Maria Gladys

Maria Gladys Mello da Silva (born 23 November 1939), known as Maria Gladys, is a Brazilian actress.

Maria Gladys
Born
Maria Gladys Mello da Silva

(1939-11-23) 23 November 1939 (age 81)
OccupationActress
Years active1959–present
RelativesMia Goth (granddaughter)

BiographyEdit

Gladys was born in the Cachambi neighborhood, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. At the age of three she contracted infantile paralysis and, at fifteen, became pregnant. She moved with her family to the Grajaú neighborhood, where her first son, Glayson, was born; his father was soon to disappear in the world. In the new neighborhood, Gladys knew Erasmo Carlos, Carlos Imperial, Tim Maia and Roberto Carlos, whom she began to date. It was at this time that Gladys became one of the official dancer of the program Clube do Rock, organized by Carlos Imperial.

In the late 1950s, Gladys decided to do theater and moved with the family to Copacabana, in the south zone of Rio. In 1959, she debuted with the play "O Mambembe" by Arthur Azevedo, in the Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro, next to Fernanda Montenegro, Fernando Torres, Sérgio Britto and Ítalo Rossi. At the same time, while studying to be an actress, Gladys became part of the company Teatro Jovem. In the publicity poster for the play O Chão dos Penitentes, she appeared with her breasts on display, being considered the first serious actress to show her body. In 1962, she starred in the play Sétimo Céu, set up by her friend Domingos de Oliveira.

Later, Gladys lived with Betty Faria and shared a house in Vidigal with Leila Diniz. Her mother had died and her father had gone back to the suburbs to raise his grandson. At that time, in 1964, she participated in Ruy Guerra's film "Os Fuzis", which won the Silver Bear in the Berlin Festival was indicated to the Golden Bear.

In TV she participated in important works like in Brilhante, Bandidos da Falange, As Noivas de Copacabana, Hilda Furacão, Um Anjo Caiu do Céu, A Lua Me Disse and Aquele Beijo. But undoubtedly one of her most emblematic characters was that of Lucimar da Silva in Vale Tudo.

In 2016 she played Dr. Elizabeth Tacanha in the TV Globo series Pé na Cova.

FilmographyEdit

CinemaEdit

Long and short films
Year Title Role
1961 Por um Céu de Liberdade Nurse
1963 Bonitinha, mas Ordinária Sister of Rita
1964 Os Fuzis Luísa
1965 Canalha em Crise
1966 Um Diamante e Cinco Balas Flôr
Todas as Mulheres do Mundo Glorinha[1]
1968 Copacabana Me Engana
Edu, Coração de Ouro Neusinha
Como Vai, Vai Bem? Teresa
1969 O Anjo Nasceu
1970 Cuidado Madame [2]
Sem Essa, Aranha
É Simonal!
Meu Pé de Laranja Lima Professor Cecília
1971 Sangue Quente em Tarde Fria
O Donzelo
O Capitão Bandeira contra o Dr. Moura Brasil Gladys
Piranhas do Asfalto
Lúcia McCartney, uma Garota de Programa
1977 Anchieta, José do Brasil Timbaúba
1978 O Gigante da América
1982 Rio Babilônia [3]
1983 Bar Esperança Martha [4]
1985 Brás Cubas
Os Bons Tempos Voltaram: Vamos Gozar Outra Vez Alzira
Um Filme 100% Brasileiro
1988 Natal da Portela
1991 A Grande Arte
Matou a Família e Foi ao Cinema Mother of Bebeto
1994 Geraldo Voador
1995 O Monge e a Filha do Carrasco
2003 Apolônio Brasil, Campeão da Alegria
2006 Se Eu Fosse Você Cida
2007 Polaroides Urbanas
2008 Pequenas Histórias Alcina
2009 Se Eu Fosse Você 2 Cida

TelevisionEdit

Novels, Series and Minisseries
Year Title Role Notes
1979 Plantão de Polícia[5] N/A (episode:O Estrangulador da Praça Tiradentes)
1981 Brilhante Dinalva
1983 Bandidos da Falange Soninha
1984 Padre Cícero Ifigênia
1985 Grande Sertão: Veredas Maria do Padre
1988 Vale Tudo Lucimar da Silva
1989 Top Model Veridiana (Big Loira)
1990 Meu Bem, Meu Mal Eusébia
1992 As Noivas de Copacabana Rita de Cássia
1993 Fera Ferida Lucineide
1995 - 1999 Você Decide Maria 4 episodes
1996 Salsa e Merengue Neném
1998 Corpo Dourado Mazinha
Hilda Furacão Cecília Bonfim
2001 Um Anjo Caiu do Céu Zezé
2002 O Beijo do Vampiro Gracinda
2004 Senhora do Destino Dona Mimi
2005 A Lua Me Disse Naíde
2006 A Diarista, Números Primos Aunt Palmira
Prova de Amor Mother of de Elza Special participation
2007 Guerra e Paz Zoraide
2008 Negócio da China Lucivone
Beleza Pura Romena
2009 Toma Lá, Dá Cá Sundaí 1 episode
Caminho das Índias Glorinha Special participation
2010 A Vida Alheia Nadir 1 episode
2011 Aquele Beijo Eveva
2014 As Canalhas Luciene
Sexo e as Negas Fumaça
2016 Pé na Cova Dra. Elizabeth Tacanha

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cinemateca Brasileira Todas as Mulheres do Mundo [em linha]
  2. ^ Cinemateca Brasileira Cuidado Madame [em linha]
  3. ^ Cinemateca Brasileira, Rio Babilônia [em linha]
  4. ^ http://cinemateca.gov.br/cgi-bin/wxis.exe/iah/?IsisScript=iah/iah.xis&base=FILMOGRAFIA&lang=P&nextAction=search&exprSearch=ID=025248&format=detailed.pft
  5. ^ "Plantão de Polícia". Archived from the original on 9 October 2016. Retrieved 13 March 2017.

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