Bella Thorne

by ethnic on April 29, 2011

Birth Name: Annabella Avery Thorne

Place of Birth: Pembroke Pines, Florida, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 8, 1997

Ethnicity:
*Cuban (father)
*Irish, Italian, English, German, Welsh (mother)

Bella Thorne is an American actress, singer, and model.

Her father, Delancey Reinaldo “Rey” Thorne, was of Cuban descent. Her mother, Tamara, has Irish, Italian, English, German, and Welsh ancestry. Bella spoke Spanish as her first language as a child. She has stated:

I would like to study different dance styles and learn Spanish. It was my first language but I forgot it from not using it.

Bella is the sister of actors Kaili Thorne, Dani Thorne, and Remy Thorne.

Bella’s maternal grandfather has the surname Beckett (he is the son of John Arthur Beckett and Mary Lou Sigafoos). John was the son of George Arthur Beckett and Iva Evalin “Ivy” Headlee. Mary Lou was the daughter of Sheridan Jacob Sigafoos and Rose B. Jenkins.

Source: Genealogy of Bella Thorne (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com

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marjanel December 1, 2015 at 7:32 pm

Her father is Cuban but Thorne is not a Spanish last-name.He must have more than Spanish

luckystar November 10, 2015 at 3:20 am
andrew November 10, 2015 at 5:07 am
cwm85 November 10, 2015 at 8:48 am

Lol funny how people try to make everyone at least part black when its clear they aren’t. I’m all for the truth. Truth is I’m triracial. Black, white and native mix. But if someone aren’t, then accept it. This woman and her father look clearly white. Many Spanish people, pure whites live in Cuban or are from cuban. Look at Marc Rubio and Ted Cruz.

follers November 10, 2015 at 2:58 pm

Marco Rubio may or may not be of fully Spanish descent, but he’s always looked fairly indigenous to me.

He looks like a mix of Jeremy Jordan and Adam Beach.

andrew November 10, 2015 at 3:43 pm

well, genetically he could have some native ancestry (his parents look Europeans though), btw my standard of indigenous is someone like Evo Morales.

follers November 10, 2015 at 3:52 pm

I’m not saying he’s 100% indigenous, but he looks like he could be Adam Beach’s son.

cwm85 November 10, 2015 at 8:15 pm

Rubio looks Spanish. Come on he doesn’t look mestizo at all. Lol

follers November 10, 2015 at 8:25 pm
andrew November 29, 2015 at 12:26 pm

@ follers

do you really judge nationalities by the appareance of 4 actors?

marjanel December 1, 2015 at 7:29 pm

Yeah because all central and South Americans look the same.Especially Argentinians and Neymar and Giselle Bundcen with guatemalans

xoxo October 29, 2015 at 6:28 am

She is basic as fuck. I guess Disney is into basic bitches.
Miley was the only pretty one, but she’s weird af now.

hesh123 August 9, 2015 at 5:56 pm

Yeah she’s white

sparkles180 August 9, 2015 at 3:52 pm

She’s white hispanic, not white. Even white hispanics have some amerindian in them.

cwm85 August 9, 2015 at 4:35 pm

Do you know what white Hispanic is? It means someone who is Spanish without mixture. Pure Spanish descent from Europe. To say she is not white Hispanic is ridiculous. She looks Caucasian, meaning white without mixture. No one looking at her would think she is mestizo from central anerica of Mexico. White Hispanic. Means Caucasian.

J420 October 18, 2015 at 7:31 am

@Sparkles180: Wow please educate yourself before spewing ignorance.

Tyler October 25, 2015 at 3:21 pm

If white hispanics are white then so are syrians, also chinese people, lets include africans too. HECK everyone is white! You know white hispanics are separated from white on the census…because unless they’re spanish, they aren’t white.

cwm85 October 25, 2015 at 3:43 pm

Syrians are Caucasians not Chinese. They are Asians and part of the Mongolian race.

cwm85 October 25, 2015 at 3:45 pm

White Hispanics are Spanish you idiot! Their ancestry is from Spain that’s all Hispanic means. Orgin of Spain.

