Léa Seydoux

Cesar Film Awards 2013 - Arrivals

Seydoux in 2013, photo by PRphotos.com

Birth Name: Léa Hélène Seydoux-Fornier de Clausonne

Place of Birth: Paris, France

Date of Birth: 1 July, 1985

Ethnicity: French, Alsatian German, around one eighth Venezuelan [Spanish, Basque, possibly other], Swiss-French, distant Dutch, remote Italian

Léa Seydoux is a French actress. Her roles include Midnight in Paris, Blue Is the Warmest Colour, Grand Central, Robin Hood (2010), Saint Laurent (2014), It’s Only the End of the World, Spectre, and No Time to Die, among many other films.

She is the daughter of Henri Seydoux Fornier de Clausonne, a businessperson, and Valérie Schlumberger, an actress and philanthropist. Her father is CEO of the wireless company Parrot. Her sister is stylist Camille Seydoux. Her father remarried to documentary filmmaker and model Farida Khelfa.

Her parents are both of mixed French and Alsatian German ancestry. Her father also has around one quarter Spanish-Venezuelan ancestry. She also has Swiss-French, distant Dutch, and remote Italian, roots.

Léa has a son with her partner André Meyer.

Through her father, she is a great-great-great-great-granddaughter of Swiss-French politician and industrialist Charles Seydoux. Among her mother’s ancestors is Marshal of France, Gabriel Jean Joseph Molitor. Through her Schlumberger lines, Léa also descends from Swiss mathematician Johann Bernoulli.

Léa’s paternal grandfather is Jérôme Seydoux-Fornier de Clausonne (the son of René Seydoux-Fornier de Clausonne and Geneviève Schlumberger). Jérôme is the chairman of Pathé, a French major film production and distribution company. Léa is the grandniece of Nicolas Seydoux, the chairman of Gaumont Film Company, and Michel Seydoux, a cinema producer, who is chairman of the Lille-based football club Lille OSC. Léa’s great-grandfather René was a geophysicist, and was the son of Charles Louis Auguste Jacques Seydoux, a diplomat and economist; and of Mathilde Fornier de Clausonne, who was descended from the Barons de Ledenon, from Nîmes in Southern France. Léa’s great-grandmother Geneviève was the daughter of prominent businessperson Marcel Henry/Henri Émile/Émil Schlumberger, who was born in Guebwiller, Alsace, and was of the Schlumberger oilfield company; and of Jeanne Laurans, whose mother was Swiss-French.

Léa’s paternal grandmother is Hélène/Elena Zumbiehl Anzola (the daughter of Renâe/René/Robert Zumbiehl and Fronilde Louiza Anzola Montaubán). Léa’s great-grandmother Fronilde was the daughter of Eloy Anzola Añez, a general, and of Luisa Montaubán Zuloaga, and was of Venezuelan [Spanish, Basque] descent. Léa’s great-great-grandmother Luisa was the daughter of Edouard Montaubán Guinand, whose own father was born in Ossun, Midi-Pyrénées, France, and of Isabel Zuloaga Tovar, who was of Basque (from Azpeitía) and Spanish descent. Among her relatives are painter Martín Tovar y Tovar and engineer, businessperson, and philanthropist Ricardo Zuloaga.

Léa’s maternal grandfather was Rémy Schlumberger (the son of Maurice Charles Phillipe Schlumberger and Françoise Blanche Isabelle Monnier). Rémy was born in Versailles, Yvelines, France. Maurice was born in Guebwiller, Alsace, the son of Paul Schlumberger and Marguerite Pauline Ernestine de Witt. Françoise was the daughter of Andre Monnier and Henriette Thuret.

Léa’s maternal grandmother is Diane Vuillet (the daughter of Henry/Henri Vuillet and Henriette Mezzara).

Léa’s paternal great-great-great-grandparents, Paul Schlumberger and Marguerite Pauline Ernestine de Witt, were also Léa’s maternal great-great-grandparents. This makes Léa’s parents second cousins, once removed.

Sources: Genealogies of Léa Seydoux – http://www.gen-gen.ch

Genealogy of Léa Seydoux (focusing on her father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Léa’s father – http://www.sologenealogia.com

Genealogy of Léa’s paternal great-grandmother, Geneviève Schlumberger – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Léa’s father (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Léa’s paternal great-grandmother, Fronilde Louiza Anzola Montaubán (focusing on her own mother’s side) – https://www.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Léa’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Luisa Montaubán Zuloaga – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com


Curious about ethnicity

32 Responses

  1. Hadnodiner says:

    i am african and i say white girls are attractive

  2. Yeravam says:

    She looks homely.

  3. andrew says:


    * Renè Seidoux was a geophysicist.
    * her 2nd great-grandfather Jacques Seidoux: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_Seydoux
    * her 4th great-grandfather was a Swiss-French politician and industrialist: https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Seydoux
    * The Fornier de Clausonne is a noble Protestant family (title: Barons de Ledenon), originally from Nîmes in Southern France.
    * Jeanne Laurans mother was Swiss-French
    * De Witt line (through Henri Émile “Marcel” Schlumberger) is Dutch
    * Marcel is also a descendant of: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Bernoulli. Léa descends to him various times, due to family inbreeding.
    * Lea’s mother descends to: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabriel_Jean_Joseph_Molitor
    * Geneanet identifies Henriette Mezzara’s parents as painter Paul Mezzara (https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Mezzara) and Maria Françoise Agathe Dauphin. Paul was the illegitimate son of Auguste Hennessy and Adèle Mezzara. Mezzara line can be traced back to Italian painter François/Francesco Mezzara and his wife, a painter as well:

  4. Mixed Kidd says:

    She looks 100% French, but i didn’t know about the Venezuelan part

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