Emmanuelle Riva

2013 National Board of Review Awards Gala - Inside Arrivals

Riva in 2013, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Paulette Germaine Riva

Date of Birth: 24 February, 1927

Place of Birth: Cheniménil, France

Date of Death: 27 January, 2017

Place of Death: Paris, France

*25% Italian
*75% French

Emmanuelle Riva was a French actress.

Emmanuelle was the daughter of Jeanne Fernande (Nourdin), a seamstress, and René Alfred Riva, a signwriter. Her father was of half Italian and half French descent. Her mother was French, and came from a family of Alsatian farmers.

Emmanuelle’s paternal grandfather was Alfred Riva (the son of Charles Riva and Angèle Franzetti). Alfred was born, c. 1877, in Monvalle, Province of Varese, Lombardy, Italy.

Emmanuelle’s paternal grandmother was named Marie-Eugénie Hacquard.

Emmanuelle’s maternal grandfather was named Jules Constant Nourdin.

Emmanuelle’s maternal grandmother was Marie Amélie Hollard (the daughter of Sébastien Antoine Hollard and Marie Joséphine Demangeon). Sébastien was the son of Sébastien Antoine Hollard and Marie Françoise Rivat. Marie Joséphine was the daughter of Jean Baptiste Demangeon and Marie Catherine Didier.

Sources: http://www.lesinrocks.com

Family history of Emmanuelle Riva – http://www.rfgenealogie.com

Genealogy of Emmanuelle Riva (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://gw.geneanet.org

2 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    tag “Lombard”

  2. andrew says:



    Emmanuelle’s paternal grandfather, Alfred Riva, was born, c. 1877, in Monvalle, Province of Varese, Lombardy, Italy, to Charles Riva and Angèle Franzetti.

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