Birth Name: Bridgette Leann Wilson
Place of Birth: Gold Beach, Oregon, U.S.
Date of Birth: September 25, 1973
Ethnicity: English, some Swedish, German, Danish, Guernsey [Channel Islander], and French, possibly other
Bridgette Wilson, also credited by her married name, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, is an American actress, singer, and model. She won Miss Teen USA 1990. She is known for her roles in the films Mortal Kombat, Billy Madison, and House on Haunted Hill, among others.
Bridgette is married to tennis player Pete Sampras, with whom she has two children.
Bridgette’s maternal grandfather is Larry Wilson (the son of Norman Wilson and Marcella Virginia Nelson). Larry was born in Oregon. Norman was born in Sunderland, Durham, England, the son of William Wilson and Mary Elizabeth Warwick. Marcella was the daughter of Harold Forrest Nelson and Della Brunetta Rachel Hahn.
Bridgette’s maternal grandmother was MaryAnn Thomas (the daughter of Roger Lee Thomas and Lucille Georgina Sanford). MaryAnn was born in Coos Bay, Oregon. Roger was the son of Eugene Thomas and Maud/Maude F. Hanson, whose own father was Swedish. Lucille was the daughter of George Wallace Sanford and Hilda Charlotte Peterson, whose own parents were Swedish.
Sources: Obituary of Bridgette’s maternal grandmother, MaryAnn (Thomas) Wilson – http://theworldlink.com
Bridgette’s maternal great-grandfather, Roger Lee Thomas, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Bridgette’s maternal great-grandmother, Lucille Georgina Sanford, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
I haven’t looked at her actual genome yet, but, appearance wise, she has always looked like a 50/50 mix of anglo and nord. You can see some German in there too but not much. All it takes is a little bit of that I1 (pre-germanic) and R1a genome to change your whole look. Bridgette Wilson is a good example of that.
Bridgette’s maternal grandfather is Larry Wilson (the son of Norman Wilson and Marcella Virginia Nelson). Larry was born in Oregon. Norman was born in Sunderland, Durham, England, to William Wilson and Mary. Marcella was the daughter of Harold Forrest Nelson and Della Brunetta Rachel Hahn.
Add German and Danish. She also has ancestry from Guernsey, and most certainly some French on that side (Harold Nelson’s great-grandfather was Jean Langlois, who I believe was of French descent).