Adrienne Barbeau

by ethnic on April 23, 2009

Adrienne Barbeau

Birth Name: Adrienne Jo Barbeau

Place of Birth: Sacramento, California, United States

Date of Birth: June 11, 1945

*50% Armenian
*37.5% German
*6.25% French/French-Canadian
*6.25% Irish

Adrienne Barbeau is an American actress, singer, and author. Her father was of three quarters German, one eighth French, and one eighth Irish, ancestry. Her mother was of Armenian descent. Adrienne is married to actor, playwright, and producer Billy Van Zandt, with whom she has two children; Billy’s half-brother is musician and actor Steven Van Zandt. Adrienne also has a son with her former husband, director, musician, and filmmaker John Carpenter.

Adrienne’s paternal grandfather was Louis Albert Barbeau (the son of Joseph Barbeau and Mary Gaske). Joseph was the son of Georges Barbeau, who was French or French-Canadian, and of Marguerite O’Brien, who was Irish. Adrienne’s great-grandmother Mary Gaske was German.

Adrienne’s paternal grandmother was Bertha Degnath (the daughter of August Degnath and Bertha Slumsky). Adrienne’s great-grandparents August and Bertha were German.

Adrienne’s maternal grandparents were Simon Hagop Nalbandian and Marineh Buyuklian. Simon and Marineh were Armenian.

Sources: Genealogies of Adrienne Barbeau (focusing on her father’s side) –

Adrienne’s paternal grandfather, Louis Albert Barbeau, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Adrienne’s paternal grandmother, Bertha Degnath, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

cooksad November 29, 2017 at 7:11 pm

Had the major hots for her back in the day. She’s still a nice looking lady though.

madman September 27, 2017 at 1:48 pm

“Georges Barbeau, who was French”


bablah September 27, 2017 at 1:59 pm

Was he not?

madman September 27, 2017 at 2:15 pm
Connerfromvine January 3, 2016 at 2:54 am

Looks like a republican white woman

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