The singer and actress Jane di Castro, aged 73, died this Friday (23). Jane was admitted to the Ipanema Hospital, in the South Zone of Rio, undergoing cancer treatment.
Together with her friend Rogéria, Jane joined a generation of artists who paved the way for trans and transvestite representation in the world of entertainment. She was admired and respected by the public and critics.
Jane Di Castro (archive image) – Photo: Celso Tavares / G1
As an actress, she participated in the novel A Força do Querer, by Gloria Perez. In October, Jane wrote on her social media that she loved making this soap opera, and thanked the author.
Jane was also one of the stars of the award-winning documentary Divinas Divas, directed by Leandra Leal. In 2017, in an interview with journalist Pedro Bial, Leandra spoke of the importance of the work of Jane and Rogéria. See video below.
Jane Di Castro brings back a milestone in her career, under the direction of Ney Latorraca
In GloboNews’s Studio I program, journalist Artur Xexéo said that Jane de Castro was of a brave generation.
“Jane with other colleagues like Rogéria, Valéria and Veruska fought against prejudice and changed the mind of Brazil about the transvestite. More than an actress, or singer or artist, Jane was a personality.”
Leandra Leal talks about the importance of the work of Jane Di Castro and Rogéria