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/


Antonio Campos

by stlucas on October 8, 2017

Antonio Campos and Guest – 46th New York Film Festival Closing Night – “The Wrestler” Premiere – Arrivals – Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center – New York City, NY, USA –  Photo Credit: Anthony G. Moore / PR Photos

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 24, 1983

*Brazilian [Portuguese, Sephardi Jewish, possibly other] (father)
*Italian/Sicilian (mother)

Antonio Campos is an American film director, screenwriter, and film producer.

Antonio is the son of producer Rose Ganguzza and Brazilian journalist Lucas Mendes Campos.

Antonio’s father has Portuguese ancestry, and has also stated that one of his great-great-great-great-grandfathers was a Jewish ancestor from Portugal who moved to Brazil. Antonio’s mother was born in New Jersey, to Italian/Sicilian parents.

Antonio’s maternal grandparents were Anthony C. Ganguzza and Frances. Anthony was from Sicily, Italy. Frances was also Italian.

Sources: U.S. World War II Army Enlistment record of Antonio’s maternal grandfather, Anthony C. Ganguzza – http://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Antonio’s maternal grandfather, Anthony C. Ganguzza – http://www.legacy.com


Alice Dellal

by madman on September 19, 2017

Alice Dellal – Serpentine Gallery Summer Party 2017 – Arrivals – Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens – London, UK – Photo Credit: Landmark / PR Photos

Place of Birth: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Date of Birth: July 29, 1987

*Iraqi Mizrahi Jewish, Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*Brazilian [Portuguese, possibly Spanish, and other] (mother)

Alice Dellal is a Brazilian and British model. She is the daughter of Andrea (de Magalhaes Viera), a model, and Guy Dellal, a property tycoon.

Her father, who is British, is Jewish, of Iraqi Jewish and Israeli Jewish descent. Her mother is Brazilian.

Alice is the sister of art dealer Alexander Dellal; Alexander is married to model and actress Elisa Sednaoui. Alice’s first cousins are British-born actresses Jemima Kirke and Lola Kirke, and singer Domino Kirke.

Alice’s paternal grandfather was Jack Dellal (the son of Salomon/Selman Dellal and Charlotte Salha Shashoua). Jack was born in London, England, to Iraqi Jewish parents, who were born in Baghdad. Salomon was the son of Aboudi Dellal and Emy Rahma Elbeg. Charlotte was the daughter of Jacob Shashoua and Aziza Badnani.

Alice’s paternal grandmother is Zehava Helmer. Zehava was an Israeli, and is likely of Ashkenazi Jewish descent.

Alice’s maternal grandfather’s surname, Viera, is Spanish or Galician Spanish.

Alice’s maternal grandmother is named Vera Helena Magalhães.

Source: Alice’s family background – http://www.tatler.com

Genealogy of Alice Dellal (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Alice’s maternal grandfather, Jack Dellal – http://www.farhi.org

Obituary of Alice’s maternal grandfather, Jack Dellal – https://www.theguardian.com


Tasya Teles

by stlucas on August 18, 2017

Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: February 1, 1985

*Brazilian [Portuguese, possibly other] (father)
*Ukrainian (mother)

Tasya Teles is a Canadian actress. Tasya speaks fluent English and Portuguese.

Tasya is the daughter of Linda Marie (Harasim) and Lucio França Teles. Tasya has a sister, Tanikka.

Tasya’s father is from Minas Gerais, Brazil, and his surnames are of Portuguese origin. Tasya’s mother was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and has Ukrainian roots.

Tasya has stated:

While I was born in Toronto, Canada, I’m half Ukrainian and half Brazilian. Given the two cultural roots which were strong in my home, I find it quite easy to connect with very different types of characters; the warm, nurturing, free loving ones which remind me of the energy at the beaches in Rio, as well as the generous joking but resilient Slavic characters, who survived tough winters and political strife in Eastern Europe. Overall, I like ass-kicking characters the best, and am now training in martial arts to develop those skills. Wish me luck!

Tasya’s maternal grandfather’s surname was Harasim.

Tasya’s maternal grandmother was Mary Myronyk (the daughter of William Myronyk and Katherine). Mary was born in Tulova, Sniatyn, Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, Ukraine.

Tasya’s father is pictured here. Tasya’s mother is pictured here.

Sources: http://www.twitter.com

Obituary of Tasya’s maternal grandmother, Mary (Myronyk) Harasim – http://www.legacy.com

Photo by kathclick/www.bigstockphoto.com


Camila Mendes

by stlucas on August 9, 2017

Camila Mendes – Marie Claire Celebrates “Fresh Faces” with an Event Sponsored by Maybelline – Arrivals – Doheny Room Lounge, 9077 Santa Monica Boulevard – West Hollywood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: PRPhotos.com

Birth Name: Camila Carraro Mendes

Place of Birth: Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 29, 1994

Ethnicity: Brazilian (Portuguese, Italian, possibly other)

Camila Mendes is an American actress.

Camila is the daughter of Gisele (Carraro) and Helio Mendes.

Camila’s parents are both Brazilian. Her father is from Brasília and her mother is from Rio Grande do Sul. Her father’s surname is usually Portuguese. Her mother’s surname is of Italian origin.

Camila’s mother is pictured here.

Source: http://www.glamour.com