Birth Name: Alain Fabien Maurice Marcel Delon
Place of Birth: Sceaux, France
Date of Birth: 8 November, 1935
*French, Corsican Italian (father)
*German, French (mother)
Alain Delon is a French actor and businessperson. He has both French and Swiss citizenship.
Alain was born in Sceaux, Seine (now Hauts-de-Seine), Île-de-France, a suburb of Paris, to Édith Marie Suzanne (Arnold) and François Fabien Delon. Alain’s father was of half French and half Corsican Italian descent. Alain’s mother had German and French ancestry.
Alain has four children, a son with his former partner, German actress, singer and model Nico; a son, actor Anthony Delon, with his former wife, French model and actress Nathalie Delon; and two children, actors Anouchka Delon and Alain-Fabien Delon, with his former partner, Dutch model Rosalie van Breemen. His granddaughter is actress Alyson Le Borges.
Before acting career, Alain joined the French Navy to serve in the First Indochina War. He holds Swiss citizenship.
Alain’s paternal grandfather was Jean Marcel Delon (the son of Fabien Delon and Marianne Adélaïde Delon). Jean was of French descent. Fabien was the son of Jean Delon and Marguerite Ortalon. Marianne Adélaïde was the daughter of Antoine Delon and Jeanne Soulié.
Alain’s paternal grandmother was Marie-Antoinette Evangelista (the daughter of François Evangelista and Lucie Romani). Marie-Antoinette was of Corsican Italian background, from Prunelli-di-Fiumorbo.
Alain’s maternal grandfather was Alfred Louis Arnold (the son of Jost Aloïs Arnold and Odile Marie Adèle Liennemann). Alfred was of mostly German, and some French, origin. Jost was the son of Aloïs “Justin” Arnold and Maria Anna Walker. Odile was the daughter of Louis Liennemann and Marie Guerre.
Alain’s maternal grandmother was Maria Minard. Maria was likely of French ancestry.
Sources: Genealogy of Alain Delon – http://www.gatinaisgeneal.org
Genealogy of Alain Delon (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Genealogy of Alain’s father (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://gw.geneanet.org
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