the best actress and actors of Brazil

by quietgiant2 | created - 26 Feb 2013 | updated - 15 Oct 2017 | Public

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1. Cacilda Becker

Actress | Floradas na Serra

Cacilda Becker was born on April 6, 1921 in Pirassununga, São Paulo, Brazil as Cacilda Becker Yáconis. She was an actress, known for Floradas na Serra (1954), Luz dos Meus Olhos (1947) and Teatro Cacilda Becker (1953). She was married to Walmor Chagas and Tito Lívio Fleury Martins. She died on June...

2. Lilian Lemmertz

Actress | Baila Comigo

Lilian Lemmertz was born on June 15, 1937 in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. She was an actress, known for Baila Comigo (1981), Love Lesson (1975) and Time and the Wind (1985). She was married to Lineu Dias. She died on June 5, 1986 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

3. Célia Helena

Actress | Anjo Loiro

Célia Helena was born in 1936 in São Paulo, SP, Brazil as Célia Camargo Silva. She was an actress, known for Anjo Loiro (1973), Vila do Arco (1975) and Tilim (1970). She was married to Raul Cortez. She died on March 29, 1997 in São Paulo.

4. Geórgia Gomide

Actress | Vereda Tropical

Geórgia Gomide was born on August 17, 1937 in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil as Elfriede Helene Gomide Witecy. She was an actress, known for Vereda Tropical (1984), O Tempo e o Vento (1967) and Teresa (1965). She died on January 29, 2011 in São Paulo.

5. Cleyde Yáconis

Actress | Torre de Babel

Cleyde Yáconis was born on November 14, 1923 in Pirassununga, São Paulo, Brazil as Cleyde Becker Yáconis. She was an actress, known for Torre de Babel (1998), Os inocentes (1974) and Paper Wedding Anniversary (2008). She was married to Stênio Garcia. She died on April 15, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, ...

6. Marília Pêra

Actress | Pixote: A Lei do Mais Fraco

Marília Pêra was born on January 22, 1943 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Marília Soares Pêra. She was an actress, known for Pixote (1981), Central Station (1998) and Better Days Ahead (1989). She was married to Bruno Faria, Nelson Motta, Paulo Villaça, Agildo Ribeiro and Paulo Graça ...

7. Glória Pires

Actress | É Proibido Fumar

Glória Pires was born on August 23, 1963 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Glória Maria Cláudia Pires. She is known for her work on Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (2009), Irrational Heart (2011) and O Dono do Mundo (1991). She has been married to Orlando Morais since 1987. They have three ...

8. Fernanda Montenegro

Actress | Central do Brasil

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 ...

9. Lília Cabral

Actress | Divã

Lília Cabral was born on July 13, 1957 in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil as Lília Cabral Bertolli. She is an actress, known for In Therapy (2009), Pages of Life (2006) and Empire (2014). She has been married to Iwan Figueiredo since 1994. They have one child. She was previously married to João ...

10. Eva Wilma

Actress | Mulheres de Areia

Eva Wilma has a daughter and a son with John Herbert: Vivien (b. 1956) and John Herbert Junior (b. 1958). Vivien is a cinema director and John Herbert Junior is a musician. Eva's father was Otto and her mother was Luiza. She has five grandchildren: Miguel, born in 1986, and Mateus, born in 1990, (...

11. Betty Faria

Actress | Tieta

She has a son named João (1975) with Daniel Filho. She has 4 grandchildren: Giulia (Alexandra's daughter), twins Valentina and João Paulo and Antônio (João children's). Her father's name is Marçal and he was a army officer. Her mother's name is Elza and she's a housewife. Betty is an only child. ...

12. Joana Fomm

Actress | Tieta

Joana Fomm was born on September 14, 1939 in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil as Joana Maria Fomm. She is an actress and writer, known for Tieta (1989), A Vida Provisória (1968) and Césio 137 - O Pesadelo de Goiânia (1990).

