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August 18, 1985 | RODERICK MANN
If the name of Sonia Braga fails to ring any bells with you, hang about for a while. It will. And quite soon, according to the critics. When her movie "I Love You" was shown at Cannes four years ago, the critic from Newsweek was so bowled over that he penned a paean of praise that has yet to be equaled. "The festival revealed the most life-enhancing movie star in the world to be Brazil's Sonia Braga," he wrote.
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June 23, 2001 | DANA CALVO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At a time in her life when most actresses are pushed into the background by Hollywood executives, the 50-year-old siren from Sao Paulo, Brazil, has a cluster of film and television projects that have brought her--if only briefly--back in style. Put another way: Sonia Braga is making it one long, hot summer. In May, she appeared alongside Jennifer Lopez in "Angel Eyes." This month she's the romantic interest of one of the female stars of HBO's "Sex and the City."
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June 5, 1988 | Mary Rourke, Mary Rourke is a Times staff writer
A STORY ABOUT fashion and Sonia Braga has to begin with her hair because people notice it first--no matter what she is wearing. She says it has a life of its own, even loves what she hates, like cold water and vitamin treatments. One would expect that she'd use her hair to flirt, but instead she lets it cover her like a dark, mysterious veil. Braga's fashion too. She dresses like a man: faded flannel shirts, tweed jackets, running shoes, blue jeans.
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January 30, 1998 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
No wonder Brazil's greatest writer, Jorge Amado, entrusted Sonia Braga with the screen rights to his novel "Tieta of Agreste." No wonder Braga, who gained international renown for starring in the film version of Amado's "Don~a Flor and Her Two Husbands," returned to Brazil after 12 years in the U.S. to star in the title role under the direction of Carlos Diegues, one of the founding fathers of his country's Cinema Nova back in the '60s. The result is a triumph for all concerned.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 25, 1985
An article about Sonia Braga with no mention of her week-nightly appearances on "Dancin' Days" on Channel 34 ("Sonia Braga: Bouquets for a Brazilian Bombshell," by Roderick Mann, Aug. 18)? You don't actually hear her as she wrestles with the problems of the moody Julia, since she (and everybody else) is dubbed into Spanish, but watching her is feast enough. PETER LARSEN Lake View Terrace
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January 30, 1998 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
No wonder Brazil's greatest writer, Jorge Amado, entrusted Sonia Braga with the screen rights to his novel "Tieta of Agreste." No wonder Braga, who gained international renown for starring in the film version of Amado's "Don~a Flor and Her Two Husbands," returned to Brazil after 12 years in the U.S. to star in the title role under the direction of Carlos Diegues, one of the founding fathers of his country's Cinema Nova back in the '60s. The result is a triumph for all concerned.
NEWS
September 8, 1991 | SUSAN KING, Times Staff Writer
Something happened this year to Sonia Braga. She turned into a goat. And before men everywhere go into a panic, the sultry Brazilian star of "Dona Flora and Her Two Husbands," "Gabriela" and "The Kiss of the Spider Woman" hasn't literally become a goat. She's been behaving like one. "I started getting into hiking this year," Braga, 41, was saying with a stretch of her arms. "What I really want to do is get into rock climbing when I get more muscles!"
ENTERTAINMENT
March 23, 1988 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
Sonia Braga can tell you in two words exactly what made her become an actress. Jack Nicholson. The year was 1972. Barely 20, Braga had read Kafka, seen the new films of Jean-Luc Godard and worked--to help support her family--in Brazilian TV soap operas. Then, in rapid succession, she saw "Easy Rider" and "Five Easy Pieces." "When I saw 'Easy Rider,' I was really impressed by the actor who played the lawyer," she recalled, sipping tomato soup at a West Hollywood cafe.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 23, 2001 | DANA CALVO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At a time in her life when most actresses are pushed into the background by Hollywood executives, the 50-year-old siren from Sao Paulo, Brazil, has a cluster of film and television projects that have brought her--if only briefly--back in style. Put another way: Sonia Braga is making it one long, hot summer. In May, she appeared alongside Jennifer Lopez in "Angel Eyes." This month she's the romantic interest of one of the female stars of HBO's "Sex and the City."
