Sienna Guillory

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Guillory in 2015, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Sienna Tiggy Guillory

Place of Birth: Kettering, Northamptonshire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 16 March, 1975

*father – Cajun French, Turkish Jewish
*mother – English

Sienna Guillory is a British actress and model. She is known for her role as Jill Valentine in the Resident Evil films, as well as for appearing in Love Actually, Eragon, Inkheart, and as the title character in the mini-series Helen of Troy.

She is the daughter of Tina Thompson, an English model, and Isaac Guillory, an American folk guitarist. Her father was born on the U.S. Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Sienna was raised partly in Fulham and Norfolk, London. She is married to British actor Enzo Cilenti, with whom she has two children.

Sienna’s paternal grandfather was Easton Joseph Guillory, Jr. (the son of Easton Joseph Guillory and Rose Mary Gremillion). Sienna’s grandfather Easton was raised in Alexander, Louisiana, and had Cajun French ancestry. He was buried with a Star of David on his grave, so he likely converted to Judaism when marrying Sienna’s grandmother. Sienna’s great-grandfather Easton was the son of Gustavious/Gustave Guillory and Adelicia/Adline/Adalis/Ardelice Guillot. Rose was the daughter of Louis Homer Gremillion and Marie Leontine.

Sienna’s paternal grandmother was Victoria Ojalvo y Asseo (the daughter of Vitali Ojalvo y Carmona and Claire/Clara Asseo Neer). Victoria was born in Guantanamo, Cuba. Vitali was born in Kavalo, Greece, the son of Jacobo Ojalvo y Levy and Sultana/Fanny Carmona, who were Turkish Jews, from Istanbul. Claire was born in Istanbul, to a Jewish family, the daughter of Dario David Asseo and Esther Neer.

Sources: Obituary of Sienna’s paternal grandfather, Easton Joseph Guillory, Jr. –

Obituary of Sienna’s paternal grandmother, Victoria (Ojalvo y Asseo) Guillory Isen –

3 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    Her paternal grandfather was born in Louisiana so he was definitely a Cajun with such surname. He likely converted.

    • MichaelWHat says:

      You are 100% right Andrew…. paternal great-grandfather had a cross on his cemetery. Easton J. Guillory Sr. (1897-1976) Louisiana the son of Gustave Guillory and Adeliska Ardelice Guillot.

  2. mycarf123123 says:

    Turkish Jews are both Sephardi Jews and Mizrahi Jewis.

    Add that ‘Mizrahi Jewish’ tag as well.

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