Linda Evangelista

by ethnic on December 26, 2007

2005 CFDA Fashion Awards

Place of Birth: St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: May 10, 1965

Ethnicity: Italian

Linda Evangelista is a Canadian model.

Linda’s father, Tomaso “Tom” Evangelista, was born, c. 1940, in Pignataro Interamna, Province of Frosinone, Lazio, Italy. He immigrated to Canada in 1957. Linda’s mother is named Marisa. According to Linda, she was also born in her husband’s hometown, but they met in Canada. Linda is a first cousin of American actress Christine Evangelista.

Linda has a son with French businessperson François-Henri Pinault.

Linda’s paternal grandparents were named Amedeo Evangelista and Matilda.

Sources: Italian interview with Linda Evangelista – http://www.iodonna.it

Genealogy of Linda Evangelista (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Obituary of Linda’s father – http://dartefuneralhome.com

Photo by Prphotos

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

neiltennant May 27, 2018 at 3:00 am

she could pass for british, yugoslavian or swedish

neiltennant May 27, 2018 at 2:59 am

it is impossible that she is only Italian

she looks so Scandinavian like no other model

andrew May 27, 2018 at 6:07 pm

Her father was Italian and her mother Marisa appears to be Italian too. She does not look Scandinavian whatsoever but she has a resemblance with Milla Jovovich.

andrew May 27, 2018 at 6:43 pm
typepope May 29, 2018 at 3:43 am

“It is impossible that she is only Italian”
How is it “impossible” that she could be fully Italian?
Have you ever been to Italy, or for that matter outside of your parents basement?
My God there are so many ignorant trolls on this forum spreading their stink.

andrew October 7, 2015 at 12:01 pm

Linda’s father was Tomaso “Tom” Evangelista, born c. 1940 in Pignataro Interamna, Province of Frosinone, Lazio, Italy. He immigrated to Canada in 1957.

Linda’s mother is Marisa. According to Linda himself, she was also born in her husband’s hometown, but they met him in Canada.

http://www.iodonna.it/personaggi/interviste/2014/linda-evangelista-intervista-40-5040978967.shtml

Linda’s paternal grandparents were Amedeo Evangelista and Matilda.

http://dartefuneralhome.com/tribute/details/4657/Tomaso_Evangelista/obituary.html

andrew October 7, 2015 at 12:03 pm

* she met him

andrew October 25, 2013 at 4:54 pm

his parents are from Pignataro Interamna, province of Frosinone (Centre-South Italy). Curiously the major has the same surname

http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linda_Evangelista
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pignataro_Interamna

hmm July 10, 2010 at 3:38 am

shes definately something else. her last name doesnt sound italian to me

mgh August 15, 2011 at 11:52 am

Yes, she is of Italian heritage. Nothing strange about the last name.

nnnnn May 12, 2012 at 2:36 am

She looks like Mila Jovovic, who’s jugoslavian. People of
different european countries are similar to each other

neiltennant May 27, 2018 at 2:59 am

her last name is indeed italian

but she does look scandinavian

of course there are blue eyed and blonde italians but they are minority

Paul Swift December 21, 2009 at 12:57 am

Arrgh, stupid wikipedia. Oh well, nice to know. =]

Paul Swift December 21, 2009 at 12:55 am

I heard she was Greek actually. :/

im kira December 21, 2009 at 12:50 am

hey i always wanted to know her heritage:)Thnx!

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