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