Elisa Sednaoui

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Place of Birth: Savigliano, Piedmont, Italy

Date of Birth: 14 December, 1987

Ethnicity:
*Syrian-Egyptian, French (father)
*Italian (mother)

Elisa Sednaoui is a model and actress. She was born in Italy and grew up in Egypt (in Luxor), Italy, and France.

Her mother, Anna Morra, was born in Italy, while her father is of Syrian-Egyptian and French heritage. The Sednaoui family, a Melkite Greek Catholic family of Syrian descent, has its roots in the city of Sednaya, which is where their surname originates from. The Sednaoui family migrated to Egypt at the end of the 19th century and developed successful department stores in Cairo.

Elisa can speak five languages, Italian, French, English, Spanish, and Arabic.

Elisa is a cousin of director and photographer Stéphane Sednaoui.

Elisa is married to art dealer Alexander Dellal, with whom she has a son. Alex is the brother of model Alice Dellal, and cousin of actresses Lola Kirke and Jemima Kirke.

Two of Elisa’s maternal great-grandparents were named Rinaldo Ocleppo and Fiorentina.

Sources: https://www.instagram.com

History of the Sednaoui family – http://english.ahram.org.eg

Photo by Prphotos.com

4 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    her maternal great-grandparents were named Rinaldo Ocleppo and Fiorentina: https://www.instagram.com/p/BWLKZMsFCX2/

  2. andrew says:

    She is married to art dealer Alex Dellal, with whom has a son. Alex is a cousin of actresses Lola Kirke and Jemima Kirke.

    Elisa’s cousin is director and photographer Stéphane Sednaoui.

    History of Sednaoui family: http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/32/138/128924/Folk/Photo-Heritage/Remembering-Sednaoui.aspx

  3. andrew says:

    * Syrian-Egyptian, French (father)
    * Italian (mother)

  4. andrew says:

    same ethnic group of Omar Sharif (who wasn’t simply “Egyptian”)

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