Janice Dickinson

Dickinson in 2011, photo by s_bukley / Shutterstock.com

Birth Name: Janice Doreen Dickinson

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 15, 1955

*father – English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish
*mother – Polish

Janice Dickinson is an American model, television personality, businessperson, and author. She has described herself as the first supermodel in the fashion industry. Her reality show roles include America’s Next Top Model and The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency.

Her father, Samuel Ray Dickinson, was of English and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish descent. Her mother, Jennie/Jenny, was of Polish ancestry.

Her sister is actress and public relations executive Debbie Dickinson. Janice is married to psychiatrist Robert Gerner. She has a son with her former husband Simon Fields; and a daughter with her former partner Michael Birnbaum.

Janice’s paternal grandfather was Morgan William Dickinson (the son of Samuel T. Dickinson and Barbara Ward).

Janice’s paternal grandmother was named Dena Tubbs.

Janice’s maternal grandfather was Alexander/Aleksander Pietrzykoski (the son of Stefan Pietrzykoski and Kamila/Camila Neviuska). Alexander was born in Belsk Duzy, Mazowieckie, Poland.

Janice’s maternal grandmother was named Julia Malinoski/Malinowski. Julia was Polish.


Curious about ethnicity

28 Responses

  1. ashash says:

    This woman has a lot of issues, but I can see why many thought she was mixed-race when she was young:


    • ethnogenesis says:

      I heard of a Japanese (great?)grandmother in the turn of the (20th) century New York where Janice Dickinson is from, but I can’t find anything of the sort in her public family tree records.

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