Isabella "Isabetta" Lillian Enríquez de Lancella

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Isabella "Isabetta" Lillian Enríquez de Lancella

Birthdate: (54)
Birthplace: New York, NY, USA
Death: 1982 (53)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Carlos Enríquez Gómez and Alice Neel
Mother of <private> Lancella Enríquez
Sister of Santillana del Mar Enríquez
Half sister of <private> Neel; <private> Neel and Unknown Neel

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About Isabella "Isabetta" Lillian Enríquez de Lancella

Isabella Lillian Enríquez (called Isabetta) was born on 24 Nov 1928 in New York, New York. She died in Cuba in 1982.

Parents: Alice Neel and Carlos Enríquez.


  1. Cristina Lancella


One sequence [of the film "Alice Neel"] examines the mystery of Isabetta, who committed suicide in 1982, two years before her mother’s death. They saw each other only three times after 1930; during the most extended visit, in 1934, Isabetta, then 6, posed naked for a portrait. In the film her daughter, Cristina Lancella, a Cuban émigré who lives in Miami and has never met her uncles, complains bitterly about Isabetta’s abandonment. Speaking of the portrait’s possibly damaging effect on her mother, she says: “I think it’s disgusting. I would never have my children naked like that.”

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November 24, 1928
New York, NY, USA
Age 53