Siblings Maria Vaner
|Name Norma Aleandro|
Years active 1952–present
Children Oscar Ferrigno Jr
|Full Name Norma Aleandro Robledo|
Born May 2, 1936 (age 79) (1936-05-02) Buenos Aires, Argentina
Spouse Eduardo Le Poole (m. 1982)
Parents Pedro Aleandro, Maria Luisa Robledo
Movies and TV shows The Official Story, Son of the Bride, En terapia, Gaby: A True Story, Cleopatra
Similar People Hector Alterio, Oscar Ferrigno Jr, Alfredo Alcon, Maria Vaner, Luis Puenzo
Norma Aleandro, “dirijo sabiendo que la creación la hace el actor y no el director”
Norma Aleandro Robledo (born May 2, 1936) is an Argentine actress, screenwriter and theatre director internationally renowned. Recognised as a local film icon. Considered as one of the best and most celebrated Argentine actresses. It is considered as a Cultural icon.
- Norma Aleandro, “dirijo sabiendo que la creación la hace el actor y no el director”
- Life and career
- Other awards won
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.
Life and career
Aleandro was the daughter of actor Pedro Aleandro. 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.
In 1985, her breakout role was the Argentine Academy Award-winning film The Official Story. For her acting in the film she won, among others, the Cannes Award for best actress.
She worked in several other Argentine movies such as the Academy Award-nominated Son of the Bride, Sol de Otoño, and El Faro.
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.
In 2009, Aleandro appeared in The City of Your Final Destination, directed by James Ivory and co-starring Anthony Hopkins, Laura Linney and Charlotte Gainsbourg.