Alessandra Ambrosio

by ethnic on January 4, 2010

Alessandra Ambrosio

Birth Name: Alessandra Corine Maria Ambrósio

Place of Birth: Erechim, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Date of Birth: April 11, 1981

Ethnicity: Brazilian (Polish, Italian, Portuguese, possibly other)

Alessandra Ambrosio is a Brazilian model and actress. She is the daughter of Lucilda Nivia de Mello and Luiz Nicolau Ambrosio. She has Polish, Italian, and Portuguese ancestry. She has two children with her fiancé, businessperson Jamie Mazur.

Alessandra’s parents and daughter are pictured here.

Alessandra’s paternal grandfather was Silvino Ambrosio (the son of Pedro Ambrósio). Silvino was born, c. 1920, in Caxias do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Alessandra has said that her paternal grandfather’s origins are in Padua, Veneto, Italy.

Alessandra’s paternal grandmother was Joana Eugênia Groch (the daughter of Nicolau Groch and Maria). Joana was born in 1924, in Poland, and moved to Brazil in 1929.

Alessandra’s maternal grandfather’s surname is de Mello, which is Portuguese. Alessandra’s maternal grandmother is Cristina Casanoski. Casanoski is a Polish surname.

One of Alessandra’s great-grandmothers’ names is Joana.


Information about Alessandra’s father’s family –

Obituary of Alessandra’s paternal great-uncle (grandmother’s brother), Stanislau Groch –

image via Joe Seer/

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stlucas January 23, 2018 at 11:14 am

Obituary of Ale’s paternal great-uncle (grandmother’s brother), Stanislau Groch –

Joana Eugênia Groch was the daughter of Nicolau Groch and Maria.

Samiiraa January 17, 2018 at 3:23 pm

She is white period.

stlucas December 1, 2017 at 4:13 pm

Her paternal grandmother, Joana Eugênia Groch, has passed away. According to the following website, she was born in 1924, in Poland, and moved to Brazil in 1929.

stlucas February 13, 2017 at 2:46 pm

Her parents are Lucilda Nivia de Mello and Luiz Nicolau Ambrosio. They are pictured here with their granddaughter (Ale’s daughter), Anja:

Her maternal grandparents are Cristina Casanoski and (?) de Mello.
Her paternal grandparents are Joana Eugenia Groch and Silvino Ambrosio.

Both her grandmothers have, at least, partial Polish ancestry. “Casanoski” possibly comes from “Kazanowski”. “Groch” is also Polish.

Alessandra has stated in an interview that her (paternal) grandfather had origins in Padua, Veneto, Italy. (in Italian)

andrew February 13, 2017 at 3:47 pm

Silvino Ambrósio (the son of Pedro Ambrósio) was born, c. 1920, in Caxias do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

cwm85 November 5, 2015 at 3:56 am

I always felt she some African ancestry. Not much but some. Hmmm

stlucas November 22, 2015 at 3:15 pm

I don’t believe so. It is more likely for her to have Native Brazilian ancestry than African.

luckystar October 22, 2016 at 3:13 am

People from Rio Grande do sul are more native admix than SSA, but she could have some SSA
Brasil is not mexico, you rarely saw a mestizo brazilian but tri racials, just saying.

stlucas October 22, 2016 at 7:09 am

Not really. I’ve lived all my life in southern Brazil and I have seen more mestizos (European + Native) than properly triracial people.

luckystar October 22, 2016 at 4:34 pm

Places like Pelotas people have more SSA than NATIVE admix

andrew November 4, 2015 at 4:29 pm
stlucas May 25, 2015 at 4:55 pm

She looks like a typical southern brazilian woman (only a lot prettier).

Poland November 17, 2014 at 8:15 am

Beautiful slavic girl with southern blood.

dennybb December 6, 2014 at 9:29 am

from europe

you can’t be european

southern blood? french italians germans british aren’t a race but an ethnicity

north and south in europe? what does that mean? did you ever been in europe?

check on youtube or yahoo this north italian women

Federica fontana, maddalena corvaglia, ilary blasi, giulia montanarini, antonella clerici, laura freddi ,mada venier, laura chiatti

now check on youtube or yahoo this german “Joachim low

slavic people aren’t white anyway but in europe are considered gypsy

dennybb December 6, 2014 at 9:29 am

and poland? come on is a jweish country not white

Pedroo July 29, 2014 at 11:40 am

In City Alessandra Ambrosio people white are:

Genomic ancestry of individuals in Porto Alegre Sérgio Pena et al. 2011 .

WHITE = 85,5%
BLACK = 5,3%

melkyji June 1, 2014 at 7:38 am

how about this, she is from Brazil. period. In latin America we don’t really argue or care what we have in us. She is proud to be Brazilian and that’s all.

qutsflyd September 23, 2015 at 10:47 pm
Greyface April 3, 2016 at 9:03 pm

then why are you on this ethnicity based website

shame on you

Angelalibohova April 12, 2014 at 4:24 am

Looks very Italian

Tripeiro December 23, 2013 at 9:58 pm

She is also of portuguese descent ,her grandmother’s name is Cristina de Mello Kasanoski, Mello is a portuguese name

notional December 9, 2013 at 8:24 pm

Well done Ethnic I think you found the worse pic of her on the internet, truly an accomplishment.

hanna January 15, 2014 at 6:04 am

Haha so true

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