Alicia Silverstone

by ethnic on July 7, 2009

Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, United States

Date of Birth: October 4, 1976

*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*Scottish (mother; who converted to Judaism)

Alicia Silverstone is an American actress, model, producer, author, and activist.

Alicia is the daughter of Deirdre (Radford) and Monty Silverstone (born Monty Silver). Her father is from England and her mother is from Scotland.

Alicia’s father was born to a Jewish family, while Alicia’s mother converted to Judaism (likely in the Conservative Jewish denomination). Alicia had a Jewish upbringing. She attended Hebrew School and was Bat Mitzvah.

Alicia is married to musician, radio host, and actor Christopher Jarecki, with whom she has a son.

Alicia’s paternal grandfather was named Sidney/Sydney Silver. Alicia’s paternal grandmother’s surname is listed as Sylvertre, Zeit, or Silverstone.

Sources: Alicia discusses her background –

Marriage record of Alicia’s parents –

Joe Seer /

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bablah July 7, 2017 at 6:16 am
phaedra February 8, 2017 at 5:45 pm

She looks like the Irish guy from Westlife, Brian McFadden. Lol

neiltennant January 4, 2018 at 2:55 pm

i thought the same :-)

you are from the us and know WESTLIFE ?

Manila September 7, 2015 at 9:11 pm

This is the marriage record of Alicia’s parents:

This is the birth record of Alicia’s father: (Note: His birth was registered when he was 25)

Manila September 7, 2015 at 9:13 pm

Alicia’s paternal grandparents were Abraham Silverstone and Alice Zeit/Bernstein:

follers September 7, 2015 at 9:14 pm

Thank you.

follers September 7, 2015 at 9:38 pm

Alice Bernstein married Morris Zeit in 1926.

follers September 7, 2015 at 9:45 pm

BTW, do you think I have this right: Dylan O’Brien’s biological maternal grandmother was Marjorie Ann Iovine (1930-1995), while Betty Ann Secino (born 1939) is his step-grandmother (later known as “Margaret A. Rhodes” and “Betty A. Rhodes”, respectively).

This one confused me for a while, but Margaret died in 1995 and Betty is listed as Dylan’s grandfather’s wife when Dylan’s grandfather died in 2003.

follers September 7, 2015 at 9:13 pm

His birth was registered when he was 25? That must mean that his real, biological, mother is a black woman.

Well, that’s what people said about J. Edgar Hoover’s mother, since his birth was registered decades after he was born. I assume it’s true here as well.

Manila September 7, 2015 at 9:17 pm

Maybe, negligence is the primary reason for delayed registration.

ashash December 28, 2014 at 1:13 am

You could have chosen a better picture.

Nikki May 31, 2014 at 11:08 pm


she is english, welsh, scottish and ashkenazi jewish

christian March 25, 2012 at 2:02 pm

in 1994 she played a role in several awesome videos of AEROSMITH which were highly successful and guaranteed an awesome comeback for aerosmith

she has this jewish face


look at dee dee rescher, who is also jewish and an actress, she looks similar

christian March 28, 2012 at 5:21 pm

of course she is

RESCHER is a german jewish name

and it was considered in many cases

Haley January 28, 2012 at 4:00 pm

She is goregus!

Chloe October 14, 2011 at 3:01 pm

She is super pretty!! and she is half scottish, that is cool!! <3

Zaher October 13, 2011 at 8:05 pm

The Jews of Israel vary in color and ancestry yet they are Jewish. Please educate. Thank you: )

Worldgrl November 11, 2011 at 5:38 pm

I’m Half Indo..and that’s not a race either but a consistency of (2) cultures (Indonesian and Dutch) and i’m 1/2 that would mean I’m quarter-1/4 Indonesian and quarter-1/4 Dutch from my mom’s side cause she is full “Indo” 1/2Indonesian and 1/2 Dutch a halfblood-mix child And i’m a quarterssss blood mix child haha

The INDO is a word to specify ethnicity-mixes without having to re-call or sum-up the whole shabang and also to acknowledge history ,..and so are other terms with other cultures around the world

ethnic October 16, 2009 at 2:18 pm

Nathan, her father is actually Jewish English.


Nathan Teasdale October 16, 2009 at 11:48 am

no way shes english silverstone is an English second name and both her pearents are from England

Worldgrl November 11, 2011 at 5:27 pm

O I could see her her background before I looked on this page yeah she’s mixed ..that’s why she is pretty ,. you cannot look like alicia does just by being english. she has something extra. and no the nam silverstone is not english it’s a “re-newed” jewish name like goldberg or whatever.annnd you can see by looking at her , her skin-complexion(more to the olive) the somewhat darker shading around her eyes, her natural darker hair and the darker blue gray somewhere in between “mixed”-kid eye color haah

Serpent November 12, 2011 at 12:32 am

I honestly believe that you are stupid. What is a “mixed-kid” eye color? There is no such thing as a “mixed-kid” eye color. We can have any fucking eye color.

What do you mean by she has something “extra?”

In one post, you implied that everyone is “mixed” and now you are saying you cannot be pretty unless you are “mixed.” So you are implying that everyone is pretty? Or are you just an elitist racist scumbag like I originally thought you were?

Also, you are ignorant as shit, stupid as shit, and racist as shit.

I am ACTUALLY mixed and I am simply disgusted by the attitude of “mixed kids” like yourself. You honestly believe that you are prettier, smarter, and better than “white-white” folks because of your race? How fucking sad!

And why do you continue to claim these “white people” as “mixed?” “White” is a social construct; their social construct. There is no such thing as a “white-white” person or a “pure white” person genetically, loser. The majority, if not all, “white” people are mixed ethnically and racially. This is their identification, and they have nothing in common with you.

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