Malu Mulher is a TV series broadcast by Rede Globo from May 24, 1979 to December 22, 1980, written and directed by Daniel Filho.[1] The theme song, Começar de novo, was a great hit in the voice of one of Brazil's greatest popular female singer, Simone.


Main roles[2]
  • Regina Duarte .... Malu
  • Dênis Carvalho .... Pedro Henrique
  • Narjara Turetta .... Elisa
  • Antônio Petrin .... Gabriel Fonseca
  • Sônia Guedes .... Elza
  • Ricardo Petraglia .... Amorim
  • Lúcia Alves .... Amorim's wife
  • Ruthinéia de Moraes .... Vera
  • Elza Gomes .... Alice
  • Natália do Vale ....Malu's friend
Supporting roles

International repercussionsEdit

Malu Mulher was broadcast to some 50 television channels in several countries. In 1979, it won the Ondas Award from the Spanish Broadcasting Society and Radio Barcelona. In 1980, he received the Iris Award for best foreign production shown on television in the United States. In the same year, it was broadcast in Sweden and exceeded in audience several BBC programmes in England. In 1982, it was considered the best television programme of the year in Portugal and Greece. The series continued to be exported even after it ended in Brazil. In Latin America, it faced problems with the censorship of some countries. In 1983, it went on air in Cuba. At the time, Brazilian entertainment productions for that country were still forbidden. In 1988, it was broadcast in France by Antenne 2 under the title Maria Lúcia. Regina Duarte won an award in the former Czechoslovakia for the episode "Parada Obrigatória". In the Netherlands, over one million viewers watched the first episode and about three million during six weeks.[3]


  1. ^ Malu Mulher Archived 2007-09-29 at the Wayback Machine(in Portuguese)
  2. ^ Arquivo Lucélia Santos, Sinopse Archived 2007-06-25 at the Wayback Machine (in Portuguese)
  3. ^ "BASTIDORES – Malu Mulher – Memória" (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved 2020-09-07.