Margot Robbie

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Robbie in 2014, photo by PrPhotos

Birth Name: Margot Elise Robbie

Place of Birth: Dalby, Queensland, Australia

Date of Birth: 2 July, 1990

Ethnicity: German, Scottish, Sorbian, possibly other

Margot Robie is an Australian actress, model, and producer. Her roles include The Wolf of Wall Street, Focus, I, Tonya, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and Bombshell. She is the daughter of Sarie Kessler and Doug Robbie. The surname Robbie is Scottish. Margot’s mother is from a community of German settlers in Australia, most of whose ancestors moved to the country in the 1800s.

Margot is married to assistant director Tom Ackerley.

Margot’s maternal grandfather is Herbert Justus Kessler (the son of Johannes Justus Kessler and Erna Dolcia Kowald). Margot’s grandfather Herbert was born in Clifton, Queensland. Johannes was born in Germany, the son of Justus Heinrich Kessler and Christina Bange. Erna was born in Australia, the daughter of Johannes Berthold Kowald and Louise Lydia Paech.

Margot’s maternal grandmother was Verna Mibus (the daughter of Edmund Oswald Mibus and Sophie/Sophia Mirtschin). Verna was born in Victoria, Australia. Edmund was the son of German parents, Ludwig Christian/Paul Mibus, who was born in Gmina Nekla/Neckla, Hauland, Posen, Poland, and Valentine Israel, whose family was from Görlitz. Valentine’s father was named Carl August Leberecht Israel. Margot’s great-grandmother Sophie Mirtschin was the daughter of Andreas Mirtschin, whose parents were German, with his own father being from Sachsen; and of Johanne/Johanna Pauline/Paulina Emma Hempel, who was also born in Sachsen.

Sources: Marriage announcement of Margot’s maternal grandparents, Herbert Justus Kessler and Verna Mibus –

Genealogy of Margot’s maternal great-grandparents, Edmund Oswald Mibus and Sophie/Sophia Mirtschin –

Genealogies of Margot’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Ludwig Christian/Paul Mibus and Valentine Israel –

Genealogy of Margot’s maternal great-grandmother, Sophie/Sophia Mirtschin –

23 Responses

  1. sinnfn says:

    Very Nordic. And unquestionably gorgeous.

  2. bablah says:

    Margot’s maternal grandfather is Herbert Justus Kessler (the son of Herbert Kessler and Dulcie).

    Margot’s maternal grandmother was Verna Mibus (the daughter of Edmund Oswald Mibus and Sophie Mirtschin). Edmund was the son of Ludwig Christian Mibus and Valentine Israel. Sophie was the daughter of Andreas Mirtschin and Johanne Pauline Emma Hempel.

    Margot’s great-grandmother was of Sorbian descent. Mirtschin is a Sorbian last name and places where they lived in Australia were founded by Sorbian immigrants. Andreas Mirtschin’s parents are described as Sorbs in this book:

    I don’t know about the Mibus family (looks like they were from Poland, but I can’t find anything that points towards them not being German), but Israel family was from Goerlitz, which might mean they were also Sorbian.

      • madman says:

        So how much German and Sorbian do you think her mother is? Is it likely that some of her ancestors were Polish?

        • bablah says:

          Sophie Mirtschin was full Sorbian. In that link I posted her father is said to be the son of two Sorbian parents, and in one part of the text it says that 5 of their children married fellow Sorbs, and one of them was Andreas, implying Johanne Hempel was also Sorbian. Israel family is a bit iffy. Magdalene Radna Israel is Magdalene Radnetzki in some trees. Radnetzki is a Slavic surname, possibly Polish. Mibus family was German, I believe, from what is today Poland.

  3. J.J. says:

    She looks a bit like Havana Brown who’s also Australia but born to French Mauritian parents.

  4. J.J. says:

    If she’s several generations Australia it’s very possible she’s part English and Irish too especially since you’re only assuming her ethnicity off of family surnames. I have to say she does look German or even Scandinavian but she could pass for English too and her ancestry is most likely predominately English as most Australians are.

  5. Daron says:

    She looks 100 percent German.

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