Don Alessandro Torlonia, 5th Prince di Civitella-Cesi

Don Alessandro Torlonia (7 December 1911 – 1 May/12 May 1986) was the 5th Prince di Civitella-Cesi.

He was the son of Marino Torlonia, 4th Prince di Civitella-Cesi and his American wife, Mary Elsie Moore. He was born in Rome and died in the Palazzo Torlonia, Rome.


On 14 January 1935, Don Alessandro morganatically[1][2][3] married in Rome the Infanta Beatriz of Spain (1909–2002), a daughter of King Alfonso XIII of Spain and of Princess Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg.

Don Alessandro and Infanta Beatriz had four children:

  1. Donna Alessandra ("Sandra") Torlonia (born 1936), married to Count Clemente Lecquio di Assaba (1925–1971); their son is Alessandro Lecquio.
  2. Marco Torlonia, 6th Prince di Civitella-Cesi, (born 1937) who married firstly Donna Orsetta Caracciolo dei principi di Castagneto, secondly Philippa Catherine McDonald and thirdly Blažena Anna Helena Svitáková.
  3. Don Marino Torlonia (1939–1995)
  4. Donna Olimpia Torlonia (born 1943), who married the French millionaire Paul-Annik Weiller. She is the mother of Sibilla Weiller, the wife of Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg.


Don Alessandro's youngest sister was Donna Marina Torlonia di Civitella-Cesi, grandmother of the American actress Brooke Shields. He was also a first cousin of Bettine Moore, the mother of the actress Glenn Close.


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. Alessandro Torlonia, 5th Prince 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

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