Taylor Dayne

by ethnic on July 12, 2010

Taylor Dayne – 2017 Women’s Choice Award Show – Arrivals – Avalon Hollywood – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: PRPhotos.com 

Birth Name: Leslie Wunderman

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

Date of Birth: March 7, 1962

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Taylor Dayne is an American pop and freestyle music singer and songwriter, and actress. She is the daughter of Laura Charlotte and Jack Wunderman. She has two children.

Taylor’s paternal grandparents were Harry Wunderman and Lena Sanders. Harry and Lena were emigrants from Galicia, Austria.

Sources: Taylor’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Naturalization record of Taylor’s paternal grandfather, Harry Wunderman – https://familysearch.org

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neiltennant December 6, 2017 at 9:28 am

I have asked several guys who were teens in that time and most of them thought she might be half black half white kind of Leona Lewis type

but then she had eye lift, 2 nose jobs in 1989 and straightened her hair and looked like a white girl in 1990

neiltennant November 21, 2017 at 1:09 pm

by 1990 she looked like girl from next door

but in 1988 when she first became famous she had big nose, the curly dark hair (died blonde) and with her eyes

bablah May 12, 2016 at 12:45 pm

Maybe the tag should be changed to Ukrainian Jewish instead of Austrian Jewish.

neiltennant May 12, 2016 at 8:50 am

Its unknown if her mother has also Jewish roots or not

i guess not. It is even possible, that she was of English descent, because she attempted to name her Taylor Dayne…. Maybe Dayne was her maiden name ???

Manila May 26, 2015 at 3:52 am

She was the daughter of Jack Wunderman and Laura Charlotte (maiden name unknown).

Taylor’s paternal grandparents Harry Wunderman and Lena Sanders. Harry and Lena were Austrian immigrants from Galicia.

* Jack’s 1940 US Census: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KQMH-FWZ
* Harry’s naturalization record: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-34586-290-28?cc=2060123&wc=M5PD-4WY:351669801

Note: If you can trace Laura’s maiden surname, then you might find her in the 1940 US Census since she was born in 1935.

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