Catherine Zeta-Jones

by ethnic on February 25, 2010

Birth Name: Catherine Zeta Jones

Place of Birth: Swansea, Glamorganshire, Wales

Date of Birth: 25 September, 1969

Ethnicity:
*62.5% Welsh
*25% Irish
*12.5% English

Catherine Zeta-Jones is a Welsh actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Chicago (2002).

Her father is of Welsh descent. Her mother is of Welsh, English, and Irish ancestry. She is married to American actor Michael Douglas, with whom she has two children.

Catherine’s paternal grandfather was Bertram G. Jones (whose parents’ surnames were Jones and Johns). Bertram was born in Swansea.

Catherine’s paternal grandmother was Zeta Davies (whose parents’ surnames were Davies and Morgan). Catherine’s grandmother Zeta was born in Swansea.

Catherine’s maternal grandfather is William Edgar Fair (the son of Ernest George Fair and Edith Margaret Williams). William was born in Swansea. Ernest was born in Glamorgan, Wales, to English parents, from Devon, William Fair and Agnes Pugsley. Edith was the daughter of James Williams and Ruth Lewis.

Catherine’s maternal grandmother is named Kathleen/Catherine O’Callaghan.

Source: Genealogy of Catherine Zeta-Jones (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

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Kimmel February 10, 2016 at 6:20 pm

There is much more than what is stated. I’ve always thought some Romanian blood and/or least some African heritage (I hate saying that and not being able to specify more accurately, because I can just not beyond the bigger African countries).

phaedra March 12, 2016 at 12:47 am

Just because someone’s a bit dark that doesn’t mean they would have African ancestry.

Maybe Spanish or Sicilian, yes. I could see that in here. But NOT black.

marjanel February 8, 2017 at 1:20 pm

No, she is lime many welsh and British people

LolaLolita January 25, 2016 at 2:26 pm
Man from Leblon October 29, 2015 at 7:33 pm

She is mostly Welsh.

Bretons and Welsh share great part of their DNA with the Portuguese, Galician, and Nothern Spaniards, as well as with the Irish, like Colin Farrell for example

Alice October 29, 2015 at 11:23 pm

Welsh, Irish and Bretons are fairly close genetically but Portuguese, Galician and Northern Spanish while close to each other are not particularly close to Welsh, Irish and Bretons. Bretons share ancestry with British Isles populations due to migration from those parts to Brittany in the 5th Century. It is the reason why Breton is classified as an Insular Celtic language related to Welsh and Cornish.

Wolfman August 31, 2015 at 5:14 am

Beautiful! She looks like she’s part Sami or Hun who allied and mix with the Sarmatian Scythian who settled in Wales with the Romans.

GypsyQueen July 19, 2015 at 1:43 pm

I thought she was a Latina or a Spaniard.

cwm85 August 5, 2015 at 8:21 pm

No she’s not. Welsh, english and scottish. We share the English and scottish ancestry.

abbracci June 14, 2015 at 8:48 pm

What is Welsh? She looks Spanish or Portuguese and maybe a little bit Romani.

Tyler October 25, 2015 at 4:42 pm

That’s what I was thinking.

marjanel February 8, 2017 at 1:21 pm

She looks welsh to me.There are some dark welsh.

Capricious April 4, 2015 at 3:04 am

She’s beautiful.

She’s full European.

Daron January 20, 2015 at 12:42 pm

Welsh people are English.

Rose Davignon January 20, 2015 at 12:13 am

I came here to look for an explanation of her name. Is there no information on where Zeta-Jones came from?? Is it just a made-up stage name??

eu May 27, 2014 at 7:21 pm

of course she looks mixed,I’ve seen several hispanic and part-asian women with these features

stonelord July 31, 2014 at 12:42 pm

She’s Welsh and Irish, 2 of the groups with the least admixture since the neolithic…less than .o5% non European ancestry.

allhailhitler October 13, 2014 at 5:30 am

She doesn’t look mixed. She looks very welsh. I have a friend who’s welsh and looks like her.
and she doesn’t look Asian either. Small eyes are common in several parts of Europe.
btw… Hispanic isn’t a race, its a culture.
anyone can be Hispanic. Like white, black, Asian and most commonly native American. The stereotypical Hispanics that you see are mostly native Americans.

M June 14, 2015 at 7:15 pm

She looks like she has some Asian or Native American in her. I’ve never seen a Welsh person that looks like her.

marjanel November 8, 2015 at 9:42 am

Calling native Americans hispanic is whitewashing them.Any real native in Latin América would call itself in that way.They are brainwashed when they arrived to USA..The sterotype of hispanic in Usa is ridicolous.Hispanic is consideres a white european word in Latín America

Check7t February 23, 2014 at 1:29 am

Vanessa Hudgens = Catherine Zeta Jone’s daughter.

Alice May 15, 2014 at 4:41 am

I don’t really see the resemblance only that they both have dark hair.

ME June 9, 2014 at 8:43 pm

I agree,but the nose of Vanessa Hudgens has a mixed race shape

M June 14, 2015 at 7:16 pm

Except Catherine is a lot prettier than Vanessa. Hudgens reminds me of a Pug.

Check7t February 23, 2014 at 1:29 am

In my top 10 most beautiful women ever.

Check7t February 23, 2014 at 1:25 am

She very beautiful, typical Welsh looks too.

ihatemostpeople February 16, 2014 at 10:14 pm

No Asian????? She looks like she has Asian in her.

Check7t February 23, 2014 at 1:25 am

Nothing Asian about her, every comment you talk about how “Hispanic” (not a race) or “Asian” someone looks.

Stop.

ihatemostpeople March 10, 2014 at 1:55 am

UH MAYBE I SAY THAT BECAUSE THEY ACTUALLY DO LOOK PART ASIAN OR HISPANIC.

Don’t tell me to “stop”, dumbass.

ihatemostpeople March 10, 2014 at 1:56 am

I do whatever the fuck I want.

Dee January 4, 2014 at 5:28 pm

Catherine Zeta Jones is a mixture of Welsh and Maori. Her father lived in New Zealand and seems to have had a relationship there that produced Catherine. He brought her back to Wales and he and his blond, blue-eyed wife raised her as their own. The Joneses obviously think we are all blind. Ever seen a picture of young Catherine? She looked 100% Maori with a low forehead, kinky hair, slanted eyes and a wide nose. All she needed was a spear.

Alice January 10, 2014 at 2:35 am

Catherine is just Welsh and Irish. She has no Maori and doesn’t look in the least Maori. I know loads of Maori people and even mixed Maori people have distinctive features unless it is distant like Russell Crowe.

Here is a fully Welsh man Kelly Jones from Stereophonics.

http://i4.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article218592.ece/ALTERNATES/s615/kelly-pic-getty-images-494918787-218592.jpg
http://img.thesun.co.uk/aidemitlum/archive/00647/SNF12BIZ5-280_647365a.jpg

Check7t February 23, 2014 at 1:27 am

No fool.

daniel December 19, 2013 at 4:51 pm

Hey you are Brainles Animal , talk Bullshit .
She is not Gypsy , do you know what Gypsy´s are and where they come from ?????

Harriet December 16, 2013 at 6:34 am

For anyone who’s doubting her ethnic background, I would say she is one hundred percent British. My family are Welsh with a lot having a similar look to her – dark hair, tanned and brown eyes. The Celts are known to be dark in complexion, so it’s not difficult to see why Catherine looks the way she does. That still doesn’t mean that someone who’s Welsh looks similar to someone like her. I’ve got dark blonde hair, pale skin, but I’ve got thick dark eyelashes (my only sign that I’ve got a bit of a dark Welsh background). Most people who are British have ancestors from places like Spain, France somewhere far back on their family tree, so even if she did have a tiny bit of Spanish blood somewhere in her family, she’s the same as a lot.

Dee January 4, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Welsh may have dark hair and brown eyes but their eyes are not slanted and their hair is not kinky. Look at pics of young Catherine…she does not look Caucasian. She looks Polynesian.

