Birth Name: María Isabel Preysler Arrastia
Place of Birth: Manila, Philippines
Date of Birth: 18 February, 1951
Ethnicity: Spanish, Filipino [Kapampangan], possibly distant Austrian
Isabel Preysler is a Spanish and Filipino journalist, socialite, and television host. Her ancestry is Spanish and Kapampangan Filipino, with possible, distant, Austrian roots.
She is the daughter of Carlos Pérez de Tagle Preysler, the executive director of Philippine Airlines, and María Beatriz Arrastia y Reynares, who owned a real estate company. Isabel has five children: three, including singer, songwriter, and actor Enrique Iglesias, with her former husband, Spanish singer and songwriter Julio Iglesias; a daughter, socialite and television personality Tamara Falcó, with her former husband, Marquis of Griñón, Carlos Falcó; and a daughter with her former husband, Spanish finance minister Miguel Boyer, to whom she was married until his death.
Isabel’s paternal grandfather was Don Fausto Preysler y Moreno (the son of Don Joaquín Preysler/Preisler Cernuda and Doña Natalia Moreno Ravelo). Fausto was born in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, Cagayan Valley, Philippines. Joaquín and Natalia were born in Cádiz, Cádiz, Andalusia, Spain. Joaquín was the son of Don Joaquín Preysler/Preisler Moreno and Doña Josefa Cernuda Cuervo. Natalia was the daughter of Don José Moreno and Doña Joaquina Ravelo.
Isabel’s paternal grandmother was María Carmen Pérez de Tagle Pastor (the daughter of Don Benito Pérez de Tagle y Mijares and Doña Carmen Pastor Teves). Isabel’s grandmother María was born in Dumaguete, Negros Oriental, Central Visayas, Philippines. Benito was the son of Don Luciano Pérez de Tagle y Torres and Doña Máxima Mijares Vda. Mijares y Morillo. Isabel’s great-grandmother Carmen was the daughter of Don Manuel Pastor y Landero, who was born in Cádiz, Andalusia, Spain, and of Doña Eugenia Teves y Villamil.
Isabel’s maternal grandfather was José Salgado Arrastia (the son of Don Valentín Arrastia Roncal and Francisca Serrano Salgado). Valentín was born in Allo, Navarra, Spain, the son of Justo Arrastia Remírez and Crispula Jacoba Roncal Aramendia. Francisca was the daughter of Don José Salgado Tan-Ayco and Doña Juana Serrano Montemayor.
Isabel’s maternal grandmother was named Teodorica Reinares.
Isabel’s maternal grandfather, José Salgado Arrastia, was also a paternal great-grandfather of American actor Steven R. McQueen, making Isabel and Steven half-first cousins, once removed.
Genealogy of Isabel Preysler – https://www.geni.com
Her daughter, Tamara Falcó, is a socialite and television personality
So her Austrian ancestry is verified but Enrique’s is just “possible”? One of the pages should be changed.
By the way, the link on Enrique’s name is to Julio Iglesias’ page.
From her Wiki profile in Spanish:
“Descendía de españoles afincados en Alemania y cercanos a la corte alemana del rey emperador Carlos V, que emigraron a España, y que a su vez, unos pocos, se trasladaron a Filipinas, cuando ésta era colonia española”
Why do you keep citing Wikipedias? I can change them the moment you cite them.
delete this link: http://www.geocities.ws/preyslerphil/FamilyTree.pdf
specify that his father was of Spanish descent and her mother of Spanish and Filipino desccnt. She is also related to:
Are we sure that her father was of entirely Spanish ancestry? Maybe Manila knows?
it seems so.
the wikipedia citation is taken from El Mundo:
it means: Carlos Preysler was descended from Spaniards settled at the German Court of Carlos V who, after returning to Spain at the beginning of the 19th century, emigrated to the Philippines years later
Of course he had Spanish ancestry, but that doesn’t mean that he was of fully Spanish descent after several generations in the Philippines.
I read that her father was of Spanish descent and her mother of mixed Spanish/Basque (having roots in Navarra) and Indigenous Kapampangan on Spanish-language sites. Her father and grandfather on the Geni.com pictures look Spanish.