Famous Brazilian Film & Theater Personalities

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Morena Baccarin
(Best Known for Her Films: 'Firefly', 'Serenity' and TV Series: 'Homeland', 'Gotham' and 'Endgame')
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 and Producer Known for Her Role as ‘Angélica’ in the Film ‘City of God’)
Alice Braga
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Birthdate: April 15, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: 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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Wagner Moura
(Journalist)
Wagner Moura
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Birthdate: June 27, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rodelas, Bahia, Brazil
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Rodrigo Santoro
(Brazilian Actor Known for His Role as ‘Xerxes’ in the Films ‘300’ and '300: Rise of an Empire')
Rodrigo Santoro
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Birthdate: August 22, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Brazilian actor and voice actor Rodrigo Santoro is best known for his portrayal of Persian King Xerxes in the movie 300. After training at the Actor's Workshop of Rede Globo, he started appearing in TV shows. Eventually, he began acting in films in Brazil. He has also appeared in many Hollywood movies and is the recipient of many awards.

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Carmen Miranda
(Brazilian Actress and Samba Singer Known for Her Signature Tall Hats Made of Real Fruit)
Carmen Miranda
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Birthdate: February 9, 1909
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Marco de Canaveses, Portugal
Died: August 5, 1955

Carmen Miranda was a Portuguese-born Brazilian samba dancer, singer, film star, and Broadway actress. Nicknamed The Brazilian Bombshell, Miranda is credited with popularizing the fruit hat outfit in the USA. Her performances also popularized Brazilian music and helped increase awareness of Latin culture. Her life and career inspired a documentary titled Carmen Miranda: Bananas is My Business.

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Sônia Braga
(Brazilian Actress)
Sônia Braga
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Birthdate: June 8, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Maringá, Paraná, Brazil

Sônia Braga is a Brazilian actress best known for playing important roles in films like Kiss of the Spider Woman, Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands, and Moon over Parador. One of the most celebrated and critically acclaimed actresses of her generation, Braga was included in The New York Times' 25 Greatest Actors of the 21st Century list in 2020.

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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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Rodrigo Alves
(Television personality)
Rodrigo Alves
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Birthdate: July 30, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sao Paulo, Brazil
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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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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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Jon-Michael Ecker
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Birthdate: March 16, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: San Marcos, Texas, United States
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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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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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Bruno Campos
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Birthdate: December 3, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Luciana Gimenez
(Television Host and Former Model Who Became Famous after She Became Pregnant with Mick Jagger’s Child)
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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Nathalia Kaur
(Model and Actress who works in Indian cinema)
Nathalia Kaur
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Birthdate: August 15, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Brazilian-born Indian-origin model Nathalia Kaur initially studied law but later quit academics to concentrate on her modeling career. She is also known to be an opera singer and has appeared in a few Hindi films, too, such as Department. She was also part of Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi.

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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

Brazilian actor-model Adriane Galisteu grew up in difficult circumstances, with an alcoholic father. The Playboy model is also the former girlfriend of racing car driver Ayrton Senna, who died in a racing accident, and penned the book O Caminho das Borboletas, in his memory. She has also been a MTV Brasil VJ.

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Seu Jorge
(Actor, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Screenwriter)
Seu Jorge
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Birthdate: June 8, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Belford Roxo

Seu Jorge is a Brazilian actor, songwriter, and musical artist. He is credited with renewing Brazilian pop samba and his musical work has attracted praises from several internationally-recognized musicians including David Bowie and Beck David Hansen. Seu Jorge is also known for his acting performance in films like The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and City of God. 

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Perla Haney-Jardine
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Birthdate: May 2, 1997
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Niterói, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Lino Facioli
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Birthdate: July 29, 2000
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ribeirao Preto, State of São Paulo, Brazil
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Guy Ecker
(Actor)
Guy Ecker
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Birthdate: February 9, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil
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Juliana Paes
(Brazilian 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.  

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Mel Fronckowiak
(Actress, Writer)
Mel Fronckowiak
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Birthdate: January 16, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Mel Fronckowiak is a Brazilian actress, writer, and TV host best known for her work on the TV show A Liga. She began modeling as a teenager and appeared in many TV commercials and advertising campaigns. She soon ventured into acting as well and acted in the youth soap opera Rebeldes. She is also a published author.

