Farrah Fawcett

Farrah Fawcett

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Birth Name: Ferrah Leni Fawcett

Date of Birth: February 2, 1947

Place of Birth: Corpus Christi, Nueces, Texas, U.S.

Date of Death: June 25, 2009

Place of Death: Santa Monica, California, U.S.

Ethnicity: English, some Welsh, Scottish, and Irish

Farrah Fawcett was an American actress, model, and artist. She is known for her roles on the show Charlie’s Angels and in the films Extremities, The Apostle, and Logan’s Run, among other works. She was also credited as Farrah Fawcett-Majors, while married to actor Lee Majors, and Farrah Faucet.

Farrah was the daughter of Pauline Alice (Evans) and James William Fawcett. Until her death, her long-time partner was actor Ryan O’Neal. The couple had a son, Redmond O’Neal.

She is sometimes described as having had French or Choctaw Native American ancestry. It is not clear if these said ancestral lines have been verified/documented. Farrah is also sometimes stated as having had Lebanese ancestry, perhaps because her first name is of Arabic origin. However, she was not of Arab descent.

Farrah’s paternal grandfather was William Albert Fawcett (the son of John Fawcett and Clara Flavel/Flavell). William was born in Texas, to English parents. John was born in Hull, Yorkshire, the son of David Fawcett and Elizabeth Inchbold Green. Clara was born in Sheffield, Yorkshire, the daughter of Benjamin Flavell and Esther Elizabeth Wood.

Farrah’s paternal grandmother was Myrtle Ola Hixon (the daughter of William Elbert “Billie” Hixon and Mary E. “Mollie” Steen). Myrtle was born in Texas. William was the son of Richard Hickson/Hixon and Margaret Ann Henderson.

Farrah’s maternal grandfather was John Henry Evans (the son of Starlin James Evans and Charolette Charity McManus). John was born in Louisiana, to parents from South Carolina. Starlin was the son of William H. Evans and Cynthia Mourning Diggs. Charolette was the daughter of Hugh Luke McManus, whose father’s family was from Tipperary, Ireland; and of Mary Elizabeth “Betsy” Campbell.

Farrah’s maternal grandmother was Martha Ann “Mattie” Johnson (the daughter of Robert Owen Johnson and Nancy Jane “Jennie” Mefford). Martha was born in Kentucky. Robert was the son of William Johnson and Mary Elizabeth Miller. Nancy was likely the daughter of John Quincy Mefford and Priscilla/Pricey/Pricy Harmon.

Sources: Genealogies of Farrah Fawcett – http://www.geni.com


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35 Responses

  1. ses101 says:

    Fawcett is a Scottish surname, from East Lothian, where I live and know other people with this name.

  2. celebfan says:

    The second sentence of this says “Farrah was the son of Pauline Alice (Evans) and James William Fawcett.” Son? Clearly a typo.

  3. smiley says:

    The picture isn’t working for me.

  4. JasonBaker says:

    Did she have Native American ancestry? She doesn´t look Native American at all, but that´s what´s stated on Wikipedia.

  5. Holly12 says:

    I loved Farrah Fawcett in ‘Charlie’s Angels’. I must admit I don’t think she was the most beautiful out of the three original Angels, but she had an aura emanating from within her that captured the attention of a lot of people & I can see why she was so popular with the public.
    If ethni or Follers reads this could we add Jaclyn Smith (the other Charlie’s Angel) to this website. I’d be interested to know what her ancestral background is made up of, as she was & still is an incredibly beautiful woman. Thank-you.

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