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List of famous people from Brazil, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Brazil, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Brazil you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Brazil, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

List people include Canuto Mendes de Almeida, Lima Barreto and many additional people as well.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Brazil?" or "Which celebrities were born in Brazil?" then this list is a great resource for you.

Morena Baccarin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Brazil
age 39 Morena Baccarin is a Brazilian American actress. She is best known for portraying Inara Serra in the series Firefly and the follow-up film Serenity, Adria in the series Stargate SG-1 and the ...more

Jennifer O'Neill is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Brazil
age 71 Jennifer O'Neill is an American actress, model, author and speaker, known for her role in the 1971 film Summer of '42 and modelling for CoverGirl cosmetics starting in the 1970s.

Cazuza is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Brazil
Dec. at 32 (1958-1990) Agenor Miranda Araújo Neto, better known as Cazuza was a Brazilian composer and singer, born in Rio de Janeiro. Along with Raul Seixas, Renato Russo and Os Mutantes, Cazuza is considered ...more

Vinicius de Moraes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Brazil
Dec. at 67 (1913-1980) Marcus Vinicius da Cruz e Mello Moraes, also known as Vinícius de Moraes and nicknamed O Poetinha, was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Son of Lydia Cruz de Moraes and Clodoaldo Pereira da ...more

Melanie Healey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Brazil

Oscar Niemeyer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Brazil
Dec. at 105 (1907-2012) Oscar Ribeiro de Almeida Niemeyer Soares Filho, known as Oscar Niemeyer, was a Brazilian architect who is considered to be one of the key figures in the development of modern architecture. ...more

Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Brazil
Dec. at 69 (1839-1908) Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, often known by his surnames as Machado de Assis, Machado, or Bruxo do Cosme Velho, was a Brazilian novelist, poet, playwright, short story writer, and advocate of ...more

Pinheiro Machado is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Brazil
Dec. at 64 (1851-1915) José Gomes Pinheiro Machado was a Brazilian republican politician. He fought for the establishment of the Republic in Brazil and for its consolidation. He fought on the republican side in ...more

Sérgio Vieira de Mello is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Brazil
Dec. at 55 (1948-2003) Sérgio Vieira de Mello was a Brazilian United Nations diplomat who worked for the UN for more than 34 years, earning respect and praise around the world for his efforts in the ...more

Lyoto Machida is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Brazil
age 40 Lyoto Carvalho Machida is a Japanese Brazilian mixed martial artist who currently fights in the middleweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is a former UFC Light Heavyweight ...more

Luiz Gonzaga is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Brazil
Dec. at 77 (1912-1989) Luiz Gonzaga do Nascimento, Sr., "The King of Baião" or "Gonzagão" was a Brazilian singer, songwriter, musician and poet and one of most influential figures of ...more

Didi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Brazil
Dec. at 73 (1928-2001) Waldyr Pereira, nicknamed Didi, was a Brazilian footballer who played midfielder. He played in three FIFA World Cups, winning the latter two and was named the tournament's best player in 1958. ...more

Monteiro Lobato is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Brazil
Dec. at 66 (1882-1948) Monteiro Lobato is a novelist, writer, journalist, and publisher.

Antônio Carlos Jobim is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Brazil
Dec. at 67 (1927-1994) Antônio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim — known as Tom Jobim — was a Brazilian songwriter, composer, arranger, singer, and pianist/guitarist. He was a primary force behind the creation ...more

Paulo Moura is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Brazil
Dec. at 78 (1932-2010) Paulo Moura was a Brazilian clarinetist and saxophonist. Born in São José do Rio Preto, where his father was the maestro of a marching band and encouraged his son to train as a ...more

Paulo Porto is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Brazil
Dec. at 82 (1917-1999) Paulo Porto was a Brazilian actor, film producer, director and screenwriter. He appeared in 32 films and television shows between 1947 and 1988. He starred in the 1973 film All Nudity Shall Be ...more

Xuxa is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Brazil
age 55 Maria da Graça Xuxa Meneghel, commonly known as Xuxa, is a Brazilian television presenter, film actress, singer and businesswoman. Her various shows have been broadcast in Portuguese, ...more

José de Alencar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Brazil
Dec. at 48 (1829-1877) José Martiniano de Alencar was a Brazilian lawyer, politician, orator, novelist and dramatist. He is considered to be one of the most famous and influential Brazilian Romantic novelists ...more

Álvares de Azevedo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Brazil
Dec. at 21 (1831-1852) Manuel Antônio Álvares de Azevedo, affectionately called "Maneco" by his close friends, relatives and admirers, was a Brazilian Romantic poet, short story writer, ...more

Elis Regina is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Brazil
Dec. at 37 (1945-1982) Elis Regina Carvalho Costa, popularly known as Elis Regina, was a Brazilian singer of popular and Jazz music. Upon her untimely death at the age of thirty-six she was widely regarded as Brazil's ...more

Romário is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Brazil
age 53 Romário de Souza Faria, known simply as Romário, is a former Brazilian footballer, manager and current politician. A prolific striker renowned for his clinical finishing, he is ...more

Anderson Bigode Herzer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Brazil
Dec. at 20 (1962-1982) Anderson Bigode Herzer, was a writer and poet. He committed suicide at the age 20. The film Vera by Sérgio Toledo is based on Herzer's life.

Tarsila do Amaral is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Brazil
Tarsila do Amaral Dec. at 87 (1886-1973) Tarsila do Amaral, known simply as Tarsila, is considered to be one of the leading Latin American modernist artists, described as "the Brazilian painter who best achieved Brazilian ...more

Carlos Saldanha is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Brazil
age 54 Carlos Saldanha is a Brazilian director of animated films who works with Blue Sky Studios. He was the director of Ice Age: The Meltdown, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Rio, Rio 2, and the ...more

Prince Pedro Luiz of Orléans-B... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Brazil
Prince Pedro Luiz of Orléans-Braganza Dec. at 26 (1983-2009) Prince Pedro Luiz of Orléans-Braganza was the son of Prince Antônio of Orléans-Braganza, and was third in the line of succession to the former Brazilian throne, abolished in ...more