Albanian

Ana Golja

by stlucas on February 4, 2018

Amy Lyndon – 2011 Five-Star PR Holiday Party – Arrivals – Rubix Hollywood – Hollywood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Robert Delgadillo / PR Photos

Birth Name: Muazana Golja

Place of Birth: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: January 31, 1996

Ethnicity: Albanian

Ana Golja is a Canadian actress. Her parents are Albanian.

Sources: http://www.fyimusicnews.ca

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Eleni Foureira

by Manila on January 27, 2018

Birth Name: Entela Fureraj

Place of Birth: Fier, Fier, Albania

Date of Birth: 7 March, 1987

Ethnicity: Albanian

Eleni Foureira is an Albanian-born Greek singer, actress, dancer, and fashion designer. She is a former member of the Greek girl group Mystique.

She is the daughter of Marjeta and Kristaq Fureraj.

Eleni’s ethnic origin was originally unclear. As a member of Mystique, she stated that she is Brazilian. However, she later began stating that her father was from Athens and her mother from Ioannina, and that she had some Mexican ancestry as well. In 2014, she confirmed that she is indeed of Albanian origin. She stated that she hid her Albanian roots due to Albanophobia in Greece, and that she would have been denied by record labels if she was known to be Albanian.

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Tom Perrotta

by stlucas on May 23, 2017

Birth Name: Thomas R. Perrotta

Place of Birth: Newark, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 13, 1961

Ethnicity:
*Italian (father)
*Arbëreshë/Albanian (mother)

Tom Perrotta is an American novelist and screenwriter.

Tom’s father was an Italian immigrant. Tom’s mother was an Albanian-Italian (Arbëreshë).

Tom’s paternal grandparents were from Avellino, in the region of Campania, Italy.

Tom has said:

My paternal grandparents were Italian immigrants from a village near Avellino. I grew up hearing them and my dad talk Italian. My mother’s relatives were Albanians, but they, too, lived in Italy before emigrating to the States. I haven’t spent a lot of time in Italy but I feel a strong attachment to the country through my ancestors, so I hope I can spend more time there in the future.

Sources: http://www.theguardian.com
http://articles.latimes.com

Photo by Prphotos.com

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Lindita

by Manila on March 5, 2017

Place of Birth: Vitina, Yugoslavia (now Kosovo)

Date of Birth: 24 March, 1989

Ethnicity: Albanian

Lindita is an Albanian Kosovar singer and songwriter. She represented Albania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. She previously participated in the final season of American Idol, but was eliminated after finishing in the Top 51.

Photo by LightField Studios/Bigstock.com

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Cecilia Bolocco

by madman on February 12, 2017

Birth Name: Cecilia Carolina Bolocco Fonck

Place of Birth: Santiago, Chile

Date of Birth: May 19, 1965

Ethnicity:
*Arbëreshë/Albanian, Chilean [Spanish, Basque, Indigenous, distant Portuguese], Italian, 1/32 English (father)
*German (mother)

Cecilia Bolocco is a Chilean actress, television host, and beauty queen. She was crowned Miss Chile 1987 and Miss Universe 1987.

Cecilia is the daughter of Rose Marie Fonck Assler and Enzo Bolocco Cintolesi, a businessperson. Her sister is journalist Diana Bolocco. Cecilia is married to politician, and former President of Argentina, Carlos Menem, with whom she has a son.

Cecilia’s paternal grandfather was Víctor Bolocco Olave (the son of Carlos Bolocco Pasquini and Lucinda Olave Triday). Carlos was born in Milan, Lombardy, Italy, and was said to be of Arbëreshë (Albanian) descent. Lucinda was the daughter of José Antonio Olave Ramírez and Juana Triday Moreno.

Cecilia’s paternal grandmother was Emilia Cintolesi Echenique (the daughter of Emilio Cintolesi and Blanca Echenique).

Source: Genealogy of Cecilia Bolocco (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

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