Birth Name: Madeline M. Stowe
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: August 18, 1958
*Dutch, German, English (father)
*Spanish/Spanish-Costa Rican, 1/4 German (mother)
Madeline Stowe is an American actress. Her father, Robert Alfred Stowe, was a civil engineer from a “poor Oregon family”, and had Dutch, German, and English ancestry. Her mother, Mireya Maria (née Mora Steinvorth), was from a prominent family in Costa Rica. One of Madeleine’s maternal great-grandfathers was a German immigrant to Costa Rico, while much or all of the rest of Madeleine’s mother’s ancestry was Costa Rican/Spanish-Costa Rican. Madeline is married to actor Brian Benben.
Madeleine’s paternal grandfather was Walter Westing Stowe (the son of Walter A. Stowe and Jennie Westing). Madeleine’s great-grandfather Walter was the son of George Stowe. Jennie was the daughter of Dutch parents, Dirk Westing and Janna “Jane” Zeldenrust.
Madeleine’s paternal grandmother was Madeline E. Phillips (the daughter of Royal/Roy Phillips and Dorothy Meyers). Royal was of at least part German ancestry, and was the son of James P./A. Phillips and Ruth Jane Lucas. Dorothy was German.
Madeleine’s maternal grandfather was Federico Mora Carranza (the son of Federico Mora Gutiérrez and Micaela Carranza Montealegre). Madeleine’s great-grandfather Federico was the son of José Joaquín Mora Porras and Dolores Gutiérrez Peñamonje. José Joaquín Mora Porras, a politician, was a younger brother of President Juan Rafael Mora Porras, who governed Costa Rica, from 1849 and 1859.
Madeleine’s great-grandmother Micaela was the daughter of José Bruno Carranza Ramirez and Gerónima de Jesús Montealegre Fernández. José Bruno Carranza Ramirez was President of Costa Rica in 1870, albeit briefly, as he resigned three months after taking power. Madeleine’s great-great-grandmother Gerónima de Jesús Montealegre Fernández was the sister of President José María Montealegre Fernández, who governed Costa Rica, from 1859 to 1863. José María’s paternal grandparents were Ignacio de Montealegre Balmaceda, who was born in Granada, Spain, and Josefa Bustamante, from Guatemala.
Madeleine’s maternal grandmother was Rosita Steinvorth Marín (the daughter of Wilhelm or Guillermo Steinvorth Ulex and Rosaura Marín Blanco or Rojas). Wilhelm was a German immigrant to Costa Rico. Rosaura was the daughter of Ramon Marin Sola and Martina Bustamante.
Source: Genealogy of Madeleine’s maternal great-grandmother, Micaela Carranza Montealegre – https://www.geni.com
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