Famous People Born In Salvador

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Adriana Lima
(Brazilian Model Who was Named the 'Most Valuable Victoria's Secret Angel' in 2017)
Adriana Lima
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: June 12, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini

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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Astrud Gilberto
(Brazilian Samba and Bossa Nova Singer Best Known for Her Song 'The Girl from Ipanema')
Astrud Gilberto
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 29, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: June 5, 2023

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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Tony Kanaan
(Brazilian Motorsports Racing Driver)
Tony Kanaan
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 31, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Tony Kanaan is a Brazilian racing driver best known for winning the Indianapolis 500 in 2013 as well as the IndyCar Series championship in 2004. In 2015, he won the 24 Hours of Daytona, driving for Chip Ganassi Racing. Tony Kanaan has also appeared on TV and films like Driven and IndyCar 36.

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Dante
(Singer)
Dante
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 18, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Lyoto Machida
(Brazilian Professional Mixed Martial Artist and Karateka)
Lyoto Machida
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 30, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini

Brazilian professional mixed martial artist Lyoto Machida is currently signed with Bellator MMA. He competes in the light heavyweight division. He was previously associated with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). The son of Shotokan karate master Yoshizo Machida, Lyoto began his training when he was just three. He has an MMA record of 26 wins from 36 matches.

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Gilberto Gil
(singer, guitarist, songwriter, composer)
Gilberto Gil
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 26, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer

Gilberto Gil is a Brazilian politician, singer, and songwriter. Renowned for his political activism and musical innovation, Gil began his career by writing songs that aimed at creating political awareness. Not surprisngly, he played an important role in the tropicália musical movement during the 1960s. Over the course of his career, Gilberto Gil has won a couple of Grammy Awards.

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Gal Costa
(Singer)
Gal Costa
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 26, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra
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Bebeto
(Brazilian Former Professional Football Player Who Played as a Forward)
Bebeto
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 16, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Retired Brazilian footballer José Roberto Gama de Oliveira, better known as Bebeto, had an illustrious career and was part of the 1994 FIFA World Cup-winning Brazilian squad. He also had successful stints with clubs such as Flamengo. He later stepped into politics and has served as the State Deputy of Rio de Janeiro.

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Carlos Marighella
(Politician, Writer and Guerrilla fighter of Marxist–Leninist orientation)
Carlos Marighella
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 5, 1911
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: November 4, 1969

Carlos Marighella was a Brazilian politician and guerrilla fighter of Marxist–Leninist orientation. As a young man, he enrolled at the Polytechnic School of Bahia to study engineering but quit to join the Brazilian Communist Party (PCB). Also a writer, he authored the Minimanual of the Urban Guerrilla, a book on revolutionary struggle. He was killed by the police in 1969. 

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Hugo Viana
(Retired Portuguese Football Central Midfielder)
Hugo Viana
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 15, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Retired Portuguese footballer Hugo Viana was touted as the next big thing after winning the European Footballer of the Year award with Sporting CP. He also represented clubs such as Newcastle United and Valencia, and won titles such as the UAE League Cup with Al Ahli.

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Acelino Freitas
(Brazilian Politician and a Former Professional Boxer)
Acelino Freitas
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 21, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Ricardo Santos
(Brazilian Beach Volleyball Player)
Ricardo Santos
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 6, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
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Marcelo Odebrecht
(Former CEO of Odebrecht)
Marcelo Odebrecht
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 18, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra

Marcelo Odebrecht is a Brazilian businessman best known for his service as the former CEO of the diversified conglomerate, Odebrecht. He was arrested and sentenced to 19 years in prison in 2016 for paying over $30 million in bribes. Odebrecht admitted guilt, paid a $2 billion fine, and provided evidence to authorities, which helped reduce his sentence to ten years.

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Carlinhos Brown
(Brazilian Singer, Percussionist and Record producer)
Carlinhos Brown
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 23, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Carlinhos Brown is a Brazilian singer, record producer, and percussionist. He is best known for his characteristic musical style that fuses funk, soul, R&B, traditional Brazilian percussion, and reggae. Brown, who has won a couple of Latin Grammy Awards, is also known for his philanthropic activity. Carlinhos Brown has done much to improve the quality of living of his hometown.

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Daniela Mercury
(One of the Best-Selling Brazilian Singers & Songwriters)
Daniela Mercury
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 28, 1965
Sun Sign: Leo

Daniela Mercury is a Brazilian singer, dancer, songwriter, actress, producer, and television host. Mercury, who has sold more than 20 million records worldwide, has several Brazilian Music Awards under her belt. Daniela Mercury is also known for her philanthropic activities; she performs at charitable events and represents various non-profit organizations. 

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Cabinho
(Brazilian-Born Former Professional Footballer Who Played as Forward)
Cabinho
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 28, 1949
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Dorival Caymmi
(Brazilian Singer and Songwriter)
Dorival Caymmi
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 30, 1914
Sun Sign: Taurus
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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Ivana Fuso
(Association football player)
Ivana Fuso
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 12, 2001
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Hugo Viana
(Brazilian Mixed Martial Artist and Taekwondo Practitioner)
Hugo Viana
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 26, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Valdemar Santana
(Brazilian Martial Artist)
Valdemar Santana
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 28, 1929
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: July 31, 1984
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Péricles Chamusca
(Football manager)
Péricles Chamusca
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 29, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
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Ruy Barbosa
(Vice President of the Federal Senate of Brazil (1906 - 1909))
Ruy Barbosa
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 5, 1849
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: March 1, 1923

Ruy Barbosa was a Brazilian writer, diplomat, jurist, and politician. He was a staunch defender of civil liberties and called for the abolition of slavery in Brazil. He represented Brazil in the second Hague convention and argued for Brazil's participation in World War I on the side of the Allies. He wanted Brazil to be more involved in the war. 

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Gregório de Matos
(Brazilian Poet)
Gregório de Matos
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 23, 1636
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: November 26, 1696

Gregório de Matos, or the Brazilian Villon, was a talented lawyer who at times defended the poor free of cost. He later penned many satirical poems, criticizing the Church. He was exiled to Angola, where he contracted a deadly disease. Upon his return to Brazil, he was barred from releasing his poems.

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Antônio Carlos Magalhães
(Politician)
Antônio Carlos Magalhães
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 4, 1927
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: July 20, 2007
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Mãe Menininha do Gantois
(Priestess)
Mãe Menininha do Gantois
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 10, 1894
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: August 13, 1986
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Rodolfo Amoedo
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Birthdate: December 11, 1857
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: May 31, 1941

Rodolfo Amoedo was a Brazilian painter and designer. He received his training at the Academia Imperial de Belas Artes under renowned teachers including João Zeferino da Costa and Agostinho José da Mota. He participated in the Paris Salon for a few years before returning home to pursue an academic career. Brothers Arthur and João Timóteo da Costa were his students. 

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Enzo Contieri
(TikToker Who Shares a Variety of Skits and Lip-sync Performances)
Enzo Contieri
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Birthdate: May 26, 2004
Sun Sign: Gemini