Tyler October 25, 2015 at 3:47 pm

cwm85: You don’t know satire do ya?

marjanel November 7, 2015 at 8:49 am

Since when Americans census decides who is white or not.That American goverment decide to create a category like hispanic it doesn’t mean that it is a race or that some Hispanic are not white.May be Latín American countries must do the same create a category call Anglophone,then all people of English-Speaking countries are of this category.Pocahontas is Anglophone,Will Smith is Anglophone and Brad Pitt is too.Then following sparkles’s logic Brad Pitt would be a white Anglo but not white.Also, white hispanic has not necesaryly be of amerindian descent.Being Bella thorne from Cuba,there are more posibilities of her having black blood than Amerindian. Also many of white Americans are not 100% white but nobody doubt of them being white.

marjanel December 1, 2015 at 7:34 pm

Not all white hispanics are only spanish.There have been migration in Spanish-speakng countries from other countries like USA

abbracci April 3, 2015 at 9:19 am

Bella Thorne doesn’t look Latina at all. There’s definitely no Native American or mestizo in her.

Jello April 29, 2015 at 4:38 pm

Latinos can be of European Ancestry or mixed with African and European, as well as Mestizo in some Spanish speaking countries. Cubans are African and European Mixture or one or the other, not mestizo. Caribbeans usually won’t have a huge Native American mixture in their ethnicity.

WestIndiangrl May 10, 2015 at 3:55 pm

i am caribbean our Native people are not exactly “native american” they are Amerindian & YEs some of us Do have huge mixture of amerindian depending on the islands

cwm85 August 9, 2015 at 4:37 pm

That’s not true. Some people from cuban are all Spanish descent. Like Ted cruz father and Marc Rubio’s parents.

thomas1987 April 30, 2015 at 3:20 am

You can’t look” latina”.
It’s not a dam race.
She is a white Latina
(Cuban side probably Spaniard Or Italian)

sparkles180 August 9, 2015 at 3:47 pm

She does have mestizo, you can see it in her brother. Her family looks pretty different. Shes not white but she looks white.

qutsflyd September 23, 2015 at 7:19 pm

She IS white!. What’s your deal with “purity”? If she had around 1/16 or less native heritage you could never see it in her appeareance.
If this girl is not white then all of the Americas, and most Europe has absolutely no white people at all.

Tyler October 25, 2015 at 3:51 pm

qutsflyed what your deal calling everyone white? A white person wouldn’t have mestizo looking siblings from the same parents. Also anyone that benefits from affirmative action is not white, that’s solely for non-white people.

qutsflyd September 23, 2015 at 7:22 pm

Latinos can be white too, you know…
South Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay….etc, etc
Many white latinos and north americans have distant native heritage, but it doesn’t show in their appeareance.
I mean, what’s the deal with Cameron Diaz and Chuck Norris, then?

Tyler October 25, 2015 at 3:52 pm
marjanel December 1, 2015 at 7:36 pm

Sorry but people that look mestizo or have native in them are who less latino are.Calling them latino or the sterotype of latino is whitewashing them, latino is a white word.And for me she looks normal, There are alot of people that look like here in Latín America

Capricious April 3, 2015 at 4:56 am

Looks like a typical Italian from Venice.

Dogg March 17, 2015 at 5:53 am

White Cuban.

Mafia888 March 10, 2015 at 5:49 am

Why do some Cubans look so white?

thomas1987 March 11, 2015 at 1:26 am

@Mafia888
Hispanic,Latino ect are not races
Anyone can be Hispanic
Bella Thorne is white

jokin March 12, 2015 at 8:57 am

Are you serious?? Cuba is just like any other american country, where you can find native, White, black, mulatto or mixed people. Would you ever wonder why do some U.s americans looks so White? NO you would NOT, so why do make that really ridiculous question?? For your information, if you go to Wikipedia, it says that 65% in cuba are White, 24% mulatto and 10% black.

scott August 2, 2014 at 5:37 pm

She takes after her Irish side

mony July 5, 2015 at 1:57 pm

She doesn’t look irish at all. Her hair are dyed

mony July 5, 2015 at 1:58 pm
ShawntheGod July 27, 2014 at 4:00 am

White Cuban daddy like William Levy.

