Bolkan, Florinda (1941–)

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Bolkan, Florinda (1941–)

Brazilian-Italian actress. Born Florinda Soares Bulcao, Feb 15, 1941, in Ceara, Brazil; dau. of José Pedro Bulcao (poet and congressional representative) and Maria Hosana Bulcao (part Indian).

Made screen debut in Candy e il suo pazzo mondo (1968); other films include Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion, The Last Valley, Hearts and Minds, Love at the Top, The Devil's Bed, Terrore, Royal Flash, Assassination in Sarajevo, Manaos, Some Girls, Prisoner of Rio, La Gabbia, L'Enigma di un Giorno, Sisters and Bella Donna; appeared as the prostitute in Luchino Visconti's The Damned (1969) and the working wife in Vittorio de Sica's Une breve vacanza (A Brief Vacation) (1973); directed Eu nao conhecia Tururu (I Didn't Know Tururu) (2000); made stage debut in Metti una sera a cena (1984), followed by Uncle Vania; starred in the Italian tv series "La piovra." Won Donatello awards (Italian oscar) for Metti una sera a cena (One Night at Dinner), Anonimo Veneziano (The Anonymous Venetian), and Dear Parents; received Best Actress award from Los Angeles Film Critics for A Brief Vacation.