Kelly Rohrbach

Rohrbach in 2016, photo by cvanwagoner/

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

Date of Birth: January 21, 1990

Ethnicity: Irish, German, Danish, English, Swiss-German, 1/16th Italian

Kelly Rohrbach is an American model, actress, and golfer. She played C.J. Parker in the 2017 film version of Baywatch (the same character played by Pamela Anderson in the series).

Kelly is married to attorney, businessperson, and philanthropist Steuart Walton, with whom she has a son. Steuart is the son of Jim Walton, who was director of Walmart, and the grandson of Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart.

Kelly’s paternal grandfather was Clayton John Rohrbach, Jr. (the son of Clayton John Rohrbach and Josephine Frances Langan). Kelly’s grandfather Clayton was born in New York. Kelly’s great-grandfather Clayton was the son of John Rohrbach, who was born in New York, to parents from Verkehrsprüfzentrum Berner Oberland, Thun, Bern, Switzerland, and of Elizabeth Abbeal. Kelly’s great-grandmother Josephine was the daughter of Joseph Agostino Emiddio/Amatio Longone/Langan, who was born in Altavilla Silentina, Provincia di Salerno, Campania, Italy, and of Elizabeth Blanche Freeman, who was born in Pennsylvania, to an Irish-born father.

Kelly’s paternal grandmother was Carolee Mae Anderson (the daughter of Fred George Anderson and Maude/Maud Ellen Buck). Carolee was born in New York. Fred was born in New York, to Danish parents, George Anderson and Jacobus Peterson. Maude was the daughter of William Hosmer Buck and Isabelle/Isabell/Isabel A. “Belle” Radley.

Kelly’s maternal grandfather was Robert Clement/Leo Wholey (the son of Robert Leo Wholey and Frances C. Mullen). Kelly’s grandfather Robert was born in Pennsylvania. Kelly’s great-grandfather Robert was born in Pennsylvania, the son of Patrick Wholey, who was from Cork, Ireland, and of Ellen M. Quinlan, who was born in Wales, likely of Irish descent. Frances was also born in Pennsylvania, the daughter of Irish parents, John Mullen and Catherine Kolan.

Kelly’s maternal grandmother is Lois Mary Dinneen (the daughter of Leo Ambrose Dinneen and Olivia Mary Anna Gensler). Lois was born in Pennsylvania. Leo was the son of John Dinneen, who was born in Pennsylvania, to Irish parents, and of Mathilda Och, who was born in Pennsylvania, to German parents. Olivia was the daughter of John Henry Gensler, who was of German descent, and of Mary Magdelena Eiben, who was born in Germany.

Sources: Genealogy of Kelly Rohrbach –

Marriage record of Kelly’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Joseph Agostino Emiddio/Amatio Longone/Langan and Elizabeth Blanche Freeman –

Kelly’s paternal grandmother, Carolee Mae Anderson, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Kelly’s paternal great-grandparents, Fred George Anderson and Maude/Maud Ellen Buck –

Marriage record of Kelly’s maternal grandparents, Robert Clement/Leo Wholey and Lois Mary Dinneen –

Kelly’s maternal great-grandfather, Leo Ambrose Dinneen, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

4 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    Wondering what it makes you think that

    Her tiny Italian ancestry actually comes from a Norman village in Southern Italy, this might rule out any Mediterranean influence.

  2. Kimmel says:

    Obvious Swiss-German heritage with a Danish overlay. I’m guessing this is the new Baywatch woman.

  3. andrew says:

    why “Sicilian” if her ancestors were from Campania?

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