Natalie Portman

by ethnic on March 3, 2008

Birth Name: Neta-Lee Hershlag

Place of Birth: Jerusalem, Israel

Date of Birth: June 9, 1981

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Natalie Portman is an Israeli and American actress, director, and producer. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for Black Swan (2010). She is the first person born in the 1980s to have won the Best Actress Oscar, and thus could be considered the first millennial to have done so (Eddie Redmayne is the first millennial to have won the Best Actor Oscar, for The Theory of Everything, 2014).

Natalie was born in Jerusalem, Israel, and moved with her family to the U.S. East Coast during her early childhood. Natalie’s father, Avner Hershlag, is Israeli-born; his family were Jews from Poland and Romania. Two of Natalie’s paternal great-grandparents were killed in the Holocaust. Natalie’s mother, Shelley (Stevens), is American, from Ohio; her family were Jewish immigrants from Austria, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, and Ukraine. Natalie is able to speak Hebrew, and studied French, Japanese, Arabic, and German. She attended Solomon Schechter, a Jewish day school.

Natalie is married to French dancer Benjamin Millepied, with whom she has two children.

Natalie’s paternal grandfather was Zvi Yehuda Hershlag (the son of Eliezer “Leiser” Hershlag and Leah Penzak). Zvi was an economics professor and author. He was a Polish Jew, who was born in Rzeszów, Poland. Eliezer was born, in 1885, in Dembitz, Poland, the son of Israel Hershlag and Miriam. Leah was born in 1888, in Rzeszow, Poland. Natalie’s great-grandparents Eliezer and Leah were both killed in 1942 in the Holocaust, in Belzec, Poland.

Natalie’s paternal grandmother, Mania/Manya Portman, was a Romanian Jew. Natalie has stated that Mania’s mother spied for the British during World War II.

Natalie’s maternal grandfather was Arthur “Art” Stevens (born Arthur Edelstein; the son of Moses Edelstein and Helen Klar). Arthur was born in New York, to Jewish immigrant parents; Arthur’s paternal grandparents were from Austria and Ukraine, and Arthur’s maternal grandparents were from Russia. Moses Edelstein was the son of Avraham Edelstein (who was born in Kawsko, Stryj, Galicia, the son of Baruch Edelstein [the son of Yosef Edelstein and Neche Ettinger/Ettginger] and Henie Scheninger [the daughter of Abraham Seinwel Scheninger and Eidel]) and Bruche Hendel/Handel/Handler (born in Bolekhiv, Ivano-Frankivs’ka oblast, Ukraine, the daughter of Leib Hendel/Handel and Breine/Brenner Kiwak). Natalie’s great-grandmother Helen Klar was the daughter of Hershel Klar and Sarah.

Natalie’s maternal grandmother was Bernice Hurwitz (the daughter of Michael Hurwitz and Esther Schiff). Bernice was born in Maryland, as were her parents. All of Bernice’s grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe; according to one census, all of her grandparents were born in Lithuania; other censuses list all of her grandparents as having been born in Russia. Michael Hurwitz was the son of Israel Hurwitz and Bosie “Bessie”. Esther Schiff was the daughter of Aaron Harry Schiff and Lizzie/Libby.

Sources: Genealogy of Natalie Portman – https://www.geni.com

Natalie’s maternal grandfather, Arthur Edelstein, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Natalie’s maternal grandmother, Bernice Hurwitz, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Natalie’s maternal great-grandfather, Michael Hurwitz, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Michael Hurwitz on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Natalie’s maternal great-grandmother, Esther Schiff (Shiff), on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Esther Schiff (Scheff), on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Natalie talks about her background, 2006 – http://www.hillel.org

Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com

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lelo4 September 17, 2016 at 1:32 pm

She looks Lebanese.

andrew September 17, 2016 at 4:37 pm

her pigmentation is definitely lighter than the average Lebanese woman, also her features are more European than anything. Lebanon is in Middle East and Lebanese people look Middle Eastern for the most part.

Ardor May 21, 2017 at 11:09 pm

Levantine Christians, or Maronites, tend to look like Natalie Portman.

