Ione Skye

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Birth Name: Ione Skye Leitch

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

Date of Birth: 4 September, 1970

*Scottish (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Ione Skye is a British and American actress.

Ione was born in Hampstead, London, England. Her father, singer Donovan, is Scottish. Her mother, model Enid Karl, who is American, is Jewish (from a family from Hungary and Galicia in Eastern Europe). Ione’s brother is actor, model, and documentary filmmaker Donovan Leitch. Ione is married to Australian singer and actor Ben Lee. Ben is also of Jewish heritage. Ione grew up mostly in the U.S., in California and Connecticut.

Her middle name comes from the Isle of Skye, in Scotland.

Ione’s paternal grandparents were Donald Leitch and Winifred Phillips.

Ione’s maternal grandfather was Benjamin “Bela” Stulberger (the son of Jerémiás/Jeremiah/Jerome Stahlberger/Stulberger and Ida Schwartz/Schvarcz or Weiss). Jerémiás and Ida were Jewish emigrants from Hungary, from Székely, Szabolcs. Jerémiás was the son of Jakab/Jerichem Stahlberger and Rachel/Rozi Leah Goldstein. Ida was the daughter of Mózes Schwartz and Mari Gelberger.

Ione’s maternal grandmother was Tillie Berger (the daughter or Morris Berger and Sadie Racker). Morris and Sadie were Jewish emigrants from Galicia in Eastern Europe.

Sources: Genealogy of Ione Skye –

Ione’s maternal grandfather, Benjamin Stulberger, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Ione’s maternal great-grandparents, Jerémiás/Jeremiah/Jerome Stahlberger/Stulberger and Ida Schwartz/Schvarcz –

Ione’s maternal grandmother, Tillie Berger, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

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