Date of Birth: 7 February, 1927
Place of Birth: Montpellier, Hérault, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Date of Death: 23 September, 2020
Place of Death: Ramatuelle, France
*Corsican Italian (father)
Juliette Gréco was a French actress and cabaret singer.
Her father, Louis Gerald Greco, was of Corsican Italian descent. Her mother, Juliette Lafeychine (Gaubry), was French, from Bordeaux. Juliette was married to pianist Gérard Jouannest, until his death. She had a daughter with her former husband, actor Philippe Lemaire.
Juliette was said to have some degree of Greek ancestry. It does not appear that this is accurate.
Juliette’s paternal grandfather was Laurent Greco (the son of Giuseppe Rosario Greco and Angèle Maestracci). Laurent was born in Belgodère, Haute-Corse, Corsica.
Juliette’s paternal grandmother was Marie Irène Lamoretti (the daughter of Luigi Lamoretti and Marie-Françoise Pieve). Juliette’s grandmother Marie Irène was born in Bastia, Haute-Corse, Corsica. Luigi was born in Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.
Juliette’s maternal grandfather was named Bernard Lafeychine.
Juliette’s maternal grandmother was named Marie Gaubry.
Sources: Genealogy of Juliette Greco – http://www.geni.com
Genealogy of Juliette Greco (focusing on her father’s side) – http://gw.geneanet.org
She definitely had no Greek ancestry (at least recent) as Wikipedia reports.
Her surname, Greco (means “Greek) is common in Southern Italy and in Top 10 of Italian surnames overall. With a name like Giuseppe Rosario, her great-grandfather was probably Sicilian or something (and not typical Corsican of Tuscan or Ligurian descent), but not Greek anyway.
She died on September 23, 2020
Laurent Greco (the son of Giuseppe Rosario Greco and Angèle Maestracci) and Marie Irène Lamoretti (the daughter of Luigi Lamoretti and Marie-Françoise Pieve). Luigi was born in Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.