Famous Brazilian Women

If you thought Brazilian women were all about being just beautiful and sexy, think again. Some food for your thought – Dilma Vana Rousseff, an economist and politician, who started off as a Municipal Secretary of Treasury rose to become the 36th President of Brazil. With this appointment, she has become the first woman to hold the prestigious office. Maria das Gracas Silva Foster joined Petrobras as a chemical engineer in 1981. Today, she serves as the CEO of the Brazilian oil giant. Brazil’s topmost fashion brand Dudalina owes much of its fame and popularity to Sonia Hess, a Brazilian entrepreneur who turned the family-owned brand into a major fashion house.

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Gisele Bündchen
(Fashion Model)

Gisele Bündchen
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Birthdate: July 20, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Horizontina, State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Regarded as the epitome of supermodel, Gisele Bündchen is credited with bringing an end to the heroin chic era of modeling and ushering in a healthy look with curves. She pioneered and popularized the horse walk and is considered the only remaining supermodel. 

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Adriana Lima
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Birthdate: June 12, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil

Adriana Lima is a Brazilian model who became famous as a Victoria's Secret Angel. One of the longest-running Victoria's Secret Angels of all time, Lima was adjudged the most valuable Angel in 2017. Since 2003, she has been serving as a spokesmodel for Maybelline cosmetics. One of the world's highest-paid models, Adriana Lima is also known for her charity work.

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Morena Baccarin
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Birthdate: June 2, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Born in Brazil, Morena Baccarin is the daughter of Italian actor Vera Setta. The Juilliard alumna is best known for series such as Homeland, Gotham, and Firefly and movies such as the Deadpool franchise. She voiced Gideon in The Flash. She also works for refugees seeking asylum in the U.S.
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Alice Braga
(Actress)

Alice Braga
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Birthdate: April 15, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil

Alice Braga is one of the most popular Hollywood actresses from Brazil, having appeared in popular films like I Am Legend, Repo Men, The Rite, Predators, and Elysium. An openly bisexual actress, Alice Braga serves as an inspiration to the LGBT community, especially bisexuals.

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Camila Alves
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Birthdate: January 28, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Itambacuri, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Camila Alves’s rags-to-riches story is an inspiration to many. The Brazilian beauty went from being a waitress to the brand ambassador of a Macy’s collection. She designs the Muxo brand of bags and has also dabbled in hosting, lifestyle blogging, and entrepreneurship. Camila is also known as Matthew McConaughey’s wife.

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Dilma Rousseff
(36th President of Brazil (2011-16))

Dilma Rousseff
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Birthdate: December 14, 1947
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Brazilian economist and politician Dilma Rousseff served as the president of Brazil from 2011 to 2016, becoming the first Brazilian woman president. She has also served as former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s Chief of Staff earlier and has been part of various energy-conservation groups.

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Carmen Miranda
(Actress, Singer)

Carmen Miranda
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Birthdate: February 9, 1909
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Marco de Canaveses, Portugal
Died: August 5, 1955
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Anitta
(Singer)

Anitta
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Birthdate: March 30, 1993
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro
Larissa de Macedo Machado, better known as Anitta, soared to fame with the tracks Meiga e Abusada and Show das Poderosas. She has won the MTV Europe Music Award for the Best Brazilian Act five times and became the first Brazilian musician to earn the Best Latin American Act award.

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Marta
(Football player)

Marta
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Birthdate: February 19, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dois Riachos, Alagoas, Brazil

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Jennifer O'Neill
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Birthdate: February 20, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Born to an English mother and a Brazilian father, actor Jennifer O'Neill had begun modeling at 15. She later became part of films such as Summer of '42. She had attempted suicide at 14 and had later got married nine times to eight men. She was also a promising equestrienne.

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Bethe Correia
(Mixed Martial Artist)

Bethe Correia
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Birthdate: June 22, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Campina Grande, Paraíba, Brazil

Brazilian MMA fighter Bethe Correia, also known as Pitbull, initially studied accounting but soon realized she wasn’t cut out for an office job. She has had a long stint with UFC and is known for her grappling skills. Her retirement bout in 2021 was postponed due to an appendix surgery.

