Demi Moore

by ethnic on May 14, 2010

Place of Birth: Roswell, New Mexico, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 11, 1962

Ethnicity: English, Scottish

Demi Moore is an American actress, model, filmmaker, and songwriter.

Demi’s biological father was Charles Foster Harmon, Sr., who had left Demi’s mother, Beverley/Beverly Virginia (King), before Demi was born. Demi was raised by her mother and stepfather, Dan Guynes. Demi has three children with her former husband, actor Bruce Willis, including actress Rumer Willis. Her surname is from her first husband, musician Freddy Moore.

Most of Demi’s recent ancestors were born in the U.S. (specifically, for the most part, the American South), with many of her traceable foreign-born ancestors being English and Scottish.

Demi is a follower of Kabbalah.

Demi’s maternal grandfather was William Marshall King (the son of Edward McDowell “Mack” King and Blanche Campbell). William was born in Texas. Blanche was the daughter of John Alexander Campbell and Betty LaVelle Carr.

Demi’s maternal grandmother was Elizabeth Marie Metcalf (the daughter of John Carrol Metcalf and Effie May Graves). Elizabeth was born in New Mexico. John was the son of Warner William Metcalf, Jr. and Martha Catherine Gunn. Effie was the daughter of George Aaron Graves and Elizabeth “Bettie” Childers.

Sources: Genealogies of Demi Moore (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Biography of Demi Moore –

Demi’s maternal grandfather, William Marshall King, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Demi’s maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Marie Metcalf, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

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midori29 September 4, 2018 at 1:17 pm

Demi Moore resembles the half white half native american NRA spokeswoman , Dana Loesch and the part mexican singer demi Lovato, Im sure she has Native American dna link

midori29 September 4, 2018 at 1:18 pm

Not to mention her ex husband Bruce Willis married a half Indian half white woman after her, Bruce has a type look that he likes.

madman December 20, 2017 at 11:28 am
Manila December 20, 2017 at 2:36 am
passingtime85 July 2, 2017 at 3:07 pm

Shouldn’t her real first name, Demetria, be listed somewhere in this profile?

follers July 2, 2017 at 3:13 pm
passingtime85 July 2, 2017 at 3:34 pm

Yeah right. Just like Rebel Wilson’s first name really is Rebel.

follers July 2, 2017 at 3:46 pm

I’m not sure what you’re saying. Is it that Demetria must be Moore’s birth name because she was so much more likely to have been named Demetria than Demi? I mean, what even?

passingtime85 July 2, 2017 at 5:18 pm

I saw a short documentary on her life and career today and it said her name was Demetria. I googled it and came upon publications that have printed her name as Demetria. Then I concurred that her name is most likely not simply Demi, as it inherently sounds like its short for something. Then I came here and posted my question.

Then you posted her own response to the accusation.

I instantly made an association with another famous person that denies her first name. It was gut reaction. Just normal human thought process.

bablah February 3, 2017 at 3:44 am
andrew July 25, 2016 at 2:36 pm

Demi took her professional name from her first husband Freddy Moore.

luckystar March 12, 2016 at 12:57 am
fuzzybear44 March 12, 2016 at 11:53 pm

Doesn’t everybody claim to be Cherokee

Capricious October 10, 2015 at 11:41 pm

She either tans herself or she has to be the most exotic looking English/Scot ever, like Clooney.

Hill April 24, 2017 at 12:47 pm

sharp, thin nose. no upper lip. bright green eyes. so exotic xD

midori29 September 4, 2018 at 1:14 pm

@Hill Demi Moore’s real eye color is not green those are colored contacts. Her real eyes are brown. She actually looks part Native American Indian to me , i know several mixes that look like her.

Manila September 5, 2015 at 2:33 am

Demi’s biological father was Charles Foster Harmon, Sr., who left Demi’s mother Beverly Virginia (King) before Demi was born.

cwm85 July 31, 2015 at 9:08 pm

For some reason thought she was more that Caucasian in Ghost. Must have been the hair… lol

Manila June 2, 2015 at 6:37 am

I think this was Demi’s biological father Charles Harmon, Sr.:

follers June 2, 2015 at 11:21 am

The man in that obituary isn’t the right one. He had a “wife of 63 years” in 2014, which means they married around 1951. Demi was born in 1962, to a different mother.

This is Demi’s father:

fuzzybear44 April 10, 2015 at 11:39 pm

No disrespect to Demi, but that is one strong looking throat in that site picture

ethnic April 11, 2015 at 2:30 am

I’m with you fuzzybear. I should touch up that photo lol

Gaby December 1, 2013 at 10:34 am


J.J. December 1, 2013 at 10:44 pm

correction; her eyes are actually different colours but they’re still both green, so her eye colour should be listed as green (one eye grey/green, and the other green/hazel)
her eyes are similar to mila Kunis.

Gaby December 4, 2013 at 11:38 am

OK she has an eye green and the other is hazel but most oft he times (specially in potos) her eyes look hazel and Mila has Green-Brown eyes.

Gaby December 4, 2013 at 11:47 am

i mean Green-hazel eyes

J.J. December 5, 2013 at 3:39 am

i think you are mistake like most americans as to what hazel eyes actually are. Hazel eyes are light brown in colour with tints/glows of golden, orange and red tones basically an eye that resembles the colour of a hazelnut hence the word hazel, a good example of true hazel eyes would be Catherine zeta jones and Natalie portman. The true definition of hazel eyes has been known throughout Europe for centuries in fact the very first reference to eyes being described as the colour hazel was by William Shakespeare in which he was comparing a womans eyes to the reddish brown colour of a ripe hazelnut. In the past hundred years or so North Americans have started misusing the term hazel by inaccurately calling any green and brown or multi-coloured iris (blue, grey or green with brown around the pupil) as the colour hazel which doesn’t make sense as a hazelnut doesn’t have any blue, grey or green colouring.

