Natalia Vodianova

Natalia Vodianova at the 2007 Vanity Fair Oscar Party. Mortons,

Vodianova in 2007, photo by s_bukley/

Birth Name: Natalia Mikhailovna Vodianova

Place of Birth: Gorky, RSFSR, USSR (now Nizhny Novgorod, Russia)

Date of Birth: 28 February, 1982

Ethnicity: Russian, as well as one quarter Mordvin [Moksha or Erzya]

Natalia Vodianova is a Russian model, actress, and philanthropist. She has appeared in the films CQ and Clash of the Titans (2010). She is a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador. She is nicknamed “Supernova.”

Natalia is the daughter of Natalia Victorovna Gromova and Mikhail Vodianov. She is married to French businessperson Antoine Arnault, who is vice chairman, and was the CEO, of Christian Dior SE. She has three children with her former husband, British property heir, artist, and chess organizer Justin Portman; and two children with Antoine. Justin is the son of peer, Edward Portman, 9th Viscount Portman. Antoine is the son of business magnate, investor, and art collector Bernard Arnault.

Natalia’s maternal grandfather was named Victor Filippovich Gromov (the son of Filip Gromov).

Natalia’s maternal grandmother was named Larisa Gavrilovna. Larisa was of Mordvin ancestry, either Moksha or Erzya.

Source: Natalia mentions her grandmother’s Mordvin background –

7 Responses

  1. ann says:

    Her father was Mikhail Vodianov. Her mother was Natalia Victorovna Gromova. Her maternal grandparents were Victor Filippovich Gromov and Larisa Gavrilovna Gromova.
    Natalia stated that her paternal grandmother was of Mordvin ancestry. (Russian Mordvins divided into Moksha and Erzya. I don’t know what exactly was her grandmother.

  2. follers says:

    This page was tagged with Erzya. I don’t know if there’s any evidence for that?

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