AW October 9, 2015 at 12:09 am

Catherine’s hair is not kinky–it’s smooth and wavy. Her eyes don’t have the epicanthic fold either, which is seen in people of Asian and Oceanic backgrounds. She looks very European, very Caucasian.

marjanel February 8, 2017 at 1:27 pm

It is not mongoloid blood.It is neotenus features in some mediterranean women, just a retention of child traits into maturity that makes them look a little bit mongoloid, although they have not mongoloid blood.

ricoh December 14, 2013 at 9:17 am

Shake her family tree enough a black moor will fall out.

driko December 2, 2013 at 10:34 pm

i’ll bet my money,if you shake her family tree hard enough..a gypsy will fall!!!

Joe December 1, 2013 at 10:33 pm

she is Indian from India

andrew December 2, 2013 at 1:59 pm

no, check out the map again!

J.J. December 15, 2013 at 6:46 pm

@joe
are you sure?
I always thought she was penguin from Antarctica

APS November 5, 2013 at 11:34 pm

I remember saw a good source, long time ago, where it was said that she had also part English ancestry.

ethnic November 28, 2013 at 5:42 pm

Would be keen to see that source

JasonBaker October 17, 2013 at 2:51 pm

She is extremely beautiful. I remember that my aunt once said “ She´s very exotic. She looks English, Chinese and Spanish at the same time ´´.

ihatemostpeople February 16, 2014 at 10:14 pm

She looks like a Filipino Mestiza.

J.J. September 11, 2013 at 7:33 am

just because she has hazel eyes and brown hair doesn’t mean she’s of Mediterranean descent, i’ll agree she does have a latin look to her she even looks abit like marina diamandis from marina and the diamonds and she’s half welsh and half greek. But there are a lot of british and irish who have that Mediterranean look with the darker features.

nnnnn May 25, 2013 at 4:36 pm

Maybe she makes herself more “exotic” as she is. She can be
a mother of Kaulitz “sisters” (Tokyo Hotel). Sun bed, make-up,
hair coloration.

none April 29, 2013 at 9:22 pm

they omitted about her Spanish ancestry

rickyflo May 26, 2013 at 6:30 pm

Nah, Follers is correct because she is a welsh, and has none whatsoever. Also, that is only for heritage, not her ethnicity. Her ethnicity is English/Welsh

europeproud96 August 9, 2013 at 3:08 pm

hahaha you british people are so hilarious you try so hard to make youre country northern eurpean look a likee but the majority of you have brown hair and brown eyes want some examples okay…russel brand,john lennon,george harrison,colin firth,colin farrell,george best(bot irish wich is the same thing)ahaha it seems the world know is knowing the truth you insignificant nordic-mediterranean island ahaha

Alice November 5, 2013 at 7:23 pm

What British people are you talking about? Most people on this site would be American. Most British and Irish people are not into this sort of stuff at all. Whether someone had brown eyes and dark hair wouldn’t even register and if you are genuinely European you would know that every population in Europe has people with brown eyes and dark hair. The majority of people in the British Isles though are blue eyed and medium brown haired but there are plenty of blonds and some red heads as well. Don’t be talking rubbish.

Alice November 5, 2013 at 7:25 pm

Anyway why the agro. What’s the big deal about having brown eyes and dark hair? You seem to have some issues with the British?

archer December 9, 2013 at 11:32 am

yes, she prob has ‘Spanish’ ancestry…from about 6000 years ago, like most of us in the British Isles (esp. the so-called celtic areas.)
I have colouring just a tiny bit lighter than hers and am of 100% British Isles/Ireland ancestry…traced to 1590 on one line and dna tested.

Jonn January 27, 2013 at 6:39 am
theropod June 24, 2013 at 3:35 am

Dunno, but McPhee looks sorta Italian/exotic in her before pic too (you can tell when someone blonde looks ‘unnatural’). Tori Spelling also looks unnaturally blonde.

In her after pic she looks quite perfected to her natural look – dark hair, olive skin.

Gwen Stefani, while the whole blonde thing suits her, is probably a natural brunette.

Zeta-Jones is either bronzing or ‘exotic-fying’ herself or she probably does have Spanish or Italian roots. I think she is naturally olive.

follers June 24, 2013 at 3:38 am

“Zeta-Jones is either bronzing or ‘exotic-fying’ herself or she probably does have Spanish or Italian roots.”

Plenty of Welsh people are quite, quite, dark, and she is 3/4 Welsh. Wales may be almost as dark as Spain or Italy.

theropod June 25, 2013 at 6:12 am

True, Welsh people are dark – always known that. But don’t you think the dark ones (Bale, Connery, Tom Jones) would probably have Southern European roots (perhaps a recent ancestor from Italy/Greece)?

follers June 25, 2013 at 11:19 am

Christian Bale? He was just born in Wales, but his parents weren’t Welsh. Tom Jones is 1/4 Welsh and 3/4 English.

I don’t think they have any (recent) Southern European ancestors (and if they have distant ones, so do most of the rest of British people). Most of their genealogy is pretty well traced. And being 1/64th Italian wouldn’t change their appearance. People who are 1/16th Italian look like Taylor Swift, for example (…who is 1/16th Italian).

ysla January 26, 2013 at 7:12 am

The history of the people is complex!! Don’t forget that the Roman made the conquest of Wales in the medieval time!!! there probably have mix between Roman and saxon or Other people!!!… genes remain! There is nothing surprising finally that some British have the air more Latin than Germanic.

anakaren October 22, 2012 at 12:08 am

she looks like a latina!!! totally

me October 22, 2012 at 8:53 am

she can pass for mestiza

me October 22, 2012 at 2:34 pm

but she looks very mediterranean

victoria February 21, 2013 at 5:19 am

I’m British and Irish and i’m dark featured like her and i’m not Mediterranean or Latin :) just cos someone has dark features or is bronzed doesn’t mean they are Mediterranean lol

levangelista36 June 15, 2012 at 7:35 pm

chris coleman is from swansea, wales like catherine and has a welsh/irish background like her as well

http://www.sabotagetimes.com/wp-content/uploads/chriscolemanG3003_468x541.jpeg

http://img.thesun.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00508/Chris_Coleman_508561a.jpg

there’s also gavin henson

http://static.unrealitytv.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/gavin-henson.jpg

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Sport/Pix/pictures/2010/9/9/1284053895504/Gavin-Henson-006.jpg

and tom jones

http://greenobles.com/data_images/tom-jones/tom-jones-03.jpg

and pippa middleton

http://www.usmagazine.com/uploads/assets/celebrities/29329-pippa-middleton/1304006350_bio-pippa-402.jpg

and i don’t think you guys have ever seen colin farrell’s sister, claudine

http://images.teamsugar.com/files/upl1/4/49504/37_2008/colin.jpg

http://www.showbiz.ie/photos/2008-02-claudine-farrell.jpg

http://www.showbiz.ie/images/stars2/farrell_sister-04.jpg

and cheryl cole, originally cheryl tweedy, who is supposed to be irish and scottish

http://imstars.aufeminin.com/stars/fan/cheryl-cole/cheryl-cole-20081008-461731.jpg

also her band mates kimberley walsh and nadine coyle

as well as russell brand, kit harington, frankie sandford, etc. etc.

and irish people are supposed to be the palest in the world but they do have brown to black hair more often than not

what i’m saying is that there are “exotic” people of every ethnicity. some of you over think it

nnnnn December 13, 2012 at 12:33 am

Surely, Chris Coleman is adopted child, too

Valaina June 11, 2012 at 12:51 am

I thought she had spanish in her

GeorgeJeanPierre May 22, 2012 at 11:14 pm

i thought she was spanish

Christian March 23, 2012 at 2:50 pm

this woman is so hot

but its difficult to classify her

yes there are welsh, irish and british people with dark eyes and hair but only a few look like her

KEIRA KNIGHTLEY
JODIE MARSH
VIC BECKHAM look the same and they are full blood british

Bobatu March 23, 2012 at 3:19 pm

JODIE MARSH!!!! She looks NOTHING like CZJ. You need new glasses bro

Marko March 23, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Wtf Jodie Marsh IS A F****** Dog and look nothing like CZJ.

