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Angélica (born Angélica Ksyvickis on November 30, 1973 in Santo André, São Paulo, Brazil) is a Brazilian Presenter, actress and singer.
Angélica's career began at 4, when she won a contest to choose Brazil's most beautiful child at a popular variety show presented by Chacrinha. At 13, she became famous for replacing Xuxa as the presenter of the kids show "Club of the Child". Her popularity exploded when her hit single I go by taxi cab (remake of Joe le taxi, by French singer Vanessa Paradis) topped the Brazilian charts. I go by taxi cab becoming a big hit has since become a classic, and is remembered by most of the Brazilian population, even though more than 20 years have lapsed since its release. Likewise, in 1991, her new album named "Angelica" increased her popularity with the song "Sweet cotton and Guarana". She also starred on the popular mini-series The Guarani.
Angélica has sold millions of discs, 14 albums was released between 1988 to 2001, over 13 millions of copies.
In 1993, she joined the second most popular channel in Brazil, SBT presenting the kids variety show "Home of Angelica", which was a big hit. More popular than ever she also presented the popular teen game show
Perla Haney-Jardine (born July 2, 1997) is an Brazilian-born American actress. She is best known for her role in Kill Bill Vol. 2 as B.B., the four-year-old daughter of Beatrix "The Bride" Kiddo and Bill.
Haney-Jardine was born in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. She started out doing commercials before going into movies. She now lives with her family in Asheville, North Carolina. Her father, Chusy Haney-Jardine, is Venezuelan-born director, and her mother, Jennifer Macdonald, is a film producer. She has a younger brother, Lux.
Haney-Jardine also stars in the 2005 film Dark Water with Jennifer Connelly and Tim Roth. In 2008 she starred as Diane Lane's daughter in the 2008 film Untraceable.
Graziella de Cássia Schmitt Silva, commonly known as Graziella Schmitt (born May 26, 1981), is a Brazilian actress. She plays the lead role in the telenovela Amor e Revolução.
Born in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul state, after working as a paquita (dancer) in Xuxa Park from 1995 to 2000, and in 2002 playing Laila in Sandy & Junior and presenting TV Globinho, she was cast as Vivi in Malhação in 2004. The character she played was the stereotypical popular girl in school. After guest starring in other programs such as Pé na Jaca in 2007 as Renatinha, Por Toda Minha Vida in 2008 and Mina, she played Tina Tinia in 2008 Rede Globo's telenovela A Favorita. Graziella Schmitt returned to Malhação in 2009, playing a different character, this time she played biology teacher Letícia. She plays the lead role in SBT's telenovela Amor e Revolução. The telenovela debuted on April 5, 2011, and she plays Maria Paixão, who is the daughter of a communist journalist, and fights against the military dictatorship in Brazil. Her character falls in love to José Guerra, played by Cláudio Lins, who is the son of one of the soldiers involved in the 1964 coup d'état.
Thaís de Campos (born 1956, in Brasília) is a Brazilian actress.
His first job in TV was in the novel Elas por Elas (1982).
He then attended the novels Final Feliz (1982), Voltei pra Você (1983), Livre para Voar (1984), Ti Ti Ti (1985), Mania de Querer (1986), Bambolê (1987), Tieta (1989), Mulheres de Areia (1993), A Viagem (1994), Salsa e Merengue (1996), Pecado Capital (1998) and Kubanacan (2003).
He also participated miniseries of the Tenda dos Milagres (1985), Desejo (1990) and O Quinto dos Infernos (2002), and some episodes of the show Você Decide.
Since 2000, she lives in Portugal, where he directs the course on "Interpretation for TV and Cinema". The course was created in Lisbon in school "Arte6", where he teaches Brazilian actress along with a team of technicians and actors. The course aims to provide training in areas such as soap operas, commercials or presentation programs. Besides directing this course, Thais also produces television series and performs with students attending the course. Meanwhile, his production - Thais Field Audio Visual, Inc. - set up in 2003, which included musical theater for children, comedies and dramas.
When he moved to Portugal, Thais had a
Débora Nascimento (June 16, 1985 in São Paulo) is a Brazilian actress and model.
Débora Nascimento began her acting career in film as the protagonist of the short film Cérbero, director Gastão Coimbra, and on television, making participation in a Paraíso Tropical novel, as Elisa. Her beauty was the passport to attend the North American production The Incredible Hulk. In the same year, was featured in the novel Duas Caras as Andréia Bijou, godmother of the samba school drum of Portelinha born, which was bound to be a mother-of-saint.
Due to the success, the actress did, in 2008 for a sensual A magazine (Female Universe). In 2009, along with actress Grazi Massafera starred in an advertising campaign for L'Oréal Paris.
Fernanda de Vasconcellos Galvez, commonly known as Fernanda Vasconcellos (born September 14, 1984), is a Brazilian actress. She has played the lead role in four telenovelas.
Born in São Paulo, São Paulo state, Fernanda Vasconcellos worked as a model starring in several TV commercials and as a dancer in SBT's Domingo Legal show before becoming an actress. She played the lead role of Betina in the 2005 season of Malhação working with actor Thiago Rodrigues. After leaving Malhação, she played an art student character named Nanda in the 2006 Rede Globo telenovela Páginas da Vida. This was her second time as Thiago Rodrigues' love interest. Fernanda Vasconcellos won the Best Newcomer Actress Award for this performance. Next, she played the lead role of Clara in the 2007 telenovela Desejo Proibido. Set in a fictional 1930s city located in Minas Gerais state, her romantic interest was a character played by Murilo Rosa. In the 2010 telenovela Tempos Modernos, Vasconcellos again played a character romantically involved opposite actor Thiago Rodrigues, in what would be the third time in her career. She played the lead as Nelinha. Vasconcellos plays the lead role in the 2011 Rede Globo
Marília Pêra (born on January 22, 1943 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro) is an award-winning Brazilian actress.
Pêra was born to actors Manuel Pêra and Dinorah Marzullo. Her sister is also an accomplished actress Sandra Pêra. She is the mother of actor Ricardo Graça Mello, and actresses Esperança Motta and Nina Morena.
In 1982 she became the first South American ever honored in North America with a Best Actress Prize, for Pixote: A Lei do Mais Fraco, by the National Society of Film Critics Awards. Regarded by the critics and by the public as the most accomplished and versatile Brazilian actress after Pixote, she's also hailed as "one of the decade's (1980s) ten best actresses" by Pauline Kael.
After Pixote (1981), Bar Esperança (1983) and Tieta do Agreste (1996), she became the most awarded Brazilian actress ever.
In 1989 she made public her support to the presidential candidate Fernando Collor de Mello. This led to her being criticized by her fellow actors and accused of "betrayal", with her plays being picketed by activists and her former husband, Nelson Motta, prohibiting her from involving their two children with Collor.
Glauce Rocha (16 August 1930 – 12 October 1971) was a Brazilian actress. She appeared in 34 films and television shows between 1950 and 1971. She starred in the film Os Cafajestes, which was entered into the 12th Berlin International Film Festival.
Camila Ribeiro da Silva, better known as Camila Morgado, (April 12, 1975, Petrópolis) is a Brazilian actress. Daughter of a trader and a housewife, since very early Camila Morgado decided that she wanted to be an actress.
The daughter of a merchant and a stay-at-home, very early Camila decided he wanted to be an actress. He came to study theater with actress Monah Delacy (mother Christiane Torloni). I wanted to go deeper, forming later in Casa de Arte das Laranjeiras (CAL) and, soon after the end of the course, moving to São Paulo to study theater with Antunes Filho.
In 2003 landed a role in A Casa das Sete Mulheres, playing the sweet Manuela de Paula Ferreira and revealing itself to the vast television audience.
In 2004 the character represented Olga Benário, Olga in the movie, with screenplay based on the book by Fernando Morais. As Olga goes to a concentration camp, the actress had to lose weight a lot to do scenes in place. In the same year took part in the miniseries Um Só Coração interpreting Cacilda Becker.
It was Ana Rosemberg, a lesbian journalist and left, in the miniseries JK. Another landmark paper was May, an American professor bad character who lived in Miami, in soap
Bianca Comparato (born November 19, 1985 in Rio de Janeiro) is a Brazilian actress.
