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Patrícia Pillar

Patricia Pillar receiving an Honorary Award at the 11th Recife Film Festival
Born Patrícia Gadelha Pillar
January 11, 1964 (1964-01-11) (age 46)
Brasília, Distrito Federal
Years active 1983-present
Spouse(s) Zé Renato (1985—1995)
Ciro Gomes (1998—present)

Patrícia Pillar (born January 11, 1964) is a Brazilian television and film actress.



Patrícia Gadelha Pillar was born in Brasília, Distrito Federal to Nuno Pillar and Lucy Gadelha. She was born only three months before the 1964 Brazilian coup d'état and due to her faher's occupation as a Navy officer, she lived in various places of Brazil, such as Vitória, Espírito Santo and Santos, São Paulo prior to settling in Rio de Janeiro at 14. Pillar always wanted to be an actress, so she started working while in high school in order to pay for her acting lessons. At 16, she became a photographic model. She would enter a Journalism School, but gave it up in order to pursue her dream of becoming an actress. She joined the theatre group Asdrúbal Trouxe o Trombone alongside Regina Casé, before getting her first film role in Para Viver um Grande Amor, alongside singer Djavan. That role granted her a part in the famous 1985 Rede Globo telenovela Roque Santeiro, created by Dias Gomes. Ever since, she has starred in twelve other Globo telenovelas. She has also starred in eleven feature films, including the 1995 Academy Award-nominated O Quatrilho, alongside Glória Pires.

In 2005, Patrícia Pillar debuted as director. Her first film was a documentary about the Brazilian singer Waldick Soriano and it was titled Waldick - Sempre No Meu Coração (which means, in Portuguese, Waldick - Always In My Heart). [1]

Personal life

Pillar is married to politician Ciro Gomes from the Brazilian Socialist Party. They started dating when Gomes was still legally married to Patrícia Saboya, current Senator from Ceará, causing a stir in the media. In 2002, Pillar played an important role in Gomes' presidential campaign, although she was recovering from breast cancer. Prior to that, she was married to MPB singer-songwriter Zé Renato from 1985 to 1995. She is a cousin of singer Luiza Possi.


  • 2007 - Pequenas Histórias as Iara
  • 2006 - Zuzu Angel as Zuzu Angel Jones
  • 2006 - Se Eu Fosse Você as Dr. Cris
  • 2004 - O Casamento de Iara (short subject)
  • 1998 - Amor & Cia as Ludovina
  • 1996 - O Noviço Rebelde as Maria do Céu
  • 1995 - O Quatrilho as Teresa
  • 1995 - O Monge e a Filha do Carrasco as Amula
  • 1994 - Menino Maluquinho - O filme as the mother
  • 1992 - A Maldição de Sanpaku as Cris
  • 1988 - Festa as snooker player
  • 1983 - Para viver um grande amor

Television roles

  • 2008 - A Favorita as Flora Pereira da Silva
  • 2006 - Sinhá Moça as Cândida Ferreira
  • 2005 - Os Amadores as Lena
  • 2005 - A Diarista as Marta
  • 2003 - Carga Pesada as Rosa
  • 2004 - Histórias de Cama & Mesa as Paula
  • 2004 - Cabocla as Emerenciana de Sousa Pereira
  • 2001 - Um Anjo Caiu do Céu as Duda
  • 1998 - Mulher as Dr. Cris
  • 1996 - O Rei do Gado as Luana
  • 1994 - Pátria Minha as Ester Fonseca
  • 1993 - Renascer as Eliana
  • 1992 - As Noivas de Copacabana as Cinara Alves
  • 1991 - Salomé as Salomé
  • 1990 - Rainha da Sucata as Alaíde
  • 1988 - Vida Nova as Bianca
  • 1987 - Brega & Chique as Ana Cláudia Alvaray
  • 1986 - Sinhá Moça as Ana Luísa Teixeira
  • 1985 - Roque Santeiro as Linda Bastos Moreyra França

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