Samantha Judith Ronson (born 7 August 1977) is an English female singer-songwriter and disc jockey who lives in Venice, California.
Ronson was born in St John's Wood, London to writer/socialite Ann Dexter-Jones and one time music executive and real estate entrepreneur Laurence Ronson. When she was six years old her parents divorced and she moved with her siblings, mother and her mother's new partner, Foreigner guitarist Mick Jones, to New York City, where her mother later married Jones. Her parents are of Ashkenazi Jewish descent, with ancestors from Austria, Russia, and Lithuania, and Ronson was brought up in Conservative Judaism. Ronson's family name was originally Aaronson, but her grandfather Henry Ronson changed it to Ronson. She is the niece of property tycoon Gerald Ronson. Ronson is related to British Conservative politicians Sir Malcolm Rifkind and Leon Brittan, as well as Odeon Cinemas founder Oscar Deutsch. Ronson's older brother Mark Ronson is a music producer and musician and her twin Charlotte Ronson, a fashion designer. Ronson also has five younger half-siblings. Alexander and Annabelle, through her mother's remarriage to Mick Jones as well as Henrietta, David and...
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