Kat Von D

Von D in 2011, s_bukley / Shutterstock.com

Birth Name: Katherine von Drachenberg

Place of Birth: Montemorelos, Nuevo León, Mexico

Date of Birth: March 8, 1982

Ethnicity: German, Spanish, Italian

Kat Von D is an American tattoo artist, model, entrepreneur, and recording artist.

Kat was born in Montemorelos, Nuevo León, Mexico. Her parents were Seventh-day Adventist missionaries who moved there from Argentina. Her ancestry is German, Spanish, and Italian. She was raised in Colton, California.

Kat is married to Mexican author, artist, and musician Rafael Reyes, of Cholo goth music genre. The couple has a son.

Kat’s paternal grandfather was Carlos Emilio Drachenberg (the son of Eduardo Leopoldo Drachenberg and Maria Schmidt). Carlos was born in Argentina, to ethnic German parents from Russia.

Kat’s paternal grandmother was named Clara Frida Sittner.

Sources: http://www.katvond.net

Genealogy of Kat Von D (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com


Curious about ethnicity

17 Responses

  1. bablah says:


    Carlos Drachenberg’s parents were Eduardo Leopoldo Drachenberg and Maria Schmidt from Russia.

  2. Rip says:

    If you’ve seen photos of her mother, it’s obvious she has Native ancestry. Her sister looks more Mestiza Latina.

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