Nuno Bettencourt

Rihanna's Album Launch Party at Brixton Academy on November 18, 2009

Bettencourt in 2009, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Nuno Duarte Gil Mendes Bettencourt

Place of Birth: Praia da Vitória, Terceira, Azores, Portugal

Date of Birth: 20 September, 1966

Ethnicity: Azorean Portuguese

Nuno Bettencourt is a Portuguese-American guitarist, singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is the lead guitarist of American rock band Extreme.

Nuno is the son of Aureolina (da Cunha Gil de Ávila) and Ezequiel Mendes Bettencourt. His brother is musician, songwriter, and music producer Luís Gil Bettencourt. His family moved to Hudson, Massachusetts, U.S., when he was four. Nuno has two children, including actress Bebe Bettencourt, with his wife, Australian singer and songwriter Suze DeMarchi.

Nuno’s maternal grandfather was named Manuel Gil de Ávila.

Nuno’s maternal grandmother was named Firmina da Cunha.

10 Responses

  1. jonasbsjr says:

    now thats a portuguese man with considerable moorish influence, interesting portuguese people from the azores are usually darker than mainland portuguese natives, since theres no indigenous azorian peoples, must be a matter of coincidence that the majority of portuguese people with moorish influence departed from the mainland towards the azores

    • andrew says:

      Sorry, but just a misleading pic to fool ingenuous people like you. He is just a regular long-headed, slender, Mediterranean looking Portuguese. I could see him as Greek also.

      • andrew says:

        Jack Black is a shortish fat guy…nothing Mediterranean about him. Affleck yes has Med influence like a good chunk of British Isles/Western European descendants, but generally called “Atlantid” given the Northern influence as well.

      • andrew says:

        You are as ingenuous as the other nutcase of @jonasbettencourt.

      • andrew says:

        Secondo me te hai problemi alla vista, o sarai mica per caso rossa di capelli che vedi il resto del mondo come Arabo?

      • jonasbsjr says:

        IMAO an american calling anyone ingenuous gotta be the most ironic thing ever… Just a quick reminder that you guys think that Pedro Pascal is a ”person of colour”, while John Torturro is widely considered a full white man with pure italian ancestry…No, thats not a misleading picture, and no he is not a ”He is just a regular long-headed, slender, Mediterranean looking Portuguese”, cuz, first of all, PORTUGUESE PEOPLE ARE NOT MEDITERRANEAN AND THEY DON’T LOOK LIKE THEM, whatever ”med-looking” means, in case you dont know, the countries around the med-sea are wildly different from each other, with incredible diversity, and also Portugual is not a med-country, is atlantic like the brittsh isles(have you ever looked at the map? LOL). So to say such thing you have to be the ingenuous one, also there’s not enough mixing with spaniards to suggest the portuguese are somehow also ”ethnically” med. Nuno is clearly one of the few MOORISH influenced portugueses in present day, average portuguese is not like him at all, classic portuguese phenotype varys from something like footballer Bruno Fernandes, to late singer Roberto Leal. The Portuguese are nearly, mostly, unmixed celtiberian people, many scots, welsh, and the irish resemble so much southern euros, especially the portuguese, cuz they are all the result of ancient indo-european tribes that, for the large part, remained unmixed with other euro ethnicities.

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