María Mercader

María de la Asunción Mercader Forcada (Spanish: [maˈɾi.a meɾkaˈðeɾ]; 6 March 1918 – 26 January 2011) was a Spanish film actress who appeared in some forty films between 1923 and 1992. Julian Gorkin wrote that her cousin was born Montserrat in the family of Caridad Mercader, mother of Ramon Mercader who murdered Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky in 1940, and during and after the WWII Montserrat who was very similar to Maria used her documents.

María Mercader
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María de la Asunción Mercader Forcada[1]

(1918-03-06)6 March 1918
Barcelona, Spain
Died26 January 2011(2011-01-26) (aged 92)
Rome, Italy
Years active1923–1992
  • Giuliano Scicolone
    (m. 1949⁠–⁠1955)
  • (m. 1968; died 1974)
ChildrenManuel De Sica
Christian De Sica
Parent(s)Luís Mercader Marina (father)
María Salses (mother)
RelativesRamón Mercader (cousin)

She moved to Italy in 1939. She was the second wife of film director Vittorio De Sica.[2]

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ Maria Mercader i Fordada - Gran Enciclopèdia Catalana (in Catalan)
  2. ^ "Vittorio De Sica". Retrieved 7 September 2010.

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