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.

Sources: http://hotalessandraambrosio.blogspot.com
http://www.jornalboavista.com.br

Information about Alessandra’s father’s family – http://auonline.com.br

Obituary of Alessandra’s paternal great-uncle (grandmother’s brother), Stanislau Groch – http://jornaldesantacatarina.clicrbs.com.br

image via Joe Seer/Bigstock.com

{ 112 comments… read them below or add one }

stlucas January 23, 2018 at 11:14 am

Obituary of Ale’s paternal great-uncle (grandmother’s brother), Stanislau Groch – http://jornaldesantacatarina.clicrbs.com.br/sc/obituario/stanislau-groch-51707.html

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

Samiiraa January 17, 2018 at 3:23 pm

She is white period.

luckystar August 12, 2018 at 9:35 pm

And she doesnt have any Portuguese ancestry. The surname “Mello” is Italian, not Portuguese.

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.

http://auonline.com.br/web/noticia.php?id=30390%7Cmunicipio-decreta-luto-oficial-de-tres-dias

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: scontent.fgru3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/l/t1.0-9/40142_156524057703611_5320446_n.jpg?oh=1684de86d0fbfc1a60d409c759a8e8bc&oe=5944AA39

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.

http://www.corriere.it/moda/news/15_ottobre_30/alessandra-ambrosio-l-amore-difficile-che-duri-tutta-vita-b9a56828-7f31-11e5-882e-dcc202b27802.shtml (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.
http://www.jornalboavista.com.br/site/print/15868

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%
NATIVE AMERICAN = 9,3%
BLACK = 5,3%

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afro-Brazilian

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

the punisher November 21, 2013 at 9:57 pm

her polish side makes her looks sexy and white

andrew November 22, 2013 at 4:57 am

you’re an idiot

LL December 8, 2013 at 5:50 pm

So you spend all your time saying that italian people are not white and you think she is indeed white just because of her polish roots? Are you kidding me? She doesn’t look white at all! Elisabetta Canalis looks more ‘white’ than her, most italians as well look more ‘white’ than her

the punisher December 8, 2013 at 6:17 pm

Your fucking crazy Elisabetta Really? Alessandra ambrosia looks whiter than all those pure Italians models and she also more hotter than that elisabetta ugly MoFo

the punisher December 8, 2013 at 6:21 pm

Her polish side makes her look European, Hot, and, Tall

andrew December 9, 2013 at 5:13 am

Canalis is 170 cm, quite tall for a woman.

LL December 9, 2013 at 11:05 am

punisher, are you blind? Alessandra Ambrosio looks DARK. She doesn’t look white at all, polish or not

andrew December 9, 2013 at 6:04 am
the punisher December 9, 2013 at 3:15 pm

Her mom looks more white, Did you wake up at 5:13 just to make a comment or you din’t sleep at all, Man your crazy or have no life whatsoever

the punisher December 9, 2013 at 3:17 pm

elisabetta canalis looks Algerian or Tunishian

andrew December 9, 2013 at 3:39 pm

His dad is the first man on the right

http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/4574/aleat8mosev4.jpg

Idiot I live in Europe my timezone is different from yours. And go to school! damn, I write English better than you and it’s my 2nd or 3rd language.
Your ignorance is shocking

the punisher December 9, 2013 at 4:04 pm

Still her mom look whitter, And you don’t live in no dam Europe you wish, Your a mutt from New York pretending to be white

andrew December 10, 2013 at 5:10 am

I don’t care what you think. Now I’m living in Europe. Maybe in the future I will move to N.Y.

hanna January 15, 2014 at 6:10 am

Andrew please don’t reply to this shitty troll he goes in every celeb’s profile and spreads his shit all over of course Italians are a full white nation such as Greeks,Serbians,Spaniards,Romanian etc He is just an idiot and a wannabe European I bet he’s a non white hater who just tries to prove that he’s white but fails lol he is just another wannabe idiot!

