Birth Name: Gerardo Roberto Celasco Palomo
Place of Birth: Miami, Florida, U.S.
Date of Birth: April 8, 1982
*father – Italian, Swiss-German
*mother – Salvadoran, with smaller amounts of Guatemalan, English, Peruvian, French, and Mexican
Gerardo Celasco, previously billed as Adrian Bellani, is an American actor. He starred on the soap opera Passions.
His parents are from El Salvador.
Gerardo’s paternal grandfather is named Roberto Celasco. Roberto was born in Lombardy, Italy.
Gerardo’s paternal grandmother was Swiss.
Gerardo’s maternal grandfather was Roberto Palomo Salazar (the son of Roberto Palomo Sevilla and María Dolores Nicolasa Salazar Guillen). Gerardo’s grandfather Roberto was born in San Salvador, El Salvador. Gerardo’s great-grandfather Roberto was the son of Fernando Palomo G. and Guadalupe Sevilla Romero. Gerardo’s great-grandmother Dolores was the daughter of Eduardo Salazar Oyarzun and Maria Mercedes Guillen Fagoaga. Gerardo’s three times great-grandfather, Carlos de Ayllón-Salazar y Herrera, was from Lima, Peru. His four times great-grandfather, Eugenio Rascón, was from San Luis Potosí, Mexico.
Gerardo’s maternal grandmother was Lolly Meza Hill (the daughter of Manuel Meza Ayau Bernal and Alicia Hill Bernal). Manuel was the son of Rafael Meza Ayau, who was born in Guatemala, and of Ángela Bernal Barraza. A picture of Rafael and Ángela can be seen here. Gerardo’s five times great-grandfather, Pedro Vicente Ayau Esmiol, was French, from Denain. Gerardo’s great-grandmother Alicia Hill was the daughter of James Hill, who was English, and had founded a prominent coffee business in El Salvador, starting with Las Tres Puertas; and of Dolores Bernal Nájera.
Sources: Genealogy of Gerardo Celasco (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Genealogy of Gerardo’s maternal grandfather, Roberto Palomo Salazar (focusing on his own mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Obituary of Gerardo’s maternal grandmother, Lolly Meza Hill Palomo – https://www.laprensagrafica.com