Sandra Corleone

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Sandra Corleone
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Julie Gregg portraying Sandra Corleone
First appearanceThe Godfather
Created byMario Puzo
Portrayed byJulie Gregg
Information
GenderFemale
OccupationHomemaker
FamilyCorleone
SpouseSantino Corleone (husband, deceased)
ChildrenFrancesca Corleone
Kathryn Corleone
Frank Corleone
Santino Corleone Jr.
RelativesVito Corleone (father-in-law, deceased)
Carmela Corleone (mother-in-law, deceased)
Fredo Corleone (brother-in-law, deceased)
Michael Corleone (brother-in-law, deceased)
Connie Corleone (sister-in-law)

Sandrinella "Sandra" Corleone (née Colombo) is a fictional character appearing in Mario Puzo's novel The Godfather, the Godfather film trilogy, and the Godfather video game. She was portrayed by Julie Gregg in the first film.[1]

History[edit]

Born in 1917, she married Sonny Corleone, with whom she had four children: Francesca Corleone (b 1937), Kathryn Corleone (b 1937), Frank Corleone (b 1939), and Santino Corleone (b 1945), she and Sonny live in a house in the Corleone Mall. After Sonny's death, she takes her children to live with her parents in Florida.

She is depicted as a large-breasted woman who immigrated from Italy as a child, she does not enjoy sex with Sonny, because she cannot take the size of his penis; she is aware, and thankful, that he is unfaithful. Sonny has a mistress, Lucy Mancini; in the films, they have an illegitimate son, Vincent.

Sandra appears in a deleted scene in The Godfather Part II, trying to gain her brother-in-law Michael's blessing for her daughter Francesca's engagement. Michael approves, but suggests that her fiance changes his college major; in a deleted subplot, Sandra becomes Tom Hagen's mistress, a fact that Michael uses to blackmail Hagen into remaining loyal to the family, despite Sandra urging Hagen to abandon the Corleone family.

Role in sequel novels[edit]

Sandra is a minor character in The Godfather Returns and The Godfather's Revenge, Mark Winegardner's sequels to Puzo's novel. In The Family Corleone, she appears as a teenager, the granddaughter of Signora Colombo, a minor character in the original novel.

Family members[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Godfather (1972)". nytimes.com. Retrieved 2014-07-06.