Birth Name: Brooke Christa Shields
Place of Birth: New York City, New York, United States
Date of Birth: May 31, 1965
Ethnicity: Irish, Italian, English, Scottish, German, Scotch-Irish, Welsh, with distant Spanish, French, and Dutch
Brooke Shields is an American actress and model.
Her paternal grandfather was of Irish descent. Her paternal grandmother, who was born in Italy, was of Italian, English, Scottish, and distant Spanish, French, and Dutch, descent. Her mother had English, German, Scotch-Irish, and Welsh ancestry.
On the television show Who Do You Think You Are? (2010), Brooke explored her paternal grandmother’s remote French ancestry.
Brooke’s paternal grandfather was Francis Xavier Alexander Shields (the son of Alexander John Shields and Alice Haggerty). Francis was of Irish descent. Brooke’s great-grandfather Alexander was the son of Alexander John Shields and Ellen Maria Holtan.
Brooke’s paternal grandmother was Donna Marina Torlonia di Civitella-Cesi (the daughter of Don Marino Torlonia, 4th Prince of Civitella-Cesi and Mary Elsie Moore). Brooke’s grandmother Donna Marina was born in Rome, Lazio, Italy, and was an Italian princess. Don Marino Torlonia was Italian, and also had distant Spanish and French descent; he was the son of Guido Torlonia and Teresa Chigi della Rovere-Albani. Mary Elsie was American-born, and had English, Scottish, and remote Dutch, descent, the daughter of Charles Arthur Moore and Mary Kate Campbell.
Brooke’s maternal grandparents were John W. Schmon (the daughter of John Schmon and Bertha Walker) and Theresa A. Dollinger (the daughter of John Dollinger and Ida E. McCarl). John Schmon was the son of Robert Schmon and Barbara Meyer.
Brooke is a second cousin, once removed, of actress Glenn Close. Brooke’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Charles Arthur Moore and Mary Kate Campbell (the parents of Mary Elsie Moore), were also Glenn’s maternal great-grandparents.
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