Karen Akers

by madman on December 4, 2016

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Birth Name: Karen Orth-Pallavicini

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, United States

Date of Birth: October 13, 1945

*Austrian, Swiss-Italian (father)
*Scots-Irish/Northern Irish (maternal grandfather)
*Russian, Norwegian, French (maternal grandmother)

Karen Akers is an American actress and singer.

Karen’s stage name comes from her first husband, Jim Akers. Jim and Karen divorced in the 1980s, and Karen kept her ex-husband’s surname. She is currently married to Kevin Patrick Power, the vice president of the satellite communications company Orion Network Systems.

Karen is the daughter of Mary Louise (Adams), a chaplain, and Heinrick Christian Orth-Pallavicini. Her father was born in Breslau, Germany, of Austrian and Swiss-Italian descent. He was from a European nobility family, but dropped his title when he came to America. Karen’s mother was American. Karen was raised a Roman Catholic.

Karen has stated:

On my mother’s side, my grandmother is Russian, Norwegian, and French and my grandfather is Scots-Irish. My father’s side is Austrian on one side and Swiss-Italian on the other.

Karen has also said:

I grew up feeling more French than American in a funny way. My father’s European, and my grandmother’s Russian, and she and my mother spoke French all the time when I was growing up.

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