13. Susana Vieira

Actress | Senhora do Destino

Daughter of Maria da Conceição Vieira and army officer, Marius Gonçalves. Her stepmother is Elizette. She has two younger sisters: Suzana Goncalves and Sandra Vieira and two brothers named Sérgio Ricardo Gonçalves and Sérvulo Augusto Gonçalves. She has an only son named Rodrigo with Regis Cardoso. ...

14. Renata Sorrah

Actress | Senhora do Destino

Renata Sorrah was born on February 21, 1947 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Renata Leonardo Perreira Sochaczewski. She is an actress, known for Her Own Destiny (2004), Madame Satã (2002) and Assim na Terra Como no Céu (1970).

15. Cláudia Raia

Actress | Belíssima

Cláudia Raia was born on December 23, 1966 in Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil as Maria Claudia Motta Raia. She is an actress, known for Belíssima (2005), The Favorite (2008) and Torre de Babel (1998). She was previously married to Edson Celulari and Alexandre Frota.

16. Marieta Severo

Actress | A Grande Família

Marieta Severo was born on November 2, 1946 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Marieta Severo da Costa. She is an actress and writer, known for Big Family (2001), Owner of the Story (2004) and O Corpo (1991). She was previously married to Chico Buarque and Carlos Vergara.

17. Patricia Pillar

Actress | A Favorita

Patricia Pillar was born on January 11, 1964 in Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil as Patricia Gadelha Pillar. She is an actress, known for The Favorite (2008), Cabocla (2004) and Zuzu Angel (2006). She was previously married to Ciro Gomes and Zé Renato.

18. Adriana Esteves

Actress | Avenida Brasil

Adriana Esteves was born on December 15, 1969 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Adriana Esteves Agostinho. She is an actress, known for Brazil Avenue (2012), Kubanacan (2003) and Torre de Babel (1998). She has been married to Vladimir Brichta since February 11, 2006. They have one child....

19. Simone Spoladore

Actress | Desmundo

Simone Spoladore was born on October 29, 1979 in Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil. She is an actress, known for Desmundo (2002), Elvis & Madonna (2010) and Não Se Pode Viver Sem Amor (2010).

20. Natália do Vale

Actress | Os Dias Eram Assim

Natália do Vale was born on March 6, 1951 in Floriano, Piauí, Brazil as Maria Natália Ferreira do Vale. She is an actress, known for Dark Days (2017), Pages of Life (2006) and The Next Victim (1995). She was previously married to Vasco Dias and Paulo Ubiratan.

21. Paolla Oliveira

Actress | A Força do Querer

Paolla Oliveira was born on April 14, 1982 in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil as Caroline Paola Oliveira da Silva. She is an actress, known for Edge of Desire (2017), Belíssima (2005) and The Prophet (2006).

22. Ruth de Souza

Actress | Filhas do Vento

Ruth de Souza was born on May 12, 1921 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Ruth Pinto de Souza. She was an actress, known for Filhas do Vento (2004), Primavera (2018) and Pureza Proibida (1974). She died on July 28, 2019 in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro.

23. Júlia Lemmertz

Actress | Do Começo ao Fim

Júlia Lemmertz was born on March 18, 1963 in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil as Júlia Lemmertz Dias. She is an actress and producer, known for From Beginning to End (2009), My Name Ain't Johnny (2008) and The Color of Destiny (1987). She has been married to Alexandre Borges since 1993. They...

24. Marjorie Estiano

Actress | Sob Pressão

Marjorie Estiano was born on March 8, 1982 in Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil as Marjorie Dias de Oliveira. She is an actress, known for Under Pressure (2017), Good Manners (2017) and Pages of Life (2006).

25. Vanessa Giácomo

Actress | Cabocla

Vanessa Giacomo is one of the most talented and famous Brazilian film and television actress. Giacomo made her television debut in the soap opera "Cabocla" in 2004 at the age of 20, where she met and fell in love with the actor Daniel de Oliveira. They started dating after the soap ended. They have...

