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

s_bukley / Shutterstock.com

{ 144 comments… read them below or add one }

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…

notional December 18, 2013 at 6:06 pm

beautiful! I love girls with big brown eyes

andrew September 21, 2013 at 7:29 am
aaa February 7, 2014 at 7:31 pm

nothing to do,her dad looks puerto rican

someone from the internet September 7, 2014 at 2:51 pm

Her dad looks a bit Hispanic.

aaa July 4, 2013 at 5:19 pm

She is really exotic,if she looks white or mixed,she is pretty anyway

andrew July 5, 2013 at 7:12 am

explain me..exotic mean not blonde-blue eyed? ok, she is. Most (>50%) Europeans are exotic as consequence of this point

luluz September 20, 2013 at 8:35 pm

what do you mean exotic? not all whites are nordic blond and blue eyed. She looks like european italian or spanish(spain) or a white south american girl

luluz September 20, 2013 at 8:38 pm

by south american i mean south american whites not browns.

billErobreren December 15, 2013 at 3:21 am

white latina?! How does a chick of full European background born in a place like Uruguay suddenly have an altered bloodline or different from a white girl born in say Canada? I never got that bullshit double standard.

hanna January 12, 2014 at 9:42 am

lo she looks white as hell,not even close to mixed

neiltennant May 11, 2013 at 11:46 am

not only irish + french

she looks exotic

of course she is white but one of those darker whites from europe

maybe of italian background

billErobreren December 16, 2013 at 5:47 pm

The French aren’t exactly Nordics, The Romans shaped their culture heavily, sure, France borders with Germany & Switzerland, but also with Spain & Italy with whom they also share linguistic roots.

Ireland is mostly dark haired, many have brown eyes. Take Andrea Corr, David Byrne & Rosanna Davison

andrew December 17, 2013 at 11:49 am

David Byrne is Scottish.

billErobreren December 18, 2013 at 8:14 pm

fine line, but thanks. I was led by his Surname many Scots have Irish ancestry too, Sean Connery & George Galloway are the only ones I can think of at the moment

Crates December 26, 2012 at 2:34 pm

looks latina do to her Native American heritage

Crates December 26, 2012 at 2:51 pm

doesn’t claim to be doesn’t mean she isn’t

luluz September 20, 2013 at 8:40 pm

i dont see any native in her but yeah like an italian, or white latina

Me loves Minka and other girls April 11, 2012 at 5:49 am

Aw yeah. Minka be wHere its AT

me March 20, 2012 at 10:48 pm

she has good taste in men, less John Mayer, for me he’s disgusting.

I love you, Roger Scientist March 20, 2012 at 10:59 pm
me March 20, 2012 at 11:16 pm

his penis is too small

I love you, Roger Scientist March 20, 2012 at 11:17 pm

He’s awful. Minka made a poor decision with that one. She’s too pretty to be with him anyway.

me March 20, 2012 at 11:18 pm

she and Derek Jeter make a nice couple, i think.

I love you, Roger Scientist March 20, 2012 at 11:21 pm
me March 20, 2012 at 11:28 pm

I heard about this show looks cool, is good?

I know that Minka Kelly was in Charlie’s Angels and was canceled due to low audience, I really only knew about her in Roommate.

I love you, Roger Scientist March 20, 2012 at 11:39 pm

I like Friday Night Lights. It’s basically about football and the South, so if you’re into that part of American “culture,” it’s for you. :P

VOGUE March 19, 2012 at 10:27 pm

I also think she looks Mexican, this proves that Europeans are mixed.

Lea March 20, 2012 at 3:20 am

just because you think something does not make it true, get that into you head you thoughts are not always right.

Viking March 14, 2012 at 8:01 pm

anyway, she’s hot,but looks mexican

OTHER March 16, 2012 at 8:59 am

she looks southern european

ignorant killer 2 March 17, 2012 at 1:18 am

viking’s a fag

Ariana March 21, 2012 at 1:00 pm

im south european and i totally agree… she looks like south euoprean white and not western white….

me August 22, 2012 at 11:50 am

I think that western Europeans are more exotic than southern Europeans such as Angelina Jolie, Mila Kunis, Irina Shayk ,Timati and much more, many people thought they were part black,asian and other things.

