Catherine Zeta-Jones

Zeta-Jones in 2005, 360b /

Birth Name: Catherine Zeta Jones

Place of Birth: Swansea, Glamorganshire, Wales

Date of Birth: 25 September, 1969

Ethnicity: Welsh, smaller amounts of Irish and English

Catherine Zeta-Jones is a Welsh actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Chicago (2002). Her roles also include the films The Mask of Zorro, Entrapment, The Haunting, Traffic, Intolerable Cruelty, Ocean’s Twelve, No Reservations, and Side Effects, and television’s Catherine the Great, among other works.

Her father is of Welsh descent. Her mother is of Welsh, English, and Irish ancestry. She is married to American actor Michael Douglas, with whom she has two children.

Catherine’s paternal grandfather was named Bertram G. Jones (whose parents’ surnames were Jones and Johns). Bertram was born in Swansea, Glamorganshire, Wales.

Catherine’s paternal grandmother was named Zeta Davies (whose parents’ surnames were Davies and Morgan). Catherine’s grandmother Zeta was born in Swansea.

Catherine’s maternal grandfather was William Edgar Fair (the son of Ernest George Fair and Edith Margaret Williams). William was born in Swansea. Ernest was born in Swansea, to English parents, from Devon, William Fair and Agnes Pugsley, with Agnes at least being from Barnstaple. Edith was the daughter of James Williams and Ruth Lewis.

Catherine’s maternal grandmother is named Kathleen/Catherine O’Callaghan. Catherine was born in Swansea.

Catherine is sometimes described on the internet as being of Greek ancestry. This is not accurate.

Source: Genealogy of Catherine Zeta-Jones –


Curious about ethnicity

247 Responses

  1. Capricious says:

    She’s beautiful.

    She’s full European.

    • Henry Builder says:

      No such thing as being “european”
      If you mean “white” like the american racists whenever they use “european” as a synonym, sorry but “indigenous european” doesn’t always mean white.

  2. Daron says:

    Welsh people are English.

  3. Rose Davignon says:

    I came here to look for an explanation of her name. Is there no information on where Zeta-Jones came from?? Is it just a made-up stage name??

  4. eu says:

    of course she looks mixed,I’ve seen several hispanic and part-asian women with these features

    • stonelord says:

      She’s Welsh and Irish, 2 of the groups with the least admixture since the neolithic…less than .o5% non European ancestry.

    • allhailhitler says:

      She doesn’t look mixed. She looks very welsh. I have a friend who’s welsh and looks like her.
      and she doesn’t look Asian either. Small eyes are common in several parts of Europe.
      btw… Hispanic isn’t a race, its a culture.
      anyone can be Hispanic. Like white, black, Asian and most commonly native American. The stereotypical Hispanics that you see are mostly native Americans.

      • M says:

        She looks like she has some Asian or Native American in her. I’ve never seen a Welsh person that looks like her.

      • marjanel says:

        Calling native Americans hispanic is whitewashing them.Any real native in Latin América would call itself in that way.They are brainwashed when they arrived to USA..The sterotype of hispanic in Usa is ridicolous.Hispanic is consideres a white european word in Latín America

        • Henry Builder says:

          Spaniards aren’t white you little american.
          Similar to Italians and other southern europeans they have north African admixture genius boy. Thanks to this thing called “geographical position” nt every EUROPEEEEEEEEAN is white.

  5. Check7t says:

    Vanessa Hudgens = Catherine Zeta Jone’s daughter.

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