Friday, March 14, 2008



Maria Assunta Schiavone De Rossi, better known by her screen name Assunta De Rossi (born February 19, 1983 in Lecce, Italy), is an Italian–Filipino actress. Her sisters are Alexandra (using the name Alessandra de Rossi), Margherita and Isabel.

Her mother is Nenita Schiavone, a Filipina, and her father is Italian Luigi Schiavone.Her sister Alessandra De Rossi is also an actress. Both sisters have won the Best Actress award at the Metro Manila Film Festival. Assunta is currently married to Jules Ledesma.

She sued her manager Manny Valera, claiming she was abused and was forced to work in sexy movies despite her minority. The case was later settled, and she was released from the contract.

She broke up with basketball player Rommel Adducul after she decided to do sexy roles. Adducul, a born again Christian, refused Assunta to do daring roles.

She abandoned her long-time television studio GMA7 in favor of rival ABS-CBN.

She is married to current Negros Occidental congressman Jules Ledesma.

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