At age 16, made a three-month course in traditional Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, as a prize given by the British School of Rio de Janeiro, to stand out in the course of the theater.
He returned to Brazil determined to quit school to devote himself to his artistic career, as was dissuaded by their parents. Along with the regular school, Bianca attended courses on body language and drama.
His first theatrical performance was in O Ateneu, directed by Leonardo Bricio. He debuted on television in 2004, making participation in a series Carga Pesada. Later that year, made a cameo appearance in the novel Senhora do Destino.
In 2005, lived Maria João in Belíssima girl who lived in a war with his sister Giovanna, played by Paola Oliveira. Then made an appearance in the last chapters of Cworks & Lagartos Rosimary villain as a nurse in 2006. The same year he starred in the short film Pedro, Ana e a Verdade and also participated in the film Anjos do Sol posed for the "Women We Love" in the 381 edition of Playboy magazine.
In 2007, Bianca attended series of Toma Lá Dá Cá and Antônia and
Irasema Dilián (born Eva Irasema Warschalowska on May 27, 1924 in Río de Janeiro, Brasil and died April 16, 1996, in Ceprano, Italy)
Irasema Dilián was born in Río de Janeiro, Brazil, to Polish parents. She began her film career in Italy, having appeared in Vittorio de Sica's Maddalena, and Zero in Condotta. Over the next few years she worked for de Sica, Riccardo Freda, and Mario Soldati, together with actors like Alida Valli and Rossano Brazzi.
She appeared in four Spanish films between the years 1946 and 1949 before moving to Mexico and making her debut in Muchachas de uniforme (Girls in Uniform, 1950), a remake of the 1931 German picture Mädchen in Uniform. In 1952, Dilián was nominated for an Ariel Award for Paraíso Robado. Over the next several years, Dilián starred in a number of important films with such major stars as Arturo de Córdova and Pedro Infante, and played the leading female role in Luis Buñuel's Abismos de pasión (1954).
Some of her Mexican films were scripted by her Italian husband, Arduino "Dino" Maiuri. Dilián's last Mexican-made film was Pablo y Carolina (1955), though she did appear in several co-productions in 1956. In 1958, she appeared in her last
Giselli Monteiro (born 16 November 1988) is a Brazilian model and Bollywood actress. She made her film-debut playing the role of "Harleen Kaur" in the 2009 Bollywood film Love Aaj Kal, directed by Imtiaz Ali.
Monteiro was born in São Mateus, Espírito Santo, Brazil. She came to Mumbai, India in 2008. She started her modeling career at the age of seventeen and has travelled to Italy, Germany, France, Greece, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand and Philippines. She began her acting career in Bollywood, portraying the role of the old-fashioned Punjabi girl, Harleen Kaur, in Imtiaz Ali's Love Aaj Kal which also stars Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone. She was purposely kept under wraps during the film's promotion. Following the film's release, her identity was revealed, and it was also revealed that she had approached Ali through designer Anaita Shroff Adajania to audition for the role of Jo, Saif Ali Khan's Caucasian girlfriend in the second-half of the film, but, on his wife's suggestion Ali took her for Harleen's part, especially since he had not been able to cast for that role despite auditioning girls from all over India.
She has featured on the covers of Indian edition of Harpers
Leila Lopes (19 November 1959 – 3 December 2009) was a Brazilian actress, journalist, porn star and presenter of television, known for her appearance in soap operas on the Rede Globo channel, and later for entering the pornographic cinema.
Born Leila Gomes Lopes in São Leopoldo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, she was the daughter of Reúcio Lopes, a teacher from Esteio, and Natália Gomes Lopes. She lived in Esteio with her parents until she became famous in 1990 when she became a journalist for the television channel Rede Globo. She appeared twice in Playboy magazine, the first time in March 1997 and also in May 2008 after producing the pornographic film Brasileirinhas. Her last work had been as a presenter of the television program, Entre 4 Paredes com Leila Lopes. She also appeared on JustTV, Calcinha Justa, and Sexprivé.
Lopes took her own life in 2009.
Juliana Didone Nascimento (born October 11, 1984) is a Brazilian actress and former model.
Born in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, she is best known for her role as Letícia Gomes da Silva, the main character of the 2004 season of the telenovela Malhação. She was also in the 2005 season of the telenovela.
Her career as an actress started when she played the role of the preteen character Mariana in the short movie Fora de Controle. When she was 12 years old, she participated of the child play named Caçadores de Aventuras, where she played the role of Cléo. Her first telenovela role was in Desejos de Mulher, in 2002, where she played the role of a Rio Grande do Sul model.
Juliana Didone has also acted in several television commercials of various companies, like Grendene, Halls, Guaraná Antarctica, and Shiseido, of Japan. In 2008, she starred the summer campaign of Agilitá, which is a dress company, and was on the cover of the May edition of Criativa magazine.
She played Lia in the 2010 Rede Globo telenovela Passione. Juliana Didone plays Brigitte in the 2011 telenovela Aquele Beijo.
Juliana Didone started her model career when she was 14 years old, living alone in the Japanese city
Marjorie Estiano (born March 8, 1982) is a Brazilian popular actress and singer who rose to prominence in 2004 playing Natasha in the Brazilian teen series Malhação.
Born in Curitiba, Paraná state as Marjorie Dias de Oliveira to Eurandir Lima de Oliveira and Marilene Dias, the second of three siblings, Marjorie Estiano studied Scenic Arts in Paraná. When she finished, she moved to São Paulo to improve her acting abilities. There she studied music for two years While studying, she made some TV commercials and played minor plays in theater. After this, she was approved in the TV Globo Actor's Workshop and moved to Rio de Janeiro. Then she signed to join the cast of Malhação and began acting in minor roles. She won the role of "Natasha" in 2004.
She began sharing the vocals of the band with singer, Gustavo (Guilherme Berenguer). Victor Pozas and Alexandre Castilho started recording demo tapes with Estiano and sending them to record labels. Universal Music was interested, and hired Estiano. After several months in studio, her self-titled debut album was released. The first single, "Você Sempre Será" (English: You Will Always Be), which was previously performed in Malhação, hit the top
Xuxa (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈʃuʃɐ]), Maria da Graça "Xuxa" Meneghel, born March 27, 1963 in Santa Rosa, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil) is a Brazilian television actress, singer and children's television show host. Her various shows have been broadcast in Portuguese, Spanish, and English.
On July 7, 2007, Xuxa presented at the Brazilian leg of Live Earth in Rio de Janeiro.
Xuxa is the richest woman in Brazil; her fortune is estimated at US$ 100 million .
His greatest friend is the artist and presenter Luciano Huck.
Xuxa was born Maria da Graça Meneghel and "Xuxa" was originally a nickname given by her brother, which she would legally add to her name in 1988. Her family moved to Rio de Janeiro when she was 7. Xuxa was discovered by the publishing company Bloch Editores and she appeared on the cover of one of their magazines, Carinho, at the age of 16, starting a career in the adult entertainment business, however, she had a smooth crossover to the children's entertainment business, which she does to this day. At 17, she began to date the Brazilian football legend Pelé, who was seen as being influential in launching her career. They had a personal relationship from 1981 to 1986. She
Christine Fernandes (born March 1, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American Brazilian actress.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, to Brazilian parents, Christine moved to Brazil at 4 years old. At 13 she started playing volleyball and became federated. Soon after she began modeling. At 17 she moved back to the United States to attend High School in California. When she turned 18, she moved to Japan and lived in Tokyo for 2 years working as a photographic model.
She returned to Brazil in 1995 and was invited to act on a telenovela (Brazilian soap opera) beginning her acting career. She is married to the fellow Brazilian actor Floriano Peixoto.
The daughter of Brazilian parents was born and lived until 3 years of age in the United States. His family returned to Brazil, to the city of Rio de Janeiro.
From thirteen to seventeen years was volleyball player, soon after became an international model for seven years. He studied in Califórnia many years of high school to university, when she returned there and lived alone. There she also paraded. Christine also lived in Japan for two years.
After a test for the Actors Workshop of Rede Globo, was cast in his first TV appearance, an interest in the
Norma Aparecida Almeida Pinto Guimarães D´Áurea Bengell (born September 21, 1935 in Rio de Janeiro), best known as Norma Bengell, is a Brazilian film and television actress, singer, director, producer, and screenwriter.
