Fernanda Montenegro

Fernanda MontenegroFernanda Montenegro (born Arlete Pinheiro Esteves da Silva; October 16, 1929) is a Brazilian stage, television and film actress, mostly recognized for her leading role in Central Station, which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress, becoming the first Brazilian actor to be nominated.

Regarding the adoption of a stage name, the actress has stated that she chose Fernanda simply because of its sonority, whilst Montenegro was the surname of her family’s doctor. Montenegro was married to Fernando Torres from 1954 until his death in 2008. They had two children: the Cannes Film Festival awarded actress Fernanda Torres and the film director Cláudio Torres.

She is commonly revered as one of Brazil’s finest actresses and referred to as “The First Lady of Brazilian Theater” and “The First Lady of Brazilian Television”.

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Categories: Brazil, Brazilian actresses

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