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Sônia Braga was born June 8, 1950, in Maringá, Paraná State, Brazil, to a seamstress mother and a realtor father. She starred in the film adaptation of Jorge Amado's Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1976), in the central role of Dona Flor. She earned American recognition and a Golden Globe nomination for performance in Kiss of the Spider Woman (... See full bio »

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Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands Dona Flor (Florípides) Guimarães
(1976)
Kiss of the Spider Woman Leni Lamaison / Marta / Spider Woman
(1985)
(1988)

Filmography

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  The First Omen (filming)
Silvia
 2023 Shotgun Wedding (completed) (as Sônia Braga)
 2020 Fatima
Sister Lucia
 2019 The Jesus Rolls
Mother
 2019 Bacurau
Domingas
 2017 Las Reinas (TV Series)
Gabriella De La Reina
- Pilot (2017) ... Gabriella De La Reina
 2017/I Wonder
Grans
 2016 Luke Cage (TV Series)
Soledad
- You Know My Steez (2016) ... Soledad
- Suckas Need Bodyguards (2016) ... Soledad
- Just to Get a Rep (2016) ... Soledad
 2016/I Aquarius
Clara
 2014 Royal Pains (TV Series)
Lorena Correia
- HankMed on the Half Shell (2014) ... Lorena Correia
- Good Air/Bad Air (2014) ... Lorena Correia
- Oh, M.G. (2014) ... Lorena Correia
- Everybody Loves Ray, Man (2014) ... Lorena Correia
 2014 Emoticon ;)
Sonia
 2014 Warehouse 13 (TV Series)
Alicia
- Savage Seduction (2014) ... Alicia
 2013 The Ordained (TV Movie)
Magalys
 2013 The Wine of Summer
Eliza
 2012 Invisible World (segment "Kreoko")
 2012 Feijoada Completa (Short)
Celeste
 2012 Meddling Mom (TV Movie)
Carmen Vega
 2011 Slaps & Kisses (TV Series)
Helô Siqueira
- A Bolsa do Camelô (2011) ... Helô Siqueira
 2010-2011 Brothers & Sisters (TV Series)
Gabriela Laurent
- Walker Down the Aisle (2011) ... Gabriela Laurent
- The Rhapsody of the Flesh (2010) ... Gabriela Laurent
 2010 The Cariocas (TV Series)
Júlia
- A Adúltera da Urca (2010) ... Júlia
 2010 An Invisible Sign
Mom
 2010 The Outlaw
Paquita
 2007-2008 Donas de Casa Desesperadas (TV Series)
Alice Monteiro
- Um Dia Maravilhoso (2008) ... Alice Monteiro (as Sônia Braga)
- Por Ora, Adeus! (2008) ... Alice Monteiro (as Sônia Braga)
- Domingo no Parque com Jorge (2008) ... Alice Monteiro (as Sônia Braga)
- Não Tenha Medo (2007) ... Alice Monteiro (as Sônia Braga)
- Viva Sozinho e Aproveite (2007) ... Alice Monteiro (as Sônia Braga)
 2006-2007 Pages of Life (TV Series)
Tônia Werneck
- Episode dated 2 March 2007 (2007) ... Tônia Werneck
- Episode dated 1 March 2007 (2007) ... Tônia Werneck
- Episode dated 27 February 2007 (2007) ... Tônia Werneck
- Episode dated 26 February 2007 (2007) ... Tônia Werneck
- Episode dated 24 February 2007 (2007) ... Tônia Werneck
 2007 Bordertown
Teresa Casillas
 2006 The Hottest State
Mrs. Garcia
 2006 Sea of Dreams
Nurka
 2005 Che Guevara
Celia
 2005 Ghost Whisperer (TV Series)
Estella de la Costa
- Shadow Boxer (2005) ... Estella de la Costa
 2005 Alias (TV Series)
Elena Derevko
- Before the Flood (2005) ... Elena Derevko
- The Descent (2005) ... Elena Derevko
- Mirage (2005) ... Elena Derevko
- A Clean Conscience (2005) ... Elena Derevko
- The Orphan (2005) ... Elena Derevko
 2005 CSI: Miami (TV Series)
Dona Marta Cruz
- Identity (2005) ... Dona Marta Cruz
 2004 Amália Traída (Short)
Amália Rodrigues
 2004 Scene Stealers
Celia Crouch
 2003 Testosterone
Pablo's Mother
 2003 Law & Order (TV Series)
Helen
- Genius (2003) ... Helen
 2002 George Lopez (TV Series)
Emilina Palmero
- Meet the Cuban Parents (2002) ... Emilina Palmero
 2002 American Family (TV Series)
Berta Gonzalez
- La Casa (2002) ... Berta Gonzalez
- The Glass Ceiling (2002) ... Berta Gonzalez
- The Father (2002) ... Berta Gonzalez
- La Cama (2002) ... Berta Gonzalez
- Crash Boom Love: Part 2 (2002) ... Berta Gonzalez
 2002 Empire
Iris
 2001 Sex and the City (TV Series)
Maria Diega Reyes
- Ghost Town (2001) ... Maria Diega Reyes
- What's Sex Got to Do with It? (2001) ... Maria Diega Reyes
- Defining Moments (2001) ... Maria Diega Reyes
 2001 Angel Eyes
Josephine Pogue
 2001 The Judge (TV Mini Series)
Lily Acosta
- Part One (2001) ... Lily Acosta
 2001 Posthumous Memories
Marcela
 2001 Perfume
Irene Mancini
 2000 Family Law (TV Series)
