Anna Torv

09/18/2011 – Atmosphere – 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards – Arrivals – Nokia Theatre L.A. Live – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Andrew Evans / PR Photos

Place of Birth: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Date of Birth: 7 June, 1979

Ethnicity: Estonian (paternal grandfather), English, Scottish

Anna Torv is an Austrlian actress. She played Olivia Dunham on the series Fringe.

Anna is the daughter of Susan (Carmichael) and Hans Torv. Her father was born in Scotland, of Estonian and English descent. Her mother has Scottish ancestry.

Anna’s paternal grandfather was Jakob Tõrv (the son of Jaan Tõrv and Anna Tõnisson). Jakob was born in Tõstamaa, Pärnumaa, Estonia. Jaan was the son of Taniel Tõrw and Ann Köösel. Anna’s great-grandmother Anna Tõnisson was the daughter of Jakob Tõnisson and Anna Jürgens.

Anna’s paternal grandmother was Sylvia Iris Bodfish/Braida (the daughter of Gladys Tapley Bodfish). Sylvia was born in London, England. Gladys was the daughter of Charles Bodfish and Ellen Perks.

Anna’s paternal aunt (her father’s sister) is journalist Anna Murdoch Mann, who was previously married to businessperson Rupert Murdoch. This makes Anna a first cousin of their children, Elisabeth, Lachlan, and James Murdoch.

Sources: http://www.catholic.org

Genealogy of Anna Torv (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

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4 Responses

  1. madman says:

    She is the daughter of Susan (Carmichael) and Hans Torv.

    Her father was of Estonian and English descent. Her mother has Scottish ancestry.

    Anna’s paternal grandfather was Jakob Tõrv (the son of Jaan Tõrv and Anna Tõnisson). Jakob was born in Tõstamaa, Pärnumaa, Estonia. Jaan was the son of Taniel Tõrw and Ann Köösel. Anna was the daughter of Jakob Tõnisson and Anna Jürgens.

    Anna’s paternal grandmother was Sylvia Iris Bodfish/Braida (the daughter of Gladys Tapley Bodfish). Sylvia was born in London, England. Gladys was the daughter of Charles Bodfish och Ellen Perks.

    https://www.geni.com/people/Anna-Torv/6000000006580565022

    Her paternal aunt (father’s sister) is journalist Anna Murdoch Mann, who was previously married to Rupert Murdoch. This makes Anna a first cousin of their children, Elisabeth, Lachlan, and James.

    • madman says:

      Her father is Scottish-born, by the way. Her paternal grandmother is often said to have been Scottish, although she was actually born in England (her own father’s identity is not known, but her mother was English).

  2. HotDog says:

    Her mother is of Scottish descent.

    She says on the Craig Ferguson show here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3U4mD52-6Qw

    2 minutes in.

  3. TrueBlue says:

    Her face resembles Drew Barrymore a tiny bit in my opinion.

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