Top 16 brazilian celebrities that you should know

brazilian celebrities

If you are very much into Brazilian culture, here below are 16 brazilian celebrities that you should get to know in 2024. They are singers, models, influencers and aristocrat, etc. Let’s find out.

Monique Evans

Monique Evans
  • Full Name: Monique Rezende Nery da Fonseca
  • Date of Birth: July 5, 1956, Rio de Janeiro (RJ)
  • Spouse: Cacá Werneck
  • Children: Armando Rezende Aguinaga (1978) and Bárbara Evans (1991)

Monique Evans is a television host who was one of Brazil’s most prominent models during the 1980s and 1990s. A sex symbol, she gained popularity in Carnival as a Drum Queen in Rio de Janeiro.

Daughter of Maria da Conceição Rezende Nery da Fonseca and Leo Victor Nery da Fonseca, she is the sister of former model Marcus Panthera and the mother of Bárbara Evans. She is married to DJ Cacá Werneck.


Monique began working as a model at the age of 14 and appeared on numerous fashion magazines, in addition to doing sensual photoshoots for publications such as Playboy and Sexy.

She ventured into acting by participating in the soap operas “Hipertensão” and “Cambalacho” in 1986.

She made her debut as a TV host on “Domingo Bingo” (1983) but solidified her career in the late 1990s with shows such as “De Noite na Cama,” “TV Fama,” and “Noite Afora” on Rede TV!. She also served as a reporter for “Domingo Legal” and “A Casa é Sua.”

Monique participated in the reality show “A Fazenda” (2010) and was the first contestant eliminated. The following year, she returned to the show and was the runner-up.

Marriages and Children

At 19, Monique married businessman Oswald Evans, from whom she took her surname. In the same year (1977), he was killed during a robbery.

The following year, she married Pedro Aguinaga, with whom she had a son, Armando Aguinaga.

Her third marriage was in 1989 to José Clark. With him, Monique had Bárbara Evans, who was conceived through artificial insemination and became one of Brazil’s first test-tube babies.

She also dated prominent figures such as Antenor Mayrink Veiga, actor Rômulo Arantes, and was engaged to Anique, besides being involved with musicians Lobão and Leo Jaime.

In 2003, Monique married for the fourth time, this time to businessman Guga Sander. They separated in 2006.

Depression and Discovery of Sexuality

Monique was hospitalized in a psychiatric clinic due to depression. It was there, in 2014, that she met DJ Cacá Werneck, who was also undergoing treatment for mental disorders at the time.

The two started dating, and Monique discovered her bisexuality. After a period apart, they reconciled and got married in 2024.

She has stated that she has been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder and Bipolar Disorder in addition to depression.

Grazi Massafera

Grazi Massafera
Grazi Massafera
  • Full Name: Grazielli “Grazi” Massafera
  • Date of Birth: June 28, 1982
  • Spouse: Cauã Reymond (from 2007 to 2013)
  • Net Worth: Estimated at R$ 30 million

Grazi Massafera is an actress who began her career as a model. She placed 3rd in Miss Brazil 2004 and the following year, she was the runner-up on Big Brother Brazil 5. She made her acting debut in “Páginas da Vida” (2006), and her career breakthrough came with her role as Larissa in “Verdades Secretas” (2015).

She was married to Cauã Reymond, with whom she has a daughter, Sofia. She dated businessman Patrick Bulus for about three years and actor Caio Castro for two years, then began dating filmmaker Alexandre Machafer.

In July 2023, Grazi and model Marlon Teixeira posted their first photo together amid rumors that they were dating.

Maya Massafera

Maya Massafera
Maya Massafera
  • Name: Maya Massafera
  • Birth: September 18, 1980, Pouso Alegre (MG)

Maya Massafera is a YouTuber, presenter, and fashion producer. She became known as Matheus Mazzafera and in 2024, she confirmed rumors of her gender transition by sharing her birth certificate with her social name and female gender.

Graduated in Fashion, Maya worked as a fashion producer for national magazines and formed friendships with top models like Alessandra Ambrosio and Izabel Goulart.

