Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson was born January 3, 1956 in Peekskill, New York, USA, as the sixth of eleven children of Hutton Gibson, a railroad brakeman, and Anne Patricia (Reilly) Gibson (who died in December of 1990). His mother was Irish, from County Longford, while his American-born father is of mostly Irish descent.
The paternal grandmother of the actor and film director Mel Gibson Eva Mylott (1875 - 20 March 1920) was an Australian opera singer born in Tuross Head, New South Wales, Australia. Her parents were immigrants from Ireland to Australia. On 17 June 1917 in New York, she married businessman John Hutton Gibson (died ca. 1933); and had two sons: Hutton Gibson in 1918 and Alexis Mylott Gibson.She died in 1920, aged 44, in Chicago,after slipping in the shower and injuring her neck