Fran Drescher

by ethnic on December 26, 2007

Birth Name: Francine Joy Drescher

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

Date of Birth: September 30, 1957

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Fran Drescher is an American actress, comedian, model, producer, and activist. She starred in the television show The Nanny. Fran’s parents were both Jewish (from families from Russia, Romania, and Ukraine).

Fran’s paternal grandparents were Israel Drescher (the son of Jacob Moses Drescher and Littel Sternberp) and Nettie Cooper. Israel was born in Zalishchyky, Ukraine.

Sources: Genealogy of Fran Drescher (focusing on her father’s side) –

Death record of Fran’s paternal grandfather, Israel Drescher –

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

bablah August 14, 2017 at 2:04 pm
christian March 22, 2012 at 4:41 pm

she has the typical eurasian looks

she might be romanian, but also turkish, lithunian, russian or jugoslawian

S November 29, 2010 at 12:56 am

She’s ROMANIAN. She said it herself!

S November 13, 2010 at 5:12 pm
Cristina October 23, 2010 at 12:36 pm

Fran looks like the typical Romanian and she even said that too. Dark hair, dark wide-set eyes, wide face, exotic features.

keja October 3, 2010 at 8:12 pm

I knew she had some romainin in ha cuz da kardasians r romanin and kourtney got da same hairline.kourtney kardasian.

Maria. October 4, 2010 at 8:27 am

The Kardashians are not Romanian, they are Armenian, Scottish and Dutch.

Habe February 19, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Your wrong you idiot, the Kardashians are Armenian,they are not Romanian. But they are also half Scottish & Dutch on their mother side of the family. Fran Drescher is Jewish Romanian. Drescher is a Romanian surname.

inkognito March 19, 2012 at 6:33 pm

LOL drescher is a german surname and means “thrasher”

Lisette March 1, 2013 at 7:54 pm

Your stupid the kardashians are Armenian not Romanian. I hate when people get on here and ask as if they know something

Maria. September 22, 2010 at 7:02 am

Her great-grandmother was Romanian

Arika January 11, 2010 at 4:12 pm

yeah I’m Italian and No she don’t look like Italian . italians are have similar eyes hers look eastern euro. She just dress like italian women

Cristina October 23, 2010 at 12:37 pm

Umm what are you talking about? I’ve seen plain white people who were Italian.

Worldgrl November 11, 2011 at 1:01 pm

huh Plain white people,…. that where Italian? Italian is not plain white ,.. “plain”white is German, Dutch. English etc …now some Italians maybe look white but that’ s a different story…oyeah and some white people may look Italian.and probably Are or ..mixed.

inkognito March 19, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Germans are absolutely not “plain white” dark hair is more common in Germany as blonde hair

ethnic November 11, 2009 at 1:49 pm

Hazel Eyes, I agree my image was that she was an Italian woman from Queens and she does look Italian.


Hazel Eyes November 11, 2009 at 1:50 am

lol, I mean Italian

Hazel Eyes November 11, 2009 at 1:49 am

I have always thought she was some how half Itilain

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