In 2011, she started pursuing an artistic career, participating in programs like “Superpop,” “Top Model, o Reality,” and worked as a reporter for “Pânico na Band” and “Vídeo Show,” as well as co-hosting “Chega Mais” with Renata Kuerten.

She is a distant cousin of Grazi Massafera, with whom she shares a great-grandfather.

Tony Ramos

Tony Ramos
Tony Ramos
  • Full Name: Antônio de Carvalho Barbosa
  • Stage Name: Tony Ramos
  • Date of Birth: August 25, 1948
  • Hometown: Arapongas, Paraná state, Brazil
  • Children: Rodrigo Ramos and Andréa Ramos

Tony Ramos is one of the most acclaimed names in Brazilian television. He has been married to Lidiane Barbosa since he was 21 years old, and together they have two children, Rodrigo and Andréa. He made his debut in soap operas with “A Outra” (1965) on TV Tupi.

In 1977, he signed with Globo, where he has remained to this day. His first role at the network was in “Espelho Mágico.” Over his more than 50-year career, Tony Ramos has starred in over 50 soap operas, as well as various series, films, and TV show appearances.

How many times has Tony Ramos been married?

Only once. He has been married to Lidiane Barbosa since 1969.

Narcisa Tamborindeguy

Narcisa Tamborindeguy
Narcisa Tamborindeguy
  • Full Name: Narcisa Cláudia Saldanha Tamborindeguy
  • Date of Birth: October 25, 1966
  • Children: Marianna Tamborindeguy de Oliveira and Catharina Tamborindeguy Johannpetter

Narcisa Tamborindeguy is a socialite, lawyer, and journalist. Coming from a prosperous background, she is a prominent figure in Rio de Janeiro’s high society and resides in the Chopin Building, one of Copacabana’s most prestigious addresses.

She is the mother of Marianna, from her marriage to Boninho, and Catharina, from her union with Caco Johannpeter. She also has a grandson, Bento, Catharina’s son.

Narcisa participated in two seasons of the reality show “Mulheres Ricas” (2012-2013).


Narcisa descends from traditional families of the Portuguese aristocracy. She is the youngest daughter of Rio de Janeiro deputy Mário Tamborindeguy and the granddaughter of Cássio Tamborindeguy, owner of the Tamborindeguy Farm in Itatiaia (RJ).

Her mother’s family, Alice Maria de Sousa Saldanha, owned the Boa Vista Farm in Campos dos Goytacazes (RJ).

After finishing high school, Narcisa was sent to Europe to learn etiquette and French, but she was expelled for not adhering to the institution’s rules.


Narcisa was studying with her sister, Alice, at New York University when she met director Boninho. They married in 1983 and were together for three years, during which they had a daughter, Marianna Tamborindeguy.

In 1988, she met businessman Carlos Bier Gerdau Johannpeter. The couple moved to Cambridge, Canada, and had a daughter, Catharina Tamborindeguy.

Ana Paula Siebert

Ana Paula Siebert
  • Full Name: Ana Paula Siebert Justus
  • Date of Birth: February 8, 1988, Blumenau (SC)
  • Spouse: Roberto Justus
  • Child: Vicky Justus

Ana Paula Siebert is a model with a degree in Law. She gained fame by participating in the reality show “O Aprendiz” in 2009. It was there that she met Roberto Justus, with whom she began a relationship four years later, while participating in the selection of “Aprendiz – O Retorno.”

In 2015, the couple married in a luxurious ceremony in São Paulo. In May 2020, she gave birth to Vicky, her first child with Justus.

Rafaella Justus

Rafaella Justus
  • Date of Birth: July 21, 2009
  • Parents: Ticiane Pinheiro and Roberto Justus

Rafaella Justus, also known as Rafinha, is the daughter of television hosts Ticiane Pinheiro and Roberto Justus, and the granddaughter of the iconic “Girl from Ipanema,” Helô Pinheiro.