VOGUE March 19, 2012 at 10:24 pm

she doesn’t look European, anyone know if her parents are immigrants?

Anya March 20, 2012 at 2:33 pm

On what planet does she not look European?! She could pass for either Irish or Welsh…and I should know, I live in Ireland! I’m 1/2 Irish, 1/8 Icelandic, 1/4 Scottish (Shetland Islands) and 1/8 Faroe Islander. I have darkest brown hair (nearly black), green eyes and skin like CZJs. My grandmother (fully Irish) had black hair and dark brown eyes. You need to take a trip to NW Europe…you might be surprised!

bvision April 10, 2012 at 4:32 pm

is this site for hardcore anti-white racists?

on robert sheehan’s page, you’re all saying he doesn’t look irish. i agree. he looks part black

but on his page, you also said that catherine zeta jones DOES look black irish

switching and baiting, eh?

whether you like it or not, there are millions of people who look like czj in europe

and i laugh because the majority of you are anti-white racists that have never even set foot on the continent of europe

it doesn’t matter at the end of the day

all of the arguing and fighting you do is for nothing

czj is welsh and irish and has always maintained that is her ethnicity. period

maybe one day you’ll see how fucking sad you are and get a life

bvision April 10, 2012 at 5:06 pm
nnnnn September 26, 2012 at 12:53 am

As I saw a pic of her parents, I undestood: she’s
ADOPTED

oooooooo March 17, 2012 at 2:52 pm

SHE LOOKS HISPANIC

Lopac Is My RACIST Lover March 17, 2012 at 3:11 pm

She looks like an Irish woman with dark skin.

BIG PAC March 17, 2012 at 3:15 pm

you know 0000000 is yourselve. What a nutcase.

Lopac Is My RACIST Lover March 17, 2012 at 3:16 pm

oooooo is eMI/boss/ken/BRAZIL/whoever he wants to be at the moment.

BIG PAC March 17, 2012 at 3:19 pm

who knows maybe all of them are you.

Lopac Is My RACIST Lover March 17, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Ethnic can verify that it isn’t me by the I.P. addresses.

roman2886 March 25, 2015 at 2:55 pm

she doesn’t look Irish she looks very Welsh typical Welsh facial features i can’t see any Irish and English in her she doesn’t look Irish or English she can’t pass for anything other than Welsh Ryan Reynolds looks Irish he is a good example of what Irish people look like Catherine Zeta Jones is a good example of Welsh people look like.

Anya March 17, 2012 at 4:47 am

I’m European and can say that there are plenty of people in Ireland and Wales that have CZJ’s colouring. Whoever said that less than half of one percent of Irish people have brown eyes is tripping! Personally, I’m 1/8 Faroe Islander, 1/4 Scottish (Shetland Islands), 1/8 Icelandic and 1/2 Irish. So I’m a NW European mix of a few islands! I have darkest brown hair, green eyes and fair skin. One Grandmother had black hair and dark, dark brown eyes, one Grandmother had black hair and navy blue eyes, one Grandfather had blond hair and blue eyes and the other had medium brown hair and the same piercing blue eye colour as Killian Murphy (mine are that light but green instead of blue). Anyway what I am trying to say is that none of those hair / eye combinations is unusual in W or NW Europe. CZJ is not rare or unusual in terms of her colouring. Check out the Welsh or Irish rugby teams sometime and you will see a whole range of different but not unusual colourings.

Alice March 27, 2012 at 8:47 pm

Despite what perceptions people have the people of the British Isles don’t have a set look. I think the quote about brown eyes was from Carlton Coon who was an American physical antropologist and the study was based on previous studies undertaken by a US university with the permission of the Irish government in the 1940s. This is the quote. “Studies have indicated the Irish are “almost uniquely pale skinned when unexposed, untanned parts of the body, are observed” and “40% of the entire group are freckled to some extent.” Moreover, “in the proportion of pure light eyes”, data shows that “Ireland competes successfully with the blondest regions of Scandinavia”, as approximately 42% of the Irish population have pure blue eyes. Another 30% have been found to possess light-mixed eyes and “less than 1 half of 1% have pure brown”.

Alice March 28, 2012 at 9:12 pm

The above is quoting a study done and is statistics from that study.
C. Wesley Dupertuis conducted a survey of Irish people in the 1940s under the guidance of the Department of Anthropology of Harvard University, and gathered data on hair and eye colour statistics in Ireland.

Alice March 28, 2012 at 9:20 pm

I personally think from my observations that Irish people would have a higher percentage of people with brown eyes than is quoted in the above study but on a whole the Irish are a light eyed population.

i like pizza! March 13, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Surely people understand that “WHITE” “BLACK” “BROWN” etc don’t literally mean that everyone who is Irish for example can only be white or everyone African American only Black. It’s a general grouping for massive amounts of people. People can tan, overtime their skin can darken, or people can lighten from not being out in the sun. It’s just a general grouping. There are Italians darker than some Arabs or even Black people (that rapper Ice T?) but that doesn’t mean they aren’t European or Middle Eastern or Black etc.

Come on people, it’s not that hard to understand these are general groupings. People are too mixed over thousands and thousands of years to not have a bit of variation and overlap. north Korean people are whiter than most “white european” people but that doesn’t make them European-Caucasian does it?

ONLY ANGLO-SAXONS ARE WHITE March 13, 2012 at 12:28 pm

She’s not white regardless. The Welsh and Irish are not white. They are not Anglo but Celtic.

BRAZIL March 16, 2012 at 6:41 am

WHATTTTTTTTTTTT

THIS IS IMPOSSIBLE

I THOUGHT SHE IS LATINA

THIS IS STRANGE

SHE DOESNT LOOK WHITE

Roger Is My Lover March 16, 2012 at 6:42 am

Anglo-Saxons are the only real whites.

Roger Is My Lover March 16, 2012 at 12:40 pm

The truest words I have ever spoken.

Me myself and I January 4, 2013 at 8:35 am

And what are Celtics? You’re American right? -_- Punch yourself in the face please, please, please and do the human race a favor!!! Do it hard, make your nose bleed.
Oh and your name is just… just… I have no word for your stupidity!! Whites are not also called Anglo-Saxons, we’re also called European.. so all native, indigenous people of Europe – from Russia to Spain, from Iceland to Turkey, from Norway to Malta/Italy and from France to Israel :) now go drink milk and ask your mommy why are you so stupid!
And she is a typical White girl, you guys get your ass to Europe before you comment.. I don’t know what these Whites that left for America (North, Middle, South) S. Africa, Australia and New Zealand do to make the others have some weird idea of that race.
Ah go screw you all, CZJ is human, we all are. That’s our race, we’re all siblings and enjoy life, don’t bother this shit..!

Alice January 4, 2013 at 9:54 pm

Roger Is My Lover was being sarcastic in that comment because people are always arguing about some celebrities origins. If someone has dark hair or almond shaped eyes or high cheek bones there are people that cannot accept that they don’t have some “exotic” ancestry. Catherine is not unusual for anywhere in Britain or Ireland.