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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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Susana Werner
(Brazilian Model and Actress)
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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Ivete Sangalo
(Singer-songwriter)
Ivete Sangalo
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Birthdate: May 27, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Juazeiro, Bahia, 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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Daniella Cicarelli
(Former model and TV show hostess for MTV Brasil's Beija Sapo)
Daniella Cicarelli
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Birthdate: November 6, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Daniella Cicarelli is a Brazilian former TV show hostess and model. She is best known for her association with MTV Brasil where she hosted the famous blind-date show Beija Sapo from 2005 to 2007. Daniella Cicarelli is also known as the former fiancée of popular football player Ronaldo; she was engaged to him for three months in 2005.

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Fernanda Montenegro
(Stage Television and Film Actress)
Fernanda Montenegro
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Birthdate: October 16, 1929
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Loubna Abidar
(Actress)
Loubna Abidar
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Birthdate: September 20, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Marrakesh, Morocco
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Taís Araújo
(Actor, Television actor, Model, Presenter)
Taís Araújo
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Birthdate: November 25, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Florinda Bolkan
(Retired Brazilian Actress and Model Known for Her Film 'Candy')
Florinda Bolkan
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Birthdate: February 15, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Uruburetama, Ceará, Brazil
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Fernanda Andrade
(Actress, Model)
Fernanda Andrade
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Birthdate: March 8, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: São José dos Campos, State of São Paulo, Brazil

Fernanda Andrade is a Brazilian-born American model and actress. She is best known for her portrayal of Isabella Rossi in the 2012 supernatural horror film The Devil Inside. Fernanda Andrade has also appeared in popular American TV series such as Next and Moon Knight.

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Ken Chang
(Actor, Singer)
Ken Chang
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Birthdate: May 8, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Taiwan
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Cauã Reymond
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Birthdate: May 20, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Sasha Meneghel
(Model, Actress)
Sasha Meneghel
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Birthdate: July 28, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Sasha Meneghel is a Brazilian model and actress best known as the daughter of famous TV host Xuxa Meneghel and businessman Luciano Szafir. Sasha Meneghel achieved popularity minutes after her birth as the event was documented and aired on Jornal Nacional. She then started appearing on TV programs hosted by her mother and established herself as a model and actress. 

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Marshall Brickman
(Screenwriter, Film director best known for his collaborations with Woody Allen)
Marshall Brickman
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Birthdate: August 25, 1939
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Jessica May
(Television actress)
Jessica May
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Birthdate: December 5, 1993
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paranacity, Brazil

Jessica May is a Brazilian and Turkish model and actress best known for her work in the Turkish TV industry. She gained widespread popularity in 2017 when she started playing the role of Bella in a TV series titled Yeni Gelin. May's performance in the series earned her several awards such as the Golden Lens Award and Golden Palm Award. 

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Jô Soares
(Comedian)
Jô Soares
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Birthdate: January 16, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Jô Soares is a Brazilian comedian, talk show host, and author. He began his TV career at TV Rio in the late 1950s, writing and performing in comedy shows. He later began hosting the immensely popular show Jô Soares at Eleven Thirty, a program that ran for over a decade. He has also published novels. 

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Hector Babenco
(Film Director)
Hector Babenco
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Birthdate: February 7, 1946
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mar del Plata, Argentina
Died: July 13, 2016
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Vera Clouzot
(Actress)
Vera Clouzot
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Birthdate: December 30, 1913
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died: December 15, 1960
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Glauber Rocha
(Film Director)
Glauber Rocha
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Birthdate: March 14, 1939
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vitória da Conquista, State of Bahia, Brazil
Died: August 22, 1981
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Carla Diaz
(Actress)
Carla Diaz
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Birthdate: November 28, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil
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Luciano Huck
(TV Host and Entrepreneur)
Luciano Huck
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Birthdate: September 3, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil

Luciano Huck is a Brazilian entrepreneur and TV host. He is best known for hosting a popular TV show called Caldeirão do Huck, which aired every Saturday on TV Globo from 2000 to 2021. The show was also broadcast to 114 countries. Huck won the Prêmio Extra de Televisão for Best TV Host for eight successive years starting from 2006.

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Matheus Nachtergaele
(Actor, Director, Screenwriter)
Matheus Nachtergaele
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Birthdate: January 3, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil
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Nanda Costa
(Actress)
Nanda Costa
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Birthdate: September 24, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paraty, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Lucelia Santos
(Actress, Director and Producer.)
Lucelia Santos
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Birthdate: May 20, 1957
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Santo André, State of São Paulo, Brazil
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Kevin Alves
(Figure Skater and Actor)
Kevin Alves
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Birthdate: October 19, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Nathalia Dill
(Actress)
Nathalia Dill
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Birthdate: March 24, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro