Joana Maria Fomm (born September 14, 1939) is a Brazilian actress.[1]

Joana Fomm
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Fomm in 1961
Born (1939-09-14) September 14, 1939 (age 83)
Years active1964–present
Francisco Milani
(m. 1959; sep. 1961)
Partner(s)Nelson Xavier (1964–1966)
Astolfo Araújo (1969–1971)
Ricardo Gouveia (1973–1983)


Joana Fomm was born in Belo Horizonte, but her mother died when she was still a baby and she was adopted by her uncles in Rio de Janeiro.[1]


Joana began her acting career at the Teatro Municipal in Rio de Janeiro in 1961, while still a student at Escola de Arte Dramática Martins Pena. She debuted in film in 1962 in O Quinto Poder by Alberto Pieralisi. In 1964, she made her first television appearance on TV Rio in the telenovela O Desconhecido, written by Nelson Rodrigues.[1]

She won the APCA Award for Best Actress in Television in 1978, and the Candango for Best Actress in 1990.

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  1. ^ a b c "Joana Fomm: Trajetória". (in Portuguese). January 30, 2002. Retrieved January 10, 2015.

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