Maria Della Costa

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Maria Della Costa
Born Gentile Maria Marchioro Della Costa
(1926-01-01)1 January 1926
Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Died 24 January 2015(2015-01-24) (aged 89)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Occupation Actress, Theater

Gentile Maria Marchioro Della Costa (1 January 1926 – 24 January 2015) was a Brazilian theater, movie and TV actress and producer.[1][2]

She was born in Flores da Cunha, a small town of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, into a family of Italian immigrants from the region of Veneto. She was immortalized in paintings by Emiliano Di Cavalcanti, Flavio de Carvalho, Guanabarino and Djanira, and in a statue by Victor Brecheret. She started her career at 14 years of age, as a fashion model (she is considered the first professional model in Brazil).

She was married to Sandro Polloni, a theater producer, also of Italian origin. Together they founded Teatro Maria Della Costa in São Paulo in a building designed by Oscar Niemeyer and Lúcio Costa.[2]

After retiring from show business, she owned and managed a small hotel (Coxixo Hotel) in the historical and tourist town of Paraty, Rio de Janeiro. She died of a pulmonary edema on January 24, 2015.[1][2]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Theatre[edit]

  • 1992 - Típico Romântico
  • 1988 - Temos Que Refazer a Casa
  • 1986 - Alice, Que Delícia
  • 1982 - Motel Paradiso
  • 1974 - Tome Conta de Amélia
  • 1973 - Bodas de Sangue
  • 1968 - Tudo no Jardim
  • 1968 - Abra a Janela e Deixa Entrar o Ar Puro e o Sol da Manhã
  • 1967 - Homens de Papel
  • 1964 - Depois da Queda
  • 1963 - Pindura Saia
  • 1962 - Armadilha Para um Homem Só
  • 1962 - O Marido Vai à Caça
  • 1960 - Society em Baby Doll
  • 1959 - Gimba
  • 1958 - A Alma Boa de Set-Suan
  • 1956 - Moral em Concordata
  • 1956 - A Rosa Tatuada
  • 1956 - A Casa de Bernarda Alba
  • 1955 - A Mirandolina
  • 1955 - Com a Pulga Atrás da Orelha
  • 1954 - O Canto da Cotovia
  • 1952 - Manequim
  • 1951 - Ralé

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Brazilian actress Della Costa dead at 89". Global Post (Agence France-Presse). 25 Jan 2015. Retrieved 25 Jan 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c "Corpo de Maria Della Costa é velado no Theatro Municipal do Rio". O Globo (in Portuguese) (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Globo Comunicação e Participações S.A). 25 Jan 2015. Retrieved 25 Jan 2015. 

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