Chiara Mastroianni

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 21: Chiara Mastroianni attends the 'Les Bie

Birth Name: Chiara Charlotte Mastroianni

Place of Birth: Paris, France

Date of Birth: 28 May, 1972

Ethnicity: Italian, French, as well as 1/32 Swiss-Italian

Chiara Mastroianni is a French-Italian actress and singer. She is the daughter of Italian actor Marcello Mastroianni and French actress, singer, model, and producer Catherine Deneuve. Her uncle was editor Ruggero Mastroianni and her great-uncle was sculptor Umberto Mastroianni.

Chiara has two children, one with her former partner, sculptor Pierre Thoretton; and one with her former husband, singer, songwriter, musician, and actor Benjamin Biolay.

Chiara’s paternal grandparents were Ottone Mastroianni (the son of Vincenzo Mastroianni and Concetta Conte) and Ida.

Chiara’s maternal grandfather was Georges Maurice Edmond Dorléac (the son of Alphonse Dorleac and Berthe Marie Smout). Alphonse was the son of Gabriel Jean Dorleac and Armance Landry. Berthe was the daughter of Rodolphe Smout and Alexandrine Jaquet.

Chiara’s maternal grandmother was actress Renée Simonot (born Renée Jeanne Deneuve, the daughter of Joseph Sevère Deneuve and Antoinette Jeanne Schenardi). Joseph was Jean Sevère Deneuve and Joséphine Delphine Clémentine Gournay. Antoinette was the daughter of the daughter of Antoine Joseph Schenardi, whose father was from Roveredo, Switzerland, and of Nelly Jeanne Dehais.

Chiara’s paternal grandmother was typically cited in reference books as having been born Ida Irolle. There is a web rumor that Ida was born Ida Idelson, to a Jewish family, in Minsk, Belarus. Genealogy website even lists Chiara’s grandmother as Ida Idelson, from Belarus. It is not clear if this claim is accurate.

Sources: Genealogies of Chiara Mastroianni-

Genealogy of Chiara’s father (focusing on his father’s side) –

Obituary of Chiara’s father –

Genealogy of Chiara’s mother –

Genealogy of Chiara’s maternal great-grandfather, Joseph Sevère Deneuve –

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1 Response

  1. andrew says:

    she is the spitting image of her father

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