BellaTrainer April 28, 2013 at 4:00 pm

She is soooo beautiful but that lipstick is not the right shade for her, lol

andrew January 5, 2013 at 8:00 pm

she is hot

10wwwwwwwwww August 7, 2012 at 12:36 pm

only few sicilians are incredibly dark. We don’t have black blood however, that is a falsehood that has been spread for a long time. I will say that some, not many sicilians, do have arab blood from the moors i suppose but the moors were not black and were made up of whites and arabs from north africa. people dont realize that during that time period north africa was white (Hannibal of Carthage for example) and even now is still not black. its majority arab. The arabs did not mix with every sicilian and i would say few but it is made out like a lot more. Most sicilians are just slightly darker and usually but not always have brown hair or brown eyes but thats just because they are Mediterranean white people (majority of spaniards, southern france, italy, greece, etc.) i am fair skinned and part sicilian and my sicilian grandmother, who however did have black hair, is lighter skinned than me. I could name many sicilians who are obviously 100 % white and it just gets on my nerves that people try to make us out to be not white because of a few who have arab blood down the line..
i mean ol blue eyes frank sinatra was 100 % sicilian.. are you to tell me he had black or arab blood? No.
Most sicilians look like
frank sinatra, Joe Montana, martin scorsese, Antonin Scalia, Anthony Lewis Vitale, Dean Martin, Bernardo Provenzano, Joe Dimaggio, Giovanni Ribisi

and the beautiful 2008 miss italia

http://www.google.com/imgres?um=1&hl=en&sa=N&biw=800&bih=439&tbm=isch&tbnid=fcCeNIvPK0hCcM:&imgrefurl=http://www.qnm.it/bellezze/modelle/miriam_leone/foto/8/&docid=w26Vq5BeBYbCHM&imgurl=http://www.qnm.it/bellezze/modelle/miriam_leone/miriam_leone_1248896708.jpg&w=280&h=420&ei=2GohUI9fwvHSAbfDgYAJ&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=442&vpy=15&dur=1253&hovh=275&hovw=183&tx=115&ty=253&sig=113126663235984373538&page=1&tbnh=98&tbnw=65&start=0&ndsp=13&ved=1t:429,r:4,s:0,i:102

although i think Dean Martin is part sicilian part neapolitan (naples) but you get the point.

andrew January 5, 2013 at 8:02 pm

sicilians are europeans of mediterranean type..nothing to do with arabs or blacks

the punisher December 8, 2013 at 6:25 pm

They defenetly Have to do with Arabs, Watch Italian DNA on youtube

hanna January 15, 2014 at 6:12 am

Lol idiot you are all over Italians and Greeks that’s where you get you knowledge from? Youtube? Hahahaha uneducated waste of space

Moors discovered the world December 9, 2013 at 3:58 am

10wwwwww and that dumb ass Punisher person

Arab can be any race.

Tony March 10, 2012 at 6:08 pm

She looks very Italian to me as well as her name Alessandra. I’m not surprised

me March 6, 2012 at 6:09 am

She looks like Minka Kelly

Malina December 1, 2011 at 10:51 am

Wait, people actually think she’s dark? For one she’s tanned in the photo! For two she is not dark she is quite typical Southern/Central/Eastern European. I’m from Poland and her colouring is normal here… do you guys actually think we Slavs are majority blonde? Because if you do you’d be shocked if you came to Poland, Slovakia, or the Ukraine! There are many people much darker than her so please get educated before you comment. It’s tiring to see people of Southern European or partial Southern European descent being picked on when many of their darker looks can be found all around continental Europe and many Southern Europeans are quite light I should add. But with that said I don’t see why her colouring is being associated with her Italian heritage when she’s quite normally pigmented for an Eastern European. Myself, I’m way darker than her and I don’t stand out where I’m from at all. So please guys before you make these presumptions educate yourselves.

mm March 3, 2012 at 12:56 pm

People are confusing all eastern european countries with the baltic countries (estonia, lithuania,etc.)

husayn September 15, 2011 at 12:53 am

the descendants of Esau migrated to what is now called greece they were semitic thats why many greeks have black hair and look middle eastern this type intermarried with the european type of greece
esau is son of Prophet Isaac PBH who married the daughter of Prophet Ishmaeel their descendants are known as edomites

MRSBIEBER September 12, 2011 at 4:45 am

I LOVE HER!!!!!!!