Viking March 14, 2012 at 8:01 pm

is impossible to read this crap.

BRAZIL March 13, 2012 at 11:56 pm


I love you, Roger Scientist March 14, 2012 at 12:17 am

A lot of people did.

Alex March 14, 2012 at 12:54 pm


Tony March 10, 2012 at 6:49 pm

French people are latin southern-European. It’s considered white but not the same look as Northern European types.

Elina March 9, 2012 at 9:37 am

No they are all white! Your just jealous and should really give up now. Its getting a little annoying seeing your pointless comments on every beautiful white woman.

llll March 13, 2012 at 11:55 pm








DK1x August 9, 2013 at 8:47 pm

The fact that you type everything in caps means you want attention and try to show off how intellectually superior you are when really you’re not. At least every three generations of every white ethnicity are capable of having blonde hair and blue eyes.

me August 22, 2012 at 11:45 am

she’s a beautiful brunette,but i don’t see irish in her…

me August 22, 2012 at 11:46 am

well, maybe,her cheeks remind me of Drew Barrymore

Alice March 2, 2012 at 10:52 pm

It is just strange to thumb down a comment like that. It is all so ridiculous. I should know better to even question it. I don’t take the thumbing down of comments seriously but why would someone thumb down a comment from me stating I’m not you? There is no logic to it.

Funnypack March 2, 2012 at 8:19 pm

Anyway,she looks mix to me,not with Indian ,i know many latin girls who looks like her.

apache March 2, 2012 at 7:43 pm

will you stop flooding this page? i saw the interview, she said her dad was french. okay calm down and take your meds, what are you tryna prove?

me March 2, 2012 at 8:36 pm

What is your problem? I know you’re a lesbian who wants a woman like Minka Kelly, you’re disgusting, none of these girls like Aly Landry will look at you, dyke!

eMI March 2, 2012 at 8:44 pm


me March 2, 2012 at 8:47 pm

@eMI No, I will not say anything about this person, I said that because she attacked me for no reason, if you want to know more visit forumbiodiversity

Alice March 2, 2012 at 8:53 pm

If someone has to resort to slander and personal attacks it should not be tolerated. This type of thing needs to be moderated. These comments have nothing to do with Minka Kelly’s ethnicity and why get so hot and bothered over something that is not going to have an effect you in any way. Is there any reason why people cannot be civil to each other?

me March 2, 2012 at 8:55 pm

just leave me alone, I’ll do the same for you. I knew you were a fanatic, but did not think you could get that far. When I comment in this site, do me a favor and do not direct me. goodbye

Alice March 2, 2012 at 8:57 pm

I also never thumb down anyone’s comments. If I agree I will thumb them up. I just find this thumbing down very petty. Can we not have enlightened discussion? We all belong to the Human race and have more similarities than difference.

me March 2, 2012 at 9:16 pm

and you just harassed my country and said non existent things about me.

me March 2, 2012 at 9:26 pm

I do not know where you got that, that I “hate” whites.

me March 2, 2012 at 9:36 pm

I don’t hate whites, if you did not realize, I also make “negative” comments about non-white celebrities.

ae11 March 3, 2012 at 3:28 am

Dufay was born in France to American parents and really dude, getting upset over troll comments ain’t worth it.

eMI March 2, 2012 at 7:14 pm


Una March 2, 2012 at 5:44 pm
me March 2, 2012 at 7:46 pm

yeah,a bit

me March 2, 2012 at 7:53 pm

if her nose was big,she could pass for Indian.

