Award-winning Brazilian film and television star known best for her role as Maria do Carmo in Her Own Destiny. She has also had leading roles in Two Faces, Women in Love, and Chiquinha Gonzaga.
A classical ballerina, she was a member of the Grande Teatro Tupi ballet beginning in 1961. She would make her acting debut the following year in the telenovela A Noite Eterna.
In 2010, she made her debut as a singer, releasing the inaugural album Brasil Encena.
She was married to Régis Cardoso from 1961 to 1972. They had a son named Rodrigo. She would later marry Carson Gardeazabal and divorce him in 2003. She was briefly married to Marcelo Silva from 2006 to 2008.