Alessandro Gassmann

by andrew on June 26, 2015

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Place of Birth: Rome, Italy

Date of Birth: February 24, 1965

*German, Italian, Jewish (father)
*French (mother)

Alessandro Gassmann, also credited as Alessandro Gassman, is an Italian actor. He is the son of notable Italian actor Vittorio Gassman and French actress Juliette Mayniel.

Alessandro’s paternal grandfather was Heinrich Gassmann (the son of Karl Gassmann). Heinrich, an engineer, was born in Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Alessandro’s paternal grandmother was Luisa Ambron (the daughter of Ugo Ambron). Luisa was born in Pisa, Tuscany. Luisa’s father was Jewish (her mother was evidently not).

Alessandro’s mother was born in Saint-Hippolyte, Aveyron, France.

Sources: Genealogy of Vittorio Gassman –

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andrew June 27, 2015 at 3:25 am

it says Vittorio was also Jewish from father’s side (and mother’s one) but he didn’t like to reveal it

follers June 26, 2015 at 9:30 pm

Just curious, Andrew, where did you read that only his great-grandfather was Jewish? I’ve only seen Vittorio Gassman’s mother referred to simply as Jewish.

andrew June 27, 2015 at 2:17 am

translation: Luisa Ambron, native of Pisa and of Jewish faith from father’s side.

follers June 27, 2015 at 2:38 am

Wikipedia again, and with no citation.

andrew June 27, 2015 at 2:57 am

“Il padre di mia madre era ebreo”


my mother’s father was Jewish,

I also listened to an interview where Alessandro claimed his German grandfather was Jewish. (Vittorio Gassman’s 2nd wife Shelley Winters was also Jewish).
Gassmann is listed as Jewish last name in some sites.

follers June 27, 2015 at 3:10 am

What interview was that? (the Alessandro one).

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