Born in 2009 in São Paulo, she has shown an interest in posing for photographers and making videos for the internet from a young age. At the age of 3, she participated in her first advertising campaign for her sister Fabiana Justus’s brand.

She made her TV debut as an actress in 2018 in the series “O Zoo da Zu.”


Rafaella was born with a condition called craniofacial stenosis, characterized by the malformation of the skull bones due to the premature fusion of fetal cranial sutures.

At age 2, she underwent her first surgery to address issues related to the malformation. At 14, she had rhinoplasty and orthognathic surgery, a procedure to correct and reposition the bones of the jaw and/or maxilla.

Extended Family

On her mother Ticiane’s side, Rafaella has a sister named Manuella, whom Ticiane had with journalist Cesar Tralli. Rafinha and Tralli frequently exchange compliments and affectionate statements about their relationship.

On her father’s side, Rafaella has four siblings: Ricardo, Fabiana, Luiza, and Vicky Justus. Her stepmother is Ana Paula Siebert.

Maíra Cardi

Maíra Cardi
  • Full Name: Mayra Cardi
  • Date of Birth: September 5, 1983, São Caetano do Sul (SP)
  • Spouse: Thiago Nigro
  • Relationships: Nelson Rangel, Marcelo de Faria, Viny Vieira, Greto Guariz, Arthur Aguiar (2017-2022), Thiago Nigro (2023-present)
  • Children: Lucas Cardi (2001) and Sophia Cardi Aguiar (2018)

Maíra Cardi is a fitness coach and influencer who gained fame by participating in Big Brother Brazil 9 (BBB9) in 2009. Currently, she works as a coach and runs a weight loss program. In 2022, she changed the spelling of her stage name from Mayra to Maíra. In 2024, she began using the name Cardi Nigro.

She has been married to financial coach Thiago Nigro, also known as “Primo Rico,” since 2023, and is the mother of Lucas Cardi (2001) and Sophia Cardi Aguiar (2018).

Fame from BBB 9 and Leaked Sextape

At 25, Maíra participated in the “Casa de Vidro (glass window)” segment of most popular reality show Big Brother Brazil 9. Chosen by the public, she entered the main house and had a rivalry with Francine Piaia. She was eliminated in a face-off with Ana Carolina Madeira. On the day of her elimination, an intimate video of her and her then-husband, former soccer player Marcelo de Faria, leaked online, causing a scandal.

Early Marriages

At 17, Maíra became pregnant for the first time. Her first child, Lucas Cardi, was born in 2001 from her relationship with Nelson Rangel. She was married for a year to soccer player Marcelo de Faria, with both relationships ending after she discovered infidelity.

Marriage and Move to the USA

After leaving BBB, Maíra married comedian Viny Vieira, in what she described as an open relationship. In 2011, she married businessman Greto Guariz in a surprise wedding. The family moved to the United States, where they lived until their marriage ended six years later.

Return to Brazil and Marriage to Arthur Aguiar

Upon returning to Brazil in 2017, Maíra began dating Arthur Aguiar in July. Their relationship faced public scrutiny, with some fans disapproving of the match. That same year, Maíra organized a surprise wedding with Arthur, and a year later, they had a daughter, Sophia Cardi. The couple separated twice, with Maíra revealing that she discovered infidelities. They briefly reconciled before permanently ending their relationship in October 2022.

Marriage to Thiago Nigro

Maíra was hired by Thiago Nigro and his then-wife, Camila Ferreira, to implement her weight loss program for Thiago in 2022. In January of the following year, Camila and Thiago announced their separation, and a month later, Thiago confirmed his relationship with Maíra Cardi. The timing of these events led to public speculation and criticism, with some accusing Thiago of infidelity, which both he and Maíra denied. They got engaged after two months of dating and married in secret in September 2023 in a luxurious three-day ceremony in Amparo (SP), featuring a masked ball, a luau, and a secure vehicle for the arrival of the wedding rings.

