Enrica Soma

United States

Enrica Soma Bio

Who is Enrica Soma

was an American prima-ballerina, socialite, and a model. She was also the wife of director John Huston and mother of actress Anjelica Huston.

Early Life (Childhood)

Born in Manhattan, New York, Soma was of Italian origin as her parents were Italian immigrants. Her father ran the famed Tony's Wife restaurant in Manhattan, a popular celebrity dining spot.

Interesting Facts

She worked with Philippe Halsman who was a famous photographer of that period. She was offered to work in a film by David O. Selznick, but she refused becoming an actress when she met John Huston.

Personal Life

Enrica was known by her nickname "Ricki". She married John Huston in 1949 becoming his fourth wife. She had a son, Walter Antony Huston and a daughter Anjelica Huston.


Soma died on January 29, 1969, in a car accident in Dijon, France. She was 39 years old.