Fiorella Mattheis

Mattheis in 2018, photo by kathclick/

Birth Name: Fiorella Gelli Mattheis

Place of Birth: Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Date of Birth: 10 February, 1988

*father – German, distant French
*mother – Italian, possibly other

Fiorella Mattheis is a Brazilian actress, model, television presenter, and entrepreneur. She is the founder and CEO of startup Gringa.

Her father is race car driver Andreas Mattheis, who is mostly of German descent. His Colin line can be traced to Jean Julie Colin, who was born, c. 1778, in Chalezeule, Doubs, Franche-Comté, France. Her mother is likely of at least half Italian descent. Among her siblings and half-siblings is race car driver Rodolpho Mattheis. Fiorella is married to Roberto Marinho Neto.

Fiorella’s paternal grandfather was Hermann Mattheis (the son of Otto Mattheis and Martha Alexandra Loewe). Hermann was born in Rio de Janeiro. Otto was born in Germany, the son of Theodor Mattheis and Julia. Martha was born in Rio de Janeiro, the daughter of Wilhelm “Guilherme” Loewe and Henriqueta, who were of German descent.

Fiorella’s paternal grandmother was Ingrid Frank (the daughter of Ricardo Paulo Frank/Franz and Martha/Marta Colin). Ingrid was born in Rio de Janeiro. Ricardo was born in Germany, the son of Carlos Frank/Franz and Bertha. Martha was born in Santa Catarina, the daughter of Emil Rudolph Ernst “Ernesto” Colin, whose parents were from Germany, and of Frida Christine Anna Mathilde Mella Heeren, whose parents were also German.

Fiorella’s maternal grandfather was named Gilberto Gelli (the son of Aldo Gelli and Nair). Aldo was the son of Filippo Gelli, who was born in Comacchio, province of Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy, and of Zaira Cinti.

Fiorella’s maternal grandmother is named Terezinha.

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