Lady Gaga

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Lady Gaga in 2013, photo by

Birth Name: Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta

Place of Birth: Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 28, 1986

*75% Italian [including Sicilian]
*25% mix of French, English, German, Scottish, and remote Swedish, Irish, and Dutch

Lady Gaga is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, and businessperson. She is known for her eccentric fashion and clothing. She has starred in the films Machete Kills, A Star Is Born, and House of Gucci.

She is the daughter of Cynthia Louise (Bissett), a philanthropist, activist, and entrepreneur, and Joseph Anthony Germanotta, an internet businessperson. Her mother is from Wheeling, West Virginia. Lady Gaga is of three quarters Italian descent, through her father and maternal grandmother. Lady Gaga’s maternal grandfather was of French, English, German, Scottish, and remote Swedish, Irish, and Dutch, ancestry. A picture of Lady Gaga’s mother can be seen here. Her sister is fashion designer and stylist Natali Germanotta.

Lady Gaga has pointed out similarities she shares with pop idol Madonna, including being of heavily Italian origin, starting out in the New York underground scene, and becoming famous when dying their hair blonde. The two are not related through common French-Canadian roots, despite press statements to the contrary (see here).

Lady Gaga’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her fifth great-grandfather, Giovanni Germanotta, and to his wife Antonia Leonetto.

Lady Gaga’s paternal grandfather was Joseph/Giuseppe Anthony Germanotta (the son of Antonino “Anthony” Germanotta and Rosaria “Rose” Lipari or Galipo). Joseph was born in New Jersey. Antonino, a shoemaker, was born, c. 1881, in Naso, Province of Messina, Sicily, Italy, and was the son of Francesco Germanotta and Rosaria Guerriero/Gumina. He moved to the U.S. in 1904 with Lady Gaga’s great-grandmother Rosaria, who was also born in Naso. Rosaria was a peasant, who was the daughter of Antonio Lipiari/Lipari and Benedetta Merendino.

Lady Gaga’s paternal grandmother is named Angelina/Angeline C. Calderone (who is possibly the daughter of Antonio Calderone). Angelina is of Italian descent. Lady Gaga has used the male alias Jo Calderone, after her grandmother’s name. Antonio was born in Santa Lucia del Mele, Messina, Sicily.

Lady Gaga’s maternal grandfather was Paul Douglas Bissett (the son of George Lindsey/Linsey Bissett and Sarah Ann “Sally” Leach). Paul was born in West Virginia, and had French, English, German, Scottish, and remote Swedish, Irish, and Dutch, ancestry. George was the son of John Bissett and Wilhelmina “Minnie” Burghardt. Sarah was the daughter of John Lewis/Lee Leach and Georgianna/Georgeann W. Morningstar.

Lady Gaga’s maternal grandmother is Veronica Rose Ferrie/Ferri (the daughter of Vincenzo/Giacomo “James” Ferri/Ferrie and Filomena/Fleminia G. “Minnie”/”Fannie” Campagna/Campana/Cambangnia). Veronica was born in West Virginia, to Italian parents, from Brocco, Province of Caserta, Campania, now Broccostella, Province of Frosinone, Lazio. Filomena was the daughter of Giovanni/John Campagna.

Sources: Genealogies of Lady Gaga –

Article about Lady Gaga’s Sicilian ancestry –

Obituary of Lady Gaga’s paternal grandfather, Joseph/Giuseppe Anthony Germanotta –

Obituary of Lady Gaga’s maternal grandfather, Paul Douglas Bissett –

Lady Gaga in 2010, photo by kathclick/


Curious about ethnicity

319 Responses

  1. Hadnodiner says:

    No face no music

  2. italiano90 says:

    I found this pic from when she was 18.

    She is so much more attractive with dark hair than that fake blonde she desperately clings onto.

  3. Yayoute says:

    Lady Gaga is not Venetian at all…

    • muricansareallmutts says:

      HahahahahaHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA nothing of it on her, Venetians are super light being Alpines not Semitic like her I live in Italy and her phenotype is typical of the Southern women she has just a little Sicilian side mixed to other many races like every Muricans.

  4. porkarella says:

    Another Arab claiming a race that don’t belongs to himher sorry for you, you’re not Euro only a Semitic.

    • italiano90 says:

      Nothing about her looks Arab. I think you secretly want them to look Arab because maybe you’re Arab yourself. You seem to label any American of Mediterranean descent and Latino people as “Arab”.

      • muricansareallmutts says:

        Only for you non Euros she can be Euro her face is typically Arab, Semitic from Levant from Mena countries not from Europe.
        You’re talking to a real European from Europe living here, in Italy, not to another —- Hispanic/Arab like you who claim to be someone you’re not, Italian you? Hahahaha.
        In Italy she is mistaken as Arab not like us only the Southern women of ancient Arab root have her face.
        Arabs aren’t Mediterraneans but Semitic, Levantine.
        Real Mediterraneans have totally different face on delicate Euro looking, another murican who look Mediterranean for sure is Demi Moore.
        Hispanics/Latinos have for sure Arab blood many of them look like them cause they take it from Spaniards who were ruled by Arabs for centuries.
        You’re not Euro and can’t spot races properly.
        You non Euro can’t teach me how we Euros are made in Usa and other mixed non Euro countries everybody is white means European like the non Euros Arabs and Hispanics that’s —–. For us Euros Arabs and Hispanics are not white cause they come outside Europe. White means European. Only we Euros from Europe are the only and real white and Euros. The others races not that’s the biological reality ain’t racism. That’s science.
        Have white skin natural or bleached doesn’t mean to be automatically white-Euro.
        You —– have an upside-down standard and conception of whiteness and Europeanness that’s why you look so different to us Euros cause you’re super mixed to other races to non Euros too. Not only colors make race but features too.
        In fact “white” muricans and others fake whites have very different weird and exotic looking for us Euros.

        • andrew says:


          He has probably never seen an Arab in his life nor he knows what is

          • muricansareallmutts says:

            For you Arabs are Euros and nordic don’t you remember the nonsense you wrote in the past?
            You another non Euro who can’t distinguish races.
            Can’t say she’s Euro with such face.

          • andrew says:

            As the user Italiano90 you secretly want them (anybody in this site) to look Arab because maybe you’re Arab yourself.

            I actually said nothing you claim I did, just that Mohamed Hadid is not a typical Arab as his DNA test confirm.

          • muricansareallmutts says:

            Hadid isn’t fully Euro like his children he has the typical semitic nose and eye shape the two things I immediately notice on his face his children especially Gigi are much less Euro looking and much more exotic than him.

          • andrew says:

            Mr.Hadid is from an upper class Levantine family. Hence he is of mixed Middle Eastern/European background as his DNA test and look confirm.

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