Carla Bruni

Bruni in 2009, photo by PR Photos

Birth Name: Carla Gilberta Bruni Tedeschi

Place of Birth: Turin, Italy

Date of Birth: 23 December, 1967

Ethnicity: Italian, French, small amount of German

Carla Bruni is an Italian-born, naturalized French singer, songwriter, actress, and model. Carla’s sister is actress, screenwriter, and director Valeria Bruni Tedeschi. Carla is the wife of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, whom she married at the Élysée Palace on 2 February, 2008. Carla has a son with her former partner, philosophy professor Raphaël Enthoven; and a daughter with Nicolas.

Carla’s mother, Marisa Borini, is of one quarter Italian and three quarters French descent.

Carla’s mother told her that Carla’s biological father was not Carla’s mother’s husband, Alberto Bruni Tedeschi, a composer and industrialist, but another man, Maurizio Remmert. Maurizio belongs to a rich family of entrepreneurs from Turin, Italy, and has lived in Sao Paulo, Brazil since 1976. If that is accurate, then Carla’s biological paternal grandfather was Giorgio Remmert, who was evidently born in Caselle Torinese, Italy, the son of Andrea Remmert and Rina Piglione. Maurizio is descended from Antonio Remmert, who was born, c. 1823, in Entrup, Prussia, now North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He settled in Piedmont, Italy, around 1850.

Alberto Tedeschi was the son of Orsola Bruni and Virginio Bruni Tedeschi (born Virginio Tedeschi). Virginio, who was Jewish, and was from Vercelli, Piedmont, Italy, converted to Catholicism because of anti-Jewish discrimination. He added his wife’s surname, Bruni, to his name.

Carla’s maternal grandfather was Carlo Dominico Enrico Borini (the son of Pietro Borini and Albertina Renand). Carlo was born in Omegna, Piedmont, Italy, and was of half Italian and half French descent. Pietro was the son of Carlo Leopoldo Borini and Francesca Novetti. Albertina was the daughter of Jean Marie Renand and Hélène Deleaval.

Carla’s maternal grandmother was Renèe Louise Planche (the daughter of François Gilbert Planche and Valérie Louise Monnet). Renèe was born in Saint Etienne, France, and was of French ancestry. François was the son of Etienne Planche and Marie Rosalie Rozier.


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Curious about ethnicity

34 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    the “Remmert” family has Prussian origin. They settled in Piedmont, Italy, around 1850.

  2. andrew says:

    Carla’s biological father is Carlo Remmert. Carlo (son of Giorgio Remmert) belongs to a rich family of entrepeneurs from Turin, Italy. He had a 6 years-affair with Carla’s mother. He resides in Sao Paulo, Brazil, since 1976.
    Carla was raised by industralist Alberto Bruni Tedeschi (the son of Virginio Bruni Tedeschi). Virginio, a Jew from Vercelli, Piedmont, Italy, converted to Catholicism because of racial persecutions.

  3. dennybb says:


    I am from Turin were carla bruni is from, THIS INFORMATION WROTE ON THIS ARTICLE ARE EXTREMELY WRONG and don’t match the source from ITALY.

    First of all the mother of carla bruni is “MARISA BURINI” that is italian and doesn’t have three quarters of french.

    The officially father of carla bruni is alberto bruni tedeschi and not maurizio remmert.
    Maurizio remmert is only a theory that is not based on any DNA TEST.
    Anyway maurizio remmert is an italian THAT MOVED TO BRASIL long time ago. BUT HE BORN IN ITALY BY BOTH ITALIAN PARENTS. SO he is not brasilian and not even GERMAN

    Again italians aren’t a race. And is funny that on this article only because “remmert” doesn’t sound italian they wrote that the carla bruni have a german ancestry AHAHAHAHAHA

    But what sound italian and what doesn’t if Italians aren’t a race? LOL
    In north italy many italians have many different last name. Italy is a nation that got unification in 1861
    Italy has 20 different region with 20 different culture, dialect, history, cuisine, anthropology

    Check on yahoo this north italian region or cities “South tyrol” “Lomardy” “Valle D’aosta”
    “Brescia” “Trieste”

  4. ihatemostpeople says:

    Idk, she kind of looks like has a little Asian in her.

  5. dennybb says:

    from Italy


    and for let you know “italians” aren’t a race but an ethnicity

    Carla Bruni was born on December 23, 1967 in Turin, Piedmont, Italy as Carla Gilberta Bruni Tedeschi.

    • Marc 2 says:

      Although she was born in Italy (btw people of Piedmont consider themselves as distinctive ethnic group) Carla has more French blood than Italian

      • dennybb says:

        FROM ITALY
        Wrong since i am from italy “Turin” were carla bruni born and nobody ever said that calru bruni had a french or german descent in italy

        and for let you know “italians” french british aren’t a race but an ethnicity all mix by each other

        Carlu bruni dna is italian and if she have a small french blood % it will be the same that almost every italians have since we aren’t a race
        France was part of the roman empire for 400 years, a big % of french, british, germans and other europeans have a roman ancestry and this is a fact

        anyway Check on youtube or yahoo “Federica fonatana
        she is italian LOL

        napoleon bonaparte was born in corsica by both italian parents

      • dennybb says:

        italy is a nation that got unification in 1861
        italy has 20 different regions with 20 different dialect, cuisine, history, anthropology and culture

        check ‘south tyrol” on wikipedia

        check also “valle d’aosta

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