Active in the film industry since 1959, Bengell has appeared in numerous international productions, including an extended period during the mid-1960s co-starring in Italian productions, in which she was usually cast as the protagonist's romantic interest. She is possibly best known for starring with Barry Sullivan in Mario Bava's Planet of the Vampires (1965) and in Sergio Corbucci's spaghetti western The Hellbenders (1967). She had a major role as a prostitute in Anselmo Duarte's Keeper of Promises (1962), a Brazilian drama that was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1963 and won the Golden Palm at Cannes Film Festival in 1962. Earlier that same year, she caused major controversy after appearing fully nude in a scene of the Ruy Guerra film Os Cafajestes. For that, she is regarded as the first mainstream actress of her country to appear fully naked on film.
In 1996 she directed her first film, an adaptation of José de Alencar's novel
Vera Lúcia Fischer (born on November 27, 1951) is a Brazilian actress of long-standing reputation and works in cinema and for the small screen, particularly for telenovelas. A former beauty pageant titleholder, she was crowned Miss Brazil in 1969.
Vera Fischer is of German descent and was born in Blumenau, Santa Catarina, in Southern Brazil. Her father was a Nazi. Fischer never had a good relationship with him: "My father was German, Nazi, and used to force me to read Hitler and he beat me a lot", she wrote in a recent autobiography.
Fischer was crowned Miss Brazil in 1969 which is what propelled her career to great fame. She also competed at Miss Universe 1969, becoming a semifinalist. The film that brought her onscreen reputation was A Superfêmea, a pornochanchada of 1973. Among her theatrical appearances, she is best known for A Primeira Noite de Um Homem (2004), the adaptation of The Graduate by Miguel Falabella.
She is considered as a notable sex symbol in Brazil. In 1982 and in 2000, she did nude photoshoots for the Brazilian issue of the Playboy magazine.
She starred in telenovelas such as O Clone ("The Clone") and Laços de Família ("Family Ties"). She has a daughter and a
Adriana Prieto (1950, Buenos Aires - December 24, 1975, Rio de Janeiro) was a Brazilian actress. Her mother was Brazilian and her father was a Chilean diplomat. In 1954, the family settled in Rio de Janeiro. She died at a road accident when her Beetle was crashed heavily by a police car.
The film that brought Prieto fame was El Justicero (1966) by Nelson Pereira dos Santos, a satire of hypocritical morals of carioca bourgeoisie, which earned her the "Best Supporting Actress" award by the Governorship of Rio de Janeiro. On TV, her first appearance to a broader public was with A Rainha Louca, a telenovela of Rede Globo in 1967. The series was an adaptation of Mémoires d'un médecin: Joseph Balsamo by Alexandre Dumas. She also appeared in plays by notable playwrights such as Henrik Ibsen, Nélson Rodrigues, and Augusto Boal but she finally decided to pursue her career in cinema. Her 1969 film A Penúltima Donzela by Fernando Amaral and her 1971 film Lúcia McCartney, Uma Garota de Programa by David Neves were of particular success.
The turning point in her career was A Viúva Virgem (1972) by Pedro Carlos Rovai, which was conceived as a social satire but inevitably seen as a precursor of
Fernanda Montenegro (born Arlete Pinheiro Esteves da Silva; October 16, 1929) is a Brazilian stage, television and film actress, mostly recognized for her leading role in Central Station, which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress, becoming the first Brazilian actor to be nominated.
She is commonly revered as one of Brazil's finest actresses and referred to as "The First Lady of Brazilian Theater" and "The First Lady of Brazilian Television".
Montenegro was born Arlete Pinheiro Esteves da Silva in Rio de Janeiro, of Portuguese and Italian descent. Regarding the adoption of a stage name, the actress has stated that she chose Fernanda simply because of its sonority, whilst Montenegro was the surname of her family's doctor. Montenegro was married to Fernando Torres from 1954 until his death in 2008. They had two children: Fernanda Torres who is an actress and has been nominated for the Cannes Film Festival and film director Cláudio Torres.
In late 1940s, Montenegro was adapting famous theatre plays to radio. She began her artistic life in the theatre with the play Alegres Canções nas Montanhas (Happy Songs on the Mountain) in 1950. Among her mates was Fernando
Gabriela Duarte Franco Goldfuss (born April 15, 1974 in Campinas, São Paulo) is a Brazilian actress. She is also the daughter of actress Regina Duarte.
She is the daughter of actress Regina Duarte and businessman Marcos Flávio Cunha Franco. She worked in the film O Vestido, which won her the award for Best Actress at the Festival de Cinema Ibero-Americano de Huelva. Her first film was in 1983, O Cangaceiro Trapalhão.
She debuted on television in 1989, the miniseries Colônia Cecília. After part of Top Model, her first soap opera. Participated in the remake of Irmãos Coragem, in 1995 in which she played the character played by her mother Regina Duarte on the first version. A year later, she participated in two episodes of the series A Vida Como Ela É, based on the work of Nelson Rodrigues.
In 1997, she gained widespread visibility in the soap opera Por Amor, where she played Maria Eduarda, a character who has generated controversy. Many disliked her interpretation, and was even created a website in the spirit "I hate Eduarda".
In the miniseries Chiquinha Gonzaga in 1999, she played the composer as a young man and her mother, Regina Duarte, played the same character at maturity. After
Margareth Menezes (born October 13, 1962) is a Brazilian singer from Salvador, Bahia.
Her style is considered axé but her music also steers into samba and MPB territory, at times drawing on African rhythms and reggae.
Menezes is best known in Brazil for her song "Me Abraça e Me Beija", a major hit in 1990. She also scored another hit with "Dandalunda", a song which became the unofficial anthem of the 2003 Salvador carnival.
Menezes has achieved superstardom in her native Bahia but only moderate success in wider Brazil. She is famed for her energetic live performances and regularly tours and performs at carnival celebrations.
In 1990, one of Menezes's tracks "Elegibô (Uma Historia De Ifa)" was used in the Mickey Rourke film Wild Orchid. This prompted Island Records in the US to release a compilation album of some of her older material from Brazil on their subsidiary label, Mango. The album, simply titled Elegibô, was an instant hit, reaching # 1 on the Billboard World Music chart at a time when David Byrne was championing Brazilian music in the US. The title track itself became a regular staple at clubs playing so-called world music throughout the US and Europe. The album also
Morena Baccarin (born June 2, 1979) is a Brazilian and American actress most widely known for roles in several American science fiction television shows: as Inara Serra in the series Firefly; as Adria in the series Stargate SG-1; and as Anna in the 2009 version of the series V. She currently co-stars in the Showtime series Homeland.
Baccarin was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Her mother is Brazilian stage and TV actress Vera Setta, and her father is Fernando Baccarin, a Brazilian journalist of Italian descent. When she was 7, Baccarin moved with her family to Greenwich Village, New York, as her father was transferred to Globo TV's headquarters in the United States, working as editor. Baccarin attended Public School 41 and New York City Lab School for Collaborative Studies, where she and Claire Danes were classmates. She later attended the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts before she entered the theater program at the Juilliard School, where she was in the Drama Division's Group 29 (1996–2000).
Baccarin landed her first movie role in the improvised fashion world comedy Perfume (2001). This was followed by a lead role in the film festival hit Way
Cléo Pires Ayrosa Galvão, known simply as Cléo Pires (born October 2, 1982), is a Brazilian actress. Daughter of actress Glória Pires and singer-songwriter Fábio Júnior, Cléo Pires is also half-sister of the actor and singer-songwriter Filipe Galvão. She first gained notoriety for her roles in the 2003 film Benjamim and in the 2005 telenovela América. Cléo Pires was awarded Best Actress in the 2003 International Rio Film Festival for her role in Benjamim.
Cléo Pires was also cover of the Brazilian edition of Playboy magazine in August 2010. It was a special edition that celebrates the 35th anniversary of the magazine in Brazil.
Renata Mirra Ana Maria Fronzi (August 1, 1925 – April 15, 2008) was an Argentine-born Brazilian television and film actress. She was well known for her role as the character, Helena, in the Brazilian television show, Família Trapo. Família Trapo aired on TV Record, the commercial name for Rede Record, from 1967 until 1971. Fronzi appeared on the show opposite a number of actors including Ronald Golias, Jô Soares, Otello Zeloni, Cidinha Campos and Renato Corte Real.
