Françoise Forton

Françoise Forton (8 July 1957 – 16 January 2022) was a Brazilian actress.[1][2]

Françoise Forton
Françoise Forton.jpg
Forton in 2012
Born(1957-07-08)8 July 1957
Died16 January 2022(2022-01-16) (aged 64)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
NationalityBrazilian
OccupationActress
Years active1965–1977, 1983–2021
Spouse(s)
Ênio Viotti
(m. 1978; div. 1982)

Eduardo Barata
(m. 2014)
Children1

CareerEdit

The actress was the daughter of a French father and a Brazilian mother. She began her career as an actress in 1969, making a small contribution to the soap opera A Última Valsa. She then participated in an episode of the series A Grande Família in 1973, playing Tuco's girlfriend (Luiz Armando Queiroz). It gained more notoriety in television with the soap opera Fogo sobre Terra in 1974, playing the rebellious Estrada-de-Fogo. Since then, she has been in the cast of several telenovelas, always with important roles.

In 1975, she starred in Cuca Legal alongside Francisco Cuoco, Yoná Magalhães and Suely Franco. In the plot, she was one of the three women of Mário Barroso (Francisco Cuoco), Virgínia. In the same year, she was part of the cast of "Ode to ten", O Grito, where she played the activist Mariana, who was fighting for the rights of women and minorities.

The following year, 1976, she starred in Estúpido Cupido, a novel set in the 1960s. Her character, Maria Tereza, is a dreamy girl who wants to leave Albuquerque to be chosen Miss Brazil. However, her boyfriend João (Ricardo Blat), an aspiring journalist, is extremely jealous and intends to marry her, hindering in her plans. After the end of that soap opera, Françoise spent seven years away from television. In 1983 she transferred to Rede Bandeirantes where she was in the soap opera Sabor de Mel and the series Casa de Irene.

She returned to Rede Globo in 1988, participating in the soap opera Bebê a Bordo, where she played the sensual Glória, acting alongside Nicette Bruno, Patrícya Travassos and Tony Ramos. In 1989 she played one of the villains of the great success Tieta, giving life to the cold and calculating Helena, wife of Ascânio (Reginaldo Faria). In 1990 she returned to act in another novel of prime time, in Meu Bem, Meu Mal, playing the mysterious Marcela.

In 1992, she played one of the main characters of Perigosas Peruas, the ambitious and dangerous Caroline. In 1993 she participated in Sonho Meu. In 1994 she played the frustrated nurse Clarisse in Quatro por Quatro, of Carlos Lombardi, in which she was in a romantic pair with Rômulo Arantes. The following year, Françoise won one of the main roles of the soap opera Explode Coração, the first soap opera to be recorded at the newly opened Projac. In the plot she was the great villain Eugênia Avelar, an exquisitely beautiful and cold woman, in love with the protagonist Júlio (Edson Celulari), who did everything to conquer him.

In 1996 she integrated the cast of the novel Anjo de Mim, giving life to elegant Renata Monterrey, one of the central characters of the plot. In 1997 she returned to prime time in the successful Por Amor, of Manoel Carlos, where she played the futile Meg.

Three years later, 2000, she returned to soap operas in Uga-Uga, living as hippie Larissa Guerra. In 2001 she participated in O Clone as secretary Simone. In 2003 she was in Kubanacan as the futile Concheta. After the end of the soap opera, Françoise joined SBT, where she recorded two remakes of Mexican soap operas with important roles, Seus Olhos, in 2004, and Os Ricos Também Choram, in 2005. She then signed a contract with Rede Record where she remained until the year of 2011, during which time she participated in several soap operas and serials of the network, such as Cidadão Brasileiro, Luz do Sol and Ribeirão do Tempo.

In 2012 she returned to Rede Globo,[3] after a season at Rede Record.

Personal life and deathEdit

Forton was of French descent.[4] She lived in Brasília from the age of 5 until she was 17.

She was married to the physicist Ênio Viotti for four years, and from this marriage she had her only son, Guilherme.[5] In 2014, Françoise married theater producer Eduardo Barata.[6]

Forton died in Rio de Janeiro on 16 January 2022, at the age of 64.[7]

