Kristin Cavallari

by ethnic on January 24, 2010

Birth Name: Kristin Elizabeth Cavallari

Place of Birth: Denver, Colorado, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 5, 1987

Ethnicity:
*Italian (father)
*German (mother)

Kristin Cavallari is an American television personality, fashion designer, and actress. She is known for appearing on the MTV reality series Laguna Beach and The Hills. She has stated that she is a fan of reality series Jersey Shore, based on the lives of Italian-Americans, and that her favorite character is “The Situation.”

Kristin is married to football quarterback Jay Cutler, with whom she has three children.

Kristin’s paternal grandfather was Henry Cavallari, Sr. (the son of Conrad Frank Cavallari/Cavillari and Adela/Adele Esposito/Esposti). Henry was born in New York, to Italian parents, from Fano, Province of Pesaro and Urbino, Marche. Conrad immigrated to the U.S. in 1903.

Kristin’s paternal grandmother was Irma (the daughter of Peter and Angela). Irma’s parents were from Genoa, Liguria, Italy.

Kristin’s maternal grandfather was Edgar E. Eifrig (the son of The Rev. Charles William Gustave Eifrig and Marie Karolina Meyer). The Rev. Charles was born in Döbeln, Sachsen, Germany, and was a Lutheran minister. He was the son of Friedrich Wilhelm Eifrig. Marie was the daughter of Johann/John Christoph Meyer, who was born in Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany, and of Marie Schroeder.

Kristin’s maternal grandmother was Mary Patricia Diehl (the daughter of Albert Fredrick Diehl and Emma G. Schmaltz). Mary was born in Ohio. Albert was the son of Christian Diehl, who was German, and of Mary Rautz. Emma was the daughter of William Albert Schmaltz and Matilda Sophia Conn.

Sources: Kristin talks about her Italian ancestry – http://kristincavallaridaily.com

Genealogy of Kristin Cavallari – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Kristin’s paternal grandfather, Henry Cavallari, Sr. – http://obits.arizonagravestones.org

Genealogy of Kristin Cavallari (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com

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neiltennant June 27, 2018 at 8:10 am

at first glance she looks british or german
but her eyes look very italian

they are dark brown

many germans have also brown eyes but they are more hazel

cwm85 November 12, 2015 at 2:25 pm

Thought she would be in her 30s by now… just 28

neiltennant June 27, 2018 at 8:04 am

she looks like 40

Ajaxfan October 24, 2015 at 2:54 am

Looks more German to me.

neiltennant June 27, 2018 at 8:08 am

yes the shape of her face and bones 100 percent german
her eyes have also shape of german eyes

but they are dark brown

that is very uncommon in germany to have DARK BROWN eyes without having foreign blood

andrew October 9, 2015 at 3:13 pm

Kristin’s grandfather Frank was from Fano, Province of Pesaro and Urbino, Marche, Italy. He immigrated in 1903.

Kristin’s other Italian great-grandparents, Peter and Angela, were from Genoa, Liguria, Italy.

http://kristincavallaridaily.com/information/supported-causes-and-foundations/

California July 15, 2015 at 8:35 pm

She was the biggest whore on Laguna Beach.

California July 24, 2015 at 9:07 pm

Hop off my vag alright? Just because I speak my mind and tell it how it is doesn’t make me a troll, dumbass. Look up the meaning “troll”. The biggest retards are the ones from this site, lol.

Girll April 10, 2015 at 4:18 am

She has a typical Italian look

COOLGUY2012 July 16, 2012 at 11:28 pm

Haha, i am getting crazy or i just saw that someone guess that italians are not as white as other europeans? Its like saying that romanians or hungarians arent as white as other europeans neither.

wendyned March 24, 2015 at 4:11 pm

FROM EUROPE

I DON’T THINK YOU EVER SAW A REAL ITALIANS, KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY OR ANTHROPOLOGY OR EVER BEEN TO ITALY OR EUROPE AT ALL

THE ONLY PEOPLE THAT SAY OR WANT TO BELIEVE THAT ITALIANS AREN’T WHITE ARE ENVY PEOPLE .

