Anjelica Huston

Huston in 2012, image via s_bukley /

Place of Birth: Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: July 8, 1951

*father – English, Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, distant German, remote Portuguese
*mother – Italian

Anjelica Huston is an American actress, director, and model. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Prizzi’s Honor (1985).

She is the daughter of film director John Huston and socialite, model, and prima-ballerina Enrica Georgia “Ricki” Soma, and the granddaughter of actor and filmmaker Walter Huston. Her half-siblings are actor Danny Huston and writer and editor Allegra Huston. Her nephew is actor Jack Huston. Anjelica was married to sculptor Robert Graham, until his death.

Anjelica’s maternal grandparents emigrated from Italy together, and were from Ispra, Lombardy, in Northern Italy. Anjelica’s father had Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, English, distant German, as well as remote Portuguese, ancestry. Anjelica is of 1/1024 Portuguese ancestry, through her descent from a Portuguese immigrant named Domingo Madeiras/Madeiros.

Angelica’s father also had Irish citizenship, and she spent part of her childhood in Ireland, specifically in Craughwell, County Galway. She attended school at Kylemore Abbey.

A DNA test whose results were displayed on the show Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2019) stated that Anjelica’s genetic ancestry consists of:

*36.8% British & Irish
*18.7% French & German
*16.2% Broadly Northwestern Europe
*9.1% Italy
*5.1% Broadly Southern Europe
*4.6% Broadly European
*3.4% Scandinavian
*3.1% Iberian
*2.7% Ashkenazi Jewish
*0.2% Unmatched
*0.1% Native American

Genetically, she was found to have a common ancestor with comedian Larry David and politician Bernie Sanders, likely through shared Ashkenazi DNA.

Anjelica’s paternal grandfather was Walter Huston (Walter Thomas Huston, an actor, the son of Robert Moore Houghston and Elizabeth McGibbon). Walter was born in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, and was an Oscar-winning actor, as well as a singer. Robert was the son of Alexander Huston, who was born in Tobermore, County Derry, Ireland, and of Margaret Moore, from County Armagh, Ireland. Elizabeth had Scottish ancestry, and was the daughter of Donald Dugald/Dougald McGibbon and Mary Stewart.

Anjelica’s paternal grandmother was Rhea Catherine/Catharine Gore (the daughter of John Marcellus Gore and Adelia Frances Richardson). Rhea was born in New Castle, Henry, Indiana. John was the son of William C. Gore and Jane Unicia Farley. Adelia was the daughter of William Pitt Richardson and Sarah Elizabeth Smith.

Anjelica’s maternal grandfather was Antonio/Anthony Angelo “Tony” Soma (the son of Filippo Soma and Giusippina Inzaghi). Tony was born in Ispra, and was a restaurateur in New York.

Anjelica’s maternal grandmother was Anjelica/Angelina Fantoni (the daughter of Andrew J. Fantonie and Henrietta Binda). Anjelica was born in Ispra.

Huston in 2005, photo by Popperipopp

Sources: Genealogies of Anjelica Huston (focusing on her father’s side) –

Information about Anjelica’s paternal eight times great-grandfather, Domingo Madeiras/Madeiros –

Anjelica’s mother on the 1940 U.S. Census –

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3 Responses

  1. bablah says:

    Her maternal grandparents were both from Ispra, Lombardy, Italy.

  2. Capricious says:

    I only see Italian in her.

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