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Birth Name: Sia Kate Isobelle Furler

Place of Birth: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Date of Birth: 18 December, 1975

Ethnicity: English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Cornish, possibly other

Sia is an Australian singer, songwriter, record producer, and music video director. She was a singer for acid jazz band Crisp. She is known for her collaborations “Titanium,” “Diamonds,” and “Wild Ones,” and her solo songs “Chandelier” and “Cheap Thrills.” She directed and co-wrote the film Music (2021). She is a member of supergroup LSD, with Diplo and Labrinth. She has often collaborated with Maddie Ziegler.

Sia is the daughter of Loene Furler, an art lecturer, and Phil Colson, a musician. Her uncle is actor and singer Kevin Colson. Sia is married to Dan Bernad. She has two children, who are adopted.

Sia’s great-great-great-great-grandfather, Charles William Furler, was born in London, England, the son of Charles William Furler and Eleanor Stuart.

Sia’s maternal grandfather was Australian rules footballer Bob Furler (Bobbie Mortimer Furler, the son of Albert Furler and Ethel Irene Dorothy Mortimer). Bobbie was born in North Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. Albert was the son of Walter Charles Furler, whose parents were of English origin, with roots in London and Cambridgeshire; and of Lydia Jane Williams, whose father was from Kent, England, and whose mother was from Cornwall, England, respectively. Ethel was the daughter of Samuel Mortimer and Elizabeth Mary Henley. Sia’s great-great-uncle was North Adelaide champion, Percy Furler.

Sia’s maternal grandmother was Kathleen Grace Burns (the daughter of Robert Henry Burns and Margaret Dora Amelia Daisy Moar). Kathleen was born in Moonta, South Australia, Australia. Robert was the son of English parents, Robert William Burns, from Exeter, Devonshire, and Letitia Russell Graham, who was from Hoxton, Middlesex, and whose own parents were Irish. Margaret was the daughter of William Arthur Moar, whose father was Scottish, from Shetland, and of Isabella Gardiner, whose parents were also Scottish, from Perth.

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  1. His Portuguese family’s original surname was “Pereira”, but it was anglicized to “Perry” after immigration to the United States.

  2. LizzieLana says:

    Kathleen was the daughter of Robert Henry Burns, whose parents were English, and Margaret Dora Amelia Daisy Moar. Robert was the son of Robert William Burns and Letitia Russell Graham. Margaret was the daughter of William Arthur Moar, whose father was Scottish, and of Isabella Gardiner, whose parents were Scottish too.

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