Sofía Vergara

Vergara in 2011, s_bukley /

Birth Name: Sofía Margarita Vergara Vergara

Place of Birth: Barranquilla, Atlántico, Colombia

Date of Birth: July 10, 1972

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

Sofía Vergara is a Colombian-born actress, comedian, model, show host, producer, and businessperson. She is known for her roles on the show Modern Family, and in the films Chasing Papi, Madea Goes to Jail, Machete Kills, and Chef, among many other works, and is famous for her curves and lips.

Sofía is the daughter of Julio Enrique Vergara Robayo and Margarita Sofía Vergara Dávila. She is now also an American citizen. She has a son, internet personality Manolo González, with her former husband, José Luis “Joe” González Rosales.

Sofía’s biological cousin, and adoptive sister, is actress and model Sandra Vergara. Sofía is also a second cousin, once removed, of television host Ariadna Gutiérrez.

Sofía’s paternal grandfather was Julio Enrique Vergara Ordosgoitia (the son of Rafael “Coco de Oro” Vergara Vergara and Isabel Ordosgoitia de Vivero). Rafael was the son of José Blas Vergara de la Ossa and Cenobia Vergara.

Sofía’s paternal grandmother was named Esther Robayo Gómez (the daughter of a father surnamed Robayo, and of Pepita Gómez Támara). Pepita was the daughter of Andrés Gómez Patrón and Adolfina Támara López.

Sofía’s maternal grandfather was Hernando Vergara Galvis (the son of Alfredo Máximo Vergara Forno and Ana María Victoria Galvis Matamoros). 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 Galvis and Victoria Matamoros.

Sofía’s maternal grandmother was Rosa Lila Dávila Barreneche (the daughter of Pedro Manuel Agustín Dávila Balti and Rosa Lila Barreneche Olaciregui). Pedro was the son of Juan Manuel Dávila Pumarejo, and of Venezuelan emigrant, Auristela Balti, of Maracaibo. The surname Balti is of Italian origin. Sofía’s great-grandmother Rosa was the daughter of Camilo Ernesto Mario Barreneche Díaz Granados and María del Rosario Olaciregui y Capella.


Marriage record of Sofía Vergara to José Luis González Rosales –

Genealogy of Sofía’s maternal grandfather, Hernando Vergara Galvis –

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


Curious about ethnicity

276 Responses

  1. JRose says:

    She is actually a natural blonde. Many people don’t know that. She dies her hair dark.

    • andrew says:

      Non ha scritto “Nordic”, hai difficoltà di apprendimento. La Vergara da giovanissima era biondiccia se fai due ricerche, anche se è una “castiza” avendo sangue amerindio. In ogni caso non ha “dark caramel skin”, devi proprio odiare te stessa per scrivere certe scemenze.

    • CoolBeANs says:

      I’m starting to think you’re not even from Italy. How can you say Sofia Vergara looks Hispanic when you say people from Spain are white?? Yes I can see a little native blood in her, but she looks more white than Latina. Seriously Penelope Cruz that is from Spain looks way more Latina than her. And also if you’re “supposedly” from Sardinia and think people there are white and Sofia Vergara doesn’t look white then you’re either delusional like we all think you are or you’re not from Italy, or not even Europe. I’ve never been in Sardinia, but I’ve been in the south of Italy and Sofia Vergara could easily pass as an Italian

  2. zachbickle says:

    %100 mediterranean. Even if it has native ancestry, it is in trace amounts. She is definitly not represent latina women.

  3. Manila says:

    Sofía’s paternal grandfather was Julio E[nrique] Vergara Ordosgoitia (the son of Rafael “Coco de Oro” Vergara Vergara and Isabel Ordosgoitia de Vivero). Rafael was the son of José Blas Vergara de la Ossa and Cenobia Vergara.

    Sofía’s paternal grandmother was Esther Robayo [Gómez] (the daughter of a father surnamed Robayo and Pepita Gómez Támara). Pepita was the daughter of Andrés Gómez Patrón and Adolfina Támara López.

    NOTE: I put Esther’s maternal family with brackets because the source regarding Sofía as the great-granddaughter of Pepita Gómez Tamara is secondary, though I deduce that Pepita was Esther’s mother based on the fact that Sofía’s grandfather Julio’s mother was Isabel Ordosgoitia.

  4. chris91 says:

    She’s like those Brazilian models that are essentially just european, like Gisele Bündchen or Alessandra Ambrosio

  5. phaedra says:

    She looks 100% European to me.

    • alberto.r7 says:

      No way. She looks mestizo. I am spanish and I´ve never seen an spanish girl with similar features.

      • Valhalla says:

        she looks 100% european

      • Valhalla says:

        she even sais so herself that her ancestry is european.

      • italiano90 says:

        Not denying her indigenous ancestry (if she even has any) but she doesn’t really look like the typical mestizo. Mestizos have spaniard blood but still have some indigenous phenotype which Sofia lacks. Her nose is not that ethnic looking.

        • abcz1239 says:

          ethnic looking? what the f does that even mean

          • peekaboo mewmew-ricans says:

            Only for — ——— can be Euro like — how it is possibile with such face and darkness she’s clearly Hispanic not the white some idiots here believe she is lol. Lol.
            I’m European from Europe and no native European looks like her everybody believes she’s Hispanic.

      • Anto says:

        I’m Spanish too and can def agree (sorry too late of a reply but anyways), she does look European generally but there’s something about her facial traits that’s just off, also her skin is swarthier than the average southern European or Iberians, perhaps she would pass in Andalusia as some people have tiny Berber admixture? To me she doesn’t look 100%European off the bat.

        • liaasunshinecrazy says:

          everyone in America Latina are white and can be have indigenous acenstry
          i am mostly european and in my family my grandmother was indigenous acenstry, and i half african, but for my great great father i think, but i dont know this is a example

          • Anto says:

            “everyone in America Latina are white” sorry what

          • liaasunshinecrazy says:

            Mostly black people in here, white, indigenous can be european in your DNA, so, she can be european but can be indigenous or european. America Latina it’s multiracial, and black can be indigenous or white and etccc
            my opinion, i’m sorry for my english

          • liaasunshinecrazy says:

            sorry, indigenous can be 90 indigenous, but it’s a example

        • liaasunshinecrazy says:

          My grandfather has brown skin but i dont know if him are indigenous or black, my grandmother has half white and half indigenous, and i born white, and my great great great father are black, but i dont knoww

          • danishcookie7 says:

            I think you mean most people in Latin America are multiracial rather than fully european, indigenous or african.

      • angiemorton says:

        Have you never seen our dear nudist Cristina Pedroche? De hecho ellas se parecen muchísimo. Besides, he said European, not Spanish. She has changed her look to fit the “pancha” phenotype that is expected of a Colombian.

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