Shelley Conn

by ethnic on May 19, 2012

Place of Birth: Barnet, London, England, UK

Date of Birth: 1976

Ethnicity: Anglo-Indian

Shelley Conn is a British actress. Her parents are both of Anglo-Indian descent.

Source: Shelley mentions her Anglo-Indian background – http://shelley-conn.com

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Katz January 23, 2014 at 7:33 pm

While she is the niece of Merle Oberon, who was purportedly of Indian and English (or Welsh?) descent, she now claims she is of Indian, Burmese, and Portuguese descent.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2418537/Shelley-Conn-shameless-cheating-sirens-Mistresses-escape-vampish-roles.html

The ‘Anglo Indian’ label is a bit tricky because ‘Anglo Indian’ came later to include anyone who was of mixed any European-Indian parentage, not strictly Anglo. Also, many of those who were Ceylonese (Sri Lankan) – European mixed were still referred to as ‘Anglo Indian,’ with the exception of the Burgher (Ceylonese-Portuguese) community, who go a little further to distinguish themselves, than simply settling with ‘Anglo Indian.’ (Could it be what she’s referring to when she says “Portuguese and Indian?”)

Furthermore, beginning at a certain period, all Burmese citizens of Indian descent were simply referred to as ‘Burmese,’ and that could be a possibility in Shelley’s case.

Amazonian January 23, 2014 at 7:08 pm

Her parents are Anglo-Indians (not half English half Indian but part British, may be 25%)
http://shelley-conn.com/?page_id=51

COOLGUY2012 November 28, 2013 at 11:16 pm

She is a beauty.

Holly12 June 5, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Could the above description of Shelley Conn’s physical description ‘Conn’s brown complexion and beautiful dark brown eyes are owed to her Sri lankan heritage,’ Sound anymore racist! I know she looks fully Asian, but maybe, just maybe her looks could be down to the fact that she’s of mixed heritage aswell!

Anya May 22, 2012 at 12:33 pm

She is the Grandneice of Merle Oberon

David September 9, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Well That Means That She is Part Alglo-Indian Instead of English

She Is Beautiful

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