Ricksterflo22 January 4, 2013 at 6:49 pm

Oh, that is nice, but you are fucking stupid. The history of White/caucasian is actually from the Russian, Kavskas, Germans, Persians, and Georgians. That means YOU are not white before them. In fact, there are a few theories by a German, Meiner and Kavskas, Mroveli about it., and they have more evidence than YOU. Also, many people will agree because this is smart, not stupid, that people mixed with Saxon are equal to judgement of mixed people, no offense but impure by prejudicists or unqualified by respectful people since they are two ethnicities and immigrations of different people. Now, some whites can be supreme for a subgroup, but people must have logic on that. Anglo comes from Briton, Britain is not only the caucasian race. so further. Any origin of European is Caucasian. Just as Asian is from Asia, and Arabs from Arab nations. Besides, Everyone came from Africa so your ideal is a piss-water

Ahmed March 13, 2012 at 10:51 am

It’s common for people of British (especially Welsh) and irish descent to have dark hair and eyes! The number of people with dark eyes in England is actually quite high around 50%, even higher than the natives of France! it’s just a stereotype that all British/Irish people are really white, when honestly many of them look like Catherine Zeta Jones! British people do have pale but usually darker hair and eyes!

i like pizza! March 13, 2012 at 12:13 pm

its a stereotype cuz the majority of british and irish people are pretty f’n white. yeah some are darker but when the majority are something, thats what u associate them as. not that many ppl are dark like zeta jones, she is kinda rare but i know what you mean. i read somewhere that its because spanish people mixed a bit with them in the middle ages

Alice March 16, 2012 at 7:13 am

Ahmed there is definitely a lot of stereotypes and Catherine is not at all uncommon for the British Isles. Dark eyes are definitely a minority in Ireland though & in the rest of the British Isles. The most common look is brown hair, fair skin and blue eyes. Blue eyes are most common in Ireland and to a lesser extend in Britain but they are still the most common eye colour there. Blond is more common in Britain than Ireland but blond hair is not unusual in Ireland. Scots have the highest percentage of red hair and then Ireland. They have a variety of looks but fair skin and blue eyes would be the majority in the Isles.

mm March 16, 2012 at 9:29 am

She is not only Irish, but also Welsh where it it MUCH more common to have dark eyes, whereas Less than 1 half of 1% have pure brown eyes in Ireland. Also, thank you for setting everyone straight on the statistics of the Isles. She definitely looks Irish and Welsh. In Ireland almost 15% of people have black hair, 10% red. Blond/light brown hair is around 5%.

Alice March 16, 2012 at 9:46 am

I know Catherine is half Welsh. mm Blond/light brown hair is a lot more than 5% is Ireland. I’m of Irish descent myself. Red hair in Ireland is around 10% as you stated and blond hair is more common than red hair. True black hair is relatively rare in Ireland despite the stereotype of the blue eyed, black haired colleen. It is most definitely not 15%. Light brown hair is quite common in Ireland. Also a lot of Irish have a reddish tinge to their hair. Brown eyes would be more frequent in Wales but they would still have more light eyes than dark. I would summarise that the Irish are more dark haired and light eyed than Britain and the British are more light haired and dark eyed than the Irish on a whole but the British Isles has a varied phenotype.

Marc March 16, 2012 at 9:51 am

I read that dark brown hair is 50% in Ireland and black is 15% other percentage must make up blonde and red light brown.

Alice March 16, 2012 at 10:14 am

@Marc That is very interesting Marc. I have been to Ireland and I can’t recall any Irish person that had black hair (I’m sure there is but it was not common where I was anyway). Dark brown is common but the majority would have medium brown hair. I think light brown hair is relatively common. I have that colour myself and it seems to be the most common colour in Irish people I know. Would you call Pierce Brosnan’s hair black? I wouldn’t I would call that dark brown. Anyway I think that in some countries blond hair is overestimated and others underestimated. In my family blond hair is quite common as is red hair. I don’t think my family is unusual.

Marc March 16, 2012 at 10:21 am

Yes i not sure never been so i can not say.It is just i remember reading before so i am not that sure if it is the right %.

Alice March 17, 2012 at 5:09 am

Here are maps from Frost (2006) of the Percentage Frequency of Light Eyes and Light Hair in and around Europe. It says that Ireland is in the 20 – 49% Light Hair category.
Here is another map
http://www.gnxp.com/blog/2007/11/pigmentation-variation-in-europe.php

Alice March 17, 2012 at 5:12 am

http://pages.globetrotter.net/peter_frost61z/European-hair-and-eye-color.htm
Here is the map that says Ireland is in the 20-49% light hair category by Frost (2006).

Alice March 17, 2012 at 5:46 am

http://unsafeharbour.wordpress.com/2012/02/19/distribution-of-light-hair-and-eyes-in-europe/
Some more maps showing distribution of light eyes and hair colour in Europe.

Alice March 17, 2012 at 5:48 am
ethnic March 18, 2012 at 5:34 am

interesting maps. thanks

Alice March 16, 2012 at 10:31 am

@Marc I think France is not a country that has had much genetic testing so far. Hopefully this will be done soon. I think the Irish and British Isles were populated from France. It will be interesting to see in the future if this bears out. There is already a connection with Brittany and the British Isles. It will be interesting to see what comes in the future.

Roger Is My Lover March 16, 2012 at 10:52 am

http://babes.wallpaper1024.net/bulkupload/jan21/K/Kim%20Smith/Kim_Smith_1024X768_wallpaper_01.jpg

Would you say this is black or dark brown? I think most of the time it is a very dark brown and not black.

Marc March 16, 2012 at 10:59 am

In my opinion it is dark brown.I think a good few Irish would have more of this color that black from the ones that i have seen.

Roger Is My Lover March 16, 2012 at 11:16 am

Can you post an example of someone with black hair? I think people have the tendency to call really dark brown hair black.

Alice March 17, 2012 at 3:59 am

I would call that dark brown.

Alice March 17, 2012 at 4:05 am

The colour of Catherine’s hair in her picture above is black.

Wow March 6, 2012 at 10:13 am

The dark hair is throwing everyone off. IMHO she has an irish Face. No disputing it. If you want to see a Latin face take a look at Julia Roberts and her brother Eric. There is no mistaking CZJ for mixed.

i like pizza! March 13, 2012 at 12:18 pm

yeah, she is basically just a really tanned irish person lol

Alice March 16, 2012 at 7:16 am

And isn’t she just beautiful.

Trool March 3, 2012 at 9:06 am

But guess what, she´s european and the language you speak is european and all the white people in the US is from european descent.
Euro trash whyand stupid why? Because we dont have death penalty, we dont start wars everywhere, because we have free and good heath care for all. Eurotrash right.

Bella February 29, 2012 at 11:47 am

Beautiful white woman!

eMI February 27, 2012 at 8:34 pm

ANOTHER BLACK IRISH…GO BACK TO PORTUGAL CATHERINE!

mem February 27, 2012 at 4:03 pm

She looks pretty hispanic…well check her pics before nose job, and she looks black also.

mony August 27, 2014 at 5:01 pm

She looks hispanic but not black -.-

You're a moron Dolphin February 19, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Yet, she is white! Lmao, some of the prettiest women in the world are “white” or European.

me February 19, 2012 at 1:31 pm

she/he was being sarcastic idiots

Reno February 18, 2012 at 11:35 pm

She looks British.. honestly those who say she looks Iberian.. she doesn’t at all. The resemblance is just seen by those with an untrained eye and little knowledge of Europeans. People just don’t realize there are many “Mediterranean looking” people in the UK/Ireland.

lulz February 13, 2012 at 8:09 am

You’re an idiot. =)

storm January 28, 2012 at 11:17 pm

she looks like a spaniard

storm January 28, 2012 at 10:26 pm

she looks mediterranean

me February 19, 2012 at 1:34 pm

i agree

me. January 13, 2012 at 10:42 pm

Being European doesn’t always mean being white, the father of Minka Kelly looks like Carlos Leon, father of Lourdes Maria.

I never noticed the Miranda Kerr, and she said earlier about have Filipino ancestry.

They even said, WHITE girls with ancestry non-white minority.

American has culture and its own identity, the people don’t need be identified always as “european” or with “european origin”, I see very eurocentrism in this site.