Cristina June 29, 2011 at 5:10 am

I am Sicilian/Calabrese and from what I learned about my people’s history is that the “Moors” occupied Sicily for a few hundred years (and Spain as well) until they were driven out.. Others like Greeks, Nordics, Romans,Spaniards, etc had left their mark as well, so as far as some saying Italians are considered the “darkest” Europeans it can be said truthfully of Siciliano’s in particular because of their mixed ancestry. the original physical characteristics of ancient Greeks were “fair complexioned” and light colored hair & eyes, UNTIL they intermingled w/Sicilians (who were already mixed w/German & Muslim-Moorish) blood, hence you created Greeks who displayed darker complextions, etc. This went back & forth between Sicilians & Greeks for a looooong time. I myself can look at photos of relatives (from Sicilia) who appear to be of “mixed” race..their hair texture is considered “wooly”/”nappy” (and no offense to African Americans here to use that description), very dark (naturallY, not tanned) skin tones, fuller lips & wider noses, and extremely tall in stature (Italians btw are not known for being the tallest Europeans out there), so where do these physical attributes come from?? It goes way back, but it’s there. Most Italians do NOT want to admit this part of their lineage and it’s a shame. I am proud to be of Sicilian ancestry but it has been my experience and a lot of Italians will say this.. That they (mainland Italians) do NOT consider Sicilians to be “true Italians” because of Sicily’s history of having so many different races & nationalities invading them.

huh? July 6, 2011 at 1:16 pm

what are yone u talking??? greeks have never been blonde, if they had been, there wouldn’t be only like 1000 natural blondes(who usually have a foreign mother) in that country nowadays. the romans had to get the blonde hair for their wives from germanic slaves and couldnt take the easy sea way to greece for that!
blonde greeks are just an invention of hollywood (haha Brad Pitt in Troy xD) because golden hair was ment for the greek gods while the mortal people had black hair!!!

KnowItall September 12, 2011 at 5:43 pm

I don’t know where you get your facts, but you’re only partly right. Sicilians have been invaded by Moors (and by Swedes, French, Spanish, Danes, and Greeks). And there are many Sicilians that have dark complexions (although I think that has more to do with the hot Mediterranean sun than racial bloodlines). But if you knew more about the cultural history of Sicily, you’d know that Sicilians, by virtue of their hatred for invaders (since they’ve been invaded a lot) have normally held them in contempt and although they were ruled by these peoples, they would not mix with them. The only exception would be the ancient Greeks and maybe some of the Swedes (Normans), since their are a few Sicilians with light hair and blue eyes. Consequently, Moors are not sub-saharan africans, but actually north africans and are closer to berbers and arabs than they are to the ancestors of african americans who primarily came from western sub-saharan africa. Moors are not from the negroid race but are actually semitic..closer to arabs and jews. Moors have conquered Sicily in the middle ages but mostly ruled from the western half of the island…their principal base of operations was in Spain. Parts of France and Sicily were not necessarily colonies where they settled and inhabited, but more like tactical bases of operating trade and military conquests. And to say that Greeks are dark because of mixing with Sicilians is ludicrous. Your facts are not facts at all but just misconceived stereoytpes (probably from the movie True Love). Now Sicilians are predominantly dark haired and olive skinned like most of the peoples of the mediterranean, but that a geological trait, not a racial one. If you’re sicilian and happen to be dark with thick lips, broad nose, and nappy hair, maybe YOUR ancestry isn’t truly sicilian but instead maybe you just happen to have sub-saharan african ancestry. But don’t feed into a negative stereotype rooted in baseless myth and unsubstantiated innuendo claiming all Sicilians are dark. I’m part Sicilian and I have a fair complexion, light brown hair, and green eyes….so does my Sicilian grandfather. Not because that makes me better than a dark haired/dark eyed sicilian, but just want to demonstrate how unsubstantiated the myths and stereotypes about Sicilians are….To say anyone from any race or ethinicity is pure is ridiculous, not in this day and age.

Cristina February 7, 2012 at 4:42 am

NEVER once did I say that ALL Sicilianos were dark skinned, dark eyes, etc but I do find it typical that another Siciliano would dispute my comment.
BTW my great Nana had blue eyes & fair skin & she was as Sicilian as they come..all the way..
Married my great grandpa who was very dark skinned, black hair & dark eyes.
Both Sicilianos, but very different looking physically.