Middle Eastern isn’t a homogeneous race. Kuwaitis and Yemenis for instance do NOT look like Lebanese and Kurds. Just the same way Indonesians don’t look like Japanese people.

andrew May 22, 2017 at 12:46 pm

It’s true Lebanese Christians are a bit different from the Arabs, but Natalie looks completely European.

The only Kurd I know is a guy from Eastern Turkey who works at a kebab restaurant next to my house. He almost looks South Asian, and he’s much more exotic than his Istanbul-born Turkish boss (who is also quite swarthy and hairy)

typepope May 29, 2018 at 4:02 am

Not at all.
This site tends to choose unflattering and unusual pictures of most stars.
Portman would be quite atypical for the Levant, outside of Jews in Israel…
Her look also is found in the British Isles. and Keira Knightley can easily be Portman’s sister.

neiltennant December 29, 2017 at 7:38 am

yes she looks arabian

typepope May 29, 2018 at 4:05 am

You have no clue what an Arabian looks like.
Such an ignorant and embarrassing post.

neiltennant June 22, 2016 at 8:39 am

Her Birthname HERSCHLAG is very nice

i know a lot of jewish people with that name

Herzschlag, Hertzschlag or Hertzschlak …. means HEARTBEAT in german

but with that name she would not have a chance in hollywood

cwm85 October 25, 2015 at 4:29 pm

She is Caucasian, white. Jewish white.

Tyler October 25, 2015 at 4:36 pm

Again you’re stalking everything I comment so you can start trouble. What’s your point for replying to me? Go away.

cwm85 October 25, 2015 at 5:19 pm

I’m not stalking you. But we can reply to people on here to dispute or agree with them.

Tyler October 25, 2015 at 6:05 pm

I told you to leave me alone, if you’re going to track down everything I comment on then reply back, which is mostly arguments over an opinion I state, it is harassment. I don’t wanna talk to you.

lelo4 September 30, 2015 at 11:37 am

Very Lebanese looking.

andrew September 30, 2015 at 2:08 pm

Totally European looking to me.

ashash September 30, 2015 at 9:42 pm

Yeah. She doesn’t look like most Lebanese people I have seen.

ashash September 30, 2015 at 10:29 pm
Capricious October 11, 2015 at 4:43 am

@Andrew, Andrew Andrew…you need to realize that not all Middle Easterners are brown looking, afro-haired nomads. Many of them, especially the Levants and Assyrians can in fact “pass” as European (Spaniard, Greek, Italian).

She indeed does look Lebanese. And they’re the “lighter” Arabs, so don’t panic.

andrew October 11, 2015 at 5:59 am

You stated Ryan Reynolds looks Turkish. Nuff said. Stfu.

andrew October 11, 2015 at 6:25 am

I know very well how they look, and I know than no more than 10% of them could pass as Europeans. Because even when they’re light-complexioned, they stand out because of their features. The fact you’re lucky enough to live very far from your ancestral land doesn’t allow you to troll people of European descent, dear Theropod.

Capricious October 11, 2015 at 6:43 am

You’re pathetic. I really feel sorry for you. Making this like a big deal when it isn’t. You were probably dropped in your head.

Ryan Reynolds looks perfectly Turkish. But because you’re so vastly ignorant you wouldn’t know the diversity of Turks. What a feeble comeback.

You’re probably someone who is of Southern European descent with an inferiority complex. You get irked when people say Middle Easterners look like YOU. Or maybe an ignorant Neo-Nazi who wants to claim every attractive person as European.

Oh, wake the hell up, Portman is Jewish. They have Middle Eastern ancestry! Are you blind? You’re so mental, honestly.

