Victor Mature

Birth Name: Victor John Mature

Date of Birth: January 29, 1913

Place of Birth: Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States

Date of Death: August 4, 1999

Place of Death: Rancho Santa Fe, California, U.S.

*father – Italian
*mother – Swiss-German, German

Victor Mature was an American actor.

His father, Marcello Gelindo Maturi, was an emigrant from Pinzolo, Trentino Alto-Adige, Italy, then in the Austria-Hungarian Empire. His mother, Clara P. (Ackley), was born in Kentucky, of Swiss-German and German descent. He was married to opera singer Loretta G. Sebena, until his death. The couple had a daughter, Victoria Mature, who is also an opera singer.

Victor’s maternal grandfather was Charles Anthony “Antone” Ackley (the son of Fredolin Ackley and Anna Maria Kraft). Charles was born in Switzerland.

Victor’s maternal grandmother was named Magdalen “Lena” Weekes. Magdalen was born in Indiana, to German parents.

Sources: Genealogy of Victor Mature (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Victor Mature on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Victor’s mother on the 1900 U.S. Census –


Curious about ethnicity

8 Responses

  1. Coneicon says:

    Victor Mature was mainly of Arab origins. I’m surprised no one has figured that out, yet, but it’s not surprising he concealed his true origins. He had a obvious nose job but his ethnicity can clearly be seen in his bulging black eyes and the shape of his thick lips, particularly his upturned top one.

  2. andrew says:

    *His father, Marcello Gelindo Maturi, was an emigrant from Pinzolo, Trentino Alto-Adige, Italy (then in Austria-Hungary)

    According to some sources, his parents married in Germany, where Victor’s father moved before heading to U.S.

  3. follers says:

    Ethnic, is there a picture, please?

  4. sadie says:

    I always thought he was so handsome and hunky.

    • Coneicon says:

      I always thought he was so hideous, he ruined every movie. His face is so harsh and his features don’t fit the screen, I spend my time distracted by his hard to figure out features, and how he possibly have ended up in Hollywood, it baffles the mind. He’s kissing Rita Hayworth now and it’s disgusting. Poor girl!

      His nose job wasn’t that great and left him with a nose that was strangely too narrow for is face, too pointy and pointing down, and its bridge was still crooked. He had a face to play villains, a very difficult face, difficult to look at, it hurts my mind! Makes one wonder who he boffed to get cast. Subpar man, subpar looks, subpar “talent” not sure what anyone saw in him, with so many better looking men back then.

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