Famous Brazilian Film & Theater Personalities

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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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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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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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Wagner Moura
(Journalist)

Wagner Moura
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Birthdate: June 27, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rodelas, Bahia, Brazil

Alessandra Ambrosio
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Birthdate: April 11, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Erechim, State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
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.

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Rodrigo Santoro
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Birthdate: August 22, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Petrópolis, State of 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
(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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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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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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Jon-Michael Ecker
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Birthdate: March 16, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: San Marcos, Texas, United States

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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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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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Eumir Deodato
(Pianist)

Eumir Deodato
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Birthdate: June 22, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Eumir Deodato is a Brazilian composer, pianist, record producer, and arranger. He is best known for his 1973 instrumental Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001), which won the Grammy Award under the Best Pop Instrumental Performance category in 1974. It also peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

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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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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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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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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.  

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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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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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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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Jessie Rogers
(Actress)

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

Jessie Rogers is a Brazilian-American former pornographic actress known for her appearance in an adult film parody of the Spice Girls. She began her pornographic career shortly after her 18th birthday and has since retired. She has received numerous awards for her work. She is an advocate for mandatory condom use in pornographic films.

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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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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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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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Ken Chang
(Actor, Singer)

Ken Chang
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Birthdate: May 8, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Taiwan

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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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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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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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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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Dorival Caymmi
(Singer-Songwriter)

Dorival Caymmi
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Birthdate: April 30, 1914
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Died: August 16, 2008

Dorival Caymmi was a Brazilian singer-songwriter. He played a major role in the birth of Brazil's bossa nova movement. He gained much fame for his ballads celebrating the fishermen and women of Bahia. In an extensive career spanning more than 70 years, he composed around 100 songs and influenced Brazil's image in the eyes of both Brazilians and foreigners. 

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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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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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Nathalia Dill
(Actress)

Nathalia Dill
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Birthdate: March 24, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro

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Anthony Steffen
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Birthdate: July 21, 1930
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: June 4, 2004

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Marília Pêra
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Birthdate: January 22, 1943
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died: December 5, 2015

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Alberto Cavalcanti
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Birthdate: February 6, 1897
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died: August 23, 1982

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Luigi Cani
(Television presenter)

Luigi Cani
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Birthdate: December 4, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brazil

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Elsimar M. Coutinho
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Birthdate: May 18, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pojuca, State of Bahia, Brazil
Died: August 17, 2020

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Ciro Pessoa
(Singer-songwriter)

Ciro Pessoa
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Birthdate: June 12, 1957
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Died: May 5, 2020

Ciro Pessoa was a Brazilian singer-songwriter, lyricist, guitarist, and journalist. He was one of the founding members of the influential rock band Titãs. He developed an early interest in music and began to perform in local music festivals when he was just 12. Throughout his career, he formed numerous musical projects and also performed solo.  

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Antonio Bivar
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Birthdate: April 25, 1939
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil
Died: July 5, 2020

Antonio Bivar was a Brazilian playwright and writer. One of the best-known members of the Beat Generation, Bivar was also fascinated by the Punk subculture during one of his trips to London. In 1982, Antonio Bivar organized Brazil's first punk festival, O Começo do Fim do Mundo. He died in 2020 due to COVID-19.

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Sergio Sant'Anna
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Birthdate: October 30, 1941
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died: May 10, 2020

Sergio Sant'Anna was a Brazilian writer who tried his hand at writing poems, short stories, plays, novels, and novellas. Many of his books have been translated into Italian and German. Sergio Sant'Anna's works have also been credited with influencing a newer generation of writers in Brazil.

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Salvio Dino
(Writer)

Salvio Dino
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Birthdate: June 5, 1932
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Grajaú, Maranhão, Brazil
Died: August 24, 2020

Salvio Dino was a Brazilian politician and writer best remembered for his service as the city councilor of São Luís from 1955 to 1962. He also served as the mayor of João Lisboa from 1989 to 1993 and again from 1997 to 2000. Salvio Dino died in 2020 due to COVID-19.

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Dulce Nunes
(Actress)

Dulce Nunes
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Birthdate: June 11, 1929
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro (state) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died: June 4, 2020

Dulce Nunes was a Brazilian singer, songwriter, and actress. She released three studio albums between 1964 and 1968 and also appeared in four movies between 1949 and 1967. Apart from her musical and acting career, Dulce Nunes was also active as an architect. She owned an architecture firm called Bressane Arquitetura & Interiores in Rio de Janeiro.

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Daisy Lucidi
(Actress)

Daisy Lucidi
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Birthdate: August 10, 1929
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died: May 7, 2020