WHAT HAPPENED IS THAT, 80 % OF WHAT EVERYBODY CALL “ITALIANS” AROUND THE WORLD ARE FROM SICILY AND OTHER SOUTHERN ITALIAN REGIONS. SICILY IS AN ISLAND LIKE HAWAII IN AMERICA THAT BECAME PART OF ITALY IN 1861. SICILIANS ANS SOUTHERN ITALIANS ARE VERY DIFFERENT FROM NORTHERS ITALIANS

SINCE IN THE PAST THE MAJORITIE OF “ITALIANS” WERE COMING FROM THE SOUTH, THEY CREATED A BIG CONFUSION AROUND THE WORLD IN REGARD ITALIANS. AND NOW THAT INTERNET IS AVAILABLE ANYBODY CAN UNDERSTAND THE TRUTH EVEN IF THEY ARE NOT ABLE TO TRAVEL IN ITALY
BUT SOME ENVY PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO GET ADVANTAGE OF THIS OLD AND FAKE LEGEND ABOUT ITALIANS SINCE THEY KNOW THAT NOT TOO MANY PEOPLE USE THE INTERNET FOR RESEARCH HISTORY, ANTHROPOLOGY OR ANYTHING IN REGARD OTHER COUNTRIES. SO THIS ENVY PEOPLE KNOW THAT ITALIANS ARE EVEN MORE WHITE THAN THEM BUT THEY TRY TO GET ADVANTAGE OF THE IGNORANCE OF MOST PEOPLE

ITALY HAS 20 DIFFERENT REGIONS WITH 20 DIFFERENT CULTURE, DIALECTS, GENETIC, HISTORY

NOW CHECK ON YOUTUBE OR YAHOO THIS NORTH ITALIAN PEOPLE

FEDERICA FONTANA, ALESSIA MARCUZZI, PAOLA BARALE, ANTONELLA CLERICI, MADDALENA CORVAGLIA, ILARY BLASI, MARA VENIER, PAOLO BONOLIS, GABRIEL GARKO, BARBARA D’URSO, PATTY BRAVO, CARLA BRUNI, MONICA BELLUCCI, FLAVIA VENTO,

NOW CHECK ON YOUTUBE THIS GERMAN, “JOACHIM LOW”

NOW CHECK ON THE WEB “RACIAL REALITY WHITE AMERICAN GEOCITIES”

CHECK ON THE WEB “RACIAL REALITY ITALIANS GEOCITIES”

CHECK ON THE WEB “BEN FRANKLIN ON STUPID SWARTHY GERMANS”

CHECK ON THE WEB “GERMANY REDISCOVER ITS ROMAN ROOTS

CHECK ON THE WEB “ARE THE FINNS THE MONGOLIANS OF EUROPE”

ANGELA MERKEL ISN’T BLONDE BUT SHE HAS A DARK HAIR AND SHE IS HALF POLISH
HITLER WAS SHORT WITH BLACK HAIR

CHUCK NORRIS CAMERON DIAZ, KIM BASINGER ARE ALL BLONDE BUT GUESS WHAT? THEY ALL HAVE A CHERONEE INDIAN ANCESTRY, SO THEY AREN’T PURE WHITE

WHITE IS A COLOR OF THE SKIN NOT THE HAIR, YOU CAN CAN HAVE BLONDE BROWN BLUE HAIR AND RED BLUE BLACK EYES BUT IF YOU HAVE AN ANCESTRY NOT PART OF CAUCASIAN YOU AREN’T PURE WHITE

ITALIANS ARE PART OF THE CAUCASIAN RACE. THE ROMAN EMPIRE RULED AND CONQUERED EUROPE FOR 1000 YEARS, UK AUSTRIA SWITZERLAND FRANCE SPAIN EVEYBODY WHERE PART OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE

