Gloria Estefan

by ethnic on December 26, 2007

Birth Name: Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo Garcia

Place of Birth: Havana, Cuba

Date of Birth: September 1, 1957

Ethnicity: Cuban (Spanish [Asturian, Castilian], possibly other)

Gloria Estefan is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and entrepreneur. She was born in Havana, Cuba, the daughter of Gloria García Pérez and José Manuel Fajardo Montano. Her family moved to Miami, Florida, after the Cuban Revolution. She sings in both Spanish and English. Estefan is the surname of her husband, musician Emilio Estefan, with whom she has two children.

Gloria’s paternal grandfather was José Manuel Fajardo González (the son of parents surnamed Fajardo and González). José was born in La Habana, Cuba.

Gloria’s paternal grandmother was Amelia Montano.

Gloria’s maternal grandfather was Leonardo García Sánchez (the son of Bernardo García and Bárbara Sánchez). Leonardo was from Pola de Siero, Asturias, Spain.

Gloria’s maternal grandmother was Consuelo Pérez Junco (the daughter of Pantalión Pérez Lugo and Emilia Junco González). Consuelo was from Logroño, La Rioja, Spain. Pantalión was the son of Andrés Pérez Martínez and Clemencia Lugo. Emilia was the daughter of Juan Manuel Junco and Consuelo González Rosas.


Genealogy of Gloria Estefan –

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Manila December 1, 2017 at 8:28 pm

Pantalión was the son of Andrés Pérez Martínez and Clemencia Lugo. Emilia was the daughter of Juan Manuel Junco and Consuelo González Rosas.

Manila December 1, 2017 at 8:26 pm

Her Spanish ancestry includes Asturian and Castilian.

neiltennant June 14, 2015 at 8:16 am

and really her eyes had that middle eastern touch and she may have more than only cuban descent

i know PITBULL is also of cuban or puerto rican descent they have both the same color of skin even pit bull has blue eyes

neiltennant June 14, 2015 at 8:15 am


thanks to google books i read an article of a magazine of 1989 that she was interviewed for. I was not interested in that article but in that information of an english alternative band in this magazine

and she said that she is of lebanse descent

maybe some can find this article

follers June 14, 2015 at 12:55 pm
Manila April 22, 2015 at 11:51 pm

I have found Gloria Estefan’s genealogy created by her daughter Emily:

Her parents are José Manuel Fajardo Montano and Gloria García Pérez.

Her paternal grandparents are José Manuel Fajardo González (the son of ? Fajardo and ? González) and Amelia Montano.

Her maternal grandparents are Leonardo García Sánchez (the son of Bernardo García and Bárbara Sánchez) and Consuelo Pérez Junco (the daughter of Pantalión Pérez Lugo and Emilia Junco González).

follers April 23, 2015 at 12:14 am

Thank you.

WTF August 25, 2014 at 1:29 am

Bitch please! She IS NOT just Spanish Cuban. She has Mestizo eyes and looks a little black.

Capricious October 9, 2015 at 12:50 am

Um no hon, her eyes are very Caucasian.

Not all small eyes are Mestizo…pft

neiltennant August 23, 2016 at 5:52 pm
J.J. August 24, 2014 at 10:46 pm

she looks more middle eastern than southern european, but she could pass for basque, she definitely looks white though

Humanid December 28, 2013 at 11:57 pm

Pure Iberian or full Euro

Anyone who says she looks part Amerindian or SSA, must be dumb as fuck..
Particularly those who use curly hair as basis..So many people living in Ireland (red-hair), Italy, Greece, Spain, Levant, south-west/west India got Curly hair..
Many stupids in internet keep on linking curly hair with partial-Afircan admixure..

christian March 22, 2012 at 4:32 pm

gloria estefan is more white than hispanic

as she has natural brown hair and very white skin compared to other hispanics,

but only the shape of her eyes look a little bit hispanic/aztecian

marjanel August 24, 2014 at 9:59 pm

what the hell! Hispanic is really a white word, hispanic is relationed with Spain not with Aztecs, that is like saying that Native Americans are the real Anglos and English are not. I am hispanic, and the word is only relationed with spanish-speaking people and culture inherited from Spain not with indigenous. Spanish( from Spain) are hispanics too. Mayans, Aztecs, Incas or any indigenous group have neer been hispanics.

Mariposa January 1, 2012 at 8:42 pm

I don’t know if Gloria is of African descent, just because she has curly hair. There are other people that have tightly curled or even kinky hair, that have no recent african ancestors. Although, in the case of pacific islanders or some asians. It may relate to the route they took out of africa thousands of years ago. They went east, instead of north, and settled in a hot climate which favors frizzy, kinky, curly, nappy hair. But I don’t know the reason for Gloria’s. It could be moorish, gypsy. Perhaps, it’s just because everyone has a possibility of creating offspring with different traits, even recessive. But David Bisbal, actually has a tighter curl than her. And Carlos Vives, has an even tighter curl than the both of them.