Mike June 24, 2011 at 4:22 pm

She looks a LOT like a darker version of Carrie Prejean. both are beautiful.

Naomi June 14, 2011 at 8:03 pm

well it’s kinda oblvious, her name is italian

ProudFilipina March 27, 2011 at 10:24 pm

love her!♥ she’s beautiful and hot.

STeVe March 15, 2011 at 4:48 pm

I have theories as to why many southern Europeans look darker compared to original northern Europeans, and that theory is that most original southern Europeans are much closer to their Eurasian ancestors, from the ‘Middle Eastern’ area of the world. If you look at many Italians, Greeks, Spaniards and others down there, they could fit in the Middle East quite easily and NOT stand out too much. They have closer relations than, say, a blond hair, blue eyed Germanic or Swedish person has. This is why I think people are so mixed up about this. You people think southern Europeans were there in southern Europe for so long, but I think it was only recent that they came there from the Middle East, and by recent, I mean 4000-4500 years.

This is why we should judge them more how they LOOK in appearance, not so much where they are currently located on some other continent. Just because people are born in Mexico, Brazil, Puerto Rico, doesn’t make them non-Caucasian! These are NATIONALITIES, not genetic groups of people, but apparently the American education system has not informed children about this. They keep them ignorant for a reason, I suppose.

I laugh at how people label others “Latino” when they’re born in so-called “Latin America”, yet no one calls Italians, Spaniards or French people “Latinos” because they’re born in “LATIN EUROPE”.

Why split them up?

Anyway, the Romans said the Germanic ‘barbarians’ had light hair and blue/green eyes. Around the time Rome fell from its original state, the Nordic/Germanic tribes invaded all over southern Europe and mixed with the darker Romans quite a bit. This is why you see many differences in Italians, Spaniards and Greeks’ looks today.

Romans had captured Germanic slaves and they would cut their light (blond or red) hair off and wear them as wigs, as well. You can search for this online and see for yourself. They also used dyes in their hair to lighten it, so did Egyptians, Persians, Greeks, etc.

People, did you fail history class? lol!

Go search and see for yourselves. The Internet is great! A library at your fingertips. :)

Zarri November 24, 2010 at 7:05 am

Also adding to my recent post? people shouldn’t base someone’s ethnicity on skin color. It never works. Also the Italians in Brazil are quite different from the ones in America. Nearly all of the Italians in America came from the South. In Brazil it was the exact opposite, nearly all of the Italians in Brazil are from the North. Alessandra is not really “dark” she’s more olive without tanning and airbrushing, people should stop believing models skin color is real, They’re models! airbrushing and heavy tanning is common amongst them.

Zarri November 24, 2010 at 7:02 am

She’s Caucasian, and Brazilian.

Her Italian heritage is a no brainer, i believe Italians are amongst one of the largest Caucasian ethnic groups in Brazil. Rodrigo Santoro from the 300 movie is also Italian. Lucas Malvacini too. Lots of famous Italian-Brazilian models/actors.

dolphin February 20, 2011 at 12:16 am

Brazilian is a nationality. Alessandra racially is Caucasian, and her nationality is Brazilian, love.

Anonymous March 23, 2011 at 3:01 pm

I have seen a lot of Italians who are W A Y darker than Alessandra. I do not even think she is “dark.”

Dasher November 8, 2011 at 8:04 pm

This man is Italian. He is dark.
http://img.poptower.com/pic-44197/luke-pasqualino.jpg?d=600

And so is he.
http://www.teenidols4you.com/blink/Actors/ralph_macchio/ralph_macchio_1301950721.jpg

And so is she.
http://www.cbc.ca/gfx/images/news/photos/2009/02/09/englaro-cp-6224418.jpg

And so is she, though the lighting makes her glow.
http://im2.freeforumzone.it/up/20/26/717238974.jpg

And so is she.
http://www.technodisco.net/img/tracks/s/stacie-orrico/1692159-stacie-orrico-theres-gotta-be-more-to-life.jpg

Now look at Alessandra in comparison without the airbrushing and tanning.
http://alessandra-ambrosio.thecandidphotos.com/wp-content/uploads/eating/alessandra_ambrosio_cafe_musique_brazil_2.jpg

She is pretty but not dark to how dark some Italians can get. Sophia Loren was often ridiculed in school because the other white kids thought she looked “Arab.” ]:

Johanna September 4, 2010 at 5:49 pm

PS Italians can be very dark and are olive complected, much more so then say eastern europeans. Italians are the darkest European/white race generally speaking.