ITALY IS PARTLY ALPINE AND PARTLY MEDITERRANEAN

CHECK ON THE WEB THIS NORTHERN ITALIAN PLACES ”

CHECK ON THE WEB “ITALIA – Spotlight On – The Alps in ItalY”

CHECK ON THE WEB THIS NORTH ITALIAN CITIES “SOUTH TYROL, VALLE D’AOSTA, MILAN, COURMAYEUR, MONTE BIANCO, ITALIAN ALPS, DOLOMITE, SESTRIERE

ITALIANS ARE THE FOURTH LARGEST EUROPEAN ANCESTRY IN AMERICA, ALL THIS PEOPLE BELOW HAVE AN ITALIAN ANCESTRY BY MOM, DAD OR BOTH ITALIAN PARENTS

JOHN TRAVOLTA, LINDSAY LOHAN, LEONARDO DI CAPRIO, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, LADY GAGA, KYLE CUOCO, VIN DIESEL, ROBERT DE NIRO, AL PACINO, MADONNA, STALLONE, JOE PESCI, SUSAN SARANDON, PARIS HILTON, BRITNEY SPEARS, TAYLOR SWIFT, HAYDEN PANETTIERE, FRANK SINATRA,

NOW ARE AMERICANS WHITE IF ITALIANS AREN’T WHITE? LOL

levangelista36 June 19, 2012 at 4:02 am

These discussions about Italians and Southern Europeans in general are repetitive and irritating. Most of you sound like broken records. Mediterraneans are darker in skin tone, hair color, and eye color. Are all of them? No. Definitely not. This is still a stereotype.

While the Moors are a part of their history, I will be the first one to admit that their genetic impact on Sicilians is exaggerated and overstated. An estimated 10% of Italians have African ancestry. People love to exaggerate this as well because I see most of them forget to mention that the amount in each individual averages at 3%. In some populations, it averages at 0.5%, and it is usually East African. When they spout this out, they usually forget to mention that other European nations average around the same, and that a third of white Americans have African ancestry with their average being 2.5% in each individual. So when discussing the genetics of Italians, this is simply gratuitous. The Moors were mostly Berber. I find it very telling that out of all their history, all people seem to be able to speak about are the Moors.

There is not much genetic difference at all between Northern and Southern Italians. Italy was occupied by several Germanic tribes in both the North and the South, and they both share ancestry with some tribes from the Levant.

For those of you who think Southern Italians, and Sicilians in particular, have more in common with North Africans and Arabs, you are very wrong. They strongly cluster with Greeks, and they were always Mediterranean in appearance. The idea that they somehow looked like Swedes before the Arabs came and overruled them is ridiculous.

I also hate how there are these drawn out conversations about Italians every time, but the non-European components in European ethnic groups outside of the South are ignored. This makes it virtually clear that there is some sort of agenda. No one discusses the Slavs, Finnics, or Balkans on here.

As for this discussion about who is white and who is not, I do not see why this even matters. But if you desire an answer, mine would most certainly be yes.

I find it strange that people in the United States even question whether Italians are white or not. According to statistics, Italian is the third or fourth largest ethnic group reported among white Americans. There was an influx of Italian immigrants in the United States, and everyone from Paris Hilton to Rick Sanctorum to Britney Spears to Lindsay Lohan to Rooney Mara to Hayden Panettiere to Taylor Swift to Frank Sinatra to Elisabeth Hasselbeck have Italian in them.

The two last Miss U.S.A. winners, Alyssa Campanella and Olivia Culpo, were of Italian descent.

I find it odd that you even consider it to be “exotic.” It’s not exactly rare. The East Coast is rife with Italians and Jews to boot. So is California.

Greece is the cradle of Western civilization and Europe, not England.

levangelista36 June 19, 2012 at 3:00 am

Does anyone know from where in Italy her paternal ancestry is from?