However, Gloria Estefan has always spoken of 3 raices that make her. Some other white latinos have also. Maybe, it’s because of the country they come from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Colombia. Maybe it’s because they play typical Afro latino music. I guess she’s just giving props to the islands heritage, or maybe she’s mixed on her father &/or mother’s side. Don’t know, or care. Just thought I’d give you guys some food for thought.

jen December 22, 2011 at 6:50 pm

wow, some of you guys are dumb. Their are different types of curly hair. Theirs is kinky curly hair and silky curly hair. Silky curly hair doesnt come from africa example taylor swift kind of hair and wavy hair. “african hair ranges from ethopian curly hair to afro tight hair” which falls under the category of kinky curls

Jane September 16, 2011 at 10:10 pm

Ana thank you for telling the truth. Like I always say the truth will set you all free. Actually I am so glad we are hereing from someone from Spain. I always thought Southern Europeans are mixed with black. I guess as a black person I always see sometimes the mix in people. I am Haitian by the way Haiti is way more mixed then what the CIA says because poor metis are considered black. Anyways my point is I always look at mixed people who are mixed with black and white there often look like Southern Europeans, Arab and many also look east Indian. I have a mixed son he look so much like a Southern European and Arab people do not believe he is my son that is what genes can do. I have known many North Africans who will say that North Africans are actually mixed race and the Berber tribes were actually black and the moors were black and mixed race. My boyfriend works with this North African guy from Moracco he even said he has black in him.

Also I have friends who are of African ancestry they do not look black at all so it shows that you do not have to look black to have the mixed in the gene pool thank you for sharing.

monica September 3, 2011 at 7:52 am

why do people find it so hard to believe that white people can have tight curled hair? why do they always have to be mixed with some sort of african? smh

erikalicious September 2, 2011 at 9:59 pm

Nappy hair is not curly hair! Just saying…..

Mariposa January 1, 2012 at 8:18 pm

The definition of kinky hair is tightly curled. The nappier the hair the less curl definition. But it does have curl pattern, that comes out at times. It is sometimes a crimped or z shape or s shape.

Michelle Thomas Man August 29, 2011 at 1:09 pm

The only mixing that was going on in Spain was between Moors, Berbers and Spanish peoples before….more than 700 years or so? And notice, it was only in the very South of Spain (Andalusia). The Moors couldn’t get to Catalonia, the Basque Country, Galicia, most of Aragon, Asturias etc. The Basque Origin is still a mystery. However, I suspect Basque have many things in common with Celts (mainly the Irish today) in traditions, looks, facial appearance, food, colours. The Basques MIGHT BE related to the Celts, but we still don’t know. The Galicians, however are 100% related to the Celts. There are many Gypsys in Spain and only native Spaniard can tell them apart from regular Spaniards. Believe me,I’ve tried to tell a gypsy, and I failed. The gypsyes, however, are again in the South. Galicia doesn’t have any Gypsyes or Moorish influence. Galicians are often called the ”English of Spain”. There is a reason for that. Andalusia, in the south, had very strong Moorish influence long time ago and today it’s a home to a lot of gypsies. People get conclusion about Spaniards mainly based on the looks of Antonio Banderas, who’s extremely tanned Andalus, but is actually white, and P.Cruz who’s actually half Gypsy. Spaniards are not Mexicans, Gypsyes, Arabs, Berbers and whatever’s on your mind. Spaniards are after all white people who happen to be olive-skinned because live in the south of Europe near the Med Sea. They are not mestizos, unlike 90% of the Mexicans. Spaniards are white, and I happened to see many blonde people in both the north and south. If you see a Spaniard and compare him to Gypsy or Mexican, he will laugh at you, and will be insulted. Gypsyes are not Spaniards, and neither are Mexicans. There are just many Gypsys living in Spain these days, but this doesn’t mean Spaniards have moorish or gypsy genes. If something, Portugal has actually some black genes, pretty much for European country. Spain doesn’t have these black genes. Spain is just on the Med, and that’s why people have darker skin, but not black or arab!!!!

