Birth Name: Christy Nicole Turlington
Place of Birth: Walnut Creek, Contra Costa, California, United States
Date of Birth: January 2, 1969
Ethnicity: English, Salvadoran
Christy Turlington is an American supermodel and actress. She is the daughter of María Elizabeth Parker Infante and Dwain Bryan Turlington. Her father was an American, with English ancestry. Her mother is from Santa Ana, El Salvador, and is of Salvadoran and distant English descent. Christy is married to actor Edward Burns, with whom she has two children.
Christy writes about her mother’s immigrant experience here.
Christy’s paternal grandfather was Willis Bryan Turlington (the son of Leonidas Lemay Turlington and Laura Frances Sorrell). William was born in North Carolina. Leonidas was the son of Randall Turlington and Emaline Charity Utley. Laura was the daughter of John Calvin Sorrell and Nancy Jane Ryals.
Christy’s paternal grandmother was Grace Maude Fagg (the daughter of John Thomas Fagg and Nellie Ellen Caton).
Christy’s maternal grandfather was Horacio Humberto Parker (the son of Arturo Párker Orellana and Concepción Vides/Vives). Horacio was born in Santa Ana, Santa Ana, El Salvador. Arturo likely was the son of Horacio Parker and Elena Orellana. Horacio was likely descended from Joseph Robert Parker, who was born, c. 1786, in Great Britain.
Christy’s maternal grandmother was Maria Antonieta Yrene Infante Díaz (the daughter of Hector Infante and Concepción Díaz). Maria was born in San Salvador, El Salvador.
Sources: Genealogy of Christy’s paternal grandfather, Willis Bryan Turlington – http://www.wikitree.com
Death records of Christy’s maternal grandparents, Horacio Humberto Parker and Maria Antonieta Yrene (Infante Díaz) Parker – https://www.findagrave.com
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