26. Sérgio Cardoso

Actor | A Cabana do Pai Tomás

Sérgio Cardoso was born on March 23, 1925 in Belém, Pará, Brazil. He was an actor and director, known for A Cabana do Pai Tomás (1969), O Cara Suja (1965) and Antônio Maria (1968). He was married to Nydia Lícia. He died on August 18, 1972 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

27. Procópio Ferreira

Actor | O Homem Dos Papagaios

Procópio Ferreira was born on July 8, 1898 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as José Alvaro de Jesus Quental Ferreira. He was an actor and writer, known for O Homem Dos Papagaios (1953), Berlim na Batucada (1944) and Cousas Nossas (1931). He was married to Hamilta Rodrigues, Norma Geraldy ...

28. Jardel Filho

Actor | Assim na Terra Como no Céu

Jardel Filho was born on July 24, 1928 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Jardel Frederico Bôscoli. He was an actor, known for Assim na Terra Como no Céu (1970), Macunaima (1969) and Coração Alado (1980). He was married to Beth, Márcia de Windsor, Myriam Pérsia and ...

29. Rodolfo Mayer

Actor | Redenção

Rodolfo Mayer was born on February 4, 1910 in São Paulo, Brazil. He was an actor, known for Redenção (1966), Sangue do Meu Sangue (1969) and Cavalo Amarelo (1980). He was married to Lourdes Mayer. He died in 1985.

30. Dionísio Azevedo

Director | TV de Vanguarda

Dionísio Azevedo was born on April 4, 1922 in Conceição da Aparecida, Minas Gerais, Brazil as Toufik Jacob. He was a director and actor, known for TV de Vanguarda (1952), A Moça que Veio de Longe (1964) and O Tempo e o Vento (1967). He was married to Flora Geny. He died on December 11, 1994 ...

31. Paulo Porto

Actor | Fome de Amor

Paulo Porto was born on September 1, 1917 in Muriaé, Minas Gerais, Brazil. He was an actor and producer, known for Hunger for Love (1968), As Moças Daquela Hora (1973) and Fim de Festa (1978). He died on July 3, 1999 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

32. Walmor Chagas

Actor | São Paulo, Sociedade Anônima

Walmor Chagas was born on August 28, 1930 in Alegrete, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. He was an actor and producer, known for São Paulo, Sociedade Anônima (1965), Asa Branca: Um Sonho Brasileiro (1980) and Beloved Country Brazil (1984). He was married to Cacilda Becker. He died on January ...

33. José Wilker

Actor | Senhora do Destino

José Wilker de Almeida was born on 20th August 1947 in Juazeiro do Norte, Brazil. He worked as a speaker in a radio there but he later moved to Recife where he started worked in the theatre as a member of "Movimento de Cultura Popular (MPC)". The group not only brought culture to people but also ...

34. Othon Bastos

Actor | Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol

Othon Bastos was born on May 23, 1933 in Tucano, Bahia, Brazil as Othon José de Almeida Bastos. He is known for his work on Black God, White Devil (1964), São Bernardo (1972) and Brainstorm (2000). He has been married to Martha Overbeck since 1960. They have one child.

35. Leonardo Villar

Actor | A Hora e Vez de Augusto Matraga

One of the most respected Brazilian thespians of all time, Leonardo Villar has a distinguished career in theatre, cinema and television. He was born on 25 July, 1924 in Piracicaba, São Paulo. His career initiated in the 1950's with several works in theatre and one special series for TV. But it was ...

36. Carlos Vereza

Actor | Memórias do Cárcere

Carlos Vereza was born on March 4, 1939 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Carlos Alberto Vereza de Almeida. He is an actor and writer, known for Memórias do Cárcere (1984), O Trampo and Direito de Amar (1987).

37. Dan Stulbach

Actor | A Força do Querer

Dan Stulbach was born on September 26, 1969 in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil as Dan Filip Stulbach. He is an actor, known for Edge of Desire (2017), Women in Love (2003) and Time of Peace (2009).

38. Antônio Fagundes

Actor | Duas Caras

Antônio Fagundes was born on April 18, 1949 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Antônio da Silva Fagundes Filho. He is an actor and producer, known for Two Faces (2007), O Dono do Mundo (1991) and A Viagem (1994). He was previously married to Mara Carvalho and Clarisse Abujamra.