Dio November 23, 2010 at 9:54 am

No they aren’t, thats a ridiculous statement, I am Italian i am not dark, Italians are no darker than anyone else, they are in a Mediterranean climate and in Mediterranean culture they tend to stay on the beach a lot, people like Raoul Bova are from Sicily and he’s pale as hell when he doesn’t tan. Most American Italians are dark because they tan too much, thats not their natural skin color.

Melanie Lombardi November 24, 2010 at 5:21 am

Dio, I beg to differ. You’re stereotyping that all Italians are light skinned. You may mean Northern Italianos are lighter since it’s not at hot as say people in the southern region of Italy. I’m part Sicilian and Romano and you’re correct there are light skinned people. But as well, in Sicily many have dark features and somewhat of a tan. You can’t just base a ethnicity when you compare it to the New York/Jersey “Guidos & Guidettes” who put us TRUE Italians to shame. I’m naturally tan because my grandparents in Sicily are tan. Also, I sometimes get mistaken for lighter skinned mexican. All Italians come in different shades of skin tones, so you need to stop stereotyping. That’s like me saying all black people are as dark as night, is it true? No not all, I’ve seen light skinned black, medium, and dark. Take Lauren London for instance, she’s black and very lighted skinned.

Dio November 24, 2010 at 5:30 am

I’m not stereotyping Italians as being light at alll but people calling them “The darkest europeans” are clueless, the majority have light olive skin, they’re not as pale as nordics mostly due to climate, but far from dark i have been all over Lombardy to the most southern part of italy.

Melanie Lombardi November 24, 2010 at 6:03 am

You do have a point, I apoligize. My boyfriend is of Italian, Spaniard, Puerto Rican and White descent. But, he looks mexican. So instead of him saying he’s Spaniard, he just goes with saying he’s Mexican. Until they see his younger sister and brother who come as Sicilian and Spaniard as they come. I just do not like how people base someone ethnicity on just their appearance.

HighwayNightStar71 March 15, 2011 at 1:44 pm

and what about the Bolzen regional people…? I think they should rejoin Austria…
and Aoste should rejoin France or Switzerland… and Lampedusa to the Tunisians… and give Sicilia back to the greeks… and Sardeigne and Corse should declare their own independance… and give Apulia to the Albanese and give the Friuli to Croatia … i think that then only Italia will became a pure place… lol

dolphin February 20, 2011 at 12:20 am

Yes, there are many Italians that are “dark.” However, there are a lot of dark Eastern Europeans as well. Janice Dickinson (who is Polish and Belarusian), Autumn Reeser (who is German), Antoinette Nikprelaj (who is Albanian), Olga Kurylenko (who is Ukranian), Irina Zhuravskaya (who is Ukranian), Rachael Finch (who is half Ukranian and half English), Mila Kunis (who is Ukranian), Tony Curtis (who is Hungarian), and many more are dark Eastern Europeans. Plus, if you have visited the countries, you will see many dark Eastern Europeans as well as many pale ones (they have some odd shade of creamy-white skin).

Johanna September 4, 2010 at 5:48 pm

She looks very Italian to me, especially if you look at the body.

Maria July 31, 2010 at 11:57 pm

She actually looks similar to Alicja Bachleda, who is Polish- there is a resemblance especially in the eye area….

zuzanna August 1, 2010 at 7:10 am

wow! ur right! There is something similar between Alicja Bachleda-Curuś and Alessandra…but i saw that now! thank you! :))

Maria July 31, 2010 at 11:56 pm

Her coloring is Mediterranean, but her facial features are very Polish or Slavic…. also- not everyone in Poland is light, some have dark hair/eyes and olive skin.

Athena August 1, 2010 at 2:21 am

Yes, there’s a Polish actress who lives in Italy that has dark features. Her name is Kasia Smutniak.

zuzanna August 1, 2010 at 7:03 am

Kasia Smutniak is GOERGOUS! and i must agree with that she has dark features.

hmm July 10, 2010 at 5:34 am

shes polish italian. but she looks more italian percentage-wise than polish.

