Illeana Douglas

by follers on December 1, 2015

02/25/2012 - Illeana Douglas - 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards - Arrivals - Santa Monica Pier - Santa Monica, CA, USA - Keywords:  Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 - False - Photo Credit: Andrew Evans  / PR Photos - Contact (1-866-551-7827) - Portrait Face Count: 1

Place of Birth: Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 25, 1965

*Ashkenazi Jewish, English, German, Scottish (father)
*Romanian, Italian (mother)

Illeana Douglas is an American actress, director, screenwriter, and producer.

Illeana’s paternal grandfather was prominent actor Melvyn Douglas (born Melvyn Edouard Hesselberg, the son of Edouard Gregory Hesselberg and Lena Priscilla Shackelford). Illeana’s great-grandfather Edouard, a pianist and composer, was a Latvian Jewish immigrant, born in Riga, to Heinrich Hesselberg and Sarah Davidov. Illeana’s great-grandmother Lena had English and Scottish ancestry, and was the daughter of George Taliaferro Shackelford and Emma Jane Douglas. Illeana’s step-grandmother was politician Helen Gahagan Douglas.

Illeana’s paternal grandmother was Rosalind Hightower (the daughter of William Raleigh Hightower and Rosa Eula Hosch). William was the son of William J. Hightower and Mary A. Illeana’s great-grandmother Rosa was the daughter of William Gennings Bartholomew Hosch and Angeline Victoria Braselton.

Illeana’s maternal grandparents were Charles Georgescu and Anna Scarvetta. Charles was Romanian. Anna was born in New York, to Italian parents.

Sources: Genealogy of Illeana Douglas (focusing on her father’s side) –

Genealogy of Illeana’s father –

Genealogy of Illeana’s paternal grandfather, Melvyn Douglas (born Melvyn Edouard Hesselberg) (focusing on his own father’s side) –

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andrew December 1, 2015 at 4:59 pm

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