Emily Ratajkowski

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Ratajkowski in 2013, photo by PrPhotos

Birth Name: Emily O’Hara Ratajkowski

Place of Birth: Westminster, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 7 June, 1991

*25% Polish
*25% Ashkenazi Jewish
*50% mix of Irish, with some German and English, and remote Welsh

Emily Ratajkowski is an American model and actress. Her roles include the films Gone Girl, We Are Your Friends, Cruise, I Feel Pretty, In Darkness, Welcome Home, and Lying and Stealing, and the music videos for “Blurred Lines” and “Love Somebody.”

She was born in Westminster, London, England, to American parents, Kathleen Balgley, a professor, and J. D. Ratajkowski, an art teacher and painter. She was raised in San Diego, California, U.S., from a young age.

Emily’s father is of half Polish ancestry, with his other roots being Irish, as well as German, English, and remote Welsh. Emily’s maternal grandfather was a Polish Jewish immigrant. Her maternal grandmother was of Irish and German descent. Emily’s father was raised Catholic. Emily’s mother was also raised Catholic; she discovered that her own father was Jewish as an adult, and came to embrace Judaism. Emily’s mother teaches at a Jewish school.

Emily has a son with her former husband, producer and actor Sebastian Bear-McClard, whose mother is filmmaker, writer, and photographer Liza Béar.

A picture of a younger Emily with her parents can be seen here. A picture of Emily’s mother can be seen here.

Emily’s paternal grandfather was Joseph T. Ratajkowski (the son of Joseph David Ratajkowske/Ratajkowski and Clementine Tanski). Emily’s grandfather Joseph was born in Illinois, to Polish parents.

Emily’s paternal grandmother was Mary Lee Hays (the daughter of Clarence Jerry Hays and Kathleen Burns). Mary Lee was born in West Virginia, and had Irish, as well as German, English, and remote Welsh, ancestry. Clarence was the son of Lincoln J. Hayes/Hays and Rose G. O’Farrell. Kathleen was the daughter of Charles William Burns and Inez L. Bumgarner.

Emily’s maternal grandfather was Ely D. Balgley (the son of Israel Balgley and Sarah Slomianski/Slomionski). Ely was born to a Jewish family on the Poland-Russia border. He was a piano prodigy. Ely’s father Israel was born in Brest, Belarus, the son of Ze’ev Wolf Balgley and Bluma Auerbach.

Emily’s maternal grandmother was Margaret Josephine O’Hara (the daughter of James Hoban O’Hara and Mae/May/Mary Josephine Eidel). Margaret was born in New York. James was the son of Arthur J. O’Hara and Margaret E. Howley, and was of Irish descent. Mae was the daughter of Jacob Eidel and Josephine Miller, who were German emigrants, with Josephine having been from Bad Waldsee, Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg.

Sources: Genealogy of Emily Ratajkowski – https://www.geni.com

Emily’s paternal grandfather, Joseph T. Ratajkowski, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Emily’s maternal grandfather, Ely D. Balgley, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Emily’s maternal grandmother, Margaret Josephine O’Hara, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Margaret Josephine O’Hara on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Emily’s maternal grandmother, Margaret Josephine (O’Hara) Balgley – https://www.legacy.com

Obituary of Emily’s great-uncle, Richard Francis O’Hara (the brother of Emily’s maternal grandmother, Margaret Josephine O’Hara) – http://www.findagrave.com

Marriage record of Emily’s maternal great-grandparents, James Hoban O’Hara and Mae/May/Mary Josephine Eidel – https://familysearch.org

Emily’s maternal great-grandmother, Mae/May/Mary Josephine Eidel, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

43 Responses

  1. jonasbttencourt says:

    Good for her that she’s hot, because, at least from the the Interviews that I watched, she seems like a very boring, arrogant, and rude person. btw she does not look Irish, it seems the Jewish part came strong in her looks, Jews can have pretty “dark” features as well. Anyway, it can be just another white person who tans easy and because of that thinks it’s nice to look as dark as possible lol… And makeup can do that too, whatever, don’t really care about her, she is one of those people who are famous only because of looks, im just comment to point out that she does not look like a nice person and guys should consider this before simping over her.

    • camellad88 says:

      Agree. I don’t think she’s Irish or German and if the Jewish population had any pride, they would refuse to claim her. She’s a porn star, not a model. Models have class

  2. Obey says:

    Irish Mestizo??? So they would soon invent a term for whites and Reds that only because they were born with brown eyes, not blue, for Danish mestizos descended from Nigerians? I’ve never seen such a stupid comment.
    “Emily is more of a white girl than just getting a tan fools any asshole…” The features on her face are very reminiscent of white Italians who love the sunlight of European summer without fear of being mistaken for an Australian Aboriginal by an ethnic site commentator.
    This Irishwoman is infinitely prettier than many blond, fat from McDonald’s with streaks in her ass. I’d bet that if she married the English Prince Harry would have white children, but more tan than black marble on the beach, unafraid to stop being white, and they would never cease to be white because of a tan, only a wacky brains would think so. I would not trade Emily Ratajkowski for any fat blonde with a pallor even if she offered me a million pounds.
    It was one of the most ridiculous comments I’ve ever read… Is this a joke or did I still stop laughing?

    • izzybizzy says:

      You need to find a job. You take things way too seriously m.

    • anen87 says:

      Emily has given birth to White baby which shouldn’t be surprising considering all her family tree are caucasians. Ignore the ignorant racists and jealous fustrated non-whites.

      • jackson9 says:

        “Ignore the ignorant racists and jealous frustrated non-whites.”

        It’s ironic because you are the one who comes across as somewhat racist in that last sentence. Why specifically non-whites would come across as jealous and frustrated?

  3. ses101 says:

    Mimi that’s utter bigotted crap. Lot’s of nice looking women from there.

  4. Kimmel says:

    Don’t see much of the Polish but there is Irish in the mix too, so that’s probably what it is.

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