Rebel Wilson

by follers on April 30, 2014

LOS ANGELES - AUG 23:  Rebel Wilson "Bachelorette" Los Angeles P

Birth Name: Melanie Elisabeth Bownds

Place of Birth: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Date of Birth: c. 1980

Ethnicity: English, Irish, possibly other

Rebel Wilson is an Australian actress, entrepreneur, writer, and comedian.

Rebel was born Melanie Elisabeth Bownds. It is not clear if “Rebel” was part of her birth name. Rebel has said that her parents gave her the name “Rebel” after a girl who sang at their wedding.

Rebel has said that her ancestors include “Bad Irish people that were sent to Australia” (as convicts).

Rebel’s maternal grandparents are Robert Stopford and Betty.

Her great-aunt was said to be Lillian Marie Bounds, an American actress from Idaho who married entrepreneur Walt Disney. Lillian was the daughter of Willard Pehall Bounds and Jeanette “Nettie” Short. If Lillian is Rebel’s great-aunt, then Willard and Jeanette are Rebel’s great-grandparents.

Source: Genealogy of Lillian Marie (Bounds) Disney –

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Adrian1Cram February 13, 2016 at 12:04 am
Capricious October 9, 2015 at 12:12 am

Was the “possibly other” added because of my previous comment, that she could be Slavic or Italian?

If so, it should also be added for Taylor Lautner (“possibly Native”)…Because that’s definitely more important.

Capricious April 4, 2015 at 2:20 am

Australia has a lot of Slavics, Italians, Greeks and Lebanese people.

She certainly looks like ONE of them to the least. There is an “ethnic” touch to her (eyes, noses, mouth). Incidentally, her roommate Matt Lucas also shares her features (light skin, blue eyes) and he’s Jewish.

I’d say there is some Greek or Macedonian in her. I’m in Australia and I know so many people Southern European “blondes” who have her features.

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