George Sanders

by madman on June 27, 2018

Birth Name: George Henry Sanders

Date of Birth: 3 July, 1906

Place of Birth: Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire (now Russia)

Date of Death: 25 April, 1972

Place of Death: Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

*German, as well as 1/16th English, remote Scottish (mother)
*possibly European Royal and Russian (father)

George Sanders was a Russian-born English actor, singer, songwriter, music composer, and author. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for All About Eve (1950).

George was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia, the son of Margarethe Jenny Bertha (Kolbe) and Henry Peter Ernest Sanders. His family moved to England because of the 1917 Russian Revolution. His brother was actor Tom Conway. George was married to English actress Benita Hume, until her death.

His mother was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Though she was of almost entirely ethnic German descent, she had German ancestry lines that had lived in Russia, as well as Estonia and Poland, since the 1600s.

Regarding George’s father’s ancestry, Richard Van Der Beets wrote, in the biography George Sanders: An Exhausted Life (1989):

Recent disclosures, however, indicate that Henry Sanders was illegitimately born to a Russian noblewoman of the Czar’s court on October 20, 1868, that his real father was ‘a prince of the house of Oldenburg’ married to a sister of the Czar. At the time of Henry’s birth, there was an Anglo-Russian family living in St. Petersburg named Sanders whose mother Dagmar, was a lady-in-waiting to the Dowager Empress, and by means of this court connection Henry was placed in the care of the Sanders family who, although comfortably well-off, were also given substantial funds for his keep and education. ‘Only in recent years, and through a chance remark,’ Maragaret [George’s sister] reports, ‘did the truth of our father’s background eventually come to light’.

The complete story was confirmed to her by Mara Sanders, the youngest daughter and last surviving member of the Anglo-Russian Sanders family, who ‘gradually came to the conclusion that since all concerned were now no longer alive, she no longer need keep the secret’.

George’s maternal grandfather was Robert Wilhelm Kolbe (the son of Ernst Ludwig Ferdinand Kolbe and Wilhelmine Schilling). Robert was born in Saint Petersburg. Ernst was born in Międzylesie, Poland, of German descent. Wilhelmine was born in Düsseldorf, Germany.

George’s maternal grandmother was Mary Hoth (the daughter of Wilhelm Hoth and Elizabeth Kroug). Mary was born in Saint Petersburg. Wilhelm was the son of John Hoth, who was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia, to a German father and an English mother, and of Julie Karoline Bang, whose father was German. Elizabeth was the daugther of George Kroug and Sophie Juliane Baroth, whose parents were from Estonia.

Source: Genealogy of George Sanders –


Prince George of Cambridge

by follers on May 19, 2018

05/02/2015 – Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and son Prince George of Cambridge – Photo Credit: Solarpix / PR Photos

Birth Name: George Alexander Louis

Place of Birth: St Mary’s Hospital, London

Date of Birth: 22 July, 2013

Ethnicity: English (mostly), as well as European Royal (mostly), Scottish, and German, Irish, French, Anglo-Irish, Hungarian, likely 1/256th Indian or 1/512th Indian, and smaller amounts of Dutch, Danish, Welsh, Belgian, Swedish, Swiss, Bohemian/Czech, Russian, Polish, Channel Islander/Jersey, possibly 1/512th Armenian

Prince George of Cambridge is a member of the British Royal Family, and is third in line to the throne of the United Kingdom. He is the son of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. He is the grandson of Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales, and the great-grandson of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and Elizabeth II, who is the Queen of England, and of many member states in the Commonwealth of Nations.

He is the nephew of Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Pippa Middleton.

Prince George’s paternal grandfather is Charles, Prince of Wales (the son of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and of Elizabeth II). Prince Charles was born in Buckingham Palace, Westminster, London. Prince Philip was born in Old Royal Palace, Athens, Kingdom of Greece, and is the son of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and Princess Alice of Battenberg. Elizabeth II is the daughter of George VI, who was King of the United Kingdom from 1936 to 1952, and of Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon.

Prince George’s paternal grandmother was Diana, Princess of Wales (the daughter of Edward John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer, and of The Honourable Frances Roche). Princess Diana was born in Kings Lynn, Norfolk. Edward was the son of Albert Edward John Spencer, 7th Earl Spencer, and of Lady Cynthia Elinor Beatrix Hamilton Spencer. Frances was the daughter of Edmund Maurice Burke Roche, 4th Baron Fermoy, and of Ruth Sylvia Gill Roche, Baroness Fermoy.

Prince George’s maternal grandfather is Michael Francis Middleton (the son of Peter Francis Middleton and Valerie Glassborow). Michael was born in Leeds, Yorkshire. Peter was the son of Richard Noël Middleton and Olive Christiana Lupton. Valerie was the daughter of Frederick George Glassborow and Constance Robison.

Prince George’s maternal grandmother is Carole Elizabeth (Goldsmith (the daughter of Ronald John James Goldsmith and Dorothy Harrison). Carole was born in Ealing, London. Ronald was the son of Stephen Charles Goldsmith and Edith Eliza Chandler. Dorothy was the daughter of Thomas Harrison and Elizabeth Mary Temple.

Sources: Genealogies of Prince George of Cambridge –

Genealogies of Prince George’s father –

CNN article on Prince George’s father’s likely Indian mitochondrial DNA line –

Article about Prince George’s paternal ancestor, Eliza Kewark –

Genealogies of Prince George’s mother –

Information on some of Prince George’s Lupton relatives –


Nikolai Nikolaeff

by madman on May 6, 2018

Nikolai Nikolaeff – Australians In Film’s 6th Annual Awards Gala – Arrivals – NeueHouse Hollywood, 6121 Sunset Boulevard – Los Angeles, CA, USA -Photo Credit: /

Place of Birth: Melbourne, Australia

Date of Birth: December 26, 1981

Ethnicity: Russian, possibly other

Nikolai Nikolaeff is an Australian actor.


Ekaterina Samsonov

by madman on April 3, 2018

Ekaterina Samsonov – 70th Annual Cannes Film Festival – “You Were Never Really Here” Photocall – Palais des Festivals – Cannes, France – Photo Credit: Laurent Koffel /

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: c. January 1, 2003

Ethnicity: Russian

Ekaterina Samsonov is an American model and actress. She is the daughter of Galina “Gala” and Aleksandr “Alex” Samsonov, who are Russian immigrants.


Sergei Polunin

by follers on April 1, 2018

Sergei Polunin – Rakuten TV Empire Awards 2018 – Arrivals – The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road – London, UK – Photo Credit: Landmark / PR Photos

Birth Name: Sergei Vladimirovich Polunin

Place of Birth: Kherson, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (now Ukraine)

Date of Birth: 20 November, 1989

Ethnicity: Russian, possibly other

Sergei Polunin is a Ukrainian-born ballet dancer, actor, and model. He is the son of Galina and Vladimir Polunin.

His surname is Russian.