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Overview (4)

Born in Maringá, Paraná, Brazil
Birth NameSônia Maria Campos Braga
Nickname The Brazilian Bombshell
Height 5' 2" (1.57 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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 (1985), and was nominated for a second Golden Globe for her performance in Moon Over Parador (1988), where she played the part of Madonna Mendez.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: anonymous

Spouse (2)

Arduíno Colassanti (1970 - 1976) ( divorced)
António Guerreiro (? - 1988) ( divorced)

Trade Mark (2)

Her portrayals of seductive women
Voluptuous figure

Trivia (15)

Was involved for some years with Robert Redford.
She had to lose more than 10 kilo-grammes to star in the movie Tieta of Agreste (1996). In 1995, she had a public argument with Betty Faria over the title role.
Debut on stage in "Hair" in the end of the 1960s. First success on TV was in Vila Sésamo (1972), the Brazilian version of Sesame Street (1969). Had first international success on big screen in Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1976).
Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1986
She's the fifth of seven children.
Sister of actress Ana Maria Braga, plastic artist Hélio Braga, actor Júlio Braga and Maria Braga.
Her father died when she was 8. Her mother is Maria José ("Zezé").
Aunt of director Daniela Braga and actress Alice Braga.
Wrapped up a stint as "Sophia Vargas" on Alias (2001). [June 2005]
First Brazilian actress to be nominated for a Golden Globe award (for her performance in Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)). As of 1995, she has 3 Golden Globe nominations. The other Golden Globe-nominee Brazilian actors are Fernanda Montenegro for Central Station (1998) and Wagner Moura for Narcos (2015).
Was the first Brazilian to present a category at the Oscars. She was announced by Goldie Hawn as one of the most glamorous actresses in the world, before appearing with Michael Douglas, who announced the nominees for Best Short Film. She sent a message in Portuguese for the Brazilians who were watching the ceremony. [1987].
First Brazilian actress to receive a BAFTA nomination.
First Brazilian actor to receive an Emmy nomination.
Her character in Pages of Life (2006) witnesses 9/11 as herself did. She woke up when the plane that hit the North Tower flew right over her building, and saw the second collision.
Sister-in-law of the late Brazilian TV director Ninho F. Moraes.

Personal Quotes (1)

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

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