Controversies as a Life Coach

Following the death of her father, Mário Cardi, from cancer, Maíra dedicated herself to studying healthy eating and wellness, offering various weight loss courses and programs. While many celebrities, including Anitta, Cleo, Larissa Manoela, Sorocaba, Maiara e Maraisa, and Ludmilla, have joined her program, she has also faced criticism for some of her statements. Maíra has been accused of “nutritional terrorism” for linking chocolate cake to Alzheimer’s disease and for using the term “food rape” in one of her videos.

Camilly Victoria

Camilly Victoria
Camilly Victoria and Daze
  • Parents: Carla Perez and Xanddy
  • Brother: Victor Alexandre
  • Partner: Daze

Camilly Victoria is a singer who gained national recognition due to her parents, former É o Tchan dancer Carla Perez and singer Xanddy.

Born in December 2001, she is the eldest child of the couple, who also have a son, Victor Alexandre (born in 2003). Her godparents are renowned Brazilian TV presenters Xuxa and Gugu Liberato.

Camilly moved to the United States with her parents and currently resides there. She graduated in Music Production from Full Sail University in 2021. Before embarking on her music career in 2020, she worked as a receptionist and in a call center. She released her debut single “On The Low,” a collaboration with her ex-fiancé, rapper RedRum.

In 2023, Camilly publicly announced her relationship with American Daze. There were rumors that her religious parents disapproved of the relationship, but these were denied by Carla and Xanddy.

Bruna Biancardi

Bruna Biancardi
Bruna Biancardi and Mavie
  • Full Name: Bruna Fonseca Biancardi Ribeiro
  • Date of Birth: April 15, 1994
  • Zodiac Sign: Aries
  • Children: Mavie (2023)

Bruna Biancardi is an influencer who gained national recognition in 2021 when she started dating football player Neymar Jr. She holds a degree in Fashion and is also an entrepreneur who once ran a YouTube channel.

In April 2023, she announced her first pregnancy, and in October, she gave birth to a daughter named Mavie. During her pregnancy, there were numerous rumors about Neymar’s infidelities, one of which he admitted to and publicly apologized for his affair with Fernanda Campos. The relationship ended in November 2023, as confirmed by Bruna.

Deolane Bezerra

Deolane Bezerra
Deolane Bezerra
  • Full Name: Deolane Bezerra Santos
  • Date of Birth: November 1, 1987
  • Net Worth: Estimated at R$ 100 million

Deolane Bezerra is a lawyer and influencer known for her relationship with funk singer MC Kevin, to whom she was engaged. She participated in the reality show “A Fazenda” in 2022 and has recently been rumored to have a romance with singer Fiuk.

Widowhood After Betrayal

Deolane became a widow when MC Kevin died in May 2021 after falling from a hotel balcony in Rio de Janeiro. According to medical reports, Kevin had consumed drugs on the night of the accident. Friends present at the scene told police that he fell while trying to hide from Deolane, as he was in the room with another woman and feared she would discover the infidelity. The death was ruled accidental.

Life and Career

From previous relationships, Deolane is the mother of Giliard, Kaíque, and Valentina. She is also the sister of Daniele and Dayanne. In July 2022, Deolane’s assets were seized as part of a police operation investigating her alleged links to a criminal organization.

In 2021, Deolane attempted a musical career with a song dedicated to Kevin titled “Meu Menino.”


In 2024, Deolane made her debut in the Carnival as a highlight of the Grande Rio samba school.

Ana Castela

Ana Castela
  • Full Name: Ana Flávia Castela
  • Date of Birth: November 16, 2003

Ana Flávia Castela, known as Ana Castela, is a singer and songwriter born in Amambai, Mato Grosso do Sul. She launched her music career in 2021 with the single “Boiadeira.” She gained national fame in the following year with the release of the hit “Pipoco,” a collaboration with Melody, which reached number one on the Spotify Brazil chart.

In 2022, Ana Castela was named the Best New Artist at the Multishow Awards and became one of the most-streamed artists in 2023. She is currently in a relationship with singer Gustavo Mioto.

Quem é o namorado de Ana Castela?

