Birth Name: Leian Paul Piper
Place of Birth: Swindon, Wiltshire, England
Date of Birth: September 22, 1982
Ethnicity: English, as well as 1/32 Dutch
Billie Piper is a British actress. She starred in the British TV series Secret Diary of a Call Girl. She is the daughter of Mandy Kane (Kent) and Paul Victor Piper.
Billie was born Leian Paul Piper, and her parents legally changed her name to Billie Paul Piper a few months after her birth.
On her father’s side, Billie is the granddaughter of Norman George Victor Piper (the son of Norman Victor Piper and Sarah Jane Berry) and Margaret Theresa Mowling (the daughter of James Harry Mowling and Gladys May Houssart). Margaret later took on the surname of her stepfather, John Chapman Frederickson. Gladys’s grandfather, Billie’s great-great-great-grandfather, Albert Abraham Vinkeles-Houssart, was born in Belgium, to Dutch parents.
Sources: Family history of Billie Piper (focusing on her father’s side) – http://www.telegraph.co.uk
Genealogy of Billie Piper (focusing on her father’s side) – http://www.geni.com
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