Birth Name: Stella del Carmen Domínguez Griffith
Place of Birth: Marbella, Spain
Date of Birth: 24 September, 1996
*father – Spanish
*mother – English, Swedish, German, Norwegian, as well as Welsh, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Irish, and Scottish
Stella Banderas is the daughter of actors Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith. Her maternal grandmother is actress Tippi Hedren, and one of her half-siblings, through her mother, is actress Dakota Johnson. Her half-aunt is actress Tracy Griffith. Stella herself has also acted.
Stella’s father is Spanish, and has Andalusian ancestry. Stella’s maternal grandfather was of English, as well as Welsh, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Irish, and Scottish, descent. Stella’s maternal grandmother is of one half Swedish, one quarter German, and one quarter Norwegian, descent
Stella’s paternal grandfather was José Domínguez (the son of Bartolomé/Bartolomí Domínguez and Isabel Prieto Vázquez).
Stella’s paternal grandmother is Ana Banderas Gallego (the daughter of Rafael Bandera and Francisca Gallego). Ana was born in Casarabonela, Málaga, Andalucía, Spain.
Stella’s maternal grandfather was Peter Atwill Griffith (the son of Benjamin Elmer Griffith and Hilda Corine Atwill). Peter was born in Maryland. Benjamin was the son of William Thomas Griffith and Rosa Bond. Hilda was the daughter of Robert Clarence Atwill and Lucy Jane McClure.
Stella’s maternal grandmother is actress Tippi Hedren (born Nathalie Kay Hedren, the daughter of Bernard Carl “Ben” Hedren and Dorothea Henrietta/Henriette Eckhardt). Tippi was born in Minnesota. Bernard was born in Minnesota, the son of Swedish parents, Mattias/Mathias Johnson Hedren and Wilhelmina/Vilhelmina “Winnie” or “Mima” Maria Flygare. Dorothea was the daughter of Charles “Charley” Eckhardt, who was of German descent, and of Julia Strand, who was of Norwegian origin.
A DNA test of uncertain value whose results were displayed on the show El árbol de tu vida stated that Stella’s father’s genetic ancestry matches to the following countries:
Source: Genealogy of Stella Banderas – https://www.geni.com
Genealogy of Stella Banderas (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Stella’s mother (through Stella’s half-sister, Dakota Johnson) – http://famouskin.com
Stella’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Charles “Charley” Eckhardt, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org