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María de la Asunción Mercader Fordada (6 March 1918 – 26 January 2011) was a Spanish film actress. She appeared in 40 films between 1923 and 1992. She was the second wife of film director Vittorio De Sica.[2] Her half-brother was Ramón Mercader, the murderer of Leon Trotsky in 1940, in Mexico.[3][4]

María Mercader
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Born
María de la Asunción Mercader Fordada[1]

(1918-03-06)6 March 1918
Barcelona, Spain
Died26 January 2011(2011-01-26) (aged 92)
Rome, Italy
OccupationActress
Years active1923–1992
Spouse(s)Giuliano Scicolone (m. 1949-55)
Vittorio De Sica (m. 1968-74)
ChildrenManuel De Sica
Christian De Sica
Parent(s)Pau Mercader i Marina (father)
RelativesRamón Mercader (half-brother)

Selected filmographyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Maria Mercader i Fordada - Gran Enciclopèdia Catalana (in Catalan)
  2. ^ "Vittorio De Sica". tcm.com. Retrieved 7 September 2010.
  3. ^ María Mercader, la actriz catalana que amó a De Sica. El Pais, 30 Jan. 2011
  4. ^ Essere Liberi Archived 5 January 2014 at the Wayback Machine, 3 May 2004 (in Italian)

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