Sandra Vergara

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Vergara in 2011, photo by Prphotos

Place of Birth: Barranquilla, Atlántico, Colombia

Date of Birth: September 11, 1988

Ethnicity: Colombian – Basque, Spanish [Andalusian, Asturian, Canary Islander, Cantabrian, Castilian, Extremaduran, Leonese, Valencian], Galician, possibly Catalan, remote Indigenous [Muisca], at least 1/16th Venezuelan, small amounts of French, Italian [including Venetian, Sicilian], Quechua [Indigenous Peruvian and Indigenous Ecuadorian], and Portuguese [including Azorean]

Sandra Vergara is a Colombian actress, model, and television host. She co-starred in the film Fright Night (2011). She has been a correspondent for People magazine series People (The TV Show), and a co-host and beauty expert of Yahoo!’s digital series Hook’d.

Sandra was adopted by her maternal aunt, Margarita Sofía Vergara Davila, and Margarita’s husband, Julio Enrique Vergara Robayo. Sandra is the biological cousin, and adoptive sister, of actress Sofía Vergara. Her nephew is Sofía’s son, internet personality Manolo González.

Sandra’s maternal grandfather was Hernando Vergara Galvis (the son of Alfredo Máximo Vergara Forno and Ana María Victoria Galvis Matamoros). Hernando was born in Barranquilla, Atlántico, Colombia. Alfredo was the son of Jorge Vergara Párraga and Mercedes Forno León. Mercedes was of Italian or part Italian descent. Ana María was the daughter of José Benedicto/Benedict Galvis and Victoria Matamoros.

Sandra’s maternal grandmother was Rosa Lila Dávila Barreneche (the daughter of Pedro Manuel Agustín Dávila Balti and Rosa Lila Barreneche Olaciregui). Pedro’s father, General Juan Manuel Dávila Pumarejo, was from a prominent family, and was instrumental in the building of the Northern Railroad of Colombia. His brother was industrialist José Domingo Dávila Pumarejo. His father was born in Jamaica, to Colombian parents. Pedro’s mother was Venezuelan emigrant, Maria del Carmen Auristela Balti, of Maracaibo. The surname Balti is of Italian origin. Sandra’s great-grandmother Rosa was the daughter of Camilo Ernesto Mario Barreneche Díaz Granados and María del Rosario Olaciregui y Capella.

Through her mother, Sandra is a half-second cousin, once removed, of French model and fashion designer Inès de La Fressange. Sandra’s maternal great-great-grandfather, General Juan Manuel Dávila Pumarejo, was also Inès’ maternal great-grandfather. Sandra is also a third cousin, twice removed, of Colombian president Alfonso Lopez Michelsen. Sandra’s maternal great-great-great-great-grandparents, José Domingo Pumarejo Daza and Ciríaca/Siriaca Quirós Daza, were also Alfonso’s paternal great-great-grandparents.

Sources: Genealogy of Sandra’s maternal grandfather, Hernando Vergara Galvis –

Genealogy of Sandra’s maternal grandmother, Rosa Lila Dávila Barreneche –

3 Responses

  1. Manila says:

    When I looked deeper into her ancestry, she has the following ancestries: Colombian and at least 1/16 Venezuelan [Spanish (Andalusian, Asturian, Canary Islander, Cantabrian, Castilian, Extremaduran, Leonese), Basque, Galician, possibly Catalan, remote Indigenous], small amounts of French, Italian (including Venetian), Indigenous Ecuadorian (Quechua), and Portuguese (including Azorean)

    The surname Balti is of Italian origin.

    Rosario’s first name is “María del”.

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