María de la Asunción Mercader Fordada (Spanish: [maˈɾi.a meɾkaˈðeɾ]; 6 March 1918 – 26 January 2011) was a Spanish film actress who appeared in 40 films between 1923 and 1992. She was the second wife of film director Vittorio De Sica. Her half-brother was Ramón Mercader, the murderer of Leon Trotsky in 1940, in Mexico.
6 March 1918
|Died||26 January 2011 92) (aged|
|Children||Manuel De Sica|
Christian De Sica
|Parent(s)||Pau Mercader i Marina (father)|
|Relatives||Ramón Mercader (half-brother)|
- Maria Mercader i Fordada - Gran Enciclopèdia Catalana (in Catalan)
- "Vittorio De Sica". tcm.com. Retrieved 7 September 2010.
- María Mercader, la actriz catalana que amó a De Sica. El Pais, 30 Jan. 2011
- Essere Liberi Archived 5 January 2014 at the Wayback Machine, 3 May 2004 (in Italian)