Shut it January 21, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Will you just shut up already .Minka Kelly and Miranda Kerr are both of European descent this is what the ethnic site is about peoples heritage the only first people of America are Natives. Always trying to make out any European celebrity of European heritage is either mixed with either Asian black or Hispanic or is not European at all.To make yourself believe they are not just white?
Do you even know what ethnic means it means?

An ethnic group is a group of people whose members identify with each other through a comman heritage consisting of a comman language a common culture and or an ideology that stresses common ancestry,The concept of ethnicity differs from the closely related race as race refers to grouping based upon biological criteria while ethnicity encompasses additional cultural factors.

You seem to think that white people can not be ethnic and always put them down on this site you are a self hater.
Who the heck cares if Minka Kellys father looks Lourdes Maria father get out of here with you ridiclious theories.
The last time i checked this site is called ethnicelebs why do you come on if you dont want to see with different ethnic backgrounds and stop spreading your disguisting racism.
Ya America has its own identity and a lot of it has to do with EUROPEANS going over there if you knew history. So there is going to be people with different European heritage over there .Why are you so mad about people some celebs been called European descendants why does it affect you so badly.

mick January 13, 2012 at 10:22 am

She’s very animated and beautiful in her face. Especially when she smiles and laughs. She has a very down-to-earth and endearing quality about her to me.

Angel Syrene January 6, 2012 at 11:27 pm

She’s made Asian type little

Meg January 1, 2012 at 7:43 pm

This is one case where I will NEVER understand what people think is so “exotic” looking about this woman. I feel like the world is still stuck in 1998 and sees her as Elena from Mask of Zorro.

Why are people even arguing about “zeta”? That is her middle name and that name comes from A SHIP her great grandfather captained and has nothing to do with ancestry -_-

KimJ January 9, 2012 at 9:18 am

She is exotic looking. You know, it is very much possible for Caucasian women to look exotic (case in point. Also, take a gander at Spanish and Scandinavian women as well!).

Meg January 16, 2012 at 11:20 pm

I never said Caucasian women can’t/ don’t look exotic. But SHE looks a lot like a bunch of other women I’ve seen from the Great Britain area.

Amanda December 31, 2011 at 5:04 pm

I thought she was Italian or Spanish.

me December 28, 2011 at 9:03 am

she is very dark, but I believe she is irish and Welsh,because her parents looks much more white than her.
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/06/13/article-1286353-0A02D4FD000005DC-755_468x594.jpg

Maria December 26, 2011 at 12:08 pm

She is Irish and Welsh get over it people!

Kayleigh September 17, 2011 at 1:14 am

I have to disagree, I think Catherine Zeta Jones does look of Welsh descent. Welsh/ Irish people are descendants of Celts, who were known for having very dark hair and sometimes dark skin. It is not uncommon to find the Mediterranean look in Wales, not only because of the influx of Italian immigration, but there is evidence to prove that the celts in south Wales are descendants of the Silures tribe, who were in fact from Northern Spain. I myself am Welsh with Welsh ancestry and have an olive complexion, this is not uncommon here. You only have to look at the likes of Tom Jones, Kelly Jones, Ryan Giggs and Gavin Henson, to name a few to realise that dark hair, eyes and skin are not unusual in Wales.

mau December 30, 2011 at 12:40 am

that wasn’t the celts that had dark hair buddy, it was the indigenous Bretosn that mixed with ancient Celtic settlers from central Europe

Marc January 6, 2012 at 3:10 am

Forget of this obsolescent theory that celts came to England from Central Europe in La Tene period!
Proto-celtic (neolithic) settlers arrived to North-Western Europe from south at 2500 BC or even earler!

justop January 10, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Go a little deeper and you will find African ancestry

reiver January 4, 2012 at 3:04 pm

True! My mum is 3/4 Irish, 1/4 Scottish and had pitch black hair, brown eyes and olive skin. She even looked the double of Catherine Zeta Jones when she was young. Same eye shape too (can’t see the lids).

Habe February 22, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Your correct Kayleigh. Celts were nomdiac people. I’m a little of Scottish descent. They can have dark hair and olive skin. There were Iberiancelts in Spain & Portugual. They lived in a lot of places, even alway to Turkey. The Celts moved out from their original homeland in western France & southern Germany & into western & southeastern Europe. They also settled in northern Italy & the plains of central Anatolia. The name ” Celt” dates from the sixth centry B.C. when Greek sources used the term to denote tribes living around the Danube & Rhone rivers. People in France have a Celtic ancestry.

menhir September 4, 2011 at 11:33 am

Loads of Welsh, Irish and western English (Cornwall) people have this colouring. I do myself! My grandmother was even darker. I’ve traced my family a few 100 years–no one outside the British Isles/Ireland at all. The earliest people in these areas came from Iberia and northern France thousands of years ago, and there has been very little genetic input into the more remote areas since.

Robert November 18, 2011 at 12:42 pm

I always thought that she and Sean Connery had Black Irish ancestry (a phenotype with origins coming from those who migrated to Ireland from the Iberian Peninsula thousands of years ago.) Geneticists have found that most of the DNA of those indigenous to the British Isles came from the Iberian Peninsula at the end of the last major ice age. No single later invasion (with perhaps the exception of the huge influx of forreign peoples which has occured since the 1960’s) has contributed more than 5%.

Marc July 8, 2011 at 9:14 am

Maybe name Zeta means “olive” for Hebrew,but i think it seems that this is just letter from Greek alphabet

Marc July 8, 2011 at 8:03 am

sorry, i mean 200 thousand italians in preceding comment

PS.Wales on of the few regions in Europe witn one of the lowest level of migration for the last 4000 or more years!

Marc July 8, 2011 at 7:53 am

Mark Jordan you’re liar or not belong to history society!!!

Population in Wales before 1830 was about 800-900 thousand people.And there’s absolutely normal when population in Wales grew to 2 million in 1900.Such a big increase -It’s a common situation for all Brit.Islands and Europe generally,it’s not a migration,it is just high fertility of industrial society

you’re saying: 200 italians in South Wales in 1900!!!!!!?????
Mark you have sunstroked when you wrote this?
In this case halfmillion of modern Welsh people must be with italian surnames LOL))))))))))))
By the way,Jenkins is not Anglo-saxon surname,it Cornwall surname appears in Britain after Normands conquest as composit of early christianic (not anglo-saxon) name Ioan and flemish/french word ”kiin” what means ”son”.Thus normands registered native people

There’s a lot of darkhaired people in South Wales because of one of the early neolithic migrations from Iberia.Some Roman chronists in the beginning of AD described Silures as people, looks like Iberians.
i don’t know what does it means Zeta,but i’m goin’ to find out that.i’m sure Catherine doesn’t have italian heritage,she is 100 % Briton

Mark Jordan August 4, 2011 at 8:21 am

Welsh Historians certainly write a skewed history of Wales and bend the facts to promote their own nationalism. If you believed their history, Italians started arriving in South Wales in 1885, yet many Italian businesses are recorded from 1820. The massive amount of Italians and Germans that came to Glamorgan don’t show up on the census’ due to name changes (Jones), naturalisation and offspring being civically Welsh.

I said Fair was Anglo Saxon – Jenkins is an English name.

No population can increase by a muliple of 4 in 100 years without massive immigration. Especially in a society where children died at childbirth.

Zeta means ‘Little Girl” in Italian. Jones was a generic name given to foreignors by the local Welsh administrators, there in no getting away from that.

Catherine Zeta Jones is, in my opinion, as ethnically Italian and English. Only a full study of her geneology would confirm this.

Marc November 28, 2011 at 7:49 am

OK! In your mind:200 THOUSANDS Italians!!! came to Wales around 1850-1900 and most of them changed their surnames immediately???!!! Sorry man but it is a whopper! Where did you get this information? Real number of Italian immigrants in Wales were no more than just 1000-1500 about 1900 year and most of them worked in the coal mines and as a seamen on a ships

No,you said that Jenkins is Old English name. It’s not true,cause Old Eanglish it’s the same that Anglo-Saxon!
This surname is derivative from early Christian (Latin) name Ioannes ,more widespread in Wales, Cornwall,Devon and West Midlands. It’s earliest documented occurrence in Monmouthshire,Wales in the Domesday in XI century.There is no connection with Old English names.

