Gwen Stefani

by ethnic on January 21, 2008

Birth Name: Gwen Renée Stefani

Place of Birth: Fullerton, Orange, California, United States

Date of Birth: October 3, 1969

*Italian (father)
*Irish, Scottish, English, Norwegian, German (mother)

Gwen Stefani is an American singer, songwriter, fashion designer, and actress. She is the co-founder and lead vocalist of the rock band No Doubt. Other members of the band include Tom Dumont and Tony Kanal.

Gwen’s mother, Patti (Flynn), has Irish, English, Scottish, Norwegian, and German ancestry. Gwen’s father, Dennis Stefani, is of Italian descent. Gwen has three children with her former husband, singer and actor Gavin Rossdale.

During the 1990s, Gwen’s image was influenced by Indian culture. She would often wear a Bindi, as infuenced by her ex-boyfriend Tony Kanal, who is of Indian heritage.

Gwen’s paternal grandfather was Vincenzo James Stefani (the son of Antonio Angelo Stefani and Elvira Olivieri). Vincenzo’s parents were from Vignanello, Lazio. Elvira was the daughter of Salvatore Olivieri.

Gwen’s paternal grandmother was Margaret Delores DiPaola (the daughter of Francesco “Frank” Di Paola and Libera/Lillie Antonia Marino). Francesco, a peasant, was born, c. 1885, in Colle Sannita, Province of Benevento, Campania, Italy, and was the son of Rocco Di Paola and Maria. Libera was the daughter of George Marino and Mary.

Gwen’s maternal grandfather was William Patrick Flynn (the son of Roger/Robert Patrick Flynn and Gertrude Lucille Waugh). Gertrude was the daughter of William H. Waugh and Sarah Abraham.

Gwen’s maternal grandmother was Anna/Ann Lorraine Hamilton (the daughter of Raymond George Hamilton and Gladys Adeline/Adleon Colbert). Raymond was the son of Charles Sumner Hamilton and Mariam Mae Smith. Gladys was the daughter of Fred George Colbert and Anna Sophia Gilseth, whose own parents were Norwegian.

Sources: Genealogies of Gwen Stefani –

Genealogy of Gwen’s father (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Information on some of Gwen’s father’s ancestry –

Genealogy of Gwen Stefani (focusing on her mother’s side) –

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bablah August 25, 2017 at 4:27 pm

Antonio Stefani->Antonio Angelo Stefani
He and his wife were from Vignanello, Lazio.
Elvira’s father was Salvatore Olivieri.

neiltennant December 30, 2015 at 7:16 am

She looked like the girl from TWO BROKE GIRLS

HMMM she is one of the few with those dark eyes and blonde hair not looking ridiculus

JoshG October 25, 2015 at 12:41 pm

Whatever happened to her?

andrew October 4, 2015 at 3:24 pm

Gwen’s great-grandfather Francesco Di Paola, a peasant, was born c. 1885 in Colle Sannita, Province of Benevento, Campania, Italy, to Rocco Di Paola and Maria. His wife’s name was Libera Antonia Marino.

Capricious April 5, 2015 at 5:20 am

She’s so beautiful. I thought she was full Italian though.

She’s one of the few dark-eyed girls who can pull off a blonde her btw.

xoxo November 19, 2015 at 2:13 pm

She’s alright looking.

athelya November 19, 2015 at 2:50 pm

I have a norwegian friend with naturally blonde hair and brown eyes. You’re telling me her natural coloration doesn’t suit her?

neiltennant January 2, 2018 at 10:20 am

thats nearly impossible that a full Norwegian has virtually black eyes !

neiltennant August 23, 2016 at 5:47 pm

me too i thought she is only italian on father and mothers side

but that is impossible in the USA due to intermarriages ethnically

Check7t August 26, 2014 at 11:15 am

Citing this source for WP as her current ancestry is wrong.

Check7t August 26, 2014 at 11:13 am
luckystar July 25, 2016 at 3:22 pm

This is from the videoclip “Cool”. Its a wig.

neiltennant May 20, 2018 at 11:11 am

you fucking idiot

she has dark eyes nobody has that dark eyes and naturally blonde hair

Check7t August 26, 2014 at 11:11 am
WTF August 15, 2014 at 7:35 pm

I think she’s gorgeous. She 44 and she still looks hella young! I hope I look as good as her when I’m 44.

tatiana January 20, 2014 at 7:40 am

i think another celebrity you should add to your website is a famous artist named Zachary Castillo. he is an amazing artist and he would look amazing on your website

Moors discovered the world December 9, 2013 at 4:07 am

Punisher signifies the importance of why In breeding is wrong.
Just tell you cousins no means no.

the punisher December 9, 2013 at 3:20 pm

Suck my you know

shobohunter August 15, 2014 at 11:48 pm

moor were arab Muslim. your name should be West African. .tribal

fuzzybear44 August 16, 2014 at 3:26 am


Arab was and is a cultural identity.There were black,white,and even Asian Arabs. Secondly,the population was called moor,long before the Arabs came.Also there are Muslims all over west Africa.

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