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Fernanda Montenegro
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Fernanda Montenegro

Considered by many to be Brazil's greatest actress, Fernanda Montenegro (Dora) has acted in more than fifty plays (including works by O'Neill, Durenmatt and Fassbinder) and many feature films. In 1970, Montenegro received the Best Actress Award at the Moscow Film Festival for her role in Paulo Porto's Em Família (which also received the Best Film Award at Moscow). She later won the Best Actress Award at Italy's Taormina Film Festival (1977) for her role in Tudo Bem, directed by Arnaldo Jabor, and starred in Leon Hirszman's They Don't Wear Black-Tie, which won the Golden Lion at the 1980 Venice Film Festival. Montenegro's other film credits are: A Falecida by Leon Hirszman, Suzana Amaral's The Hour of the Star, and Carlos Diegues' See This Song.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Fernanda Montenegro Facts

Birth NameArlette Pinheiro Esteves da Silva
BirthdayOctober 16, 1929 (91)
BirthplaceRio de Janeiro, Brazil

Selected Filmography

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