Sandra Kim

by Manila on May 13, 2018

Birth Name: Sandra Caldarone

Place of Birth: Montegnée (now part of Saint-Nicolas), Liège, Belgium

Date of Birth: 15 October, 1972

Ethnicity: Italian [Abruzzese]

Sandra Kim is a Belgian singer. She is the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 1986, representing Belgium.

Her parents are Italian emigrants, from Torrebruna, Chieti.

Sandra is married to Jurgen Delanghe. She was previously married to front of house engineer Olivier “Gégé” Gérard, until their divorce.

Source: https://www.cinetelerevue.be (page 7)


Elizabeth Di Prinzio

by stlucas on April 21, 2018

Elizabeth Di Prinzio – A Trilogy of Recovery: The Premiere of Three Short Films “Bed Ridden”, “Men in a Box” and “Plan B” – Arrivals – Writer Guild of America – Beverly Hills, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Billy Bennight / PR Photos

Birth Name: Elizabeth Angelique Di Prinzio

Place of Birth: Santa Clara, California, United States

Date of Birth: July 6, 1984

*Italian (father)
*Mexican (mother)

Elizabeth Di Prinzio is an American actress.

Elizabeth is the daughter of Gabriell/Gabriella/Gabriela (Davalos) and a father surnamed DiPrinzio.

Elizabeth has stated:

My father’s family is from Abruzzo in Italy and my mother’s family is from Monterey, Mexico. A combination of spices that you don’t want to mess with! I was raised all over Northern California but spent most of my time in San Jose.

Elizabeth’s maternal grandmother was surnamed Rangel.

Sources: Birth record of Elizabeth Di Prinzio – http://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Elizabeth’s mother – http://www.familysearch.org


Cameron Cuffe

by follers on February 24, 2018

Cameron Cuffe – 2018 NBCUniversal Winter Press Tour – Arrivals – The Langham Huntington Hotel – Pasadena, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Carla Van Wagoner / PR Photos

Birth Name: Cameron Charles D. Cuffe

Place of Birth: Hammersmith, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: c. April 1993

Ethnicity: Italian (37.5%), Irish, Scottish, English

Cameron Cuffe is a British actor. He will star in the show Krypton.

His father is American, from Malden, Massachusetts, and is of half Irish and half Italian descent. Cameron’s mother is British, and has one quarter Italian acestry.

Cameron’s paternal grandfather was Philip Joseph Cuffe (the son of James Francis Cuffe and Margaret Elizabeth Tully). Philip was born in Massachusetts. James was born in Kilmacow, Kilkenny, Ireland, the son of Patrick John Cuffe and Mary Elizabeth “Minnie” Walsh. Margaret was Irish, the daughter of Phillip Tully, from Cavan, and of Margarete A. O’Brien, who was from County Kilkenny.

Cameron’s paternal grandmother was Marie Edith Galardi (the daughter of Giovanni “John” Galardi and Vincenza “Jennie”/”Jenny” Di Donato). Marie Edith was born in Massachusetts. Giovanni was Italian, and was born in Pescosansonesco, Teramo, Abruzzo, the son of Angelo Galardi and Maria Crocifisa Del Rossi. Vincenza was born in New York, to Italian parents, Adamo Di Donato and Giuseppina “Josephine” Del Rossi, from Pescara.

Cameron’s maternal grandfather is named Henry G. Irving.

Cameron’s maternal grandmother is Vivien M. Tinson (the daughter of Ernest Reginald Tinson and Rosina Margharita Gregori). Rosina was born in Colle, Bagni di Lucca, Province of Lucca, Tuscany, Italy.

Sources: Genealogy of Cameron Cuffe (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.ancestry.com

Cameron’s paternal grandmother, Marie Edith Galardi, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Cameron’s paternal grandmother, Marie Edith (Galardi) Cuffe – http://www.legacy.com

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Matthew Ziff

by stlucas on January 1, 2018

04/15/2015 – Matthew Ziff – WeRehearse Premiere and Launch Party at Vaucluse Lounge in West Hollywood on April 15, 2015 – Vaucluse Lounge, 8210 Sunset Boulevard – West Hollywood, CA, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: B. Rene Norman / PRPhotos.com – Contact (1-866-551-7827) – Portrait Face Count: 1

Place of Birth: Englewood, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 24, 1991

*50% Ashkenazi Jewish
*37.5% Italian (including Sicilian)
*12.5% Polish

Matthew Ziff is an American actor, producer, and model.

