Is Annette Bening descended from Edward IV’s daughter Cecily/Cicely….?

Richard III - McKellan

Has anyone else heard that the film actress Annette Bening is descended from Edward IV’s daughter, Cecily/Cicely? That is, according to the Wikipedia entry for Elizabeth Woodville, which cites “Cecily Plantagenet – Family tree Tim Dowling Geneanet” Geneanet.org.

It seems Annette Bening played Elizabeth Woodville in the 1995 film of Richard III. (3rd from right in picture)

Yes, I know it’s Wikipedia and has to be approached with caution, but I’d be interested to know if it’s true, or how it came about. Does anyone know?

4 comments

  1. If the family trees are to be believed, and there is no reason to suggest otherwise, then yes.

    P.S. I actually found that fact out and added it to wikipedia (somewhat clumsily, though) and it was based on some other family trees (ones I cannot locate now) and not just the one on Geneanet, which I only used as a source for convenience.

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