Sônia Braga (b. 1950) is a Brazilian actress who played teacher Ana Maria on Vila Sésamo. In 1973, for her work on the series, she received a Helene Silveira Trophy for best TV actress.[1]

Braga later gained fame in the United States, starring with Raul Julia in Kiss of the Spider Woman, and appearing in such varied television series as American Family, The Cosby Show, Sex and the City, Alias (as Elena Derevko), and Law & Order.

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  1. Children's Television Workshop Newsletter. March 30, 1973.
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