Eva Green

by follers on October 19, 2012

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Birth Name: Eva Gaëlle Green

Place of Birth: Paris, France

Date of Birth: 6 July, 1980

Ethnicity: Swedish-French-Breton, Sephardi Jewish

Eva Green is a French actress and model. She is the daughter of Walter Green, a dentist, and Marlène Jobert, an actress.

Her father is of Swedish, Breton, and French descent. Her mother was born in Algeria, of Sephardi Jewish background (considered to be Pied-Noir), with roots in Birkhadem, and Eva has described herself as Jewish; “a secular Jew who never attended synagogue as a girl”.

Eva’s aunt, Marika Green (Marika Nicolette Green), and Eva’s cousin, Joséphine Jobert, are also actresses. Eva is also a cousin of singer and actress Elsa.

A picture of Eva’s maternal grandmother can be seen here. She is seated in the center of the first row.

Eva’s paternal grandfather was Bror Lennart Green (the son of Bror Ulrik Green and Maria Amalia “Mia” Lundmark). Eva’s grandfather Bror was Swedish, born in Haparanda. Eva’s great-grandfather Bror was the son of Olof Wilhelm Green and Karolina Vilhelmina Kock. Maria Amalia was the daughter of Maria Christina Lundmark.

Eva’s paternal grandmother was Jeanne Le Flem (the daughter of Marie Paul Achille Auguste Le Flem and Jeanne Louise Yvonne Marie Even). Eva’s grandmother Jeanne was French, born in Paris. Eva’s great-grandfather, known as Paul Le Flem, was a notable composer and music critic. He was the son of Célestin Louis Joseph Marie Le Flem and Gabrielle Marie Dorenlo. Eva’s great-grandmother Jeanne was the daughter of Jacques Michel Marie Even and Palmire Marie Droniou.

Eva’s maternal grandfather’s surname was Jobert. Eva’s maternal grandmother was named Éliane or Andrée Azoulay/Azulay.

Sources: Genealogy of Eva Green – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Eva Green (focusing on her father’s side) – http://gw.geneanet.org

Photo by PR Photos

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andrew September 30, 2016 at 5:11 pm


Eva’s great-grandfather Paul Le Flem (Paul Marie Achille Auguste Le Flem) was a notable composer and music critic. Eva’s aunt, Marika Green (Marika Nicolette Green) is an actress, as Eva’s cousin, Joséphine Jobert. Eva is also a cousin of singer and actress Elsa Lunghini. Eva’s mother has roots in the town of Birkhadem.

madman June 19, 2016 at 1:07 am

*Swedish, French (father)
*Sephardi Jewish (mother)

andrew October 1, 2016 at 2:13 pm

Yes. Or even

25% Swedish
25% French
50% Sephardi Jewish

Adrian1Cram February 12, 2016 at 9:46 pm

I just can’t stop noticing the hairline.

ashash January 28, 2016 at 12:28 am

I was shocked that she is a staunch defender of a known anti-Semite (John Galliano).


But Natalie Portman has “forgiven” him, too. I guess I shouldn’t be too shocked by anything these days.

Anyway, I really like Eva in Penny Dreadful. She’s beautiful.

M July 23, 2015 at 8:06 pm

Looks like a man

Capricious May 7, 2015 at 9:13 pm

I got the French part right. :D

Liljaoch March 16, 2013 at 8:13 am

Green is also a Swedish lastname. Green is not as common as Gren.
Alot of Swedes change last name when they move to another country. Gren means branch. For example:

Lindgren ‘Lind=Limetree’,Rosgren’Ros=Rose’,Sjögren ‘sjö=Lake’
Rundgren ‘Rund=Round’. If Green can’t be Swedish only Jewish,English or German last names, then you can say that Sven is not at all Swedish it’s African.
Which it’s not.

Liljaoch March 16, 2013 at 7:59 am
Affellay December 22, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Why she has non-Swedish sounding surname? Why didnt someone mention her possible British ancestry?

ae111 December 22, 2012 at 4:16 pm

It’s a Swedish name too. Gren means branch and used in names it can also be spelled Green or Grehn.

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