Rossy de Palma

de Palma in 2015, photo by magicinfoto/

Birth Name: Rosa Elena García Echave

Place of Birth: Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain

Date of Birth: 16 September, 1964

Ethnicity: Spanish [Asturian], Basque

Rossy de Palma is a Spanish actress and model. She is known for her work with Pedro Almodóvar.

Rossy was born in Palma de Mallorca, the daughter of Carmen Echave and Pedro García, a bricklayer. Her father is from Asturias, and also has a Cuban ancestor. Her mother was born in Olite, Navarra, and is of mostly Asturian, and more distant Basque, descent. Both her parents have roots in Avilés, Asturias. Rossy has two children.

She has stated:

I’m quite mixed. My nose embodies the Basque part of my DNA. My parents are from Asturias and there is Celtic blood in my family.


5 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    Typo: Austrian -> Asturian

    • andrew says:

      Era solo un’errore di stampa. Gli Spagnoli non hanno origini germaniche rilevanti, a parte qualche remoto influsso barbarico.

      • andrew says:

        Eh lo so la mia dialettica è troppo complicata per chi ha fatto il “Liceo delle Scienze Umane”. Lavati le ascelle che inizia a far caldo dai.

  2. NOTREALLY says:

    Very Basque nose indeed.
    The remark about Celtic blood is funny and sad at the same time, Asturian and Galician nationalism have done unsalvageable damage to the Spanish society, they actually managed to delude their population into thinking they’re the only ones with Celtic blood in Iberia, when in reality most people all across Spain and Portugal have so called Celtic haplogroups (branches of R1b), oh well…

  3. Akwaba says:

    She stated that her father has a Cuban ancestor :
    Her mother is mostly Asturian with more distant Basque ancestry.

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