Vera Fischer (actress)

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Vera Fischer
Vera Fischer by André Wanderley.jpg
Fischer, c. 2006
Born Vera Fischer
(1951-11-27) November 27, 1951 (age 63)
Blumenau, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Occupation Actress

Vera Fischer (born November 27, 1951) is a Brazilian actress of long-standing reputation and works in cinema and for the small screen, particularly for telenovelas. A former beauty pageant titleholder, she was crowned Miss Brazil in 1969 by Miss Miss Brazil 1968 and also Miss Universe 1968, Martha Vasconcellos.

Biography[edit]

Vera Fischer is of German descent and was born and raised in a Roman Catholic family in Blumenau, Santa Catarina, in Southern Brazil. Her father was a Nazi. Fischer never had a good relationship with him: "My father was German, Nazi, and used to force me to read Hitler and he beat me a lot", she wrote in a recent autobiography.[1]

Fischer was crowned Miss Brazil in 1969 which is what propelled her career to great fame. She also competed at Miss Universe 1969, becoming a semifinalist. The film that brought her onscreen reputation was A Superfêmea, a pornochanchada of 1973. Among her theatrical appearances, she is best known for A Primeira Noite de Um Homem (2004), the adaptation of The Graduate by Miguel Falabella.

She is considered as a notable sex symbol in Brazil. In 1982 and in 2000, she did nude photoshoots for the Brazilian issue of the Playboy magazine.

She starred in telenovelas such as O Clone ("The Clone") and Laços de Família ("Family Ties"). She has a daughter and a son from her respective marriages.

Awards[edit]

  • 1977: Critics Association of São Paulo (APCA), Best Actress, for Intimidad (1975)
  • 1982: Brasília Festival of Brazilian cinema, Best Actress, for Amor estranho amor (1982)

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Preceded by
Martha Vasconcellos (Miss Universe)
Miss Brasil
1969
Succeeded by
Eliane Fialho Thompson