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Chrysti Ane
(Actress, Model)

Chrysti Ane
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Birthdate: July 26, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rio De Janeiro

Chrysti Ane is a Brazilian fitness model and actress best known for her portrayal of Sarah Thompson in the popular American children's television show, Power Rangers Ninja Steel. Renowned for her fitness regime and well-toned physique, Chrysti Ane enjoys a considerable fan following on social media platforms, such as Instagram.

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Bianca Comparato
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Birthdate: November 19, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Lais Ribeiro
(Actress)

Lais Ribeiro
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Birthdate: October 5, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Teresina, Brazil

Lais Ribeiro is a Brazilian model. She gained international fame when she was selected to work as a Victoria's Secret Angel. She initially received training to become a nurse. However, on the advice of a friend, she took up modeling gigs and soon found success. She has appeared in advertising campaigns for Ralph Lauren, Christian Dior, and Tom Ford.  

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Izabelle Leite
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Birthdate: September 1, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: João Pessoa, State of Paraíba, Brazil

Izabelle Leite is a Brazilian actress and model. She works predominantly in the Indian modeling and film industries. She made her debut in Bollywood with an uncredited appearance in a major film. She soon bagged the leading role in a teen drama film and gained popularity. As a model, she has appeared in campaigns for Lakme and Procter & Gamble.

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Daniela Lavender
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Birthdate: December 14, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bahia

Daniela Lavender is a Brazilian actress who appears on both English-language TV and Brazilian TV. She is also active on the stage and in cinema. She is trained in dancing and studied drama at the Dirceu de Mattos school before making her professional debut in the early 2000s. She is currently married to noted English actor Ben Kingsley. 

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Astrud Gilberto
(Samba and bossa nova singer)

Astrud Gilberto
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Birthdate: March 29, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Astrud Gilberto is a Brazilian singer best known as an exponent of bossa nova and samba. She achieved international recognition in the 1960s after the release of her song The Girl from Ipanema. In 1992, she was honored with the Latin Jazz USA Award. In 2002, Astrud Gilberto was made an inductee of the International Latin Music Hall of Fame.

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Izabel Goulart
(Model best known as having been one of the Victoria's Secret Angels from 2005 to 2008)

Izabel Goulart
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Birthdate: October 23, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: São Carlos, São Paulo, Brazil

Izabel Goulart is a Brazilian fashion model best known for her stint as a Victoria's Secret Angel. She has also been featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She began modeling as a teenager and has modeled collections of top designers like designers such as Alberta Ferretti, Bill Blass, and Balenciaga. She is also involved in charitable work. 

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Bruna Marquezine
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Birthdate: August 4, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Isabeli Fontana
(Model known for her work with brands like Victoria's Secret)

Isabeli Fontana
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Birthdate: July 4, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Curitiba, State of Paraná, Brazil
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Tiago Splitter
(First Brazilian-born basketball player to win an NBA championship, in 2014)

Tiago Splitter
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Birthdate: January 1, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Blumenau, Brazil

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Caroline Celico
(Socialite)

Caroline Celico
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Birthdate: July 26, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: São Paulo

Caroline Celico is a Brazilian singer, socialite, and former Evangelical pastor. She started hogging the limelight in 2005 when she married the famous football player Kaká. Caroline Celico is also known for her philanthropic efforts; she is the founder of a non-profit organization named Horizontal Love, which aims at providing supplies for education and construction to Brazilian NGOs.

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Amanda Nunes
(Mixed martial artist)

Amanda Nunes
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Birthdate: May 30, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pojuca, State of Bahia, Brazil

Amanda Nunes is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist currently associated with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where she is the current UFC Women's Featherweight Champion. She is also a former UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion. She is widely regarded as one of the greatest female mixed martial artists of all time. She is openly lesbian. 

