Gibraltarian Jewish

Jean-Pierre Aumont

by follers on September 23, 2014

Birth Name: Jean-Pierre Philippe Salomons

Date of Birth: 5 January 1911

Place of Birth: Paris, France

Date of Death: 30 January, 2001

Place of Death: Gassin, France

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish, Sephardi Jewish

Jean-Pierre Aumont was a French actor. He held the Legion d’Honneur and the Croix de Guerre for his World War II military service.

Jean-Pierre was the son of Suzanne (Cahen), an actress, and Alexandre Abraham Salomons, who owned La Maison du Blanc, a linen department store. His brother was director François Villiers. His mother’s uncle was stage actor Georges Berr, who was the brother of Jean-Pierre’s maternal grandmother.

His father was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and his mother was born in Paris, France. His ancestry was both Ashkenazi and Sephardi, and his antecedents lived in France, the Netherlands, Germany, Portugal, Gibraltar, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Switzerland, among others.

Jean-Pierre was married to Dominican-born actress Maria Montez, until her death, and to Italian-born actress Marisa Pavan, until his death. He had a daughter, actress Tina Aumont, with Maria; and two children with Marisa.

Jean-Pierre’s paternal grandfather was Philip Salomons (the son of David Philip Salomons and Sellie Coblentz). Jean-Pierre’s grandfather Philip was born in Amsterdam. David was the son of Philip/Pinchas Zelig David Cohen Kampen/Salomons and Marianna/Mata Mozes Coblentz. Sellie was the daughter of Jacob Mozes Coblentz and Betje Pessi Levie Lioni.

Jean-Pierre’s paternal grandmother was Rebecca Daniels (the daughter of Alexander Daniels and Jeannette Le Jeune). Rebecca was born in Amsterdam. Alexander was the son of Abraham Eliazer Daniels and Mirjam Alexander Hartog. Jeannette was the daughter of Salomon/Zelig Isaac/Eizik Weisna/Lejeune/le Jeune and Rebekka Mozes Dusseldorp.

Jean-Pierre’s maternal grandfather was Emile Cahen (the son of Simon Oury Cahen and Célestine Berr). Emile was born in Lyon, Rhône-Alpes, France. Simon was born in Metz, Moselle, Lorraine, the son of Olry Oury Cerf Marx Cahen Silny and Emilie Meilé Abraham. Célestine was born in Raon-l’Étape, Vosges, Lorraine, the daughter of Israël Seligmann Moyse Berr and Minette Spire.

Jean-Pierre’s maternal grandmother was Cécile Berr (the daughter of Eugène Berr and Esther Eulalie Ascoli). Cécile was born in Lunéville, Lorraine, France. Eugène was born in Raon-l’Étape, Lorraine, the son of Israël Seligmann Moyse Berr and Minette Spire. Esther was born in Épernay, Champagne-Ardenne, France, the daughter of Elias Vitta Ascoli, who was from Lisbon, Portugal, and of Hanna Julie Deutsch, who was from Saarwelligen/Saarwellingen, France.

Sources: Genealogy of Jean-Pierre Aumont –

Genealogy of Jean-Pierre Aumont (focusing on his mother’s side) –


Daniela Ruah

by ethnic on June 18, 2010

Birth Name: Daniela Sofia Korn Ruah

Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

Date of Birth: 2 December, 1983

*Sephardi Jewish (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish, Spanish-Sephardi Jewish (mother)

Daniela Ruah is an American and Portuguese actress.

Daniela is the daughter of Dr. Moises Carlos Bentes Ruah and Catarina Lia Azancot Korn. Dr. Ruah was head of the ear, nose, and throat dept. of Boston University Hospital. Her parents are from Portugal, and her family returned there when Daniela was five. Daniela began acting as a teen in Portuguese soap operas. She has a B.A. in Performing Arts from London Metropolitan University. In 2007, she moved to New York. She has dual citizenship, U.S. and Portuguese.

Daniela is married to stuntperson David Paul Olsen, who is the brother of actor Eric Christian Olsen. Daniela and David have two children.

Daniela’s father is from a Sephardi Jewish family, of Portuguese Jewish and Moroccan Jewish ancestry. The entire Portuguese Jewish Community had been expelled in 1498. Dr. Ruah’s family had been one of the first to return in the nineteenth century, also living in Gibraltar.

Daniela’s maternal grandfather was Ashkenazi Jewish (from Poland). Daniela’s maternal grandmother was born in Portugal. Daniela’s maternal grandmother’s paternal grandparents were Sephardi Jewish and Spanish, respectively; Daniela’s Spanish-born maternal great-great-grandmother (Daniela’s maternal great-grandfather’s mother) may not have been of Jewish heritage; she may have converted to Judaism. Daniela’s maternal grandmother’s mother was Ashkenazi Jewish, from Odessa in the Russian Empire. This makes Daniela’s mother’s ancestry approximately three quarters Ashkenazi Jewish, possibly one eighth Spanish, and one eighth Sephardi Jewish.

Daniela’s paternal grandparents were Samuel Allenby Bentes Ruah and Esther Buzaglo Bensusan (the daughter of Abraham “Abe” Bensusan/Bensussan and Magdalena Macnin Judith Amzalak Buzaglo). Samuel and Esther were Sephardi Jews. Esther was born in Lisbon, Portugal. Abraham was born in Gibraltar. Magdalena was born in Lisbon, the daughter of Meir Isaac Buzaglo and Mary Benoliel Amzalak.

Daniela’s maternal grandfather was Max Joachim Korn (the son of Abraham Leib/Adolf Moskowicz Korn and Hanna Strank). Max was born in Wrocław, Poland, to an Ashkenazi Jewish family.

Daniela’s maternal grandmother was Vera Jacob Muginstein Azancot (the daughter of António Montero Azancot and Simy Sophie Muginstein). Vera was born in Lisbon, Portugal. António was born in São Tomé Island, the son of Jacob Levy Azancot and Prudência Montero; Jacob was a Sephardi Jew, born in São Tomé Island, the son of António Azancot and Meriam Levy Benuyli, and Prudência was Spanish, born in Cádiz, Spain, the daughter of João Montero and Rita Serrano. Daniela’s great-grandmother Simy was born in Odessa, Russia, the daughter of Izak Jankel Mouginchteyn/Muginstein and Paulina/Pesja Slatapolskaja. Simy was an Ashkenazi Jew.

Sources: Genealogies of Daniela Rush –

Genealogy of Daniela’s paternal great-grandmother, Magdalena Macnin Judith Amzalak Buzaglo –

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