Capricious October 11, 2015 at 6:46 am

Looool I am actually living in the heart of my ancestral homeland. Try harder you guido dimwit.

andrew October 25, 2015 at 5:33 pm

“Ryan Reynolds looks PERFECTLY Turkish”, your wannabeism has reached its peak LOL, he looks like a normal guy of British Isles descent.

sarahle October 25, 2015 at 11:01 pm

very not…

NextHlywdartistpredictedbypastor June 6, 2015 at 8:56 pm

Has she got English roots by her paternal grandmother’s surname?

follers June 7, 2015 at 12:00 am

No. Romanian Jews.

ectag July 8, 2014 at 5:24 am

@Brian: This isn’t about you. By the way, eye colors don’t change back and forth. But why would someone saying you had hazel eyes warrant an “lmao”? That’s like saying “I’m 5’10”, but some think I’m 5’11”, lmao”.

J.J. July 22, 2014 at 9:22 pm

@ectag
you’re exactly right, eye colours do not change, most light eyes aren’t a perfectly solid colour which makes them appear to change under different lighting circumstances due to rayleigh scattering not to mention there are many eyes that contain central heterochromia (2nd colour around the pupil) but the true colour of the iris is always the outer colour, when people say their eyes change colour my attitude is, no they don’t you just haven’t bothered to look at them properly, have a look at them closely in the mirror one day and you’ll see what their true colour/s is. Many people who can’t define their eye colour becuase it supposedly changes or has more than one colour present immediately chooses to use hazel as a description which is innacturate as hazel isn’t a combination of colours but a colour of it’s own; a lighter reddish/golden shade of brown, only light brown iris’ with tints of golds & reds and sometimes very minimal amounts of green can be properly defined as hazel

J.J. January 17, 2014 at 6:54 pm

correction; her eyes are light brown but they’re hazel, hazel is not a mixture of blue, grey, green, amber and brown, that’s a north American myth, hazel eyes are a light honey and/or reddish brown resembling the colour of a hazelnut, hence the word hazel, they can contain minimal green but it is by no means a requirement

ashash November 29, 2014 at 3:03 pm

Are you sure? I think light brown and hazel are separate eye colors.

She’s gorgeous.

J.J. November 29, 2014 at 6:06 pm

the colour “hazel” is a light yellowish and sometimes reddish brown as in the colour of a hazelnut, so light brown and the hazel colour are virtually synonymous, however the colour hazel is meant to be luminous as in the glow/shine of the hazelnut shell. People will debate that the colour “hazel” has a different meaning in terms of eye colour, but that’s just a misconceived meaning which frankly doesn’t make any sense, hazel is not a combination of colours, like blue & brown or green & brown, it’s a colour of it’s own

ashash April 1, 2015 at 9:45 am

J.J., Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher have brown eyes. They are not hazel.

J January 1, 2014 at 2:40 pm

I’m not sure about the Lithuanian link.
Lithuania has changed its borders so much that it’s hard to tell unless you have a city.
I have seen census from Lithuanians saying they are from Poland or Russia, which is odd.
But it says Russia in more documents than it says Lithuania.
I can’t get that link where Natalie talks about her background to work. I’m curious to see if she mentions Lithuania. I haven’t seen Lithuania mentioned before now.

Also, I’m sure this has been pointed out before. But, Portman, an English surname. Do you think there’s something there or perhaps her Grandmother’s family changed their name for some reason?

follers January 1, 2014 at 3:42 pm

I don’t know much more about the Lithuanian connection other than this census that lists four of Portman’s great-great-grandparents as having been born there. Other censuses list Russia instead. I’m not sure if Portman has mentioned it, herself.
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XHW6-FJ2

“Portman” can be an Ashkenazi Jewish surname as well as an English one. For example: https://familysearch.org/search/record/results#count=20&query=%2Bsurname%3APortman~%20%2Bbirth_place%3ARussia~

Uniscorn August 9, 2014 at 3:17 am

Birth Name: Natalie Hershlag

In other words: She probably changed it for her career.

