Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

by ethnic on September 3, 2010

Birth Name: Rosie Alice Huntington-Whiteley

Place of Birth: Plymouth, Devon, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 18 April, 1987

*37.5% Jewish (Ashkenazi, with some Sephardi)
*62.5% English (approximately)

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is a British model and actress. She is the daughter of Fiona (Jackson) and Charles Huntington-Whiteley. Her brother, Toby Huntington-Whiteley, is also a model. Rosie has a son with her partner, actor and competitive diver Jason Statham.

Rosie’s father is of three quarters Ashkenazi Jewish (with some Sephardi Jewish), and one quarter English, background. Rosie’s mother is likely of English ancestry. Rosie’s paternal grandparents both had funerals in churches, so it is possible that they had practiced Christianity.

Rosie’s paternal grandfather was Nigel Charles Huntington-Whiteley (the son of Eric Arthur Huntington-Whiteley and Enid Etta Cohn/Kohn). Rosie’s great-grandfather Eric was of English (non-Jewish) background, and was the son of Sir Herbert James Huntington-Whiteley, 1st Baronet, a Conservative politician, and of Florence Kate Huntington. Rosie’s great-grandmother Enid was Jewish, from a family of Polish Jewish immigrants to England, and was the daughter of Solly/Solomon Cohn and Annie Stump.

Rosie’s paternal grandmother was Gillian Margaret Franks (the daughter of Jacob Franks and Janatt/Janet Lily/Lilian Green). Gillian’s parents were both Jewish. Jacob was the son of Emanuel Garemmatz/Franks and Raina/Raynor/Raine Da Costa Fonrega, who were Dutch Jews. The names Da Costa and Fonrega almost certainly indicate at least some Sephardi Jewish ancestry. Janatt was the daughter of English Jews, Jacob Green, from London, and Amelia Levine, from Middlesex.

Rosie’s maternal grandfather was Alan Jackson, and Rosie’s maternal grandmother’s maiden name was Wilson. Rosie’s mother is likely of English ancestry.

Sources: Some of Rosie’s father’s family history –

Genealogy of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (focusing on her father’s side) –

Marriage record of Rosie’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Emanuel Garemmatz/Franks and Raina/Raynor/Raine Da Costa Fonrega –

s_bukley /

{ 33 comments… read them below or add one }

alexgxo January 19, 2017 at 8:24 am

If Rosie Took more of the Jewish phenotype, as in the dark eyes and hair, tan skin, combined with her broadish nose, full lips and her rounded forehead, I wonder how much people would her biracial or black?

ashash January 6, 2018 at 5:08 am

What … ?

passingtime85 January 22, 2018 at 9:42 am

First time I saw Rosie I assumed she had African admixture.

MettaWorkPlease September 27, 2016 at 7:42 am

Interesting, when I saw her, I was like: well she has a very English name, but doesn’t look very English eg, she has full lips, tall, beautiful….and I come on her & voila! She has significant Jewish ancestry

Hill May 21, 2017 at 3:38 pm

Like Gemma Arterton and Emilia Clarke?

ses101 January 4, 2018 at 7:36 pm

So if someone is English they can’t be tall, have full lips or be beautiful? Seriously?

phaedra April 26, 2016 at 8:20 pm

I thought she looked like Gigi Hadid, and now it says that she is 37% Jewish (Hadid is half Palestinian). Interesting.

ashash July 23, 2016 at 8:40 pm

Gigi wishes she looked like Rosie.

Princess June 8, 2014 at 3:47 pm

Beautiful white girl. Now THIS is a white girl.

LucarioCooper September 5, 2015 at 7:22 pm

Wow, blinded by light.

Nikki June 8, 2014 at 3:30 pm

where is the sephardic and ashkenazi from? just asking

follers June 8, 2014 at 4:02 pm

It mentions in the text that some of her Jewish ancestors were from Poland and the Netherlands. There may have been some who were from other countries as well.

nathtisdale June 6, 2014 at 11:06 am

she’s English

theropod June 24, 2013 at 3:02 am

she has a sexy model look to her…hm…

follers June 24, 2013 at 3:04 am
levangelista36 August 16, 2012 at 1:43 am

I think she’s exotic and beautiful.

Jessica-Tere October 24, 2012 at 12:25 pm

I wouldn’t call her exotic but I do think she is beautiful. A great model.

beyfox April 16, 2013 at 5:20 pm

really?she is no exotic at all and neither beautiful,well,that’s is my opinion.

Anonymous April 8, 2012 at 10:29 am

I’ve seen pics of her where she looks terrible. She looks like a man.

Exotic November 2, 2012 at 2:00 pm

I’ve seen pics of everyone where they look terrible. she looks nothing like a man except to straight women and gay men.

Jenny February 27, 2012 at 11:19 am

Hot girl no wonder she does so well in the modelling good luck to her

storm February 24, 2012 at 6:40 pm

she biracial

storm February 24, 2012 at 6:40 pm


Cossette October 7, 2015 at 8:32 pm

That’s not biracial. She is full Caucasian!

abbracci October 7, 2015 at 10:43 pm

Just because she’s pretty doesn’t mean she’s biracial. Not all biracial kids are good looking.

me February 13, 2012 at 11:37 am

she looks like a transvestite

angela February 24, 2012 at 6:37 pm

We r on here talkn bout ethnicity, how the hell do u get transvestite out of that? Obviously u wish u looked like her. Jealous!

KnowItall September 12, 2011 at 5:18 pm

She’s doubt, but I’m not a fan of her nose…it looks like it’s smooshed down to her face…

katie July 15, 2011 at 1:40 am


Katja July 1, 2011 at 8:02 pm

She’s soooooo beautiful.

Holly88 July 7, 2011 at 12:33 am

she isn’t Slavic…….

Jo June 20, 2011 at 11:10 pm

She’s quite the exotic girl!

Jenny February 27, 2012 at 11:19 am

Yes i agree.

Previous post:

Next post: