Catarina Furtado

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Catarina Furtado

Catarina Furtado (born August 25, 1972) is a Portuguese television presenter, actress and UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador. Catarina was born in Lisbon in 1972 and is daughter of RTP journalist Joaquim Furtado. Throughout her successful career on television which started in the early 1990s, she has worked for SIC and RTP television networks, as well as the radio stations Rádio Comercial and RDP Antena 3. While an underage girl, Catarina had a short non-talking role in the film Non, ou a Vã Glória de Mandar directed by Manoel de Oliveira. Later on she starred in films like Killing Time (an English film that appeared in the Cannes Film Festival), Fatima (an Italian movie by Fabrizio Costa), Anjo da Guarda and Pesadelo cor-de-rosa, among others. Catarina's first big success was as a presenter on the TV show Top + on RTP, a Portuguese program featuring popular music videos and the national weekly record chart. It was a music show that first illustrated Catarina's natural talent and beauty, and led to her hosting a MTV Portugal program on the SIC network, years before Portuguese MTV was founded. She went on to do a variety of shows, including Treasure Hunt (Caça ao Tesouro), on SIC television, which was often shot on location in Portugal's smaller towns where Catarina arrived in a helicopter.

Personal life[edit]

Catarina attended the Conservatório Nacional (until 1990) specializing in dance. She also trained in journalism and studied drama at London's International School of Acting from 1995 to 1997, as well as Lee Strasberg's Method Studio in England. She married to João Reis, an actor, and has a daughter, Maria Beatriz (born in 2006) and a son, João Maria (born in 2007). Catarina Furtado is rated on the site AskMen.com.[1]

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