J.J. October 21, 2013 at 5:32 am

correction; Her eyes are hazel and hazel eyes are just a light brown!
Hazel eyes are the most misunderstood eye color, true hazel eyes are eyes that are a light golden brown colour resembling that of a hazelnut (hence the word hazel), they can contain minimal green when observed in good lighting however green is by no means a requirement. There is a modern North American misconception that hazel eyes are any eye that’s green and brown or multi-coloured that appears to shift in colour (blue, grey or green with brown around the pupil) however this does not make sense due to a hazelnut not presenting any green, blue or grey whatsoever. In Europe (the origin of light eyes and hazelnuts) the true/original meaning is still used; hazel eyes = eyes that resemble the colour of a hazelnut.
source:
http://hazeleyes-wintergoddess.blogspot.com.au/2009/07/hazel-eyes.html

http://m.rateitall.com/iPhone/item.aspx?p=0&ItemID=1074601

leslie2 October 21, 2013 at 3:05 pm

Thank you J.J! I thought I had read that before, and it makes sense. Good researching :)

J.J. October 22, 2013 at 3:44 am

no problems just glad to be of help :) i’m very passionate when it comes to hair and eye colours as you can tell from all my celebrity corrections that are to do with such

aaa November 23, 2013 at 11:18 am

Of course not,”hazel” eyes,is more to green,like of Kristin Kreuk,,Raven-Symoné,Zachary Levi…The Natalie’s eyes is fully brown,like of Anne Hathaway
http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130929173208/lesmiserables/images/f/ff/Anne-hathaway-chanel-face.jpg

andrew November 23, 2013 at 4:16 pm

that’s brown for me, he keeps to call it hazel

smiley January 11, 2014 at 10:41 pm

Her eyes are brown. If that’s not brown I don’t know what is.
http://www.vipwallpaper.com/natalie-portman-1983-wallpaper.html
Even if hazel is “light brown” they are not light enough to be hazel.

J.J. January 11, 2014 at 11:57 pm

correction; excuse me, who do you think you are? her eyes are most definitely a light honey brown resembling a hazelnut how about you look up more pictures which actually are large and clear enough to see her eye colour properly rather than a small obviously edited picture.

http://www.wallpaperswala.com/wp-content/gallery/natalie-portman/natalie-portman-hd_quality-smiling_face.jpg

http://cdn4.moviemagik.us/actors/110/81st-academy-award-natalie-portman-11474799-1768-2560.jpg

http://lh5.ggpht.com/-9vMwH9JcmO8/Tsj75MhiR5I/AAAAAAAAIjQ/h0t2T9S2Fsk/s9000/Natalie_Portman_A9600012.jpg

J.J. December 10, 2013 at 5:28 pm

anne Hathaway also has hazel eyes, and in that picture you linked they look very hazel. “hazel” refers to the light golden and/or reddish brown colour of a hazelnut, the first reference to eyes being described as hazel was by William Shakespeare in which he was comparing a persons eyes to the reddish brown colour of a ripe hazelnut. In North America there is a misconception that hazel eyes are green and brown or any multi-coloured eye that appears to shift in colour which doesn’t make sense as the colour hazel is just simply light brown. If you’re going to debate that light golden/reddish brown eyes like anne Hathaway’s and Natalie portman’s aren’t hazel I suggest you do more research on the hazel eye misconception.

leslie2 October 18, 2013 at 5:22 pm

Ashash heres a link I found with a photo about hazel eyes: http://www.wonderquest.com/hazel-eyes-memory2.htm

ashash October 9, 2013 at 11:48 pm

Typical beautiful Jewish woman.

Adam December 13, 2013 at 4:37 pm

I fail to see that.

joni December 26, 2013 at 10:42 pm

coming from a man named adam :}

Adam December 27, 2013 at 5:54 am

What the hell does that mean?

are you jell? December 27, 2013 at 8:12 am

Lots of Jewish guys have the name Adam…

are you jell? December 27, 2013 at 8:11 am

Curly hair and olive skin are gorgeous!

Adam December 27, 2013 at 8:22 am

Since when was Adam exclusively a Jewish name? I’m not Jewish.

Adam December 27, 2013 at 8:29 am

As someone who is of Greek descent Im inclined to disagree.

guurl December 27, 2013 at 10:58 am

“i happen to despise anyone who is Jewish” usually people don’t say directly bigoted things against ethnic groups on this site. Natalie is pretty.

Adam December 27, 2013 at 11:22 am

Yeah.

