Linda Evangelista

2005 CFDA Fashion Awards

Evangelista in 2005, photo by Prphotos

Place of Birth: St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: May 10, 1965

Ethnicity: Italian

Linda Evangelista is a Canadian model.

Linda’s father, Tomaso “Tom” Evangelista, was born, c. 1940, in Pignataro Interamna, Province of Frosinone, Lazio, Italy. He immigrated to Canada in 1957. Linda’s mother is named Marisa. According to Linda, she was also born in her husband’s hometown, but they met in Canada. Linda is a first cousin of American actress Christine Evangelista.

Linda has a son with French businessperson François-Henri Pinault.

Linda’s paternal grandparents were named Amedeo Evangelista and Matilda.


Italian interview with Linda Evangelista –

Genealogy of Linda Evangelista (focusing on her father’s side) –

Obituary of Linda’s father –


Curious about ethnicity

15 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    his parents are from Pignataro Interamna, province of Frosinone (Centre-South Italy). Curiously the major has the same surname

  2. hmm says:

    shes definately something else. her last name doesnt sound italian to me

  3. Paul Swift says:

    Arrgh, stupid wikipedia. Oh well, nice to know. =]

  4. Paul Swift says:

    I heard she was Greek actually. :/

  5. im kira says:

    hey i always wanted to know her heritage:)Thnx!

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