Renata Fronzi was born in the city of Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina, on August 1, 1925. She was the daughter of two Italian-Argentine theater actors. She first moved to Brazil with her parents and settled in Santos, Brazil, which is located along the Atlantic coast in São Paulo state.
Fronzi began her career by performing at the Theatro Municipal in São Paulo, Brazil. Her professional debut occurred in 1940 when she appeared in actress Eva Todor's theater company production of Na Peça Sol de Primavera. She also appeared on the big screen in several Brazilian films during her career, including several movies produced by Atlântida Cinematográfica film studio. Her television credits included Minha Doce Namorada in 1971,
Elizeth Moreira Cardoso (July 6, 1920; May 7, 1990) was a Brazilian singer who also appeared in film on occasion. She is known for bossa nova and samba. She had sang as a child, but her first hit was Canￃﾧￃﾣo de Amor. In 1958 she did a significant bossa nova album of songs by Vinicius de Moraes and Antￃﾴnio Carlos Jobim. In the 1960s she had her own radio show. She also sang in the film Black Orpheus and some work as an actress.
Juliana Knust Sampaio (born May 29, 1981, in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro) is a Brazilian actress.
Knust began her career in the 1997 season of Malhação. But it was in 2003, starring alongside Malu Mader in the soap opera Celebridade, where she played Sandra, that her career was consolidated. After that, she appeared on the cover of several magazines such as Fitness and VIP, and posed nude for the cover of the Brazilian edition of Playboy on December 13, 2007.
Knust began studying theater age 12. She enrolled in a vocational school for the performing arts, taking courses in video and stage and, after making some contacts and some tests, she was given a place in the Actors Workshop of the Globe.
Knust began her career at 15 when she presented an educational program with Regina Case. Her acting debut was interpreting the part of the fat Laura in Rede Globo's teen soap, Malhação. After that, she appeared in Bambuluá, Sandy & Junior, Sítio do Picapau Amarelo and an episode of Carga Pesada, receiving an invitation to play Sandra in Celebridade in 2003.
Since then, she has appeared in soap operas and shows like A Diarista, América and Cobras & Lagartos. Soon after starting his TV work,
Fernanda Arrias Machado (born October 10, 1980) is a Brazilian film, television and stage actress. She is perhaps best known for her role as Maria in the film Tropa de Elite.
Born in Maringá, Paraná state.
Her first television work was in 2004, when she played Sonya Karamazov in Rede Globo's telenovela Começar de Novo, by Antônio Calmon and Elizabeth Jhin.
She played Dalila in 2005 Rede Globo's teleenovela Alma Gêmea and Joana in 2007's telenovela Paraíso Tropical. where she won the 2007 best supporting actress of TV Globo. Fernanda Machado played the role of Laís in Rede Globo's 2007 telenovela Caras & Bocas, by Walcyr Carrasco.
She had previously worked with him in Alma Gêmea. Fernanda Machado starred in the same year as Maria in Tropa de Elite which won the Berlin Film Festival in 2008.
She was part of the cast of 2011 Rede Globo's telenovela Insensato Coração, playing the role of Luciana. Her character was killed in a plane crash on January 25, 2011's episode.
Camila Manhães Sampaio (born June 12, 1977, Rio de Janeiro), better known as Camila Pitanga, is a Brazilian film and television actress and former fashion design model. She is the daughter of actors Vera Manhães and Antônio Pitanga. She is also stepdaughter of Benedita da Silva.
Camila Pitanga gave birth to her first child on May 19, 2008.
She played the lead role, Rose, in the telenovela Cama de Gato.
Débora Lima Falabella (February 22, 1979 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil) is a Brazilian actress.
Falabella started acting in 1998 on Rede Globo's teen telenovela Malhação, as Antônia. She's also appeared in other Rede Globo telenovelas like Um Anjo Caiu do Céu, O Clone and Senhora do Destino. In cinema, she's acted in Brazilian movies like Cazuza - O Tempo Não Pára, Dois Perdidos numa Noite Suja and A Dona da História.
In the miniseries JK she played the role of Sarah Kubitschek, wife of Brazilian president Juscelino Kubitschek. In 2006, she was cast to the leading role in the telenovela Sinhá Moça.
In 2007 he was one of the protagonists of the novel Duas Caras, who lived in the Júlia de Queiroz Barreto, a young filmmaker who falls for Evilásio Caó (character Lázaro Ramos), a boy from lower class and black, resulting in the father's reaction, Paulo Barreto's lawyer (played by Stênio Garcia).
Beatriz Cristina played the villain in the novel Escrito nas Estrelas of TV Globo, and its presence in the plot, was negotiated by the author of the novel Elizabeth Jhin, who really wanted the actress as the villain of his story.
In 2011 made a cameo appearance in the novel Ti Ti Ti, in the same
Christiane Maria dos Santos Torloni (born 18 February 1957 in São Paulo) is a Brazilian actress. Her first appearance was on the Brazilian TV network Rede Globo. Among the many characters she has played are Jô Penteado in A Gata Comeu (1985), and Fernanda in Selva de Pedra. In 1981, Torloni played first daughter Helena, a character created by Manoel Carlos in the novel Baila Comigo. Torloni also starred in the popular Brazilian Telenova Mulheres Apaixonadas. and appears in the role of Rebeca Bianchi on the soap-opera Ti Ti Ti. In addition to her television and film career, Torloni has performed on most Brazilian theater stages, and in 1990 she hosted the re-opening of the Teatro Amazonas in Brazil. Outside of her acting career, Torloni is also in the Amazon Forever Movement (Movimento Amazônia Para Sempre).
Maria Flor Leite Calaça, usually known as Maria Flor (born August 31, 1983), is a Brazilian actress. She is the daughter of Renato Calaça, a cinema audio technician and Márcia Leite, who is a screenwriter.
Maria Flor was born in Laranjeiras, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro state. She was discovered in 2002, and her first role was in the film O Diabo a Quatro, filmed in the same year, and released nationwide in Brazil in 2005. It was also her first role as a protagonist in a movie. She became famous after her role as Rê, a very insecure and innovative character, in Malhação soap opera. This was also her first television role.
She played Tina, a romantic character, in the soap opera Cabocla. To be able to play her character, Maria Flor spent almost a month in a farm learning how to be a peasant. In the movie Cazuza - O Tempo Não Pára she played a groupie following the rock band Barão Vermelho. In the film Quase Dois Irmãos she played a wealthy girl, daughter of a politician, and that gets involved with a drug dealer. She also represented the cast of the film during the 2005 Créteil International Women's Film Festival.
She played a prostitute in the movie O Diabo a Quatro. In her
Carmen Silva (April 5, 1916 – April 21, 2008), who was often credited as Carmem Silva, was a Brazilian television, stage and film actress. She was best known in recent years for her role on the Brazilian telenovela, Mulheres Apaixonadas in which she played Flora de Souza Duarte, the wife of Leopoldo Duarte (Oswaldo Louzada). Mulheres Apaixonadas was created by Manoel Carlos.
Silva was born Maria Amália Feijó in Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil on April 5, 1916. Her acting career only began in earnest in 1939 when she took a job at Rádio Cultura in Pelotas. She worked at the station, as well as others, in various capacities, until she moved to Sao Paulo, where she joined Radio Tupi. She also worked on Rádio Record with Janete Clair. The two wrote programs aimed at a female audience.
Silva's career switched to the newly popular medium of television during the 1950s. She began acting in soap operas and telenovelas during the decade, including A Próxima Atração, Ossos do Barão, Sinal de Alerta, as well as the miniseries, O Primo Basílio. She also founded her own theater company in Rio Grande do Sul during the 1960s.
Silva hit a career highlight when she joined the popular Brazilian
Daniele Toshiko Suzuki Novaes (Brazilian Portuguese: [dɐ̃niˈɛʎi ˈtoʃiko suˈzuki noˈvajʃ], born September 21, 1977, in Rio de Janeiro) is a Brazilian actress and TV host.