J.J. September 14, 2013 at 11:56 pm

correction; yes her eyes are light brown but that makes them hazel, I think it should be listed as hazel (light brown)

ashash October 18, 2013 at 5:11 pm

Are “light brown” and “hazel” really the same thing? Her eyes look clearly brown to me.

leslie2 October 18, 2013 at 5:15 pm

I don’t know about in Europe, but I believe in North america Hazel usually means a mixture of Brown and Green, sometimes Green with brown in the middle or eyes that look greener/browner depending on the light.

Her eyes are beautiful but to me they look more amberish-brown, not a true brown but a brown with reddish tones.

ashash October 18, 2013 at 5:17 pm

I don’t know. I don’t see any green in her eyes.

leslie2 October 18, 2013 at 5:19 pm

Same. So in my personal opinion, I don’t think they are hazel. More brown :P

leslie2 October 18, 2013 at 5:22 pm

heres a link I found about hazel eyes Ashash: http://www.wonderquest.com/hazel-eyes-memory2.htm

ashash October 18, 2013 at 5:24 pm

Thank you, leslie2.

andrew July 29, 2013 at 12:43 pm

you want to be banned

BlueCore June 24, 2013 at 7:33 am

Correction: Her birth name is Nechamah Herschlag.

sarahle September 11, 2014 at 11:38 am

no, its her hebrew name. it will be used for special occasions like wedding etc..

J.J. May 2, 2013 at 8:00 am

correction; her eyes are hazel (light brown) and her hair is dark brown (brunette) i think it should be listed

nnnnn April 29, 2013 at 10:22 pm

The most weird, american and british (?) hypocrits spend their
money to find out, who has Afro etc DNA instead of help poor
people. BTW, all test person should be alcoholic and drug addicted homeless. Who else would allow such “experiments”?

nnnnn April 29, 2013 at 12:49 am

So, my comment was in wrong profile (programm mistake)

nnnnn April 29, 2013 at 1:10 pm

Probably, you can think only black-white.

nnnnn April 29, 2013 at 10:07 pm

I don’t surprise.

Marc 2 April 25, 2013 at 2:29 am

“-Much less than that.”

You’re wrong. Cro-Magnons emerged at this time

Marc 2 April 25, 2013 at 2:57 am

“all with Chinese last names”

That’s it! if the looked like Chinese have Chinese names spoke Chinese language but was born in Russia, so they’re Russians for yours? your position is tenuous

nnnnn April 29, 2013 at 12:22 am

Atkinson is pur Cro-Magnon

Marc 2 April 25, 2013 at 1:52 am

What about Rowan and Colin! I’m not talking their nationality. It is impossible to find their Iberian roots, because it is rather some ancient migration. pre-historic.

Marc 2 April 25, 2013 at 2:34 am

Yes, Mediterranean component is very strong in all Europe. France and Britain from Iberia, Central and Eastern Europe from Balkans

ae111 April 25, 2013 at 6:20 am

Well, what are you talking about?

nnnnn April 29, 2013 at 12:24 am

It’s obvious.

nnnnn April 29, 2013 at 1:11 pm

Brad Pitt? He looks like an average white american
or british man.

ae111 April 29, 2013 at 4:33 pm

What are you on about?

ae111 April 29, 2013 at 7:15 pm

What are you on about?

nnnnn April 29, 2013 at 10:11 pm

Even that gay with a “weird ass” Bomer is more
handsome as Pitt. Or you ment Pitt’s ass, not his
face?

nnnnn April 29, 2013 at 10:16 pm

I learnt already, that you believe, all european
people look like Kaltenbrunner

J.J. April 24, 2013 at 6:03 am

her eye color is hazel (light brown) and her hair colour is dark brown (brunette), i think it should be listed

J.J. April 22, 2013 at 6:48 pm

correction; i think the ethnicity should say jewish (polish, romanian, russian and austrian).

nnnnn May 12, 2012 at 12:51 am

A lot of people confuse “ethnicy” and “citisenship”. Her ancestors
are from Romania or Russia, but they were not “romanian” or
“russian”, becuase cross-marriages between jews and non-jews were
forbidden there.