person July 23, 2014 at 5:20 pm

shes a southern european white girl

Princess June 8, 2014 at 11:32 pm

Her nose looks Indian (Asian Indian).

mony July 5, 2015 at 1:59 pm
randomlatinagirl May 31, 2014 at 6:26 pm

I don’t understand how you can forget how to speak Spanish

WTF June 19, 2014 at 7:42 pm

It’s possible, dumbass!!!! If you don’t keep up with it, you will forget it eventually. Especially if you haven’t spoken a language since you were a kid. She just said in that quote above that she stopped speaking Spanish. Common sense, if you stop doing something, you’re eventually going to stop being skilled in that particular activity/profession/whateverthefk! Got it?!

justme November 27, 2013 at 5:04 am

CORRECTION

Bella Thorne is not Irish descent. She is just Italian and Cuban descent.

Her official site:
She announce that site on an interview
http://bellathorneonline.com/bella/random-facts/

Bella Thorne Latina Interview
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjDWUSZsinE
you can watch her answering to that question

If you got the information from Wikipedia is wrong.

follers November 27, 2013 at 9:29 am

She did say that she has Irish ancestry.
“I’m Cuban and Italian and a little bit Irish” and “No, I’m Cuban, and Italian and a little bit Irish”.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/27/shake-it-up-star-bella-thorne_n_1628476.html

justme November 28, 2013 at 2:17 pm

Ok, but in you tube she also answer the question.Her answer is Italian and Cuban heritage.

jokin March 4, 2015 at 10:36 am

Cuban descent’? THIS SAYS NOTHING ABOUT RACE!!! Cuban can be native american, african black, mulatto, mixed or White (european spaniard as general rule). My guess is that she has White cuban ancestry. This should be specified here.

justme November 27, 2013 at 4:56 am

CORRECTION

Bella Thorne in her own words:
Italian
Cuban
Not Irish

In an interview made my Latina Magazine:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjDWUSZsinE
or look for Bella Thorne Latina Interview

In her own official page:
http://bellathorneonline.com/bella/random-facts/
She put photos in that page(personal) and writes.

If you got the information in Wikipedia then is 90% wrong.You know anyone can edit Wikipedia and put fake references.Always be careful with Wikipedia.

ChemE Girl June 23, 2013 at 3:10 pm

When I heard she was from Pembroke Pines, I knew she had to be Cuban.

Amber April 10, 2012 at 6:02 pm

She is white and is hot,

christian March 25, 2012 at 2:18 pm

wow what a beautiful combination

but be honest, she looks 100 percent white

millions of german girls look like her with her brown hair and brown eyes

Katz April 10, 2012 at 5:44 pm

It’s more than likely that the Cuban member of her family is of European (probably Spanish) descent. Which would make her white.

Cuban is only a nationality, so you can’t really get specifics if someone says Cuban is their ethnicity. Racially, the people living there can be of Native, African, European, or mixed heritage.

Peace March 25, 2012 at 10:59 am

you all don’t have to share all this you are just trying to make bella feel better because of the bad comments you put well it’s annoying that you all are trying to name all this. so what! you know something well…..just stop i mean seriously just…….stop. 0_o

Khail Jo January 10, 2012 at 7:30 pm

She does look like a white girl, but I know that she Cuban, with Italian in her blood.

luisferd April 10, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Khail Jo, for your information,Cuban is NOT a race,it is a nationality,a Cuban can be white, like Andy Garcia.Americans still don’t understand that Hispanics are NOT a race but a culture and can be of any race.I invite all my American fellows to open an encyclopedia and investigate a little more about the Hispanic culture!!!

ChemE Girl June 23, 2013 at 3:04 pm

@luisferd
Thank You for stating this!

samantha January 3, 2012 at 7:57 pm

Well Cubans are one of the most beautiful people becaouse there could be a tall blonde with tan skin and big green eyes or a tall man with big brown eyes and brown hair …there very different looking and hot just look up hot Cuban people ..trust me c:*-*

Jocelyn June 26, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Why is your comment getting bad thumbs down. Your only stating your opinion and saying that they have many appearances, as well, Not the ones you only stated.

