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Sônia Braga

Born June 8, 1950, in Maringá, Paraná State, Brazil to a seamstress mother and a Realtor father. Made a notable appearance in the film adaptation of Jorge Amado's Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1976). Played the central role of Dona Flor. Earned American recognition and a Golden Globe nomination for performance in Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985).... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 14 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands
Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands Dona Flor (Florípides) Guimarães


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 2018/II Fatima (pre-production)
Sister Lucia (as Sonia Braga)
 2018 Going Places (completed) (as Sonia Braga)
 2017 Las Reinas (TV Series)
Gabriella De La Reina
 2017/I Wonder
Grans (as Sonia Braga)
 2016 Luke Cage (TV Series)
 2016 Aquarius
Clara (as Sonia Braga)
 2015 The Curse of the Fuentes Women (TV Movie)
Orquidia Fuentes (as Sonia Braga)
 2014 Royal Pains (TV Series)
Lorena Correia
 2014 Emoticon ;)
Sonia (as Sonia Braga)
 2014 Warehouse 13 (TV Series)
 2013 The Ordained (TV Movie)
Magalys (as Sonia Braga)
 2013 The Wine of Summer
Eliza (as Sonia Braga)
 2013 Meddling Mom (TV Movie)
Carmen Vega (as Sonia Braga)
 2012 Mundo Invisível (segment "Kreoko") (as Sonia Braga)
 2012 Feijoada Completa (Short)
Celeste (as Sonia Braga)
 2011 Tapas & Beijos (TV Series)
Helô Siqueira
 2010-2011 Brothers & Sisters (TV Series)
Gabriela Laurent
 2010 As Cariocas (TV Series)
 2010 An Invisible Sign
Mom (as Sonia Braga)
 2010 Lope
Paquita (as Sonia Braga)
 2007 Donas de Casa Desesperadas (TV Series)
Alice Monteiro
 2006-2007 Páginas da Vida (TV Series)
Tônia Werneck
 2007 Bordertown
Teresa Casillas (as Sonia Braga)
 2006 The Hottest State
Mrs. Garcia (as Sonia Braga)
 2006 Sea of Dreams
Nurka (as Sonia Braga)
 2005 Che Guevara
Celia (as Sonia Braga)
 2005 Ghost Whisperer (TV Series)
Estella de la Costa
 2005 Alias (TV Series)
Elena Derevko
 2005 CSI: Miami (TV Series)
Dona Marta Cruz
 2004 Amália Traïda (Short)
Amália Rodrigues (as Sonia Braga)
 2004 Scene Stealers
Celia Crouch (as Sonia Braga)
 2003 Testosterone
Pablo's Mother (as Sonia Braga)
 2003 Law & Order (TV Series)
 2002 George Lopez (TV Series)
Emilina Palmero
 2002 American Family (TV Series)
Berta Gonzalez
 2002 Empire
Iris (as Sonia Braga)
 2001 Sex and the City (TV Series)
Maria Diega Reyes
 2001 Angel Eyes
Josephine Pogue (as Sonia Braga)
 2001 The Judge (TV Movie)
Lily Acosta (as Sonia Braga)
 2001 Memórias Póstumas
Marcela (as Sonia Braga)
 2001 Perfume
Irene Mancini (as Sonia Braga)
 2000 Family Law (TV Series)
Beatrice Valdez
 1999 From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter (Video)
Quixtla (as Sonia Braga)
 1999 Força de Um Desejo (TV Series)
Helena Silveira Sobral (as Sonia Braga)
 1998 A Will of Their Own (TV Mini-Series)
Jessie Lopez de la Cruz
 1998 Money Play$ (TV Movie)
Irene (as Sonia Braga)
 1998 Four Corners (TV Series)
Carmen Alvarez
 1996 Tieta do Agreste
 1995 Moses (TV Mini-Series)
Sephora (uncredited)
 1995 Streets of Laredo (TV Mini-Series)
Maria Garza
 1995 Two Deaths
Ana Puscasu (as Sonia Braga)
 1994 The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story (TV Movie)
Regina de Carvalho (as Sonia Braga)
 1993 Roosters
Juana Morales (as Sonia Braga)
 1992 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Sophie Wagner
 1991 The Last Prostitute (TV Movie)
Loah (as Sonia Braga)
 1990 The Rookie
Liesl (as Sonia Braga)
 1988 Moon Over Parador
Madonna Mendez (as Sonia Braga)
 1988 The Milagro Beanfield War
Ruby Archuleta (as Sonia Braga)
 1987 The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains (TV Movie)
Emily Del Pino Pacheco (as Sonia Braga)
 1986 The Cosby Show (TV Series)
Anna Maria Westlake
 1985 Kiss of the Spider Woman
Leni Lamaison / Marta / Spider Woman (as Sonia Braga)
 1983 Gabriela
Gabriela / Nacib's cook-mistresswife (as Sonia Braga)
 1981 Eu Te Amo
Maria (as Sonia Braga)
 1980 Chega Mais (TV Series)
 1978-1979 Dancin' Days (TV Series)
Júlia Matos
 1978 A Dama do Lotação
Solange (as Sonia Braga)
 1977 Espelho Mágico (TV Series)
Cinthia Levy / Camila
 1976 Saramandaia (TV Series)
 1976 Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands
Dona Flor (Florípides) Guimarães (as Sonia Braga)
 1975 Gabriela (TV Series)
 1975 O Casal
Maria Lúcia (as Sonia Braga)
 1974 Fogo Sobre Terra (TV Series)
 1973 Mestiça, a Escrava Indomável
Mestiça (as Sonia Braga)
 1972 Vila Sésamo (TV Series)
Ana Maria (as Sonia Braga)
 1972 Somos Todos do Jardim de Infância (TV Movie) (as Sonia Braga)
 1972 Selva de Pedra (TV Series)
 1971 O Capitão Bandeira Contra o Dr. Moura Brasil
Boy (as Sonia Braga)
 1970 Cleo e Daniel
Sandra (as Sonia Braga)
 1970 Irmãos Coragem (TV Series)
Lídia Siqueira (as Sonia Braga)
 1970 A Moreninha
Carolina, a Moreninha (as Sonia Braga)
 1969 A Menina do Veleiro Azul (TV Series) (1969) (as Sonia Braga)
 1968 O Bandido da Luz Vermelha
Victim (as Sonia Braga)
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Other Works:

Appeared in Brazilian short "Atenção:Perigo!" (1967), directed by 'José Rubens Siqueira'. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 3 Articles | 26 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sonia Braga


5' 2" (1.57 m)

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Personal Quote:

I was never the good girl or the bad girl. I was always the ugly girl.


She had to lose more than 10 kilo-grammes to star in the movie Tieta do Agreste (1996). In 1995, she had a public argument with Betty Faria over the title role. See more »


Voluptuous figure. See more »


The Brazilian Bombshell

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