Birth Name: Alessandra Corine 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.
Alessandra’s parents and daughter are pictured here.
Alessandra’s paternal grandparents are Silvino Ambrosio (the son of Pedro Ambrósio) and Joana Eugenia Groch. 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. “Groch” can be a Polish surname.
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.
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