I love you, Roger Scientist March 9, 2012 at 7:35 pm

She has an Italiano nose. :P

Megas Alexandros Ceasar November 26, 2011 at 9:25 am

To Nick the Historian

Nick you are correct in stating the Greeks are white but so are Italians and you should be aware that Sicilians as confirmed by genetics are at least 50 % Greek via DNA. Remember that that Sicily and S Italy in ancient days was known as Magna Grecia cause were more Greeks via colonization living in Italy then Greece itself in ancient days and that Syracuse in Sicily was the 2nd cultural center of the Greek world next to Athens.

Do to a common genetic hertitage Greeks and Italians ( yes Sicilians are Italian) Greeks and Italians look similar. Sylvester Stallone has what people would describe as a GreoRoman look. and Greeks and Italians can range from blond to dark brunette hair.

While no race is 100% pure and yes there is some Germanic blood in Italians and some Slavic blood in Greeks genetic studies show that the ancient genes still predominate thats why Greeks and italians loiok similar

Take it from me a Greek Italian Historian and the latest DNA research

Mena April 5, 2012 at 8:46 am

Well, I dont know how many natural blonds you can find in either Greece or south Italy..

levangelista36 June 19, 2012 at 3:04 am

I think it’s strange how when Italians are brought up, all people want to do is discuss the Moors. But their history is so much more than that. The Moors impact on Italy is overstated and grossly exaggerated genetically and historically. It’s kind of annoying because that is all you ever hear about on the Internet. It’s like people know of nothing else.

Carrottop4ever August 22, 2011 at 8:49 pm

Italians are Europeans just like the French and Germans. Sicilians are also Italians. Yes, it is a possibility that some have mixed with North Africans and Greeks (which by the way are also Europeans) which have given them darker olive-toned complexions but I assure you…..I am full Italian and nothing else and everyone, EVERYONE is convinced I’m Irish due to the fact that I have very fair skin and blue eyes with red hair. I have also been compared to a slew of actresses who are EITHER at least half Irish OR are of either Swedish or Norweigan descent in part! Italians are Europeans. They are not Africans or Turkish. This is such a misconception because hollywood only chooses to display Italians that are darker in complexion. Jersey Shore hasn’t helped either. Half of the Jersey Shore cast are not even Italian and if they are they are only half! Unless Italy has moved from where I remember it on the map, it is still considered European. It annoys me when I tell people I’m Italian and everyone says that my ancestors MUST be from northern Italy! Italy is Italy and I have researched on the origins of the names of all my great grandparents and they all were names derived from Naples which is in mid-Italy! We are Europeans!

maria October 25, 2011 at 1:00 pm

I know so true im European and i have never heard the likes of people im guessing American saying that Spanish and Itilians are not white all the time on this site its ridicilous,

Lana February 14, 2012 at 12:55 pm

By the way Turks are Asian not African :)

Mena April 5, 2012 at 8:49 am

Skin, hair and eye color dont always have to do with race… but the truth is very fair skin, blue eyes and red hair is not the typical Mediterranean person..

LIL VACHA June 24, 2011 at 3:44 pm

Hey ethnic, I think Kristin Cavallari is also German, hence her mother’s maiden last name is “Eifrig” which is a German last name. So I think she’s Italian & German.

Michelle Cavallari December 21, 2010 at 10:53 am

Cavallari is not sicilian, at least not according to my grandmother and grandfather. We are definately Italian. Also, having that dark golden blonde hair myself, I assure you all that she is italian too.

amanda November 3, 2010 at 12:43 am

italion, at least northern italion, is simply a nationality belonging 2 the white european race.the only reason some might think there not white is because in southern italy alot of the italions mixed with other races so in some areas in italy there not white and the confusion comes in these italians that have mixed with darker skinned races,when asked what they are they simply say there italian,when in reality thats not all they are.like on jersey shore those people look more like sicilian or mexican not italian.real italians with only european blood running through their veins look like kristin cavallari or gwen stephani,they look like white people bc thats what they r.and they can have light or dark hair

boo November 3, 2010 at 5:14 am

(real italians) huh,lol

andrea June 17, 2011 at 7:18 am

“southern italy alot of the italions mixed with other races”

wtf are you saying? Italians, north or south,looks alwais the same. Impossible nowadays distinguish one from another,only when u open mouth I’d say where he comes from.. Stop sterotypes