Daniele Suzuki is the daughter of Hiroshi Suzuki, a first generation Japanese Brazilian from São Paulo, whose parents immigrated from Shizuoka. Her mother is Ivone Suzuki, a Brazilian from Minas Gerais, of Italian, German and Amerindian descent. Her father walked out on her family when she was 15 years old and moved back to São Paulo. Suzuki was raised in Rio de Janeiro, by her mother and grandmother. She faced financial difficulties and had to live at her mother's friend home because her father sold the family's house, leaving them with no other option. She said that she "didn't go hungry because she always had friends". Since then, she reported to rarely see her father.
When she was 15 years old, Suzuki started her career as a model, however she reported that her Japanese appearance somewhat limited her chances as a model. She graduated for Industrial Design in PUC. Later, she started acting. She gained fame in the Brazilian teenager Malhação telenovela. Nowadays, Suzuki also works as a host in "Pé no Chão" show,
Caroline Correa (born 19 May 1979) is a Brazilian model film and stage actress.
Correa was born Caroline de Souza Correa in Umuarama, Paraná, Brazil. After a brief stint in London, she moved to Sydney, Australia at age 20, where she lived for five years. She then moved to Los Angeles, United States, where she pursued her film career.
Caroline made her first film debut in the Australian movie, Go Big, which starred Justine Clarke, Tom Long, Alex Dimitriades, and Kimberley Joseph. A year later, she appeared in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, during the year she took a role as Henry's date in the film Stealth. In 2006, she starred in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift of film series. Correa has recently appeared on Redbelt, and is currently working on Deep in the Valley. She features on the Magnum ice-cream ad alongside Benicio del Toro.
She stands 5 foot and 8½ inches.
Sthefany Fernandes de Brito (São Paulo, June 19, 1987), more commonly known as Sthefany Brito, is a Brazilian actress and the older sister of actor Kayky Brito.
Brito was born Sthefany Fernandes de Brito in São Paulo, Brazil, on June 19, 1987. She has studied theater since 1995, and she made some commercials for toys and children's products.
She got her first television role in 1999 when she was cast in the Brazilion version of Chiquititas, in the role of Hannelore. She portrayed Hannelore from 1999 to 2000. In 2001 she also landed the role in the telenovela Um Anjo Caiu do Céu.
In 2001 Sthefany was hired to play an angel in the soap opera Dorinha. In 2002, she acted in the Clone as a Muslim girl . In 2003, she hosted the TV show Globinho.
In the theater in Rio de Janeiro in 2002 she played a teenager in The Rebellious Beginning. The next year she and her brother Kayky Brito worked together in The Animal- the Natural Order of Things. In 2005, she acted in the Leo musical comedy as Bia. In 2006 she played a more mature role in the soap opera Pages of Life, where she played a character named Kelly. It was the first time she was featured in love scenes.
Sthefany Brito married her
Grazielli "Grazi" Massafera (born June 28, 1982 in Jacarezinho, Paraná, Brazil) is a Brazilian former model and TV actress.
In 2004, Massafera won the Miss Paraná Beauty pageant contest, and represented the state in that year's Miss Brasil contest. She finished third, which earned her the title of "Miss Brasil Internacional", and gave her entry into the Miss International contest, held annually in the China. In the international pageant, Grazi (as she is commonly known) did not reach the semi-finals.
In 2005, she took part in the fifth season of the Brazilian version of the reality show Big Brother, known as Big Brother Brasil (BBB). The season was the most-watched season ever. Grazi ended in second, with 40% of the votes.
Grazi became the second Big Brother contestant to become a celebrity (the first one being Sabrina Sato). After the show, she ended up on covers of magazines, had several commercial deals and appeared in events. Commercial deals and magazine cover pictures continued, even after the next Big Brother started.
Right after the show, Grazi signed a 1-year contract with Globo, Brazil's most powerful television channel. To take advantage of her popularity with the
Daniella Perez (Rio de Janeiro, August 18, 1970 - Rio de Janeiro, December 28, 1992) was a Brazilian actress. She was daughter of Glória Perez, one of the most important telenovela writers in Brazil. Daniella Perez was killed at the age of 22 by the actor Guilherme de Pádua, her workmate in the telenovela "De Corpo e Alma".
Guilherme de Pádua and his wife, Paula Thomaz, killed Daniella probably because Paula Thomaz was jealous about the acting of Guilherme de Pádua and Daniella Perez in the telenovela. They portrayed a couple in "De Corpo e Alma". Guilherme de Pádua stabbed Daniella Perez 18 times in a vacant lot near Americas Avenue in the neighborhood of Barra da Tijuca, west zone of Rio de Janeiro. Paula Thomaz was pregnant by the occasion and their son was born in May 1993. The couple remained in jail until 1999 but got divorced before that. Later, they both married other people. Paula Thomaz studied law. Guilherme de Pádua became a minister in a Protestant church in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
"De Corpo e Alma" was still in production when Daniella Perez was killed. Guilherme de Pádua's character, named Bira, simply disappeared immediately after the crime was solved and was no
Hebe Maria Monteiro de Camargo Ravagnani (Taubaté, March 8, 1929) is a Brazilian TV presenter. She is also a singer and actress.
Hebe Camargo was born in Taubaté, São Paulo, on March 8, 1929. She began her career as a singer in the 1940s with her sister Estela, as Rosalinda e Florisbela. During her singing career, Camargo performed sambas and boleros in nightclubs. She left her musical career to devote more time to radio and television. She was invited by Assis Chateaubriand to attend the first live broadcast of Brazilian television, in the neighborhood of Sumaré, São Paulo, Brazil.
As a singer, Hebe appeared in comedy films by Mazzaropi and starred with Agnaldo Rayol in one of them. In the 1950s, she entered television and worked as a presenter in a series on TV Paulista. In 1955, Camargo appeared in the first program for women on Brazilian television, O Mundo é das Mulheres (The World for Women), on television in Rio de Janeiro, which aired five times a week.
In the 1960s, Camargo moved to the Rede Record network, where, for many years, she maintained a top-rated program. During the Jovem Guarda era, Hebe gave way to new talent. On April 10, 1966 the network began broadcasting a
Lavínia Gutmann Vlasak (born 14 June 1976 in Rio de Janeiro) is a Brazilian actress. She's been always compared to Audrey Hepburn and, then, has already taken many pictures imitating here.
Descendant of Czechs and Germans, was born in Rio de Janeiro, daughter of Chief Financial Officer Robert Vlasak and homemaker Eugenia, in 1980, moved to the United States when his father, an official of a multinational, was transferred there. He lived outside of Brazil from 4 to 7 years and therefore was literate in English. After only seven years, on his return to Brazil, he learned Portuguese. When he returned, he studied at the British School in Rio de Janeiro. The school's curriculum could focus on art education, where he became interested in acting profession. Early on, listened to their teachers that would be an excellent performer.
He began his professional life working as a model. Her career began as pure imposition of the father, who impressed with a few pictures of her daughter, then 15, required to make a book. Lavinia has still tried to argue in vain, saying that actually wanted to do journalism, because it both had studied to be only a model but had no other alternative. After that,
Nathalia Goyannes Dill Orrico, better known as Nathalia Dill (born March 24, 1986), is a Brazilian television and cinema actress. She has played the lead role in two telenovelas, and the lead antagonist role in another one.
Born in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Nathalia Dill played the antagonist role as Débora Rios in the telenovela Malhação from 2007 to 2009. She then played the lead role in the Rede Globo telenovela Paraíso, by Benedito Ruy Barbosa, where she played the role of Maria Rita (nicknamed Santinha). Nathalia Dill was cast to play the lead role in the telenovela Escrito nas Estrelas, in which she played the character Viviane. Her character, named Doralice, was part of the main love triangle of 2011 Rede Globo's telenovela Cordel Encantado. Nathalia Dill played one of the lead roles, Érica, in the 2011 film Paraísos Artificiais. She plays Débora in the 2012 telenovela Avenida Brasil, by João Emanuel Carneiro, her character falls in love to Jorge, played by Cauã Reymond.
Bianca Rinaldi (born Bianca de Carvalho e Silva Rinaldi on October 15, 1974 in São Paulo, Brazil) is a Brazilian actress best known for her roles in telenovelas, especially A Escrava Isaura.
