Tony Iommi

by madman on November 29, 2016

39th Annual Nordoff Robbins 02 Silver Clef Awards - Arrivals

Birth Name: Anthony Frank Iommi

Place of Birth: Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 19 February, 1948

Ethnicity: Italian (including Sicilian)

Tony Iommi is a British musician, songwriter, producer, and writer. He is the lead guitarist of the rock band Black Sabbath. Other members of the band are Geezer Butler and Ozzy Osbourne.

Tony is the son of Maria Sylvia (Baciocchi) and Anthony Iommi. His father was born in England, or in Brazil, to Italian parents from the Province of Frosinone, Lazio. His mother was born in Palermo, Sicily, Italy. Tony was brought up in a Catholic household.

In his book Iron Man: My Journey through Heaven and Hell with Black Sabbath, Tony wrote “I think my nan [paternal grandmother] was from Brazil”. If this is the case, it is still possible that Tony’s paternal grandmother was of Italian descent.

Source: Marriage record of Tony’s parents –

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Chiara Mastroianni

by wanderer on March 12, 2016

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 21: Chiara Mastroianni attends the 'Les Bie

Birth Name: Chiara Charlotte Mastroianni

Place of Birth: Paris, France

Date of Birth: 28 May, 1972

Ethnicity: Italian, French

Chiara Mastroianni is a French-Italian actress and singer. She is the daughter of Italian actor Marcello Mastroianni and French actress, singer, model, and producer Catherine Deneuve. Her uncle was editor Ruggero Mastroianni and her great-uncle was sculptor Umberto Mastroianni.

Chiara has two children, one with her former partner, sculptor Pierre Thoretton; and one with her former husband, singer, songwriter, musician, and actor Benjamin Biolay.

Chiara’s paternal grandparents were Ottone Mastroianni (the son of Vincenzo Mastroianni and Concetta Conte) and Ida.

Chiara’s maternal grandparents were Georges Maurice Edmond Dorléac (the son of Alphonse Dorleac and Berthe Marie Smout) and actress Renée Simonot (born Renée Jeanne Deneuve, the daughter of Joseph Sevère Deneuve and Antoinette Jeanne Schenardi).

Chiara’s paternal grandmother was typically cited in reference books as having been born Ida Irolle. There is a web rumor that Ida was born Ida Idelson, to a Jewish family, in Minsk, Belarus. Genealogy website even lists Chiara’s grandmother as Ida Idelson, from Belarus. It is not clear if this claim is accurate.

Sources: Genealogy of Chiara Mastroianni-

Genealogy of Chiara’s father (focusing on his own father’s side) –

Obituary of Chiara’s father –

Genealogy of Chiara’s mother –

Genealogy of Chiara’s maternal great-grandfather, Joseph Sevère Deneuve –

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Simona Izzo

by andrew on February 4, 2016

5th Annual Rome International Film Festival - "Il Padre E Lo Straniero" Photocall

Birth name: Simonetta Izzo

Place of Birth: Rome, Italy

Date of Birth: 22 April, 1953

Ethnicity: Italian

Simona Izzo is an Italian director, screenwriter, actress, and dubber.

Simona is the daughter of Renato Izzo, a dubber and actor, and Liliana D’Amico.

Simona’s paternal grandparents were Romolo Izzo, a prefect, and Giuseppina. They were from Calvi Risorta, Province of Caserta, Campania, Italy.

Simona is married to director and actor Ricky Tognazzi. She has a son with her former husband, singer and songwriter Antonello Venditti.

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Marcello Mastroianni

by follers on September 9, 2015

Lia Van Leer File Photos

Birth Name: Marcello Vincenzo Domenico Mastroianni

Date of Birth: 28 September, 1924

Place of Birth: Fontana Liri, Lazio, Italy

Date of Death: 19 December, 1996

Place of Death: Paris, France

Ethnicity: Italian

Marcello Mastroianni was an Italian actor. He was the son of Ida and Ottone Mastroianni. His brother was editor Ruggero Mastroianni and his uncle was sculptor Umberto Mastroianni.

He had a daughter with his wife, actress Flora Carabella, and a daughter, actress and singer Chiara Mastroianni, with his partner, French actress Catherine Deneuve.

Marcello’s paternal grandparents were Vincenzo Mastroianni and Concetta Conte.

Marcello’s mother was typically cited in reference books as having been born Ida Irolle.

There is a web rumor that Marcello’s mother was born Ida Idelson, to a Jewish family, in Minsk, Belarus. Genealogy website even lists Marcello’s mother as Ida Idelson, from Belarus. It is not clear if this claim is accurate.

Sources: Genealogy of Marcello Mastroianni (focusing on his father’s side) –

Obituary of Marcello Mastroianni –

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Peter Capaldi

by follers on January 29, 2015

Peter Capaldi

Birth Name: Peter Dougan Capaldi

Place of Birth: Glasgow, Scotland

Date of Birth: 14 April, 1958

Ethnicity: Italian (paternal grandfather), Scottish, Irish

Peter Capaldi is a Scottish actor, writer, and director. He is known for playing Dr. Who.

Peter is married to actress and writer Elaine Collins, with whom he has a daughter.

Peter’s paternal grandfather was Giovanni Batiste Capaldi (the son of Sabatino Capaldi and Nicolina Faccenda). Giovanni was born in Picinisco, Frosinone, Lazio, Italy. Sabatino was the son of Giuseppi Filippo Capaldi and Maria Boni. Nicolina was the daughter of Giovanni Faccenda and Maria Costanza Pelosi.

Peter’s paternal grandmother was Agnes Dougan (the daughter of Peter Dougan and Isabella Geddes Flett). Agnes was born in Glasgow, Scotland. Peter’s great-grandfather Peter Dougan was the son of Neil Dougan and Isabella.

Peter’s mother has Irish ancestry, with roots in Killeshandra, County Cavan, Ireland.

Sources: Genealogy of Peter Capaldi (focusing on his father’s side) –

Information about Peter’s paternal grandfather, Giovanni Batiste Capaldi –

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