Antonio Banderas and Stella sit sidelines at Lakers game

04/21/2008 at 12:40 PM ET

Actor Antonio Banderas, 47, and daughter Stella del Carmen, 11, sat sidelines at the LA Lakers basketball game on Sunday, April 20th.  Mom is actress Melanie Griffith. Click here for Antonio’s thoughts on parenthood.


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brooke on

she looks like antonio, just with light hair, eyes, and complexion

Manda on

Stella is gorgeous, and looks exactly like her mother. Doesn’t look like Antonio one bit lol!

S.A.M on

Wow, you can’t see the latin in her at all!

Cate on

She looks just like Melanie- look at pics of Melanie @ around the same age.

Cassandra on

They have the same look on their face! LOL. I think they have the same lips, eyes and eyebrows but the rest is all Momma.

kate on

Antonio is white. He’s from Europe. Of course she’s not going to look ‘Latin’ in the sense you’re thinking of. He has no indigenous South American dna like Madonna’s daughter Lourdes dad does.

Marisol on

Um, Kate, Antonio is from spain. Which would make him hispanic, not anglo saxon, or “white” as you said. Many, many people from Spain are just as dak, if not darker than Carlos Leon. I think that a lot of the new rules posted on CBB, are because too many uninformed people are making statements about various topics.

Margot on

Marisol, you seem to be the one making comments without checking facts. It is possible for a person to be Spanish without being hispanic – Spain is in western Europe, next to France, and has been repeatedly colonized over the centuries so that the original inhabitants, the Iberians, have mixed with Celts and Visigoths (Germanic tribes) and Romans and Berber Arabs, so the comment that “Antonio Banderas is from Spain, therefore he’s Hispanic and not white” shows a great deal of ignorance in the matter. ‘Hispanic’ actually refers to the culture of Spanish-speaking peoples or countries that are linked to Spain in some way historically, not genetic origin. You can be Hispanic and blonde with blue eyes – it’s about CULTURE. Stella is blonde, yes, and it looks like she has blue eyes, but her mother is blonde and blue-eyed, and her father is likely a genetic mix of the peoples who came into Spain over hundreds of centuries.

Irishgal on

He is from Spain, so being ‘spanish’ is his nationality. He is white. Like I am from Ireland, so i’m ‘irish’,and i am white. People from south america are ‘hispanic’.

Sunshine on

OMG guys. This is so an American thing. He is european and he is white and has dark hair. Speaking spanish or coming from a hispanic country doesn’t mean that someone is not white. Also, people from Sounth American are not all hispanics. Brazil for example has nothing to do with spain, they don’t even speak spanish and something like 60% of the population of Brazil is white. Another thing being Latin doesn’t mean you were born in Mexico or south america. A latin person is someone who speaks a language that comes from latin (spanish, portuguese, italian and even french). Those separation is an american thing. Don’t you ever go to Brazil or Argentina and call them hispanics, they will get really mad. They call themselves south americans. And they call Americans as North Americans.

Caren on

Heloooo!! I’m from Brazil and I’m a little surprise with this debate regarding to Latins, Hispanics, White… people. Wow!!! Welll, being from Brazil I can assure to all of you that Sunshine is right and we ouserlves as South Americans or Latin Americans. Until now, there are 5 Continents: Africa, America, Asia, Europe and Oceania. The Americas are divides in 3: North America, Central America and South America.

I hope the data below, copied from, helps you:
In most common contemporary usage, Latin America refers only to those territories in the Americas where the Spanish or Portuguese languages prevail: Mexico, most of Central and South America, plus Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico in the Caribbean.
Strictly speaking, Latin America can designate all of those countries and territories in the Americas where a Romance language (i.e. languages derived from Latin, and hence the name of the region) is spoken: Spanish, Portuguese, French, and creole languages based upon these. Indeed, this was the original intent when the term was popularized by Napoleon III as part of his campaign to install Maximilian as emperor of Mexico.[citation needed] Using this definition, Latin America includes not only all Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries, but also the current and former French territories in the hemisphere, including Haiti, Quebec in Canada, Louisiana in the United States, Martinique and Guadeloupe in the Caribbean, French Guiana in South America, and St. Pierre and Miquelon near Newfoundland.
Often, particularly in the United States, the term may be used to refer to all of the Americas south of the U.S., including such countries as Belize, Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Antigua and Barbuda and the Bahamas, where English prevails.
The former Dutch colony Suriname, the Netherlands Antilles, and Aruba are not usually considered part of Latin America, although in the latter two, a predominantly Iberian-derived creole language, Papiamento, is spoken by the majority of the population.
In historical terms, Latin America could be defined as all those parts of the Americas that were once part of the Spanish, Portuguese, and French Empires, which speak languages stemming from Latin. Under this definition, much of the U.S. Southwest, as well as Florida and French Louisiana, would be also included in the region.
The distinction between Latin America and Anglo-America, and more generally the stress on European heritage (or Eurocentrism), is simply a convention by which Romance-language and English speaking cultures are distinguished, being the predominant languages at this time in history. There are, of course, many places in the Americas (e.g. highland Ecuador, Bolivia and Guatemala) where American Indian cultures and languages are important, as well as areas in which the influence of African cultures is strong (e.g. the Caribbean, including parts of Colombia and Venezuela, coastal Ecuador, coastal Peru and coastal Brazil).