Alice December 5, 2013 at 6:19 am

Her eyes are most definitely not green.

J.J. November 5, 2013 at 9:43 pm

correction; her eyes are green and her hair is dark brown (brunette) (dyed black) I think it should be listed

neiltennant June 11, 2013 at 11:36 am

in 1990 with her short hair she looked like ENYA (100 percent irish)
now she looks like COURTNEY COX (1/2 IRISH)

Alice June 14, 2013 at 12:53 am

“Northern Irish” are still Irish Follers and should still be included as just Irish. I can understand if you want to use the term “Scotch-Irish” for the people that colonised the US a couple of hundred years ago but the term is American. Also a lot of Northern Irish are of Irish origin and not Scots.

Alice June 14, 2013 at 12:56 am

For example someone like Gerry Adams is of Scots origin but identifies as Irish. There are also protestants in NI that are of Irish origin.

Alice June 14, 2013 at 6:03 am

Yes it has been months but I do still have a look at this site. Cheers follers.

nnnnn March 14, 2013 at 1:17 am

Dear starletts, don’t make naked pics if you are pregnant, or
you have children like Rumer and her sisters

levangelista36 July 6, 2012 at 1:44 am

Her daughters, Tallulah Willis, Rumer Willis, and Scout Willis, are unfortunate looking.

DarellDianne April 6, 2012 at 7:13 am

She would be really pretty without the surgery she has… stay natural demi..

Selene-The-Immortal January 9, 2012 at 11:39 pm

She looks somewhat Mediterranean.

eldiablo1313 January 17, 2014 at 3:10 pm

Yea she also looks native a bit

lisa2004 November 28, 2011 at 7:47 am

Demi’s birth name is not demi nor is her last name Guynes that was her stepfathers who was of French decent not her Her real Last names is Hammond

andrew March 12, 2013 at 1:18 pm

her name is demetra

Suzanne de Lau November 28, 2011 at 7:42 am

Sorry Demi’s stepfather was French not her biological mother or father. anotherFrench wannabee how embarrassing!

Esteban Phatouros Dertouzos October 14, 2011 at 8:12 am

Demetria is a Greek goddess

dee July 2, 2011 at 7:57 pm

Jewish? I don’t think there is any evidence that she has Jewish ancestry, or that she has claimed so. She’s just into Kabbalah.

ethnic July 4, 2011 at 7:06 am

thanks Dee, good point.

TurtleZ July 2, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Greek? Welsh? French? I thought she was American?

cinnamon May 3, 2011 at 9:13 pm

Demi moores mother was a alcolholic and named her after a bottle of shampoo

levangelista36 July 6, 2012 at 1:39 am

Is this true?

Rabco March 20, 2011 at 9:38 pm

Demi is of Melungeon descent along with other ethnic groups. Melungeons are a tri-racial isolated group found in the southern U.S. Abraham Lincoln, Cher, Tom Hanks, Elvis are all celebrity’s that have a partial ancestry descended from the original Melungeons.

PJ January 24, 2011 at 1:30 am

“Jewish” is not an ethnicity…
It’s a religion.

Anonymous March 10, 2011 at 6:14 pm

If by ethnicity you mean a population of genetically distinct or connected individuals with their own language(s,) traditions, culture, surnames and so on, then I’d say there is definitely some validity for multiple Jewish ethnicities.

Among those born of Jewish parents, grandparents, great grandparents and so on, the three main ethnicities are

· Ashkenazim, the Jews of Germany and Northern France (in Hebrew, Ashkenaz)

· Sephardim, the Jews of Iberia (in Hebrew, Sepharad) and the Spanish diaspora

· Mizrahim, or Oriental Jews

See more here:

Jews can be non-believers as well as religious.

Descent is primarily carried on through the maternal line.

People can convert, but there is an ancient lineage.

dimitris October 27, 2010 at 11:07 am

her birthname is demetria and if you look on chinese and ukrainian wikipedias on bottom says greek americans

ethnic May 16, 2010 at 12:11 am

This page refutes the Greek claim.

Jewish is correct.

Ramond May 15, 2010 at 7:09 am

She is also Greek.

aps May 15, 2010 at 11:58 pm

Yeah, i read what she’s greek and jewish!:\

louis June 11, 2010 at 10:02 am

Here step father was of French decent not her. She’s welsh

Anonymous July 24, 2010 at 12:44 pm

i also read that she is greek. if you go to wikipedia, on the bottom where it says what categories she goes into, it says “people of greek descent”?

i have no idea

NoneGreekWithGreekName March 7, 2011 at 10:17 pm

Demi Moore is not Greek. Yes, she look’s meditterenean but she has nothing to do with Greek ancestory. She has said this many time’s in interview’s. Her name is what! I think American Wikipedia knows more then a Ukranian one when it comes to there own actresses. They have limited information so base fact’s on opinion’s. I have a Greek does not mean I am Greek. Demi has also stated herself her name is Greek but she has no ancestory to do with Greeks.

levangelista36 July 6, 2012 at 1:40 am

I don’t think Demi is Greek.

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