Daniela Mercury

by stlucas on October 22, 2017

Daniela Mercury – 8th Annual Latin Grammy Awards – Arrivals – Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino – Las Vegas, NV, USA – Keywords: – – – Photo Credit: PRN / PR Photos

Birth Name: Daniela Mercuri de Almeida

Place of Birth: Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Date of Birth: July 28, 1965

*Portuguese (father)
*Italian (mother)

Daniela Mercury is a Portuguese and Brazilian singer, songwriter, dancer, producer, actress, and television host.

Daniela is the daughter of Liliana (Mercuri) and António Fernando de Abreu Ferreira de Almeida. Daniela’s father was born in Portugal. Daniela’s mother was born in Brazil, to Italian parents.

Daniela’s paternal grandparents were Fernando de Abreu Almeida (the son of Bento Soares de Abreu) and Josefina Ferreira. Fernando and Josefina were from Padim da Graça, Braga, Portugal.

Daniela’s maternal grandparents were Edgard/Edgardo Mercuri and Olga Da Rin (the daughter of Emanuelle Da Rin). Edgard and Olga were Italian.

Daniela’s parents are pictured here.

Source: http://www.geocities.ws


Paulo Coelho

by stlucas on October 16, 2017

Birth Name: Paulo Coelho de Souza

Place of Birth: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Date of Birth: August 24, 1947

Ethnicity: Brazilian (Portuguese, possibly other)

Paulo Coelho is a Brazilian lyricist, novelist, and journalist.

Paulo is the son of Lygia (Araripe) and Pedro Paulo Queima Coelho de Souza. Paulo has Portuguese ancestry, and some of his roots can be traced back to Aveiro, Portugal.

Paulo’s maternal grandfather was Arthur Araripe, Jr. (the son of Arthur de Alencar Araripe and Elvira Maria da Costa). Paulo’s great-grandfather Arthur was the son of Tristão Tertuliano de Alencar Araripe and Argentina Franklin Lima.

Paulo’s maternal grandmother was Maria Elisa de Oliveira, the daughter of Candido Luiz Maria de Oliveira Filho and Maria Elisa Perdigão.

Source: Genealogy of Paulo Coelho (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://www.geni.com

Photo by Denis Makarenko/www.bigstockphoto.com/


Isabella Leong

by madman on October 14, 2017

Isabella Leong – “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor” American Premiere – Arrivals – Gibson Amphitheatre Universal Studios Hollywood – Universal City, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Tony Lowe / PR Photos

Birth Name: Luisa Isabella Nolasco da Silva Leong Lok-yau

Place of Birth: Macau

Date of Birth: June 23, 1988

Ethnicity: Chinese, Portuguese

Isabella Leong is a Macanese actress and singer.

Isabella’s father is Luís Alberto Marques Nolasco da Silva and her mother’s surname is Leong. Her father was born in Sé, Macau, of Portuguese and Chinese descent. Her mother is Chinese.

Isabella is sometimes described as having English ancestry, from one of her parents. It is not clear if this is accurate.

A picture of Isabella and her mother can be seen here. A picture of Isabella’s father, with his siblings and own mother, can be seen here.

Isabella’s paternal grandparents were Frederico Joao Moreira de Sousa Teles de Menezes and Terry Marques Nolasco. Frederico was Portuguese. Terry was Chinese, and possibly had Portuguese ancestry as well.


Vivian Kubrick

by stlucas on October 13, 2017

Vivian Kubrick – 18th Annual Satellite Awards – Arrivals – InterContinental Hotel – Los Angeles, CA, USA – hoto Credit: Kazuki Hirata / HollywoodNewsWire.net / PRPhotos.com

Birth Name: Vivian Vanessa Kubrick

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: August 5, 1960

*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*German, Irish, Portuguese, possibly Romani and other (mother)

Vivian Kubrick is an American-born English filmmaker and composer.

Vivian is the daughter of German actress/dancer Christiane Kubrick (born Christiane Susanne Harlan) and American director/screenwriter Stanley Kubrick.

Vivian’s father was Jewish. Vivian’s mother was born in Braunschweig, Lower Saxony, Germany.

Vivian’s paternal grandfather was Jacob “Jacques/Jack” Leonard Kubrick (the son of Elias Kubrick and Rosa “Rose” Spiegelblatt). Elias is said to have been born in Ukraine, Austria, Poland, or Romania, and was the son of Hersh Kubrick. Rosa was born in Austria or Romania.

Vivian’s paternal grandmother was Sadie Gertrude Perveler (the daughter of Samuel Perveler and Celia Siegel). Samuel was born in Austria, the son of Israel Perveler and Brane. Celia was born in Russia, the daughter of Joseph Siegel and Gittel.

Vivian’s maternal grandfather was Fritz Moritz Harlan (the son of Walter Harlan and Adele Boothby). Walter was born in Dresden, Saxony, Germany, the son of Otto Harlan, who had some French Huguenot origins, and of Bertha Elisa Bienert. Adele was said to be the daughter of Rebecca Boothby, who was Irish, and likely of a Romani father.

Vivian’s maternal grandmother was Ingeborg de Freitas. De Freitas is a Portuguese surname.

Sources: Genealogy of Vivian Kubrick – http://www.geni.com

Birth record of Vivian Kubrick – http://www.familysearch.org

Information about Vivian’s maternal great-grandparents, Walter Harlan and Adele Boothby – http://www.books.google.com


Menina Fortunato

by stlucas on October 13, 2017

Menina Fortunato – “Unbelievable!!!!!” World Premiere – Arrivals – TCL Chinese 6 Theatres, Hollywood & Highland, 6925 Hollywood Boulevard – Hollywood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Guillermo Proano / PR Photos

Birth Name: Menina D’Amours Fortunato

Place of Birth: Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada

Date of Birth: November 28, 1980

*Portuguese (father)
*French-Canadian (mother)

Menina Fortunato is a Canadian actress.

Menina is the daughter of Mona (D’Amours) and Desiderio Fortunato. Menina’s father is from Portugal. Menina’s mother is from Ottawa, Ontario, and has French-Canadian roots. Menina has a sister, Santé, who is a dancer.

Menina’s name literally means “girl” in Portuguese.

Menina’s is pictured with her mother here.

Sources: http://www.prenataldancewithmenina.com