Rachel Roy

by ethnic on April 12, 2010

Birth Name: Rachel Irene Roy

Place of Birth: San Bernardino, California, United States

Date of Birth: January 15, 1974

Ethnicity:
*Bengali Indian (father)
*Frisian, Dutch (mother)

Rachel Roy is an American fashion designer. Her father, who is from Madras, India, is of Bengali Indian descent. Her mother, who is American-born, is of Frisian and Dutch descent. Rachel was previously married to entrepreneur Damon Dash.

Rachel’s maternal grandfather was George Norman Monsma (the son of Jan J. Monsma and Hieke Klazes Kikstra). George was born in Michigan, to Dutch parents.

Rachel’s maternal grandmother is Irene A. Pals (the daughter of Arie Iemkes Pals and Hellena Jort Kooyman). Irene was born in Iowa. Arie was born in Terschelling, Netherlands. Hellena was born in Midsland, Netherlands.

Sources: http://www.asiancemagazine.com

Genealogy of Rachel Roy (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://www.genealogy.com

Debby Wong / Shutterstock.com

{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

madman May 18, 2017 at 3:46 am

Dutch —> Frisian, Dutch

Ardor May 11, 2017 at 1:18 am

Looks like a really tanned white/Mediterranean woman to me.

Bobby Martnen March 29, 2017 at 8:01 pm

CORRECTION: If she was born in 1974, her father is from Madras, not “Chennai”, which didn’t exist until the 1990s.

bakchoyhurl February 6, 2016 at 10:49 am

She doesn’t look half black to me, that’s far-fetched. She looks like a stereotypical mexican. I see mexican girls like that all the time.

midori29 April 25, 2016 at 7:15 am

Its not far fetched to say she looks half black as everyone in the world came from Africa, and Southern india has African black peoples, who were the aboriginal population. Furthermore India at one time was connected to East Africa during PANGEA before the continents shifted. Moreover, Mexico had slavery and there were Africans living in Mexico and marrying Indians, many if not most Mexicans are triracial peoples. There are black or Afro Mexicans living in Mexico right now, all you have to do is a GOOGLE searh for “black Mexicans” and “black Indians” its that EASY.

bablah April 25, 2016 at 10:06 am

>Southern india has African black peoples, who were the aboriginal population
Siddhis are not aboriginal. Portugese slave merchants brought them pretty recently.
>India at one time was connected to East Africa during PANGEA before the continents shifted
There were no humans back then though.
>Mexico had slavery and there were Africans living in Mexico and marrying Indians, many if not most Mexicans are triracial peoples
I agree. Not much of their genome on average is African, but it is certainly present.

xoxo November 26, 2015 at 1:05 am

She looks half black, didn’t even know the bitch was half Indian. Lmfao.

bakchoyhurl February 6, 2016 at 10:51 am

How is she a bitch if you don’t even know her? She’s a model, I sense jealously.

Women can be so hateful towards each other….

bakchoyhurl February 6, 2016 at 10:53 am

She doesn’t really come off as indian/middle eastern either, it’s due to her last name. Though indian would have been my guess eventually.

noneofyourbusiness December 11, 2014 at 6:02 am

She looks fully Indian to me.

shobohunter December 11, 2014 at 7:41 am
cwm85 October 11, 2015 at 5:25 am

Good point like Europeans, they have many different looks.

Ajaxfan October 24, 2015 at 3:46 am

Obsessed haha

Ajaxfan October 24, 2015 at 3:48 am

The first one is not full indian at all

WTF June 1, 2014 at 9:48 am

& damn her mom is white???? she doesn’t look half white at all. i thought she was either black+white or black+indian!!

WTF June 1, 2014 at 9:50 am

i meant black+mexican. i don’t know know why i wrote black+white. it’s too early for me now lmfao

WTF June 1, 2014 at 9:39 am

i always thought this chick was part black! wtf!! some indians do look black!!!

wendycs June 1, 2014 at 7:50 am

looks like Kim kardashians sister. They are both dark skinned.

Ugly June 11, 2011 at 5:36 pm

she’s too pretty to be married to Damon Dash

kiraaaa May 25, 2010 at 5:04 pm

Shes so buetiful! shes my hero!

Previous post:

Next post: