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. Dee says:

    Sorry make that Austrian Jewish mother….


  2. Dee says:

    Her father was born in Delhi in India to an Indian father and an Austrian mother. Her mother is English.


  3. D says:

    Tariq Anwar is Indian-born but of Persian descent.

  4. Lisa says:

    She’s half Indian, not Persian. Her father is a producer by the name of Tariq Anwar.

  1. December 19, 2010

    Gabrielle Anwar – Celebrity Ethnicity – What Nationality ……

    Here at World Spinner we are debating the same thing……

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