Exene Cervenka

Cervenka in 2010, photo by s_bukley/bigstockphoto.com

Birth Name: Christene Lee Cervenka

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 1, 1956

*father – Bohemian Czech
*mother – Irish

Exene Cervenka is an American singer, artist, and poet. She is the lead singer of punk band X. She has also been known as Exene, Exene Cervenková, and Christine Notmyrealname.

Exene is the daughter of Margaret and Louis Cervenka. She has a son with her former husband, actor, artist, and poet Viggo Mortensen.

Exene’s paternal grandfather was named Charles Frank Cervenka. Charles was born in Illinois, to Czech parents.

Exene’s paternal grandmother was Mary Stehlik/Stehlyk/Stehlek (the daughter of Frank Stehlik/Stehlyk/Stehlek and Agnes Novak). Mary was in Illinois, to Czech parents.

Sources: Genealogy of Exene Cervenka (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Exene’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Exene’s paternal grandmother, Mary Stehlik/Stehlyk/Stehlek, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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