María Julia Mantilla

by Manila on May 3, 2018

Birth Name: María Julia Mantilla García

Place of Birth: Trujillo, La Libertad, Peru

Date of Birth: 10 July, 1984

Ethnicity: Peruvian [Spanish (Aragonese, possibly other), possibly other], 1/8 German, 1/16 Italian

María Julia Mantilla is a Peruvian beauty queen, actress, and model. She was crowned Miss World 2004.

Maju is the daughter of Olmedo Lucio Mantilla Mayer and Elvia Elizabeth García Linares. Olmedo’s younger sister, María Julia Mantilla Mayer, was crowned Miss Peru 1969, and was the semi-finalist of Miss Universe 1969.

Maju is married to industrial engineer César Gustavo Salcedo Ramírez-Gaston, with whom she has two children.

Maju’s paternal grandfather was Jubal Ulises Mantilla Zolla (the son of Pedro Isaías Mantilla Saavedra and Julia Talia Zolla Bracamonte). Pedro was the son of Augusto Mantilla and Antonia Saavedra. Julia was the daughter of an Italian emigrant, Pietro (or Pedro in Spanish) Zolla, and of Brígida Bracamonte.

Maju’s paternal grandmother was María Luisa Mayer Amat (the daughter of Georg, or Jorge in Spanish, Mayer and María Amat). Maju’s grandmother María Luisa was a Spanish emigrant, from Zaragoza. Georg was German.

Maju’s maternal grandparents were surnamed García and Linares.

Sources: Birth record of María Julia Mantilla –

Birth record of Maju’s father –

Marriage record of Maju’s paternal grandparents, Jubal Ulises Mantilla Zolla and María Luisa Mayer Amat –

Marriage record of Maju’s paternal great-grandparents, Pedro Isaías Mantilla Saavedra and Julia Talia Zolla Bracamonte –


Ricardo Hoyos

by stlucas on February 4, 2018

Ricardo Hoyos – 32nd Annual Young Artist Awards – Arrivals – Sportsmen’s Lodge – Studio City, CA, USA – Photo Credit: richard shotwell / PR Photos

Birth Name: Ricardo Hoyos, Jr.

Place of Birth: Alliston, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: November 27, 1995

*Peruvian, Ecuadorian (father)
*Irish, Scottish, French-Canadian (mother)

Ricardo Hoyos is a Canadian and American actor.

Ricardo is the son of Eileen and Ricardo Hoyos, Sr. Ricardo has a brother, Lucius, who is also an actor.

Ricardo’s paternal grandparents are from Peru and Ecuador. His mother is said to be of Irish, Scottish, and French-Canadian descent.


Miguel Arteta

by stlucas on December 29, 2017

Miguel Arteta – “Alexander and The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – El Capitan Theatre – Hollywood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Izumi Hasegawa /

Place of Birth: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Date of Birth: c. 1965

*Peruvian (father)
*Spanish (mother)

Miguel Arteta is a Puerto Rican film and television director.

His father is from Peru and his mother is from Spain. He has stated:

I identify myself as Puerto Rican, but with the caveat that, when I grew up here, people didn’t think of me as a Puerto Rican, because of my accent, sort of a mix of Peruvian/Spanish accents. Which is pretty different than Puerto Rican, you know.



Melissa Bolona

by stlucas on March 1, 2017

Birth Name: Melissa Susann Boloña

Place of Birth: Greenwich, Connecticut, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 28, 1989

*Peruvian [Spanish, possibly German and Cuban] (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish, Croatian and Czech (mother)

Melissa Bolona is an American actress.

She was born in Greenwich, Connecticut, and raised between New Jersey and Lima, Peru. Melissa is the daughter of Susann (Savran) Shaw and Pedro E. Boloña. Melissa’s father is Peruvian, and has Spanish, and possibly German and Cuban, ancestry. Melissa’s mother is of half Ashkenazi Jewish and half Croatian and Czech descent. She has a sister, Michele.

Melissa’s maternal grandfather was Harry G. Savran/Savron (the son of Max Savran/Savron and Bella Secular). Harry was born in Kiev, Ukraine.

Melissa’s maternal grandmother was Marie Novacich (the daughter of Franjo/Frank Novačić/Novacich and Elizabeth Sleyzak/Slazac). Marie was born in Pennsylvania. Franjo was from Ogulin, Croatia, and was the son of Franjo Novačić. Elizabeth was born in Pennsylvania, to Czech parents, Michael Slazac and Annie.


Official website –

Marriage record of Melissa’s parents –

Marriage record of Melissa’s maternal grandparents, Harry G. Savran/Savron and Marie Novacich –

Melissa’s maternal grandfather, Harry G. Savran/Savron, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Death record of Melissa’s maternal grandfather, Harry G. Savran/Savron –

Manifest record of Melissa’s maternal great-grandfather, Franjo/Frank Novačić/Novacich –

Melissa’s maternal great-grandmother, Elizabeth Sleyzak/Slazac, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Melissa’s maternal great-grandmother, Elizabeth (Sleyzak/Slazac) Novacich –

Photo by Debby Wong/


Javier Pérez de Cuéllar

by Manila on June 1, 2016

Birth Name: Javier Felipe Ricardo Pérez de Cuéllar y de la Guerra

Place of Birth: Lima, Peru

Date of Birth: January 19, 1920

Ethnicity: Peruvian (Spanish [including Andalusian, Castilian, and Extremaduran], possibly other)

Javier Pérez de Cuéllar is a Peruvian diplomat who served as the fifth Secretary-General of the United Nations, from January 1, 1982 to December 31, 1991. He was a presidential candidate for the 1995 Peruvian presidential election, but lost to Alberto Fujimori. He is the son of Ricardo Pérez de Cuéllar and Rosa de la Guerra Cevallos. He was married to Yvette Roberts and Marcela Temple Seminario.

Javier’s paternal grandparents were Manuel Pérez del Villar (the son of Joaquín Perez and Juana del Villar) and Agueda de Cuéllar y Hernández de Cisneros (the daughter of Agustín de Cuéllar y Toledo and María Hernández de Cisneros-Figueroa y Marquina). Manuel was a Spanish immigrant, from Madrid. Agustín was the son of Esteban de Cuéllar y Laso-Jurado and Maríana Josefa de Toledo y Ceballos. María was the daughter of José Hernández de Cisneros y Figueroa and María Marquina.

Javier’s maternal grandparents were ? de la Guerra and ? Cevallos.

Source: Genealogy of Javier Pérez de Cuéllar (focusing on his father’s side) –