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Clarice Lispector
(Ukrainian-born Brazilian Novelist and Short story writer)

Clarice Lispector
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Birthdate: December 10, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chechel'nyk, Ukraine
Died: December 9, 1977

Clarice Lispector was a Ukrainian-born Brazilian short story writer and novelist. As a young woman, she entered the Law School of the University of Brazil and began her writing career while studying. She soon gained fame as a writer and won the prestigious Graça Aranha Prize for the best debut novel. She died of cancer at a relatively young age. 

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Joana Ceddia
(vlogger)

Joana Ceddia
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Birthdate: June 21, 2001
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brazil

Joana Ceddia is a Brazilian-Canadian vlogger, YouTuber, and former competitive runner and swimmer. She won an OFSAA gold medal in competitive school swimming before an injury ended her swimming and running career. Best known for her ironic and quirky sense of humor, Ceddia has received nominations for prestigious awards, such as Shorty Award and Streamy Award.

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Elis Regina
(Singer of popular and jazz music)

Elis Regina
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Birthdate: March 17, 1945
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Porto Alegre, State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Died: January 19, 1982

Elis Regina was a Brazilian singer who achieved national recognition in 1965 when she performed Arrastão on TV Excelsior. Best remembered for her interpretation and vocalization, Regina helped popularize tropicalismo in the late-1960s and early-1970s. Elis Regina's life, career, and untimely death at age 36 inspired a film titled Elis where she was played by Andréia Horta.

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Cris Cyborg
(Mixed Martial Artist)

Cris Cyborg
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Birthdate: July 9, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Curitiba, State of Paraná, Brazil
Brazilian MMA fighter Cris Cyborg currently competes for Bellator MMA and is the reigning Bellator Women's Featherweight World Champion. She has also won the Strikeforce, UFC, and Invicta FC World Featherweight Championships, this becoming the only MMA Grand Slam champion, having won all four major MMA titles.

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Adriane Galisteu
(Actress, Model)

Adriane Galisteu
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Birthdate: April 18, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil

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Luciana Gimenez
(TV host who began working for The View in 2013)

Luciana Gimenez
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Birthdate: November 3, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil

Luciana Gimenez is a Brazilian TV host and former model. She is best known for her association with RedeTV where she hosts popular shows like Superpop and Luciana by Night. Gimenez achieved international fame when she became pregnant with singer-songwriter Mick Jagger's son Lucas Jagger, who was born in 1999. Mick was unofficially married to Jerry Hall at that time.

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Maria II of Portugal
(Queen of Portugal)

Maria II of Portugal
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Birthdate: April 4, 1819
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paço de São Cristóvão, Brazil
Died: November 15, 1853

Maria II of Portugal was the Queen of Portugal from 2 May 1826 to 23 June 1828. She reigned as the queen once again from 1834 until her death in 1853 at the age of 34 due to complications during her 11th delivery.

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Melody
(singer)

Melody
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Birthdate: April 2, 2007
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brazil

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Ana Beatriz Barros
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Birthdate: May 29, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Itabira, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Ana Beatriz Barros is a Brazilian model best known for featuring on the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue on multiple occasions. She is also renowned for her work with popular brands like Victoria's Secret, Chanel, Intimissimi, and Bebe. A popular model, Ana Beatriz Barros has also been featured on the covers of numerous magazines like Glamour, Vogue, Elle, and Marie Claire.

Isabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil
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Birthdate: July 29, 1846
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Palace of São Cristóvão, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died: November 14, 1921

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Ketlen Vieira
(Mixed martial artist)

Ketlen Vieira
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Birthdate: August 26, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Manaus, State of Amazonas, Brazil

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Juliana Paes
(Actress and Former Model)

Juliana Paes
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Birthdate: March 26, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rio Bonito, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Juliana Paes is a Brazilian actress who achieved national prominence in the 2010s when she played important roles in popular telenovelas like Gabriela and Meu Pedacinho de Chão. Juliana Paes, who started her career as a model, went on to establish herself as a critically acclaimed actress. She has received many prestigious awards such as Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award.  