Beatrice Valdez
- Echoes (2000) ... Beatrice Valdez
 1999 The Power of Desire (TV Series)
Helena Silveira Sobral
 1998 Four Corners (TV Series)
Carmen Alvarez
- Thicker Than Water (1998) ... Carmen Alvarez
- The Fear That Follows (1998) ... Carmen Alvarez
- Lives of Their Own (1998) ... Carmen Alvarez
- Betrayals (1998) ... Carmen Alvarez
- Antonio ... Carmen Alvarez
 1998 A Will of Their Own (TV Mini Series)
Jessie Lopez de la Cruz
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... Jessie Lopez de la Cruz
 1998 Money Play$ (TV Movie)
Irene
 1996 Tieta of Agreste
Tieta (as Sônia Braga)
 1995 Moses (TV Mini Series)
Sephora (uncredited)
 1995 Streets of Laredo (TV Mini Series)
Maria Garza
- Episode #1.3 (1995) ... Maria Garza
- Episode #1.2 (1995) ... Maria Garza
- Episode #1.1 (1995) ... Maria Garza
 1995 Two Deaths
Ana Puscasu
 1995 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series)
Esmerelda
- Cinderella (1995) ... Esmerelda (voice)
 1994 The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story (TV Movie)
Regina de Carvalho
 1993 Roosters
Juana Morales
 1992 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Sophie Wagner
- This'll Kill Ya (1992) ... Sophie Wagner
 1991 The Last Prostitute (TV Movie)
Loah
 1990 The Rookie
Liesl
 1988 Moon Over Parador
Madonna
 1988 The Milagro Beanfield War
Ruby Archuleta
 1987 The Man Who Broke 1, 000 Chains (TV Movie)
Emily Del Pino Pacheco
 1986 The Cosby Show (TV Series)
Anna Maria Westlake
- An Early Spring (1986) ... Anna Maria Westlake
- Mrs. Westlake (1986) ... Anna Maria Westlake
 1985 Kiss of the Spider Woman
Leni Lamaison / Marta / Spider Woman
 1983 Gabriela
Gabriela
 1981 I Love You
Maria
 1980 Chega Mais (TV Series)
Gelly
- Episode #1.40 (1980) ... Gelly
- Episode #1.39 (1980) ... Gelly
- Episode #1.37 (1980) ... Gelly
- Episode #1.38 (1980) ... Gelly
- Episode #1.36 (1980) ... Gelly
 1978-1979 Dancin' Days (TV Series)
Júlia Matos
- Episode #1.172 (1979) ... Júlia Matos
- Episode #1.171 (1979) ... Júlia Matos
- Episode #1.170 (1979) ... Júlia Matos
- Episode #1.169 (1979) ... Júlia Matos
- Episode #1.168 (1979) ... Júlia Matos
 1978 A Dama do Lotação
Solange
 1977 Espelho Mágico (TV Series)
Cinthia Levy / Camila
- Episode dated 14 June 1977 (1977) ... Cinthia Levy / Camila
 1976 Saramandaia (TV Series)
Marcina
- Episode #1.159 (1976) ... Marcina (as Sônia Braga)
- Episode #1.158 (1976) ... Marcina (as Sônia Braga)
- Episode #1.157 (1976) ... Marcina (as Sônia Braga)
- Episode #1.156 (1976) ... Marcina (as Sônia Braga)
- Episode #1.155 (1976) ... Marcina (as Sônia Braga)
 1976 Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands
Dona Flor (Florípides) Guimarães
 1975 Gabriela (TV Series)
Gabriela
- Episode #1.134 (1975) ... Gabriela
- Episode #1.133 (1975) ... Gabriela
- Episode #1.132 (1975) ... Gabriela
- Episode #1.131 (1975) ... Gabriela
- Episode #1.130 (1975) ... Gabriela
 1975 O Casal
Maria Lúcia
 1974 Fogo Sobre Terra (TV Series)
Brisa
- Episode dated 8 May 1974 (1974) ... Brisa
 1972 Vila Sésamo (TV Series)
Ana Maria
 1972 Selva de Pedra (TV Series)
Flávia
- Episode dated 12 April 1972 (1972) ... Flávia
 1969-1970 A Menina do Veleiro Azul (TV Series) (1969)
- Episode #1.324 (1970) ... (1969)
- Episode #1.323 (1970) ... (1969)
- Episode #1.322 (1970) ... (1969)
- Episode #1.321 (1970) ... (1969)
- Episode #1.320 (1970) ... (1969)
 1970 Cleo e Daniel
Sandra
 1970 Irmãos Coragem (TV Series)
Lídia Siqueira
 1970 A Moreninha
Carolina, a Moreninha
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Other Works:

Appeared on Brazilian TV-series "Reino Encantado" (1959) (TV Tupi, 1963/1964, dir.: Vicente Sesso) and "Pequeno Príncipe" (1950) (TV Record, 1965/1966, with Ronnie Von). See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Sônia Braga

Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)

Spouse:

Arduíno Colassanti  (divorced) | See more »

Children:

None

Parents:

Hélio Fernando Ferraz Braga | Maria José Braga

Relatives:

Ana Maria Braga (sibling) | See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

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

Trivia:

Was involved for some years with Robert Redford. See more »

Trademark:

Her portrayals of seductive women

Nickname:

The Brazilian Bombshell

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