Rachel Grant

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Birth Name: Rachel Louise Grant de Longueuil

Place of Birth: Parañaque, Metro Manila, Philippines

Date of Birth: September 25, 1977

*English, some Irish, 1/64th French-Canadian, remote Scottish and Welsh (father)
*Filipino, some Spanish (mother)

Rachel Grant is is a Filipino-born English actress, television host, adventurer, writer, humanitarian, and social entrepreneur. She is known for her role as the Bond girl Peaceful Fountains of Desire in Die Another Day.

Rachel is the daughter of Isabel (Padua), who founded The Padua Charitable Fund, and Michael Charles Grant, 12th Baron de Longueuil (born Michael Grant de Longueuil), a retired doctor, hypnotist, and artist. Rachel was born in Manila, Philippines, and grew up in Nottingham, England. She resides in New York.

Rachel’s father, who is British, has English, some Irish, 1/64th French-Canadian, and remote Scottish and Welsh, ancestry. Rachel’s mother is Filipino, and is also said to have Spanish ancestry.

Rachel is a second cousin, twice removed, of Queen Elizabeth II. Rachel’s paternal great-great-great-grandparents, Claude Bowes-Lyon and Frances Dora Smith, were also Queen Elizabeth’s maternal great-grandparents.

Rachel’s paternal grandfather was Raymond Grant, 11th Baron de Longueuil (the son of Ronald Charles Grant, 10th Baron de Longueuil, and of Ernestine Hester Maud Bowes-Lyon). Ronald was the son of John Grant, 9th Baron de Longueuil, and of Mary Barron. John was born in Bath, Somerset, England, of English, one eight French-Canadian, and distant Scottish, Welsh, and Irish, descent; most or all of John’s recent ancestors were American. Mary Barron’s father, Joseph Barron, was born in Spain, of Irish descent, and her mother, Roberta Walkinshaw, likely had English ancestry. Rachel’s great-grandmother Ernestine was the daughter of Ernest Bowes-Lyon and Isobel Hester Drummond, and had English ancestry, with smaller amounts of Irish, Scottish, and Welsh.

Rachel’s paternal grandmother was Anne Patricia Maltby (the daughter of Patrick Brough Maltby).

Sources: Genealogies of Rachel Grant (focusing on her father’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Rachel’s paternal grandfather, Raymond Grant – https://www.geni.com

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