Susan Lucci

Susan Lucci

Lucci in 2010, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Susan Victoria Lucci

Place of Birth: Scarsdale, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 23, 1946

*50% Italian
*25% Swedish
*25% German

Susan Lucci is an American actress, television host, author, and entrepreneur. She is known for starring as Erica Kane on All My Children, a performance she had given for four decades, and for her role on Devious Maids, among other work. Her father was born in New York, to Italian parents. Her mother was born in Pennsylvania, with Swedish and German roots. She is married to Austrian businessperson Helmut Huber, with whom she has two children, including actress Liza Huber.

Susan’s paternal grandfather was Nazzareno/Nazareno Ciucci, later Lucci (whose parents likely were Antonio Ciucci and Angela Marie/Felice D’Orazio). Nazzareno was from Tagliacozzo, Province of L’Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy. Antonio was the son of Pasquale Ciucci and Maria Mattioddi. Angela was the daughter of Sebastiano D’Orazio.

Susan’s paternal grandmother was Rosaria/Rosario Di Lario/D’Ilario (the daughter of Gracinto/Giacinto Di Lario/D’Ilario and Fortunata Torturo). Rosario was Italian. Giacinto was the son of Paolo D’Ilario and Maria Felice Rampa. Fortunata was the daughter of Giuseppe Antonio Torturo and Maria Gentile.

Susan’s maternal grandfather was named John Granquist (whose parents likely were Swan Granquist and Ida). John was Swedish.

Susan’s maternal grandmother was Rose Sonner (the daughter of John/Johann B. Sonner and Rosela/Rosella Guntersdorf). Susan’s grandmother Rose was born in Pennsylvania. John was born in Germany. Susan’s great-grandmother Rosela was born in Pennsylvania, the daughter of Casper Guntersdorf and Margaret, who were German.

Sources: Susan’s parents on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Susan’s mother on the 1920 U.S. Census –


Curious about ethnicity

11 Responses

  1. Yayoute says:

    Her facial features are so Italian :)

  2. jackson9 says:

    Ethnic, where did you get the information that Susan’s mother was of French descent? Maternal grandfather was Swedish and maternal grandmother had all four grandparents from Germany? Susan’s maternal grandmother was Rose Sonner, the daughter of John B. Sonner (1838-1903) Germany, and Rosela Guntersdorf (1850-1913) Pennsylvania. Rosela was the daughter of Casper Guntersdorf and Margaret. they were both German.

  3. Adamina says:

    Still beautiful as ever

  4. andrew says:

    According to her Wikipedia profile in Italian, Alfredo Lucci (Susan’s father) was an immigrant from Gubbio, Province of Perugia, Umbria, Italy, who moved to Pennsylvania during WWII.

  5. Capricious says:

    She looks Italian, or like her father’s side.

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