A cantora assumiu o namoro com o sertanejo Gustavo Mioto em 2023.

Qual é a idade de Ana Castela?

A artista nasceu em 16 de novembro de 2003.

Qual é o nome completo de Ana Castela?

O nome verdadeiro da cantora é Ana Flávia Castela.

Amanda Bynes

Amanda Bynes
  • Nome completo: Amanda Laura Bynes
  • Nascimento: 3 de abril de 1986, Thousand Oaks, Califórnia

Amanda Bynes ficou nacionalmente conhecida como atriz mirim e alcançou o auge do sucesso como estrela teen em filmes como “Ela é o Cara” e “Tudo que Uma Garota Quer”.

Início da carreira

Amanda é filha de Lynne e Rick Bynes e começou sua carreira artística aos 7 anos em comerciais de televisão. Aos 9, participou da série “All That”, e aos 13 anos, estrelou “O Show de Amanda”, programa que a tornou uma estrela.

Estrela teen

Após o fim de “O Show de Amanda”, em 2002, Amanda focou no cinema, sua carreira entrou em ascensão com sucessos de bilheteria como “Ela é o Cara” (2006), “O Grande Mentiroso”, “Tudo que Uma Garota Quer” e o musical “Hairspray”. Em 2005, a Forbes a colocou como a 5ª mulher mais bem paga do mundo com idade abaixo dos 21 anos.

Crise pessoal e profissional

Seu último trabalho no cinema foi em “A Mentira”, ao lado de Emma Stone, em 2010, ano em que anunciou sua aposentadoria. Desde então, os holofotes se voltaram para seus dramas pessoais, sendo presa em 2012 por dirigir alcoolizada e por posse de maconha em 2013, além de perturbação dos vizinhos e outros incidentes.

Problemas com drogas e crises mentais

Após tentar uma carreira de estilista em Nova York, Amanda enfrentou anos de luta contra transtornos mentais. Foi internada em 2013 em uma clínica psiquiátrica e diagnosticada com transtorno esquizoafetivo. Sua mãe obteve tutela judicial sobre ela. Apesar de ter conseguido a liberação da tutela em 2022, Amanda voltou a ser internada em 2023 após ser encontrada caminhando nua pelas ruas de Los Angeles.

Gracyanne Barbosa

Gracyanne Barbosa
Gracyanne Barbosa
  • Full Name: Gracyanne Jacobina Barbosa Vitorino
  • Date of Birth: September 20, 1983
  • Spouse: Belo (2012-2024)

Gracyanne Barbosa is a model and former dancer of the group Tchakabum, currently working as a fitness influencer.

Already famous, she gained even more spotlight when she started dating the pagode singer Belo in 2008. In 2024, after 16 years together, Gracyanne and Belo separated.

Marriage with Belo

The relationship with the brazilian singer Belo had a tumultuous beginning. The closeness between Belo’s relationships with Viviane Araújo and Gracyanne led to the former dancer being blamed as the cause of the pagode singer’s separation from the carnival queen.

They got married in 2012, in a luxurious ceremony at the Candelária Church, under the blessing of Father Marcelo Rossi.

Focused on her work, Gracyanne stated over the years that contracts requiring her to maintain her toned physique prevented them from fulfilling the couple’s desire to have children.

The relationship entered a crisis in 2023, and during this time, Gracyanne became involved with the personal trainer Gilson de Oliveira.


She gained national prominence when she became a dancer for Tchakabum in 1999. At the age of 16, she was invited to join the axé group, and her debut took place on the TV show “O Positivo.”

Accepted into Law school, she attended UFRJ, balancing the early years of study with work until she left the group in 2008.

An advocate of a healthy lifestyle, she became a bodybuilding model and fitness influencer, promoting her routine of diet and workouts.

