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Fernanda Montenegro


Arlette Pinheiro Esteves da Silva was born on 16th October 1929 in Rio de Janeiro. She adopted the name "Fernanda" because she thought it sounded good. "Montenegro" came after her family doctor. In late 40s she was translating and adapting famous theater plays to radio. She begun her artistic life in the theater with the play "Alegres Canções nas ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 37 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Central Station
Central Station Isadora
(1998)
House of Sand
House of Sand Dona Maria / Áurea / Maria
(2005)
O Auto da Compadecida
O Auto da Compadecida A Compadecida
(1999)

Filmography

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  A Primeira Missa (post-production)
Ente da Floresta
 2015 Ambitious Women (TV Series)
Teresa
- Episode #1.6 (2015) ... Teresa
- Episode #1.5 (2015) ... Teresa
- Episode #1.4 (2015) ... Teresa
- Episode #1.3 (2015) ... Teresa
- Episode #1.2 (2015) ... Teresa
 2014 Rio, I Love You
Dona Fulana (segment "Dona Fulana")
 2014 Infância
Dona Mocinha
 2014 Good Luck
Célia
 2014 Sweet Mother (TV Series)
Maria Izabel 'Picucha' de Souza
- O Fim da História (2014) ... Maria Izabel 'Picucha' de Souza
- De Volta para Casa (2014) ... Maria Izabel 'Picucha' de Souza
- A Química da Felicidade (2014) ... Maria Izabel 'Picucha' de Souza
- Bullying (2014) ... Maria Izabel 'Picucha' de Souza
- A Árvore da Vida (2014) ... Maria Izabel 'Picucha' de Souza
 2013 Saramandaia (TV Mini-Series)
Candinha Rosado
- Episode #1.57 (2013) ... Candinha Rosado (credit only)
- Episode #1.56 (2013) ... Candinha Rosado (credit only)
- Episode #1.55 (2013) ... Candinha Rosado (credit only)
- Episode #1.54 (2013) ... Candinha Rosado (credit only)
- Episode #1.53 (2013) ... Candinha Rosado (credit only)
 2012 Sweet Mother (TV Movie)
Maria Izabel 'Picucha' de Souza
 2012 The Brazilians: The Women (TV Series)
Mary Torres
- Maria do Brasil (2012) ... Mary Torres
 2012 A Dama do Estácio (Short)
Zulmira
 2010 Passione (TV Series)
Bete Gouveia
- Episode dated 14 December 2010 (2010) ... Bete Gouveia
- Episode #1.110 (2010) ... Bete Gouveia
- Episode #1.109 (2010) ... Bete Gouveia
- Episode #1.108 (2010) ... Bete Gouveia
- Episode #1.107 (2010) ... Bete Gouveia
 2009 Casseta & Planeta Urgente (TV Series)
Various / Herself
- Episode dated 21 July 2009 (2009) ... Various / Herself
 2008 O Natal do Menino Imperador (TV Movie)
Narrator
 2008 Queridos Amigos (TV Mini-Series)
Dona Iraci
- Episode #1.24 (2008) ... Dona Iraci
- Episode #1.23 (2008) ... Dona Iraci
- Episode #1.22 (2008) ... Dona Iraci
- Episode #1.20 (2008) ... Dona Iraci
- Episode #1.19 (2008) ... Dona Iraci
 2007 Love in the Time of Cholera
Tránsito Ariza
 2005-2006 Belíssima (TV Series)
Bia Falcão
- Episode #1.219 (2006) ... Bia Falcão
- Episode #1.218 (2006) ... Bia Falcão
- Episode #1.217 (2006) ... Bia Falcão
- Episode #1.216 (2006) ... Bia Falcão
- Episode #1.215 (2006) ... Bia Falcão
 2005 Today Is Maria's Day (TV Mini-Series)
Madrasta / Dona Cabeça