Ally12 January 3, 2012 at 2:36 pm

who damn cares if she is white or black

Jane December 2, 2011 at 10:13 pm

Most Cubans are not white period but there is many who are white. The majority of Cubans are mixed white spanish and black west african. Remember in the latin countries just because you had black didn’t make you blood and over time you can become white. Latin countries like Spain, France ect had different rules then english countries.

Ninn December 15, 2011 at 1:45 pm

Yes but Cuba has a large white population. Even now after the revolution. Larger than some other Latin American countries, outside of Brazil/Uruguay/Argentina. Whites are the largest minority, but the majority is mixed race European/African and the second largest minority are those Cubans of ‘full’ Black African ancestry.

christy November 9, 2011 at 12:34 pm

I knew there was something different about her. She looked white, but there was still something else. Now I know exactly what it is.

Serpent November 10, 2011 at 9:44 am

Do people still believe that Hispanic is a race? Are we still stuck in that ignorance? She looks white because she is. I live in Florida and there is a plethora of Cubans here who are of European descent. They fled their country because of communism and as you may not know, communism does not favor the rich.

Look up Joanna Garcia and William Levy. So many Cubans look and are of European descent here in Florida.

I thought we were past this ignorance, though.

Bryn November 10, 2011 at 9:54 am

You can actually be White and Hispanic at the same time. A lot of Americans don’t know that because typically Latino immigrants are Mexicans. And in Mexico, the majority (around 60%) of the people are Mestizos (mixed white and native American). And then the second biggest ethnic group consists of people who are fullblooded or nearly full blooded Amerindians. We tend to think that all Hispanics look like the Mestizo Mexicans that we often see. So in America, a lot of people don’t realize how diverse Latinos actually are. Even some Latino’s don’t realize that you can be White, Black, or Asiana AND Hispanic at the same time. Hispanics come in all shades.

Ariana decir-gracias! August 6, 2011 at 10:12 am

I had a feeling she has cuban or maybe even Puerto rican in her.

ra.fael August 6, 2011 at 3:23 pm

hey don’t say that,you know how we hispanics can only be brown or black according to the ignorant fools that try to tell us were we come from.

samantha January 3, 2012 at 8:02 pm

Ummmm Hispanics are all different wight tan black but that doesn’t mean because a Hispanic is the color black that they are black or if there wight there American …think about it

QuiséDelaLúz February 25, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Actually hispanics are more often shown as nearly white with a little indigenous blood in America. For example Enrique Iglesias, Ricky Martin, Selena Gomez, JLo, etc. What sucks is that I’m a lightly tanned latino with curly hair and I get mistaken for being mixed, Hawaiian, or blaxican.

MariiClurr xx August 2, 2011 at 2:17 pm

She tweeted she’s part Irish, and i’m Irish, haha :) She says she spoke Spanish as a young child, but because of bullying, she was practically forced to drop her first language and learn English, and as a result she doesn’t remember Spanish anymore. And it doesn’t matter if she doesn’t ‘look’ Cuban, thats just ridiculous.

And fyi, her and Zendaya are best friends. I don’t think they’d want to have you talking about which is pretty and which is ugly, because theyre both STUNNING and legendary actresses/dancers. Get over it. xoxoxoxo

Anonymous August 1, 2011 at 10:17 pm

Wow I didn’t know she’s Cuban

Aisha August 1, 2011 at 5:49 am

They are both pathetic!! But i think zendaya is pretier and a little talanted not like bella she’s pathetic and so weird even in real life!!

summer June 22, 2011 at 8:19 pm

I honestly think Zendaya is prettier. There is nothing wrong with Bella though. and Irish people have red hair alot of times,so that males sense. I ha no idea she was cuban though. Zendaya is so sweet and a good role model though, and I don’t know much about Bella, so yeah, but I like Zendaya alot.

