Birth Name: Stella Teodora Hudgens
Place of Birth: San Diego, California, United States
Date of Birth: November 13, 1995
*father – English, some Scottish, Irish, and German
*mother – Filipino, along with Spanish and Chinese
Stella Hudgens is an American actress. She is the sister of actress and singer Vanessa Hudgens.
Stella’s father, Gregory Hudgens, was of English, and some Scottish, Irish, and German, descent. He was also said to have Native American roots, although it is not clear if this Native American ancestry has been verified/documented.
Stella’s mother, Gina (Guangco), is Filipino, and has Filipino, Spanish, and Chinese ancestry.
Stella’s paternal grandfather was John Robert Hudgens (the son of Claude Bryan Hudgens and Elsie Simpson). John was born in Illinois, and was a trumpet player during the big band era. Claude was the son of Zachariah/Zack Hudgens and Carrie Fly. Elsie was the daughter of John A. Simpson and Elizer J. White.
Stella’s paternal grandmother is Bonnie Lee Karnes (the daughter of Dawsey Karnes and Freda Colene Pemberton). Bonnie was born in Missouri. Dawsey was the son of Charles Herman Karnes and Emma Jane Sloan. Freda was the daughter of William Riley Pemberton and Lucy Eva Sessions.
Sources: Genealogy of Stella Hudgens (focusing on her father’s side) (through her sister) – https://famouskin.com
Genealogy of Stella’s father (focusing on his father’s side) – https://hudgensillinois.com
Stella’s paternal grandfather, John Robert Hudgens, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Stella’s paternal grandfather, John Robert Hudgens – https://www.newspapers.com
Genealogies of Stella’s paternal great-grandparents, Dawsey Karnes and Freda Colene Pemberton – https://www.findagrave.com