Birth Name: Margot Elise Robbie
Place of Birth: Dalby, Queensland, Australia
Date of Birth: 2 July, 1990
Ethnicity: German, Scottish, Sorbian, remote Polish, possibly other
Margot Robbie is an Australian actress, model, and producer. Her roles include the films I.C.U. (2009), About Time, The Wolf of Wall Street, Z for Zachariah, Focus (2015), Suite Française, The Big Short, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, The Legend of Tarzan (2016), Suicide Squad, and its sequel and related properties; I, Tonya; Goodbye Christopher Robin, Peter Rabbit, and its sequel, both in voice performance; Terminal, Slaughterhouse Rulez, Mary Queen of Scots (2018), Dreamland (2019), Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Bombshell, Amsterdam, Babylon, Asteroid City, and Barbie, and the series Neighbours and Pan Am. Margot and her husband, English film producer, actor, and assistant director Tom Ackerley, co-founded production company LuckyChap Entertainment.
She is the daughter of Sarie Kessler, a physiotherapist, and Doug Robbie, who owned a farm and traded in sugarcane. The surname Robbie is Scottish. Margot’s mother is from a community of German and Sorbian settlers in Australia, most of whose ancestors moved to the country in the 1800s, with remote Polish ancestry. Margot was raised mostly by her mother, and grew up on her grandparents’ farm in Currumbin Valley, in the hinterlands of the Gold Coast.
Margot’s maternal grandfather was 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, whose father was from Silesia, Prussia and whose mother was from Brandenburg, Prussia; and of Louise Lydia Paech, who also had roots in Brandenburg.
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 who likely had a Polish grandfather; and of Valentine Israel, whose family was from Görlitz. Valentine’s father, Margot’s great-great-great-grandfather, was named Carl August Leberecht Israel. Margot’s great-grandmother Sophie Mirtschin was the daughter of Andreas Mirtschin/Mirtschen, whose parents were German, from Steindörfel, Bautzen, Sachsen, and Klein, Totswitz, Prussia, respectively; and of Johanne/Johanna Pauline/Paulina Emma Hempel, who was also born in Sachsen.
Sources: Genealogy of Margot Robbie (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Marriage announcement of Margot’s maternal grandparents, Herbert Justus Kessler and Verna Mibus – https://trove.nla.gov.au
Genealogy of Margot’s maternal great-grandparents, Edmund Oswald Mibus and Sophie/Sophia Mirtschin – http://tree.thehoffmann.com
Genealogy of Margot’s maternal great-grandmother, Sophie/Sophia Mirtschin – https://www.wikitree.com