Christina Aguilera

Aguilera in 2010, image via DFree/

Birth Name: Christina María Aguilera

Place of Birth: Staten Island, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 18, 1980

*father – Ecuadorian, including Spanish [Andalusian, Castilian, Extremaduran, Leonese], Galician, likely around one eighth Swedish, remote Indigenous Quechua
*mother – English, with smaller amounts (to varying degrees) of German, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, French, Welsh, and Dutch

Christina Aguilera is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and television personality. She starred in the film Burlesque. She is also known as Xtina, Baby Jane, and the “Voice of a Generation.”

Her father, Fausto Wagner Xavier Aguilera Monge, was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, of Spanish [Andalusian, Castilian, Extremaduran, Leónese], Galician, likely around one eighth Swedish, and remote Indigenous [Quechua], descent. Her mother, Shelly Loraine (Fidler), was born in Pennsylvania, and has English, and smaller amounts (to varying degrees) of German, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, French, Welsh, and Dutch ancestry. A picture of young Christina and her father and sister can be seen here.

Christina has a son, Max Bratman, with her former husband, producer Jordan Bratman; and a daughter, Summer, with her fiancé Matthew Rutler.

Christina’s mother has said:

Fausto [Christina’s father] and I both have brown hair. And as for why Christina’s came out blonde, well, the Aguilera side of the family says that they believe she got it from Fausto’s deceased brother Walter, who was blonde haired with blue eyes (see guys!! And he was 100% Latino!!). It’s not as uncommon as people seem to want make it out to be.

Christina’s paternal grandfather was Fausto Aguilera Calderón (the son of José Antonio Aguilera Masías and Zoila Cristina Calderón Petterson). Fausto was born in Quito, Distrito Metropolitano de Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador. Zoila was the daughter of Rodolfo Calderón Usubillaga and Cristina/Christina Petterson/Peterson Bauman/Bowman, who was evidently born in Sweden.

Christina’s paternal grandmother was Edna María Monge Verduga (the daughter of César Monge Serrano and María Lucrecia Verduga Zambrano). Edna was born in Manabi, Ecuador. César was the son of Bruno Fidel Francisco Monge Carrasco and Josefina Serrano Valdivieso. Christina’s paternal four times great-grandfather, José Félix Valdivieso, was a politician, who served as mayor of Quito, and as de facto President of Ecuador, from 1834 and 1835, among other duties.

Christina’s maternal grandfather was Lowell Marley Fidler (the son of Marlie Alfred Fidler and Pluma Violet Osburn). Lowell was born in West Virginia. Marlie was the son of Minor Lough Fidler and Ivy Luvela/V. Wyant/Wiant. Pluma was the daughter of Emory Porter Osburn and Emma Louise Radcliff.

Christina’s maternal grandmother was Delcie Mable/Mabel Dunfee (the daughter of Primrose Calvin Dunfee and Bertha Mae Allen). Delcie was born in Pennsylvania. Primrose was the son of Oliver D. Dunfee and Elizabeth Josephine Holland. Bertha was the daughter of Joseph Earl Allen and Mary Elizabeth Brownlee.

Sources: Genealogies of Christina Aguilera –

Obituary of Christina’s paternal grandfather, Fausto Aguilera –

Obituary of Christina’s paternal grandmother, Edna Maria (Monge Verduga) Aguilera –

Genealogies of Christina’s maternal grandparents, Lowell Marley Fidler and Delcie Mable/Mabel Dunfee –


Curious about ethnicity

299 Responses

  1. Blahby says:

    Christina definitely has some bit of Andean Native admixture, but she is very obviously Northern and Southern European.

  2. yolanda007 says:

    its shocking how white she looks since her father is a dark ecuadorian man. her children are technically mixed too.

  3. Nathan M says:

    Why do some people talk as if latino is an ethnicity

  4. Gavinboi says:

    I was just wondering, what is the reason for the custom of Latin Americans having their nationalities considered their ethnicities? We don’t list someone ‘American [German, Irish, Italian]’.

  5. danishcookie7 says:

    Her father

    Very obviously not a “brown” man. He looks castizo at most. Christina looks 100% European.

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