Phil Collins

Glenfiddich Mojo Honours List 2011 - Arrivals

Collins in 2011, photo by

Birth Name: Philip David Charles Collins

Place of Birth: Ealing, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 30 January, 1951

Ethnicity: English

Phil Collins is an English singer, songwriter, musician, actor, and author. He was the lead singer and drummer of rock band Genesis. The band’s members also included Peter Gabriel and Mike Rutherford.

Phil is the son of Winifred (Strange), a prominent theatrical agent, and Greville Philip Austin Collins, an insurance agent. His brother is cartoonist and illustrator Clive Collins. He has five children; two with his former wife, Andrea Bertorelli; a daughter, actress and model Lily Collins, with his former wife, American-born Jill Tavelman; and two with his former wife, Swiss-born Orianne Cevey.

Phil’s paternal grandfather was Austin George Percy Collins (the son of Arthur James Collins and Ellen Piper). Austin was born in Fulham, London, England. Arthur was the son of William Collins and Emily Suggate. Ellen was the daughter of George Piper and Elizabeth Mary Cornell.

Phil’s paternal grandmother was Phillis/Phyllis Mary Piper (the daughter of George Henry Piper and Eliza Hall). Phillis was born in Swaffham, Norfolk, England. George was the son of George Piper and Elizabeth Mary Cornell.

Phil’s maternal grandfather was named Charles Ronald Strange.

Phil’s maternal grandmother was Lillie/Lilian/Lilly/Lily Maud Tozer (the daughter of Alfred Tozer and Sarah Ann Whall). Lillie was born in Wandsworth, London, England. Alfred was the son of Thomas Tozer and Charlotte Burgess. Sarah was the daughter of Robert John Whall and Emma Scarfe.

Sources: Genealogy of Phil Collins –

6 Responses

  1. Dar says:

    His patrilineal 3 times great grand mother was Elizabeth Jacques. Jacques is a name of French origin, and became popular in England after the French [Norman] conquest. So I would change his ethnicity to

    Ethnicity: English, distant French [Norman]

  2. andrew says:

    The surname Collins can be Irish (anglicization of some Gaelic ones), however Phil has never claimed Irish roots, so that is not the case.

    Btw why her daughter is listed as having some German ancestry on the father’s side but there’s nothin’ about it in Phil’s profile??

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