Monday, November 05, 2012

Mel Gibson Anti-Semitic? Madeline: No


Mel Gibson['s] former co-star Madeleine Stowe...still considers Gibson a friend and praised the humanitarian work that he has done..."He has been a very good friend to me," Stowe says..."He's very tortured by what's going on. I do not believe that he's an anti-Semite in my heart of hearts. I think that he's a very complex, deep individual."

Okay, is Stowe Jewish?

Her mother, Mireya (née Mora Steinvorth), had come from a prominent family in Costa Rica. Her father, Robert Stowe, was a civil engineer from a "poor Oregon family".  One of Stowe's maternal great-great-grandfathers, politician José Joaquín Mora Porras, was a younger brother of President Juan Rafael Mora Porras, who governed Costa Rica between 1849-1859. Another one of Stowe's maternal great-great-grandfathers was Bruno Carranza, President of Costa Rica in 1870, albeit briefly, as he resigned three months after taking power. His wife, Stowe's great-great-grandmother, Gerónima Montealegre, was the sister of President José María Montealegre Fernández, who governed Costa Rica from 1859-1863. One of Stowe's maternal great-grandfathers was a German immigrant to Costa Rica

She's such a Benben.

That's her husband who is Jewish.


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