• Flashback: Rachel Griffiths pictured in a family photo - on her wedding day to artist Andrew Taylor in 2002 (Supplied)Source: Supplied
Rachel Griffiths is going back in time on a new episode of Who Do You Think You Are? as she digs into her family history.
Genevieve Dwyer

7 Oct 2016 - 12:22 PM  UPDATED 7 Oct 2016 - 12:34 PM

Acclaimed Aussie actor Rachel Griffiths is beloved by Hollywood and lives in Melbourne with her husband and three children. 

She is familiar with her mother’s ancestry, but knows little about her deceased father Edward’s lineage.

While he might no longer be around though, he was still a big part of her childhood in these adorable family photos that Rachel shared with SBS for the filming of Who Do You Think You Are?

In Rachel's episode of WDYTYA, shel believes there is a secret history that hides Aboriginal or South Sea Island ancestry.

Further investigation including DNA testing of Edward’s sister, Rachel’s aunt, dispels this theory, but reveals a Jewish line. Rachel's journey ends up taking her all the way to the other side of Europe to London, where she discovers a fascinating connection to some prominent historical figures. 

Find out Rachel's full family tree and watch her plus other stars Julia Morris, Peter Garrett, Delta Goodrem, Mal Meninga, Jane Turner, Shane Jacobson and John Newcombe feature in Season Eight of Who Do You Think You Are?Tuesdays at 7.30pm (AEST) on SBS.

Watch the first episode below and stream the full series at SBS On Demand

BONUS: Watch the full first seven seasons of Who Do You Think You Are? in full - streaming now at SBS On Demand.  

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