Jean-Paul Belmondo

Jean-Paul Belmondo

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Birth Name: Jean-Paul Charles Belmondo

Date of Birth: 9 April, 1933

Place of Birth: Neuilly-sur-Seine, Île-de-France, France

Date of Death: 6 September, 2021

Place of Death: Paris, France

*Italian (father)
*French (mother)

Jean-Paul Belmondo was a French actor. He is associated with the French New Wave of cinema in the 1950s and 1960s. His films include Breathless (1959), That Man from Rio (1964), and Animal (1977), among many others. He was also known as Bébel.

His father, renowned sculptor Paul Belmondo, was born in Algiers, French Algeria, of Italian [Sicilian and Piedmontese] descent. His mother, Sarah Madeleine Rainaud-Richard, was born in Paris, France. Jean-Paul had three children, including racing driver Paul Belmondo, with his former wife Élodie Constantin; and a daughter with his former wife, dancer Natty Tardivel.

Jean-Paul was said to have been related to Italian ballet dancer and choreographer Fanny Cerrito. This does not appear to be accurate.

Jean-Paul’s paternal grandfather was named Paul Belmondo (the son of Paolo Belmondo and Madalena). Paul was born in Borgo San Dalmazzo, Piedmont, Italy.

Jean-Paul’s paternal grandmother was Rose/Rosine Cerrito (the son of Antoine Cerrito and Anne La Nasa). Rose was born in Cefalù, Sicily, Italy. Antoine was the son of Raphaël Cerrito and Marianne Dalifa.

Jean-Paul’s maternal grandfather was named François Julien Thomas Rainaud-Richard. François was born in Paris.

Jean-Paul’s maternal grandmother was Angèle Rachel Raphaël (the daughter of Claude Raphaël and Antoinette Vanieux). Angèle was born in Paris. Claude was the son of Claude Raphaël and Caroline Collard.

Sources: Genealogies of Jean-Paul Belmondo –

3 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    Genealogy of Jean-Paul Belmondo –

    Delete the current link claims he’s related to famous 19th‐century Italian ballerina Fanny Cerrito, through his paternal grandmother Rose Cerrito. This does not appear to be correct. Check out:

    Even a 1972 New York Times article claimed Jean Paul’s, Muriel Belmondo, was related to Fanny Cerrito

    And Philippe Durant in the biography “Belmondo” (1987) wrote his paternal grandmother was the daughter of Fanny Cerrito too (whose husband was this man:éon)

  2. andrew says:

    Jean Paul’s paternal grandparents were Paul Belmondo and Rose Cerrito. Paul was born is Borgo San Dalmazzo, Piedmont, Italy. Rose was born in Cefalù, Sicily, Italy.

    Jean Paul’s mother was Sarah Madeleine Rainaud-Richard, born in Paris, France, to François Julien Thomas Rainaud-Richard and Angèle Rachel Raphaël.

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