Kim Basinger

Birth Name: Kimila Ann Basinger

Place of Birth: Athens, Georgia, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 8, 1953

Ethnicity: English, as well as some German, Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, and distant French

Kim Basinger is an Academy Award-winning American actress, fashion model, and singer. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for L.A. Confidential (1997). She has a daughter, model and actress Ireland Baldwin, with her former husband, actor Alec Baldwin.

Kim is the daugher of Ann Lee (Cordell) and Donald Wade Basinger. Much of Kim’s ancestry is English, and she also has some Scottish and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, as well as distant French, roots. Her surname, Basinger, is usually of German origin.

At the 1990 Academy Awards, Arnold Schwarzenegger introduced Kim as being “part Cherokee Indian and part Swedish. Talk about a smorgasbord!” Kim stated on Inside the Actors Studio (1999), that her maternal grandmother had Cherokee Native American ancestry. It is not clear if this Cherokee Native American ancestry has been verified/documented. Kim’s maternal grandmother is listed as “White” on U.S. Censuses, as are Kim’s maternal grandmother’s parents. Kim’s ancestry, as far as can be documented, is non-Native American. Similarly, no Swedish ancestry has been documented among Kim’s genealogy.

Kim’s paternal grandfather was Michael Herman Basinger, Sr. (the son of Richard Basinger and Elizabeth Pheby “Lizze” Pence). Michael was born in North Carolina. Richard was the son of John Calvin Basinger and Marinda Augusta Cromwell. Elizabeth was the daughter of Michael S. Pence and Sara Julia Kirk.

Kim’s paternal grandmother was Jessie Belle/Jessiebelle Ashley (the daughter of Clarence Allen Ashley and Carrie May Ellis). Jessie was born in South Carolina. Clarence was the son of Jesse Thomas Ashley and Milly Catharine Abel. Carrie was the daughter of Richard Archibald Ellis and Mary Matildia “Mamie” Pressy.

Kim’s maternal grandfather was James Cullen Cordell (the son of James Lindsey Cordell and Morning/Mourning Ann Shiflett/Shiflet). Kim’s grandfather James was born in Georgia. Kim’s great-grandfather James was the son of Thomas J. Cordell and Lindsey Jane Cunningham. Morning was the daughter of John P. Shiflett and Morning Ann Taylor.

Kim’s maternal grandmother was Mary/Mamie Elizabeth Howard (the daughter of John James Howard and Hannah Webb). Mary/Mamie Elizabeth was born in South Carolina. John was the son of George Howard and Sarah Ann Heron. Hannah was the daughter of Samuel M. Webb and Caroline Branyon.

Sources: Genealogies and obituaries of Kim’s parents – http://www.findagrave.com

Genealogy of Kim Basinger (focusing on her father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Kim’s mother on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Kim’s maternal grandparents, James Cullen Cordell and Mamie Elizabeth Howard, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Kim’s maternal grandfather, James Cullen Cordell, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Kim’s maternal grandmother, Mary/Mamie Elizabeth Howard, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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37 Responses

  1. Kimmel says:

    I wonder if she is trying to ‘sex up’ her ethnic background by claiming to be Swedish and part Native. Despite that, the spelling of her first name, Kimilla, is surprising. Can’t see where that comes from with respect to the listed ethnicities.

  2. fuzzybear44 says:

    Quote:
    (You seem really, really pathetic man. No girlfriend, boyfriend, no wife so do? )

    I’ve commented maybe 30 times in the past four months,You’re the one who has commented no less than 3 times on here every single day(in that same 4 months), you’re the one who’s pathetic

    Quote
    ( Probably one of those creepy old men who are alone and miserable )

    You’re that 22 year old that lives in his dads basement ,right now waiting for school to start Monday. So you can stand in the window ,and watches the little girls go by to school. No wonder you comment so much, you have 8 empty hours to fill before school is out.

    Never the less, if you’re how I think you are, maybe I better leave you alone. much later

  3. cwm85 says:

    I don’t know about her being Cherokee but I found out last week that I have distant Cherokee ancestry. She looks a lot of german to me.

    • fuzzybear44 says:

      @Cwm

      Wow Navajo and Cherokee , man you are working that 6% native ancestry

      • cwm85 says:

        Got a problem with my ancestry? You seem really, really pathetic man. No girlfriend, boyfriend, no wife so do? Probably one of those creepy old men who are alone and miserable. This site needs to screen psychos…

        • fuzzybear44 says:

          Quote:
          (You seem really, really pathetic man. No girlfriend, boyfriend, no wife so do? )

          I’ve commented maybe 30 times in the past four months,You’re the one who has commented no less than 3 times on here every single day(in that same 4 months), you’re the one who’s pathetic

          Quote
          ( Probably one of those creepy old men who are alone and miserable )

          You’re that 22 year old that lives in his dads basement ,right now waiting for school to start Monday. So you can stand in the window ,and watches the little girls go by to school. No wonder you comment so much, you have 8 empty hours to fill before school is out.

          Never the less, if you’re how I think you are, maybe I better leave you alone. much later

          • cwm85 says:

            Why do you follow how often I comment on here? 3 times a day…. dude… you’re weird… go get a blow up doll or fleshlight and relieve whatever is bothering you. Oh and please stay away from kids… fuzzybear monitors how often I allegedly post. How creepy!

          • fuzzybear44 says:

            @cwm85

            Quote:
            (go get a blow up doll or fleshlight and relieve whatever is bothering you.)

            Buying a blow up doll or fleshlight to relieve stress.I’m guessing you’re speaking from a personal experience . Now everyone can see that these are the type of things you’re into( literally). But wait, are you using the fleshlight while you’re standing in the window, watching those poor little kids going to school, you’re sick. Please don’t reply back

          • cwm85 says:

            You’re an idiot. I was trying to give you advice to bring some solace to your pathetic little life. You are creepy, monitor how much I post a day. Obsession much… you are weird as shit… no wonder you have no one in your life you creep them away… poor guy, you’re behavior here is so disturbing. You’re obsession with me a person who just comments on people’s ethnic backgrounds… seek help dude. Or there’s always the bridge or play in traffic Option.

          • fuzzybear44 says:

            @cwm85
            quote:
            ( I was trying to give you advice to bring some solace to your pathetic little life. )

            No all you did, was give me a glimpse into your deviant sexual habits. Don’t get me wrong, I’m happen to you found something to calm you. At least now the women, children, and even the dogs and cats in the neighborhood are safe now.

            So now this obsession with replying to me can stop. So you can now just get a hold of yourself, wait you’re probably already holding yourself , never mind.

          • fuzzybear44 says:

            correction– Happy

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