oscars_58_Maria Luisa Bemberg

María Luisa Bemberg – one of the first Latin American women film directors, and a powerful presence in the intellectual Argentina of 1970-1990 – earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film for her critically acclaimed film Camila, which based on the story of the 19th-century Argentine socialite Camila O'Gorman. The story had previously been adapted by Mario Gallo in 1910, in the now considered lost film Camila O'Gorman. It was the first nomination for Best Foreign Language Film to a film directed by a Latin American woman director.

Best Foreign Language Film, Camila, 57th Academy Awards, Nominated

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Miranda Noland,

Miranda Noland is the Senior Photo Editor for Latina.com. She handles all the photo needs for the site and occasionally writes a thing or two. Growing up in a small town in Missouri, she collected (and hoarded) magazines and dreamed of working at one someday. She studied art and design at Drury University and moved to New York City after graduating. She loves being an aunt to her two nephews and has recently moved to be closer to them. She's a pop culture junkie who watches way too much television, and she still hoards magazines.