Amy Winehouse

by ethnic on August 20, 2008

Amy Winehouse Arrives at the City of Westminster Magistrates Court in London on July 23, 2009

Birth Name: Amy Jade Winehouse

Date of Birth: 14 September, 1983

Place of Birth: Enfield, Middlesex, England, U.K.

Date of Death: 23 July, 2011

Place of Death: Camden, London, England

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Amy Winehouse was a British singer and songwriter. She was born to Jewish parents. Her ancestors were Russian Jews, Polish Jews, and Belarusian Jews. Amy was famous for her 2006 album Back to Black, which won five Grammy awards.

Her family’s surname was Weinhaus several generations back.

Amy’s paternal grandfather was Alec Winehouse (the son of Benjamin Winehouse and Fanny Grandis). Alec was born in London. Benjamin was born in Russia, the son of Harris Weinhaus and Jetta, who was from Minsk, Belarus. Fanny was the daughter of Russian-born Abraham Grandis and Mary.

Amy’s paternal grandmother was Cynthia Gordon (the daughter of Max Gordon and Celia Berger). Cynthia was born in London. Max was born in Russia, the son of Sarah. Celia was born in London, to parents from Russia, Herschel Berger/Belzac and Sarah Kram.

Amy’s maternal grandfather was Eddie Seaton (born Eddie Steinberg, the son of Jacob Steinberg and Annie Singer). Eddie was born in London, to parents from Russia. Jacob was the son of David Puppavovovitch and Annie Steinberg.

Amy’s maternal grandmother was Stella Richman (the daughter of Barnett Reichman/Richman and Debbie). Stella was born in Newcastle, England. Barnett and Debbie were born in Poland. Debbie’s mother was named Esther.


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{ 59 comments… read them below or add one }

neiltennant January 4, 2018 at 4:15 pm

she looks turkish, lebanese, morroccon etc.

but not british

cwm85 January 28, 2016 at 3:49 pm

I never she was Jewish.

neiltennant July 28, 2015 at 2:52 pm

the day she died i cried for hours

she was great and is a legend

neiltennant July 28, 2015 at 2:48 pm

i know girls from middle east who look like her minus the green eyes

but she looks very middle eastern

J.J. December 26, 2013 at 6:32 pm

correction; her eyes were green and her hair was dark brown (brunette)

toni September 17, 2011 at 12:26 am
Elizabeth October 26, 2011 at 9:30 am

Was that really necessary?

Holly December 26, 2013 at 5:21 pm

What do you look like? Have respect for the deceased.

iris18 September 5, 2011 at 9:13 am

She was a great singer.

mayn August 29, 2011 at 5:07 pm

An amazing talent.

Michelle Thomas Man August 29, 2011 at 11:24 am

She was a classic.

Dee August 2, 2011 at 10:45 am

I am Jewish and proud of it — I am not a practicing Jew but nore spiritual.

ana August 1, 2011 at 7:14 pm

I meant he told no one in belgian

ana August 1, 2011 at 7:13 pm

Yes i am from sevilla spain and yes i was born there

Amber Berg August 1, 2011 at 1:08 pm

what makes you think that?

ana August 1, 2011 at 12:36 pm

@Me yes i am from europe and i saw lots of discrimination against jews read history

ana July 28, 2011 at 2:01 pm

Typo i meant in America

ana July 28, 2011 at 2:01 pm

I love her music.

Me! July 29, 2011 at 1:52 pm

not true at all!! I live in Europe and it’s obvious that you don’t live here

amber berg July 29, 2011 at 3:08 pm

If you read her post she said she lives in Europe, what country in Europe do you live?

sarahle October 17, 2013 at 1:32 pm

This is nonsense… me saying as jewish person!

lll April 1, 2012 at 7:26 pm

RIP Amy.

ana July 28, 2011 at 1:58 pm

She will be missed.

Amber Berg July 28, 2011 at 6:47 pm

I tell people I mixed with African American and Jewish some people cant believe it

ana July 28, 2011 at 1:55 pm

She was Jewish

Find best prices July 25, 2011 at 2:42 am

Good Bye Amy. You gave me the best of music in many years. I lament your early departure and I will miss you. I hope you are in a better place now. Rest in peace.

