Minka Kelly

by ethnic on October 11, 2009

Birth Name: Minka Dumont Kelly

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: June 24, 1980

Ethnicity: Austrian, German, French, Irish, English, Scottish, Dutch, likely around 1/32 Indonesian

Minka Kelly is an American actress.

Minka is the daughter of Aerosmith guitarist Rick Dufay and Maureen Kelly, and the granddaughter of actor Richard Ney. Minka’s father has Austrian, German, French, Irish, and English ancestry. Minka’s mother had Irish, English, Scottish, French, Dutch, and German ancestry; Minka likely also has around 1/32 Indonesian ancestry through her mother.

About this, Minka has said:

On the last day of #ImmigrationHeritageMonth, I celebrate the heritage of my own family. My mothers side is of Dutch Indonesian descent. My father came to New York from France with my grandmother when he was 4. I’m a proud descendant of immigrants and I proudly stand with immigrants.

A picture of Minka with her mother can be seen here.

Minka’s paternal grandfather was Richard Ney (born Richard Maximillian Ney, the son of Erwin Maximillian Ney and Charlotte Marie Donaldson). Erwin was the son of Robert Maximillian Ney, who was Austrian, from Vienna, and of Louisa/Louise Rahael Seibert, who was German. Charlotte was the daughter of Richard B. Donaldson and Sarah.

Minka’s paternal grandmother was Madeleine B. Dufay.

Minka’s maternal grandfather was Gordon Lee Kelly (the son of Richard Frederick Kelly and Hazel Agnes McDougal). Gordon had Irish, English, and Scottish ancestry. Richard was the son of Frederick D. Kelly and Ida May/Mae Porter. Hazel was the daughter of William T. McDougal and Lucy Maude Stubbs.

Minka’s maternal grandmother was Renee Yvonne Dumont (the daughter of Pierre Guillaume Dumont and Beatrice Aronds). Renee was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Pierre had French ancestry. Beatrice was born in Bandoeng, Dutch Indies (now Indonesia). Beatrice’s father, Karel/Karl Frederik/Friedrich Aronds, was born in Padang, West-Sumatra, Indonesia, and was of entirely or mostly Dutch descent; it appears that Karel’s mother, Sie Rapia (Maria Magdalena), was of ethnic Indonesian descent. Minka’s great-grandmother Beatrice’s mother, Helene Charlotte von Mosch, was from a family from Prussia.

Sources: Genealogy of Minka Kelly – http://www.geni.com

Minka’s paternal great-grandfather, Erwin Maximillian Ney, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Minka’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Robert Maximillian Ney and Louisa/Louise Rahael Seibert, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Minka’s maternal great-grandfather, Richard Frederick Kelly, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Minka’s maternal great-grandmother, Hazel Agnes McDougal, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Minka’s maternal great-grandmother, Beatrice Aronds (focusing on her own father’s side) – https://www.myheritage.com

Genealogy of Minka’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Karel/Karl Frederik/Friedrich Aronds (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.genealogieonline.nl

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madman July 2, 2017 at 3:40 am

I don’t know if Helene Charlotte von Mosch was born in Germany. She is usually cited as being born in Semarang, Indonesia.

More likely only her parents were German.

Also, not that anything needs to be changed, but I think Karel’s father had some Indonesian roots too. He has an ancestor named Christina Catherina Tegua. I don’t think “Tegua” is a European surname. But it was the name of a people in Colombia (although that might be far fetched).

ashash July 2, 2017 at 7:43 am

I think Minka being 1/32 Indonesian explains why she is so exotic.

Hill July 2, 2017 at 9:58 am

Lol. I doubt that 3% affects her looks more than the 97%.

andrew July 2, 2017 at 11:10 am

I agree with you Hill. Maybe this alleged Asian ancestry just increase her sex appeal, same for Kate Beckinsale.

ashash July 1, 2017 at 9:08 pm

Thank you! :)

Here is her mother, who was 1/16th Indonesian:


neiltennant July 1, 2017 at 6:02 pm

+ possibly other

ashash July 1, 2017 at 4:14 pm

When is Indonesian going to be added to her ethnicity? She says she is Indonesian and it looks like we have found evidence that she is. That is the most important part of her ethnicity and she is officially a woman of color.

