Place of Birth: Tel Aviv, Israel
Date of Birth: 4 January, 1965
Ethnicity: Sephardi Jewish
Yvan Attal is a French actor and director.
Yvan was born in Tel Aviv, Israel, to Algerian Jewish parents, Ivette (Zaffran) and Elie Attal. His ancestry is traceable back in Algeria several hundred years. In 1962, after the end of Algerian War, his family left Algeria to settle in Créteil, Paris. He has three children with his partner, actress and singer Charlotte Gainsbourg.
Yvan’s paternal grandfather was Yvan Isaac Attal (the son of Jacob Attal and Fanida/Fanny Atlan). Yvan’s grandfather Yvan was born in Guelma. Fanida was the daughter of Baba David Atlan and Sarah Halimi.
Yvan’s paternal grandmother was Louise Guedj (the daughter of Eliaou Huedj and Anna Salomon). Louise was born in Annaba. Eliaou was born in Tunisia, the son of Abraham Guedj and Esther Zarka. Anna was the daughter of Salomon Nino and Myriam Levy.
Yvan’s maternal grandfather was Abraham Zaffran (the son of Rahmim Zaffran and Rina Ghozland). Abraham was born in Constantine. Rahmim was the son of Liaou Zafran and Sarah Draï. Rina was the daughter of Liaou Eliaou Ghozland and Tefaha Nakache.
Yvan’s maternal grandmother was Alice Beya dite Zaffran (the daughter of Maklouf Zaffran and Hafsa Fhal). Alice was born in Constantine. Maklouf was the son of Nessim Zaffran and Esther Zaffran. Hafsa was the daughter of Joseph Fhal and Oureïda Zerbib.
Source: Genealogy of Yvan Attal – http://www.geni.com
He is very, very Armenian looking.
Armenians and Jews have a long suffering history together. Armenians are usually Roman Catholics but there is a chance they could intermarry and Jews usually require conversion. Possible, not probable, but people from that region all descend from the same people.
Or of the Armenian Church, very very similar to Catholicism.
Yvan’s father was Elie Attal. Yvan’s mother is Ivette.