Brazilian movie actresses died when they were 78

Here are 1 famous actresses from Brazil died at 78:

Norma Bengell

Norma Bengell (February 21, 1935 Rio de Janeiro-October 9, 2013 Rio de Janeiro) a.k.a. Norma Benguell, Norma Bengel, Norma Almeida Pinto Guimarães d'Area Bengell, Norma Aparecida Almeida Pinto Guimarães D´Áurea Bengell or Norma Aparecida Almeida Pinto Guimarães D'Áurea Bengell was a Brazilian film director, actor, film producer, singer, screenwriter and composer.

She died in lung cancer.

Norma Bengell began her career in the entertainment industry as an actor and made her film debut in the 1959 Brazilian film "O Cangaceiro". She gained international recognition for her role in the film "Os Cafajestes" (The Pied Pipers) which premiered at the 1962 Cannes Film Festival. Bengell also directed her own films including "A Rainha Diaba" (The Devil Queen) which starred herself and was released in 1974.

In addition to her work in film, Bengell was a singer and composer. She released several albums throughout her career and was known for her sultry voice and sensual stage presence. Bengell was also politically active and participated in protests against the military dictatorship in Brazil.

Despite her success, Bengell was often criticized for her refusal to conform to societal norms and her outspoken nature. However, her legacy has continued to inspire generations of artists in Brazil and beyond.

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