Ariana Savalas

Savalas in 2013, photo by cvanwagoner/

Birth Name: Ariana Karin Savalas

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: January 9, 1987

*50% Greek
*15.625% German
*12.5% Norwegian
*12.5% Swedish
*6.25% Dutch
*3.125% Austrian

Ariana Savalas is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and burlesque performer. She is known for her participation in rotating musical collective Postmodern Jukebox. She is the daughter of Julie and actor and singer Telly Savalas (born Aristotelis Savalas). She was raised in Minnesota after her father’s death. Her brother is entrepreneur, singer, and songwriter Christian Savalas.

Ariana’s paternal grandfather was Nicholas/Nikolaos C. Tsavalas/Savalas (the son of Costantine/Constantinos Tsavalas and Katerina/Catherine Papageorgiou/Popugruge). Nicholas was born in Greece.

Ariana’s paternal grandmother was Christina Kapsalis (the daughter of Kestar Kapsalis and Gioncule Koivelier). Christina was born in Sparta, Greece.

Ariana’s maternal grandfather was named George Hovland (the son of George Hovland and Gertrude M.). Ariana’s grandfather George was born in Duluth, Minnesota. Ariana’s great-grandfather George was the son of Peter Anton Hovland and Bolly Marie Gregersdatter, who were Norwegian emigrants, from Nøtterøy, Vestfold. Gertrude’s parents were born in Germany.

Ariana’s maternal grandmother was Gloria Ann Hammers (the daughter of Hubert Henry Hammers and Karen C. Johnson). Hubert was born in Maple Lake Township, Minnesota, the son of Hubert Hammers, who was of Dutch descent, from Limburg, and of Agnes Gstach, who was of half Austrian and half German ancestry. Karen was a Swedish emigrant, from Göteborg, Västra Götaland.

Sources: Genealogy of Ariana Savalas –

Genealogy of Ariana Savalas (focusing on her father’s side) –

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