Increase of population by a multiple of 4 in 100 years is characteristically situation for all Britain,not just for Wales. Because of high fertility and low mortality thanks to advances in medicine and healthcare.

“Zeta means “Little Girl” in Italian” – Lie again!!!
Name Jones derives from early medieval Latin name Ioannes,and you must know that Christianity,and this name respectively became common in Wales much earlier than in Eastern England ,and by the time of Eduard I,name Ioannes and derivatives from that were very common in all Christian Europe including Wales,so, your version that this name brought to Wales from England in Modern Era is absurd.
Your opinion about Italian heritage of Catherine is just your imagination ,it’s can never be confirmed

Jenny December 13, 2011 at 5:39 pm

If you are interested in a list of old english names for boys and girls try this one Old English Names

Marc November 29, 2011 at 1:30 am

Ok,Mark Jordan,in your mind 200 thousand Italians!!!! settled in Wales in XIX century,and all of them didn’t registered and immediately changed their names ???!!!! Sorry man but this is bullshit!
In fact real number of Italian immigrants in Wales by 1900 year was never more than 1000-1500 people and most of them worked as a seamen or miners.

You said that Jenkins is Old English surname,but Old English is the same Anglo-Saxon language.
In reality surname Jenkins (which very widespread in Wales,Cornwall,Devon and West Midlands) derives from early Christian (Latin) name Ioannes,and you must know that Christianity became common in Wales much earlier than in Eastern England,so respectively name Ioannes and derivatives were widespread in Wales long before Eduard I.For example surname Jenkins first documented in Monmouthshire in Doomsday book in XI century.

Increase of population by a multiple of 4 in 100 years is characteristically for England and Wales.because of advanced in medicine,health education.welfare work and other actions.i don’t say that there wasn’t immigration to Britain,but it was not decisive reason of increase of population there.

“””Zeta means “Little Girl” in Italian””” _Lie again!
What about surname Jones.By 1811-1841 year about 145,000 people named Jones were livin’ in Wales,more than in England! So,your posulate that surname Jones had brought to Wales just by immigrants is absurd!

Your opinion,that Catherine as ethically Italian is just your imagination which not based on any facts and can’t be confirmed.

Mari July 7, 2011 at 12:28 pm

Why are some of you getting so upset. The simple answer is Migration. No matter how long ago it happened explains why it all. Saying a country doesn’t explain ethnicity and we really shouldn’t get angry when someone notices that someone doesn’t look like their fellow countryman. Their ancestors mixed in with the original countryman but their original DNA is still present and so what if we still see traces of it. If hundreds or more years didn’t irradicate it, how will getting mad change things?

Trese June 15, 2011 at 6:30 pm

This is an interesting site, many people have negative and emotional things to say when it comes to this over talked about issue.

Come on. Why can’t she be Welsh and Irish? Why does she have to be anything other than what she is? Not that there’s anything wrong with it, but honestly, in the times we live in, we really dont have to be embarassed to admit anything, because as the person stated at the top of the post, it is not the 1940s anymore.

Now back to the issue of her heritage, many Irish and Welsh have the same features, and as for wether or not that they have been invaded by these many eastern invadors, is left up to the historians, archeologists and scientists. The rest belongs to time.

If we stopped bothering ourselves with that age old question about guessing someone is who they are by looking at them, we’re putting them into a tired stereotype. Enough of it, isn’t anyone bored yet talking about the same thing?

She is what she is, why not let her just embrace that and not have to feel like she needs to be forced to say otherwise?

Does it offend you if she isn’t black, asian, or any other race for that matter?

There is no shame to be anything than what you are-you can be any race and be proud.

She is Welsh and Irish. Period.

lalalala June 17, 2011 at 11:26 am

well articulated!

mony August 27, 2014 at 5:05 pm

Totally agree…here people are ridicolous!!!

Mark Jordan June 12, 2011 at 1:44 pm

With reference to my previous explanation, Catherine Zeta Jones, according to Wikki, was named after her Grandmothers, Catherine Fair and Zeta Jones.

Fair is and old English (Anglo-Saxon) name and Zeta is Italian meaning ‘Little Girl’. The name ‘Jones’ was a generic name given to foreign immigrants in the 19th Century by local Welsh administrators.

The massive influx of 200,000 Italians to Wales in the 19th Century concentrated their trades in Coffee Houses and Confectionary.

It doesn’t take Sherlock Holmes to infer that her father, who according to Wikki is named Jones and owns a sweet factory, is probably of Italian descent.

Mark Jordan June 12, 2011 at 1:14 pm

Not a lot of people know this.

I live in South Wales and belong to a history society. Before 1830 there were only 500,000 (Half a Million) people in Wales but by 1900, due to the massive influx from Italy (200,000 mostly to South Wales), England, Scotland and Ireland, it was 2,000,000 (2 Million), four times the original population.

This is a fact, therefore it should be no surprise, that especially in South Wales, a lot of women will have black hair and Mediterranean looks.

The Welsh are very proud of their Welsh heritage, but most don’t realise that if they go back to 1850, there is much more chance that their relatives were not ‘Welsh’ at all. A neighbour of mine who has an animosity towards the English is named Jenkins, which is an old English name :-) My local County Coucillor who who has an almost unpronouncable Welsh name, has relatives that came from England 120 years ago.

Mari July 7, 2011 at 11:19 am

You just gave an explination for the entire earth and you are absolutely correct. This is why I always say name races not just places. She doesn’t look at all Welch no matter where she was born. If a black family lived in Japan and a child was born of them while over there, do you think the Japanese people would classify that child’s race as Japanese or Asian? NOT. You may get a lot of crappy feedback but I get your point. I agree and Thank you.

Hahahahahaha April 30, 2011 at 2:16 pm

American’s seem to have absolutely no idea of what people in Europe look like – Not a clue. All they do is rely on stereotypes. Catherine Zeta Jones is definitely Welsh & Irish.

Marc May 8, 2011 at 7:22 am

She’s definetely look like Western European,not just Welsh or Irish!

MySpace Celebrity May 8, 2011 at 1:28 pm

Exactly.

ew September 3, 2011 at 1:04 am

exactly. this thread is proof that many americans are idiots, especially when it comes to matters of race/ethnic origin.
( i am an american, by the way)

Chicagoan April 27, 2011 at 2:44 am

She looks more Middle Eastern than anything else. Even though she can pass as Welsh or Irish, my first guess would be Middle Eastern. I heard rumors about a Saudi father and that’s why she went with her grandmother’s name as her last name which you would have to admit is very unusual.

Ohplease!!! April 26, 2011 at 1:31 pm

Well to me she looks nothing like her family and It will come out what she really is. What’s ironic is that some people called Ava Gardner “Black Irish” then in a biography about Frank Sinatra, he was quoted as saying her father was black but passed as white which was common back then even in my own family tree. Catherine is a mixture of somethin I don’t care what anyone says. Other people who have passed or dumpers to have questionable ancestry, Dwight Eisenhower, President Wiliam Taft and you can google and find pictures of his brown skinned relatives, Dinah Shore, Carol Channing, Abraham Lincoln, Carley Simon, can’t think of any one else but I’m sure there are a lot more out there. Not sure what Catherine is mixed with but there’s something going on

Anonymous April 26, 2011 at 6:09 pm

They say Ava Gardner’s father was part black, not that he was fully black.

I am sorry, but no. There are too many people in Europe who look like Catherine for it to be a coincidence. True, I believe she has admixture, like many other Europeans, but directly-speaking, no, her parents are white.

Not to mention, why on earth would she be trying to pass? You guys act like it is the fucking 1940’s. It’s okay to not be white in these times. Jesus.

