Marilu Bueno, stage name Maria Luiza David Bueno de Lima (February 27, 1940 – June 22, 2022) was a Brazilian actress and producer.
She became known for the various comic roles she played in works on Rede Globo, such as the telenovelas O Bofe, Estúpido Cupido, Sem Lenço, Sem Documento, Partido Alto, De Corpo e Alma, A Gata Comeu and in the two versions of Guerra dos Sexos, in addition to comedy shows and programs such as Chico Anysio Show, Escola do Professor Raimundo, Caça Talentos and Sítio do Picapau Amarelo.
In cinemas, she was marked by the character Aunt Zuieika, who she played in the movie Lua de Cristal (1990).
Born in the capital of Rio de Janeiro in the 1940s, Marilu has been active since the 1960s and has a vast list of outstanding characters in her career, especially comics, on television and in theater.
In 1960, Marilu made her debut in front of the cameras in the feature film O Cupim, a comedy directed by Carlos Manga. After her participation in the film, she continued her career on stage. Twelve years later, she made her teledramaturgy debut in the 1972 telenovela O Bofe, playing Margot. After this work, she began to have a regular presence in Brazilian television productions, becoming a well-known and renowned actress in the artistic world.
In 1975, she plays Rosa, one of the central characters of O Noviço, a six-hour soap opera on Rede Globo. In the following, he was present in Estúpido Cupido, Rede Globo's last soap opera recorded in black and white, giving life to Mariinha. to the lyrical singer Gilda Duran. She stayed away from melodramas for six years, only making cameo appearances.
In 1983, she returned to Rede Globo's plots in Guerra dos Sexos, by Silvio de Abreu, playing the governess Olívia Krauss. In 1985, he plays one of his characters most remembered by the Brazilian public, the comic Tetê in A Gata Comeu, a great success in which Marilu won the affection of the viewers alongside Cláudio Corrêa e Castro, her romantic partner in the plot.
She transferred to Rede Manchete in 1986, where she worked in some productions, such as: Dona Beija and Tudo ou Nada. She returned to Rede Globo in 1988, acting in the miniseries O Primo Basílio.
In the 90s, Marilu was present in the cast of the telenovelas De Corpo e Alma, where she played a dramatic role, Quatro por Quatro and O Fim do Mundo; and she worked in a series starring Angélica, called Caça Talentos, playing the Fada Margarida, one of the main roles in the children's program that aired between 1996 and 1998 on the mornings of Rede Globo.
In 2003, she made some appearances in Sítio do Picapau Amarelo, as Dona Carochinha, replacing actress Josie Antello. In 2005, Marilu was invited to join the show's fixed cast.
In 2006, he moved to Rede Record, where he acted in the soap operas Bicho do Mato, as Zuzu, where he played opposite Beatriz Segall and in Chamas da Vida, as the grumpy Tia Catarina, sister and resident of Vó Tuquinha's pension, lived by actress Iris Bruzzi.
After a three-year period away from television, she returned to Rede Globo, where she participated in the remake of Guerra dos Sexos, playing the character Olivia again, which she played in the first version, in 1983. In 2014, she was invited by Daniel Ortiz to join the cast of the telenovela Alto Astral, where she played the millionaire Marieta Santana.
In 2016, she joined the cast of the soap opera Êta Mundo Bom!, by Walcyr Carrasco, playing Dona Narcisa, the overprotective mother of the character Dr. Laura. In 2020, she was invited again by Daniel Ortiz to return to television in Salve-se Quem Puder, a soap opera that premiered in January 2020, playing the false Catholic Dulce, a member of a love triangle formed by actors Grace Giano.