Marilou Berry

by wanderer on August 18, 2016

66th Annual Cannes Film Festival - "Le Passe" ("The Past") Premiere - Arrivals

Place of Birth: Paris, France

Date of Birth: 1 February, 1983

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

Marilou Berry is a French actress, film director, and screenwriter. She is the daughter of sculptor Philippe Berry and actress and filmmaker Josiane Balasko. Her uncle is actor Richard Berry. Her surname, “Berry”, was originally “Benguigui”.

Her father is of Sephardi Jewish descent. Her mother is of Croatian and French descent.

Marilou’s paternal grandparents were Maurice Benguigui and Stella Valency.

Marilou’s maternal grandparents were Ivan Balasković and Fernande Gattechaud.

Source: Genealogy of Marilou Berry –

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andrew August 20, 2016 at 10:48 am

“Stella Valency” does not seem a Jewish name

follers August 20, 2016 at 11:24 am

“Valency” is a Jewish surname, usually Sephardi.

andrew August 19, 2016 at 6:15 am

On her father’s side, she’s the nephew of Maurice Benguigui et Stella Valency

On her mother’s side, she’s the nephew of Ivan Balasković and Fernande Gattechaud

50% French
25% Sephardi Jewish (from Algeria)
25% Croatian

bablah August 19, 2016 at 6:20 am

Nephew? You mean granddaughter?

andrew August 19, 2016 at 6:25 am

yeah, sorry

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