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Norma Aleandro Robledo
May 2, 1936
|Spouse(s)||Oscar Ferrigno (divorced)|
Eduardo Le Poole
|Children||Oscar Ferrigno (son)|
Norma Aleandro Robledo (born May 2, 1936) is an international award-winning Argentine actress, screenwriter, theatre director and author. She is considered as one of the best and most celebrated Argentine actresses and is recognized as a cultural icon.
Aleandro starred in the Oscar-winning 1985 film, The Official Story, a role that earned her the Cannes Award for best actress. She has also performed in other successful films like The Truce (1974), Cousins (1989), Autumn Sun (1996), The Lighthouse (1998), Son of the Bride (2001) and Cama Adentro (2005). For her performance as Florencia Sánchez Morales in the 1987 film Gaby: A True Story, she received a Golden Globe nomination and a Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
Aleandro has written the 1970 film, The Inheritors, and has performed in various plays such like August: Osage County. Aleandro recently appeared in the Argentine adaptation of BeTipul, the critical success En terapia.
Aleandro was born in Buenos Aires on May 2, 1936. She is the daughter of actors Pedro Aleandro and María Luisa Robledo and the sister of actor María Vaner. During the late 1970s, she was vocal about her progressive views and during the military dictatorship she was exiled to Uruguay. Later Aleandro moved to Spain and did not return to Argentina until after the military junta fell in 1983.
Aleandro co-starred in a few Hollywood films such as One Man's War, with Anthony Hopkins, and Gaby: A True Story (1987) for which she received an Oscar nomination. She also had a minor role in Cousins (1989).
Back in Argentina she returned to the stage with Master Class and won the "María Guerrero" award in 1996. The same year she was honored as Ciudadano Ilustre de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires ("Illustrious Citizen of the City of Buenos Aires").
She has so far co-starred five times with fellow actor Héctor Alterio: Los siete Locos (1973), the Academy Award-nominated The Truce (1974), The Official Story (1985), Son of the Bride (2001) and Cleopatra (2003), the last three of which they played husband and wife.
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