rickyflo April 23, 2013 at 12:49 pm

Democracy started creating certain laws to protect such at least. That is like Saying our African Americans are not American, and all Americans are Americans. Sometimes ethnicity does relate and compare with citizenship, but not always.

fuzzybear44 April 24, 2013 at 5:15 am

@rickyflo

I”m sorry,could you clear this up for me.Which African Americans are you talking about?The ones who came here fairly recently(from the motherland),or the ones who descend from(free and enslaved)blacks of the early 1600’s?There were some here from the early 1500’s,but that’s a different story.

nnnnn April 29, 2013 at 12:29 am

The name of this site is “ethnic celebrities”.
It’s funny, how fans “protect” Portman, Kunis etc against
“racists”.

Marc 2 April 24, 2013 at 11:04 pm

i’ll check it

nnnnn April 25, 2013 at 1:06 am

It’s not possible, that english officials
let everybody to burrow in their books.

Marc 2 April 25, 2013 at 1:38 am

Basques are homogenous genetically and anthropologically, just like all of Iberians.

me March 23, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Her nose is perfect.

me October 17, 2012 at 9:50 pm

she has no a ug!y semitic nose like Lea Michele and Dianna Agron

ethnic October 17, 2012 at 10:00 pm

I have to ban you for comments like this.

me October 18, 2012 at 9:08 am

No,I meant that her nose is not stereotyped.

me October 18, 2012 at 9:21 am

sometimes my English is rude, sorry all Jewish people.

me October 18, 2012 at 4:02 pm

But they look more Jewish than Natalie Portman.

me October 18, 2012 at 4:29 pm

This is not impossible, see Devon Aoki, she looks more Asian than Lucy Liu.

me October 19, 2012 at 8:14 pm

I’ll give you a better example, Stephanie Jacobsen,who is only 1/4 Chinese looks more Asian than Lucy Liu, you can see in the roles they do.

nnnnn April 27, 2013 at 12:13 am

Genetics is a really strange thing

beyfox April 26, 2013 at 5:22 pm

What? Obviously her nose is semitic,of course it’s not stereotypical as Diana and Lea,your analysis sounds racist.

Christian March 23, 2012 at 11:45 am

i hate this woman

she is an ignorant person

Petrarca May 11, 2012 at 6:15 pm

She’s never said that.

In fact, she never says anything about Israel.

If she says anything, it can be used against her, by no matter whom.

I love you, Roger Scientist March 9, 2012 at 5:22 pm

I think she is beautiful.

sami January 25, 2012 at 5:33 pm

She’s just Jewish.

levangelista36 July 27, 2012 at 6:08 pm
levangelista36 July 27, 2012 at 6:22 pm

She’s so brilliant.

Her comments about the recession:

“I think it’s kind of an exciting time. I mean, everyone is cutting back. It’s happening in every industry – including our own. All of a sudden, people are doing jobs that they hate and they’re not making as much money as they thought they would or they’ve lost their jobs entirely.”

“I don’t want to ever be working for money because then you are no different to a prostitute.”

http://www.prettyandstupid.com/idiot/108

raluca January 25, 2012 at 11:59 am

her ancestors who lived in romania were Jews.

Habe February 23, 2012 at 8:58 pm

She is a Jewish Romanian.

me January 13, 2012 at 9:12 pm

just to be clear.

Angel Syrene January 2, 2012 at 1:40 am

She’s beautiful.

Radu October 5, 2011 at 1:05 am

He seems a lot like romanian girls, especially from Oltenia region.

Emi October 19, 2011 at 9:16 pm

I agree.

Kellen M March 1, 2011 at 6:32 pm

To call Romania “sons of Roman Impire” is both insulting to the Dacian Empire and ignorant. If you REALLY want an accurate history on Romania then please note the following:

-The Dacian Empire (now Romania) consisted of people that were culturally influenced by Scythians and Celtic tribes. The Empire’s leader, King Burebista, was an OPPONENT of Caesar.
-The Dacian Empire battled for MANY decades before being conquered by the Romans around 106 AD.
-In 271, the Romans RETREATED and un-occupied Dacia
-While the empire was occupied the Romans MIXED with the Geto-Dacians thus creating “Romanians”

Before I continue, I will again reiterate that Romanians WERE NOT PURELY “sons of Romania”. Their ethnicity is a combination of Geto-Dacians and Roman.

