Marilou Berry

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Berry in 2013, photo by Prphotos

Place of Birth: Paris, France

Date of Birth: 1 February, 1983

*father – Sephardi Jewish
*mother – Croatian or Croatian Jewish, French

Marilou Berry is a French actress, film director, and screenwriter.

She is the daughter of sculptor Philippe Berry and actress, writer, and director Josiane Balasko. Her uncle is actor Richard Berry. Marilou has one child.

Her surname Berry was originally Benguigui.

Marilou’s paternal grandparents were named Maurice Benguigui and Stella Valency. Maurice and Stella were Algerian Jews, from Oran.

Marilou’s maternal grandfather was named Ivan/Yvan Balasković. Ivan was from Tordinci, Yugoslavia, and may have been Jewish.

Marilou’s maternal grandmother was named Fernande Gattechaud. Fernande was from Nice, France.

Sources: Genealogies of Marilou Berry –

7 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    Ivan Balašković was from Tordinci, Yugoslavia (and was Jewish according to the FB post below) and Fernande Gattechaut was from Nice.

  2. andrew says:

    Her paternal grandparents were Algerian Jews from Oran

  3. andrew says:

    “Stella Valency” does not seem a Jewish name

  4. andrew says:

    On her father’s side, she’s the nephew of Maurice Benguigui et Stella Valency

    On her mother’s side, she’s the nephew of Ivan Balasković and Fernande Gattechaud

    50% French
    25% Sephardi Jewish (from Algeria)
    25% Croatian

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