Cyndi Lauper

Birth Name: Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper

Place of Birth: Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 22, 1953

*Swiss-German, German (father)
*Sicilian Italian (mother)

Cyndi Lauper is an American pop singer, songwriter, actress, and LGBT activist. She is the daughter of Catrine Gallo and Frederick Lauper; her mother used the stage name Catrine Dominique. Cyndi is married to actor David Thornton.

Cyndi’s paternal grandparents were Alfred Lauper and Marie Graff. Alfred was born in Diepholz, Germany, to a Swiss father (of Swiss-German) descent and a German mother. Marie was German.

Cyndi’s mother’s family is from Palermo, Sicily.

Sources: Genealogy of Cyndi Lauper (focusing on her father’s side) –

Cyndi’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Joe Seer /


Curious about ethnicity

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  1. phaedra says:

    Looks like her decapitated head was sewed back on her neck. :/

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