Anonymous July 24, 2011 at 5:29 pm

This line needs to be changed ” She is famous for her 2006 album Back to Black, which won 5 Grammy awards.” change the is to WAS since she has passed. :(

tenacisoudiva July 24, 2011 at 2:22 pm

So much Talent, So much Soul, So much in the wrong direction, So much sadness about this. By the end there she was a very troubled soul. Hope she can find peace back Home.
RIP Amy Winehouse

rafael July 24, 2011 at 10:57 am
TOTAL23 July 24, 2011 at 9:20 am


Amber Berg July 24, 2011 at 9:14 am

also Russian Jews are ashkenazi Jews!

Lil Vacha July 24, 2011 at 12:21 pm

Exactly! ‘ahaa.!

Coffeefairy July 24, 2011 at 5:53 am

Hello Dave, edit ….

Coffeefairy July 24, 2011 at 5:49 am

Amy Winehouse is of Russian Jewish descent…. Thank you

Rebecca Cobarrubias July 24, 2011 at 2:04 am

Amy Winehouse so sad! the world will miss your beautiful voice and your great talent Sleep with the angels Sweet Girl! R,I.P.

ethnic July 23, 2011 at 6:53 pm

RIP Amy.

aps July 23, 2011 at 12:55 pm

RIP Amy. Huge talant. Very awful.

_collie_ July 23, 2011 at 10:28 am

R.I.P. amy winehouse :[

QueenEyeCeeReality July 16, 2011 at 9:21 pm

@Natasha, you’re absolutely correct

name March 16, 2011 at 11:15 pm

how scary.

katie September 11, 2010 at 4:18 pm
AG September 11, 2010 at 2:36 pm

thats a bit rude wouldnt you say.
i really dont get why people come on here JUST to hate like…seriously get a life and stop trying to make yourself feel better thats to ALL of you rude people.

Dave September 5, 2010 at 6:10 pm
BB September 6, 2010 at 3:49 am

I’d agree with you on Dave. Only Americans seem to think it is.

BB September 6, 2010 at 3:51 am

Meant to say :

I’d agree with you on that Dave. Only Americans seem to think it is.

Amber Berg July 26, 2011 at 9:34 am

if you ask an Ashkenazi Jew they will tell you the same

Kurt January 26, 2011 at 5:32 pm

What you talkin bout dude?

James July 25, 2011 at 1:06 am

Gees you people are ridiculous

Amber Berg July 25, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Judaism actually started out as a tribe- being a european Jew- an ashkenazi Jew- is an ethnicity, culture, and religion- I am Jewish/ African American Russian Jew

James July 25, 2011 at 6:10 pm

You totally missed my point, being jewish doesn’t determine your ethnicity.

Natasha June 12, 2010 at 1:09 pm

She has dark skin

ethnic February 22, 2010 at 3:44 pm

great link aps, thanks


aps February 22, 2010 at 10:23 am
Amber Berg July 24, 2011 at 9:13 am

Hi I was raised in a Jewish family- I am also African American my grandma that raised me is an White Russian Jew- In Europe, Russia, and the USA Judaism is reguarded as an ethnicity – why do you think the Nazis and Kosacks killed so many Jews – I am a Jew and it is an ethnicity!

choosier May 21, 2009 at 9:14 am

I like her

media boy August 21, 2008 at 5:55 pm

it’s crazy how easy it is for this girl to get into the news

Amber B July 26, 2011 at 4:54 am

No you missed the point because if you are an ashkenazi Jew like Amy- russian Jew- then no you can not become Jewish over night- you are only Jewish if your mother is Jewish because you always know who your mother is. Now religiously you can be who you think you want to be! Also Jews dont try to convert people like other religions do- Judaism is an ethnicity- if you want to participate in the religion part- thats on that person- but they will not be Jewish ethnically!

James July 26, 2011 at 8:52 am

ok in that sense i can see where your coming from if your saying culturally she’s jewish, but racially she is still white or caucausian.

Amber Berg July 26, 2011 at 9:31 am

correct! My grandma says she is not white she is Jewish- but she is white- she is russian! Just like I tell her I am African American and Jewish- so if I can be black than she can be white

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