Maria Flor

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Maria Flor
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Born Maria Flor Leite Calaça
(1983-08-31) August 31, 1983 (age 33)
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Occupation Actress
Notable work
  • Renato Calaça
  • Márcia Leite

Maria Flor Leite Calaça, usually known as Maria Flor (born August 31, 1983), is a Brazilian actress. She is the daughter of Renato Calaça, a cinema audio technician and Márcia Leite, who is a screenwriter.


Maria Flor was born in Laranjeiras, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro state. She was discovered in 2002, and her first role was in the film O Diabo a Quatro, filmed in the same year, and released nationwide in Brazil in 2005. It was also her first role as a protagonist in a movie. She became famous after her role as Rê, a very insecure and innovative character, in Malhação telenovela. This was also her first television role.

She played Tina, a romantic character, in the telenovela Cabocla. To be able to play her character, Maria Flor spent almost a month in a farm learning how to be a peasant.[1] In the movie Cazuza - O Tempo Não Pára she played a groupie following the rock band Barão Vermelho. In the film Quase Dois Irmãos she played a wealthy girl, daughter of a politician, and that gets involved with a drug dealer. She also represented the cast of the film during the 2005 Créteil International Women's Film Festival.

She played a prostitute in the movie O Diabo a Quatro. In her research to play this character she talked to real prostitutes and strippers. Maria Flor won the best actress award of the Festival de Cuiabá (Cuiabá Film Festival) for her performance in this film. In the biographical film Dois Filhos de Francisco, Maria Flor played Solange, who was the first love of the sertanejo singer Zezé Di Camargo, of the Zezé di Camargo & Luciano duo.[2]

She played Taís Junqueira in the telenovela Belíssima, which started airing in November, 2005. Taís Junqueira is a Brazilian woman working in Greece as a prostitute, after receiving a proposal promising her a job as a ballerina. During the telenovela, her character tried to return to Brazil.[3][4] In 2006, she played Carol in the 2006 film Podecre! [5] and Letícia in the movie Proibido Proibir.[6]

Maria Flor played the role of Bel in the 2007 film Chega de Saudade [7] Her first role as the main character of a telenovela was in the 2007 telenovela Eterna Magia,[8] where she played the role of Nina Sullivan, who is a witch who refuses to use her magical abilities.[9] In 2008, she participated of one episode of the TV series Casos e Acasos,[10] and starred the end of the year special Aline.[11]

Her international career started in the Fernando Meirelles film 360, starring Anthony Hopkins, Rachel Weisz and Jude Law.[12]

Besides working as an actress, Maria Flor starred the summer campaign for Blue Man, a bikini and Bermuda shorts factory.[13]


Year Film Role Notes
1995 Malhação Nininha Marques Macieira Telenovela
2003 Malhação Telenovela
2004 Cabocla Tina Telenovela
Cazuza - O Tempo Não Pára Unnamed girl Film
Quase Dois Irmãos Juliana Film
2005 O Diabo a Quatro¹ Rita de Cássia Film
Dois Filhos de Francisco Solange Film
Belíssima Taís Junqueira Telenovela
2006 Podecre! Carol Film
Proibido Proibir Letícia Film
2007 Chega de Saudade Bel Film
Eterna Magia Nina Sullivan Telenovela
2008 Casos e Acasos Fernanda TV series
Aline Aline TV special
2009 Som & Fúria Kátia Miniseries
2009-2011 Aline Aline TV series
2010 Quincas Berro D'Água Film
O Bem Amado Violeta Film and 2011 Miniseries
2012 As Brasileiras Shirley TV series
360 Laura Film
Xingu Marina Film
Do Amor Lulu TV series
A Grande Família Juliana Rebouças TV series
2014 O Rebu Camila Telenovela
2015 Sete Vidas Taís Telenovela
2016 A Lei do Amor Flávia Telenovela
Little Secret Jeanne Film


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