Brazilian movie actresses born in the year 1923

Here are 6 famous actresses from Brazil were born in 1923:

Vanda Lacerda

Vanda Lacerda (September 10, 1923 Rio de Janeiro-July 14, 2001 Rio de Janeiro) was a Brazilian actor.

Vanda Lacerda started her acting career in the early 1950s, appearing in various Brazilian film productions. She became well-known for her performances in theater, television, and cinema. Some of her notable film credits include "Assalto ao Trem Pagador" (1962), "O Padre e a Moça" (1966), and "A Dama do Lotação" (1978).

In addition to acting, Vanda Lacerda was also a talented singer, and recorded several songs throughout her career. She received critical acclaim for her performances in the theater, winning several awards for her work.

Throughout her career, Vanda Lacerda remained a beloved and respected figure in Brazilian culture. She passed away in 2001 at the age of 77, leaving behind a legacy of exceptional work and a lasting impact on the Brazilian film industry.

Cleyde Yáconis

Cleyde Yáconis (November 14, 1923 Pirassununga-April 15, 2013 São Paulo) a.k.a. Cleyde Becker Yáconis or Cleyde Becker Iaconis was a Brazilian actor.

She began her career in theater, and later became one of the most renowned actresses in Brazilian television and film. Yáconis acted in over 50 films during her career, working alongside famous Brazilian directors such as Glauber Rocha and Walter Salles. She also won several awards for her work, including the Best Supporting Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival in 1962. Yáconis was also known for her humanitarian work, particularly her support of children's charities. Her legacy continues to be celebrated in Brazilian cinema and theater, and she is remembered as a trailblazer for women in the entertainment industry.

Nilda Spencer

Nilda Spencer (June 18, 1923 Salvador-October 10, 2008 Salvador) otherwise known as Nilda Oliva César was a Brazilian pianist and actor. She had two children, Susan Spencer and Judy Spencer.

Nilda Spencer's career as a pianist began in the 1940s and she quickly gained recognition for her exceptional talent. She performed in various cities throughout Brazil and was praised for her interpretation of the works of Brazilian composers such as Villa-Lobos and Guarnieri.

Later in her career, Spencer found success as an actor, appearing in several Brazilian films and television shows. She also worked as a theater director, staging productions of plays by renowned Brazilian playwrights like Nelson Rodrigues.

Spencer was known for her dedication to social causes and was a vocal supporter of human rights and environmental conservation. She was awarded several honors throughout her life for her contributions to Brazilian culture and society.

In her later years, Spencer suffered from Alzheimer's disease and passed away in 2008 at the age of 85. Despite her illness, she remained an important figure in Brazilian music and culture, and her legacy continues to inspire new generations of artists.

Lourdinha Bittencourt

Lourdinha Bittencourt (October 30, 1923 Campinas-August 19, 1979 Rio de Janeiro) was a Brazilian actor and singer.

She began her career as a radio singer in São Paulo in the 1940s and later moved to Rio de Janeiro to pursue a career in acting. She appeared in numerous films, including "O Grande Momento" (1958) and "Os Cafajestes" (1962), and also had success as a singer, releasing several albums throughout the 1950s and 1960s. Bittencourt was known for her soulful voice and her interpretations of Brazilian samba and bossa nova. She was a prominent figure in the Brazilian music scene during her career and is considered a major influence on contemporary Brazilian music. Despite her success, Bittencourt struggled with depression and alcoholism throughout her life and died at the age of 55.


Inhana (March 28, 1923 Araras-June 11, 1981 São Paulo) also known as Ana Eufrosina da Silva was a Brazilian singer and actor.

Inhana was born Ana Eufrosina da Silva in Araras, a city in the interior of São Paulo. She began her artistic career as a singer, performing in radio programs and live shows in the 1940s. In the 1950s, she began to work in cinema, acting in several films and shorts.

In 1951, Inhana released her first recording, the single "Saudade de Amar", which became a hit. She continued to release records throughout the 50s and 60s, becoming known for her sweet, melodious voice and her interpretations of traditional Brazilian music.

In addition to her music career, Inhana was also a prolific actor, appearing in over 30 films and television shows during her career. She was known for her talent and versatility as an actress, and for her ability to bring depth and authenticity to her roles.

Inhana passed away in São Paulo in 1981, at the age of 58. She remains a beloved figure in Brazilian music and cinema, remembered for her contributions to both of these important cultural forms.

Néa Simões

Néa Simões (April 19, 1923 São Paulo-September 20, 2002 São Paulo) also known as Elza Simões was a Brazilian actor.

She was one of the pioneers of Brazilian television, having acted in numerous telenovelas and plays throughout her career. Simões began her acting career in 1949 and went on to appear in over 20 films, including "O Cangaceiro" which went on to win the Best Director award at the Cannes Film Festival in 1953. Simões was known for her versatility as an actress, playing roles ranging from comedic to dramatic. In addition to her work in film and television, Simões was also a well-respected theater actress and was a founding member of the São Paulo Theatre Company. Throughout her career, Simões was recognized for her contributions to Brazilian culture and was awarded several accolades, including the Order of Rio Branco in 1994.

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