Norma Aleandro

Norma Aleandro

Highest Rated: 100% Live-In Maid (2004)

Lowest Rated: 39% The City of Your Final Destination (2007)

Birthday: May 02, 1936

Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Representing the third generation of her family to work in the theater, versatile talent Norma Aleandro began acting with her parents as a child and matured into one of Argentina's most distinguished thespians. A playwright and director as well as a performer, she fled her homeland for fear of persecution at the hands of its military junta, spending many years in exile first in Uruguay and later Spain before her 1983 return. The dark-haired actress with a slightly pinched face and expressively limpid brown eyes gained international recognition for her superb portrait of a typical middle-class Argentine woman who discovers her life is a lie in the politically-themed "La Historia Oficial/The Official Story" (1985). Aleandro crafted a heartbreaking portrayal of a average wife who comes to suspect that her beloved adopted daughter is the child of a political prisoner. In a role specifically tailored for her, she triumphed both personally and artistically, earning Best Actress honors at Cannes and from the New York Film Critics Circle. Set in 1983 as the junta was disintegrating, "The Official Story" was the first film to examine the fallen regime's responsibility for disappearances, tortures, murders and stolen babies, making a political statement in the midst of a crackling good story that deservedly snared the Academy Award as Best Foreign Film, although the expected nomination for Aleandro's gut-wrenching work failed to materialize.

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No Score Yet No Score Yet All In Susan (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 30% La suerte en tus manos Susan (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Familia para armar Elisa (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 80% Anita Dora (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 60% A Matter of Principles Sarita (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paco Nina (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 50% Music on Hold Unknown (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 29% Andres Doesn't Want to Take a Siesta Olga (Character) - 2009
39% 38% The City of Your Final Destination Mrs. Van Euwen (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Patoruzito: The Great Adventure Bruja Jiuma (Voice) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Young Blood Josefina (Character) - 2006
100% 75% Live-In Maid Beba (Character) - 2004
72% 77% Only Human Gloria (Character) $283K 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cleopatra Cleopatra "Cleo" (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 58% Every Stewardess Goes to Heaven Madre de Teresa (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Desire Clarita (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Escape La Varela (Character) - 2001
86% 92% The Son of the Bride Norma Belvedere (Character) $624.2K 2001
No Score Yet 33% A Night With Sabrina Love Julia (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 70% The Southern Lighthouse Dolores (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Foolish Heart Mother (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Autumn Sun Clara Goldstein (Character) $157.6K 1996
No Score Yet 71% One Man's War Nidia (Character) - 1991
50% 30% Vital Signs Henrietta Walker (Character) $779.1K 1990
50% 67% Cousins Edie (Character) $21.7M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Passport to Terror Isha (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dark Holiday Isha (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 63% Gaby: A True Story Florencia (Character) $24.7K 1987
100% 89% The Official Story Alicia (Character) - 1985

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