Italian-Argentinian

Sonya Walger

by madman on November 3, 2017

Sonya Walger – 2012 USA Network’s Upfront – Arrivals – Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center – New York City, NY, USA – Photo Credit: Charles Norfleet / PR Photos 

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

Date of Birth: 6 June, 1974

Ethnicity:
*Argentinian [Italian, Spanish, Basque, German, possibly other] (father)
*English (mother)

Sonya Walger is a British actress. She is the daughter of Fiona C. (Gordon) and Leónidas Horacio Walger Anastasi. Her father is Argentinian and her mother is English. Her aunt was Sylvina Walger (María Sylvina Walger Anastasi), a sociologist and writer.

Sonya is married to American screenwriter, producer, and playwright Davey Holmes, with whom she has two children.

Sonya’s paternal grandfather was Adam David Walger Chaves (the son of Horacio Walger and Luisa Margarita Chavez de Ibarlucea). Horacio was the son of Bernard Aquiles Eduard Walger, who was born in Paris, France, and of Rufina Ghialzza. Luisa was the daughter of Gregorio Chavez and Rosario Ibarlucea.

Sonya’s paternal grandmother was María Luisa Anastasi (the daughter of Leónidas Anastasi). Leónidas, the son of Italian emigrants, from Liguria, was a notable Labor Law attorney, and a member of the Argentine Chamber of Deputies.

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

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Elena Furiase

by madman on August 9, 2017

Elena Furiase – 29th Annual Goya Awards – Arrivals – Centro de Congresos Principe Felipe – Madrid, Spain – Photo Credit: Solarpix / PR Photos

Birth Name: Elena Dolores Furiase González

Place of Birth: Madrid, Spain

Date of Birth: March 9, 1988

Ethnicity:
*Italian-Argentinian (father)
*Romani, Spanish (mother)

Elena Furiase is a Spanish actress. She is the daughter of actress and singer Lolita Flores (María Dolores González Flores) and producer and entrepreneur Guillermo Furiase. Her father is Argentinian, and has Italian ancestry. Her mother, who is Spanish, is of Romani and Spanish descent.

Her maternal uncle, Antonio Flores, was a singer and actor, her maternal aunt, Rosario Flores, is a two-time Latin Grammy Award-winning singer and actress, and her maternal great-aunt, Carmen Flores, was also a singer. Carmen was the mother of football player and coach Quique Sánchez Flores.

When asked to what degree she is of Argentinian and Romani ancestry, Elena stated:

Half, half. My Argentinian family is descended from Italian immigrants. From them I got the family protection, the taste for meat and pasta. The Romani part is in the art, I enjoy rumba and flamenco, my family, and the little things. I love Latin America and feel happy there.

A picture of Elena’s mother’s family can be seen here.

Elena’s maternal grandfather was Antonio González (born Antonio González Batista, the son of Antonio González and Antonia Batista), a dancer, musician, and composer, also known as El Pescaílla. Elena’s grandfather Antonio was born in Barcelona, Catalonia, and was Romani.

Elena’s maternal grandmother was Lola Flores (born María Dolores Flores Ruiz, the daughter of Pedro Flores Pinto and Rosario Ruiz Rodriguez), an actress, singer, and dancer. Lola was born in Jerez de la Frontera, Andalusia, of Spanish ancestry. Lola is sometimes said to have Romani ancestry through her maternal grandfather, often cited as Manuel. It is not clear if this is accurate. She is also described as being of only Spanish descent.

Sources: Information about Elena’s maternal grandmother, Lola Flores – http://www.diezminutos.es
https://www.buscabiografias.com
http://www.libertaddigital.com
https://books.google.se
http://www.eltiempo.com
http://www.rtve.es

Obituary of Elena’s maternal grandmother, Lola Flores – http://www.eltiempo.com

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Ben Cura

by madman on July 24, 2017

Birth Name: José Ben Cura

Place of Birth: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Date of Birth: September 30, 1988

Ethnicity: Argentinian (Lebanese, Spanish, Basque, Italian, possibly other)

Ben Cura is an Argentinian and British actor. He is the son of Silvia Ibarra and José Cura, a singer, conductor, director, scenographer, and photographer. His father is of one half Lebanese, one quarter Italian, and one quarter Spanish, descent. Some of his father’s roots are in Santo Stefano Belbo, Province of Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy.

Ben’s patrilineal ancestors were Chalita el-Khoury, who was born, c. 1874, in Knet, and his wife, Theresa bou-Saada, who was born, c. 1881, in Zghorta, both in Lebanon. The surname was later changed to Cura.

Ben’s paternal grandparents were Oscar Cura and Olga Gómez.

Sources: Genealogy of Ben Cura – https://www.myheritage.se

http://www.independent.co.uk
https://www.onefineart.com

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Jacqueline Obradors

by stlucas on July 5, 2017

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: October 6, 1966

Ethnicity: Argentinian (Spanish, Italian, possibly other)

Jacqueline Obradors is an American actress.

Jacqueline is the daughter of Angelica “Angie” (Pinneri) and Alberto/Albert J. Obradors.

Jacqueline’s parents are from Argentina. Their surnames are of Spanish and Italian descent.

Source: Birth record of Jacqueline Obradors – http://www.familysearch.org

http://books.google.com

Photo by Prphotos.com

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Yésica Toscanini

by stlucas on February 26, 2017

Place of Birth: March 8, 1986

Date of Birth: Ituzaingó, Greater Buenos Aires, Argentina

Ethnicity: Argentinian (Italian, possibly other)

Yésica Toscanini is an Argentinian model. She was born in Ituzaingó, Argentina.

Her surname is of Italian origin.

Sources: http://www.gente.com.ar (in Spanish)
http://forebears.io

Photo by s_bukley/Bigstock.com

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