Fernanda Montenegro

Fernanda Montenegro

  • Highest Rated: 94% Central Station (Central do Brasil) (1998)
  • Lowest Rated: 8% Rio, I Love You (Rio, Eu Te Amo) (2016)
  • Birthday: Oct 16, 1929
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Fernanda Montenegro has been a leading actress in theater and television in her native Brazil since the 1950s, though it wasn't until 1998 that she would win her greatest acclaim outside her homeland, with an award-winning performance in Central do Brasil (Central Station). Born Arlette Pinheiro Esteves da Silva, Fernanda Montenegro began her acting career in radio, appearing on Brazilian soap operas while still a teenager. She made her stage debut in 1950, when she appeared in a production of Aiegres Cancoes with actor Fernando Torres. Torres and Montenegro would later marry and have two children, both of whom would work in film and television, actress Fernanda Torres and director Claudio Torres. In the early '60s, Montenegro began working in television and by the end of the 1970s, she became one of Brazil's best-known actresses, appearing in many popular soap operas, detective programs, and drama specials. She continued to be active in the theater as well, winning the Moliere Prize in 1982, for her role in As Lagrimas Amargas de Petra von Kant, a stage adaptation of the film The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant.Montenegro's feature film work has been sporadic but well-regarded. After making her film debut in 1964, with A Falecida, she won the Best Actress award at the 1970 Moscow Film Festival for her performance in Em Familia. Her work in Tudo Bem earned her the Best Actress honors at 1977's Taormina Film Festival in Italy and, in 1998, she received the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the Berlin Film Festival and a U.S. Academy Award nomination for her role in Central do Brasil.


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92% The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão (A vida invisível de Eurídice Gusmão) Eurídice Gusmão 2019
8% Rio, I Love You (Rio, Eu Te Amo) Actor 2016
No Score Yet O Tempo E O Vento Actor 2013
No Score Yet A Falecida (The Deceased) Actor 2012
25% Love in the Time of Cholera Transito Ariza $4.6M 2007
79% House of Sand D. Maria/Áurea (1942-1969)/Maria (1969) $0.4M 2006
No Score Yet Redentor Dona Isaura 2004
No Score Yet Olga Leocádia Prestes 2004
75% The Other Side of the Street Regina 2004
No Score Yet O Auto da Compadecida (A Dog's Will) Virgin Mary 2000
94% Central Station (Central do Brasil) Dora 1998
59% Four Days in September (O Que É Isso, Companheiro?) Dona Margarida 1997
No Score Yet A Hora da Estrela (Hour of the Star) Madame Carlota (the macumba) 1986
No Score Yet Eles Não Usam Black-Tie (They Don't Wear Black Tie) Actor 1981
No Score Yet Everything's Alright (Tudo Bem) Actor 1978


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