Fernanda Montenegro

Fernanda Montenegro (born October 16, 1929) is a Brazilian stage, television and film actress, mostly recognized for her leading role in Central Station, which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress, becoming the first and only Brazilian actress to be nominated.For this work she was also nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama, and the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. In 2013 she was nominated for the International Emmy For Best Actress, in the special television film Sweet Mother. She is commonly revered as one of Brazil’s finest actresses and referred to as “The First Lady of Brazilian Theater” and “The First Lady of Brazilian Television”.