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Marina Torlonia di Civitella-Cesi

Marina Torlonia di Civitella-Cesi

Italian socialite
Marina Torlonia di Civitella-Cesi
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Italian socialite
Was Socialite
From Italy
Gender female
Birth 22 October 1916, Rome, Italy
Death 15 September 1960, Piacenza, Italy (aged 43 years)
Star sign Libra
Family
Mother: Mary Elsie Moore
Father: Marino Torlonia, 4th Prince of Civitella-Cesi
Siblings: Alessandro Torlonia, 5th Prince of Civitella-Cesi
Spouse: Frank Shields
Children: Francis Alexander Shields
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Donna Marina Torlonia dei Principi di Civitella-Cesi (22 October 1916 – 15 September 1960) was an Italian-American aristocrat best known as the paternal grandmother of the actress and model Brooke Shields.

Family

Coat of arms of the Princes Torlonia

Torlonia was born in Rome, at Palazzo Núñez-Torlonia, the youngest daughter of Marino Torlonia, 4th Prince of Civitella-Cesi and his American wife, Mary Elsie Moore, a daughter of Charles Arthur Moore, a shipping broker and hardware manufacturer from Connecticut. The Torlonia family gained its fortune in the administration of Vatican finances.

She had three siblings:

Marriages

Donna Marina Torlonia dei Principi di Civitella-Cesi was married twice, her husbands being:

  • Francis Xavier Shields (1909–1975), the American amateur tennis player. They married on 13 June 1940, in North Conway, New Hampshire, and divorced in 1950. The Shieldses had two children: a son, Francis Alexander Shields (father of the actress and model Brooke Shields) and a daughter, Marina Shields.
  • Edward W. Slater, an architect and partner in Slater Chiat, whom she married on 29 December 1950. They had one son, Edward Torlonia Slater (born 1955),.

Death

Marina Slater died on 15 September 1960, in an automobile accident in Piacenza, Italy, shortly after leaving the wedding of her nephew Marco Torlonia, 6th Prince of Civitella-Cesi, with princess Orsetta Caracciolo, niece of film director Luchino Visconti. Along with Marina, Duke Raffaele Canevaro of Galluzo, and the Countess Eleanor Terry died in the accident.

Ancestry

16. Giovanni-Raimundo Torlonia, Duke di Bracciano
16. Giovanni-Raimundo Torlonia, Duke di Bracciano
8. Marino Torlonia, Duke di Bracciano e Poli e Guadagnolo
17. Anna-Maria Schultheiss
4. Giulio Torlonia, 2nd Duke di Poli e Guadagnolo
18. Francesco Sforza-Cesarini, Duke di Segni
9. Donna Anna Sforza-Cesarini
19. Donna Gertrude Conti, Duchess di Poli e Guadagnolo
2. Marino Torlonia, 4th Prince of Civitella-Cesi
20. Agostino Chigi della Rovere Albani, Prince di Farnese
10. Sigismondo Chigi della Rovere Albani, Prince di Farnese
21. Donna Carlotta Amalia Barberini-Colonna
5. Donna Teresa Chigi della Rovere Albani
22. Luigi Doria-Pamphilj-Landi, Prince di Melfi
11. Donna Leopoldina Doria-Pamphilj-Landi
23. Donna Teresa Orsini dei Duchi di Gravina
1. Donna Marina Torlonia di Civitella-Cesi
24. Francis Moore
12. William Ropes Moore
25. Sarah Cheever
6. Charles Arthur Moore
26. Tunis Van Ness
13. Caroline Van Ness
27. Polly Goodrich
3. Mary Elsie Moore
28. Benjamin Smith Campbell
14. John Keyes Campbell
29. Sally Keys
7. Mary Campbell
30. George Sheffield
15. Betsey Sheffield
31. Thirza Baker
16. Giovanni-Raimundo Torlonia, Duke di Bracciano
8. Marino Torlonia, Duke di Bracciano e Poli e Guadagnolo
17. Anna-Maria Schultheiss
4. Giulio Torlonia, 2nd Duke di Poli e Guadagnolo
18. Francesco Sforza-Cesarini, Duke di Segni
9. Donna Anna Sforza-Cesarini
19. Donna Gertrude Conti, Duchess di Poli e Guadagnolo
2. Marino Torlonia, 4th Prince of Civitella-Cesi
20. Agostino Chigi della Rovere Albani, Prince di Farnese
10. Sigismondo Chigi della Rovere Albani, Prince di Farnese
21. Donna Carlotta Amalia Barberini-Colonna
5. Donna Teresa Chigi della Rovere Albani
22. Luigi Doria-Pamphilj-Landi, Prince di Melfi
11. Donna Leopoldina Doria-Pamphilj-Landi
23. Donna Teresa Orsini dei Duchi di Gravina
1. Donna Marina Torlonia di Civitella-Cesi
24. Francis Moore
12. William Ropes Moore
25. Sarah Cheever
6. Charles Arthur Moore
26. Tunis Van Ness
13. Caroline Van Ness
27. Polly Goodrich
3. Mary Elsie Moore
28. Benjamin Smith Campbell
14. John Keyes Campbell
29. Sally Keys
7. Mary Campbell
30. George Sheffield
15. Betsey Sheffield
31. Thirza Baker
8. Marino Torlonia, Duke di Bracciano e Poli e Guadagnolo
17. Anna-Maria Schultheiss
4. Giulio Torlonia, 2nd Duke di Poli e Guadagnolo
18. Francesco Sforza-Cesarini, Duke di Segni
9. Donna Anna Sforza-Cesarini
19. Donna Gertrude Conti, Duchess di Poli e Guadagnolo
2. Marino Torlonia, 4th Prince of Civitella-Cesi
20. Agostino Chigi della Rovere Albani, Prince di Farnese
10. Sigismondo Chigi della Rovere Albani, Prince di Farnese
21. Donna Carlotta Amalia Barberini-Colonna
5. Donna Teresa Chigi della Rovere Albani
22. Luigi Doria-Pamphilj-Landi, Prince di Melfi
11. Donna Leopoldina Doria-Pamphilj-Landi
23. Donna Teresa Orsini dei Duchi di Gravina
1. Donna Marina Torlonia di Civitella-Cesi
24. Francis Moore
12. William Ropes Moore
25. Sarah Cheever
6. Charles Arthur Moore
26. Tunis Van Ness
13. Caroline Van Ness
27. Polly Goodrich
3. Mary Elsie Moore
28. Benjamin Smith Campbell
14. John Keyes Campbell
29. Sally Keys
7. Mary Campbell
30. George Sheffield
15. Betsey Sheffield
31. Thirza Baker
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 04 Jun 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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