Mariposa January 1, 2012 at 8:29 pm

Romans, Greeks, Celts, Muslims (black, white, & brown), and Romani gypsies (East Indian) lived in Spain. Yes there was mixing. You sound very much in denial. Blacks are mentioned througout ancient spanish literature. Gypsies are Spanish, because they settled in Spain, and have been there a very, very long time. Many have assimilated into Spanish society. If Gypsies are not Spanish, then neither is Flamenco. When the Romans regained control, you had to convert to Catholoscim, leave, or be killed. The Moors went further North/NE to a region of Spain for an additional 300 years before conceding. Some of these groups left, some converted, and some were killed. You are right, that Spaniards are not necessarily the same as Latin Americans. You can blame latin americans of mixed, native, or african descent who call themselves spanish. Some Latin Americans may be only spanish, but I think this is rare except for a few countries. Spaniards are white, because most dark skinned people have blended out due to miscegenation. Many of the people in Spain who still call themselves gitanos are mixed.

ana August 2, 2011 at 2:43 pm

Spaniards are mixed with moor i was born ther i was told in history class when i was a child about the black moors .No one is being afro centric i know the truth hurts people just hate blacks they will accept anything but black .Most spaniards are mixed with moor even antonio banderas the spaniard actor said he was mixed that is why he has dark hair , olive skin and curly dark hair.Most spaniards and southern europeans have moorish blood but there are some spaniards who are not mixed with moor and have blond hair , fair skin and blue eyes my grandfather is a spaniard with german ancestry he looks nordic with blond hair and blue yes and gloria looks like part moor she is not white like my [email protected] shut the fuck up you are not from spain and you don’t know the history yes spaniards most not all are part black moor i am from spain i was born in sevilla spain many people in sevilla has moor ancestry , so don’t say shit about they are afro centric you are not from spain bitch.

betsy August 3, 2011 at 10:38 pm

do you think basque people are mixed with moor people?

the northern part of spain was lightly touched by arabics, maybe just the mixture of the arabics with the spanish/celtics people….
so yes, dark people from spain maybe have moor ancestry, but i hesitate about the light skinned/eyed/haired ones.

Mariposa January 1, 2012 at 8:31 pm

The Basque are their own people. They are very misterious, in that not that much about their ancestry is known. People have guessed about the root of their language, but it isn’t known for sure.

madonna is white!! September 12, 2010 at 1:31 am

madonna was born with a very dark hair almost black
bright blue eyes and white skin.her features are very pretty
and if she wears blond hair she could pass as a swedish woman. i highly doubt gloria estefan could pass as a swedish woman with blond hair.
i think she looks more mixed than white !!!

Anonymous July 28, 2010 at 7:04 pm

Regarding Gloria Estefan’s hair, Mediterrenean people have curly hair too. Curly hair is everywhere, not just in Africa. This means any country like Spain,France, Italy anywhere. Plus any other country where people where part of the Roman Empire.

Anonymous September 12, 2010 at 2:04 am

you people need to cut the denial out,you know where that curly hair comes from,their black bloodline.Also if you arab,then you should know they have strong black bloodlines to

Marina July 20, 2011 at 1:53 am

Your stupid. I am fully European from Eastern EUrope and many many girls here and in other European countries have curly hair. Get your afrocentric crap off of here.

marjanel August 24, 2014 at 10:03 pm

Then, that menas that Nicole Kidman is part African?

marjanel August 24, 2014 at 10:04 pm

Then, that menas that Nicole Kidman is part black?

estefan March 4, 2010 at 1:03 am

Her maternal grandparents are Leonardo Garcia, who emigrated to Cuba from Pola de Siero, Asturias, Spain, where he married Gloria’s maternal grandmother, originally from Logroño,La Rioja, Spain……

Anonymous September 12, 2010 at 2:09 am

first spaniards aren’t pure white,they have a black bloodline and you know this.So them coming from spain doesn’t maen jack.Next where gloria did father side come from?

marjanel August 24, 2014 at 10:05 pm

Then, following your logic. Most europeans are not fully white

Chief_Mulatto_Native February 20, 2010 at 7:24 am

I believe Gloria Estefan’s parents are from Cuba mixed with African. Look at her curly hair!

So... June 20, 2010 at 10:44 pm

LOL What? The only way a person can have curly hair is to have African in them? Look at Nicole Kidman’s natural curly hair. I doubt she has any African in her (though I could be wrong since I don’t know her ancestry).

fuzzybear June 20, 2010 at 11:09 pm

To So

Oh there a real good chance she’s mix with African

izzy June 20, 2010 at 10:50 pm

yea she could be african too because alot of cubans are mixed with african

Rau June 23, 2010 at 1:48 pm

there was a large influx of spanish immigration to cuba in the 1920s you can’t generalize. Many americans are mixed with black but we do not say all white americans are mixed with black

Anonymous September 12, 2010 at 2:13 am

well that’s ture,but cuba is a little different than the states.The odd are good that she does have it,and there’s nothing wrong with that

LiL V4CH4 C0MiN yUR W4yy September 27, 2009 at 6:07 am

She is also Spanish her mom’s family is Spanish… look on wikipedia it has sources… =/

Anonymous September 12, 2010 at 2:14 am

what about her fathers side

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