Birth Name: Maria da Graça Meneghel
Place of Birth: Santa Rosa, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Date of Birth: 27 March, 1963
Ethnicity: Brazilian [Polish, Italian, Portuguese, possibly other]
Xuxa Meneghel is a Brazilian television host, film actress, singer, model, and businessperson. Her shows have been broadcast in Portuguese, English, and Spanish worldwide. She is a two-time winner of the Latin Grammy Award for Best Children’s Album, and is also known for her epithet, “Queen of the Shorties.”
Xuxa is the daughter of Luiz Floriano Meneghel and Alda Flores da Rocha. She is married to actor and singer Junno Andrade. She has a daughter, actress, model, and athlete Sasha Meneghel, with her former husband, actor Luciano Szafir.
Xuxa has Polish, Portuguese, and Italian ancestry, the latter from the town of Imer, in the Autonomous Province of Trento. Her great-grandfather emigrated to Brazil at the end of the nineteenth century. In 2013, Xuxa obtained Italian citizenship by descent.
Xuxa’s paternal grandfather is Eduardo Meneghel (whose father was Italian).
Xuxa’s paternal grandmother is Carolina Maliska (the daughter of Francisco Maliska and Julia Romanowski). Francisco was born in Poland, and was the son of Robert Maliska. Julia was born in Germany, the daughter of Felix Romanowski and Anna Alessandrovich.
Xuxa’s maternal grandparents are Agenor Flores da Rocha and Olivia Joner.
A picture of Xuxa’s mother and maternal grandmother can be seen here.
Sources: http://www.worldlibrary.org (in Portuguese)
Birth certificate of Xuxa Meneghel – https://xuxarainhaencantada.files.wordpress.com
Article about Xuxa’s maternal grandmother, Olivia Joner – http://babado.ig.com.br