Alice March 2, 2012 at 8:08 pm

If Minka could pass for an Indian I wonder why so many people have thumbed down my comments on Aishwarya Rai when I said that some Indians are classified as Caucasian? Minka looks like a European. Her colouring would be the most common look in a lot of countries. There are some people on this site that like to make spurious claims and it just takes away from their credibility. A lot of people don’t really know what some ethnicities look like at all.

Alice March 2, 2012 at 8:20 pm

It’s all right Dolphin. I’ve had it happen in other posts. I don’t take it seriously because people thumb down actual quotes from the celebrity on how them view themselves. Alot if it revolves around the poster above called me. That picture you use me is not fooling anyone.

Alice March 2, 2012 at 8:24 pm

You have got to admit it is a bit humorous though. It is not something I take very seriously.

eMI March 2, 2012 at 4:50 pm


me March 2, 2012 at 7:54 pm

this word is new to me, that’s why I like to visit this site and learn new things.

Angelina February 28, 2012 at 4:08 am

she is the dark-skinned and skinny version of Leighton Meester

me March 1, 2012 at 8:55 pm

She has very dark features

me March 1, 2012 at 9:18 pm

her father was not born in France, his father is American.Rick Dufay facial feautures don’t look very caucasian to me.

me March 2, 2012 at 3:21 pm

he was BORN in France,i said it before. But the father of Rick Dufay was not french.

lol February 27, 2012 at 12:23 pm

ha black Irish is a stupid phrase Americans made up coz they so shocked not all Irish are pale ginger so they made a stupid phrase for ones that don`t fit the stereotype lol :P what else can you expect from them actually

me February 27, 2012 at 12:18 pm

yes,she looks mediterranean.

storm February 25, 2012 at 4:15 pm

oh great. Another page like Angelina’s where people are upset because she’s white so they say she’s not over and over again as if that’s going to change her ethnicity

Marko February 13, 2012 at 2:16 pm

She looks European, maybe southern european but european!

12 February 18, 2012 at 3:23 pm

She doesn’t just look southern European she could fit in central Europe quite well. People who think she is mixed are seriously ignorant, she is 100% Caucasian and white looking. If you guys think she looks mixed than you will be shocked to know that half of Europe is mixed! Take this from someone who is from the heart of Europe.

storm January 29, 2012 at 5:39 pm

why are you guys always trying to change a celeb’s race or ethnicity especially if they European descent? Saying she looks Puerto Rican is not going to MAKE her Puerto Rican.

Aria February 8, 2012 at 4:47 pm

It’s not about changing their ethnicity… It’s simply about what people look like.
Well for me anyway, when sometimes I say “oh to me she looked … ” it’s just that and nothing more, sharing what I thought her ethnicity was.

storm January 29, 2012 at 2:26 pm

i don’t think she looks Mexican or Puerto Rican. she looks south European. Looking at Antonio Banderas, she has more in common with him w/ her skin tone, bone structure, and facial features than she does a mestizo. But it’s whatever. Saying she looks like something ain’t going to change her ethnicity

storm January 29, 2012 at 2:02 pm

why is it that we’re supposed to accept that all of these actors are native american, but for the actors who don’t make those claims, we want them to be something other than what they are?

Minka said several times that she’s French and Irish. Her papa is European even and he’s French. But now you’re trying to say she’s Mexican and shit? That’s bullshit.

you may not like it but they’re some very immature people on here and obvious racism.

So if a celebrity doesn’t make any native claims, they’re lying and must be something else, but if some pale as snow chick says her 8th generation great grandma twice removed was Native American, it MUST be true and she looks it too?

That is some bullshit

me January 29, 2012 at 2:14 pm

You just noticed that? Really? They are saying this woman, who has stated several times that her parents are European, is now Mexican or Puerto Rican. To them, she must be lying.

But when Megan Fox says she has a “little bit” of Native in her, yet cannot even name the tribe, what percentage or fraction she is, and cannot even tell you which parent has this “little bit” of Native, we are supposed to take her word for it.

Hypocrites. Extreme racist double standards.

