Anjelica Huston

by Lil Vacha on April 2, 2010

Place of Birth: Santa Monica, California, United States

Date of Birth: July 8, 1951

*English, Scottish, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), distant German, remote Portuguese (father)
*Italian (mother)

Anjelica Huston is an American actress, director, and model. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Prizzi’s Honor (1985).

She is the daughter of film director John Huston and ballerina and model Enrica “Ricki” Soma. Her half-brother is actor Danny Huston and her nephew is actor Jack Huston.

Anjelica’s father had Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Scottish, English, distant German, as well as remote Portuguese, ancestry. Anjelica is of 1/1024 Portuguese ancestry, through her descent from a Portuguese immigrant named Domingo Madeiros.

Anjelica’s mother was of Italian descent.

Anjelica’s paternal grandfather was Walter Huston (Walter Thomas Huston, an actor, the son of Robert Moore Houghston and Elizabeth McGibbon). Walter was a Canadian-born, Oscar-winning actor, as well as a singer. Robert was the son of Alexander Huston, who was born in Tobermore, County Derry, Ireland, and of Margaret Moore, from County Armagh, Ireland. Elizabeth had Scottish ancestry, and was the daughter of Donald Dugald/Dougald McGibbon and Mary Stewart.

Anjelica’s paternal grandmother was Rhea Gore (the daughter of John Marcellus Gore and Adelia Frances Richardson). John was the son of William C. Gore and Jane Unicia Farley. Adelia was the daughter of William Pitt Richardson and Sarah Elizabeth Smith.

Anjelica’s maternal grandparents were Antonio Angelo Soma (the son of Filippo Soma and Giusippina Inzaghi) and Angelina Fantoni (the daughter of Andrew J. Fantonie and Henrietta Binda). Antonio and Angelina were both Italian.

Sources: Genealogies of Anjelica Huston (focusing on her father’s side) –

Anjelica’s mother, Enrica Soma, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

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andrew June 14, 2016 at 5:18 pm
Capricious October 8, 2015 at 10:47 pm

I only see Italian in her.

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