Fernando Torres was a Brazilian actor and voice-over artist, as well as a television, film and theater director and producer. Torres' career in Brazilian film, stage and television spanned over five decades. He was best known to international movie audiences for his supporting role as Americo in the 1985 film, Kiss of the Spider Woman, which won several awards.
Fernando Monteiro Torres was born in Guaçuí, Espírito Santo, Brazil, on November 14, 1927. Torres was married to Academy Award-nominated Brazilian actress Fernanda Montenegro from 1954 until his death. The couple had two children together, film director Cláudio Torres and actress Fernanda Torres. Torres founded the Teatro dos Sete in 1959.
Fernando Torres died in his home in Rio de Janeiro of pulmonary emphysema on September 4, 2008, at the age of 80.