They even thumbed me down for saying France is not in the North of Europe. It is NOT, and the country is next to Spain. They even share some of the same ancestry.

Of course, you cannot expect anything less from uneducated drones who showcase how ignorant they are everyday.

Whatever. It will not change Minka’s ethnicity.

storm January 29, 2012 at 2:38 pm

yeah I knew I would get thumbed down for not conforming to the site’s views. If you call them on their shit, they gang up on you like mad. If you say she looks Mexican or Puerto Rican or Biracial even though she’s not, you get a gold star. That’s sad and yeah it is double standards

storm January 28, 2012 at 10:25 pm

she looks to be exactly what she claims

me January 22, 2012 at 12:24 pm

she and Leighton Meester don’t looks like at all, just the lips and nose,the Minka Kelly’s skin is darker than of Leighton Meester.

Splice of Life January 13, 2012 at 9:51 pm

Rick Dufay is French

Maureen Kelly is Irish

They are her parents

me January 13, 2012 at 9:57 pm

Her father looks like Carlos Leon,father of Lourdes Maria.

me January 29, 2012 at 2:05 pm

And? Minka’s father is Rick Dufay. He is French. Her mother is Maureen Kelly. She is Irish. She has said this multiple times in interviews. Just accept it.

me January 13, 2012 at 8:23 pm

I heard that she is part Puerto Rican

me January 13, 2012 at 8:30 pm

her father don’t looks northern European.

Misaaaaaaa January 15, 2012 at 6:48 pm

France is not in the North of Europe.

ali January 23, 2012 at 2:28 am

Her father dosent look Northern European since when is France Northern European learn your geography before commenting you make yourself look stupid.

Me January 23, 2012 at 9:16 am

France is right next to Spain, me.

me January 23, 2012 at 2:20 pm

ok,i know,I didn’t know her father was French,i thought he was irish,I misread.

me January 13, 2012 at 8:39 pm

I’ll get into your game, Adriana Lima, Wentworth Miller, Jessica Lucas and Jessica Szohr are white too.

sami January 8, 2012 at 7:24 pm

she’s hot

Quinn January 8, 2012 at 6:43 am

She looks like Alessandra Ambrósio in this pic ^^

COMMONSENSE January 6, 2012 at 4:26 pm

her father is Rick Dufay from Aerosmith band. he emigrated from France to here and her mother is Maureen Kelly. she is a Irish stripper.

Minka and her mother

Minka and her father, he is to the right of her

Pricesszz January 4, 2012 at 8:28 am

So cool she looks exactly like Leighton Messter who is Dutch and Irish couldn`t believe when i saw them 2gether in pic for there movie together.http://www.popsugar.com/Pictures-Minka-Kelly-Leighton-Meester-Premiere-Roommate-13446703

me January 4, 2012 at 5:30 am

She doesn’t look european, she looks have part Mexican or something.

COMMONSENSE January 10, 2012 at 6:37 pm

yeah. She regards herself as a white woman? she needs a mirror. This message by Me/Quinn applies to all white girls like Ali Landry, Minka Kelly, and Catherine Zeta Jones. actually it pretty much applies to all white girls who are not ALBINO

Maria December 27, 2011 at 3:20 pm

She has a good oul Irish name Kelly.

me December 21, 2011 at 6:35 am

she looks latin

Leela October 8, 2011 at 10:55 pm

LOL its funny they both did a movie together ( The Roommate) and they look so much a like :P

Leela October 8, 2011 at 10:56 pm

“Minka Kelly” & “Leighton Meester”

Liza February 1, 2011 at 11:56 pm

She seriously looks just like Leighton Meester

nathalie September 24, 2011 at 9:26 am

she does, I agree. When i saw the charlies angels commerical, I was like, what is leighton meester doing here?? i thought she was still on gossip girl!

I can see the differences, though. Leighton has fuller lips than Minka (my opinion). And Minka has a sharper chin in contrast to Leighton’s. I think their voices sound similar, though.

Previous post:

Next post: