Gabrielle Anwar

Anwar in 2008, photo by Joe Seer /

Place of Birth: Surrey Northern, Surrey, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 4 February, 1970

*25% Indian
*25% Ashkenazi Jewish
*50% English

Gabrielle Anwar is a British actress. Her roles include the films Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken, Scent of a Woman, For Love or Money, and Body Snatchers, and the shows Burn Notice and The Tudors.

She is the daughter of Tariq Anwar, a film producer and editor, and Shirley Hills, an actress. Her father was born in Delhi, India, of half Indian Muslim and half Ashkenazi Jewish descent. Her mother is English.

Gabrielle is married to Shareef Malnik. She has a daughter with her former partner, actor Craig Sheffer; and two children with her former husband, actor John Verea.

Gabrielle’s paternal grandfather was named Rafiq Anwar. Rafiq was an Indian Muslim.

Gabrielle’s paternal grandmother was Edith Reich (the daughter of Otto Reich and Else Enter). Edith was an Austrian Jew.



Curious about ethnicity

14 Responses

  1. porkarella says:

    Her father looks fully Indian despite he’s lighter than the rest of dark brown Indians his face is that one of his race the half Euro side don’t comes out like in every biracial/mixed people they took all or mostly from their non Euro parent:

    for mixed couples their children will be for sure non white-non Euros I see how it works it’s called scienze not racism.

    • andrew says:

      Lol her father does not look “fully Indian” (?)

      • porkarella says:

        Lol poor non Euro blind his features are typically Indian not European nobody here in Europe can say he looks like us Euros he’s totally different.
        How he can be Euro with such face but you the non white still keep going on to wanna teach me to me a real Euro how we Euros are.

        • andrew says:

          That man is half Jewish btw. And I have to inform you that he does not look “fully” Indian in the slightest.

          • porkarella says:

            Only for you non Euro who’s not able to see it it’s so clear I immediately see.
            You are another one non Euro who believe to be white but I Imagine what kind of your face is.

  2. EltonLee says:

    Wow she looks very European, i would have never guessed that she’s not fully.

  3. Polly Sanders says:

    Lisa, Gabrielle Anwar is 25% Indian- NOT half. Her father is half Indian & half Austrian Jewish. Her mother is English.

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