Exene Cervenka

by madman on December 17, 2016

Birth Name: Christine Lee Cervenka

Place of Birth: Mokena, Illinois, United States

Date of Birth: February 1, 1956

*Bohemian/Czech (father)
*Irish (mother)

Exene Cervenka is an American singer, artist, and poet. She is the lead singer of the punk band X.

Exene is the daughter of Margaret Gertrude (Healy) and Louis Charles Cervenka. She was previously married to actor Viggo Mortensen, with whom she has a son.

Exene’s paternal grandparents were Charles Frank Cervenka and Mary Stehlik/Stehlyk/Stehlek (the daughter of Frank Stehlik/Stehlyk/Stehlek and Agnes Novak). Charles and Mary were both born in Illinois, both of them to Czech parents.

Sources: Genealogy of Exene Cervenka (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Exene’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Exene’s paternal grandmother, Mary Stehlik/Stehlyk/Stehlek, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Photo by s_bukley/bigstockphoto.com

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