Maria Fernanda Cândido
Birth Name: Maria Fernanda Cândido Gomes (likely)
Place of Birth: Londrina, Paraná, Brazil
Date of Birth: 21 May, 1974
*25% Brazilian [Portuguese, possibly other]
Maria Fernanda Cândido is a Brazilian actress, television presenter, and model.
She is the daughter of Agda (Malvezi) and José Reginaldo Cândido. She is married to French businessperson Petrit Spahija, with whom she has two children.
Three of her grandparents were of Italian descent. She has said:
The funny thing is that I use Cândido in my name, which is the only Brazilian part of the family.
Maria’s paternal grandfather was named José Cândido Gomes (the son of Faustino Cândido Gomes and Maria Augusta). José was born in Minas Gerais.
Maria’s paternal grandmother was Tomázia/Tomásia “Mázia” Guiraldelli (the daughter of Thomaz/Thomas/Tomaz Guiraldelli/Ghirardelli and Ana Pascoalina/Pascoalini). Tomázia was born in Minas Gerais. Thomaz was born in Minas Gerais, to Italian parents, Innocencio Guiraldelli/Ghirardelli and Pierina Zaghi. Ana was born in Minas Gerais, and was also of Italian descent.
Maria’s maternal grandfather was Laurindo Malvezi (the son of Guido Malvezi/Malvesi and Rosa Zecchi). Laurindo was born in São Paulo. Guido was born in São Paulo, the son of Guilherme Malvezi and Paschoa Massa. Rosa was born in São Paulo, the daughter of Giuseppe “José” Zecchi and Ana Rosanti.
Maria’s maternal grandmother was Aparecida Bortholassi (the daughter of Albino Bortolazzi and Margarida Jacobini). Aparecida was born in São Paulo. Albino was born in Italy, the son of Serafino “Seraphim” Bortolazzi and Rosa Masotto/Masotti, who were from Cadidavid, Verona. Margarida was born in São Paulo, to Italian parents, also from Verona, Angelo Giacobini and Josephina Colognese.