Giovanna Mezzogiorno

2005 Venice Film Festival - Golden Lion Award

Mezzogiorno in 2005, photo by Prphotos.com

Place of Birth: Rome, Italy

Date of Birth: 9 November, 1974

Ethnicity: Italian

Giovanna Mezzogiorno is a critically acclaimed Italian theatre and film actress.

She was born to actors Vittorio Mezzogiorno and Cecilia Sacchi. Her father was from Naples and her mother from Milan. Giovanna is a maternal first cousin, once removed, of publisher and businessperson Giangiacomo Feltrinelli.

Giovanna’s maternal grandfather was writer and journalist Filippo Sacchi (the son of Carlo Enrico Sacchi and Maria Vittoria Figini). Filippo was born in Vicenza, Veneto.

Giovanna’s maternal grandmother was Josepha Gianzana (the daughter of Beniamino Luigi “Mino” Gianzana and Rosa Montanaro). Mino was a banker, and was born in Pieve del Cairo, Pavia, Lombardy.

3 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    Giovanna’s maternal grandfather was writer and journalist Filippo Sacchi (the son of Carlo Enrico Sacchi and Maria Vittoria Figini). Filippo was born in Vicenza, Veneto.

    Giovanna’s maternal grandmother was Josepha Gianzana (the daughter of Beniamino Luigi “Mino” Gianzana and Rosa Montanaro). Mino, a banker, was born in Pieve del Cairo, Pavia, Lombardy.

    Giovanna is a first cousin, once removed, of prominent publisher and businessperson Giangiacomo Feltrinelli (on her mother’s side): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giangiacomo_Feltrinelli

  2. cwm85 says:

    And Italian with blue eyes. Where are the naysayers that dispute Italians with blue eyes aren’t Italians?

  3. andrew says:

    *correction: “maternal grandfather”

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