Isabelle Huppert

by follers on July 21, 2014

64th Annual Cannes Film Festival - "The Tree of Live" Premiere - Arrivals

Birth Name: Isabelle Anne Madeleine Huppert

Place of Birth: Paris, France

Date of Birth: 16 March, 1953

Ethnicity:
*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*French (mother)

Isabelle Huppert is a French actress.

She is the daughter of Annick (Beau) and Raymond Huppert. Her father was from a Jewish family (from Slovakia and Alsace-Lorraine), and hid in North Africa during the Holocaust. Her mother was of French descent, and Catholic; Isabelle was raised in her mother’s faith.

Her sister is director and writer Caroline Huppert.

Isabelle is married to writer, director, and producer Ronald Chammah (Ronald is a Lebanese Jew). Their daughter is actress Lolita Chammah.

Isabelle’s sister Caroline has said:

My father, of Jewish origin… married my Catholic mother during the occupation. With the war, he was obliged to silence his origins, then he continued [to do so after the war] and we were brought up in the religion of my mother. My father never spoke of it.

Isabelle’s paternal grandparents were Louis-Charles Huppert and Jeanne Lehmann. Louis-Charles was born in Prešov, now Slovakia, the son or grandson of Samuel Huppert and Cécile Wald. Jeanne was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to parents from Colmar and Schaffhouse-sur-Zorn, Bas-Rhin, Alsace-Lorraine.

Isabelle’s maternal grandfather was Jean-Marcel Beau (the son of Emile Joseph Beau and Marie Lebrun). Emile was the son of Jean-Luc Beau and Françoise Louise Eugénie Pingat.

Isabelle’s maternal grandmother was Marie-Clémence Bertrand (the daughter of André Eloi Bertrand and Jeanne Rosalie Marthe Callot). André was the son of Pierre Louis Bertrand and Marie Reine Théodore Jeannot. Isabelle’s great-grandmother Jeanne was the daughter of Jean Baptiste Callot and Marie Julie Rival.

Sources: Interview with Isabelle about her Jewish background – http://jewishjournal.com

Family history of Isabelle Huppert – http://geneinfos.typepad.fr

Genealogy of Isabelle Huppert – http://gw.geneanet.org

Genealogy of Isabelle Huppert (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://www.geni.com

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andrew November 2, 2016 at 4:50 am
andrew November 2, 2016 at 4:46 am

http://geneinfos.typepad.fr/geneinfos/2009/05/la-genealogie-disabelle-huppert.html

Isabelle’s paternal grandfather Louis Charles Huppert (the son or grandson of Samuel Huppert and Cécile Wald) was born in Prešov (now Slovakia). I am not sure that he was Jewish.

Isabelle’s maternal grandmother, Jeanne Lehmann, was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Alsatian parents from Colmar and Schaffhouse-sur-Zorn, Bas-Rhin.

andrew November 2, 2016 at 4:47 am

* paternal grandmother

follers November 2, 2016 at 11:43 pm

Why wouldn’t he be Jewish?

andrew November 11, 2016 at 9:56 am

assuming that her paternal grandfather was Jewish, are we sure that her Alsiatian paternal great-grandparents were also Jewish?

follers November 11, 2016 at 5:08 pm

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