Anonymous June 17, 2010 at 7:13 am

Just because brazil has a lot of african n native doesn’t mean all the brazlian girls are native and african she looks more polish n a lil italian

wqewq June 10, 2010 at 10:15 pm

Just like Gisele Bündchen she likes to get tanned just like 90% of the Brazilian population even black people get tanned

Rose May 9, 2010 at 5:47 pm

I agree that besides her coloring she does look very Polish.

Jimmy April 15, 2010 at 8:38 am

She comes from Erechim! Everybody there is white in fact almost everybody in Rio Grande Do Sul are white. 95 percent to be exact! She is full Polish and Italian ancestry

Jimmy April 15, 2010 at 8:28 am

Have you seen candid photos with her family. Of course she is full white Brazilian. Im Brazilian myself and she is full white

Anonymous June 9, 2010 at 10:11 pm

when you are brazilian you are not white its a different race.

Anonymous June 9, 2010 at 10:12 pm

white isnt even a race its a color

Anonymous January 12, 2011 at 10:27 pm

Brazilian is not a race. It is a nationality. Yes, there are white Brazilians just as there are black and mixed Brazilians. I recently listened to a interview with Alessandra, and she said that she is Italian and Polish. Why didn’t this site include that? Also, for a site about dedicated to ethnicity, it is ignorant in listing nationalities such as Brazilian, and other things as race.

LiL V4CH4 April 2, 2010 at 9:23 am

Hey ethnic can u just put Italian and Polish instead of the Brazilian part included in it? lol. oh and alessandra ambrosio looks verrryyy Italian to me, IMO.

zuzanna March 29, 2010 at 4:08 am

I said BESIDE her dark skin! her face is very Polish.

marjanel November 4, 2015 at 9:24 am

She is not that dark.She likes to tan

aps March 29, 2010 at 12:52 am

I disagree. I’m most slavic and she’s really looks like slavic! I don’t to say what Alessandra look like Polish, but for me she’s of course Slavic!:)

James Bond March 29, 2010 at 12:01 am

She doesn’t look Polish at ALL!

Theres a lot of Poles in England and NONE have that Latin/Mederrterrian look about them……sorry:/

marjanel November 4, 2015 at 9:25 am

She is mixed with Italian.Obviously she would have a mediterránea look.

andrew November 4, 2015 at 12:52 pm
zuzanna March 27, 2010 at 11:35 pm

believe me I AM polish :)

zuzanna March 27, 2010 at 11:35 pm

beside her dark skin she have Polish face, eyes, lips. really

Fuzzybear March 27, 2010 at 6:36 pm

To Anonymous

I think most Brazilians are mixed with Native American/African to what ever degree,but want admit it;especially that African part

ethnic March 27, 2010 at 6:05 pm

I agree with you LiL V4CH4. more Italian than anything else.

LiL V4CH4 March 27, 2010 at 10:38 am

She looks very Italian to me, in my opinion.

Anonymous March 21, 2010 at 3:55 am

She’s a superbitch

Anonymous March 21, 2010 at 3:54 am

She doesn’t look polish at all.
She’s obviously mixed with Native American/African American but she doesn’t want people to know it.
And she has very dark features.
Have you guys seen her when she was younger?

Adriana Lima is hotter ;)

dolphin February 20, 2011 at 12:15 am

I see neither African nor Native American in this girl. Not everyone in Latin America is mixed, you dope head.

Fuzzybear February 20, 2011 at 4:05 am

@Dolphin

You see none,and that’s your proof,what a naive person you seem to be
What this guy here,another Brazilian:
Rodrigo Hilbert Albertoni,known to be a first generation quadroon,do you see it in him?
http://revistaestilo.abril.com.br/imagem/celebridades/homens-de-estilo/rodrigo-hilbert.jpg

or this old fart here,James Waston:
http://www.foxnews.com/images/315962/0_61_watson_james.jpg
You see it in him?

Just because you don’t see visible traits,doesn’t mean the bloodline not there

zuzanna March 20, 2010 at 6:38 pm

yes she look very polish

wam February 26, 2010 at 12:54 pm

“She’s native american!”

