Alice Dellal

by madman on September 19, 2017

Alice Dellal – Serpentine Gallery Summer Party 2017 – Arrivals – Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens – London, UK – Photo Credit: Landmark / PR Photos

Place of Birth: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Date of Birth: July 29, 1987

*Iraqi Mizrahi Jewish, Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*Brazilian [Portuguese, possibly other] (mother)

Alice Dellal is a Brazilian and British model. She is the daughter of Andrea (de Magalhaes Viera), a model, and Guy Dellal, a property tycoon.

Her father, who is British, is Jewish, of Iraqi Jewish and Israeli Jewish descent. Her mother is Brazilian.

Alice’s first cousins are British-born actresses Jemima Kirke and Lola Kirke, and singer Domino Kirke.

Alice’s maternal grandfather was Jack Dellal (the son of Salomon/Selman Dellal and Charlotte Salha Shashoua). Jack was born in London, England, to Iraqi Jewish parents, who were born in Baghdad. Salomon was the son of Aboudi Dellal and Emy Rahma Elbeg. Charlotte was the daughter of Jacob Shashoua and Aziza Badnani.

Alice’s maternal grandmother is Zehava Helmer. Zehava was an Israeli, and is likely of Ashkenazi Jewish descent.

Source: Alice’s family background –

Genealogy of Alice Dellal (focusing on her father’s side) –

Genealogy of Alice’s maternal grandfather, Jack Dellal –

Obituary of Alice’s maternal grandfather, Jack Dellal –


Tasya Teles

by stlucas on August 18, 2017

Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: February 1, 1985

*Brazilian [Portuguese, possibly other] (father)
*Ukrainian (mother)

Tasya Teles is a Canadian actress. Tasya speaks fluent English and Portuguese.

Tasya is the daughter of Linda Marie (Harasim) and Lucio França Teles. Tasya has a sister, Tanikka.

Tasya’s father is from Minas Gerais, Brazil, and his surnames are of Portuguese origin. Tasya’s mother was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and has Ukrainian roots.

Tasya has stated:

While I was born in Toronto, Canada, I’m half Ukrainian and half Brazilian. Given the two cultural roots which were strong in my home, I find it quite easy to connect with very different types of characters; the warm, nurturing, free loving ones which remind me of the energy at the beaches in Rio, as well as the generous joking but resilient Slavic characters, who survived tough winters and political strife in Eastern Europe. Overall, I like ass-kicking characters the best, and am now training in martial arts to develop those skills. Wish me luck!

Tasya’s maternal grandfather’s surname was Harasim.

Tasya’s maternal grandmother was Mary Myronyk (the daughter of William Myronyk and Katherine). Mary was born in Tulova, Sniatyn, Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, Ukraine.

Tasya’s father is pictured here. Tasya’s mother is pictured here.


Obituary of Tasya’s maternal grandmother, Mary (Myronyk) Harasim –

Photo by kathclick/


Camila Mendes

by stlucas on August 9, 2017

Camila Mendes – Marie Claire Celebrates “Fresh Faces” with an Event Sponsored by Maybelline – Arrivals – Doheny Room Lounge, 9077 Santa Monica Boulevard – West Hollywood, CA, USA – Photo Credit:

Birth Name: Camila Carraro Mendes

Place of Birth: Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 29, 1994

Ethnicity: Brazilian (Portuguese, Italian, possibly other)

Camila Mendes is an American actress.

Camila is the daughter of Gisele (Carraro) and Helio Mendes.

Camila’s parents are both Brazilian. Her father is from Brasília and her mother is from Rio Grande do Sul. Her father’s surname is usually Portuguese. Her mother’s surname is of Italian origin.

Camila’s mother is pictured here.



Thomas Mann

by madman on July 14, 2017

Birth Name: Paul Thomas Mann

Date of Birth: June 6, 1875

Place of Birth: Lübeck, Germany

Date of Death: August 12, 1955

Place of Death: Zürich, Switzerland

*62.5% German
*25% Brazilian (Portuguese, possibly other)
*12.5% Swiss-German

Thomas Mann was a German novelist, short story writer, social critic, philanthropist, and essayist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953.

Thomas was the son of Julia (da Silva Bruhns) and Thomas Johann Heinrich Mann, a senator and a grain merchant. His father was born in Lübeck, Germany. His mother was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to a German father and a Brazilian mother. His father was Lutheran and his mother was Catholic, and Thomas was raised Lutheran.

Thomas’ maternal grandmother was said to have Indigenous ancestry. It is not clear if this Indigenous ancestry has been verified/documented.

Thomas’ paternal grandfather was Johann Siegmund Mann (the son of Johann Siegmund Mann and Anna Katharina Grotjan). Thomas’ great-grandfather Johann was born in Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the son of Johann Siegmund Mann and Maria Dorothea Stüdemann.

Thomas’ paternal grandmother was Elisabeth Marty (the daughter of Johann Heinrich Marty and Catharina Elisabeth Croll). Johann was born in Glarus, Switzerland, the son of Petter Marty. Catharine was born in Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

Thomas’ maternal grandfather was Johann Ludwig Herman Bruhns (the son of Peter Gottlieb Bruhns and Maria Louise Sievers). Johann was born in Lübeck, Germany. Peter was the son of Jacob Ludwig Bruhns and Carlotta Elisabeth Plagemann.

Thomas’ maternal grandmother was Maria Luísa da Silva (the daughter of Manoel Caetano da Silva and Maria de Lara). Manoel was Portuguese, and was the son of Michuel da Silva and Teresa de Jesus.

Sources: Genealogies of Thomas Mann –

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Sophie Ward

by madman on June 27, 2017

Sophie Ward – Inaugural DIVA 250 Awards – Arrivals –  Photo Credit: Landmark / PR Photos

Birth Name: Sophie A. Ward

Place of Birth: Hammersmith, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 30 December, 1964

Ethnicity: English, Scottish, 1/16th Brazilian (Portuguese, possibly other)

Sophie Ward is a British actress. She is the daughter of Alexandra Mary (Malcolm) and actor Simon Ward (Simon Anthony Fox Ward). Sophie’s sister, Kitty McIntyre (born Kitty Teresa Ward), is married to British comedian Michael McIntyre.

Sophie’s paternal grandparents were Leonard Fox Ward and Winifred N. Robson.

Sophie’s maternal grandfather was Alexander Ernest William Malcolm (the son of Sir James William Malcolm, 9th Baronet, and of Evelyn Alberta Sandeman). Sir James was the son of James Malcolm and Adeline Atty. Evelyn was the daughter of Albert George Sandeman and Maria Carlota Perpetua de Morais Sarmento, who was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, to Brazilian parents; one of Evelyn’s great-grandmothers was from Torre de Moncorvo, Bragança, Portugal.

Sophie’s maternal grandmother was Sybil Mary Peacock (the daughter of Hugh Peacock).

Sources: Genealogies of Sophie Ward –