Juliana Couto Paes (born March 26, 1979) is a Brazilian actress and former model. She became nationally-known in telenovelas and modelling. She also starred a local version of the musical The Producers, as Ulla.
Born in Rio Bonito, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Paes is of Black, Portuguese, Bolivian, indigenous Brazilian, and Spanish descent. She is the oldest child of Regina and Carlos Henrique Paes. She has three siblings: Mariana, Rosana, and Carlos Henrique Jr.
An actress, model and with a university degree, Paes became nationally-known for her performances in “novelas” of Rede Globo and for her looks. She was on the cover of Playboy magazine in May 2004.
In 2006, Paes was voted one of the sexiest one hundred people in the world by People Magazine. After that international projection, she hired an agent, showing interest in starting an acting career in the US.
Paes starred in many commercial campaigns, such as Colorama’s and Hope’s. Currently, she is the face of Arezzo for the second time and replaces the top model Gisele Bündchen as the star of the campaign for the jewelry brand Vivara.
On September 9, 2008, Paes married businessman Carlos Eduardo Baptista, at the Itanhangá Golf Club. Her debut as protagonist was the character Maya Meetha in the Brazilian telenovela Caminho das Índias.
She was voted the sexiest woman in the world in 2006 and 2007 by VIP magazine (Editora Abril) and again in 2012!
Giovanna Antonelli Prado (was born on March 18, 1976) is a Brazilian actress, television presenter and producer.
She began her career as stage assistant for the program of Angelica at TV Manchete.
From 1994 up to today she has played in more than 20 novelas and several movies. She has won various best actress awards.
Giovanna is very close with her family. Her father, Hilton Prado, is a former opera singer, her mother, Suely Antonelli, is a former ballet dancer.
In 1997 Antonelli was married to publicist Ricardo Medina, whom she had known since high school. The couple divorced on December 2001. In 2002 Giovanna Antonelli began dating O Clone co-star Murilo Benicio. On December 2004, Giovanna had a car accident which she blamed on the paparazzi who followed her everywhere. At a press conference which she held after getting out of the hospital, she, along with boyfriend Murilo Benício, admitted that she was a few months pregnant. The news was very well received by her fans all around the world and on May 24, 2005 she gave a birth to her first child, a boy named Pietro, in Rio de Janerio. Antonelli and Benicio broke up on 2007 after a 5 year relationship.
In May 2007, Antonelli married an American businessman, Robert Locascio. The couple separated after only 4 months.
Currently, she’s married to director Leonardo Nogueira with whom she has twin girls, Antonia and Sophia, born on 8 October 2010.
Cléo Pires Ayrosa Galvão, known as Cléo Pires (born in Rio de Janeiro on October 2, 1982), is a Brazilian actress.
Daughter of actress Glória Pires and singer-songwriter Fábio Júnior, Cléo Pires is also half-sister of the actor and singer-songwriter Filipe Galvão.
Her acting debut was in Memorial de Maria Moura, for Globo, when she was 11, in 1994. She made only one chapter of the miniseries in the role of the protagonist as a child. Her mother played the character in adulthood.
She first gained notoriety for her roles in the 2003 film Benjamim and in the 2005 telenovela América. Cléo Pires was awarded Best Actress in the 2003 Rio Film Festival for her role in Benjamim.
The actress became nationally known when playing the sexy Lurdinha in the novela America in 2005. The following year, she was casted for Cobras & Lagartos. In 2008, she co-starred in the remake of Ciranda de Pedra. In 2009, she played the evil Indian Surya in Caminho das Índias. In 2010, she played the indian girl Estela, one of the protagonists in the novela Araguaia. In 2012, she plays Bianca in the series of Salve Jorge.
Cleo played in several movies: Meu Nome Não é Johnny (2008), Lula, o Filho do Brasil (2010) and Qualquer Gato Vira-Lata (2011).
Cléo Pires was also on the cover of the Brazilian edition of Playboy magazine in August 2010. It was a special edition that celebrates the 35th anniversary of the magazine in Brazil.
The actress is married to publicist John Vincent de Castro, who she is dating since May 2009.