I don’t think so, I heard just Polish and Italian. But you never know, many people from Brazil are mixed with native and African blood. She doesn’t look it though. I know Adriana Lima is.

Anonymous January 23, 2010 at 3:00 am

She’s native american!

Dio November 24, 2010 at 6:10 am

Its alright you have the same mindset as me i think.

I hate when people go around claiming shit like “Italians are the darkest Europeans”, the color of Italians vary just like anyone else. They used to say the same thing about The Greeks and Spartans, but what people didn’t know was that Spartans were almost always in the sun thats why they were so heavily tanned. Ive seen some of those “Heavily tanned” Greeks on the beach and its easy to mistake them for something they’re not when tanned.

Honestly though people should stop picking with the Mediterranean people as a whole. They are white/caucasian just like the rest of europe.

dolphin February 20, 2011 at 12:22 am

Why did you say he is of Italian, Spanish, Puerto Rican, and white descent? You named ethnicities, and then a race. Besides, Italians and Spaniards are part of the white/Caucasian race.

Melanie Lombardi November 24, 2010 at 6:23 am

Very, Very True. I’m baffled on how people talk about someone elses ethnicity when it’s clear they don’t know crap about the history behind it. What I do love is that Johanna probably bassed that comment off of watching too much Jersey Shore. Lol

Dio November 24, 2010 at 6:42 am

Haha probably.

My mother is full Italian, & my father is half Italian both of them are as lite as any other white person lol.

The whole “Dark” thing probably has a lot to do with the Jersey culture of Italians in America.

If you were to go to a place like say? Indiana? Wiscousin? or even California, some other places that have huge populations of Italians, that are nothing like the “Jersey/New York” stereotype and are usualy untanned. I’m from California and ive never tanned a day in my life but then again ive always been comfortable with my color. I’m not dark, but i’m not pale neither.

But yea ive noticed when it comes to Europeans, Minorities espeacialy looooooooove to pick with the Italians, Spaniards, & Greek’s race. Who knows? it could be because of how skewed their perception of race is now? like for example some people would ask are Italians & Spaniards latino or they would say they look Latino. They say this without knowing why that may be, The Spaniards colonized all of South America its not hard to find a latino that looks similiar to a Spaniard or mediterranean because Spaniards gave them their phenotype in the first place. Its common sense. The mediterraneans/latins and the latin “phenotype” was here long before latinos even existed.

The exotic looks in Italians come from other indo-european people, we are the decendants of Romans, Estruscans, Greeks, Veneti, Ligures, Latins, Piceni and various other early Italic group. Lots of people particularly afrocentrist will sometimes claim arab influence but the truth is in history. If you read the ancient letters written by the Romans, Greeks, Vikings etc, they all described the Romans in the very same way Italians look today, even the Nordic countries described them in the exact same way as mediterraneans are described now.

The truth is also in the statues, this goes for Greeks too, look at models like Alexis Pappas and compare him to a greek statue, The Greek nose, the skull shape, all of it is still the same it goes to show you that despite foreign influence the mediterranean people have no changed too much from ancient times.

Melanie Lombardi November 24, 2010 at 7:43 am

Ikr?(: But, it does also depend what part of Italy your parents are from. My Sicilian family who live in the states are really more olive skinned to pretty tan, but it’s natural. Maybe some Italians are meant to tan. Oh and disregard the fact that this is in the form as a reply to myself, your comment didn’t have a reply button under it.

Dio November 24, 2010 at 8:00 am

Your comment didn’t have a reply either haha.

Lets see, the Italians on my mothersides mostly come from Lombardy, Rome, Tuscany. The italians on my fathers side? Calabria from what i know about history, Greeks conquered/colonized that entire area.

You can probably see what i look like later, i sumbitted a photo to the “Guess my ethnicity” thing, it probably won’t be approved till later today. i could probably send you a message through MSN or something when it is approved.

Melanie Lombardi February 20, 2011 at 6:48 am

@Dolphin, the comment wasn’t directed at you sweetie. If it bothers you soo much, his white is German & Irish, kay? Who GAF what you think, we are talking about ethnicities. So just because I said one little mistake you’re going to beast on me? Uhm, hop off boo boo.

Previous post:

Next post: