Birth Name: Marem-Ides/Adelaida Yakovlevna Leventon
Date of Birth: 3 June, 1879 [O.S. 22 May]
Place of Birth: Yalta, Crimea, Russian Empire
Date of Death: July 13, 1945
Place of Death: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
Alla Nazimova was a Russian and American actress, director, producer, and screenwriter. She was known for her Broadway roles, and her film Salome (1923). She was also known as Nazimova and Alia Nasimoff.
Alla was born in Yalta, Crimea, to a Jewish family, the daughter of Sofia/Sophie/Sarah Leivievna/Lvovna (Gorowitz/Gorovitz/Horovitz/Herowitz) and Yakov Abramovich Leventon, a pharmacist. Her parents were from Kishinev, Moldova. She was a major stage star in Moscow and St. Petersburg in the early 1900s, and moved to New York City, New York, U.S., in 1905, where she founded a Russian-language theatre. She became a U.S. citizen in 1927.
Her stage name was after Nadezhda Nazimova, the heroine of the Russian novel Children of the Streets.
Alla’s paternal grandfather was named Abram Leventon.
Alla’s maternal grandfather was named Leo Borysovych Horovyts/Horowitz (the son of Boris Horowitz).
Alla’s maternal grandmother was named Henrietta.
Genealogy of Alla Nazimova – https://www.geni.com
Is her mother’s name Sonya or Sofia? It says Sofia (well, Sofie at least) here:
It’s the same name. Sonya is just a nickname of Sofia.
She is Sephardi Jew and not Ashkenasim….
Her surname nazimova came from nassi/nassy and was changed to ukrainian surname
Her parents are usually listed as Yakov Leventon and Sonya Horowitz, which both sound Ashkenazi. “Nazimova” was a stage name.
Beside her stage name…. She is sfardi. You can google it.
I found one match, but not much more.
Her parents’ surnames, Leventon and Horowitz, were both Ashkenazi. Are you saying one of her grandmothers was Sephardi?
their the same