Lea Salonga

Lea Salonga at the 5th Annual "A Fine Romance" Benefit Gala, 20t

Salonga in 2010, photo by s_bukley/Bigstock.com

Birth Name: Maria Lea Carmen Imutan Salonga

Place of Birth: Ermita, Manila, Philippines

Date of Birth: February 22, 1971

Ethnicity: Filipino [Kapampangan, Tagalog]

Lea Salonga is a Filipino singer and actress. She provided the singing voice of Princess Jasmine in the film Aladdin (1992).

She is the daughter of Feliciano Genuino Salonga and Ligaya Alcantara Imutan. Lea is married to Chinese-Japanese managing director Robert Charles Chien, with whom she has a daughter.

Lea is a first cousin, once removed, of Canadian actress, model, and entrepreneur Shay Mitchell.

Lea’s paternal grandfather was Feliciano Salonga y Peña (the son of Hilario Salonga and Roberta Peña). Feliciano was born in Porac, Pampanga.

Lea’s paternal grandmother was Florentina Pingul Genuino (the daughter of Pioquinto Genuino and Eduvijes Pingul). Florentina was born in Porac, Pampanga.

Lea’s maternal grandfather was Leocadio Villacosta Imutan (the son of Agatón Imutan and Magdalena Villacosta). Leocadio was born in San Rafael, Bulacan.

Lea’s maternal grandmother was Carmen Malhabour Alcantara (the daughter of Mariano Alcántara and Perpetua Malhabour). Carmen was born in Sampaloc, Manila.

Her Filipino ethnicity includes Kapampangan, from her father’s side, and Tagalog, from her maternal grandfather’s side. However, her maternal grandmother’s side is unknown; she may have been of Hiligaynon or Waray descent.

Sources: https://twitter.com

Genealogy of Lea Salonga – http://gma7powers.tumblr.com

Birth record of Lea’s maternal grandmother, Carmen Malhabour Alcantara – https://familysearch.org

8 Responses

  1. Manila says:

    I have found Lea Salonga’s maternal grandmother Carmen Malhabour Alcantara’s birth record: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939F-GMDC-H

    Her mother’s name was Perpetua Malhabour, not Enriqueta. Her ethnicity is unclear if she was Hiligaynon or Waray because her birthplace is listed as Iloilo, Leyte which is nonsense.

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