Alicia Silverstone

Silverstone in 2002, Joe Seer /

Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, United States

Date of Birth: October 4, 1976

*father – Ashkenazi Jewish
*mother – Scottish [converted to Judaism]

Alicia Silverstone is an American actress, model, producer, author, and activist. Her roles include Clueless, Batman & Robin, Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker, Excess Baggage, and The Crush, among others.

Alicia is the daughter of Deirdre and Monty Silverstone (born Monty Silver). Her father is from England and her mother is from Scotland.

Alicia’s father was born to a Jewish family, while Alicia’s mother converted to Judaism (likely in the Conservative Jewish denomination). Alicia had a Jewish upbringing. She attended Hebrew School and was Bat Mitzvah.

Alicia has a son with her former husband, musician, radio host, and actor Christopher Jarecki.

Alicia’s paternal grandfather was named Sidney/Sydney Silver.

Alicia’s paternal grandmother’s surname is listed as Sylvertre, Zeit, or Silverstone.

Alicia’s maternal grandfather was surnamed Radford.

Sources: Alicia discusses her background –

Marriage record of Alicia’s parents –


Curious about ethnicity

23 Responses

  1. Dolv says:

    I can see the Scottish, but I can also see Slavic influences. Where is her Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry from? Would guess Lithuanian or Polish.

  2. Nathan M says:

    “Radford” is an English surname so her mother’s ancestry needs looking into

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