Prince_of_Nassau-Siegen

  2. Manila says:

    Isabel’s maternal family name is Vázquez, and was born in Ronda, Málaga.

  3. anen87 says:

    He is 11% Jordan and 7% Mexico according to a DNA test. So he DOES have arab genes and apperantly a distant mestizo ancestor.

    • ashash says:

      Is that test even accurate? I have never seen one that says you are “7% Mexico” or “11% Jordan.” He should take 23andme, which is legit. He probably has North African DNA like Ariana Grande, but that is typical of Italians and Spaniards.

      • andrew says:

        The large majority of Italians don’t have any North African ancestry, even in the South. If anything there’s some West Asian heritage from Neolithic Farmers who pops out under “Middle Eastern and North Africa” category on 23andMe. In Spain mainly the Galicians have a bit of North African Y-DNA, most likely because there’s were some Moors were relocated after Reconquista and absorbed into the population. On the other hand the Basques have absolutely no North African link.

      • andrew says:

        About 7% Mexico result, the Kingdom of Spain was a huge Colonial power and as a result some people from New World of mixed background has been sent to the motherland all over the centuries, but it’s still complicated to establish a correlation about this case.

  4. Manila says:

    Correct the following:
    Birth Name: José Antonio Domínguez Bandera
    Place of Birth: Málaga, Málaga, Spain
    Switch his date of birth to DMY
    and maternal grandfather’s last name to Bandera

    Add Andalusian as part of his Spanish ancestry.

    His father, José Domínguez Prieto, was a police officer. His mother, Ana Bandera Gallego, was a school teacher.

    Isabel’s last name is Prieto.

    • Obey says:

      Yep! Many Latinos are extremely white, they only look black because of the tan. Most Europeans are like that.

    • Obey says:

      Followers of this community are confusing Color with Race. If someone is born White will always be White, regardless of the color of the Tan or the Place that was born. Even if you change color, if you were born White, the important information is that of DNA and not of Appearance. Example is this guy when he burns, even getting black skin by tan, he will always be white regardless of whether he was born in Alaska, Texas or Hell, because of his genetics! Do not confuse someone who goes to the beach, changes color, or is born in a certain affluent region such as Brown. If someone is born White this will never cease to be. This kind of confusing and distorting thinking is the fault of a racist and segregationist culture. It is a veritable attestation of ignorance and denial of one’s own ethnicity.

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