Santiago Cabrera

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Cabrera in 2012, photo by Prphotos

Place of Birth: Caracas, Venezuela

Date of Birth: 5 May, 1978

Ethnicity: Chilean [Spanish, Basque, small amounts of French and Belgian/Flemish, as well as approximately 1/32 English, 1/64th Irish, 1/64th German, possibly other]

Santiago Cabrera is a Chilean actor.

Santiago was born in Caracas, Venezuela, to Chilean parents, Pedro Pablo Cabrera Gaete and Cecilia Pérez Walker. His father was a prominent diplomat, who served as Ambassador to the U.K., from 1999 to 2000, Ambassador to the Russian Federation, from 2000 to 2004, Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, from 2004 to 2006, and Ambassador to the Holy See, from 2006 to 2010, among other duties. His uncle (mother’s brother), Ignacio Pérez Walker, was a Senator in Chile.

Santiago spent much of his childhood internationally, including England, Romania, Canada, and Spain, later living in Chile. Santiago is also a British citizen. He is married to theatre director Anna Marcea, with whom he has a son.

Santiago’s parents are from upper-class Chilean families. His ancestry includes Spanish, Basque, small amounts of French and Belgian/Flemish, as well as approximately 1/32 English, 1/64th Irish, 1/64th German, and possibly other. He has ancestors who lived in Peru.

His great-great-great-great-grandfather was John Thomond O’Brien, an army officer, born in Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow, Ireland, who fought in the Chilean War of Independence. One of his distant ancestors, Francisco Ibáñez de Peralta, was the Royal Governor of Chile, from 1700 to 1709.

Santiago is a fifth cousin, once removed, of football coach Manuel Pellegrini. Santiago’s great-great-great-great-grandmother, María Ignacia Isidora Zegers Montenegro (known as Isidora Zegers), was also the five times great-grandmother of Manuel Pellegrini. María Ignacia Isidora was a prominent artist and composer in Chile; she was born in Madrid, Spain, and was the daughter of Juan Francisco Zegers Durás, who was born, c. 1781, in France, and of Florencia Montenegro Rodríguez de Toledo, who was born, c. 1785, in Madrid. The Zegers family are Flemish Belgians.

Santiago’s paternal grandfather was Gonzalo Antonio Cabrera Bouey (the son of Jose Luis Cabrera Montalva and Ana Bouey Savagnac). Jose was the son of Fernando Cabrera Gacitua, a politician, and of Beatriz Montalva Martinez.

Santiago’s paternal grandmother was Rosa Ester Gaete Vergara (the daughter of Jorge Gaete Rojas and Blanca Vergara Torres). Jorge was the son of José Gabriel Gaete Rios and Rita Rojas Huneeus. Blanca was the daughter of Carlos Alfredo Vergara Silva and Ana Luisa Torres Larrañaga.

Santiago’s maternal grandfather was Clemente Pérez Zañartu (the son of Osvaldo Pérez Valdés and María Luisa Zañartu Íñiguez). Clemente was born in Santiago, Chile, and served as Chilean ambassador to Vatican City in the 1960s. Osvaldo was the son of Osvaldo Pérez Sánchez and Cristina Valdés O’Brien. María Luisa’s father was Aníbal Zañartu Zañartu, who was Vice President of Chile, in 1901, as well as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Colonization, from 1885 to 1886, and a three time Minister of the Interior, from 1885 to 1886, 1887 to 1888, and in 1896. He was a relative, to some degree, of two Presidents of Chile, Federico Errázuriz Zañartu (1871-1876) and Federico Errázuriz Echaurren (1896-1901). María Luisa’s mother, Santiago’s great-great-grandmother, was Amelia Íñiguez Vicuña.

Santiago’s maternal grandmother was Teresa Walker Concha (the daughter of Horacio Walker Larraín and Teresa Concha Cazotte). Teresa was born in Santiago, Chile. Horacio served as Minister of Justice, in 1931, and Minister of Foreign Affairs, from 1950 to 1951. He was the son of Joaquín Eduardo Walker Martinez, who served as President of the Chamber of Deputies of Chile, from 1896 to 1897, and of Elisa Larraín Alcalde. Santiago’s great-grandmother Teresa was the daughter of Enrique Santiago Concha Jiménez Lobatón Subercaseaux and María Teresa Cazotte Alcalde.

Santiago’s great-grandfather Horacio Walker Larraín was also the paternal grandfather of politicians Ignacio Walker, who served as Foreign Minister of Chile, from 2004 to 2006, Patricio Walker, who served as President of the Chamber of Deputies of Chile, from 2007 to 2008, and as President of the Senate, from 2015 to 2016, and Matías Walker, a Deputy. This makes Santiago a first cousin, once removed, of Ignacio, Patricio, and Matías.

Santiago’s matrilineal line can be traced to Úrsula Pérez de Guzmán y Ponce de León y Bendesú, who was born, c. 1674, in Concepción, VIII Región, Chile.

Sources: Genealogy of Santiago Cabrera (through his brother, Pedro) – https://www.geni.com

Genealogies of Santiago’s paternal great-grandparents, Jorge Gaete Rojas and Blanca Vergara Torres – http://www.genealogiachilenaenred.cl

Genealogies of Santiago’s maternal grandparents, Clemente Pérez Zañartu and Teresa Walker Concha – http://www.genealogiachilenaenred.cl

Genealogy of Santiago’s maternal great-grandparents, Osvaldo Pérez Valdés and María Luisa Zañartu Íñiguez – http://www.genealog.cl

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15 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    Genealogy of Santiago’s paternal great-grandparents, Jorge Gaete Rojas and Blanca Vergara Torres: http://www.genealogiachilenaenred.cl/gcr/IndividualPage.aspx?ID=I97267

    So Santiago’s paternal 5th great-grandparents, Juan Francisco Zegers Durás, who was born, c. 1781, in France, and Florencia Montenegro Rodríguez de Toledo, who was born, c. 1785, in Madrid, Spain, were also Manuel Pellegrini’s maternal 4th great-grandparents. The daughter of this couple, María Ignacia Isidora Zegers Montenegro, married two different men: Jorge Huneeus Lipmann, who was from Bremen, Germany, is Santiago’s ancestors, and William de Vic Tupper, who was from Guernsey, Channel Islands, was Manuel’s ancestor. To conclude, they’re half-cousins of some degree.

  2. andrew says:

    The 1/32 French ancestry I reported is from his mother’s side. His father has other French, German (the “Huneeus” line, from Hesse) and Belgian ancestry, and he is also related to the football coach Manuel Pellegrini through their “Zegers Montenegro” ancestors. They both belong to Chilean upper classes.

  3. andrew says:

    Genealogy of Santiago Cabrera (through his brother, Pedro Cabrera):

    https://www.geni.com/people/private/6000000016629913926?through=6000000016631626164

  4. andrew says:

    Son of Pedro Pablo Cabrera Gaete and Cecilia Pérez Walker. His father is a prominent diplomat:

    https://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=324610179&privcapId=317052810&previousCapId=317052810&previousTitle=Enersis%20Chile%20S.A.

    Santiago’s maternal grandfather was Clemente Pérez Zañartu, who served as Chilean ambassador to Vatican State in the 1960s.

    Genealogies:

    https://www.geni.com/people/Clemente-P%C3%A9rez-Za%C3%B1artu/6000000001723632177

    http://www.genealogiachilenaenred.cl/gcr/IndividualPage.aspx?ID=I40183

    Santiago is also a British citizen.

    Ethnicity: Spanish, Basque, some English, French, possibly other

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