Philipp Kirkorov

by wanderer on May 21, 2017

Birth Name: Philipp Bedrosovich Kirkorov

Place of Birth: Varna, Bulgaria

Date of Birth: 30 April, 1967

*Armenian (father)
*Russian, French, Romani (mother)

Philipp Kirkorov is a Russian pop singer. His father, Bedros Kirkorov (original surname Krikoryan), is a Bulgarian singer of Armenian descent. His mother, Victoria Kirkorovа (née Likhachevа), was a Bulgarian singer.

Philipp’s maternal great-grandfather, Manion Mikhail Alfonsovich, was of half-French-half-Russian descent.

Philipp’s maternal grandmother, Manion Lidia Mikhailovna, has Romani roots.

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by stlucas on September 27, 2016

Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2011 - Vanessa Bruno - Backstage

Birth Name: Joy Olasunmibo Ogunmakin

Place of Birth: Frechen, Germany

Date of Birth: September 14, 1980

*Yoruba Nigerian (father)
*Romani (mother)

Ayọ is a Nigerian and German singer, songwriter, and actress. She was born in Frechen, near Cologne, Germany, to a Yoruba Nigerian father from the Ondo State, and a Romani mother who was born in Romania.

She considers herself an “AfroGyspy”.

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Kendji Girac

by wanderer on September 27, 2016

Birth Name: Kendji Jason Maillié

Place of Birth: Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes, France

Date of Birth: July 3, 1996

Ethnicity: Catalan Gitano/Romani

Kendji Girac is a French singer. He was born to a Catalan Gitano family, and his first language is Catalan. Gitano are Romani who reside in Spain.

“Girac” is his mother’s maiden name.


Óscar Jaenada

by madman on September 11, 2016

"Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" World Premiere - Arrivals

Birth Name: Óscar Jaenada Gajo

Place of Birth: Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Date of Birth: May 4, 1975

Ethnicity: Romani

Óscar Jaenada is a Spanish actor. He is of Romani descent.


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Blanca Romero

by wanderer on May 8, 2016

4th Annual Rome International Film Festival - "After" Premiere - Arrivals

Birth Name: Blanca Romero Ezama

Place of Birth: Gijón, Asturias, Spain

Date of Birth: June 2, 1976

Ethnicity: Spanish, Romani, Peruvian

Blanca Romero is a Spanish actress and model. She is the daughter of Blanca Ezama and Rafael Romero. She is of Spanish, Peruvian, and Romani descent. Her paternal great-grandfather was of Romani heritage and her maternal great-grandmother was Peruvian.


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