Kirsten Dunst

by ethnic on December 26, 2007

Birth Name: Kirsten Caroline Dunst

Place of Birth: Point Pleasant, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 30, 1982

*75% German
*25% Swedish

Kirsten Dunst is an American actress, director, model, and singer. She is known for her roles in the films Interview with the Vampire, The Virgin Suicides, Bring It On, Marie Antoinette, and the Spider-Man series, among many others.

Kirsten is the daughter of Inez (Rupprecht) and Klaus Dunst. Her father is German, from Bad Schwartau. Her mother is American-born, from New Jersey. Kirsten’s maternal grandfather was of German descent, while Kirsten’s maternal grandmother was of Swedish ancestry. Kirsten also has German citizenship.

Kirsten has a son with her fiancé, actor Jesse Plemons.

Kirsten’s paternal grandfather was named Hermann Gustav Dunst. Hermann was German.

Kirsten’s paternal grandmother was Ingeborg Alice Maahs/Maass (the daughter of Fritz Maahs and Lilli Wehle). Ingeborg was German. Lilli was the daughter of Hans Wehle and Alice Gregor.

Kirsten’s maternal grandfather was Howard R. Rupprecht (the son of Edward B. Rupprecht and Susana/Susan Herold). Howard was born in New Jersey. Edward was born in New Jersey, to parents of German descent. Susana was born in New Jersey, to German parents, August Herold and Susana/Susan Kronung.

Kirsten’s maternal grandmother was Melba Carol Wing (the daughter of Albert Nathaniel Wing and Emma Karolina Forslund). Melba was born in Minnesota. Albert was born in Minnesota, the son of Swedish parents, Carl Fritz Larson and Karin Nelsdotter Solberg. Emma was also born in Minnesota, also to Swedish parents, Olof Olsson Forslund and Brita Danielson.

Sources: Genealogy of Kirsten Dunst (focusing on her father’s side) –

Kirsten’s maternal grandfather, Howard R. Rupprecht, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Kirsten’s maternal great-grandmother, Susana/Susan Herold, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Kirsten’s mother (focusing on her own mother’s side) –

Kirsten’s maternal grandmother, Melba Carol Wing, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

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{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

Drea K June 14, 2015 at 6:52 am

Kirsten is so pretty!

Freerk November 26, 2014 at 6:42 pm

I have Eastern European, Greek, and Italian, Irish, Chinese, Mexican, Somalian, Abessinian, Evenkian, Indian, Burmese, Sumerian, Guatemaltecan, and Australopithecan friends. I have travelled all over Europe, I’ve spent two hours in Hamburg. I live in a highly Iranian-populated area and Kirsten looks similar to the Iranian women I see. Her eyebrows alone look middle eastern.

Check these links of Iranian women. Kirsten Dunst would fit in. There are tons of Middle Easterners in Europe:×245.jpg

(Of course they had extensive plastic surgery, are completely photoshopped and wear contact lenses.)

I’m not saying she is not “white”, but she looks mixed with Asian to me.

hesh123 August 13, 2015 at 1:25 am

Still the best comment on here

luckystar October 28, 2015 at 7:07 am

I know what she looks: she looks blonde, white and a girl.

phaedra April 25, 2016 at 12:20 am

You’re like Andrew, but on the opposite extreme.

Seriously? Only one out of 10 million Iranian people would look like this woman.

Humanid January 14, 2014 at 1:32 pm

I always like her.
she got wonderful features, her smile blows me off :)

andrew September 14, 2013 at 5:47 am

we already got your point

spaceyaquarius August 7, 2013 at 7:53 pm

Sure she hit the wall, but from age 22 and younger she was da bomb! Don’t forget to watch “Drop Dead Gorgeous” when she was sexy 16 yo. Looks better in that movie than “Bring It On”.

Lotus January 9, 2013 at 11:20 pm

she is only attractive in ‘bring it on’

spaceyaquarius August 7, 2013 at 7:51 pm

I know, what a movie! But don’t forget “Alaska”, and “All I Wanna Do” and “Mother Night”.

inkognito March 19, 2012 at 6:42 pm

She doesn’t look really German she’s too blonde. Absolutely more Swedish

smiley December 31, 2012 at 5:45 pm

That sounds about right. You have links for that too? Kirsten’s father is actually FROM Germany, not an American of German descent who could have something else. I’m surprised that’s not mentioned in the description. I’ve never seen any solid evidence on her mother though. I’d love to see it if you have it. BTW you’ve been doing GREAT work on this site Follers!

Freerk November 26, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Obviously your stereotypes about Germans and Swedes are wrong …

me February 23, 2012 at 9:39 pm

she looked better redhead

Haley January 28, 2012 at 3:23 pm

She looks German & Swedish.

The Realist September 27, 2011 at 6:13 am

She looks very German, so I always thought that she was German.

Her surname sounds very German too. Had no idea about the mother being Swedish though, I guess that’s why she likes Sweden so much.

One thing though, “Inez” isn’t Nordic/Germanic name. I never ever heard that name but I have lived in Sweden for many years before moving back to my homecountry and “Inez” just sounds weird. People of Nordic origin don’t even have “Z” in their surnames nor in their regular names. Very few words using the letter “Z” too.

Amanie: We are all “racist” and WTF did you write a dumb comment like that in the first place?

strindberg December 2, 2011 at 8:16 am

“Inez” is not so very common nowadays, but there are about 5 500 women with that name in Sweden at the moment.

Amanie June 30, 2011 at 11:14 am

so happy shes not racist .

rafael June 30, 2011 at 12:34 pm

ive always had a crush on kirsten

liz November 1, 2010 at 9:28 pm

i had no idea her mother was swedish!

Lisa September 18, 2010 at 7:17 pm

Supposedly she is distantly part Asian as well.

Jo April 12, 2011 at 4:52 pm

…..Could you make a bit of sense, racist reba?
duh u iz so muhc smartur riteee

Go look it up if it bothers you so much… and learn to type properly, racist.

Haley January 28, 2012 at 3:22 pm

That is very racist.

kira February 3, 2010 at 10:39 am

i loved marie antoinette!

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