Birth Name: Isabella Fiorella Elettra Giovanna Rossellini
Place of Birth: Rome, Italy
Date of Birth: 18 June 1952
*Italian, small amount of French (father)
*Swedish, German (mother)
Isabella Rossellini is an Italian actress, filmmaker, author, philanthropist, and model.
Isabella is the daughter of Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman, who was of half Swedish and half German descent, and of Italian director Roberto Rossellini, who was of mostly Italian, and some French, ancestry. Isabella was married to director Martin Scorsese from 1979 to 1982. Isabella holds dual Italian and United States citizenship.
Isabella’s paternal grandparents were Angiolo Giuseppe “Beppino” Rossellini (the son of Zeffiro/Luigi Rossellini and Giuseppina Benedetti) and Elettra Bellan (the daughter of Giuseppe Bellan and Amalia del Monte). Zeffiro was from Pisa, Tuscany, Italy, and the surname was spelled as “Rosellini”. Giuseppe was from Rovigo, Veneto, Italy and evidently had some French ancestry, from immigrants who had arrived in Italy during the Napoleonic Wars. Amalia was from Anagni, Province of Frosinone, Lazio, Italy.
Isabella’s maternal grandparents were Justus Samuel Bergman (the son of Johan Petter/Peter Bergman and Brita Sofia/Sophia Samuelsdotter) and Friedel Henrietta Adler. Justus was Swedish. Johan was the son of Jonas Månsson and Marta Jönasdotter/Jönsdotter. Brita was the daughter of Samuel Lorentz Bengtsson and Maria Andersdotter. Friedel was German, from Kiel, Germany.
Sources: Genealogy of Isabella Rossellini – https://www.geni.com
Genealogy of Isabella Rossellini (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://www.wikitree.com
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