Eva Green

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Green in 2007, photo by PR Photos

Birth Name: Eva Gaëlle Green

Place of Birth: Paris, France

Date of Birth: 6 July, 1980

Ethnicity: Swedish (paternal grandfather), Breton, French, Sephardi Jewish, Spanish

Eva Green is a French actress and model.

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

Her father is of Swedish, Breton, and French descent. Her mother was born in Algeria, of French, Sephardi Jewish, and Spanish background (considered to be Pied-Noir), with roots in Birkhadem.

Eva has described herself as Jewish; “a secular Jew who never attended synagogue as a girl.” At the moment, she is known to have a Sephardi great-grandfather. It is not clear if she has any other Jewish-born and/or convert to Judaism ancestors on her mother’s side.

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, Norrbotten County. Eva’s great-grandfather Bror was the son of Olof Wilhelm Green and Karolina Vilhelmina Kock. Maria 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 was Charles Jobert (the son of an unknown father and Augustine Jobert). Charles was born in Dijon, Côte-d’Or, France. Augustine was the daughter of an unknown father and Madeleine Jobert, who was of French background.

Eva’s maternal grandmother was Éliane/Andrée Azoulay/Azulay (the daughter of Abraham Azulay and María Joaquina Blanca de la Santísima Trinidad García Martín). Éliane was born in Birkhadem, Algiers. Abraham was Sephardi Jewish, from Algiers, and was the son of Josúe Azulay and Mazaltob Dahan. María Joaquina was Spanish, from Bonares, Huelva, Andalucia, and was the daughter of Joaquín García and Josefina Martín.

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

Sources: Genealogies of Eva Green – https://www.geni.com
https://gw.geneanet.org

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

15 Responses

  1. Manila says:

    Mia’s biological father remains publicly unknown.

    Eva’s maternal grandfather was Charles Jobert (the son of an unknown father and Augustine Jobert). Charles was French, born in Dijon, Côte-d’Or. Augustine was the daughter of an unknown father and Madeleine Jobert.

    Éliane was the daughter of Abraham Azulay and María Joaquina Blanca de la Santísima Trinidad García Martín, and was born in Birkhadem, Algiers. Abraham was Sephardi Jewish, from Algiers, and was the son of Josúe Azulay and Mazaltob Dahan. María Joaquina was Spanish, from Bonares, Huelva, and was the daughter of Joaquín García and Josefina Martín.

    Genealogy of Eva Green – https://gw.geneanet.org/gntstarjobertmarle0?lang=en&pz=marlene&nz=jobert&p=eva+gaelle&n=green

    Please, take note that she has 25% publicly unknown ethnicity because her maternal grandfather and two of her great-grandmothers’ fathers are not publicly identified.

    • madman says:

      Why would the ethnicity be unknown just because the ancestor is unknown? The assumption would of course be that they were from the same ethnicity as their children and wives.

      • Manila says:

        We can’t just assume like that. There are some instances that some of the biological ancestors are of different ethnicity. Just like in the Philippines, there are some Filipino ancestors whose biological father might be a Chinese trader (in the case of Sergio Osmeña) or a Spanish friar or officer. So, we have to be cautious. False assumptions might create a disaster.

        On the other hand, I suggest to add her mother, Marlène Jobert, as well as her cousins, Elsa Lunghini and Joséphine Jobert, who are all actresses, to this site. The construction of their ancestries are up to you.

        • madman says:

          Of course we can assume that. The cases you mentioned do exist, but there’s always a risk of a parent being from another ethnic group, no matter if only one or non of the parents are known. I mean, should we really be cautious about a woman from Northern Sweden possibly having a father from another ethnic group? And even if her father would turn out to be Finnish it wouldn’t bother me since it’s only 1/16th of Eva’s ancestry, we don’t have to be that precise just because the possibility exists. If the evidence comes along the page will be updated, it’s not a big deal if it’s a little wrong from the beginning (and I would definitely not call it a disaster).

          I added her cousins a while ago.

  2. andrew says:

    http://gw.geneanet.org/mcazvuch?lang=fr&p=eva&n=green&oc=0&type=tree#

    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.

  3. madman says:

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

  4. Adrian1Cram says:

    I just can’t stop noticing the hairline.

  5. ashash says:

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

    http://m.nydailynews.com/life-style/fashion/eva-green-john-galliano-comeback-jewish-actress-disgraced-designer-defender-article-1.962505

    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.

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