andrew July 1, 2017 at 4:29 pm

That is not a news, we already knew she has ancestors from Indonesia.

ashash July 1, 2017 at 5:25 pm

Then why is it not added to her ethnicity? She is 1/32 Indonesian like Richard Branson is 1/32 Indian. It says Richard is 1/32 Indian. Why does it not say Minka is 1/32 Indonesian? That is 3%. That is significant.

follers July 1, 2017 at 4:51 pm

She is rather colorful.

ashash July 1, 2017 at 5:28 pm

Still no Indonesian added?

ashash July 1, 2017 at 12:03 am
madman July 1, 2017 at 2:27 am

And it appears that Helene Charlotte Von Mosch was of German descent.

madman July 1, 2017 at 2:36 am

I think this is a genealogy of Karel Frederik Aronds:

ashash July 1, 2017 at 6:37 am

I responded to Minka’s post about her heritage and she deleted my comment. She is another one of those white celebrities that misrepresent their ancestry in a desperate attempt to appear more exotic.

madman July 1, 2017 at 7:21 am

If the genealogy I linked is correct, I think she actually has Indonesian ancestry. Karel Frederik Aronds’s mother’s name was Sie Rapia, which sounds like an Indonesian name (rather than European/Dutch). So that makes her at least 1/32 Indonesian (though Karel’s father may have had some Indonesian ancestry too).

ashash July 1, 2017 at 8:56 am

Oh, wow, I didn’t even look at it. I thought you would have mentioned it. Sie Rapia does sound Indonesian. :)

me March 27, 2016 at 6:05 pm

She is kinda exotic.She looks like a turkish woman.

California July 14, 2015 at 9:28 pm

The ethnic looking White people are the ones who look more attractive.

undashing June 22, 2015 at 7:26 am

There is something exotic about her look.

someone from the internet September 7, 2014 at 2:47 pm

She is very beautiful and ethnic looking for being just a “white” woman. She looks part Hispanic.

Check7t November 25, 2014 at 6:43 pm

Hispanic as in from Spain? Agreed, she does look Iberian.



marjanel December 25, 2014 at 3:25 pm

HIspanic is not a race. It is about language and culture. A very white and European culture. It is interesting that for hispanics hispanic is a white word. Only in USA they think the contrary including people that in USA call themselves hispanic.

From a Hispanic person(Spanish-speaking person)

WTF June 25, 2014 at 9:41 am

Just wanna say FUCK whoever deleted my comment. Goes to show you that you can’t say shit about white people, but yet they can say racist shit to people of color and it doesn’t get deleted. I bet it was some sensitive white person who reported it. Bunch of pussies! Fuck off!

ethnic June 25, 2014 at 7:22 pm

I delete all racist comments especially racism against minorities buddy

Marseille June 14, 2014 at 12:37 pm

She’s very beautiful tbh.

ashash June 24, 2014 at 9:25 am

She is.

ashash June 24, 2014 at 5:13 pm

ethnic, this is extremely racist. I thought these comments weren’t allowed?

ethnic June 25, 2014 at 5:50 am

agreed Ashash

xforeverlove21 April 26, 2014 at 6:13 pm

Looks like the typical Italian.

Aylin April 16, 2014 at 6:24 pm

She looks part Italian, or Latina to me

ihatemostpeople January 24, 2014 at 7:21 am

Her and Leighton Meester look like sisters.

aaa February 7, 2014 at 7:29 pm
someone from the internet September 7, 2014 at 2:49 pm

They actually do look alike. Minka is prettier though,

ashash January 13, 2014 at 5:44 pm

I think she has Dutch ancestry from her mother’s side.

eldiablo1313 January 9, 2014 at 6:50 pm

She kinda looks like Victoria Justice a bit, who’s half white and Puerto Rican.

undashing April 16, 2014 at 6:31 am

Puerto Rican is not a race.

Victoria Justice is white.

ME June 9, 2014 at 8:38 pm

Puerto Rican is a ethnicity,their race is mixed

ihatemostpeople June 9, 2014 at 9:49 pm

Victoria Justice is not white. She may be half white, but she’s still considered Hispanic. She looks way more Hispanic than white.

Connerfromvine June 7, 2016 at 11:49 pm

Victoria Justice just looks White…

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