Roman Polanski

by ethnic on December 29, 2007

Birth Name: Rajmund Roman Thierry Liebling

Place of Birth: Paris, France

Date of Birth: 18 August, 1933

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish, as well as some Russian or Polish

Roman Polanski is a Polish and French film director, producer, writer, and actor. He won the Academy Award for Best Director for The Pianist (2002).

Roman was born in Paris, France, to parents from Poland, and was raised in Poland. His father, Ryszard Liebling (later Ryszard Polanski), was a Polish Jew, from Krakow. His mother, Bula Katz-Przedborska, who was evidently born in Warsaw, was raised Catholic, and was of partial Jewish ancestry (as well as possibly part Russian). Roman grew up as an agnostic. He and his family were placed in a concentration camp during World War II, from which he was able to escape. His mother was killed in the gas chambers. His father managed to survive.

Roman is married to French actress Emmanuelle Seigner, with whom he has two children, including actress and model Morgane Polanski. He was previously married to actress Sharon Tate, until her murder by the Manson family. Sharon was pregnant with her and Roman’s son at the time.

Roman’s paternal grandfather was Samson Hirsch Liebling (the son of Dawid Liebling and Golda).

Roman’s paternal grandmother was Maria Imerglück (the daughter of Hirsch Imerglück and Reizla). Maria was born in Niegoszowice.


Genealogy of Roman Polanski (focusing on his father’s side) –

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Greyface April 3, 2016 at 9:01 pm

not a pedophile, good director and better person than bryan singer!

savanna April 4, 2016 at 7:09 am

1. an adult who is sexually attracted or has a sexual interest in children”

He had sex with Samantha Jane Gailey, a 13-year-old child, confirmed by Samantha and himself.

Greyface April 4, 2016 at 9:38 am

“old enough to bleed, old enough to BREED”

-Roman Polanski

andrew November 30, 2015 at 5:31 am

whatever you say he’s still a great film director

nnnnn September 10, 2012 at 12:38 am

evil person.

Roger Is My Lover March 25, 2012 at 2:01 am

You should add ‘child rapist’ to his ethnicity.

Roger Is My Lover March 25, 2012 at 2:00 am

Old pervert.

Roger Is My Lover March 16, 2012 at 12:45 pm

He is a disgusting man.

Jejajeja December 8, 2011 at 10:15 am

He is half Polish half russian ! And Polanski is Polański in Polish. It isn’t Polan-ski xd His mother was russian his father was polish. Roman Polański was born in France.

nnnnn June 11, 2012 at 1:28 am

His real name is Liebling, and his mother is Katzmann, not
very russian name. He’s mostly ethnically Jewish.

The Realist September 21, 2011 at 4:53 pm

In an interwied I saw once: He stated that he was Jewish.

They only changed his surname to a Slavic for awhile to not get spotted by the Nazis.

The Realist September 21, 2011 at 4:45 pm

Shouldn’t it say: Ethnicity: Polish Jewish?

The film director was born in France to a Jewish Father from Poland and a Catholic Polish mother. His mother was born to a Jewish father and a Catholic mother in Russia.

This is confusing… So his father was Jewish, he grew up in Poland and his mother was a Russian Jew?

Conrad February 21, 2011 at 1:47 pm

Viva la Polonia

Tess July 13, 2010 at 11:44 pm

Actually he was not born in Poland, he was born in Paris, France. And his real last name is not Polanski, his real last name is Liebling. His father changed the family’s surname from Liebling (a Jewish surname) to Polanski (a Polish surname) in 1932.

ethnic July 14, 2010 at 8:08 am

birth name corrected

LiL V4CH4 March 19, 2010 at 11:01 pm

Actually his father IS Jewish and his mother is Jewish AND Polish. His maternal grandfather was Jewish and his maternal grandmother IS 100% Polish.

zuzanna March 19, 2010 at 7:54 pm

surnames which are ended on -ski are fully POLISH!

Roger Is My Lover March 16, 2012 at 12:46 pm

I think those surnames are also shared with Polish Jews. I know a few who have last names that end with -ski.

zuzanna March 19, 2010 at 7:53 pm

He was born in Poland and he was growing here! he’s nationality is 100% POLISH !

The Realist September 21, 2011 at 4:47 pm

This site is about ethnicity.

farah January 12, 2010 at 5:42 pm

he is polish actually… his last name is polan-ski..need i say more

raciality 1o1 August 31, 2011 at 5:36 pm

ah no heez polish and jewish

raciality 1o1 August 31, 2011 at 5:38 pm

Who are you to say that? What do you know about anyone? Go the *%^* way you troll. You know nothing about him.

LiL V4CH4 C0MiN yUR W4yy November 14, 2009 at 8:43 am

Actually his mother is Jewish, and Polish… not Jewish, and Russian.

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