Camila Alves

by Lil Vacha on August 29, 2011

Place of Birth: Itambacuri, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Date of Birth: January 28, 1982

Ethnicity: Brazilian (African, Portuguese, possibly other)

Camila Alves is a Brazilian model and designer. She has African and Portuguese ancestry. She is married to actor Matthew McConaughey, with whom she has three children.

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Connerfromvine April 17, 2016 at 9:20 am

that bod

Kerry October 20, 2015 at 8:22 am

I saw photos of their kids. They are soooo gorgeous but they don’t look anything like Matthew. Levi looks Portuguese, Vida looks African and the baby looks Amerindian. So I’m guessing Camila is 1/3 Portuguese, 1/3 African and 1/3 Amerindian. And Matthew sure has weak genes! Mixed race kids are the most beautiful and the McConaugheys have to be the cutest family in Hollywood.

sarahle February 14, 2016 at 9:46 pm

you should look closer… they do look like matthew… the face structure for example. they do also have lighter hair.

M June 6, 2015 at 12:51 am

Could pass as an Indian

Dlxzvs February 27, 2015 at 4:27 pm

Correction; Tag: Brazilian

noneofyourbusiness December 2, 2014 at 12:26 pm

She looks like the Indian actress, “Deepika Padukone”.

midori29 November 18, 2014 at 8:08 pm

Most people need to travel, I am a black South American, so I have seen all types of mixes. The so called Hispanic race or world is just a majority of half African and half European peoples, ie. Puerto Ricans, Venezuelans, there is very little Native Indian input, except for Mexico. The rest of Hispanics are black/white mixes, there is no Hispanic race.

shobohunter November 18, 2014 at 8:35 pm

Hispanic is not a race is more of a cultural heritage linguistic categories. phenomena
rather then race Hispanics can be of any race.”
That means there are black, white, even Asian Hispanics. The label “Hispanic” — meaning, “with origins or heritage in Spanish-speaking countries” — was intended by the census to be a category of linguistic and ethnic heritage, not an official “race” of its own. so Venezuelans can’t be Hispanic. because they dont speak Spanish.
and
most of the Hispanic are white.

Girll November 18, 2014 at 10:04 pm

“there is very little Native Indian input, except for Mexico. ” There is a lot more mestizo dominant Countries in Latin America and Brazil is known for having a lot of tri-racial mixes.

thomas1987 November 19, 2014 at 3:00 am

your wrong most hispanics are mestizos( WHITE + NATIVE AMERICAN)

and yes hispanic is not a race

midori29 November 25, 2014 at 2:06 pm

@thomas1987, im not wrong. Most people think its meztizo but alot of the time, its just half black African and half white European. That can create a meztizo look. Venezuela is highly just black and whiye mix and Brazil. Most mullatos dont look like Halle Berry, who looks more on the black side. Most half white black mixes look like Camila Alves above or Mariah Carey and some like Southern European looking.

andrew November 25, 2014 at 5:03 pm

@midori

Hi ckecked out Venezuela and official census say

51.6% Mestizo
43.6% White
2.9% Black
1.2% Others

What happened?

According to an autosomal DNA genetic study conducted in 2008 by the University of Brasília (UNB), the composition of Venezuela’s population is 60.60% of European contribution, 23% of indigenous contribution, and 16.30% of African contribution

Blahby June 18, 2016 at 3:43 am

Thanks for actually mentioning DNA studies. People who are a majority of African ancestry commenting on countries that are mostly European/Indigenous…erasing that and replacing it with European/African…for what purpose?

midori29 January 21, 2017 at 3:03 pm

@Andrew I am not denying the indian presence in central and south America and the admixture. But since being African is seen as a lower status in South and Central America ALOT of people hide the fact that they are part African and try to pass as just an Indian and white mixture. Literally people hide the fact that they are part African because they dont want to face more discrimination. The ruling elites in South America and most of central America are white Europeans who still impose thier white ideals of beauty and racism on the native populations and ex slave populations So MANY MANY people hide thier African admixture on the census. Dont believe the census from these countries . You actually have to go live thier and meet the people. The majority of the population is part African. So I would not call that meztizo. Meztizo is only white and Indian.

fuzzybear44 January 22, 2017 at 1:43 am

@midori29

Quote(Meztizo is only white and Indian.)

Actually , that’s just the definition they pound into peoples head. Mestizo actually just meant mixed. A pure Indian could have called them self Mestizo if he/she just spoke Spanish. That’s one of the reasons, they stop using the word for a long time. Plus since most or the avgas mestizo has African DNA, that makes that definition incorrect. You can’t really trust the mestizos in the other countries for being just (Euro/native) either. In the U.S., Mestizo meant Black and Indian mixed

midori29 August 11, 2017 at 6:41 am

@Blahby, YES I can comment because I am a black South American and YES I have lived in Venezuela. You cannot believe statistics or the media, you have to travel to those places and interact with the people. Americans think they know what black and white admixtures look like but they do not . Nearly every Venezuelan I ran into in Venezuela had African black admixture. THEY ALL DO. You have to realize that most black Americans and black Carribeans come form the same parts of black subsaharan West Africa but South American blacks come from additional and different parts of black subsaharan Africa . So when they mix with whites they may look alot different than the American biracial that you see in the media.

midori29 November 18, 2014 at 8:04 pm

She actually has the Zendaya Coleman Hispanic look, Zendaya Coleman is a direct half African black and half white American mullato , check link: http://www.lazygirls.info/Zendaya_Coleman/Instagram_3RESZctR

Check7t August 26, 2014 at 4:07 am

Looks more North African than Indian, however she could pass in North India.

Princess June 7, 2014 at 8:05 pm

Wow she is so beautiful. She doesn’t look black at all. Very strange. She looks like an Indian woman.

WTF June 1, 2014 at 6:18 am

she does look indian like mya (another mulatta celebrity) but you have to understand that genetics are complicated. some mulattoes do look indian and some look “hispanic” like puerto rican and dominican. i believe that she is black and white.

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