Bar Paly

by follers on November 4, 2012

Birth Name: Varvara Alexandrovna Phaly

Place of Birth: Nizhny Tagil, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (now Russia)

Date of Birth: April 29, 1985

Ethnicity: Russian Jewish

Bar Paly is an Israeli model and actress. She was born in Russia, and moved to Israel when she was seven. She was raised in Tel Aviv, Israel. Her parents are Olga (Drob) and Alexander Paly/Phaly. Bar is Jewish. In 2016, she became a U.S. citizen.

Bar is married to Canadian filmmaker Ian Kessner. Ian is also Jewish. When asked in an interview about whether it was important for her to marry a Jewish man, Bar stated: “Was it important for me? Yeah, I guess in a way. I don’t think I’ve ever thought about it that it has to be, you know, Jewish or not, but yeah it’s important because, you know, in the end it’s a tradition and it’s the holidays, you have common things.”

Pictures of Bar’s grandfathers are pictured here.

Bar’s paternal grandmother’s name is Yelena.

Bar’s maternal grandparents are named Moishe Drob and Ala.

Source: Genealogy of Bar Paly –

Photo by PR Photos

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Manila June 2, 2017 at 8:16 am

Both of Bar’s grandfathers were pictured here:

Lateralus June 23, 2015 at 6:11 am


ann April 11, 2015 at 10:28 am

Her birth name: Varvara Alexandrovna Paley, she was born in Nizhny Tagil.
Her Russian interview (You can see her mother at the end)

shobohunter November 27, 2014 at 4:16 pm

I find her not attractive at all.

ashash November 27, 2014 at 5:06 pm

Maybe you just don’t care for blondes?

Yulya January 12, 2014 at 2:34 am

Drob is my own surname. And it’s not rare, in social net. websites (esp. russian) there are many people have this name.

Dexterous B December 24, 2013 at 12:33 am

She was born in Russia.

follers December 24, 2013 at 12:40 am

“Paly” and “Drob”.

fuzzybear44 December 24, 2013 at 3:33 am


Hello Follers,I was hoping you could track( Milton M. Holland) descendants down for me?
I’m curious what path they took(color wise).If you can’t find anything,that’s cool

follers December 24, 2013 at 3:58 am

There’s a discussion about their family here.

It seems the couple had no biological children, but they did adopt a child. The page above tracks the family up until 1920.

fuzzybear44 December 24, 2013 at 4:04 am


I thank you very much for the help

follers December 24, 2013 at 4:16 am

Here is the findagrave entry for Holland’s adopted daughter’s son, Milton Frederick “Jack” Rowe, who died in 1965.

He married a white woman (Sophie Cecelia Considine). As you can see from that first link, Milton Rowe was listed as “mulatto” initially but went over into “white” by 1920.

ann December 24, 2013 at 3:41 am

“Drob” is can be Slavic name. It came from the russian verb “drobit” (crush). Drob surname is based on the common noun “drobina” – “the ball of weapons shot.” Apparently, the ancestor of person by that name was a hunter. There is another option: Drob nickname could call a short man.
Not all exactly Russian surname ends on -ov or -in, they are the most common, there a lot others.

follers December 24, 2013 at 4:00 am

The only Drobs I can find are of either Ashkenazi Jewish, German, or Polish, descent. I am not sure if there are any people of non-Jewish Russian descent with the surname, although anything is possible.

ashash November 27, 2014 at 5:52 pm

I think you were being sarcastic.

J.J. November 5, 2013 at 7:03 am

correction; her eyes are just green, not forest green (green+brown)

ashash October 9, 2013 at 11:25 pm

She is a typical Jewish woman. They are usually prettier than other women of other races.

andrew October 10, 2013 at 5:41 am
follers October 10, 2013 at 7:12 am
andrew October 10, 2013 at 3:24 pm

random bikini girls on Tel Aviv beach, I presume

guurl November 10, 2013 at 11:55 am

She is not the typical Jewish woman. She is better looking than the average Jew, as expected because she is a celebrity. Most celebrities do not represent the average population.

Dexterous B December 24, 2013 at 12:28 am

Retards retards everywhere.

andrew December 24, 2013 at 5:25 am

you’re retarded

Freerk November 27, 2014 at 5:14 pm

In every ethnic group you will find beautiful people.

J.J. May 20, 2013 at 9:38 am

correction; her eyes are forest green (green+brown) they’re not dark green and her hair is dyed blonde, her natural colour is dark brown

escaleira January 27, 2013 at 7:53 am

Love her lips.

nnnnn March 9, 2013 at 2:52 pm

Chris Hemsworth?

nnnnn March 11, 2013 at 1:39 am
nnnnn March 11, 2013 at 12:52 pm

My commentar was just a fun.

nnnnn March 11, 2013 at 12:59 pm

to Hefner: he’s first of all american, one shouldn’t push him to Sweden.

nnnnn March 13, 2013 at 1:15 am

Hemsworths are not outstanding.

Grendty January 17, 2013 at 11:18 am

I’ve never seen such eyes.

Affellay December 26, 2012 at 12:34 pm

She’s Russian Jewish.

nnnnn March 1, 2013 at 12:25 pm

That’s what I think.

me December 3, 2012 at 2:45 pm

She looks like Olivia Wilde

me December 5, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Yes, her eyes remind me of Olivia Wilde in this pic, but I googled her and actually she looks like Hillary Duff

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