Fernanda Montenegro

Fernanda Montenegro

Highest Rated: 94% Central Station (1998)

Lowest Rated: 8% Rio, I Love You (2014)

Birthday: Oct 16, 1929

Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Acknowledged as one of Brazil's foremost actresses, Fernanda Montenegro has been an infrequent presence in cinema. Like Britain's Judi Dench, this performer has instead chosen to concentrate on a stage and TV career but when she deigns to act in movies, the results are usually more than worthy. Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Montenegro began her career in 1950 as a radio performer before segueing to the boards, where she enjoyed her first real success in the title role of "Jezebel" by Jean Anouilh. Additional success came with roles in such diverse classics "A Flea in Her Ear," "A View From the Bridge" and "The Imaginary Invalid." Moving to features, she was featured in "A Falecida/The Deceased" (1965), about a woman who is convinced she's dying and plans an elaborate funeral. As the matriarch of a wealthy family coming apart through infidelity, incest, homosexuality and suicide in "Percado Mortal/Mortal Sin" (1970), Montenegro kept her dignity and grounded her character in reality. At the 1970 Moscow Film Festival, she received the Best Actress trophy for her leading role in "Em Familia."

Highest rated movies

Central Station
The House of Sand
The Other Side of the Street
Love in the Time of Cholera
Rio, I Love You




8% 14% Rio, I Love You Dona Fulana (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 43% Time and the Wind Bibiana Terra Cambará (idosa) (Character) - 2013
27% 45% Love in the Time of Cholera Tránsito Ariza (Character) $4.6M 2007
79% 79% The House of Sand Dona Maria / Áurea / Maria (Character) $529.3K 2005
75% 49% The Other Side of the Street Regina (Character) $18.6K 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Redeemer Mother (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 71% Olga Leocádia Prestes (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 68% Redentor Unknown (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 94% A Dog's Will Compadecida (Character) - 2001
94% 95% Central Station Dora (Character) $6.2M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet See This Song (Segment "Love Samba Great") (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 76% The Hour of the Star Carlota (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 89% They Don't Wear Black Tie Romana (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Everything's Alright Elvira Barata (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mortal Sin Fernanda (Character) - 1970