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, some Sephardi]
*62.5% English (approximately)

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is a British model, actress, designer, and businessperson. 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 fiancé, 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). Nigel was born in Kensington, London. 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 was born in Winchester, Hampshire. Her 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 named Alan Jackson.

Rosie’s maternal grandmother’s maiden name was Wilson.

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 –

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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.

typepope May 29, 2018 at 4:57 am

Ashkenazi Jews are at around 50% light eyed, and they have a considerable rate of both blondism and red hair.
Even the swarthy appearance of Sephardi Jews is hyped and incorrect.
Not sure what you’re ranting about.
As usual the picture used on this profile is a pretty crappy one and doesn’t give an accurate presentation of this model.

passingtime85 May 29, 2018 at 5:04 pm

She could say she was of partial African descent and I would believe her.

typepope May 30, 2018 at 4:30 am

Define “partial African decent?”
Do you mean Caucasian from North Africa?
Sub Saharan African?
West African?
East African from the Horn ?
What percentage would that be?
Pretty much a thing in the USA for any WASP from Europe trying to sound exotic and telling rubes they’re Native American admixed.
Most low IQ individuals like you would believe them too…
Hey Lizzy Warren has “high cheekbones” must be native American…

If you have a correction to add on her profile then do so.
None of her stated ethnic groups have any noteworthy African ancestry that would be capable of influencing her phenotype.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley skin complexion is very pasty and if her facial features that you consider “African” were indeed “African” her skin tone would likely be significantly darker and have what we call in the USA the “high yellow look.”

passingtime85 May 30, 2018 at 11:30 am

Sub-Saharan, regardless of west or east. A quarter to a sixteenth. I would believe it. She has a broader than average, flat nose, large lips, and wide set eyes. All these features can be commonly associated with SSAs.

There is no correction to be made, I just said when I first saw her I assumed she had African admixture and if she told me, without me having looking into her genealogy, that she was part “black”. I would believe her.

There are 50/50 bi-racial individuals with complexions as white or whiter than hers. You don’t have to get so touchy. Most of us are not casting dispersion or trying to offend, just voicing our opinions.

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.

Kimmel September 12, 2018 at 10:29 pm

More like taken in by the 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.

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