Emily Ratajkowski

by follers on February 10, 2014

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Birth Name: Emily O’Hara Ratajkowski

Place of Birth: Westminster, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: June 7, 1991

*Polish (paternal grandfather)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (maternal grandfather)
*Irish, German, English, remote Welsh (grandmothers)

Emily Ratajkowski is an American model and actress. She was born in Westminster, London, England, to American parents.

Emily’s father is of half Polish ancestry, with his other roots being Irish, German, English, and remote Welsh. Emily’s maternal grandfather was a Polish Jewish immigrant. Emily’s maternal grandmother was of Irish and German descent (it is possible that she converted to Judaism). Emily’s father was raised Catholic and Emily’s mother was raised Jewish. Emily’s mother teaches at a Jewish school.

Emily is married to producer and actor Sebastian Bear-McClard, whose mother is filmmaker, writer, and photographer Liza Béar.

Emily’s paternal grandfather was Joseph T. Ratajkowski (the son of Joseph David Ratajkowske/Ratajkowski and Clementine Tanski). Emily’s grandfather Joseph was born in Illinois, to Polish parents.

Emily’s paternal grandmother was Mary Lee Hays (the daughter of Clarence Jerry Hays and Kathleen Burns). Mary Lee was born in West Virginia, and had Irish, German, English, and remote Welsh, ancestry. Clarence was the son of Lincoln J. Hayes/Hays and Rose G. O’Farrell. Kathleen was the daughter of Charles William Burns and Inez L. Bumgarner.

Emily’s maternal grandfather is Ely D. Balgley (the son of Israel Balgley and Sarah Slomianski/Slomionski). Ely was born to a Jewish family, in either New York or Poland. Ely’s father Israel was born in Brest, Belarus, the son of Ze’ev Wolf Balgley and Bluma Auerbach.

Emily’s maternal grandmother was Margaret Josephine O’Hara (the daughter of James Hoban O’Hara and Mae/May/Mary Josephine Eidel). Margaret was born in New York. James was the son of Arthur J. O’Hara and Margaret E. Howley, and was of Irish descent. Mae was the daughter of Jacob Eidel and Josephine Miller, who were German immigrants, with Josephine having been from Bad Waldsee, Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg.

Sources: Genealogy of Emily Ratajkowski – https://www.geni.com

Emily’s paternal grandfather, Joseph T. Ratajkowski, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Emily’s paternal grandmother, Mary Lee Hays (focusing on her own mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Emily’s maternal grandfather, Ely D. Balgley, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Emily’s maternal grandmother, Margaret Josephine O’Hara, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Margaret Josephine O’Hara on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Emily’s great-uncle, Richard Francis O’Hara (the brother of Emily’s maternal grandmother, Margaret Josephine O’Hara) – http://www.findagrave.com

Marriage record of Emily’s maternal great-grandparents, James Hoban O’Hara and Mae/May/Mary Josephine Eidel – https://familysearch.org

Emily’s maternal great-grandmother, Mae/May/Mary Josephine Eidel, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Emily’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Josephine (Miller) Eidel – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

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{ 36 comments… read them below or add one }

Kimmel May 15, 2016 at 3:38 pm

Don’t see much of the Polish but there is Irish in the mix too, so that’s probably what it is.

bablah May 15, 2016 at 4:19 pm

Karolina Wydra is Polish and looks a lot like Emily.

hesh123 August 2, 2015 at 4:37 am

Busted ostrich face

M June 5, 2015 at 8:33 pm

She looks a bit like Kendall Jenner.

Capricious October 11, 2015 at 7:09 am

Except, Kendall looks like a tranny. She is very boyish in looks and figure.

Emily is far more feminine.

ashash October 12, 2014 at 8:47 pm

I am sure the 1/4 Jewish is what makes her beautiful. The other 3/4 is only a detriment.

Girll November 22, 2014 at 1:55 am

And i’m sure you speak with a heavy bias even though her 3/4th other ancestry contributes the most.

ashash November 27, 2014 at 5:10 pm

Well, the mix of Polish, Ashkenazi Jewish, Irish, and German is a stunning one. Let’s call a draw.

mimi May 21, 2015 at 12:53 am

the polish side makes her ugly. If she were just jewish, german etc. she’d be much cuter.

cwm85 August 2, 2015 at 4:11 am

Show us a picture of yourself, jerk. I happen to think polish looks good. That’s why I date a polish person. And they look good!

ses101 March 26, 2018 at 2:52 pm

Mimi that’s utter bigotted crap. Lot’s of nice looking women from there.

lelo4 September 3, 2015 at 2:15 pm

it makes her dark and exotic

ashash September 27, 2015 at 2:54 am

Here are her parents:


They don’t look dark and exotic to me. In fact, they are less so than her for some reason.

J420 November 7, 2015 at 2:26 am

Stop associating the word ‘dark’ with ‘exotic’ when that is not what it means.. you must be highly uneducated.

TheHelper April 10, 2018 at 8:19 pm

@lelo4 Her darkness comes from tanning.

WTF June 19, 2014 at 5:19 pm

She looks a little Indian.

person July 20, 2014 at 7:00 pm

indians are part caucasoid part australoid so she could have some australoid.

ashash July 20, 2014 at 7:06 pm

She isn’t Indian, though.

scott July 22, 2014 at 3:45 pm

I live in an place with lots of Indians so know what they look like and her features are not Indian in the slightest. she just looks white. and if you meant Native American? Thats impossible because her parents are both from Europe

WTF October 6, 2014 at 12:43 am

No, I MEANT INDIAN AS IN SOUTH ASIAN INDIAN FROM INDIA!!! If I meant Native American, I would have said Native American!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ashash December 20, 2014 at 3:21 pm

Calm down.

Hill April 14, 2017 at 2:01 am

WTF thinks everyone with a tan looks indian.

ihatemostpeople May 20, 2014 at 4:57 am

Overrated bitch. Sure she’s pretty, but girls like her are dime a dozen. She looks conceited and full of herself. Time to take that stick out of your ass, bitch. There are hotter models than her. Honestly. Google Emily Didonato, that girls is the definiton of beautiful. She is more beautiful than this Emily.

ihatemostpeople May 20, 2014 at 4:58 am
annfast June 15, 2014 at 10:13 pm

yeah Emily Didonato very pretty

andrew May 20, 2014 at 8:01 am

who are u to call her bitch?

ashash August 15, 2014 at 12:35 pm

Why would you call her a bitch?

iceman April 3, 2014 at 1:38 pm

I heard she lived in Ireland for years , She does look really Polish .

ihatemostpeople May 20, 2014 at 4:59 am

LMAO all white look the same to me (not being racist), but I can’t tell the difference.

ihatemostpeople May 20, 2014 at 5:00 am

Except for maybe Italians and Spaniards. They are exotic white people. I can say that Italians and Spaniards look different from all the other other white people.

andrew May 20, 2014 at 7:59 am


J.J. August 5, 2014 at 11:37 pm

you’re really ignorant and uneducated, it’s clear you have some complexes about white people, europeans do not all look the same except for italians and spaniards. Britain & ireland have a similar look but then nordics look different and then slavs (eastern europeans) look different again, they most certainly do not all look the same, it is however hard at time to pin point where in europe someones phenotype is from as you’ll get dark featured english people and italians with light hair and eyes.

ashash July 13, 2014 at 1:57 pm

Emily is an exotic goddess.

lelo4 September 3, 2015 at 2:14 pm

she doesnt look Polish lol too dark because part jewish

andrew February 19, 2014 at 6:45 am


andrew February 19, 2014 at 6:45 am

I think her surmane is too hard for the biz

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