Selma Reis

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Reis in 2012

Selma Reis (24 August 1960 – 19 December 2015) was a Brazilian actress and singer.

Born in São Gonçalo, Rio de Janeiro, she acted in various telenovelas and miniseries for Rede Globo, including Caminho das Índias, Páginas da Vida, Presença de Anita and Chiquinha Gonzaga. After time spent studying music in Nantes, France, in 1987, she released an eponymous debut album, the first of eleven releases.[1]

She was married to photographer Locca Faria, with whom she had a son. The couple separated but remained friends for the last three years of her life.[2]

In July 2014, Reis was diagnosed with brain cancer,[2] and was treated at a hospital in Teresópolis. She was cremated in a Lutheran service in Nova Friburgo.[1]


  1. ^ a b Scarini, Juliana (19 December 2015). "Atriz e cantora Selma Reis morre em Teresópolis, no RJ" [Actress and singer Selma Reis dies in Teresópolis, RJ] (in Portuguese). Globo. Archived from the original on 22 December 2015. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
  2. ^ a b Bessa, Priscila (19 December 2015). "Ex-marido de Selma Reis desabafa: 'Lutou pela vida até o último momento'" [Ex-husband of Selma Reis reveals: 'She fought for her life until the last moment'] (in Portuguese). Globo. Retrieved 21 December 2015.