Catarina Furtado

by stlucas on December 8, 2016

2005 Laureus World Sports Award - Show Arrivals

Birth Name: Catarina Cardoso Garcia da Fonseca Furtado

Place of Birth: Lisbon, Portugal

Date of Birth: 25 August, 1972

Ethnicity: Portuguese, as well as 1/8 Indian [Goan]

Catarina Furtado is a Portuguese television presenter, actress, and UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador.

Catarina was born in Lisbon, Portugal, to Maria Helena Cardoso Garcia da Fonseca, a teacher, and Joaquim da Silva Furtado, a journalist. Catarina has stated in an interview that one of her great-grandfathers was from Goa, India. Her parents are pictured here. She is married to actor João Reis, with whom she has two children.

Catarina’s maternal grandparents were João Garcia da Fonseca and Maria Amélia de Mesquita Cardoso (the daughter of Francisco Vitor Cardoso and Amélia Teixeira de Mesquita).

Sources: (in Portuguese) (in Portuguese)

Genealogy of Catarina Furtado (focusing on her mother’s side) –

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Manila January 8, 2018 at 7:57 am

She will host the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.

Manila January 8, 2018 at 7:58 am

And, switch the date to DMY.

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