Renowned on her behalf thirteen-year-long portrayal of Irene “Nene” Silva for the Brazilian comedy series A Grande Familia, she actually is also notable on her behalf recurring roles about Lacos de Familia (mainly because Alma) and A Comedy of Private Lives (mainly because Regina). She produced her Brazilian theatrical debut in 1965 and 1st appeared on tv — in the cleaning soap opera O Sheik de Agadir — the next yr. She voiced the bad Yzma in the Brazilian-language dubbing from the Emperor’s New Groove. Her three-decade relationship to musician Chico Buarque de Holanda led to daughters called Silvia, Helena, and Luisa. She later on got a long-term romantic relationship with stage movie director Aderbal Freire Filho. She and Mylla Christie are both popular Brazilian television stars.