Born in São Paulo, Brazil. She trained as a gymnast from ages 8 to 13. She began her TV career in 1990 when she was chosen to be a "Paquita" for Xuxa's Show. Her career on the show lasted until 1995 when she left to pursue an acting career on Brazilian TV and theater.
At 19 he decided to study the art of interpretation, thus beginning his work in television and theater. In Malhação, still in Rede Globo, the teacher played Úrsula.
She received critical acclaim by Brazilian media for her work on Pícara Sonhadora and recently for her work on A Escrava Isaura.
His last job was as the protagonist Arminda in the novel Ribeirão do Tempo, the Rede Record.
Bianca has been married to Eduardo Menga since January 1, 2002. They have twin daughters, Beatriz Menga and Sofia Menga (born on May 10, 2009).
Isadora Trentini (Isadora Ana Trentini, born July 9, 1987) is a Brazilian actress.
Trentini was born to Liana del Roven-Zeta and Pnoyaaa Trentini. She grew up in a small Brazilian town less than 10 miles away from the border river Rio Madeira. At the age of 14, she first starred in Oi le Yortal with her good friend Jon Torsalle.
Trentini moved to San Paulo, where she met her husband, Yara Pzinfe. The two married but two months late Pzinfe crashed during a boating trip and was taken to the hospital. He died on July 28, 2006.
After the loss of her husband, Trentini switched careers. She was a part-time actress in a small town film.
Lucélia Santos (born May 20, 1957) is a Brazilian actress, director and producer. She received international acclaim for her leading role in the 1976 Rede Globo telenovela Escrava Isaura, broadcast in over 80 countries.
Maria Lucélia dos Santos was born in Santo André, São Paulo, to Maurílio Simões dos Santos and Maria Moura dos Santos. Her parents were both blue collar workers. She was two siblings: Maurílio Wagner and Cristina Santos, also an actress.
At age 9, Lucélia heard actress Cacilda Becker on the radio calling children to do an audition for a role in one of her plays, but her mother did not allow her to perform. She had developed a taste for performing arts since she had seen the play A Moreninha, starred by Marília Pêra, in a school trip. Lucélia was completely fascinated by the show and decided that she would be an actress for the rest of her days.
Lucélia made her stage debut at the age of 14, in the children's play Dom Chicote Mula Manca e seu fiel companheiro Zé Chupança, replacing actress Débora Duarte, which had moved to Rio de Janeiro in order to star in the Rede Globo telenovela Bicho do Mato. She was then invited by Eugênio Kusnet to participate in his intensive
Aline Cristine Dorelli de Magalhães e Morais (born December 22, 1982) is a Brazilian actress who starred as Mônica Paiva (Nina) on the soap opera Como Uma Onda and as Luciana on the soap opera Viver a Vida. Her stage name is Alinne Moraes.
Alinne Moraes was born in Sorocaba, São Paulo. Prior to becoming an actress, she worked as a professional model. She started working as a model at age 12 and stopped working when she was 18. As a popular actress in Brazil, she won in 2004 the Brazilian VIP magazine internet poll to find the 100 Sexiest Women in the World 2004 (or As 100 Mulheres Mais Sexy do Mundo 2004, in Portuguese). Besides appearing in VIP magazine, she has also appeared in magazines such as Claudia, Nova, UMA, Marie Claire, Trip, Boa Forma and Elle Brasil.
Her first work as an actress was on the soap opera Coração de Estudante (Heart of Student), where she played a young unmarried mother. In 2003, in Mulheres Apaixonadas (Passioned Woman) she played Clara, a gay teenager. In 2004, in the soap opera Da Cor do Pecado, she played Moa, a surfer with a brain tumor, and became co-star. Between 2004 and 2005, in Como uma Onda, she played her first star, Nina, a woman whose
Sophia Abrahão (born May 22, 1991) is a Brazilian actress who plays the lead role in the Rede Record's telenovela Rebelde.
Born in São Paulo, Sophia Abrahão started working as a model when she was 14 years-old, after she was discovered by a scout while walking with her mother, Branca Abrahão. She spent five months in China when she was 15 years-old, also traveling to Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore during her modeling career. After her retirement as a model, she studied theater at a theatrical company named Globe, and because of that, obtained a chance to make a test to work in Rede Globo's Malhação telenovela, in which she was cast as Felipa.
She started her acting career in 2007, playing the role of Felipa in Rede Globo's telenovela Malhação, and leaving the telenovela in 2009. Sophia Abrahão guest starred in Multishow's television series Bicicleta e Melancia in 2010, playing the role of Gabi. She plays the lead role in Rede Record's telenovela Rebelde, which is a Brazilian adaptation of the Mexican telenovela of the same name and the original version is the Argentine soap opera Rebelde Way. Sophia Abrahão plays Alice, who is the equivalent character as Anahí's Mia Colucci in the
Maitê Proença Gallo (b. São Paulo, 28 January 1958) is a Brazilian actress.
Maitê Proença was born in São Paulo, Brazil in 1958. Her grandparents were Portuguese, French and Italian. As a child, Maitê studied in an American School and speaks fluent English, as well as French, Spanish, and Italian. She attended the undergraduate psychology programme at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo and the University of São Paulo where she studied Journalism. Between 1977 and 1979 she traveled around the world to Europe, Asia and Africa. This habit Maitê has maintained and, throughout her life has travelled to more than 70 countries. In 1979 Maitê had a severe car accident. She was submitted to two surgeries and had to stay in bed for almost a year. Maitê also attended a number of courses at the Sorbonne in the end of the 1970s while living in France. Met her ex-husband Paulo in 1982. They stayed together for 13 years and divorced 2 years after the birth of their only daughter Maria, born in 1990. She has worked on Brazilian telenovelas, films, and plays. Her role in the telenovela Dona Beija was her first major TV success in both Brazil, Portugal and some 50 other countries
Giselle Itié Ramos (born October 3, 1981) is a Mexican-Brazilian actress. She was born to a Mexican father and a Brazilian mother. Due to the earthquake in 1985, she moved with her family to her mother's native Brazil.
In 2001, she started her career as actress in a Brazilian telenovela. In 2009, she debuted as protagonist in the telenovela Bela, a Feia, the Brazilian version for the Colombian Yo soy Betty, la fea. Giselle Itié also took part in the film The Expendables, co-written, directed by and starring Sylvester Stallone.
Giselle came to Brazil as a child. The father and Mexican mother in Sao Paulo lost everything in the terrible earthquake that destroyed the capital of Mexico, in 1985.
Giselle had to lie to the family to pursue her artistic career. She told her father that he needed help to pay for the gym and gave money to another destination: the theater course of Televisa, the leading television station in Mexico. For eight months the actress stayed at the home of relatives in Mexico and was sure he wanted to invest in career.
The old desire to work as an actress came true at age 18. Disheartened with her modeling career, just signed up for test Os Maias after much
Astrud Gilberto (born March 30, 1940) is a Brazilian samba and bossa nova singer. She is well known for her performance of the Grammy Award-winning song "The Girl from Ipanema".
Astrud Gilberto was born as Astrud Weinert, the daughter of a Brazilian mother and a German father, in the state of Bahia, Brazil. She was raised in Rio de Janeiro. She married João Gilberto in 1959 and emigrated to the United States in 1963, continuing to reside in the US from that time. Astrud and João divorced in the mid-1960s and she began a relationship with her musical partner, Stan Getz.
She sang on the influential album Getz/Gilberto featuring João Gilberto, Stan Getz, and Antonio Carlos Jobim. She had never performed professionally and sang on the recordings. Gilberto's recording of "The Girl from Ipanema" established her as a jazz and pop singer. It sold over one million copies and was awarded a gold disc. In 1964, Gilberto appeared in the films Get Yourself a College Girl and The Hanged Man. Her first solo album was The Astrud Gilberto Album (1964). Upon moving to the United States, she went on tour with Getz. Beginning as a singer of bossa nova and American jazz standards, Gilberto started to
Lua Blanco (born March 5, 1987) is a Brazilian actress and singer who plays the lead role in the Rede Record's telenovela Rebelde.
Born in São Paulo, her brother, Pedro Sol, and her sisters, Estrela Blanco and Ana Terra, are singers and actors, and her grandfather is the musician Billy Blanco. She is studying Linguistics at the PUC-Rio university.
