Birth Name: Paola Turbay
Place of Birth: Houston, Harris, Texas, U.S.
Date of Birth: November 29, 1970
Ethnicity: Colombian (Spanish [Andalusian, Asturian, Canary Islander, Castilian, Extremaduran], 1/8th Lebanese, Basque, Cantabrian, Galician, Indigenous [Muisca] ancestry), remote Indigenous Peruvian [Quechua]
Paola Turbay is an American-Colombian actress, model, beauty queen, and television presenter. She was Miss Colombia in 1991.
Paola is the daughter of Helena Gómez Pardo and Gabriel Julio Turbay Bernal. She is a great-niece of Julio César Turbay Ayala, former President of Colombia, who was her paternal grandfather’s brother. Her father is of one quarter Lebanese descent.
Paola is married to Alejandro Estrada, and has two children.
Paola’s paternal grandfather was Aníbal Turbay Ayala (the son of Antonio Amin Turbay and Rosaria Ayala Hernández). Anibal was born in Bogotá, Bogotá, Distrito Capital, Colombia. Her brother, Julio César Turbay Ayala, served as the 25th President of Colombia, from 1978 to 1982. He also held the positions of Foreign Minister and Ambassador to the U.S. Antonio was born in Tannourine, Lebanon. Rosaria was born in San Juan de Rioseco, Cundinamarca, Colombia, the daughter of Ildefonso Ayala and Andrea Hernández.
Paola’s paternal grandmother is named Beatriz Bernal.
Paola’s maternal grandfather was Hernando Gómez Vesga (the son of Juan Carlos Antonio Gómez Plata and Rosa Tulia Vesga Tristancho). Hernando was born in Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia. Juan Carlos Antonio was the son of Clímaco Eliseo Gómez Prada and María Eusebia Herminia Plata Serrano. Rosa Tulia was the daughter of Ramón Vesga Pinilla and María Purificación Tristancho Sarmiento.
Paola’s maternal grandmother was Helena Pardo Guerrero (the daughter of Luis Enrique Pardo Calderón and Lucía Guerrero). Helena was born in Bogotá. Luis Enrique was the son of José del Patrocinio Pardo and Josefa Calderón.
Sources: Genealogy of Paola Turbay – https://www.geni.com
Genealogy of Paola’s father – http://www.genealogiasdecolombia.co