Jessica Garcia-De Rivera June 9, 2011 at 9:58 pm

I never knew Bella Thorne was part Latina(Cuban)? I always thought she was full white. Its always so interesting to find out new things :)

lol June 22, 2011 at 11:06 am

i know right ? guess that shows you can’t judge a book by it’s cover

Alex July 6, 2011 at 10:11 am

Cubans are white too. It just depends if they’re of native descent or Spanish (European) decent. I am a fully white Cuban, Caucasian, blonde with blue/green eyes and you cannot judge us all saying we’re not white. I can track my ancestors back to when they came from northern Spain to Cuba.

Jessica Garcia-De Rivera July 18, 2011 at 5:53 pm

lol yeah dude forgot about the Native and Spanish thingy. But most Cubans are native & i here theres 10% European Cubans which is you. I doubt shes the 10%. Just odds here but that red hair really makes me question. lol but you know she is mixed with white

Selene-The-Immortal August 2, 2011 at 3:57 pm

Jessica, most Cubans are not part Native American. If anything, there are more Cubans who are of African descent. When the Spanish colonized Cuba, they killed off most of the Natives. You should read about it.

Alex August 4, 2011 at 9:47 am

You’re kidding me, right? There are barely any natives left. The Spanish killed them off, especially in Cuba. The slaves who were brought to Africa to Cuba still exist though, so you’ll see black cubans sometimes. But that’s rare. Most are white. And Bella Thorne is probably from Spanish decendants, if she spoke Spanish as her first language that means she’s more Cuban than anything else. And she has red hair and pale skin, you can’t have that if you’re a mix. That’s not even a one in a million chance.

jus September 12, 2011 at 5:21 pm

you can be latina and full white. just look at argentinians and uruguayans, only a small percent of them are mixed with natives, the mayority are of spanish/german/other european ethnicities.

mony July 5, 2015 at 2:05 pm

She has red hair and pale skin? Ahah. Her hair is dyed and her skin isn’t pale. Why don’t you search for”ginger people”, you will see the difference and a very pale skin

jesley May 30, 2011 at 6:03 pm

wow didnt no that =o !!!!!!!!!!

A Girl May 9, 2011 at 7:47 pm

I think she is pretty. but all of you are hating on Zendaya. Honestly, I think she is prettier than Bella Thorne.

kathleen May 1, 2011 at 5:16 am

is it just me or does her name sound pretty enchanted? lol

Selena Garcia-Martinez August 4, 2011 at 3:12 pm

having mixtures of european(spain) native & sum african, well isnt that what makes a hispanic a HISPANIC & not a white, native american, or a black person. because having all of those mixed a little or alot is what makes a hispanic person HISPANIC and not native american or white or black because first of all when spain came to where native people were they were just native american but then when the spanish people raped them they became hispanic because being european & native is what a hispamic is. =)

rafael August 4, 2011 at 3:26 pm

selena,i’m guessing your a little girl.so i’m going to give you a pass on your comment.please get more info from your local library wikipedia is basically someones opinion.most of what you read on the internet is not credible.if you make these comments in college you will be laughed at.

Delnegro August 4, 2011 at 4:17 pm

Stfu u dumb bitch all u do is talk shyt to girls ut such a fucking asshole

rafael August 4, 2011 at 5:44 pm

your mother what?

Melanie Lombardi April 30, 2011 at 5:56 pm

She herself said she’s only Italian & Cuban, no Irish.
It’s the video under her section.

http://www.latina.com/entertainment/buzz/exclusive-bella-thorne-reveals-why-she-doesnt-speak-spanish

dee April 30, 2011 at 10:05 pm

yes, but she twitted she was part Irish. She probably just forgot the other time.

http://twitter.com/#!/bellathorne143/statuses/60426861733355520

iNooooooooooowwww April 30, 2011 at 3:35 am

i tod she was of Irish end French descent, her last name sounds like that

By the way:she also doesnt like as a cuban person

Melanie Lombardi April 30, 2011 at 3:15 pm

& What exactly does a Cuban person look like? Have you ever seen Pitbull, Alexia from Real Housewives of Miami or William Levy? Also it states on her Wikipedia page that she’s Cuban and Spanish was her first language.

Delnegro August 4, 2011 at 5:56 pm

Smh ur a dumbass

Delnegro August 4, 2011 at 12:46 pm

Shut up you ignorant bitch it Is possible damn your retarded

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