Maria Isabel Carvalhais, wife of Manoel de Oliveira, died on Wednesday at the age of 101, the newspaper Público said.
Born in Porto on September 1, 1918, she married the filmmaker in December 1940 and had four children.
The newspaper also describes her as the "faithful collaborator" in Oliveira's extensive career, which made her feature film debut with "Aniki-Bóbó" in 1942.
In addition to accompanying behind the scenes, he appeared in front of the cameras in some films, such as the autobiographical "Visit or Memories and Confessions" (1992), "Restlessness" (1998) and, with more media prominence, in "Christopher Columbus – the Enigma "(2007, photo), their reconstitution of the voyage of the discoverer of America.
Manoel de Oliveira passed away on April 2, 2015, at the age of 106.