Anonymous April 26, 2011 at 6:12 pm

I guess “something is going on” with lots and lots of white people in Europe then, huh? Catherine’s look is not that uncommon.

WTF April 27, 2011 at 5:23 am

@Anonymous

Have to disagree with you,it may not be the 1940’s,but in people minds it’s still not ok to have black blood.Why do you think everytime a white celebrity is mention to have black blood,the people on this site get offended.That’s the only bloodline they attack.Someone made a joke saying you can say a white person is a (german,jew,irish, a rapist,and part black)and the only thing they get mad about is that you said he was part black.Or they say your just trying to turn everybody black,you just want to claim him,no it’s a lie,they are 1000000% white;stupid little things like that.

Ohplease!!! April 27, 2011 at 6:44 am

I meant to say Warren Harding not Taft, and yes its not the 1940’s and I don’t know what world your living in or maybe your just evolved but a lot of white people still do hide black ancestry. Also don’t let there be an old picture of a darker skin relative rumored to be black, some will say “oh thats a tan, she was a Cherokee princess” lol, or something like that. You should look up this reporter Charlie Leduff and read his story. His black ancestry was recently revealed to him. So yes its still okay in some peoples eyes not to be black. Yes Ava Gardners father was bi-racial or Melungeon like Abraham Lincoln is rumored to be, but in reality , when you say “not fully black” thats what the majority of African Americans are. Even if they don’t look like it. Thers’s nothing wrong with being full blacks because Africans are beautiful people but most African Americans are mixed and some people from Africa are too, thats why we come in so many hues, and hair textures, and a variation of different eye colors

FUCKYOUBITCH April 29, 2011 at 5:32 pm

I do not care if I get thumbed down.

We are not discussing blackness in Catherine’s case. In fact, why do you guys even bring up black people? What do they have to do with her? What does Ava Gardner have to do with Catherine?

Her look is very common in Wales. Tom Jones and Jonathan Rhys Davies are Welsh as well. Their look is similar to hers. I said that a lot of Europeans share Catherine’s looks because of admixture.

Ohplease!!! said “something is going on” as if millions and millions of Europeans do not look like her. You need to educate yourself. Her look is common in many parts of Europe because of admixture.

I am tired of these conspiracy theories and these victim mentalities. She will still be what she is at the end of the day.

FUCKYOUBITCH April 29, 2011 at 5:37 pm

God, this site is annoying.

get a life April 29, 2011 at 6:35 pm

@fyb

if the site is so annoying,get off of it

takeyourmedsagrybitchboy May 1, 2011 at 10:38 pm

Ok get the fuck off the page then and we know the history of the European countries being invaded in the past blah! blah! blah! shut it up! People come here to post what they think so either stay here and agree/disagree but stop your crying bitch boy/girl. Now go take your meds, turn off the computer,get back into the real world and gets some ass your getting way too emotional over this

takeyourmedsangrybitchboy May 1, 2011 at 10:45 pm

oh yea forgot to mention she looks Arab to me im pretty sure she is hope that makes you have a coronary :-)

get a life April 29, 2011 at 6:51 pm

@fyb

I belive that (ohplease) is saying that even to this day white europeans will deny their full ethnicity the way Ava and the rest of their northern American counterparts did and still do.Their seems to be something of an embarrassment to say your not pure white.Look how you people freaked out about the royal family bloodline

get a life April 29, 2011 at 6:53 pm

mistake made:There seems

FUCKYOUBITCH April 29, 2011 at 5:49 pm

Why did you do it to her when many native Welsh and Irish people share the same characteristics as her? I think you should go onto every white person’s board and say “something is going on.” Apparently, you do think “something is going on.”

Europe has been a home to numerous invasions for thousands of years. Arabs, Berbers, Africans, Mongolians, and everything in between invaded that damn continent . . . even Finland has been invaded. In America, many white people have admixture as well. Their ancestry could consist of Native American A N D black. Tom Jones, Catherine Zeta Jones, Jonathan Rhys Davies, George Clooney, Cheryl Cole, Sean Connery, Gerard Butler, Frankie Sandford, and all of those white folks look the way they do because of it. It does not take a genius to figure that out.

Since you were able to realize that African-Americans have mixed ancestry, you should have been able to realize that.

rae July 7, 2011 at 7:57 am

That is so true about african americans having mixed blood. I’m mostly african but my great grandfather on my mother’s side, his line traces back to Spain, so that would mean I have Spanish blood. And I seems to have blood from almost every race, but my family is trying to find where we are from. African and all. :)

Misty April 22, 2011 at 6:07 am

Interesting fact she has bipolar 2 disorder!

Marie April 13, 2011 at 11:05 pm

Not having blond hair and blue eyes doesn’t make a European less European than a person with blond hair and blue eyes. Catherine Zeta-Jones isn’t necessarily more “mixed” than a blond person.

Blond hair and blue eyes simply developed in Northeastern Europe around ten thousand years ago. In fact, you can be blond haired and be more mixed than a dark haired person. Brown and black hair are the standard hair colors and Europe. Natural blond hair is not that common outside of Northern and Eastern Europe. Outside of those areas, the hair is probably dyed.

It doesn’t make any difference if Catherine Z-J is part this or that. I don’t care. Blond hair and blue eyes is not the “standard” European look, it is a fairly new variety of European look.

Marc April 16, 2011 at 7:23 am

@Natural blond hair is not that common outside of Northern and Eastern [email protected]

No! You’re wrong Marie! there’s just a fashion or mainstream to pain blond in these parts of Europe,especially in Eastern Europe.if You see blondhaired easterneuropean hookers very often,it doesn’t mean that this natural colour of theyr hair.In fact maybe 3 or 4 percent of natural blondies from there.There’s not less blondies in North-West of Europe…..maybe even more,than in Eastern

@Blond hair and blue eyes simply developed in Notheastern around ten thousand years [email protected]

It’s also negative.Scientists mark MIXED population in all parts of Europe during all neolithic period

Wtf April 16, 2011 at 2:22 pm

@Marc:well it is very common with melasian blacks.Also you mixed,how do you mean?Because if your saying white,that mutation happen only 6k years ago

Marc April 18, 2011 at 8:39 am

i mean skulls with brachecephalic,dolichocephalic and even negroid feautures from one and the same archeological sites at all regiones of Europe,what date from the period 10-3000 BC,so the theory that Northeastern Europe is the homeland for blondies is a speculation and fib

WTF April 19, 2011 at 4:46 am

@Marc

Ok I understand you now

rae July 7, 2011 at 8:00 am

Characteristics don’t always match the “race” of a person. I’ve seen a full blooded asian with naturally curly hair. :)

aps March 27, 2011 at 1:40 am
Katie March 16, 2011 at 9:57 pm

my sister tells me i look like catherine zeta jones alot, but im anglo-german,asian,african.I look slightly eurasian im mostly mistaken as turkish.When i googled turkish girls the first page had this image below the turkish girl looks exactly like zeta jones.
http://img1.eyefetch.com/Portfolio%5Cceyhun%5C21725.jpg

Zeta jones most certanly has mongolian/asian ancestry.

Anonymous March 17, 2011 at 9:57 am

That is Catherine Zeta Jones . . .

And as far as I know, there are not many Asians in Wales, and they certainly were never invaded by Mongolians.

Wtf April 16, 2011 at 2:04 pm

@anonymous:you know you don’t have to invade to get certain bloodlines;at least not in the way your thinking

Lola April 15, 2011 at 4:03 pm

She does look part Asian or Mongolian. I don’t understand why some people are so belligerent or reluctant about it. I mean, it’s pretty obvious.

Marc April 16, 2011 at 6:50 am

if Zeta Jones of mongolian origin…… i’m Michael Douglas

Wtf April 16, 2011 at 2:08 pm

@Marc:just because you don’t see traits,doesn’t mean the bloodline is not there.I mean do you actually have any hard evidence she doesn’t?Or is it just your opinion?

