Cristiana Oliveira

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Cristiana Oliveira
Born Cristiana Barbosa da Silva de Oliveira
(1963-12-15) December 15, 1963 (age 53)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Occupation Actress
Children 2

Cristiana Barbosa da Silva de Oliveira (born December 15, 1963 in Rio de Janeiro) is a Brazilian actress.[1]


Daughter of Oscar de Oliveira and Eugênia Barbosa da Silva de Oliveira, she is the youngest of nine children (two men and seven women).[2][3][4] Christiana was born and raised in a house in Ipanema. To help at home she began to work at 10 years of age at a flower shop near her residence.[2] Since little she was nicknamed Krika.

After recording a commercial directed by Walter Salles, she was called by Jayme Monjardim,[2] to audition for TV Manchete for a program of music clips, Shock. She auditioned for the leading role of Dora for the telenovela Kananga do Japão,.[5] She was cast as Hannah after actress Bia Seidl quit the role. APCA recognized Oliveira's performance in that show.[3]

In 1989, she began recording the Pantanal for Rede Manchete. She played in Juma, a role initially intended for actress Glória Pires. But Cristiana, after reading the synopsis, fell in love with the character of Juma and offered to play her. The telenovela was a big hit, winning the audience of TV Globo and becoming a landmark in Brazilian soap operas. Her work won awards in Brazil and abroad. It was one of her most recognized and idolized roles.

In 1992, she was hired by TV Globo as the protagonist for the miniseries Agosto, a role that ultimately came to be played by Vera Fischer. Christina instead won the part of the protagonist, along with Tarcísio Meira, for the telenovela De Corpo e Alma. In February of that year, she posed nude for the Brazilian edition of Playboy magazine, one of the few occasions where the trial was presented in a special insert.

In 1994, she took part in the miniseries Memorial de Maria Moura, and then starred in the soap opera Quatro por Quatro, alongside actresses Letícia Spiller, Elizabeth Savalla and Betty Lago.[6] It was her first comic role as a television actress. After the end of the novela, she lived in New York City in order to improve her English.

In 2001, she participated in the first episode of the soap opera Porto dos Milagres. The following year, was in the second phase of the novel O Clone, in which she was disguised as the villain Alicinha.

In 2011, she played a cameo praised by critics and the public Insensato Coração, the role of lesbian and convict drug dealer, called Araci Laranjeira.[7] She had to gain 15 pounds to play that role and suffered prejudice from the media and public.[8]



Year Title Role Notes
1989 Kananga do Japão Hannah
1990 Fronteiras do Desconhecido Billie Frechette ep: "Inimigos Públicos"
Pantanal Juma Marruá
1991 Amazônia Mila/Camille
1992 Amazônia - Parte II Camille
De Corpo e Alma Paloma Bianchi
1994 Memorial de Maria Moura Marialva
Quatro por Quatro Tatiana
1996 Salsa e Merengue Adriana
1997 Mundo VIP Herself Cameo
Você Decide Cameo
1998 Corpo Dourado Selena
Mundo VIP Herself Cameo
1999 Vila Madalena Pilar
2000 Mundo VIP Herself Cameo
2001 Porto dos Milagres Eulália Phase 1
O Clone Alicinha (Alice Maria Ferreira das Neves)
2002 O Olhar da Serpente Celeste Carvalho Pinto
2003 Os Normais Cameo
Kubanacan Helena Cameo
2005 Malhação Rita Garcia
2006 A Diarista Betty ep: "Até Que a Nete os Separe"
2007 Amazônia, de Galvez a Chico Mendes Carminha
Dança dos Famosos 4 Herself Reality show of Domingão do Faustão
Sete Pecados Dra. Margareth
2008 Casos e Acasos Simone ep: "O Colar, O Cachorro e O DVD"
Casos e Acasos Bárbara ep: "O Parto, o Batom e o Passaporte"
Faça Sua História Talita ep: "Álbum de Família"
2009 Paraíso Zuleika Tavares
Episódio Especial Herself Cameo
2011 Insensato Coração Araci Laranjeira Cameo
2012 Salve Jorge Yolanda Pereira Galvão


Year Title Role
1991 Os Trapalhões e a Árvore da Juventude Juliana
2006 Gatão de Meia Idade Sandrão
Nossa Senhora de Caravaggio Angélica


  1. ^ "Cristiana Oliveira". IMDb. Retrieved 2016-10-14. 
  2. ^ a b c "Biografia da atriz Cristiana Oliveira". 
  3. ^ a b "B I O G R A F I A". 
  4. ^ "Carreira da atriz Cristiana Oliveira". Contigo!. Retrieved 19 September 2011. 
  5. ^ Contigo!. "Carreira da atriz Cristiana Oliveira". Retrieved September 19, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Lista: Como Griselda de Fina Estampa, elas ganham banho de loja". August 18, 2011. Retrieved December 18, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Cristiana Oliveira promete vilã "muito pior" que Alicinha". Quem. October 16, 2010. Retrieved December 18, 2011. 
  8. ^ (March 14, 2011). "Cristiana Oliveira engorda 15kg para viver detenta em 'Insensato Coração'". Extra. Retrieved September 19, 2011. 

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