Lua Blanco started her acting career in 2008 in the Rede Globo telenovela Três Irmãs, playing Bia, then appearing in the following year in Malhação. She is a member of the band "Lágrima Flor", as a singer. Lua Blanco temporarily left the band to play the lead role, Roberta Messi, in the 2011 Rede Record telenovela Rebelde.
Gisele Bndchen was born in July 20, 1980 in the town of Horizontina in Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil. Shes a super model that has been the face for more than 20 brands like Nivea, Colcci (Brazilian Brand) Christian Dior and Victorias Secret among others. Gisele was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the Worlds Richest Model and Forbes called her the Best Paid Model of all time. As a child she wanted to be a Volleyball player but then in 1993 she joined a modeling course with her sisters and then in 1994 while in a school excursion in a shopping mall in Porto Alegre, Brazil she was discovered by a modeling agency. Her first time appearing as a model was in a national contest Elite Look of the Year, where she got the second place. Then in 1996 she moved to New York City to pursuit her modeling career and debuted at the Fashion Week. Gisele owns a footwear brand for women called Ipanema and she owns a Hotel in Rio Grande do Sul: Palladium Executive Flat. As well a being a model Gisele has had experience working in movies such as Taxi and had a small part in The Devil Wears Prada.
Milena Toscano Gonçalves, commonly known as Milena Toscano (born January 11, 1984), is a Brazilian actress and model. She played the lead role in the telenovela Araguaia.
Born in Santo André, São Paulo state, Milena Toscano started her career as a model when she was ten years-old, after she was hired by the Ford Models Agency. She made her first TV commercials when she was 13 years-old. After graduating in different performing arts schools such as Studio Fátima Toledo, Casa de Artes de Laranjeiras and Escola Livre de Teatro, she signed a contract with Rede Globo, debuting in 2004 in the telenovela Começar de Novo, playing the character Sofia. Milena Toscano played Martina in SBT's remake of the Mexican telenovela Los Ricos También Lloran, named Os Ricos também Choram, which aired from 2005 to 2006. Her first lead role in a telenovela was in 2010, in the Rede Globo telenovela Araguaia, playing Manuela Martinez. She plays the character Vanessa in the 2011 telenovela Fina Estampa.
Bianca Bin (born September 3, 1990), is a Brazilian actress. She has played the lead role in the telenovela Cordel Encantado.
Born in Jundiaí, São Paulo state, she played the lead role, Marina, in the 2009 season of Malhação. After leaving Malhação, she played popular character Fátima in Rede Globo's telenovela Passione. Her character was involved in a romantic relationship with Cauã Reymond's character in that telenovela.
She played the lead role in the 2011 Rede Globo's telenovela Cordel Encantado, replacing actress Paola Oliveira who chose to work in another Rede Globo telenovela, Insensato Coração. In Cordel Encantado she will for the second time work with Cauã Reymond, who will play her character's romantic interest. Her character is named Açucena Bezerra, and is also a princess.
Francisca Vaz Queiroz (born September 4, 1979) is a Brazilian television and film actress. She played the lead role, Catarina, in the television series A Lei e o Crime.
Born in Campinas,, São Paulo state, her father is an entrepreneur, while her mother is a lawyer. Francisca Queiroz started working as an amateur theater actress, initiating a model career when she was 16 years-old. As a model, she traveled to places such as Japan and South Korea, before leaving the career when she was 18 years-old. Francisca Queiroz started to study performing arts when she was 14 years-old, moving to São Paulo two years later to work in the city's theaters.
After completing 19 years-old, Francisca Queiroz graduated at Rede Globo's performing arts academy, named Oficina de Atores. She played her first role in 2001, as a character named Ana, in Globo's miniseries Os Maias. She played her first role as a villain in 2003, in Globo's telenovela Agora é Que São Elas. Francisca Queiroz played the role of paraplegic teacher Vitória in Malhação's 2006 season. Francisca Queiroz played in 2007 another role as a villain, in Rede Record's telenovela Amor e Intrigas. She played her first lead role in 2009, in
Deborah Fialho Secco (born November 26, 1979 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is a Brazilian actress.
Deborah was born into a lower middle class family, daughter of Sílvia Regina Fialho, a homemaker, and Ricardo Secco, a mathematics professor. She has two siblings, Ricardo and Bárbara.
At 8 years old she debuted in TV advertising and at age 10, appeared in her first TV show Brincando de Era uma Vez. At age 11, she starred in her first soap opera, Mico Preto by Rede Globo.
In 1999, she appeared in the novela Suave Veneno, as 'WAG' Marina. In August of that year, she also posed for the first time for the Brazilian edition of Playboy magazine, in the magazine's 24th anniversary edition.
In 2000, she played her first villain in a novela, as the rebel Iris in Laços de Família. In 2001, she gained her first protagonist role in a novela, as the sweet Cecília, in A Padroeira.
In 2002, she played another TV villain - the comical and clumsy vampire Lara, in the novela O Beijo do Vampiro. That year, it was voted the most beloved character in a novela by viewers. Due to the great sensual appeal and prominence in the novela and the success of Lara, Deborah graced the cover of Playboy for the 27th
Carolina Osório de Castro, better known as Carol Castro (born 10 March 1984 in Rio de Janeiro) is a Brazilian actress.
The first soap opera of her career was in Mulheres Apaixonadas playing the role of Gracinha, which was a big success partly due to her character's love triangle with Claudio (Erik Marmo) and Edwiges (Carolina Dieckmann). Next came Senhora do Destino, and soon after, Bang Bang. In O Profeta, 2006, she had an excellent performance as the villain Ruth. Her last television work was in Beleza Pura, in 2008, in a comic role of Sheila.
Carol Castro posed for the anniversary edition of Playboy Brazil in 2008.
Ítala Nandi (born 4 June 1942) is a Brazilian actress. She has appeared in 33 films and television shows since 1964. She starred in the 1974 film Sagarana: The Duel, which was entered into the 24th Berlin International Film Festival.
Júlia Gonçalves de Almeida (born January 5, 1983) is a Brazilian actress who has participated in several telenovelas.
Born in Rio de Janeiro, she is the daughter of the telenovela writer Manoel Carlos. Júlia Almeida spent four years in New York, when she studied acting and directing, returning to Brazil in late 2006.
Júlia Almeida started her acting career in 1991, in the Rede Globo telenovela Felicidade. She played Duda in the 1995 telenovela História de Amor, written by her father. Júlia Almeida then participated in three other telenovelas written by her father, which were Por Amor in 1997, Laços de Família in 2000, and Mulheres Apaixonadas in 2003. Júlia almeida played Luísa in the 2001 miniseries Presença de Anita. She participated in the 2004 miniseries Um Só Coração, and in the 2006 miniseries JK, both by Maria Adelaide Amaral. Júlia Almeida played the journalist Helô Machado in JK. In Duas Caras, in 2007, she played the role of a seductive character named Fernanda. Júlia Almeida played an aspiring cineast named Leinha in the 2009 telenovela Caminho das Índias. She plays the nurse Lorena in the 2011 Rede Globo telenovela A Vida da Gente.
Sônia Maria Campos Braga (born 8 June 1950) is a Brazilian actress. She has been nominated for both a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy Award.
Sonia Braga was born in Maringá, Paraná State, Brazil, the daughter of Maria José "Zeze" Braga, a seamstress, and a realtor father. In 1975, she became famous in Brazil with the telenovela Gabriela (based on the book Gabriela, Cravo e Canela by Jorge Amado). She has no children.
Braga made another notable Jorge Amado adaptation, when she played the lead role in the film Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands ("Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos") in 1976. She made appearances in several Brazilian blockbuster films such as Lady on the Bus ("A Dama do Lotação") in 1978 and I Love You ("Eu Te Amo" in Portuguese) in 1981.
She achieved international recognition with her title role in Gabriela, the film adaptation of Jorge Amado's novel, in 1983. Set in Bahia in 1925, Amado's story tells of Gabriela, a mulatto girl who transforms the lives of many of the provincial inhabitants. Jorge Amado's romantic tale was to be Braga's stepping stone into American cinema after which she moved to the United States where she appeared in such films as The Rookie (1990), Kiss of
Anecy Rocha (26 October 1942 – 26 March 1977) was a Brazilian actress. She appeared in 15 films between 1960 and 1977. She starred in the 1969 film Brazil Year 2000. It was entered into the 19th Berlin International Film Festival, where it won a Silver Bear. She was the sister of Glauber Rocha.
