Sarah Gadon

by follers on July 22, 2014

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Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: April 4, 1987

*French-Canadian, English, Irish (father)
*Italian (mother)

Sarah Gadon is a Canadian actress. Her father is of French-Canadian, English, and Irish descent. Her mother is of Italian descent.

Sarah has said:

My mom has such a great background in film. When I was growing up, she would always tell me I had to watch movies with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. My Italian grandparents would say I had to watch The Bicycle Thief. The Italian roots in my family are definitely part of the reason why I love Italian film. My British grandparents are film buffs too. They’d say I had to watch Saturday Night and Sunday Morning.

Sarah’s patrilineal line can be traced back to her paternal great-great-great-grandparents, Edward Gaudon (b. 1816) and Marrianne Madore (b. 1828).

Sarah’s paternal grandfather was Harold Francis Gadon (the son of John Edward Gaudon/Gadon and Anne/Annie Marcella Garnier). Harold was Canadian, and had French-Canadian ancestry; he was born in Corner Brook, on the island of Newfoundland. John was the son of Edward Gaudon and Elizabeth Aucoin. Anne was the daughter of Francois Garnier and Elizabeth LeBlanc.

Sarah’s paternal grandmother was Moira/Mary Katherine Dowsen (the daughter of George Thomas Dowsen and Abigail Mary Healy). Moira had English and Irish ancestry, and was born on the island of Alderney, which is part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey, in the Channel Islands. George was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England, the son of George Thomas Dowsen and Mary Jane Roach. Abigail was the daughter of James Healy and Ellen Leary.

Sarah’s maternal grandfather was Antonio Morante. Antonio was born in Ofena, Abruzzo, Italy.

Sarah’s maternal grandmother was Antonia Salviati. A picture of Antonia can be seen here.

Sources: Genealogies of Sarah’s father’s family –

Obituary of Sarah’s paternal grandmother, Moira/Mary Katherine (Dowsen) Gadon –

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ashash March 4, 2018 at 6:34 pm

She is going to be in the new season of True Detective with Carmen Ejogo and Mahershala Ali. :)

ashash December 1, 2017 at 9:49 am

This is her Italian grandmother:


andrew December 1, 2017 at 11:55 am

Antonia Salviati? “Morante” can be an Italian Jewish surname

ashash December 1, 2017 at 5:24 pm

I looked up Morante and it said it is Spanish and Italian. Perhaps he was Jewish, but I doubt it. I don’t think her grandmother was Jewish either.

passingtime85 June 27, 2017 at 3:12 pm

Reminds me of Vera Farmiga and Sophie Marceau slightly.

Pegzi May 14, 2017 at 11:19 am

She looks like herself

follers August 25, 2016 at 12:00 am

She looks like Sophia Loren.

andrew April 10, 2018 at 3:34 pm

more like Monica Vitti

NextHlywdartistpredictedbypastor September 25, 2015 at 9:55 pm

she looks like Christina Aguilera

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