Birth Name: Olivia Frances Culpo
Place of Birth: Cranston, Rhode Island, U.S.
Date of Birth: May 8, 1992
Olivia Culpo is an American actress, model, beauty queen, television presenter, internet celebrity, and cellist. She won Miss Rhode Island USA 2012, Miss USA 2012, and Miss Universe 2012.
Olivia is the daughter of Susan and Peter Culpo. Her father is of Italian descent. Her mother is of Irish and Italian ancestry. She was raised in Cranston’s Edgewood neighborhood.
Olivia’s paternal grandfather was John A. Culpo (the son of Antonio Pietro/Peter J. Culpo and Emilia Formento). John was born in Massachusetts. Antonio was born in Selva di Trissino, Province of Vicenza, Veneto, Italy.
Olivia’s paternal grandmother is Madeline C. Cantarella (the daughter of John L. Cantarella and Eliza “Alice” Passerini). John was born in Scurzolengo, Piedmont, Italy, the son of Earnest Cantarella and Maddalena/Madaline Borello. Eliza was born in Arco Grotta, Province of Trento, Italy, the daughter of Antonio Passerini and Domenica Donegani.
Olivia’s maternal grandfather was Andrew Curran (the son of Francis/Frank Curran and Katherine Campbell). Francis was the son of John Curran, who was born in Prince Edward Island, Canada, to Irish parents, and of Jane O’Halleran.
Olivia’s maternal grandmother is Aurora Spadea (the daughter of Agostino Spadea and Assunta Matilda Procopio). Agostino and Assunta were from Gasperina, Province of Catanzaro, Calabria, Italy. Agostino was the son of Antonio Spadea and Marianna Caruso. Assunta was the daughter of Salvatore Procopio and Serafina Caruso.
Sources: Mention of Olivia’s ancestry – http://corrieredelveneto.corriere.it
Obituary of Olivia’s paternal grandfather, John A. Culpo – http://www.iberkshires.com
Passenger record of Olivia’s paternal great-grandfather, John L. Cantarella – https://www.libertyellisfoundation.org
Olivia’s paternal great-grandfather, John L. Cantarella, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Death record of Olivia’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Maddalena/Madaline (Borello) Cantarella – https://www.findagrave.com
Obituary of Olivia’s paternal great-grandmother, Eliza “Alice” (Passerini) Cantarella – https://obittree.com
Obituary of Olivia’s paternal great-great-aunt (great-grandmother’s sister) – http://www.legacy.com
Information about Olivia’s maternal grandmother, Aurora Spadea’s, family – https://www.italiangenealogy.com