Thursday, September 14, 2017

RIP Fernanda Borsatti

Actress Fernanda Borsatti has died

The 86-year-old actress joined the cast of the D. Maria II National Theater between 1978 and 2001 and did several work in film and television.

September 14, 2017

Portuguese actress Fernanda Borsatti died Thursday morning, at the age of 86, at the CUF Hospital in Lisbon, Casa do Artista announced.

Born in Évora on September 1, 1931, Fernanda Borsatti interpreted the most diverse theatrical genres, from comedy skits to dramatic plays.

Throughout her artistic career, she went through more than ten theater companies, among them the Maria Vitória Theater, the Laura Alves Company, the Raul Solnado Company, the Maria Matos Theater and the Casa da Comédia.

The actress joined the cast of the D. Maria II National Theater between 1978 and 2001 and worked with directors such as Henrique Campos, José Fonseca e Costa, Luís Galvão Teles, Artur Semedo, António de Macedo, Jean-Louis Benoît and João Botelho.

Galvão Teles, who directed the actress in A Vida É Bela ?!  , 1982 film, and before that worked with her in the theater, explained to the PUBLIC that Fernanda Borsatti "was the life".  As for the film he did with her, he recalls: "She performed absolutely amazingly, bringing life with her into the picture."  The news of her death was a surprise: "I am deeply shocked, sad, it is a great loss of a generation that has marked the theater, magazine theater and cinema in an extraordinary way. Life goes on, time passes, but memory and the memory of Fernanda will always be with her laughter and with her taste of playing with life. "

At the Teatro D. Maria II, she participated in the plays O Bicho , O Tempo Feminino , O Fidalgo Aprendiz (with Ruy de Carvalho), Pass for Me in Rossio , The Furies , The Crime of the Old Village and Say Nothing , among others.

 Among the feature films he made in the movies are Blood Toureiro , Pão, Amor ... and Totobol a , Sunday Afternoon , The Devil Was Another , The Thief Who Talks , The Woman Next , The Beloved Lilacs and The Northern Court .

In the television he integrated series, sitcoms and telenovelas, like the Private Life of Salazar , Sweet Fugitive , Inspector Max , Residencial Tejo , There in Casa Tudo Bem , Fine People Is Another Thing , I Show Nico or The Lady of Camellias .  He also participated in    Zip-Zip, with Raul Solnado.

In 2007, Fernanda Borsatti received the Municipal Merit Medal, in her Grau Ouro, from the Lisbon City Hall.

In a message shared on the website of the Presidency of the Republic , Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa presents condolences to the family of the actress and refers to him as "versatile actress" and "face familiar to all Portuguese", underlining the "active presence in the heroic times of the theater filmed in RTP "and" the diversified television career "that he maintained" throughout the decades ", and emphasizing cinematographic works like Sunday afternoon , The Woman of the Near one and the Court of the North , as well as the passage by the Company Laura Alves, the National Theater D. Maria II, Maria Vitória and the Casa da Comédia.  "His artistic personality, empathetic, affirmative, effervescent, is in our memory," he concludes.

BORSATTI, Fernanda (Fernanda Borsatti da Fonseca)
Born: 9/1/1931, Évora, Portugal
Died: 9/14/2017, Lisbon, Portugal

Fernanda Borsatti’s western – actress:
Deguello – 1966 (Danger City woman) [as Eve Neill]

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