Nora Arnezeder

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Arnezeder in 2012, photo by

Place of Birth: Paris, France

Date of Birth: 8 May, 1989

*Austrian (father)
*Egyptian Jewish (mother)

Nora Arnezeder is a French actress and singer. She has starred in the films Army of the Dead, The Words, and Paris 36, among others.

Her father, Wolfgang Arnezeder, is Austrian (and Catholic). Her mother, Piera (Schinasi), is an Egyptian Jew. Her mother is from the Italian Jewish Schinasi family, a Sephardi family from Livorno, Tuscany. Nora’s great-grandparents moved to Alexandria before WWI.

A relative of hers is painter Daniel Schinasi.


27 Responses

  1. Gavinboi says:

    What exactly is the difference between Sephardi and Mizrahi Jews? Ashkenazi Jews are European Jews. Sephardi Jews had lived in MENA countries after expulsion from Spain.

    There seems to be a big overlap between the latter two.

  2. mycarf123123 says:

    Sephardi Jews whose ancestors hail from the Middle East and North Africa consider themselves as Mizrahi Jews as well.

    Add that ‘Mizrahi Jewish’ tag.

    • TB says:

      No that’s not accurate, her ancestors originate from the iberian penisula which is Spain and Portugal. There would be an inception if her mothers ancestors settled in the Maghreb region of North Africa or the Middle east. But, that’s not the case since Italy is in Europe.

  3. mycarf123123 says:

    if she is of Egyptian-Jewish descent it means she’s also of Mizrahi Jewish heritage

    • andrew says:

      Read the profile better

      • mycarf123123 says:

        yet a Jew, espeially Sephardic Jews who have lived in any Muslim-Arab country (such as Egypt) for several genrations are automatically considered of Mizrahi Jewish background

        • andrew says:

          Several generations? Her mother’s family is from Livorno, Italy.

          • mycarf123123 says:

            Nora’s great-grandparents moved to Alexandria (Egypt) before WWI (before 1914).

            That means hers (1st generation), her mother (2nd generation), her grandmother (3rd generation), and her great-grandmother (4th generation), and perhaps even another ancestor of that lineage.

          • andrew says:

            I guess they still are Sephardic.

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