Maria Angelica (Maria Angelica Figueredo)

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Maria Angelica was born in Manhattan's Lower East Side at the Beth Israel Medical Center. She is from Cuban-Greek descent but her exotic looks are often mistaken for Italian, Brazilian, Argentinean, Russian, Czechoslovakian, Yugoslavian, and French; therefore the term, "ethnically ambiguous" suites her.

Her Greek mother, Sophia Pantages, was an actress until she decided to become an English schoolteacher. Maria's father, Juan Figueredo, left Cuba and came to America in 1960. He became an electronic engineer and helped construct the space helmets for the first American astronauts that walked on the moon, Gemini 8. Read more...