Castillian Spanish is the predominant language in the majority of Latin American countries. Portuguese is spoken primarily in Brazil, the most populous country in the region. French is spoken in some countries of the Caribbean, Guadeloupe, Martinique, and French Guiana and Haiti. Dutch is the official language of some Caribbean islands and in Suriname on the continent; however, as Dutch is a Germanic language, these territories are not considered part of Latin America.

Other European languages spoken in Latin America include: English, by some groups in Argentina, Nicaragua, Panama, and Puerto Rico; German, in southern Brazil, southern Chile, Argentina, and German-speaking villages in northern Venezuela; Italian, in Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and, to a lesser extent, Venezuela; and Welsh, in southern Argentina.

In several nations, especially in the Caribbean region, creole languages are spoken. The most widely-spoken creole language in the Caribbean and Latin America in general is Haitian Creole, the predominant language of Haiti; it is derived primarily from French and certain West African tongues with some Amerindian and Spanish influences as well. Creole languages of mainland Latin America, similarly, are derived from European languages and various African tongues. Native American languages are widely spoken in Peru, Guatemala, Bolivia, Paraguay, and to a lesser degree, in Mexico, Ecuador and Chile. In absolute numbers, Mexico contains the largest population of indigenous-language speakers of any country in the Americas, surpassing those of the Amerindian-majority countries of Guatemala, Bolivia and the Amerindian-plurality country of Peru. In Latin American countries not named above, the population of speakers of indigenous languages is tiny or non-existent.

In Peru, Quechua is an official language, alongside Spanish and any other indigenous language in the areas where they predominate. In Ecuador, while holding no official status, the closely-related Quichua is a recognized language of the indigenous people under the country’s constitution; however, it is only spoken by a few groups in the country’s highlands. In Bolivia, Aymara, Quechua and Guaraní hold official status alongside Spanish. Guarani is, along with Spanish, an official language of Paraguay, and is spoken by a majority of the population (who are, for the most part, bilingual), and it is co-official with Spanish in the Argentine province of Corrientes. In Nicaragua, Spanish is the official language, but on the country’s Caribbean coast English and indigenous languages such as Miskito, Sumo, and Rama also hold official status. Colombia recognizes all indigenous languages spoken within its territory as official, though fewer than 1% of its population are native speakers of these. Nahuatl is one of the 62 native languages spoken by indigenous people in Mexico, which are officially recognized by the government as “national languages”, along with Spanish.

Lainey on

Wow, Caren – you must have some time on your hands. Seriously, who cares? He’s a Father who seems to be positively involved in his daughter’s life. That’s all I need to know to respect him.

Williams on

Antonio is from Spain, and Spaniards are 100% WHITE.
In Spain there are lots of blonde people, blue eyed, redhead, etc.
They are white europeans, they are as white as any other european.
Do not confuse spaniards with South Americans.
The majority of Latin Americans that you think of are of Indian descend.
Spaniards have nothing to do with latin americans.

Dr. Jennifer Melfi on

Antonio is from Spain, and Spaniards are 100% WHITE.
In Spain there are lots of blonde people, blue eyed, redhead, etc.
They are white europeans, they are as white as any other european.
Do not confuse spaniards with South Americans.
The majority of Latin Americans that you think of are of Indian descend.
Spaniards have nothing to do with latin americans.

Amen to that.

Carol on

The people thinking that all the south american people are not white are wrong. I am south american, I am white, and there’s a lot of people in, for example, Buenos Aires, that are white and come from european families like Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Slovenia. You should come and see it for yourselves.
And Antonio Banderas is white.

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