Matthew is the son of actress Lorraine Ziff (born Lorraine Bencivengo) and philanthropist Laurence F. “Larry” Ziff. Matthew has a brother, Adam.

Matthew’s paternal grandfather is the son of Charles Ziff and Helen Weinfeld. Charles was born in New York, the son of Lithuanian Jewish parents, Joseph Ziff and Sarah Brenner. Helen was the daughter of Esther.

Matthew’s paternal grandmother is the daughter of Jacob Sandler and Dorothy Sternberg. Jacob was a Jewish emigrant from Latvia. Dorothy was born in Pennsylvania, the daughter of Jewish emigrants, Philep Sternberg, who was born in Romanatu, Gorj, Romania, and Lena Grunfield, who was born in Russia.

Matthew’s maternal grandfather was Charles V. Bencivengo, Sr. (the son of Charles Bencivenga and Helen Zwierzynski). Matthew’s grandfather Charles was born in New York. Matthew’s great-grandfather Charles was born in Pennsylvania, the son of Italian parents, Francesco Bencivengo and Vinsensue Crillo. Helen was born in New York, the daughter of Polish parents, Alexander/Alex Zwierzynski, from Krasna, and Katherine Lulyk, from Podhorodyscze.

Matthew’s maternal grandmother was Theresa Patricia Mercurio (the daughter of Giacomo Mercurio and Florence Argentieri). Theresa was born in New York, to a father from Palermo, Sicily, Italy and a mother from Abruzzo, Italy. Florence was the daughter of Cesira.

Sources: Obituary of Matthew’s aunt (mother’s sister), Dolores Bencivengo – http://www.legacy.com

Obituary of Matthew’s maternal grandfather, Charles V. Bencivengo, Sr. – http://www.afterlife.co


Benjamin Ingrosso

by Manila on December 29, 2017

Birth Name: Benjamin Daniele Wahlgren Ingrosso

Place of Birth: Danderyd, Stockholm County, Sweden

Date of Birth: 14 September, 1997

Ethnicity: Swedish, Italian [including Abruzzese], as well as small amounts of Belgian Flemish, Danish, Dutch, and German [including Baltic German]

Benjamin Ingrosso is a Swedish singer and songwriter. He represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.

He is the son of actress Pernilla Wahlgren and choreographer Emilio Ingrosso.

Benjamin’s older siblings are DJ, music producer, and actor Oliver Ingrosso and singer Bianca Wahlgren Ingrosso. His maternal uncles are actors Niclas Wahlgren and Linus Wahlgren. His first cousin is DJ and electronic dance music producer Sebastian Ingrosso.

Benjamin’s paternal grandparents are Carmine Ingrosso and Melina Carmina, who are Italian, from Taranto, Taranto, Apulia.

Benjamin’s maternal grandfather is actor Hans Wahlgren (the son of Ivar Hugo Wahlgren and Nina Hanna Mariana Scenna). Ivar was an actor, and was the son of Carl August Wahlgren and Anna Amalia Mellgren. Nina was an actress, and was the daughter of Italian emigrant, Gustavo Scenna, of L’Aquila, L’Aquila, and of Elin Ingrid Charlotta Andersson.

Benjamin’s maternal grandmother is actress Christina Schollin (the daughter of Gustaf Henrik Schollin and Henny Elisabet Högfors). Gustaf was the son of Ernst Henrik Schollin and Cecilia Louise Liljedahl. Henny was the daughter of Jacob Fredrik Högfors and Alma Elisabeth Sophia Wahlström.

Benjamin’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his tenth great-grandmother, Elisabeth Standoph.

Source: Genealogy of Oliver Ingrosso – https://www.geni.com

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