Cyndi Lauper

by ethnic on August 27, 2009

Birth Name: Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper

Place of Birth: Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 22, 1953

*Swiss-German, German (father)
*Sicilian Italian (mother)

Cyndi Lauper is an American pop singer, songwriter, actress, and LGBT activist. She is the daughter of Catrine Gallo and Frederick Lauper; her mother used the stage name Catrine Dominique. Cyndi is married to actor David Thornton.

Cyndi’s paternal grandparents were Alfred Lauper and Marie Graff. Alfred was born in Diepholz, Germany, to a Swiss father (of Swiss-German) descent and a German mother. Marie was German.

Cyndi’s mother’s family is from Palermo, Sicily.

Sources: Genealogy of Cyndi Lauper (focusing on her father’s side) –

Cyndi’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Joe Seer /

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phaedra April 10, 2016 at 1:50 am

Looks like her decapitated head was sewed back on her neck. :/

neiltennant July 26, 2017 at 11:09 am

maybe it was done like you said haha

savanna April 7, 2016 at 2:09 pm

In her memoir, Cyndi says “My mother… made up a stage name for herself: Catrine Dominique.”

“She’s picked out a stage name – Katreen Dominique”

So Catrine Dominique is not her mother’s real name. The surname is still correct I believe.

andrew October 2, 2015 at 7:04 pm

Cindy’s mother’s family is from Palermo, Sicily.

andrew October 4, 2015 at 3:06 pm


«La famiglia di mia madre è originaria di Palermo» (my mother’s family originates from Palermo)

cwm85 July 31, 2015 at 3:54 pm

Weird woman. No surprise she is german. Surprised by Italian.

fuzzybear44 July 1, 2015 at 8:35 am

What is going on in that picture. PLEASE tell me, that was not on purpose

andrew July 1, 2015 at 4:53 pm

no, she just wanted to have fun.

California July 24, 2015 at 8:22 pm

She looks high as hell.

andrew July 1, 2015 at 5:27 am

her mother’s name was Catrine Dominique Gallo

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