COOLGUY2012 September 21, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Agree in most part you said. But there are also many southern italians that are not mixed like other southern ones (with some arabs and greeks). North and Central italians are like their cousins, the swiss and austrian people.

myspace celebrity July 25, 2010 at 7:49 am

I’ve seen pictures of her when she was 12 or something like that in an old Seventeen magazine. Her natural hair color is a really dark golden blonde color. She’s probably Northern Italian American.

Athena June 23, 2010 at 8:34 am

I made a mistake: Cavallaro is a Sicilian surname, not Cavallari..
Cavallari is from the Middle and the North

Anonymous June 22, 2010 at 10:09 pm

She is definitely not 100% Italian! I look WAY more Italian than her and I am 1/2 Italian.

Melanie Lombardi December 7, 2010 at 7:39 pm

Soooo, you’re lighter in skin color? Northern Italians are much lighter then say Sicilians. Either way she’s full Italian both her parents look Italian.

anna June 19, 2010 at 4:38 pm

mmh her greatgrandparents are from genua (liguria,north-ovest of italy) and fano (marche,a region near rome).so,she’s not southern italian.
She stated in the interview for save ellis island

nick the irishman/historian November 3, 2011 at 10:43 pm

Regarding the comments above, none of you are anthropologically educated. First of all Italy/Roman culture was started by Greeks (period), no if’s and’s or but’s. But later the Romans mixed their blood during the Roman occupation of other continents and soldiers brought women back from the semitic countries. I’ve been to both Greece and Italy, and the Greeks are much more of a white race then Italians. When Greeks conquered other continents they weren’t allowed to bring any spouses or children back to Greece, this was the law set by Alexander the Great’s mother. And during the Turkish occupations of Eatern Europe, the Greeks and the Slav’s wouldn’t inter marry with the Turkish people. Look at Greek actresses: Melina Kanakarides, Nia Vardalos, Debbie Mattenopoulos, they are all white looking people and they are full blooded Greek. Also look at Costas Mandylor and Mike Chiklis, John Cassavettes and Kurt Rambis, they are also full Greek and they are white. Now look at the Italian actors: Nick and John Tarturro, Vincent Pastore, all of who look like Arabs. Sorry but in modern times most Greeks resemble Slavik people, and many of them even look Nordic European, this is why Greece had the best basketball team in the world in 2004 beating the American Allstar Team, because many Greeks are tall, and most Italians are short and chubby. Even the brunnett Greeks are pure Caucasians. I’ve been to northern and southern Italy and didn’t see much of a difference, most Italians look Lebanese. Yes I did see a few blone Italians and i asked them their background, and they told me that one parent was Italian and the other was Swiss. I’ve been all over Greece and seen many types of looking Greeks, but most of them are white. The brunette Greeks have straight noses and more fair skin, different from those dark Italian types. And DNA has even proven that the Greeks are 99.9 percent “non- mixed race” meaning most Greeks are pure caucasians. And just so you guys know, the brunette caucasoid is the true caucasian, the blonde hair and blue eyes is an albino gene that came from incest which caused a lack of protein to exist, which caused a genetic malfunction. So dark brown and black haired and light olive to white skinned caucasoids are the original caucasoid people. As the Black haired Irish/Celts are the true Celts, not the albino and redheaded looking ones. This has all been documented by DNA studies by Forensic Scientists all over the world. Greeks are the Oringinal and True Europeans, and Greece is the oldest country on the continent of Europe and the Greeks are the ones who educated and Christianized all of Europe. Me being Irish have a Great respect for Greece and its history. All you people in the posts above need to get properly Educated in Human Genetics.

