Oscar Actors: Aleandro, Norma

Born in 1941 in Argentina, Norma Aleandro began performing with her parents as a child and matured into one of Argentina's leading thespians.

An outspoken liberal, she repeatedly clashed with her country's military junta and was forced to spend much of the late 1970s and early 1980s in exile, in Uruguay, then Spain.

Aleandro returned to Buenos Aires in 1982 and resumed her starring career on stage and in films. She also performed on the New York stage. In 1985, she shared the best actress prize at the Cannes Film Festival for her powerful performance in “The Official Story,” an Oscar winner as Best Foreign Language film.

She was nominated for a Supporting Academy Award in “Gaby–A True Story” (1987).

She collaborated on the screenplay of the Argentinean film “Los Herederos” and is the author of published short stories and poems.

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In 1987, Aleandro competed for the Supporting Actress Oscar with Anne Archer in “Fatal Attraction,” Olympia Dukakis (who won) in “Moonstruck,” Anne Ramsey in “Throw Momma from the Train,” and Ann Southern in “The Whales of August.”