39. Stênio Garcia

Actor | Eu Tu Eles

Stênio Garcia was born on April 28, 1933 in Mimoso do Sul, Espírito Santo, Brazil as Stênio Garcia Faro. He is an actor and assistant director, known for Me You Them (2000), O Dono do Mundo (1991) and A Muralha (1968). He has been married to Marilene Saade since May 9, 2009. He was previously ...

40. Wagner Moura

Actor | Tropa de Elite

Moura was born in Salvador, a city located in Northeast Region of Brazil, but grew up in the small town of Rodelas, Bahia. His mother, Alderiva, was a housewife, and his father, José Moura, was a Sergeant in the Brazilian Air Force. At the age of 13, he moved with his family to Salvador, Bahia.

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41. Matheus Nachtergaele

Actor | Cidade de Deus

Matheus Nachtergaele was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 1969. He is one of the best young Brazilian actor at the moment. He showed his talent in many beautiful roles, both in cinema and television. For the TV he workes in the TV series "Hilda Furacao" in the role of the transexual Cintura Fina, in ...

42. Eduardo Moscovis

Actor | O Cravo e a Rosa

Eduardo Moscovis was born on June 8, 1968 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Carlos Eduardo de Andrade. He is an actor, known for The Thorn and the Rose (2000), Capital Sin (1998) and Crazy About Them (2012). He has been married to Cynthia Howlett since March 10, 2007. They have two ...

43. Paulo Vilhena

Actor | Agora é Que São Elas

Paulo Vilhena was born on January 3, 1979 in Santos, São Paulo, Brazil as Paulo Eduardo Oliveira de Vilhena Moraes. He is an actor and director, known for Agora é Que São Elas (2003), Just Like Our Parents (2017) and Sheep's Clothing (2013). He was previously married to Thaila Ayala.

44. Cauã Reymond

Actor | Avenida Brasil

The Rio de Janeiro-born Cauã Reymond is one of the most renowned names of the new generation of Brazilian actors. Since his debut in 2002, he has interpreted more than 30 roles in feature films and television. In his decade-long career, the young actor gained recognition not only for the quality of...

45. Mateus Solano

Actor | Amor à Vida

Mateus Solano was born on March 20, 1981 in Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil as Mateus Solano Schenker Carneiro da Cunha. He is an actor, known for Trail of Lies (2013), Seize the Day (2009) and Vida de Balconista (2009). He is married to Paula Braun. They have two children.

46. José de Abreu

Actor | Avenida Brasil

José de Abreu was born on May 24, 1946 in Santa Rita do Passa Quatro, São Paulo, Brazil as José Pereira de Abreu Júnior. He is an actor and director, known for Brazil Avenue (2012), The Intruder (1979) and Antes Que Eu Me Esqueça (2018).

47. Roberto Bonfim

Actor | Cabocla

Roberto Bonfim was born on March 12, 1945 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Roberto Bonfim de Andrade. He is an actor, known for Cabocla (1979), The Claudia Case (1979) and Paraíso (1982).

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48. Gabriel Braga Nunes

Actor | Insensato Coração

Gabriel Braga Nunes was born on February 7, 1972 in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. He is an actor, known for Irrational Heart (2011), Alemão: Both Sides of the Operation (2014) and Ways of the Heart (2007). He has been married to Isabel Nascimento since April 6, 2014. They have one child.

49. Rodrigo Lombardi

Actor | Verdades Secretas

Rodrigo Lombardi was born on October 15, 1976 in São Paulo, Brazil. He is an actor, known for Hidden Truths (2015), Edge of Desire (2017) and India: A Love Story (2009).

50. Thiago Fragoso

Actor | O Profeta

Thiago Fragoso was born on November 1, 1981 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Thiago Neves Fragoso. He is an actor, known for The Prophet (2006), Side by Side (2012) and Trail of Lies (2013). He has been married to Mariana Vaz since March 13, 2005. They have one child.



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