Stella Hudgens

Hudgens in 2011, Helga Esteb /

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) –

Genealogy of Stella’s father (focusing on his father’s side) –

Stella’s paternal grandfather, John Robert Hudgens, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Stella’s paternal grandfather, John Robert Hudgens –

Genealogies of Stella’s paternal great-grandparents, Dawsey Karnes and Freda Colene Pemberton –


Curious about ethnicity

9 Responses

  1. Jacklyn 224 says:

    She definitely looks more mixed than her sister,who passes for Hispanic.

    I love multiracial white women.

    • Multiethnicchick says:

      Hispanic is not a race. People can be 100% white and Hispanic. Spanish people are white and not all of then mixed with Natives and African slaves during colonization. Plenty of Hispanics are 100% white

  2. Brigzzz98 says:

    I don’t see much chinese or spanish in her

  3. AnonymousPerson says:

    So she’s only famous for being Vanessa’s sister? WTF. She shouldn’t even be on here, she hasn’t done anything. Btw, she looks more Filipino than her sister. Vanessa looks Hispanic.

  4. lyn says:

    have you seen her mom’s pics? she’s so filipina. and her filipino relatives too. very very filipinos, can’t see any other mix. i’m sure their spanish and chinese ancestry are very distant.

  5. Elle says:

    shes so pretty. i can see the filipino cant really see the spanish or chinesee..

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