Sonia Braga

Biography: Sexy, smoldering actress who rose to stardom in her native country through work on a series of lavish soap operas for the Brazilian network TV Globo. She was featured in the films A Moreninha (1969), Captain Bandiera vs. Dr. Moura Brasil (1970) and The Couple (1974), but it wasn't until her role as a woman with two lovers-her husband, who is alive, and her ex-husband, who is a ghost-in Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1978), that she gained international attention. Braga was the main attraction in Lady on the Bus (1978), I Love You (1981) and Gabriela (1983, a remake of one of the soaps in which she performed) and she made her Englishlanguage debut in Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985) playing three roles: Raul Julia's girlfriend, a French chanteuse, and the title character. Her subsequent American efforts-The Milagro Beanfield War, Moon Over Parador (both 1988), and The Rookie (1990)-have not come close to unleashing the sensuality she has demonstrated, clothed and unclothed, inSexy, smoldering actress who rose to stardom in her native country through work on a series of lavish soap operas for the Brazilian network TV Globo. She was featured in the films A Moreninha (1969), Captain Bandiera vs. Dr. Moura Brasil (1970) and The Couple (1974), but it wasn't until her role as a woman with two lovers-her husband, who is alive, and her ex-husband, who is a ghost-in Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1978), that she gained international attention. Braga was the main attraction in Lady on the Bus (1978), I Love You (1981) and Gabriela (1983, a remake of one of the soaps in which she performed) and she made her Englishlanguage debut in Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985) playing three roles: Raul Julia's girlfriend, a French chanteuse, and the title character. Her subsequent American efforts-The Milagro Beanfield War, Moon Over Parador (both 1988), and The Rookie (1990)-have not come close to unleashing the sensuality she has demonstrated, clothed and unclothed, in her previous work. Most recently, she appeared in Roosters (1995) with Edward James Olmos.

Copyright © 1994 Leonard Maltin, used by arrangement with Signet, a division of Penguin Putnam, Inc.
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Sonia Braga's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 54
Highest Metascore: 88 Aquarius
Lowest Metascore: 23 An Invisible Sign
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 5 out of 11
11 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
66 Wonder Nov 17, 2017 Isabel's Mother / Isabel's Mother 7.7
88 Aquarius Oct 14, 2016 Clara 8.5
34 Emoticon May 30, 2014 Sonia tbd
61 Elysium Aug 9, 2013 Cast / Cast tbd
23 An Invisible Sign May 6, 2011 Mom 4.3
34 Testosterone Sep 10, 2004 Pablo's Mother 7.3
52 Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands Apr 23, 2004 Dona Flor (Florípides) Guimarães 7.3
38 Empire Dec 6, 2002 Iris 5.4
80 Kiss of the Spider Woman (re-release) Jun 29, 2001 Leni Lamaison/Marta/Spider Woman / Leni Lamaison/Marta/Spider Woman tbd
39 Angel Eyes May 18, 2001 Josephine Pogue / Josephine Pogue tbd
74 Bacurau TBA Principal Cast tbd
tbd The Jesus Rolls TBA Principal Cast tbd