Birth Name: Arielle Laure Maxime Sonnery
Place of Birth: Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
Date of Birth: April 27, 1953
Ethnicity: French, some Italian
Arielle Dombasle is a French-American actress, singer, director, and vedette.
She was born in Hartford, Connecticut, U.S., to French parents, Francion Garreau-Dombasle and Jean-Louis Melchior Sonnery de Fromental. Her father was from a wealthy family, from Lyon. She grew up between New York, France, and Mexico.
She is married to philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy.
Arielle’s paternal grandfather was René Yvan Marie Sonnery (the son of Jean Pierre Xavier Louis Sonnery-Cottet and Marie Thérèze Martin). René was born in Lyon, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpe. Jean Pierre was the son of Jean Sonnery and Marie Mélanie Dufez/Dufay/Duffez. Arielle’s great-grandmother Marie Thérèze was the daughter of Jean-Baptiste Jules Martin and Louise Eléonore Gubian.
Arielle’s paternal grandmother was Anne-Marie Maxime Berthon du Fromental (the daughter of Melchior Benjamin Gaston Aubin Berthon du Fromental and Berthe Maxime Henriette Blondet). Anne-Marie was born in Rhone-Alpes, Fleurie, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. Melchior was born in Saint-Etienne, Loire, the son of Melchior Charles Berthon du Fromental and Jeanne Coullard-Descos. Berthe was from Charolles, Saône et Loire department, Bourgogne, the daughter of Alfred Blondet and Marie Meilheurat.
Arielle’s maternal grandfather was Maurice Garreau-Dombasle (the son of Ferdinand Garreau-Dombasle and Elisabeth Fabre). Maurice was the French consul in Kolkata, India, and the Free France ambassador in the U.S. and Mexico during WWII. Ferdinand was the son of Adrien Garreau and Gabrielle Adélaide Mathieu de Dombasle.
Arielle’s maternal grandmother was Germaine Alice Masset/Massenet, known as Man’ha Garreau-Dombasle (the daughter of Edouard Hilaire Masset and Fanny Miccio). Man’ha was born in Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, and was an author, poet, and translator. Fanny was born in Naples, Italy.