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 and Baby Jane.
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 daughter, Summer, with her partner, Matthew Rutler, and a son, Max Bratman, with her former husband, producer Jordan Bratman.
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 – http://gw.geneanet.org
Obituary of Christina’s paternal grandfather, Fausto Aguilera – http://www.silive.com
Obituary of Christina’s paternal grandmother, Edna Maria (Monge Verduga) Aguilera – http://www.silive.com
Genealogies of Christina Aguilera (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
More of Christina’s mother’s lines – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogies of Christina’s maternal grandparents, Lowell Marley Fidler and Delcie Mable/Mabel Dunfee – https://www.findagrave.com
Genealogy of Christina’s maternal grandmother, Delcie Mable/Mabel Dunfee (through Delcie’s sister, Pearl Dunfee) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
its shocking how white she looks since her father is a dark ecuadorian man. her children are technically mixed too.
There is no definition of the term ‘dark’ that would describe her father’s skin. What are you talking about?
Why do some people talk as if latino is an ethnicity
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]’.
Most likely because of the prevalence of admixture from local tribal populations.
Very obviously not a “brown” man. He looks castizo at most. Christina looks 100% European.
I have never seen this picture of him before.
Christina does have a little Amerindian admixture.