Marc April 18, 2011 at 8:52 am

Of course i don’t know if Zeta-J.has mongolian,african or someone else bloodlines thousands yeras ago.We can verify ancestors til just XIX or XVIII century maxima.Do You know some Asians in her family tree?

Anonymous April 19, 2011 at 12:24 am

It is not obvious that she is part Asian. o_O How is it obvious? Most people think the woman looks Spanish or Italian. So no, it is not obvious. Personally, I do not think she looks part Asian. I saw pictures of her when she was younger, and she looks very Black Irish, like many of the others who are ethnically so.

Paul. April 19, 2011 at 6:12 am

Except not really, because the whole ‘Black Irish’ thing is bull.

Anonymous April 19, 2011 at 4:36 pm

Then, Paul, what do you call the Irish with dark phenotypes? I mean, people call them ‘Black Irish’ . . . so I don’t know. Why do you think it is bull? Do you not like the name?

Alice November 30, 2011 at 3:09 am

@Anonymous Black Irish is an American term. It most probably started due to people wanting to explain some African or Native American blood in the US. Another example is Black Dutch. In Ireland a person who has dark hair and eyes wouldn’t be considered foreign. Native Irish range from blond to brunet and have all the different eye colours. You get people like Colin Farrell and Ronan Keating all Irish.

mony August 27, 2014 at 5:07 pm

Mongolian???ahahahahah ridicolous!!!

Yer Mom November 22, 2010 at 6:25 pm

Black hair, fair skin and hazel eyes are very common in Wales and Ireland.

Marc April 16, 2011 at 6:44 am

…..and in all other parts of Europe generally

Anonymous April 19, 2011 at 12:24 am

My sister thinks everyone in Europe has blonde hair, blue eyes, and skin as white as snow.

Marc May 8, 2011 at 7:14 am
me September 24, 2010 at 3:35 pm

she looks welsh to me :) well welsh and irish lol

Dude September 23, 2010 at 1:32 pm

She never clarifies her dark kinky hair and dark eyes and that is because she is part Romany, Gypsy and is ashamed.

ethnic September 24, 2010 at 2:58 am

Id like to see some evidence of that!

cheese December 1, 2010 at 3:41 pm

your just a bitch

Me! March 26, 2011 at 1:48 pm

what the hell is wrong with you all.! Whites are not Blondies and Blue eyed people.. Whites are the Universal race..(that means all hair and eyes colours are common) and dark hair and eyes are maybe more common then blond and blue.! so go drink milk and go to sleep.! Gypsy? and what happened when you woke up? you are probably one so you want her in your “race”.. BYE

Me! March 26, 2011 at 1:49 pm

I mean not only Blondies and Blue eyed people xD sorry mistake

mony August 27, 2014 at 5:09 pm

Ashamed to be roman??? Fuck you!! You’re ignorant!!

Nick September 9, 2010 at 10:11 pm

I could have sworn she was that native new zealander race. I’m not sure what they call them?

ethnic September 10, 2010 at 12:41 am

I think you mean Maori? i wouldnt think so though

Junior July 14, 2010 at 2:01 pm

Are you sure she is not part Greek?, i heard something about it, she has to have some non Irish-Welsh origin, she doesn`t look from there at all.

LiL V4CH4 July 14, 2010 at 2:09 pm

NAA.. SHE’S JUST WELSH AND IRISH. SOME OF THEM HAVE DARK FEATURES.. THAT’S WHY. LOLZ.! =D

Rhys August 26, 2010 at 8:59 am
liz November 1, 2010 at 9:58 pm

this is because of spaniards invading ireland and interbreeding with them.

Anonymous March 11, 2011 at 4:56 pm

Could she be of what has long been refered to as “Black Irish” ancestry?

Me! March 26, 2011 at 1:51 pm

“Black Irish” doesn’t mean African Irish.. that means White people from Ireland with dark hair colour and eye colour or dark hair and blue/ green eyes.. so as she is White she is probably party “Black Irish” :)

Wtf March 26, 2011 at 4:27 pm

@me:they have change the definition of that phrase so many time s,you have no idea what it means now.However Ireland was invaded by Africans who did their thing there.

Alice November 30, 2011 at 2:38 am

@Wtf – Really? Africans invaded Ireland?? I’ve never read anything about this in Irish history or heard about it from any reputable historian. If there was some African dna in Ireland believe me we would all know about it as Irish genetics have been studied quite a bit. In every European population (even Scandinavia) there are dark eyed and dark haired people with olive skin. In the British Isles there are brunets, blonds and redheads all native to those countries.

Natasha July 1, 2010 at 3:06 pm

She looks like Michael Jackson in that picture,LOL.

Bombpants May 4, 2010 at 3:34 pm

She looks Spanish for sure, but surprisingly shes not.

Anonymous May 4, 2010 at 5:58 am

She looks german!

Arab Soulja May 3, 2010 at 9:40 pm

yer iv com to realise that Welsh people have darker features :P

but at first i thought she was mixed because of her name Zeta? Zeta is Spanish so yer ;)

Me! March 26, 2011 at 1:52 pm

???? Spanish people are White.. just to let you know ;))

Wtf March 26, 2011 at 4:36 pm

@me:they weren’t always seen as white,and what about the half bloods,are they white to?

Island-Boi May 3, 2010 at 8:27 pm

Nope she looks Welsh.

Arab Soulja April 22, 2010 at 10:56 pm

i always thought she looked a bit mediterenean

Paul. April 15, 2011 at 9:53 am

Oh my God.

I am Irish. I live in Ireland. This whole “Black Irish” thing is utter bull, to be honest.
How can you tell, from someone’s looks, what ethnic group they are? Really?

I’ve heard so many descriptions about “Black Irish” and they’re all vastly different.
What about an Irish person with green eyes and ginger hair? Or blonde hair and blue eyes? Or red hair and brown eyes? Or blonde and green eyes? Do they all get new names too?

It’s just a bunch of stupid stereotyping. If you went up to an Irish person who had “dark hair and eyes with pale skin” and told them they were “Black Irish” they’d more than likely give you a look as if to say “what is this person talking about?” or probably laugh at you for thinking you know more about them than they do.

Black Irish is an Americanism. It’s also stupid. (:

WTF April 19, 2011 at 5:18 am

@Marc

No I don’t know any mongo or recent African heritage,I just was saying it was possible.Also we really can’t verify anything,people in the past as well as now lie about their ethnicity all the time.Look at Larry David,thinking he was just Jewish,someone in his family lied.I’m also just saying that these bloodlines are not thousands of years old,they are pretty recent;like within your time frame

Paul. April 21, 2011 at 4:08 pm

I call them Irish.

Anonymous April 21, 2011 at 10:22 pm

(: I like that answer.

Fuzzybear April 19, 2011 at 5:00 am

Yeah Europe had different groups or should I say species at that time(modern man,cromag etc).Also your right pale skin only came about 6000yrs ago.Also there was a great flood in Northern Europe,and all those skeletal remains they founded that date over 10,000yrs,were not of white people;even thou that’s what were taught

Anonymous April 29, 2011 at 11:37 pm

Okay. And your mad because . . . ? I said a lot of whites have admixture. Blah. Blah. Blah. We know the story. Everyone is ashamed to be part black. Whites do not want to admit not being fully white. How about you tell me something different instead of that same recycled stuff over and over again? It’s old news.

And how about you get a life. Obviously, I have bothered you, or you wouldn’t have taken your precious time to respond to every post I made.

Get April 30, 2011 at 12:50 am

@fyb:Actually I wasn’t mad about anything,your the one who was upset.I was simply saying if the site is annoying you so much,stop coming to it.Also the (get a life)username was to someone else,I just forgot to change it when I made comments to you

FUCKYOUBITCH April 30, 2011 at 12:56 am

Oh. I thought you were upset because your username was “get a life.” That is why I assumed.

Get April 30, 2011 at 3:31 am

@fyb

nope not at all

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