Indigenous Brazilian

Henry Zaga

by follers on December 8, 2017

Birth Name: Henrique Chagas Moniz de Aragão Gonzaga

Place of Birth: Brasília, DF, Brazil

Date of Birth: April 30, 1993

Ethnicity: Brazilian (Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Indigenous)

Henry Zaga is a Brazilian actor and model. He is the son of Admar Gonzaga and Sônia Gontijo.


Sônia Braga

by stlucas on February 9, 2017

Birth Name: Sônia Maria Campos Braga

Place of Birth: Maringá, Paraná, Brazil

Date of Birth: June 8. 1950

Ethnicity: Brazilian (Portuguese, African, Indigenous, possibly other)

Sônia Braga is a Brazilian actress.

Sônia was born in Maringá, Paraná, the daughter of Hélio Fernando Ferraz Braga and Maria Jaci Campos. Her siblings are Ana, Júlio, and Hélio. Her niece (Ana’s daughter) is actress Alice Braga. Sônia was raised between Curitiba, Paraná, and Campinas, São Paulo, and moved to the U.S in 1985.

Her father is said to have Portuguese and African ancestry. Her mother has Indigenous and European heritage.

The Ebony Magazine Edition of February 1991 wrote of Sônia, “Sonia Braga (below, left) the acclaimed actress  who is recognized around the world as White, is among the cultural exports Afro-Brazilians claim as their own”.


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Angélica Ksyvickis

by stlucas on February 8, 2017

Place of Birth: Santo André, São Paulo, Brazil

Date of Birth: November 30, 1973

Ethnicity: Italian, Croatian, Portuguese, Russian, Polish, some Romanian, Moldovan, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, distant Piquerobi Native Brazilian

Angélica Ksyvickis is a Brazilian television presenter, actress, and singer. She is the hostess of the Brazilian television show Estrelas.

She is the daughter of Angelina Capraro Fogo and Francisco Ksyvickis. Angélica is married to television personality Luciano Huck.

In 2015, on Estrelas, she was presented her origins and family tree as a surprise. She found out that her father is mostly of Russian and Polish descent, and that her mother has recent Italian, Croatian, and Portuguese ancestry. She was also said to have Moldovan, Romanian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, and some Piquerobi Native Brazilian ancestry.

Angélica’s paternal grandfather was Wladislav Ksyvickis. He had Polish ancestry. The female version of his surname is “Krzywicka”.

Angélica’s paternal grandmother was Antônia Casemiro (the daughter of Dominic Casimirov and Josefa Yachen). Dominic and Josefa were Russian immigrants.

Angélica’s maternal grandfather was Domingos Capraro (the son of Antônio Capraro and Juliana/Giuliana Alauk). Antônio was from Naples, Italy, and moved to Brazil with his parents, Biagio and Domenica Capraro, at the age of ten. Juliana had Croatian ancestry.

Angélica’s maternal grandmother was Albina Maria Sales (the daughter of Francisco de Sales Galvão Freire and Ana Cândida de Jesus). Albina had Portuguese roots.



Bruna Tenório

by stlucas on January 26, 2017

Birth Name: Bruna Lais Toledo Tenório

Place of Birth: Maceió, Alagoas, Brazil

Date of Birth: June 27, 1989

Ethnicity: Brazilian (Indigenous, European)

Bruna Tenório is a Brazilian model. She was born in Maceió, Alagoas. Her mother is Maria Bernadete (Toledo). Her father holds the surname “Tenório”.

She has stated that she considers herself “100% Brazilian” as she has Native Brazilian (Indigenous) ancestry through her paternal grandparents. Her surnames, however, are usually of Portuguese or Spanish origins.

Bruna’s mother is pictured here.

Source: (in Portuguese)


Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden

by madman on September 9, 2016

New Karolinska Solna hospital

Birth Name: Victoria Ingrid Alice Désirée

Place of Birth: Solna, Sweden

Date of Birth: July 14, 1977

Ethnicity: European Royal, German, Portuguese-Brazilian, small amounts of French, Danish, and Spanish, and even smaller amounts of Swedish, Italian, Polish, Russian, Czech, Norwegian, Belgian (Flemish), and Tupiniquim/Indigenous Brazilian

Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden, is a Swedish royal. She is the daughter of Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden and Queen Silvia of Sweden. She is married to Prince Daniel, Duke of Västergötland.

Princess Victoria’s father has European Royal, small amounts of French, Danish, and German, and even smaller amounts of Swedish, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Russian, Czech, and Norwegian, ancestry. Princess Victoria’s mother is of half German and half Brazilian (including Portuguese, some Spanish, and remote Belgian and Tupiniquim/Indigenous) descent.

Princess Victoria’s paternal grandfather was Gustaf Adolf Oscar Fredrik Arthur Edmund Joseph Bernadotte (the son of Gustav Vl Adolf Oscar Fredrik Wilhelm Olaf Bernadotte, and of Margareta Victoria Charlotte Augusta Norah). Princess Victoria’s great-grandfather Gustav was the son of Gustaf V Bernadotte, and of Sophie Marie Viktoria von Baden. Margareta was the daughter of Arthur William Patrick Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and of Louise Margarete Alexandra Viktoria Agnes von Preußen.

Princess Victoria’s paternal grandmother was Princess Sibylla Calma Marie Alice Bathildis Feodora of Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha (the daughter of Carl Eduard Georg Albert Luitpold von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha, and of Viktoria Adelheid Helene Luise Marie Frederike von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg). Carl was the son of Leopold George Duncan Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, and of Helena Frederica Augusta von Waldeck-Pyrmont. Princess Victoria’s great-grandmother Viktoria was the daughter of Friedrich Ferdinand Georg Christian Karl Wilhelm von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, and of Karoline Mathilde Victoria Friederike Augusta Maria von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg.

Princess Victoria’s maternal grandfather was Carl August Walther Sommerlath (the son of Louis Carl Moritz Sommerlath and Erna Sophie Christine Waldau). Louis was the son of Carl Louis Ernst Heinrich August Philipp Sommerlath and Anna Lucie Tille. Erna was the daughter of Johann Friedrich Waldau and Sophie Marie Schmidt.

Princess Victoria’s maternal grandmother was Alice Soares de Toledo (the daughter of Artur/Arthur Floriano de Toledo and Elisa Novaes Soares). Artur was the son of Joaquim Floriano de Toledo and Maria Julia de Barros. Elisa was the daughter of Emiliano Baptista Soares and Joaquina Dias Novaes.

Sources: Genealogies of Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden –

Genealogies of Princess Victoria’s mother –

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