Romania was also never even called Romania (technically it was the kingdom of Romania) until 13 March 1881. Prior to 1881 it fell under names/territories such as Transylvania, Wallachia, Moldava and Ottoman Empire.

Lastly, may I suggest that you brush up on both your World History and English before venturing to insult the general American population again. Now, if you will excuse me, I am going to eat a lovely hamburger with ketchup, mustard and a side of smug foreign cad who just got served.

Andreea January 28, 2011 at 7:20 pm

ROMANIAN PRIDE <3 :)

Cristina October 23, 2010 at 12:23 pm

Natalie looks like a typical Romanian. Dark hair, dark eyes, wide face, wide set eyes, exotic features.

Andreea January 28, 2011 at 7:20 pm

I completely agree :)

Vanessa June 24, 2011 at 4:26 pm

Natalie is not exotic at all; in fact she is quite famous for being a classic beauty. I do not think her eyes or face are ‘wide’ either and having dark coloring is very, very common. Your colors do not make you exotic one iota anyway.
Just saying.

Mike June 26, 2011 at 11:30 am

I dont see anything classic about her; the other girl was right, she is SLIGHTLY exotic like rachel weisz.

that mila kunis chick I dont see how she is exotic and not classic.

M.L. October 5, 2011 at 10:20 am

I agree with Vanessa; Natalie Portman is good looking but there’s nothing exotic or particularly Romanian about her appearance. Her features are pretty typical of Eastern European Jews. She could pass as a local in just about any country in northwestern Europe.

Louis September 7, 2010 at 8:57 pm

She was born in Israel but her ancestors goes all the way back to Poland and Romania.

here is a great interview with her:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlNhwFPXmiU

thomas comis August 20, 2010 at 4:52 am

everyone who says ‘who cares?’ well, we care because it’s interesting to know where one’s heritage and ethnicity comes from. who cares? you make it sound like an intrusive question. if you don’t care about this then you must be an american idiot that is P.C. about everything from racial heritage to your toilet habits.

Anonymous August 18, 2010 at 7:17 pm

who cares? she is a person, and as such, she is entitled to be, well, herself…. if she ISN’T, then yall aint entitled to be YOURSELVES… think about it…

thomas comis August 18, 2010 at 5:21 pm

wasn’t her 1st role as that of a child of a marked man from the mob in that amazing movie “the assasin”? she was great in that.

ethnic August 18, 2010 at 6:50 pm

I believe your right Thomas. that movie was Leon.

Ashley August 15, 2010 at 10:59 am

who cares’? she is so beautiful!

89 December 31, 2009 at 11:30 am

who cares

dude December 31, 2009 at 11:24 am

shes jewish danielle

ethnic January 7, 2009 at 3:56 pm

She has a mix of those backgrounds. You can see it by her appearance.

Danielle January 6, 2009 at 4:43 pm

Jewish father of Polish and Romanian origin??? Jewish mother of Austrian and Russian origin? SO is she ethnically Jew? Or is she not ethnically Jew but knows how to speak hebrew? Or is she all of the above?

KITTY February 26, 2011 at 9:29 pm

@DANIELLE UR REALLY STUPID! JEWS ARE LIVING IN LOTS OF COUNTRIES! SECOND, ROMANIANS ARE NOT RUSSIANS, THEY ARE THE SONS OF ROMAN IMPIRE, IN CASE U HEARD OF IT, BUT ONCE UR AN AMERICAN HAMBURGER EATER U MIGHT NOT KNOW WHAT THAT IS!

Habe February 23, 2012 at 9:09 pm

Your stupid Kitty! Danielle is right. Natalie is Russian Jewish.

peacelovencali March 21, 2011 at 10:10 pm

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