Sasha Grey

by ethnic on September 16, 2010

Birth Name: Marina Ann Hantzis

Place of Birth: Sacramento, California, United States

Date of Birth: March 14, 1988

Ethnicity: English, Greek, Polish, Irish, Scottish

Sasha Grey is an American former adult film star, who is now a mainstream films and television actress, including in The Girlfriend Experience and Entourage. She is also a model, writer, and musician.

Sasha’s paternal grandfather was Nicholas Demetrius Hantzis, Jr. (the son of Nicholas Demetrius Hantzis and Pearl Lucretia Staley). Sasha’s great-grandfather Nicholas was Greek.

Sasha’s paternal grandmother was Lillian/Lilian Jones Mann (the daughter of Clarence William Mann and Maud/Maude Beatrice Jones Mann). Lillian was English. Clarence was born in Yorkshire, the son of William Mann and Hannah Elizabeth Widd. Maud was the daughter of Benjamin Mann and Mary C. Hinsworth.

Sasha’s maternal grandparents were Gerald Mantych (the son of Harold Mantych and Monica Marie Doorley) and Ann McVeigh. Harold was the son of Martin Mantych and Constance Slachetka, who were of Polish descent. Monica was the daughter of Martin Edward Doorley and Ellen Kehoe, and had Scottish and Irish ancestry.

Sources: Genealogy of Sasha’s paternal grandfather, Nicholas Demetrius Hantzis, Jr. –

Sasha’s paternal grandmother, Lillian/Lilian Jones Mann, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Sasha’s paternal great-grandparents, Clarence William Mann and Maud/Maude Beatrice Jones Mann –

Genealogy of Sasha’s mother (focusing on her own father’s side) –

Interview where Sasha mentions her background –

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bablah April 25, 2017 at 10:41 am
follers April 27, 2017 at 7:23 am

It is. You got the right man for McNairy, too.

Poland November 17, 2014 at 8:10 am

She looks like typical slavic (Polish) girl with some southern (Greek) blood.

ihatemostpeople May 4, 2014 at 11:16 pm

For some reason she looks part Asian. Like 1/4. I know a girl who is 1/4 Japanese and she looks a lot like Sasha, except she’s not a whore!!!!

Chris November 18, 2013 at 11:01 am

Beautiful, beautiful woman.

andrew January 29, 2013 at 4:31 pm

jones=welsh name

Affellay January 13, 2013 at 11:41 am

Shes likely 2 have plustic surgery on her face

Dee April 5, 2012 at 3:55 pm

Her parents are Richard Alan Hantzis and Eileen M. Mantych. From the California Birth records.

Her paternal grandmother’s last name was “Jones” and her maternal grandmother’s last name was “McVeigh”.

Her maternal grandparents are listed in the link below.

It would appear that her ancestry is Greek and English (father’s side) and Polish, Scottish, and Irish on her mother’s side. Mantych is a Polish name.


Mena April 5, 2012 at 1:33 pm

think shes Greek only from her dad’s side..

bvision April 5, 2012 at 3:00 pm

what is your obsession with greek ancestry? are you greek?

Mena April 5, 2012 at 3:20 pm

yeah I am.. and I find it weird how sometimes in America they call someone Greek or whatever other ethnicity but he doesnt look like it and after a bit of search you find out its because he is half..

Mena April 5, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Mena Suvari or Zach Galifianakis Greek?.. If they werent famous and come to Greece everyone they d think they are foreigners.. but no one could say Eva Longoria or Antonio Banderas dont look Greek..

Mena April 5, 2012 at 3:54 pm

You are right.. stil none of them looks even a bit Greek.. :/

levangelista36 July 26, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Sometimes I think you stereotype your own nation, Mena. Voula Papachristou is 100% Greek and looks more like Jennifer Aniston than she does Antonio Banderas. It’s like when people say everyone in Spain looks like Antonio Banderas when a lot of them actually look like Gerard Pique, Xabi Alonso, Sergio Canales, Fernando Torres, Helen Lindes, and the like.

I believe Mena Suvari is Greek, Estonian, and English, and Zach Galifianakis is Greek and Irish. So neither one are just Greek. They are of other ethnic groups as well. I don’t know who says they are just Greek. They are mixed among ethnic groups.

Mena April 5, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Its like they say Halle Berry is African American where in reality she is and looks like shes mixed..

I love you, Roger Scientist March 8, 2012 at 10:57 pm
I love you, Roger Scientist March 8, 2012 at 10:57 pm

She reminds me of Angie Harmon.

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