Ivete María Dias de Sangalo Cady (born May 27, 1972 in Juazeiro, Bahia) is a Latin Grammy Award-winning Brazilian Axé and MPB singer, songwriter, and occasional actress and television show host. She is one of the most popular and best-selling Brazilian female singers of the present, with six albums released with “Banda Eva”, and seven more albums in a solo career, with a total of over 12 million albums sold worldwide. Sangalo is most often recognized by her powerful voice, charisma and live performances. Her music is also very popular in Portugal. She has received 14 nominations for Latin Grammy Awards alongside her career.
As a child, started to sing and play violin at events, festivals and presentations of the school where she studied.
Ivete Sangalo’s debut show happened in Ondina Neighborhood, Salvador, in August 1992. With that show she won the Dorival Caymmi trophy, the Grammy of Bahia music. The solo singer was once part of a group called Banda Eva, and with them she recorded six CDs and sold over four million copies. Ivete gathered approximately 800,000 people in a historic concert at Maracanã Stadium, which gave rise to the CD and DVD Multishow Live – Ivete Sangalo at the Maracana.
She dated presenter Luciano Huck, was married to David Moraes, and is now married to Daniel Cady, father of her son Marcelo, born in 2009. The singer is one of the highest paid in Brazilian music. She has her own production company, “Caco de Telha”, maintains several non-music businesses and has done advertisements for major companies such as Chevrolet, Nova Schin, Banco Itaú and TAM.
Cláudia Cristina Leite Inácio Pedreira, known by the stagenames Claudia Leitte (with double “tt”) and Claudinha.
She is a Brazilian axé singer, and former vocalist of the group Babado Novo. Since she is one of the most popular axé singers in Brazil, she hosted MTV Brasil’s Video Music Brasil 2007, in which she had been nominated as best singer in that award. Claudia Leitte has also won other awards.
While many think that the singer is from Bahia, she was born in Rio de Janeiro (born July 10, 1980 in São Gonçalo, Rio de Janeiro), and is about to receive the title of citizen-Bahian by the city and the town hall of Salvador.
From the three years she already showed that she would follow an artistic career, and at age 13 she was a backing vocalist in a band.
She joined the faculty of Law, Media and Music, but dropped all three.
After going through some musical groups in 2001 Claudia became very well known with Babado Novo, gaining national prominence.
In 2006 the band performed at the Brazilian Day in New York with a show for more than 1.5 million people in Times Square.
In 2008, the blonde decided to go solo and is very successful to date, including internationally.
She is married to Marcio Quarry, who is also her manager, and has two sons, David, born in 2009, and Rafael, who came into the world in 2012.
Deborah Fialho Secco (born November 26, 1979 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is a Brazilian actress who has been quite successful in cinema. For example with the film “Bruna Surfistinha” (2011), in which she plays a prostitute. She had already played a character like that in “Paraíso tropical” (2007).
The actress began her artistic career at age of 8 when she did commercials. After that, she dedicated herself to the theater. Participated in several plays, series and miniseries, but it was on TV Cultura, in 1994, that she starred in the show “Confissões de uma adolescente”. Her performance earned her the Coca Cola Theatre prize, in the category of atriz revelação, which boosted her career.
With more than 30 characters on TV, ten plays and nine feature films, was in the Globo novela “Suave veneno” (1999) that Deborah became nationally known. The actress was invited to participate in major novelas and has appeared with icons of Brazilian novelas as: Carolina Dieckmann and Reynaldo Gianecchini in “Laços de família” (2000); Malu Mader and Cláudia Abreu in “Celebridades” and Claudia Raia and Patrícia Pillar, in “A favorita” (2008).
Deborah’s love life has been very hectic. Her first marriage was with director Rogério Gomes, for four years. Then she was related to the actors Dado Dolabella , Marcelo Faria and Maurício Mattar.
Deborah was elected in 2011, as the sexiest woman in the world by readers of VIP magazine, and chosen as the Woman of the Year by the magazine Alpha. The following year, she was considered one of the most influential personalities of the year by the magazine Isto É.
When she was in love with Falcão, singer of Rappa, the actress decided to make a foot tattoo in tribute to the beloved. With the ending of the relationship after two years (2004-2006), Deborah, in 2007, started dating football player Roger Flores, and tried to erase the tattoo of the former. In 2009, they married in a small ceremony in the mountainous region of Rio.