Adelaide Ferreira (Maria Adelaide Mengas Matafome Ferreira)
After graduating from an Acting and Social Animation class (1976), she became a professional stage actress with Grupo 4, at Teatro Aberto, Lisbon, and perfected her natural capabilities alongside tried actors as Lia Gama, Rui Mendes, and Irene Cruz. Her first plays were based on scripts by controversial poet Ary dos Santos: Os Macacões (1977), and O Caso da Mãozinha Misteriosa (1978). Other important plays followed: O Chá dos Generais, by Boris Vian (1979), Crónica Atribulada do Esperançoso Fagundes, by Luis Stau Monteiro (1979), Corpo Delito na Sala de Espelhos, by Luis Cardoso Pires (1980), and Andorra, by Max Fritsch (1980). Read more... wild spirit found another blaring way of expression with rock music, starting with a frenetic, sensual "Baby Suicida" (1980), followed by several popular appearances, mostly in tours around the country. When she represented Portugal in the 2nd OTI (International Television Organization) Songs Championship, she got a 2nd place - the best Portugal would get up to the end of the 20th century. Meanwhile, she got a career as film actress, mostly in supporting roles in TV films and series.