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About Sônia Braga Sônia Maria Campos Braga (born June 8, 1950) is a Brazilian actress. She was born in Maringá, Paraná, Brazil, the daughter of Maria José "Zeze" Braga, a seamstress, and a realtor father. In 1975, she became famous in Brazil with the telenovela Gabriela (based on the book Gabriela, Cravo e Canela by Jorge Amado). She made another notable Jorge Amado adaptation, when she played the lead role in the film Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands ("Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos") in 1976. She made appearances in several Brazilian blockbuster films such as Lady on the Bus ("A Dama do Lotação") in 1978 and Eu Te Amo ("I Love You" in Portuguese) in 1981.She achieved world fame with her title role in the film Gabriela, the silver screen adaptation of Amado's novel, in 1983. Amado's story was set in Bahia in 1925, with Braga playing the part of a beautiful mulatto girl, Gabriela, who transforms the lives of many provincial inhabitants. Jorge Amado's romantic tale was to be Braga's stepping stone into the world of the US cinema. Consequently, she then moved to the United States where she acted in movies such as Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Milagro Beanfield War and Angel Eyes. She has guest starred in television series such as Alias, The Cosby Show, CSI: Miami, Sex and the City and Ghost Whisperer. Her niece, Alice Braga, starred in the internationally acclaimed feature film, City of God and I Am Legend with Will Smith. In 2007, she accepted a part on a Brazilian primetime soap opera, Páginas da Vida, and then in the Portuguese language version of the American TV series Desperate Housewives. After that, she moved back to Roosevelt Island, in New York City, to relaunch her career in the United States. Sônia Braga was nominated for an Emmy Award in 1995 in the category of "outstanding supporting actress in a minisseries or special" (role of Regina De Carvalho in The Burning Season). In Brazil, she was one of the top soap opera (telenovela) stars in the 1970s. She was also in the Brazilian version of Sesame Street (Vila Sésamo).

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15. Deborah Secco 1818
16. Bibi Ferreira 1019
17. Yoná Magalhães 786
18. Eliane Giardini 690
19. Sônia Braga 613
20. Zilka Salaberry 574
21. Zezé Motta 398
22. Bruna Lombardi 394
23. Giulia Gam 321

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