Paulina Rubio

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Rubio in 2010, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Paulina Susana Rubio Dosamantes

Place of Birth: Mexico City, Mexico

Date of Birth: 17 June, 1971

Ethnicity: Galician Spanish and Mexican [Spanish, Indigenous], possibly distant Italian

Paulina Rubio is a Mexican singer, actress, television music series judge, model, hostess, and businessperson. She was a member of pop group Timbiriche. She is nicknamed “The Golden Girl” and the “Queen of Latin Pop.”

She is the daughter of Susana Dosamantes (born María del Perpetuo Socorro Guadalupe Susana Rul Riestra), an actress, and Enrique Rubio González. Her father is of Galician Spanish descent. Her mother was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, and had Spanish and Indigenous Mexican ancestry. She has a son with her former husband, Spanish entrepreneur Nicolás Vallejo-Nágera; and a son with her former partner Gerardo Bazúa.

Paulina’s paternal grandfather was surnamed Rubio.

Paulina’s paternal grandmother was surnamed González.

Paulina’s maternal grandfather was named Mario Dosamantes Rul (the son of [probably Jesús] Dosamantes, and of a woman surnamed Rul). Mario was born in Villa De Guadelupe Hgo.

Paulina’s maternal grandmother was María Elena Susana Riestra Alcaraz (the daughter of José Salvador Riestra Dávila and María Micaela Alcaraz Brambila). Paulina’s grandmother María was born in Guadalajara. Paulina’s great-grandmother María may have had some Italian ancestry.

Sources: Immigration index of Paulina’s maternal grandfather, Mario Dosamantes Rul –

Immigration index of Paulina’s maternal grandmother, María Elena Susana Riestra Alcaraz –

Death certificate of Paulina’s maternal grandmother, María Elena Riestra Alcaraz –


Curious about ethnicity

11 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    She definitely has some Italian ancestry from “Brambila” line, that is a very common surname from Lombardy, originally spelled “Brambilla”.

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