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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 1 Gisele Bündchen

Gisele Bündchen.
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Famous As: Fashion Model
Birthdate: July 20, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Três de Maio

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. 

 2 Adriana Lima

Adriana Lima.
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: June 12, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Salvador, 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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 3 Camila Mendes

Camila Mendes.
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Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: June 29, 1994
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Charlottesville, Virginia
Camila Mendes is best known for her Teen Choice Award-winning performance as Veronica Lodge in the CW series Riverdale. She has also been seen in the films Palm Springs and The Perfect Date. Born to Brazilian parents, Camila is said to have faced racial discrimination during her audition days.

 4 Alessandra Ambrosio

Alessandra Ambrosio.
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Famous As: Fashion Model
Birthdate: April 11, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Erechim
Brazilian-American model/actor Alessandra Ambrósio has been a Victoria's Secret Angel and also promoted the brand’s PINK line. Named one of People’s 100 Most Beautiful People in the World, she is also associated with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, co-owns a beachwear brand, and has appeared on various TV shows.

 5 Morena Baccarin

Morena Baccarin.
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Famous As: Actress
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.

 6 Alice Braga

Alice Braga.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 15, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: São Paulo

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.

 7 Camila Alves

Camila Alves.
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: January 28, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Itambacuri, Minas Gerais

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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 8 Mia Goth

Mia Goth.
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Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: November 30, 1993
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Southwark, London

English actress and model, Mia Goth, began her career as a teenage model. Soon, she ventured into acting as well and made her film debut. In the ensuing years, she appeared in many movies and TV shows, making a name for herself in the entertainment industry. The popular actress is a recipient of the Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award.

 9 Dilma Rousseff

Dilma Rousseff.
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Famous As: 36th President of Brazil
Birthdate: December 14, 1947
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Belo Horizonte, 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.

 10 Anitta

Anitta.
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Famous As: Singer
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.

 11 Jennifer O'Neill

Jennifer O'Neill
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Famous As: Actress
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.

 12 Carmen Miranda

Carmen Miranda
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Dancer
Birthdate: February 9, 1909
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Marco de Canaveses
Died: August 5, 1955

 13 Jessie Rogers

Jessie Rogers
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 8, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brazil

 14 Chrysti Ane

Chrysti Ane.
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Famous As: Actress, Model
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.

 15 Gabi Garcia

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

 16 Lais Ribeiro

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

 17 Bethe Correia

Bethe Correia.
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Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist
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.

 18 Izabelle Leite

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

 19 Maiara Walsh

Maiara Walsh.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 18, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States

Maiara Walsh is a Brazilian-American singer and actress known for playing important roles in popular TV series, such as Desperate Housewives, Cory in the House, and Switched at Birth. Over the course of her career, Walsh has also appeared on music videos for popular artists like Miley Cyrus.

 20 Bianca Comparato

Bianca Comparato
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 19, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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 21 Bruna Abdullah

Bruna Abdullah
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Birthdate: 0000 AD

 22 Daniela Lavender

Daniela Lavender.
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Famous As: Actress
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. 

 23 Izabel Goulart

Izabel Goulart
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: October 23, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: San Miguel el Alto

 24 Amanda Nunes

Amanda Nunes
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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: May 30, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pojuca, State of Bahia, Brazil

 25 Astrud Gilberto

Astrud Gilberto
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Famous As: Singer, Composer, Jazz musician, Songwriter
Birthdate: March 29, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Salvador

 26 Bruna Marquezine

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

 27 Isabeli Fontana

Isabeli Fontana
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Famous As: Supermodel, Model, Actor
Birthdate: July 4, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Curitiba

 28 Cris Cyborg

Cris Cyborg.
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Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist
Birthdate: July 9, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Curitiba, 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.

 29 Ana Beatriz Barros

Ana Beatriz Barros
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: May 29, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Itabira

 30 Caroline Celico

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

 31 Clarice Lispector

Clarice Lispector
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Famous As: Writer, Screenwriter, Translator, Journalist, Novelist
Birthdate: December 10, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chechelnyk
Died: December 9, 1977

 32 Adriane Galisteu

Adriane Galisteu
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Birthdate: 0000 AD

 33 Luciana Gimenez

Luciana Gimenez
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Famous As: Television Host
Birthdate: November 3, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil

 34 Joana Ceddia

Joana Ceddia.
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Famous As: vlogger
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.

 35 Giselli Monteiro

Giselli Monteiro
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Birthdate: 0000 AD

 36 Mary I of Portugal

Mary I of Portugal
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Famous As: Queen of Portugal
Birthdate: December 17, 1734
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Died: March 20, 1816

 37 Maria II of Portugal

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

 38 Melody

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

 39 Marta

Marta
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: February 19, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dois Riachos, Alagoas, Brazil

 40 Isabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil

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

 41 Ketlen Vieira

Ketlen Vieira
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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: August 26, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Manaus, State of Amazonas, Brazil

 42 Xuxa

Xuxa
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Famous As: Actor, Television presenter, Film producer, Singer, Businessperson, Model, Choreographer
Birthdate: March 27, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Santa Rosa

 43 Juliana Paes

Juliana Paes
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Famous As: actor, model, television actor
Birthdate: March 26, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rio Bonito, Rio de Janeiro

 44 Giovanna Antonelli

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

 45 Giselle Itié

Giselle Itié
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Famous As: actor, television actor, film actor
Birthdate: October 3, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mexico City

 46 Juliana Velasquez

Juliana Velasquez
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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: October 19, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 47 Susana Werner

Susana Werner
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Famous As: Model, Actor
Birthdate: July 20, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro

 48 Virna Jandiroba

Virna Jandiroba
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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: May 30, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Serrinha, Bahia, Brazil

 49 Alice Dellal

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

 50 Flávia Saraiva

Flávia Saraiva
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Famous As: Artistic gymnast
Birthdate: September 30, 1999
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, 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.