Cynthia Lima Falabella (born January 19, 1972 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil) is a Brazilian actress. Daughter of actor Rogério Falabella and singer Maria Olympia, she is the sister of actress Débora Falabella.
In 2002, it took about four minutes on the video kicking and screaming as he left the scene to load that Cynthia could get more recognition than hitherto in the nine-year career in the theater. Call to replace her younger sister, Débora Falabella of O Clone to Mel, who spent one week at a hospital treating meningitis, Cynthia took the job.
That was not the first time the two exchanged paper. Deborah has already replaced her sister at the theater in 1998 as Dorothy Gale from The Wizard of Oz, no one in the audience noticing.
On television, Cynthia also participated in the América novel of 2005 is Tempo Final in 2008.
In cinema, the work of Cynthia were in O Quintal dos Guerrilheiros, short film, 2005; Os 12 Trabalhos (2006), Batismo de Sangue (2007) is 5 Frações de Uma Quase História (2007).
In 2008, she is his sister share the stage in The Serpent, last play written by playwright Nelson Rodrigues.
In 2010, returns to the television series A Vida Alheia of Rede Globo, the same
Luana Elídia Afonso Piovani (born August 29, 1976 in São Paulo) is a Brazilian actress and model.
Piovani started her career as a Ford Models Agency model in 1990 and a year later spent some time working in Japan.
Piovani's first television appearance was in the 1992 miniseries Sex Appeal, on Rede Globo. She also had a role in the Você Decide series. Her first soap opera role was in 1994's Quatro por Quatro. She appeared in the Luis Ferré's film Super Colosso and made a special appearance in the A Comédia da Vida Privada series. Her first theater play was Nó de Gravata, in 1996.
In 1997, she was voted the sexiest woman on earth by Editora Abril's VIP magazine. In the same year, she starred in Malhação. She also appeared in D'Artagnan e os Três Mosqueteiros, Sai de Baixo, Mulher, Os Normais and Sítio do Picapau Amarelo.
In 1999, she produced and starred in A.M.I.G.A.S. in the theater. In addition, she hosted the show Tudo de Bom, at MTV Brasil and The Video Music Awards of that year. She also starred in the long-running children's play Alice in Wonderland. She also joined the cast of Saia Justa, from GNT (Globosat), along with the co-hostesses Betty Lago (actress), Márcia Tiburi
Alice Braga Moraes (born April 15, 1983) is a Brazilian actress. She has appeared in several Brazilian films, most notably as Angélica in 2002's highly acclaimed City of God and as Karina in 2005's Lower City. She has also starred in the Hollywood movies I Am Legend (2007), Repo Men and Predators (both 2010).
Alice Braga Moraes was born in São Paulo, Brazil. She was raised in a Catholic family. Her exposure to the world of acting came at an early age. Both her mother, Ana Braga, and aunt, Sônia Braga, are actresses, and Braga often accompanied them to film sets. She began her career by appearing in school plays and commercials. Her first commercial was for yoghurt when she was eight years old. As a teenager she began pursuing roles in television and movies. She speaks fluent Portuguese, Spanish and English.
In 1998, Braga debuted in a Portuguese-language short called Trampolim, then returned to her schooling. Her big break came in 2002, when she was cast as Angélica in the critically acclaimed film, City of God, for which she received a Best Supporting Actress nomination from the Cinema Brazil Grand Prize. She took more time off, and attended university while appearing in a pair of
Anilza Pinho de Carvalho, better known by her stage name Anilza Leoni, (October 10, 1933–August 6, 2009) was a Brazilian actress, singer, former ballerina and painter.
Leoni was born in Laguna, Santa Catarina, Brazil, on October 10, 1933. She died of emphysema in Rio de Janeiro on August 6, 2009, at the age of 75.
Cristiana Barbosa da Silva de Oliveira (born December 15, 1963 in Rio de Janeiro) is a Brazilian actress.
Daughter of Oscar de Oliveira and Eugênia Barbosa da Silva de Oliveira, is the youngest of nine children (two men and two women). Born and raised in a house in Ipanema, to help at home began to work with 10 years of age at a flower shop near her residence. Since little is nicknamed Krika.
She recorded a commercial directed by Walter Salles, and with this trade, was called to the defunct TV Manchete, by Jayme Monjardim, to test for a program of music clips, Shock. Just doing the test, not for the program, but for the telenovela Kananga do Japão to Dora the leading role. With the withdrawal of actress Bia Seidl, who was Hannah, a Jewess, Cristiana was put in its place . With this novel won by unanimous actress revelation by APCA.
In 1989 she began recording the Pantanal for Rede Manchete, in the role of Juma, which initially would be for the actress Glória Pires. But Cristiana offered to do it, since she had fallen in love with the character when reading the synopsis. The novel was a big hit, knocking the audience of TV Globo and becoming a landmark in Brazilian soap operas. Her
Florinda Bolkan (Uruburetama, 15 February 1941), born Florinda Soares Bulcão, is a Brazilian actress.
She is the daughter of a congressman and a granddaughter of a priest on her mother's side. She lived in Fortaleza, the capital of Ceará state, and in Rio de Janeiro until she moved to Italy. A former flight inspector for Brazilian international carrier Varig, she came in contact with several languages and became fluent in English, Italian and French.
She moved to Italy in 1968 after being discovered by the film director Luchino Visconti. She changed her name to Florinda Bolkan because she thought it would be more comfortable for international audiences.
Bolkan acted with the Beatle Ringo Starr in her first film, Candy. She worked in more than forty films, mainly in Italy. She was directed by Vittorio de Sica in Una Breve Vacanza. Under Elio Petri's direction, she made one of the most acclaimed films of her career, Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion. Enrico Maria Salerno directed her in Anonimo Venziano. She also worked with Jean-Louis Trintignant, John Cassavetes and Annie Girardot.
Like Sophia Loren, Claudia Cardinale and Monica Vitti, she also won the David di Donatello
Mariana Ximenes do Prado Nuzzi, commonly known as Mariana Ximenes (born on April 26, 1981 in São Paulo) is a Brazilian actress.
In 2003, she was one of the lead actors in the Rede Globo telenovela Chocolate with Pepper, where she portrayed the character Ana Francisca. In 2005, she played the role of Raíssa in the Rede Globo telenovela América. In 2006, she was one of the lead actors in the TV Globo telenovela Snakes & Lizards, playing the role of Bel; and in 2008, one of the stars of The Favorite One, by the Rede Globo. She currently portrays Clara, the main villain of Passione, by the Rede Globo. Bette Davis insipired her to compose Clara. She received critical acclaim for her role in this telenovela.
Mariana Ximenes also appeared in several movies, including O Invasor in 2002, The Man of the Year in 2003, Uma Estrela Pra Ioiô in 2004, and Gaijin - Ama-me Como Sou, in 2005. She has also appeared in the miniseries The House of the Seven Women in 2003, where she played the role of Rosário.
She was married for 8 years with film producer Pedro Buarque de Hollanda, who disbanded in October 2009.
In 2011 she started dating the advertising gaucho Lucas Mello, who is also a partner
Susana Werner (born July 20, 1977, Rio de Janeiro) is a Brazilian model and actress.
From 1997 to 1999, Susana Werner had a relationship with Brazilian footballer Ronaldo. Later, she married the Brazilian goalkeeper Júlio César. The couple have two children, Cauet (born in 2002) and Giulia (born in 2005).
Véra Clouzot (30 December 1913 – 15 December 1960) was a Brazilian-born French film actress and screenwriter.
Born Véra Gibson-Amado in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, she became the wife of film director Henri-Georges Clouzot. She made only three films, all directed by her husband, the most notable of which was the classic thriller, Les Diaboliques (1955). She co-wrote the screenplay for the film La Vérité (1960), which was also directed by her husband. Clouzot died in Paris in 1960, aged 46, from a heart attack and is buried in the Montmartre Cemetery.