FilmographyEdit

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1969 A Última Valsa Special participation[8]
1973 A Grande Família Tuco's Girlfriend Special participation[9]
1974 Fogo sobre Terra Estrada de Ferro
1975 Cuca Legal Virgínia Viana
O Grito Marisa
1976 Estúpido Cupido Maria Tereza Oliveira (Tetê)
1983 Sabor de Mel Rebeca
Casa de Irene Gina
1988 Bebê a Bordo Glória Ladeira
1989 Tieta Helena
1990 Meu Bem, Meu Mal Marcela Miranda
1991 O Portador Patrícia[10]
1992 Perigosas Peruas Caroline
1993 O Mapa da Mina Fernanda Sabino Episode: "March 29, 1993"
Sonho Meu Gilda Fontana
1994 Quatro por Quatro Clarisse
1995 Explode Coração Eugênia Avelar
1996 Anjo de Mim Renata Monterrey
1997 Você Decide Natália Episode: "Cobiça"
Por Amor Margarida Saboya Trajano (Meg)
1998 Labirinto Wanda Camargo
2000 Uga-Uga Larissa Guerra
2001 O Clone Simone
2002 O Quinto dos Infernos Miou-Miou
2003 Kubanacan Concheta Ibarra
2004 Seus Olhos Elaine
2005 Os Ricos Também Choram Arabela Guedes
2006 Cidadão Brasileiro Manuela Gama Phase 2[11]
2007 Luz do Sol Belquiss Lins de Albuquerque
2008 Caminhos do Coração Judge Episodes: "May 30–June 2, 2008"
2009 Promessas de Amor Cristina Dorange / Estela Dorange
2010 Ribeirão do Tempo Dirce Flores Episodes: "May 18–24, 2010"
Louca Família Maria Estela Silva (Estelinha)
2013 Amor à Vida Gisela Borba de Andrada Lemos (Gigi)
2014 As Canalhas Bárbara Episode: "Julia, A Secretária Ambiciosa"[12]
Sexo e as Negas Marisinha Bengston de Castro Episodes: "O Encaixe" / "Alguns Sonhos"[13]
2015 I Love Paraisópolis Isolda
Dança dos Famosos 12 Participant Domingão do Faustão's reality show
2017 Prata da Casa Hercília Ribeiro
Tempo de Amar Emília Macedo[14]

FilmsEdit

Year Title Role
1970 Marcelo Zona Sul Renata
1974 Relatório de Um Homem Casado Norma
1975 O Sósia da Morte Cláudia[15]
1988 Jardim de Alah Denise
1991 Manobra Radical
2004 Araguaya - A Conspiração do Silêncio Dora
2010 Léo e Bia Mother of Bia
2017 Coração de Cowboy Iolanda

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ André Oliveira (22 August 2005). "Françoise Forton trabalha na produção de dois curtas" (in Portuguese). cinemacomrapadura.com.br. Archived from the original on 14 August 2013. Retrieved 22 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Parabéns" (in Portuguese). OFuxico. Retrieved 22 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Françoise Forton troca Record pela Globo após convite de Walcyr Carrasco e Wolf Maia - Últimas Notícias - UOL TV e Famosos". televisao.uol.com.br (in Portuguese). Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  4. ^ "GALERIAS | Lu Lacerda". iG (in Portuguese). Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  5. ^ Ana Paula Bazolli (10 August 2013). "Françoise Forton: "Estou feliz. Obrigada, Senhor" - Edição 673 (02/08/2013)". Revista Quem (in Portuguese). Globo.com. Retrieved 22 October 2017.
  6. ^ Cristiane Rodrigues (22 October 2014). "Recém-casada, Françoise Forton diz: 'Paris está no roteiro de lua de mel'" (in Portuguese). Ego. Retrieved 27 October 2014.
  7. ^ Gois, Ancelmo (16 January 2022). "A atriz Françoise Forton, 64 anos, acaba de falecer no Rio". Ancelmo (in Brazilian Portuguese). O Globo. Archived from the original on 16 January 2022. Retrieved 16 January 2022.
  8. ^ "Françoise Forton: "Coisas efêmeras não me encantam"". Ofuxico. 3 September 2013. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  9. ^ "Notícias sobre Comer e Beber Brasília | VEJA.com". vejabrasil.abril.com.br. Archived from the original on 4 March 2014. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  10. ^ "O PORTADOR - FICHA TÉCNICA". memoriaglobo.globo.com. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  11. ^ Tatiana Amin (24 August 2006). "Luiz Carlos Miele e Françoise Forton estão na 2ª fase de Cidadão Brasileiro". O Fuxico (in Portuguese). Terra. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  12. ^ "Julia, a secretaria ambiciosa". As Canalhas - GNT (in Portuguese). Retrieved 4 September 2017.
  13. ^ Patrícia Kogut (21 September 2014). "Chay Suede se prepara para voltar à TV na faixa das 21h". O Globo (in Portuguese). Retrieved 27 October 2014.
  14. ^ "Françoise Forton e Olívia Araújo farão a novela "Tempo de Amar"". Noticiasdetv.com (in Portuguese). 27 April 2017. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  15. ^ "O Sósia da Morte". Cinemateca Brasileira (in Portuguese). Retrieved 27 July 2017.

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