Vera Fischer (actress)

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Vera Fischer
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Fischer in 2004
Born
Vera Lúcia Berndt Fischer[1][2]

(1951-11-27) 27 November 1951 (age 67)
OccupationActress
Years active1972–present
Spouse(s)Perry Salles (1972–1988)
Felipe Camargo (1988–1995)

Vera Lúcia Berndt Fischer[1][2] (Portuguese pronunciation: [vɛˈɾa fiˈʃɛʁ]; born 27 November 1951) is a Brazilian actress of long-standing reputation and works in cinema and for the small screen, particularly for telenovelas.

A former beauty pageant titleholder, Vera was crowned Miss Brazil in 1969 by Miss Brazil 1968 and also Miss Universe 1968, Martha Vasconcellos.

Biography[edit]

Fischer was born in Blumenau, in Brazil, to Hildegard Berndt, a Brazilian of German descent, and Emil Fischer, a German who was originally from Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg. Vera was raised Protestant.[3] Emil Fischer, Vera's father, was a Nazi, and she never had a good relationship with him: "My father was German, Nazi, and used to force me to read Hitler and he beat me a lot", she wrote in an autobiography.[4]

Until age 5, Vera only spoke German and started to learn Portuguese at school.[3]

Career[edit]

She was crowned Miss Brazil in 1969 which is what propelled her career to great fame, she also competed at Miss Universe 1969, becoming a semi-finalist. The film that brought her onscreen reputation was A Superfêmea, a pornochanchada of 1973, she is considered a good actress and has won several awards. Among her theatrical appearances, she is best known for A Primeira Noite de Um Homem (2004), the adaptation of The Graduate by Miguel Falabella.

She is considered a notable sex symbol in Brazil. In 1982 and in 2000, she did nude photoshoots for the Brazilian issue of the Playboy magazine.

She starred in telenovelas such as O Clone ("The Clone") and Laços de Família ("Family Ties"), she has a daughter and a son from her respective marriages.

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role
1977 Espelho Mágico Diana Queiroz / Débora
1978 Sinal de Alerta Sulamita Montenegro (Sula)
1979 Os Gigantes Helena Porto
1980 Coração Alado Vívian Ribas
1981 Obrigado, Doutor Helena (Episode: "Por um Fio de Vida)[5]
Brilhante Luiza Sampaio
1983 Quatra-Nobre Claudia Prado
1986 Sinhá Moça Alcina
1987 Mandala Jocasta Silveira
1988 Tarcísio e Glória Lucrécia
1990 Riacho Doce Eduarda
Desejo Ana Emília Ribeiro da Cunha Assis (Saninha)
1992 Perigosas Peruas Maria Aparecida Falcão Belotto (Cidinha)
1993 Agosto Alice
1994 Pátria Minha Lídia Thompson Laport
1996 O Rei do Gado Nena Mezenga
1998 Você Decide Annie
Pecado Capital Laura Medeiros Lisboa
1999 O Belo e as Feras Celeste
2000 Laços de Família Helena Lacerda Soriano
2001 O Clone Yvete Simas Ferraz
2003 Agora É que São Elas Antônia Mendes Galvão
2004 Senhora do Destino Vera Barroso (Mrs. Robinson)
2005 América Úrsula Garcez
2007 Amazônia, de Galvez a Chico Mendes Lola
Duas Caras Dolores Maciel
2008 Casos e Acasos Vera (Episode: "O Desejo Escondido")
Vera (Episode: "O Cara Deprimido e O Livro Roubado")
2009 Caminho das Índias Chiara Bittencourt
2010 Afinal, o Que Querem as Mulheres? Celeste Monteiro
2011 Insensato Coração Catarina Diniz
2012 Salve Jorge Irina Drummond (Simone)
2016 Tá no Ar Helena Lacerda Soriano
2018 Malhação: Vidas Brasileiras Ana Tanquerey[6][7]
Espelho da Vida Carmo[8][9]
Assédio Haidée

Film[edit]

Year Title Role
1972 Sinal vermelho – As fêmeas Angela[10]
1973 A Superfêmea Eva
Anjo Loiro Laura[11]
As Delícias da Vida Fernanda[12]
1974 Essa Gostosa Brincadeira a Dois Lígia
As Mulheres que Fazem Diferente Marília
Macho e Fêmea Juliano (Woman)
1975 Intimidade Tânia Velasco
1980 Perdoa-me por me traíres Judite
1981 Bonitinha mas Ordinária ou Otto Lara Resende Ritinha/Bonitinha
I Love You Barbara Bergman
1982 Love Strange Love Anna
Dora Doralina Dora
1984 Amor Voraz Anna
Quilombo Ana de Ferro
1989 Doida Demais Letícia
1990 The 5th Monkey Mrs. Watts
1991 Forever Cristina Teller
1993 Fala Baixo, Senão Eu Grito
1997 Navalha na Carne Neuza Suely
2002 Xuxa e os Duendes 2 – No Caminho das Fadas Queen Dara

Theater[edit]

  • 1984 – Negócios de Estado
  • 1992 – Macbeth
  • 1993 – Desejo
  • 1998 – Gata em Teto de Zinco Quente
  • 2004 – A Primeira Noite de um Homem
  • 2006 – Porcelana Fina
  • 2007 – Confidências
  • 2015 – Relações Aparentes
  • 2017 – Ela é o Cara
  • 2017 – Doce Pássaro da Juventude

Awards[edit]

  • 1977: Critics Association of São Paulo (APCA), Best Actress, for Intimidad (1975)
  • 1982: Brasília Festival of Brazilian cinema, Best Actress, for Amor estranho amor (1982)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Uol entretenimento Artistas de A-Z". uol. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  2. ^ a b "VERA FISCHER". Portal Globo/Ego. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  3. ^ a b FISCHER, Vera. Vera, a pequena moisi. Editora Globo, 2007
  4. ^ "Meu pai era nazista e mandava eu ler Hitler", diz Vera Fischer Archived 21 January 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Obrigado, Doutor – Ficha Técnica". Memória Globo. Globo.com. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  6. ^ Redação (16 March 2018). "Vera Fischer faz participação em 'Malhação: Vidas Brasileiras'". Gshow. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  7. ^ Redação (11 April 2018). "Vera Fischer comemora volta à TV, fala de Ana Beatriz Nogueira e revela personagem que não tem vontade de fazer". Gshow. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  8. ^ Redação (9 April 2018). "Vera Fischer é convidada para Espelho da Vida". OplanetaTV. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  9. ^ Gabriel Vaquer (14 April 2018). "Vera Fischer anuncia que fará diva do cinema em Espelho da Vida, próxima novela das 18h da Globo". Observatório da Televisão. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  10. ^ Cinemateca Brasileira, Sinal vermelho – As fêmeas [em linha]
  11. ^ Cinemateca Brasileira, Anjo Loiro [em linha]
  12. ^ Cinemateca Brasileira, As Delícias da Vida [em linha]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Martha Vasconcellos (Miss Universe)
Miss Universo Brasil
1969
Succeeded by
Eliane Fialho Thompson