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Sylvester Stallone has Breton blood

Sylvester Stallone’s mum finds her roots in Brittany on investigative trip to France – joining Madonna and Céline Dion

HOLLYWOOD star Sylvester Stallone has Breton blood coursing through those bulging veins.

His mother, Jackie Stallone, has been in Brest researching the family history of the Rambo and Rocky actor.

The 86-year-old was trying to get details of her mother – who she thought was born in Brest - and grandfather, who was said to have been the mayor.

However, when municipal employees checked their records they discovered Louis-Victor Clérec had not been the mayor of Brest but only a clerk in the mairie.

They did manage to confirm that both he and Stallone’s grandmother, Jeanne Clérec, were born in Brest.

Stallone joins a list of famous Bretons – and even Finistériens – alongside Madonna, whose family were from Ploujean, and Céline Dion, who has Ploudiry family connections.

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