Odette Yustman

by ethnic on June 17, 2010

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Birth Name: Odette Juliette Yustman

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: May 10, 1985

*Colombian [French, Italian, possibly other] (father)
*Cuban [Spanish, possibly other] (mother)

Odette Yustman is an American actress.

Her father, Victor Yustman, who has French and Italian ancestry, was born in Bogotá, Colombia, and was raised in Nicaragua. Her mother, Lydia A. (Nodarse), is Cuban (and has Spanish-Cuban ancestry). Odette is fluent in Spanish. She is married to actor Dave Annable, with whom she has a daughter.

Odette’s paternal grandfather was Miguel/Jose M. Yustman (the son of Moises/Moise Yustman).

Odette’s paternal grandmother was Odette Anna Blanca Sartori (the daughter of parents surnamed Sartori and Simonetti).

Some web sites have stated that Odette is Jewish and/or has Jewish ancestry. It is possible that Odette’s paternal grandfather was Jewish (the rest of Odette’s family is not Jewish).

Source: Genealogy of Odette’s father (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

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MettaWorkPlease September 9, 2016 at 7:23 pm

Lol British? Riiiiiight. Someone said she looks like Catherine Zeta Jones, for years people have been trying to find out if she has any Spanish or Italian in her, that tells you that her look isn’t British. Odette is a beauty, a mix of French, Italian & Spanish with some native, and you have a species of human that can’t be found in that overpopulated little island

lelo4 July 28, 2017 at 12:47 pm

Native? In a Cuban? lol If she was mixed with something it would be African.

Daron May 27, 2016 at 11:45 am

She looks British.

andrew May 27, 2016 at 5:19 pm

I don’t think so. She could be Spanish, though.

slowdive February 1, 2016 at 7:33 pm

Looks like Catherine Zeta Jones in this picture.

Capricious October 11, 2015 at 12:26 am

I’ve seen full Spaniards who look like that.

bearboy September 11, 2015 at 7:50 pm

Does she have no Jewish ancestry at all including on her paternal grandfather’s side? This link seems to think she has some form of Jewish ancestry. http://www.juf.org/tweens/celebrity.aspx?id=420860

follers September 11, 2015 at 9:01 pm

That site has errors on it.

I think it’s possible that Odette’s grandfather or great-grandfather was Jewish, although she quite easily may not have Jewish ancestry at all.

Her husband Dave Annable certainly didn’t suggest that she’s Jewish at all when discussing his own Jewish background and interfaith marriage.

noneofyourbusiness January 31, 2015 at 8:12 am

Her mom is probably a mixed Cuban. She looks ethnic and not fully white. Her face reminds me of Jessica Alba but this girl is prettier, Jessica is plain and average.

jokin March 2, 2015 at 9:52 am

i think she is fully White and apparently she is.

Where do you see her “ethnic look”? She has typical southern european look and she is getting it from her french, spanish and italian background, period.

cwm85 August 6, 2015 at 1:07 pm

She may have african ancestry but again not enough to show on her face.

J420 December 6, 2015 at 8:15 pm

Another unsophisticated person who associates the word ‘ethnic’ or ‘exotic’ with being anything non-white smh.

Kimmel June 18, 2016 at 11:13 am

Exactly. And white people are outnumbered by the other two major races (Africans & Asians) by a distance. I blame education, because we all know every race has subgroups which differentiate them from their own peoples.

WTF November 7, 2014 at 7:28 pm

Cuban is not a race. There are white Cubans, black Cubans, mixed Cubans, etc…. Why don’t you mention what type of “Cuban” her “mother” is???????????????????????????????????

Check7t November 8, 2014 at 5:15 am

Probably unsure…

bearboy October 8, 2014 at 7:27 pm

Isn’t Miguel Yustman the son of Isadore and Bessie Yustman who were both Jewish?

bearboy October 8, 2014 at 7:29 pm

I was looking up records maybe I got the wrong person or tree

follers October 8, 2014 at 9:09 pm

Bessie and Isadore Yustman of Brooklyn had no children named Miguel. They only had American-born children.

andrew September 8, 2014 at 2:52 pm

I believe Justman is a Jewish surname

sarahle September 8, 2014 at 3:50 pm

think so… her paternal grandfather could have had a jewish background. its actually a typical jewish last name in south america – mostly argentina.

follers September 8, 2014 at 4:22 pm

There are names like “Justmann” that might come from Alsace-Lorraine, France (of German descent).

Her husband didn’t say anything about her having Jewish ancestry.

sarahle September 8, 2014 at 10:50 pm

hmm, okay.

andrew September 9, 2016 at 8:11 pm

I found this:

Odette Anna Blanca Sartori, wife of Jose Yustman (the son of Moises Yustman). Yustman could be a Polish or Russian Jewish surname more than an Alsatian one.

ShawntheGod July 27, 2014 at 9:05 pm

She looks like a typical Western European white girl.

Is her dad a White Cuban like a lot of them?

ashash September 12, 2014 at 9:37 pm

Her dad is Colombian with apparently a mother that immigrated from Italy. Her mom is Cuban.

ashash July 19, 2014 at 5:51 am

So would Odette, Cameron Diaz, Alexis Bledel, Gisele Bundchen, Ana Hickmann, Camilla Belle, Alessandra Ambrosio, Olivia Hussey, Kaya Scodelario, etc. be considered “women of color?”

Because I don’t think they are. I know Latina is often viewed as a race, but these women are of European descent. I guess they are “women of color” in a figurative sense but not a literal one . . .

marjanel August 16, 2014 at 7:58 pm

Really, Latins Americans are latino because their European blood , language and culture.They ar eLatin because Latin Europe.

marjanel October 23, 2015 at 12:43 pm

Only Americans think that latino is a race and a race of color.Latino is not a race and it is a very white,European word.Thinking that latino means a race and a race of color is like thinking that Anglophone is a race and a race of color.

Streetsweeper98 December 22, 2013 at 8:12 pm


She’s Jewish, at least according to this source – http://archive.is/twbX

follers December 23, 2013 at 2:05 am

It’s an error/likely assumption because of her surname. Her paternal grandmother and her mother are/were not Jewish. It’s possible that her paternal grandfather was Jewish, but I just have no evidence.

ashash July 6, 2014 at 3:54 pm
me November 1, 2012 at 5:23 am

She looks Hispanic,what she is

me January 13, 2012 at 7:21 pm

Sometimes she looks like Megan Fox (before the disastrous plastic surgery).

lili June 25, 2011 at 6:56 pm

Beautiful Girl! Did not know she was part Cuban

Micia Leigh August 26, 2010 at 7:42 am

she’s so pretty but in a really conventional way.

Rachel Vasquez June 23, 2011 at 6:39 pm

I think she’s pretty and not necessarily in a conventional way; she’s not a bottle blonde, orange tanned sorority chick with tits that consume half the weight of her body. Her look is fresh and very classic.

sarahle September 8, 2014 at 1:19 pm

;D well said

JasonBaker August 19, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Rachel Vasquez you are so racist!!! There’s nothing wrong with being a blue-eyed busty blonde girl.

myspace celebrity June 20, 2010 at 9:10 pm

She’s also part Colombian.

marjanel October 23, 2015 at 12:40 pm

Colombianis not an ethnicity that is what it is not mention here.

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