Chrissy Teigen

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Teigen in 2013; photo by

Birth Name: Christine Diane Teigen

Place of Birth: Delta, Utah, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 30, 1985

*50% Thai
*25% Norwegian
*25% German

Chrissy Teigen is an American model.

Her father is of Norwegian and German descent. Her mother is Thai. Chrissy is married to musician John Legend, with whom she has two children.

Chrissy’s paternal grandfather was Henry Elmer Teigen (the son of Hans Iversen Teigen and Ida Helmin Imsdalen, later Dahl). Henry was born in North Dakota. Hans was the son of Iver Hansen Kirketeigen/Teigen and Kari Olsdatter Stigen, who were respectively born in Håkonstugu, Røssum, Kvam, Nord-Fron and Stigen, Tårud, Nord-Fron, both in Oppland, Norway. Ida was also Norwegian, from Stor-Elvdal, Hedmark, and was the daughter of Anton Andersen Bjørkman and Anne Iversdatter Imsdalen (later Dahl).

Chrissy’s paternal grandmother was Ruth H. Schafer (the daughter of Richard John Schafer and Minnie Augusta Heller). Ruth was born in North Dakota. Richard was born in Minnesota, of German descent, the son of Mathias Schäfer, from Germany or Luxembourg, and of Katherine Maria Warmuth, who was born in Wisconsin, with roots in Coburg, Upper Franconia, and Sulzdorf, Meeder, Oberfranken, Bayern. Minnie was a German emigrant, from Flatow, Kremmen, Brandenburg, and was the daughter of Johan/John Albert Heller and Rosella Frantz.

LOS ANGELES – JUN 14: Chrissy Teigen arrives to the “Lip Sync Battle” FYC Event on June 14, 2016 in Hollywood, CA. photo by DFree


Genealogy of Chrissy Teigen (focusing on her father’s side) –


Curious about ethnicity

42 Responses

  1. Manila says:

    I looked at Chrissy’s genealogy and her paternal grandmother was an ethnic German. Ruth’s maiden surname is Schafer. She was the daughter of Richard John Schafer and Minnie Augusta Heller. Minnie was a German immigrant, from Flatow, Brandenburg.

  2. xoxo says:

    She looks like an ethnic version of Khloe Kardashian.

    BTW, I thought she was half black when I first saw her.

    • Jacklyn 224 says:

      Dude same here,I knew she was mixed but not Eurasian mix but BW mix.She has that Mariah thing going where she looks like a light skinned black woman on certain angles and a white woman on certain

  3. Manila says:

    I think Hans I. Teigen’ middle name may be patronymic.

  4. Manila says:

    Ida Helmin’s maiden surname is Dahl.

  5. California says:

    She must have screwed a bunch of casting directors to get to where she is. She is hideous, the only thing she has going for her is her body and her height. Typical famewhore, John Legend is too good for her.

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