Majandra Delfino

by stlucas on March 22, 2017

Birth Name: Majandra Alexandra Delfino

Place of Birth: Caracas, Venezuela

Date of Birth: February 20, 1981

*Venezuelan [Italian, possibly other] (father)
*Cuban [Spanish, possibly other] (mother)

Majandra Delfino is a Venezuelan-born American actress and singer. She was born in Caracas, the daughter of Maria de Los Angeles “Mary” Hellmund and Enrique R. Delfino. Her father is Venezuelan, and has Italian ancestry (as Majandra has said). Her mother is Cuban.

Majandra has a sister, Marieh, who is also an actress. The family moved to the U.S. in 1986. They settled in Miami, Florida, and later in Los Angeles, California.


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Arlene Tur

by stlucas on March 21, 2017

Place of Birth: Miami, Florida, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 13, 1977

Ethnicity: Cuban (Spanish, possibly other)

Arlene Tur is an American actress, television presenter, and model. Her parents are Cuban, and moved to the U.S. as political refugees.


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Melissa Bolona

by stlucas on March 1, 2017

Place of Birth: Greenwich, Connecticut, U.S.

Ethnicity: Peruvian, German, Cuban, Ukrainian

Melissa Bolona is an American actress. She was born in Greenwich, Connecticut, and raised between New Jersey and Peru, Lima. She has a sister, Michele.

Melissa’s father is Peruvian. She has German, Cuban, and Ukrainian roots. Her surname, “Boloña”, is of Spanish origin.

Sources: (Official Website, in English)

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Monica Puig

by stlucas on January 2, 2017

Birth Name: Monica Puig Marchán

Place of Birth: Hato Rey, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Date of Birth: September 27, 1993

*Cuban [Catalan, possibly other] (father)
*Puerto Rican (mother)

Monica Puig is a Puerto Rican professional tennis player. She was born in Hato Rey, San Juan, to a Puerto Rican mother, Astrid Marchán, and a Cuban-American father, José Puig. She has a brother, Ricardo. The family moved to Miami, Florida, U.S., when Monica was one year old.

Monica’s paternal grandparents were both of Catalan origin.

Monica’s maternal grandparents were Astrid Puras de Marchán and Rafael Marchán Cintrón.

Monica speaks fluent English and Spanish.

Her parents and brother are pictured here.

Sources: (in Spanish) (in Spanish)

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Alicia Machado

by stlucas on December 17, 2016

Birth Name: Yoseph Alicia Machado Fajardo

Place of Birth: Maracay, Venezuela

Date of Birth: December 6, 1977

*Spanish (father)
*Cuban (mother)

Alicia Machado is a Venezuelan-born American actress, singer, television host, and beauty pageant titleholder. She was named Miss Venezuela 1995 and Miss Universe 1996.

Alicia was born in Maracay, Venezuela, the daughter of Martha Fajardo and Arturo Machado. Her father is Spanish. Her mother is of Cuban origin. She became a U.S. citizen in 2016.

Her mother is pictured here.


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