Gracyanne in Carnival

  • 2018: Queen of the drummers of União da Ilha
  • 2016: Muse of Portela
  • 2014: Queen of the drummers of X-9 Paulistana
  • 2013: Godmother of the drummers of Unidos do Jacarezinho and Queen of the drummers of Mangueira
  • 2012: Queen of the drummers of Unidos da Tijuca
  • 2011: Queen of the drummers of Paraiso do Tuiuti
  • 2010: Queen of the drummers of Vila Isabel
  • 2008-2011: Queen of the drummers of Império da Casa Verde
  • 2008-2009: Queen of the drummers of Mangueira
  • 2007: Queen of the drummers of Salgueiro

Bárbara Evans

Bárbara Evans
Bárbara Evans
  • Full Name: Bárbara Evans Clark Almeida Theodoro
  • Date of Birth: May 22, 1991, Rio de Janeiro (RJ)

Bárbara Evans is the daughter of model Monique Evans and businessman José Clark, and she was one of the first test-tube babies in Brazil.

She underwent treatment for skin cancer, discovered in 2012.

Personal Life

Monique and José Clark divorced shortly after Bárbara’s birth. She has 3 half-siblings: Armando Aguinaga from her mother’s side, and two sisters from her father’s side, Clara and Alice Clark.

She dated actor Kayky Brito for a year, between 2008 and 2009, and also had relationships with Patrick Cruz, Lucas Malvacini, Matheus Verdelho, and Paolo Guerrero.

She met businessman Gustavo Theodoro in 2018 and moved to São José do Rio Preto, in the interior of São Paulo, to be closer to her boyfriend. They got engaged in 2019, married in a civil ceremony in 2020, and in 2021 they officially tied the knot with a religious ceremony.

Pregnancies and Miscarriage

She became pregnant with twins for the first time in 2021, through in vitro fertilization. One of the babies did not survive and died shortly after. The other baby, a girl, was born in April 2022 and was named Ayla.

In May 2023, she became pregnant with twins again. The boys, Álvaro and Antonio, were born in November of the same year.


She began her career as a model at the age of 15 and, as an adult, posed for Playboy magazine. In 2013, she participated in and won the 6th edition of the reality show “A Fazenda,” taking home the prize of R$ 2 million.

As an actress, she made her TV debut in the series “Dois Irmãos” in 2017.

Fabiana Justus

Fabiana Justus
Fabiana Justus
  • Full Name: Fabiana Helena Chryzman Justus Levi D’ancona
  • Date of Birth: September 9, 1986

Fabiana Justus is an influencer and entrepreneur, the daughter of businessman Roberto Justus and Sacha Chryzman.

Graduated in Social Communication, Fabiana pursued postgraduate studies in Fashion Business and Retail. It was during this period that she co-founded Pop Up Store! alongside her friend and partner, Dani Mattar. They remained with the brand until 2018 when they ended their partnership.

Fabiana then dedicated herself to producing content for her social media channels and to motherhood.

Extended Family

Fabiana is the second child of Sasha and Justus, who were together from 1980 to 1989 and also had their firstborn, Ricardo Justus.

On her father’s side, Fabiana has three other siblings: Luiza Justus, Roberto’s daughter with Gisela Prochaska, Rafaella, from the presenter’s marriage to Ticiane Pinheiro, and the youngest, Vicky, whom he had with Ana Paula Siebert.

Marriage and Motherhood

Fabiana married Bruno Levi D’Ancona in April 2011, in a luxurious celebration attended by 900 guests – the guest list included names like Hebe Camargo, Otávio Mesquita, and Renata Abravanel. Claudia Leitte performed at the party.

Fabiana has spoken about the difficulty of conceiving and experienced a miscarriage. She decided to invest in in vitro fertilization, and after a year and a half, she became pregnant with twins Chiara and Sienna, born in February 2019.

Three years later, she became pregnant again, and her youngest son, Luigi, was born in August 2023.

Discovery and Cancer Treatment

In January 2024, Fabiana Justus was diagnosed with leukemia. At the time, she was already hospitalized to begin chemotherapy treatment, and the following month, she shaved her head.

In March 2024, Fabiana underwent a bone marrow transplant. She was discharged from the hospital the following month.

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