Frank Carlucci

by andrew on October 5, 2016

Birth Name: Frank Charles Carlucci III

Date of Birth: October 18, 1930

Place of Birth: Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Death: June 3, 2018

Place of Death: McLean, Virginia, U.S.

*Italian, including Swiss-Italian (father)
*English, other (mother)

Frank Carlucci was an American politician and diplomat. He served as the U.S. Ambassador to Portugal, from January 24, 1975 to February 5, 1978, Deputy Director of the CIA, from February 5, 1978 to February 4, 1981, National Security Advisor, from December 2, 1986 to November 23, 1987, and U.S. Secretary of Defense, from November 23, 1987 to January 20, 1989, among other duties.

Frank was the son of Roxanne (Bacon) and Francesco Charles “Frank” Carlucci, Jr. He was married to Marcia McMillan Myers, until his death. He had three children with his former wife, Jean Anthony.

Frank’s paternal grandfather was Francesco “Frank” Carlucci, Sr. (the son of Carlo Carlucci and Grazia Napolellio). Francesco was born in Santomenna, Province of Salerno, Campania, Italy. The surname Cerini is Italian. Carlo was the son of John Angelo Carlucci.

Frank’s paternal grandmother was named Louise M. Cerini. Louise was born in Bern, Switzerland.

Frank’s maternal grandfather was Howard Burke Bacon (the son of John Bacon and Emilie/Emily). John was the son of Charles Warder Bacon and Mary Thomas.

Frank’s maternal grandmother was named Susan.

Sources: History of the Carlucci family –

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

Genealogy of Frank Carlucci (focusing on his mother’s side) –


Lara Gut

by Manila on March 20, 2016

Place of Birth: Sorengo, Ticino, Switzerland

Date of Birth: 27 April 1991

*Swiss-Italian (father)
*Italian (mother)

Lara Gut is a Swiss alpine ski racer. Her father, Pauli Gut, is Swiss-Italian. Her mother, Gabriella Almici, is an Italian immigrant, from Zone, Lombardy.


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, as well as 1/32 Swiss-Italian

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 grandfather was Georges Maurice Edmond Dorléac (the son of Alphonse Dorleac and Berthe Marie Smout). Alphonse was the son of Gabriel Jean Dorleac and Armance Landry. Berthe was the daughter of Rodolphe Smout and Alexandrine Jaquet.

Chiara’s maternal grandmother was actress Renée Simonot (born Renée Jeanne Deneuve, the daughter of Joseph Sevère Deneuve and Antoinette Jeanne Schenardi). Joseph was Jean Sevère Deneuve and Joséphine Delphine Clémentine Gournay. Antoinette was the daughter of the daughter of Antoine Joseph Schenardi, whose father was from Roveredo, Switzerland, and of Nelly Jeanne Dehais.

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: Genealogies of Chiara Mastroianni-

Genealogy of Chiara’s father (focusing on his 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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Michel Piccoli

by andrew on January 25, 2016

2007 Cannes Film Festival - Day One - May 16, 2007

Birth Name: Jacques Daniel Michel Piccoli

Place of Birth: Paris, France

Date of Birth: 27 December 1925

Ethnicity: Swiss-Italian (paternal grandfather), French

Michel Piccoli is a French actor. He has appeared in many different roles, from seducer to cop to gangster to Pope, in more than 170 movies.

Michel is the son of Marcelle Pauline (Expert-Bezançon) and Carlo Enrico “Henri” Piccoli.

Michel’s paternal grandparents were Enrico Piccoli (the son of Costantino Piccoli and Maria Angelica Grisiger/Grisinger) and Berta Hocquart. Enrico’s parents were from Piotta and Ambrì, respectively, both in Canton Ticino, Switzerland. Costantino was the son of Lorenzo “Lorenzon” Piccoli and Mariagata Gianolli.

Michel’s maternal grandparents were Charles Frédéric Expert-Bezançon (the son of Jean Frédéric Expert-Bezançon and Caroline Adrienne Martin) and Clarisse Eugénie M. Bezançon.


Genealogy of Michel’s mother (focusing on her own mother’s side) –

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Manuel Valls

by Manila on November 26, 2015

"Dictionnaire des Etrangers Qui Ont Fait la France" Editions Robert Laffont Book Party in Paris on October 2, 2013

Birth Name: Manuel Carlos Valls Galfetti

Place of Birth: Barcelona, Spain

Date of Birth: 13 August, 1962

*Spanish [Catalan] (father)
*Swiss-Italian (mother)

Manuel Valls is a French politician. A member of the Socialist Party, he served as Prime Minister of France, from 31 March, 2014 to 6 December, 2016. He was previously Mayor of Évry, from 18 March, 2001 to 24 May, 2012, and Minister of the Interior, from 16 May, 2012 to 1 April, 2014.

His father, Xavier Valls i Subirà, was a Spanish painter, from Barcelona. His mother, Luisangela Galfetti, is Swiss-Italian, from Ticino. He is married to French concert violinist and music entrepreneur Anne Gravoin. He has four children with his former wife, Nathalie Soulié.

Manuel’s paternal grandfather was Magi Valls i Marti (the son of Josep Maria Valls i Visens, and of a woman surnamed Marti). Magi was born in Barcelona. Josep was the son of Magí Valls i Bosch, and of a woman surnamed Visens i Gelabert.

Manuel’s paternal grandmother was Carme de Subirà i Tomas.

Manuel’s maternal grandfather was Ugo Galfetti (the son of Giuseppe Galfetti and Angiolina Ferrari). Angiolina was the daughter of Cesare Ferrari and Caterina Ferrari. Cesare and Caterina were both born with the same surname.

Manuel’s maternal grandmother was Alban Legobbe (the daughter of ? Legobbe and ? Monighetti). Manuel’s great-grandmother was the daughter of Natale Alessandro Federico Monighetti and Maria del Mue.

Sources: Genealogy of Manuel Valls –

Family history of Manuel Valls –

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