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      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

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

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      THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STREET, (aka O OUTRO LADO DA RUA), Fernanda Montenegro, 2004. ©Strand Releasing OLGA, Fernanda Montenegro, 2004, (c) Lumiere THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STREET, (aka O OUTRO LADO DA RUA), Fernanda Montenegro, 2004. ©Strand Releasing THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STREET, (aka O OUTRO LADO DA RUA), Raul Cortez, Fernanda Montenegro, 2004. ©Strand Releasing THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STREET, (aka O OUTRO LADO DA RUA), Fernanda Montenegro, Raul Cortez, 2004. ©Strand Releasing THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STREET, (aka O OUTRO LADO DA RUA), Fernanda Montenegro, 2004. ©Strand Releasing THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STREET, (aka O OUTRO LADO DA RUA), Fernanda Montenegro, 2004. ©Strand Releasing CENTRAL STATION, Venicius de Oliveria, Fernanda Montenegro, 1999 CENTRAL STATION, (aka CENTRAL DO BRASIL), Fernanda Montenegro, 1998, (c) Sony Pictures Classics CENTRAL STATION, (aka CENTRAL DO BRASIL), Fernanda Montenegro, Vinicius de Oliveria, 1998, (c) Sony Pictures Classics THEY DON'T WEAR BLACK TIE, Fernanda Montenegro, Gianfrancesco Guarnieri, 1981 HOUSE OF SAND, (aka CASA DE AREIA), Fernanda Montenegro, Fernada Torres, 2005, (c) Sony Pictures Classics CENTRAL STATION, Fernanda Montenegro, Vinícius de Oliveira, 1998, (c)Sony Pictures CENTRAL STATION, Vinícius de Oliveira, Fernanda Montenegro, 1998, (c)Sony Pictures RIO, I LOVE YOU, (aka RIO, EU TE AMO), from left: Fernanda Montenegro, Eduardo Sterblitch, segment 'Dona Fulana' 2014. © Screen Media Films LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA, director Mike Newell, Fernanda Montenegro, on set, 2007. ©New Line Cinema THEY DON'T WEAR BLACK TIE, Carlos Alberto Ricelli, Gianfrancesco Guarnieri, Fernanda Montenegro, 1981 CENTRAL STATION, Vinícius de Oliveira, Fernanda Montenegro, 1998, (c)Sony Pictures CENTRAL STATION, Venicius de Oliveria, Fernanda Montenegro, 1998 CENTRAL STATION, Venicius de Oliveira, Fernanda Montenegro, 1998

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gilda, Lúcia e o Bode Gilda (Character) - 2020
      94% 89% Invisible Life Eurídice (Character) $141.7K 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet O Beijo no Asfalto Dona Matilde (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hoje É Dia de Maria Unknown (Character) - 2015
      8% 13% Rio, I Love You Dona Fulana (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Boa Sorte Célia (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet 43% Time and the Wind Bibiana Terra Cambará (idosa) (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Doce de Mãe Dona Picucha (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet As Aventuras de Agamenon, o Repórter Unknown (Character) - 2012
      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
      74% 50% The Other Side of the Street Regina (Character) $18.6K 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Redeemer Mother (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet 72% Olga Leocádia Prestes (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet 68% Redentor Unknown (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet 95% A Dog's Will Compadecida (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Invention of Brasilia Narrator - 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gêmeas Twin's mother (Character) - 1999
      94% 95% Central Station Dora (Character) $6.2M 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet See This Song Unknown (Character) - 1994
      80% 77% The Hour of the Star Madame 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