Giselli Monteiro
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Birthdate: 0000 AD

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Giselle Itié
(Actress,Famous for her roles in the telenovelas Bela, a Feia (as Anabela Palhares))

Giselle Itié
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Birthdate: October 3, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

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Ana Carolina Reston
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Birthdate: June 4, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Jundiaí, State of São Paulo, Brazil
Died: November 15, 2006

Ana Carolina Reston was a Brazilian model best remembered for her work with popular brands like Giorgio Armani. Reston succumbed to the unfair demands of the fashion industry and suffered from severe anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. She died at the age of 21 and weighed just 40 kgs at the time of her death. 

Maria Leopoldina of Austria
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Birthdate: January 22, 1797
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: December 11, 1826

Born the Archduchess of Austria, Maria Leopoldina was a great painter and also grew up studying subjects such as botany and mineralogy. By virtue of her marriage to Pedro I of Brazil and IV of Portugal, she became the queen of Portugal and the empress of Brazil.

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Susana Werner
(Notable for her appearances on such Brazilian drama series and soap operas as Malhacao and Sete Pecados)

Susana Werner
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Birthdate: July 20, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Susana Werner is a Brazilian actress and model. She is best known for her performance on TV shows and telenovelas. Susana Werner made headlines in 2002 when she married the popular Brazilian football player Júlio César. She was in a relationship with Ronaldo for two years before marrying Júlio César.

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Gabi Garcia
(Martial artist)

Gabi Garcia
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Birthdate: November 17, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

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Virna Jandiroba
(Mixed martial artist)

Virna Jandiroba
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Birthdate: May 30, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Serrinha, Bahia, Brazil

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Xuxa
(Brazilian Television Host, Film Actress)

Xuxa
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Birthdate: March 27, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Santa Rosa, State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Xuxa is a Brazilian TV host, film actress, singer, and businesswoman. She began her professional career as a model and soon started doing acting gigs as well. She became a superstar in the 1980s and her TV shows were broadcast in Portuguese, English, and Spanish worldwide. She is also a successful businesswoman with a net worth estimated at US$400 million. 

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Juliana Velasquez
(Mixed martial artist)

Juliana Velasquez
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Birthdate: October 19, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Giovanna Antonelli
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Birthdate: March 18, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Giovanna Antonelli is a Brazilian actress, producer, and TV host. One of the most popular and critically acclaimed actresses, Antonelli has been active in all three major mediums of acting. Over the course of her illustrious acting career, Giovanna Antonelli has won several prestigious awards such as Prêmio Qualidade Brasil, Meus Prêmios Nick, and Prêmio Quem de Televisão.           

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Flávia Saraiva
(Artistic gymnast)

Flávia Saraiva
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Birthdate: September 30, 1999
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Alice Dellal
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Birthdate: July 29, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brazil

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Priscilla Meirelles
(Miss Earth 2004 pageant, Miss Globe 2003 pageant)

Priscilla Meirelles
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Birthdate: September 5, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Belém, State of Pará, Brazil

Priscilla Meirelles is a Brazilian model, environmentalist, host, actress, and beauty queen. She achieved popularity in 2003 when she won the Miss Globe pageant. The following year, she also won the Miss Earth pageant which was held in the Philippines. As an environmentalist, Meirelles has been associated with the Miss Earth pageant since 2003, co-hosting the show on numerous ocassions.

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Claudia Leitte
(Singer, Musician)

Claudia Leitte
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Birthdate: July 10, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: São Gonçalo

Claudia Leitte is a Brazilian singer best known for her association with Babado Novo where she performs as the lead vocalist. With over 40 million followers across various social media platforms, Leitte is one of the most popular female acts in Brazil. Leitte is also a television personality; she appears as a coach on the Brazilian version of The Voice.

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Gal Costa
(Singer)

Gal Costa
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Birthdate: September 26, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil

Soccer specialist, Marta’s nickname ‘Pele with skirts’, given by Pele himself, talks much about this sport stars legendary status. She not just holds the record for most number of goals scored at FIFA Women’s World Cup Tournaments but is also regarded as the best female player of all time. Time and again, Brazilian women have reset the stereotype belief and have showed the world what women can be. They exert strong influence over the society and have carved a niche for the fairer sect. With this write-up, lap up yourself with interesting information about the life and works of Brazilian women.