Kate Beckinsale

by ethnic on March 24, 2008

Birth Name: Kathrin Romary Beckinsale

Place of Birth: Hounslow, Middlesex, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 26 July, 1973

Ethnicity: English, as well as 1/16th Burmese

Kate Beckinsale is an English actress. She is known for her roles in the films Pearl Harbor, Van Helsing, and Love & Friendship.

Kate is the daughter of actors Richard Beckinsale (Richard Arthur Beckinsale) and and Judy Loe (Judith M. Loe). One of her paternal great-great-grandmothers, Ma Ninhe, was Burmese. Kate has a child with her former partner, actor Michael Sheen.

Kate’s paternal grandparents were Arthur John Beckinsale (the son of Arthur William Beckinsale and Mary Mitchell) and Maggie Barlow. Kate’s great-grandfather Arthur was the son of Arthur John Beckinsale. Kate’s great-grandmother Mary was born in Burma, to Thomas Charles/Candy Mitchell, who was white, and Ma Ninhe, who was of Burmese descent.

Kate’s maternal grandfather was Norman Scarborough Loe (the son of James Leslie Loe and Florence Aldred). James was the son of James Scarborough Loe and Margaret Lawson Whalley. Florence was the daughter of Alfred Aldred and Clara Winn.

Kate’s maternal grandmother was Nancy Jones (the daughter of David Richard Jones and Lucy Hunt). David was the son of John Enoch Jones. Lucy’s parents were James Hunt and Mary Alice Gilbody.

Sources: Family history of Kate Beckinsale – http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Picture of Kate’s paternal great-grandmother, Mary Mitchell (first one from the top) – http://www.myheritage.com

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stlucas June 5, 2016 at 4:31 pm

There is something about her that reminds me of Cary Fukunaga, probably the eyes and nose, mainly in this picture: http://www.fotosantesedepois.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/kate-beckinsale.jpg

phaedra May 14, 2016 at 7:10 pm

Beautiful Burmese woman.

Drea K May 6, 2016 at 5:41 pm

Ageless, gorgeous.

Adrian1Cram February 27, 2016 at 12:51 am
hesh123 December 3, 2015 at 3:52 pm

Weird Burmese people in the comments trying to claim her

J420 December 3, 2015 at 12:55 am

1/16th Burmese is too small to change psychical appearance obviously, she looks completely European.

theropod April 1, 2015 at 6:42 am

Despite her 1/16 Burmese mix, she looks 100% European. More Slavic or Dutch though.

Sully January 20, 2015 at 5:41 pm

Wow, I didn’t know she was part East Asian. I only really know her from the Underworld movies, and always assumed she was like Russian or something.

Dogg January 2, 2015 at 7:36 am

I thought she was more like one-eighth. Oh well.

ashash December 31, 2014 at 1:52 pm

Only 1/16th?

Thought she was more than that.

follers December 31, 2014 at 1:54 pm

Now I know the ancestor’s name: Ma Ninhe.

J420 December 3, 2015 at 12:52 am

Yeah, you would.

ihatemostpeople May 6, 2014 at 10:27 pm

She looks white as hell. I wouldn’t even have guessed she was part Asian.

Katz January 23, 2014 at 3:33 pm

She reminds me a bit of Rhona Mitra, but with ‘softer’ features. Her father was so handsome.

notional December 6, 2013 at 6:19 pm

Mind = blown that she’s part asian. ‘Crimson tide’ pointed out that shes only 1/16 burmese not 1/8, is there any truth to this?

Holly88 October 12, 2011 at 2:29 pm

I think she has to be one of the most beautiful women in the world….!

Myspace Celebrity April 19, 2011 at 7:42 pm

Oh an eighth Burmese? I guessed correctly…

crimson tide February 27, 2012 at 7:13 pm

she is actually 1/16th. all this time i thought she was an 1/8th as well, but she’s not.

Richard Beckinsale was born in Carlton, Nottinghamshire, to a quarter-Burmese father, Arthur John Beckinsale, and an English mother, Margaret Barlow.

richard is her father. that means he’s an 1/8th and she’s a 1/16th.

here is her sister:

http://s11.lucyphotos.com/images/orig/0/k/0kwfl70dkbmy07kw.jpg

leslie_4 February 18, 2015 at 1:34 pm

Great work Crimson! serious, wish more people would be more exact on with their facts on this site.

Why do people keep saying shes part asian though? 1 16th is nothing.. its like what, 6.25% percent?

Barely anything, its good its a proven fact and all, but its almost as bad as those people who claim to be PART Native american when they have like 1% ancestry.. lol , and I find it hardly likely she would have strong asian features as a child if she is only 6% asian.. her children are basically 2-4% asian at best. She is very beautiful though.

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