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

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

Cecilia Bolocco is a Chilean actress, TV 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 businessman. 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 –


Jacob Tremblay

by follers on September 11, 2016

2016 NHL Awards - Arrivals

Place of Birth: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Date of Birth: October 5, 2006

Ethnicity: Chilean (maternal grandfather), French-Canadian, possibly other

Jacob Tremblay is a Canadian actor. He is known for his role in the film Room (2015). His sisters are actresses Emma Tremblay and Erica Tremblay.

Jacob’s maternal grandfather is Chilean. A picture of Jacob and his grandfather can be seen here.

Jacob’s surname is French, so he likely also has French-Canadian ancestry.

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Manuel Pellegrini

by andrew on June 5, 2016

BARCELONA - JAN 5: Manuel Pellegrini coach of Villareal during a

Birth Name: Manuel Luis Pellegrini Ripamonti

Place of Birth: Santiago, Chile

Date of Birth: 16 September 1953

Ethnicity: Chilean (Italian, Spanish, possibly other)

Manuel Pellegrini is a Chilean professional football manager and former footballer. He won the English Premier League title in 2014 as coach of Manchester City.

Manuel is the son of Silvia Ripamonti Barros and Emilio Pellegrini Portales.

Manuel’s paternal grandfather was Giulio Pellegrini. Giulio was an immigrant from Picerno, Province of Potenza, Basilicata, Italy.

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Tom Araya

by madman on March 24, 2016

Super Bock Super Rock 2008 - Day 6

Birth Name: Tomás Enrique Araya Díaz

Place of Birth: Viña del Mar, Chile

Date of Birth: June 6, 1961

Ethnicity: Chilean

Tom Araya is an Chilean-American singer, songwriter, and musician. He is the lead singer and bassist of the thrash metal band Slayer. Tom was born in Chile, and moved with his family to California at the age of five.

Tom’s mother’s name is Tina.


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Itatí Cantoral

by Manila on March 19, 2016

12th Annual Padres Contra El Cancer's "El Sueno De Esperanza" Gala - Arrivals

Birth Name: Itatí Guadalupe Cantoral Zucchi

Place of Birth: Mexico City, Mexico

Date of Birth: May 13, 1975

*Mexican (Spanish [including Andalusian], possibly other), Chilean, French (father)
*Italian-Argentinian (mother)

Itatí Cantoral is a Mexican actress, singer, dancer, and producer. Her father, Roberto Cantoral Garcia, was a Mexican singer-songwriter. Her mother, Itatí Zucchi, is an Argentine actress, of Italian descent. She is married to producer Carlos Alberto Cruz. She was previously married to actor Eduardo Santamarina.

Itatí’s paternal grandparents were Antonio Cantoral Zambueza (the son of José Rafael Cantoral and Cecilia “Lilia” Zambueza) and Herlinda García Planes (the daughter of Manuel García de Alejandro and María Elisa Planes Montalvo). José was a Spanish immigrant, from Cádiz. Cecilia was a Chilean immigrant, from Santiago. Manuel was the son of Candelario García Cabazos and María Virginia de Alejandro Salazar. Elisa was the daughter of French immigrant Barthélemy Planès (or Bartolomé Planes in Spanish), of Béziers, Hérault department, and of Herlinda Montalvo Tijerina.

Sources: Marriage record of Itatí’s paternal grandparents, Antonio Cantoral Zambueza and Herlinda García Planes –

Birth record of Itatí’s paternal grandmother, Herlinda García Planes –

Marriage records of Itatí’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Candelario García Cabazos and María Virginia de Alejandro de Salazar –

Birth records of Itatí’s paternal grand-grandmother, María Elisa Planes Montalvo –

Baptismal record of Itatí’s paternal grand-grandmother, María Elisa Planes Montalvo –

Marriage records of Itatí’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Bartolomé Planes Cabroy and Herlinda Montalvo Tijerina –

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