Laura Smet

by madman on April 5, 2018

Laura Smet – 2008 Cannes Film Festival – “La Frontiere de L’aube” Photocall – Palais des Festivals – Cannes, France – Keywords: – False – – Photo Credit: Pixplanete / PR Photos

Birth Name: Laura Huguette Smet

Place of Birth: Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

Date of Birth: 15 November, 1983

Ethnicity: French, 1/4 Belgian [Walloon], 1/32 Alsatian German

Laura Smet is a French actress. She is the daughter of singer and actor Johnny Hallyday and actress Nathalie Baye.

Laura’s paternal grandfather was Léon Smet (the son of Clément Antoine Smet and Marie Barbe Hubin). Léon was Belgian (Walloon). Clément was the son of Jean-Joseph Smet and Marie Antoinette Detry. Laura’s great-grandmother Marie Barbe was the daughter of and Marie Josephe Hubin.

Laura’s paternal grandmother was Huguette Eugénie Pierrette Clerc (the daughter of Jeanne Marie Clerc). Jeanne was the daughter of Pierre Jean Claude Maxime Clerc and Claudine Marie Joséphine Gros.

Laura’s maternal grandfather was Claude Marie Charles Eugénie Baye (the son of Ernest Félix Charles Baye and Aline Cécile Hortensia Poudras). Ernest was the son of Félix Ernest Baye/Bayle/Bale and Marie Augustine Zéolie Licourt. Aline was the daughter of Louis Joseph Eugène Poudras and Lucie Cécile Jacquet.

Laura’s maternal grandmother was Denise Jeanne Aimée Coustet (the daughter of Joseph Emile Marie Coustet and Juliette Eugénie Courcel). Joseph was the son of Paul Emile Coustet and Joséphine Sophie Marie Jaussen. Juliette was the daughter of Denis Pierre Jules Courcel and Eugénie Fanny Blondelet, whose mother was Alsatian German.


Nathalie Baye

by madman on April 5, 2018

Nathalie Baye – 37th Annual Deauville American Film Festival – “The Conspirator” Premiere – Deauville – Deauville, France – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Pixplanete / PR Photos

Birth Name: Nathalie Marie Andrée Baye

Place of Birth: Mainneville, France

Date of Birth: 6 July, 1948

Ethnicity: French, as well as 1/16th Alsatian German

Nathalie Baye is a French actress. She is the daughter of Denise Jeanne Aimée (Coustet) and Claude Marie Charles Eugénie Baye. She has a daughter, actress Laura Smet, with her former partner, singer and actor Johnny Hallyday.

Nathalie’s paternal grandfather was Ernest Félix Charles Baye (the son of Félix Ernest Baye/Bayle/Bale and Marie Augustine Zéolie Licourt). Natahlie’s great-grandfather Félix was the son of Marie Nicolas Felix Bale and Catherine Godet. Nathalie’s great-grandmother Marie Augustine was the daughter of François Licourt and Laëtitia Edmée Palmire Larose.

Nathalie’s paternal grandmother was Aline Cécile Hortensia Poudras (the daughter of Louis Joseph Eugène Poudras and Lucie Cécile Jacquet). Louis was the son of Louis Joseph Eugène Poudras and Victoire Daverdon. Lucie was the daughter of Louis Ferdinand Jacquet and Victoire Hortense Lévèque.

Nathalie’s maternal grandfather was Joseph Emile Marie Coustet (the son of Paul Emile Coustet and Joséphine Sophie Marie Jaussen). Paul was the son of Claude Coustet and Victoire Deschanel. Joséphine was the daughter of Jean Frédéric Jaussen and Suzanne Brot.

Nathalie’s maternal grandmother was Juliette Eugénie Courcel (the daughter of Denis Pierre Jules Courcel and Eugénie Fanny Blondelet). Denis was the son of Philippe Courcel and Pierrette Robin. Nathalie’s great-grandmother Eugénie was the daughter of Michel Eugène Blondelet and Julie Bickart, who was born in Colmar, Alsace-Lorraine.

