Birth Name: Liberty Lettice Lark Ross
Place of Birth: Hammersmith, London, England, U.K.
Date of Birth: 23 September, 1978
Ethnicity: English, Irish, Scottish, one eighth Italian, distant Welsh
Liberty Ross is a British model and actress.
Liberty is the daughter of Roxana Rose Catherine Naila “Bunty” (Lampson) and Ian Cowper Ross. Her brothers are musicians and record producers Atticus Ross and Leopold Ross. Liberty is married to American music producer Jimmy Iovine. She has two children with her former husband, film director Rupert Sanders.
Liberty’s paternal grandfather was named Charles Edward Ross.
Liberty’s maternal grandfather was Sir Miles Wedderburn Lampson, 1st Baron Killearn (the son of Norman George Lampson and Helen Agnes Smith Blackburn). The 1st Baron Killearn was born in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, and was a diplomat. Norman was the son of an American emigrant, Sir Curtis Miranda Lampson, 1st Baronet, of New Haven, Vermont, and of Jane Walter Sibley, or Lady Jane Walter Sibley, of Sutton, Massachusetts. Liberty’s great-grandmother Helen was Scottish, from Killearn, Stirlingshire, the daughter of Peter Blackburn and Jean Wedderburn.
Liberty’s maternal grandmother was Jacqueline Aldine Leslie Castellani (the daughter of Sir Aldo Castellani and Josephine Stead). Jacqueline was born in Colombo, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka). Aldo was an Italian pathologist and bateriologist, from Florence, and was the son of Ettore Castellani and Violante Giuliani. Liberty’s great-grandmother Josephine was from Headingley, Leeds, Yorkshire (now West Yorkshire), and was the daughter of George Ambler Stead, who was of English descent, and of an Irish emigrant, Emily Charlotte French, of Ballinasloe, County Roscommon.
Liberty’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her third great-grandmother, Eliza Dawson.
Sources: Genealogy of Liberty Ross – http://www.thepeerage.com
Genealogies of Liberty Ross (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com