by ethnic on August 13, 2010

Birth Name: Tula Paulinea Contostavlos

Place of Birth: Camden, London, England

Date of Birth: 13 July, 1988

*Greek Cypriot (father)
*Irish (mother)

Tulisa, also known as Tulisa Contostavlos, is a British singer, songwriter, actress, and television personality. Her father, Plato “Steve” Contostavlos, is of Greek Cypriot descent, and was a member of the band Mungo Jerry. Her mother, Ann M. Byrne, is of Irish ancestry, and was a member of the band Jeep.

Tulisa’s paternal grandfather is Spiros Contostavlos.

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Manila October 1, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Tulisa’s paternal grandfather is Spiros Contostavlos.

Manila October 1, 2015 at 6:26 pm

Steve’s real name is Plato. Tulisa’s mother’s name should be Ann M. Byrne.


ashash October 1, 2015 at 12:52 am

Greek Cypriots actually have more Middle Eastern DNA than all other populations from Europe.

ashash October 1, 2015 at 12:54 am

Including Sicilians and Ashkenazi Jews.

Princess June 14, 2014 at 1:32 am

She’s overrated. Fake tan and a lot of plastic surgery. Anyone could be beautiful if they got plastic surgery like her.

hanna January 11, 2014 at 1:15 pm

shawn she looks very greek,like a typical greek girl i live in Greece so i should know

Shawn January 10, 2014 at 9:47 am

Doesn’t look very Greek…

scott December 28, 2013 at 10:59 pm

you should put

*Greek Cypriot (Father)
*Irish (Mother)

Crates January 13, 2013 at 4:10 pm

looks Irish

mariian93 November 9, 2012 at 11:32 am

she seems exactly as she should be. Her irish father or mother has probably blue eyes, blond hair and white skin and her cypriot father or mother is darker than her mother and has green or brown eyes, dark hair and darker skin than the irish part without being really dark, beacause greeks are WHITE people, you just have to see old greek paintings and sculptures to realise that….So the mixture is the result of that physical traits. She has blue eyes and white skin if you remove the artificial tan and some exotic factions like her nose which shows her greek background.

smiley November 16, 2012 at 4:17 am

Why do you think her Irish parent would have blond hair?
Blond is the least common color in Ireland. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Irish#Hair.2C_skin_and_eye_color_statistics_in_Ireland_circa_1940s
The most common phenotype in the british isles is dark hair, fair skin, and blue eyes.

Alice December 30, 2012 at 4:53 am

Smiley have you been to Ireland? Blond and light brown hair is a lot higher than 5%. That’s ridiculously low. Blond hair is a minority in most countries and most of the Irish have brown hair but blond hair would not be unusual.
Here are some random crowd photos. They don’t look that dark to me.

Alice December 30, 2012 at 5:09 am

Here are some pictures of different Irish camogie teams from various counties in Ireland.
Fair or blond hair is not that unusual. I’ve posted group photos to not just randomly pick people.

Alice December 30, 2012 at 5:35 am

Just thought I would add the male hurling team from Borrisoleigh where the girls in the first picture are from.

Alice December 30, 2012 at 6:05 am

By the above photos I’m just trying to show that blond hair is not that rare in countries like Ireland. If you went by the internet you would believe that blond hair is non existent in Ireland. If blond hair is supposedly so rare in a place like Ireland what must it be in more southern European countries?

smiley February 4, 2013 at 5:15 pm

You yourself said most Irish have brown hair. The comment I was responding to said that her Irish parent would probably have blond hair. Of course I know it’s possible for Irish people to have blond hair. Read the comment I was responding to. Also instead of posting pictures you should post some sort of statistic because hair color can also vary in different parts of the country.

Affellay December 4, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Cypriot people dont always look alike greeks, therefore her dad might not have black hair or dark skin because there are cypriots who are for instance blue-eyed, fair-haired and even light-skinned…

mariian93 December 26, 2012 at 9:10 am

I’ve been in ireland before and i know how they looks like, but i’m just saying that her irish part in particular is blond, because of her mixture appareance, in any case i said “irish are ALL blond”, but it’s true that they are mostly really white and their eyes are commonly blue or green on the contrary of her cypriot background which is like i said PROBABLY darker than the irish.

hanna January 17, 2014 at 9:54 am

actually her mom is irish and she has dark features and her dad is greek and has green eyes and blonde hair-Plato contostavlos

Mena April 5, 2012 at 4:58 am

She looks mixed.. Its obvious she has Northern European in her..

Germanchick67 February 20, 2014 at 2:39 pm

are you an idiot? what is this ”mixed” shit? she’s greek-irish,she’s full white! open a book for your sake!

Marka March 4, 2012 at 12:09 pm

She is full european. seriously what is this? greeks are european! Im and white!

AnonymousPerson January 10, 2014 at 10:28 am

I know. Some people are so stupid. Greece is in Europe, and they are considered white people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Alexander February 29, 2012 at 12:33 am

She looks more Irish

sonic February 21, 2012 at 11:54 pm




metua January 29, 2012 at 11:30 am

Yes the Georgia girl im guessing that the one your on about yeah Georgia is way darker then Tulisa and they both have Irish mothers Greek fathers i was just saying how the have same ethnicty but Georgia Salpa is way darker then Tulisa that just genetics i guess.

Sofia January 29, 2012 at 7:22 am

Greek Cypriots tend to be darker than Greeks due to the Arabic influence throughout their history. She is actually considered very light for a Greek Cypriot.

metua December 3, 2011 at 8:45 am

Wow she is Irish and Greek there is another Irish model i seen that is half Irish half Greek and she is way darker than Tulisa everyone different i suppose i love Tulisa she so down to earth,Tulisa picture as u do not have one so u can see the difference.. http://image.bruce-juice.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/22/tulisa-contostavlos-alto-london-10th-june-2010/03652_TulisaContostavlos_AltoLondon10thJune20104_122_719lo.jpg
This is Georgia Salpa the other girl I was talking about,,http://mentalitymagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/georgia_salpa-41.jpg

Mac January 17, 2012 at 6:40 pm

wow she’s half irish ??? She looks even dark for a Greek ! She looks like an average arab more

skulld January 5, 2013 at 7:36 am

Greek DNA still the same since antiquity. They don’t have arab ‘influence’ and only because they are darker than germans or scandinavians, for example, it doesn’t mean they aren’t caucasians. For me, facial features are more important than skin tone.

hanna January 15, 2014 at 5:35 am

Well said…White comes in many shades the facial stracture tho it’s different and when someone is mixed you can tell

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