John November 4, 2011 at 8:51 am

You think you can generalize an entire nation’s genetic history by cherry picking a couple of Hollywood actors that don’t have a “typical” look to them. You’re an ass.

Mena April 5, 2012 at 9:07 am

I dont know about the DNA tests but I can immediately tell most people who are not Greek.. and Kurt Rambis, Costas Mandylos and Mike Chiklis are definetely not 100% Greek.. if you google it you ll find it out too.. as Zach Galifianakis and even John Stamos who looks very Greek is also half Irish.. Billy Zane though is 100% Greek ..

Untermensch123 September 13, 2015 at 6:41 am

Greeks white? LOL they look like turks, i have been in all southern europe for work and the darkest place is greece, even darker than portugal (i don’t think that greece is part of europe at all, more like middle-east)

andrew September 13, 2015 at 2:48 pm

No, only a portion of Turks look like Greeks, who are Southern Europeans. Turks (Anatolians) have non-European influence.

canunot October 9, 2015 at 7:07 am

@ Nick the Irishman
I do not think you make sense in the area of who is Caucasian and who is not. The cradle of civilization is really in the middle eastern area, so I don’t know what you mean when you talk about Middle Eastern people being less Caucasian and Italians mixing with them meaning that they are less white or caucasian than Greeks or other Europeans. Middle eastern people are considered Caucasian and by the way I have seen Irish people who are chubby and short, so what are you talking about the “short chubby Italian types.” Also went I was in Italy most Italians were thin and not short, even in central and southern Italy. So I conclude that you are letting your white supreme attitude cloud your judgement of history and ethnicity of Italian people and Middle Eastern people in comparison to other European people. I think maybe you need to go back and get properly educated because you have selective education on who is caucasian and who is not and who mixed with who historically. People of the world and that includes, Greeks and Europeans have roots in the middle east and Africa whether you like it or not.

Italiana March 16, 2010 at 5:10 am

Yes her eyebrow’s are dark and you can see her roots are dark too, more than likely she has dark hair. I used to watch Laguna Beach and I only found out years later she was Italian. Now looking at her I see a little but she doesnt appear Italian at first glance, maybe she’s half Italian

clart kent February 2, 2010 at 1:19 am

i wonder what she would look like with dark hair?
pretty girl IMO.

Athena January 26, 2010 at 5:39 pm

I remember Dana Perino from Piedmont (North West). Gwen Stefani is probably from Lazio (where there is Rome), but her surname is common in many regions of the North and the Middle).

Paul(: January 26, 2010 at 5:29 am

Wow, someone’s behind on their Italian geography. o.o
Her hair is obviously dyed.
Are there any famous Italian-Americans with their Italian blood being northern?
It’d be interesting to see. (:

anna June 19, 2010 at 4:29 pm

david boreanaz:)his grandma is from friuli..:)
peter falcinelli from trentino alto adige:)

Cusack Girl August 25, 2010 at 1:22 pm

I suspect that although Boreanaz is Italian, since he’s from Friuli, he’s probably also Slovenian.

Stephanie:) January 25, 2010 at 9:56 pm

I totally agree with you, Athena.

ethnic January 25, 2010 at 9:18 pm

Athena hello to you in Italy. thanks for the comment.

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Athena January 25, 2010 at 5:19 pm

I live in Italy. Cavallari is a Sicilian surname, for sure. It’s clear that her hair isn’t natural. But Italians have different color and features. Stop with stereotypes. Most of the Italians-Americans are from the South, but they can also be pale.

Anonymous January 25, 2010 at 11:51 am

She can be northern italian.

Nathan Teasdale Mottram January 25, 2010 at 10:54 am

i dont think she looks italian at all because of her fair her and evrything unless she colors it

Anonymous January 25, 2010 at 2:59 am

She looks italian!

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