Bajan, Baby! 10 Of Our Favorite Celebrities of Barbadian Descent (And A Few Random Surprises…)

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Gwyneth Paltrow

Surprise, much? Oh, but it’s true. Her great-grandmother, on her mother Blythe Danner’s side, whose name was Rosamund, was actually born in Barbados. However, she left with her sister at the age of 18 to New York in search for a better life and more work opportunities, as competition for work amongst poor whites and blacks was fierce in Barbados. Paltrow’s great-great-grandfather was from St. Michael, and lived in Bridgetown. She actually just recently found out about her link to Barbados through the show, “Who Do You Think You Are?, and went there to see some sites and sounds with her kids.

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