Emmanuelle Béart

by ethnic on January 24, 2010

MOSCOW - JUNE 26: Emmanuelle Beart. Closing ceremony of 32st Mos

Place of Birth: Gassin, France

Date of Birth: 14 August, 1963

*Sephardi Jewish, Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*Belgian [Walloon], Greek (mother)

Emmanuelle Béart is a French actress. She is the daughter of singer/songwriter Guy Béart (born Guy Isidore Béhart-Hasson) and model Geneviève Galéa (née Guillery).

Emmanuelle’s father, who was born in Cairo, Egypt, was Jewish, and was of Sephardi Jewish and Ashkenazi Jewish (Russian Jewish) descent. Emmanuelle’s father discussed his religion in a 2010 interview. Emmanuelle’s mother has Belgian (Walloon) and Greek ancestry.

Emmanuelle has a daughter with her former husband, actor Daniel Auteuil; a son with her former partner, music producer David François Moreau; and a son with her former husband, actor Michaël Cohen.

Emmanuelle’s paternal grandparents were David Béhart-Hasson and Amélia Taral.

Emmanuelle’s maternal grandfather was Jules Guillery (the son of Albert Georges Guillery and Mina Orban). Jules was born in Brussels, Belgium. Albert was the son of Jules Guillery and Cornelie Drory.

Emmanuelle’s maternal grandmother was Nelly/Elena Nicolaidu/Diacomo. Nelly was of Greek descent (and of the Greek Orthodox religion).

Source: Genealogy of Emmanuelle Béart (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://www.geni.com

photo by magicinfoto/Bigstock.com

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andrew November 24, 2015 at 5:18 pm

Emmanuelle’s paternal grandparents were David Béhart-Hasson and Amélia Taral

ann October 19, 2014 at 8:20 am

I read that her grandmother is Nelly Nicolaidu. Her parents were Greek Orthodox from Malta. They moved to Turkey. In 2010, she was 107.

andrew October 19, 2014 at 10:35 am

in a French site I read his Jewish (no doubt about it) dad has Spanish (behart surname is of Spanish origin), Swiss and Russian roots, therefore all those ethnicities, except Croatian, are somewhat right.

sarahle October 19, 2014 at 1:22 pm

and the last name hasson can be hebrew too which indicates his jewish roots… its a sephardic last name.

behar-hasson is a jewish last name, no doubt!

follers October 19, 2014 at 4:31 pm

It depends on the part of the world, but “Hasson” is quite often a non-Jewish surname.

neiltennant December 31, 2017 at 7:32 am

NO Sassoon and Bassoon , Hasson are Jewish surnames

neiltennant December 31, 2017 at 7:31 am



follers October 19, 2014 at 10:49 am

Where did you read this?

andrew October 19, 2014 at 11:41 am


Sephardi Jewish/Ashkenazi Jewish (father)

Belgian, Greek (mother)

follers October 19, 2014 at 11:49 am

That’s just a personal website that was probably copying whatever was on English or French Wikipedia at the time.

andrew September 17, 2015 at 2:53 am

I was right

follers September 17, 2015 at 6:37 pm

I never said you were wrong about Béart. I just needed a better source.

andrew September 18, 2015 at 3:12 am


andrew October 21, 2013 at 4:01 pm

Her dad is listed to be of French-Lebanese ancestry


Her mom is Italian and Greek


andrew October 17, 2014 at 4:06 pm


Her dad is Jewish and her mom Belgian and something else (turkish for imdb)

follers October 17, 2014 at 4:19 pm

How do you know she has Jewish and Turkish ancestry? (other than IMDB).

sarahle October 18, 2014 at 12:08 am

He even had a Hebrew song. ( shilghia )
He is listed as jewish on Wikipedia.
There are Hebrew and French articles where he is described as jewish.
The name Guy is extremely rarely taken by non-jews from the Middle East, it’s actually pretty jewish.

follers October 18, 2014 at 1:39 am

I think it’s likely, but can you find a reliable source, in any language, that explicitly says he is Jewish?

andrew October 18, 2014 at 1:55 am
follers October 18, 2014 at 1:56 am

Newspapers get things wrong when they don’t directly interview the person (and often even when they do).

The second source is just about the last name?

I put in that Guy Béart is “likely Jewish”, but definitive proof is needed. I can’t find his parents’ names anywhere.

smiley December 15, 2012 at 9:47 pm

Where are the links for this? I’d like to know how much of each ethnicity she has.

I love you, Roger Scientist March 9, 2012 at 7:34 pm

Jesus. That is almost every ethnic group in Europe.

Sebastiane January 26, 2010 at 11:49 am

Interesting, I thought she was 100% French, learn something new everday.

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