ENTERTAINMENT
February 11, 1993 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Film Biz: KCET, in reportedly a first for a public television station, is set to produce a feature film. The project is "Roosters," an adaptation of Milcha Sanchez-Scott's stage play that will star Edward James Olmos, Sonia Braga and Maria Conchita Alonso. Following its theatrical run, "Roosters" will be booked on PBS' "American Playhouse."
NEWS
September 8, 1991 | SUSAN KING, Times Staff Writer
Something happened this year to Sonia Braga. She turned into a goat. And before men everywhere go into a panic, the sultry Brazilian star of "Dona Flora and Her Two Husbands," "Gabriela" and "The Kiss of the Spider Woman" hasn't literally become a goat. She's been behaving like one. "I started getting into hiking this year," Braga, 41, was saying with a stretch of her arms. "What I really want to do is get into rock climbing when I get more muscles!"
MAGAZINE
June 5, 1988 | Mary Rourke, Mary Rourke is a Times staff writer
A STORY ABOUT fashion and Sonia Braga has to begin with her hair because people notice it first--no matter what she is wearing. She says it has a life of its own, even loves what she hates, like cold water and vitamin treatments. One would expect that she'd use her hair to flirt, but instead she lets it cover her like a dark, mysterious veil. Braga's fashion too. She dresses like a man: faded flannel shirts, tweed jackets, running shoes, blue jeans.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 23, 1988 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
Sonia Braga can tell you in two words exactly what made her become an actress. Jack Nicholson. The year was 1972. Barely 20, Braga had read Kafka, seen the new films of Jean-Luc Godard and worked--to help support her family--in Brazilian TV soap operas. Then, in rapid succession, she saw "Easy Rider" and "Five Easy Pieces." "When I saw 'Easy Rider,' I was really impressed by the actor who played the lawyer," she recalled, sipping tomato soup at a West Hollywood cafe.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 25, 1985
An article about Sonia Braga with no mention of her week-nightly appearances on "Dancin' Days" on Channel 34 ("Sonia Braga: Bouquets for a Brazilian Bombshell," by Roderick Mann, Aug. 18)? You don't actually hear her as she wrestles with the problems of the moody Julia, since she (and everybody else) is dubbed into Spanish, but watching her is feast enough. PETER LARSEN Lake View Terrace
ENTERTAINMENT
August 18, 1985 | RODERICK MANN
If the name of Sonia Braga fails to ring any bells with you, hang about for a while. It will. And quite soon, according to the critics. When her movie "I Love You" was shown at Cannes four years ago, the critic from Newsweek was so bowled over that he penned a paean of praise that has yet to be equaled. "The festival revealed the most life-enhancing movie star in the world to be Brazil's Sonia Braga," he wrote.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 28, 1996
The American Cinematheque will present at Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Ave., a three-weekend tribute to British director Nicholas Roeg, who will appear at the 7 p.m. U.S. premiere Friday of his "Two Deaths," a tale of humiliation and obsession starring Michael Gambon and Sonia Braga. Information: (213) 466-FILM. Tickets--Theatix: (213) 466-1767.
NEWS
September 25, 1994
The Multicultural Motion Picture Awards organization held its second annual Diversity Awards program Tuesday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. Award recipients were cited for bringing a distinctive cultural perspective to the screen. Singer and actress Diahann Carroll received the MMPA's Lifetime Achievement Award. Other awards went to Rosie Perez, Louis Gossett Jr., Joan Chen, Marlee Matlin, Andy Garcia, Sonia Braga, Wes Studi, Oliver Stone and Bill Duke.
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