Eight Leading Afro-Portuguese Women

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  • Lura
  • Maria de Lurdes Mutola
  • Tais Araujo
  • Alcinda Abreu
  • Lidia Brito
  • Sara Tavares
  • Graca Machel
  • Isabel Dos Santos
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Tais Araujo

The first Black Brazilian actress to play the lead role in a national telenovela, Tais Araujo is of African, Austrian and Portuguese descent. She has starred in more than 20 films and television series, including Betty La Fea.

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