Sources: Genealogies of Nathalie Baye –


Scott Porter

by stlucas on March 24, 2018

Scott Porter – “Jupiter Ascending” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – TCL Chinese Theatre – Hollywood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Kazuki Hirata / /

Birth Name: Matthew Scott Porter

Place of Birth: Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 14, 1979

Ethnicity: German, English, Irish

Scott Porter is an American actor and singer.

Scott is the son of Robin and Merle “Butch” Porter. His parents are pictured here.

Scott is married to casting director Kelsey Mayfield, with whom he has two children.

Scott’s paternal grandfather was named William Arthur “Bill” Porter, Sr.

Scott’s paternal grandmother was Leona Mae Roost (the daughter of Otto Roost and Rose Johanna “Rosie” Johns). Otto was the son of German parents, William Roost and Lena. Rose was the daughter of John Thomas Johns and Rose/Rosa Theresa Riibe, whose parents were from Prussia and Alsace-Lorraine, France, respectively, and were of German ancestry.

Sources: Genealogy of Scott Porter (focusing on his father’s side) –

Obituary of Scott’s paternal grandfather, William Arthur “Bill” Porter, Sr. –

Obituary of Scott’s paternal grandmother, Leona Mae (Roost) Porter –


Bob McDonnell

by follers on March 2, 2018

Birth Name: Robert Francis McDonnell

Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 15, 1954

*Irish (father)
*German (mother)

Bob McDonnell is an American politician and lawyer. A Republican, he was Attorney General of Virginia, from January 14, 2006 to February 20, 2009, and Governor of Virginia, from January 16, 2010 to January 11, 2014.

Bob is the son of Emma B. Meta (Meiller) and Lt. Col. John Francis McDonnell. He is married to Maureen Gardner, with whom he has five children.

Bob’s paternal grandfather was John James McDonnell (the son of John McDonnell and Margaret Brennan). Bob’s grandfather John was Irish.

Bob’s paternal grandmother was Anna Teresa Carney (the daughter of James J. Carney and Annie Feeney). Bob’s grandmother Anna was born in Massachusetts, to Irish parents. James was the son of Michael Carney and Mary. Bob’s great-grandmother Annie was the daughter of John Feeney and Margaret.

Bob’s maternal grandfather was The Rev. John Hans Meiller. The Rev John was born in Alsace-Lorraine.

Bob’s maternal grandmother was Bertha Rose/Rosine Dollfus (the daughter of Charles Dollfuss/Dollfus and Bertha Sturm). Bob’s grandmother Bertha was born in Mulhave (Mülhausen), Alsace-Lorraine. Bob’s great-grandmother Bertha was the daughter of Leonard Sturm and Rosine Trub.

Source: Genealogy of Bob McDonnell –


Danielle von Zerneck

by madman on February 27, 2018

Birth Name: Danielle Frances von Zerneck

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 21, 1965

Ethnicity: German, English, Irish, French

Danielle von Zerneck is an American actress. She is the daughter of Julie Mannix, an actress, and Frank von Zerneck (Francis E. von Zerneck), a television producer.

Danielle’s paternal grandfather was Peter von Zerneck, an actor. Peter was born in Budapest, Hungary.

Danielle’s maternal grandfather was Daniel P. Mannix (Daniel Pratt Mannix; the son of Daniel Pratt Mannix and Mary Hawthorne Perkins), an author and journalist. Daniel was the son of Daniel Pratt Mannix and Ella Butler Stevens. Mary was the daughter of Charles Penrose Perkins and Helen Armstrong Wright.

Danielle’s maternal grandmother was Jule Junker (the daughter of Jules Xavier Junker and Rose). Jules was the son of Jules Xavier Junker, who was Alsatian German, and Annie/Amy/Aimee Bigeon, whose parents were French. Rose’s mother was Irish.

Sources: Danielle’s maternal grandmother, Jule Junker, on the 1920 U.S. Census –
Jule Junker on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Danielle’s great-grandfather, Jules Xavier Junker –

Danielle’s great-grandfather, Jules Xavier Junker, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Danielle’s great-great-grandmother, Helen Armstrong Wright, on the 1880 U.S. Census –