- O Retorno (2005) ... Dona Cabeça
- A Guerra (2005) ... Dona Cabeça
- O Julgamento (2005) ... Dona Cabeça
- A Cidade (2005) ... Dona Cabeça
- Terra dos Sonhos (2005) ... Dona Cabeça
 2005 House of Sand
Dona Maria / Áurea / Maria
 2004 Redentor
Dona Isaura
 2004 Olga
Leocádia Prestes
 2002 Pastores da Noite (TV Mini-Series)
Tibéria
 2002 Esperança (TV Series)
Luiza
 2001 As Filhas da Mãe (TV Series)
Lulu de Luxemburgo
 1999 Gêmeas
The Mother
 1999 Você Decide (TV Series)
Lourdes
- Assim é se lhe parece (1999) ... Lourdes
 1999 O Belo e as Feras (TV Series)
Clotilde
 1999 O Auto da Compadecida (TV Mini-Series)
A Compadecida
 1998 Treason
Woman at the bar (segment "O Primeiro Pecado") / Dagmar's mother (segment "Diabólica") / Woman at the hotel(segment "Cachorro!")
 1997 Zazá (TV Series)
Mariza 'Zazá' Dumont
 1997 Four Days in September
Dona Margarida
 1995-1996 A Comedy of Private Lives (TV Series)
Dora / Tia Otávia
- As Idades do Amor (1996) ... Dora
- A Casa dos Quarenta (1995) ... Tia Otávia
 1995 A Próxima Vítima (TV Series)
Charlô
- Episode #1.1 (1995) ... Charlô (unconfirmed)
 1994 Incidente em Antares (TV Mini-Series)
Quitéria Campolargo
 1994 Veja Esta Canção (segment "Samba do Grande Amor")
 1993 O Mapa da Mina (TV Series)
Madalena Moraes
 1993 Renascer (TV Series)
Jacutinga
 1991 O Dono do Mundo (TV Series)
Olga Portela
- Episode #1.1 (1991) ... Olga Portela
 1990 Riacho Doce (TV Series)
Manoela
 1990 Rainha da Sucata (TV Series)
Salomé
 1988 Fogo e Paixão
Queen at the castle
 1986 Trancado por Dentro (Short)
Ivette
 1986 Cambalacho (TV Series)
Leonarda 'Naná' Furtado
 1985 Hour of the Star
Madame Carlota (the macumbeira)
 1983 Guerra dos Sexos (TV Series)
Charlotte 'Charlô' de Alcântara Pereira Barreto
 1981 Brilhante (TV Series)
Chica Newman
 1981 Baila Comigo (TV Series)
Sílvia Toledo Fernandes
 1979 Cara a Cara (TV Series)
Ingrid
 1978 Tudo Bem
Elvira Barata
 1974 Missa do Galo (Short)
 1973 Medéia (TV Movie)
 1973 Joanna Francesa
Joana (voice)
 1971 In the Family
Anita
 1970 Mortal Sin
Fernanda
 1969 Sangue do Meu Sangue (TV Series)
Júlia Camargo
 1968 A Muralha (TV Series)
Mãe Cândida Olinto
- Episode #1.1 (1968) ... Mãe Cândida Olinto
 1966 Redenção (TV Series)
Lisa
 1966 Calúnia (TV Series)
Amália
- Episode #1.1 (1966) ... Amália
 1965 The Deceased
Zulmira
 1964 Sonho de Amor (TV Series)
 1964 Vitória (TV Series)
 1963 A Morta Sem Espelho (TV Series)
 1963 Pouco Amor Não É Amor (TV Series)
Marília
 1956-1958 Grande Teatro Tupi (TV Series)
- La Boheme (1957)
- Kate (1957)
 1955 Mãos Sangrentas
Sangerin (voice, uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Arlette Pinheiro Monteiro Torres
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Personal Quote:

In Brazil, I have a career. In America, I have an accent. See more »

Trivia:

Refused a Brazil's president invitation to be Minister of Culture in the middle of 80s. She answered she would be more useful to her country's country only acting. See more »

Trademark:

Slurred speech.

Nickname:

Fernandona

Star Sign:

Libra

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