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Xuxa Meneghel

Brazillian TV celebrity Xuxa.
BornMaria da Graça Meneghel
(1963-03-27) 27 March 1963 (age 49)
Santa Rosa, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
OccupationTV host, actress, singer, businesswoman
ChildrenSasha Szafir Meneghel
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Xuxa Meneghel

Brazillian TV celebrity Xuxa.
BornMaria da Graça Meneghel
(1963-03-27) 27 March 1963 (age 49)
Santa Rosa, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
OccupationTV host, actress, singer, businesswoman
ChildrenSasha Szafir Meneghel

Xuxa (Portuguese: [ˈʃuʃɐ]), Maria da Graça "Xuxa" Meneghel (pronounced: [mɐˈɾi.ɐ dɐ ˈgɾasɐ ˈʃuʃɐ meneˈgɛw]), born March 27, 1963 in Santa Rosa, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil) is a Brazilian television actress, singer and children's television show host. Her various shows have been broadcast in Portuguese, Spanish, and English.



Xuxa was born Maria da Graça Meneghel and "Xuxa" was originally a nickname given by her brother, which she legally added to her name in 1988.[1] Her family moved to Rio de Janeiro when she was 7. Xuxa was discovered by the publishing company Bloch Editores and she appeared on the cover of one of their magazines, Carinho, at the age of 16, starting a career in modeling, however, she had a smooth crossover to the children's entertainment business, which she does to this day.[1] At 17, she began to date the Brazilian football legend Pelé, who was seen as being influential in launching her career.[2] They had a personal relationship from 1981 to 1986.[3] She dated world champion Formula One driver Ayrton Senna from 1988 until 1990.[4]

In 1991, at the height of its success, the magazine Forbes ranked among the 40 celebrities who most profited from that year, with U.S. $ 19 million, Xuxa appeared at # 37, ahead of actor Mel Gibson (# 38) and rapper Vanilla Ice (# 40) [5]

On 7 July 2007, Xuxa presented at the Brazilian leg of Live Earth in Rio de Janeiro.[6]

Currently Xuxa presents the program TV Xuxa aimed at young people and their families. The show is broadcast on Saturday afternoons in "TV Globo". The presenter and singer, who gained fame with her songs for children, has not abandoned her child audience. She presents the program Mundo da Xuxa (World of Xuxa) - dedicated to children living outside Brazil. Mundo da Xuxa is broadcast in more than 115 countries by TV Globo International.

Xuxa's musical career also remains active. Currently she is an artist for Sony Music.

Film career

Her first starring role was in Amor Estranho Amor (English title: Love Strange Love), a controversial 1982 Brazilian film. Produced by Anibal Massaini Neto by Cinearte.

In 1983, Xuxa had a minor role in the comedy group Os Trapalhões's movie Os Trapalhões e o Mágico de Oróz, a spoof of The Wizard of Oz. She followed it up with a minor role in another Os Trapalhões movie, Os Trapalhões e a Arca de Noé in 1984.

In 1985, in Os Trapalhões no Reino da Fantasia she starred for the first time in a Os Trapalhões movie, followed in 1989 by A Princesa Xuxa e Os Trapalhões (Princess Xuxa and The Messed-Up Guys). The following year, she starred in two more movies: Xuxa e os Trapalhões em O Mistério de Robin Hood and Lua de Cristal. The latter included her song single Lua de Cristal.

Xuxa also starred in Super Xuxa Contra Baixo Astral, which included her song Arco-Íris (Rainbow).

In 1992, she starred in her last Os Trapalhões movie, O Mistério de Robin Hood.

It took seven years before she made her next film, 1999's Xuxa Requebra. Her following movie, Xuxa Popstar, is one of the worst 10 comedies in history at the Internet Movie Database, with a rating of 1.4 stars out of 10.[7]

In 2001, she made Xuxa e os Duendes (Xuxa and the Elves). Since then, she has released a new movie every year. Xuxa e os Duendes 2 (Xuxa and the Elves – In the Way of the Fairies) in 2002, Xuxa Abracadabra in 2004, Xuxa e o Mistério da Cidade Perdida in 2004, and Xuxinha e Guto: Contra os Monstros do Espaço (Xuxinha and Guto Against the Monsters of the Galaxy) in 2005.

In December 2009, Xuxa launched the movie Xuxa em O Mistério de Feiurinha (The Mystery of Feiurinha) in Brazil with her daughter Sasha. In 2010, the film was released in the United States and Angola.

Xuxinha e Guto: Contra os Monstros do Espaço, Xuxa em O Mistério de Feiurinha, Xuxa em Sonho de Menina and Xuxa Popstar are among the 10 worst Family Films in history on the Internet Movie Database, earning Xuxa the dubious honour of being the only actress with multiple films in that list, all of them with less than 1.4 stars out of 10, dominating the category.[8] In her 2006 movie, Xuxa Gêmeas, she played twins, one evil and one good. The movie featured the singer Ivete Sangalo and was a "comeback" of Xuxa in the cinema. The movie had more than 1 million viewers and also received very poor ratings by international audiences with 1.7 stars out of 10 at the Internet Movie Database.[9]


1982Amor Estranho Amor100.000
1983Black Beetle500.000
1983Fun on Noah's Ark2.850.000
1983Os Trapalhões e o Mágico de Oróz2.465.898
1984Os Trapalhões e a Arca de Noé2.465.898
1985Os Trapalhões no Reino da Fantasia1.751.709
1988Super Xuxa Contra Baixo Astral2.816.000
1989A Princesa Xuxa e os Trapalhões4.310.085
1990Lua de Cristal5.180.000
1990O Mistério de Robin Hood2.097.000
1991Gaúcho Negro690.000
1999Xuxa Requebra2.100.000
2000Xuxa Popstar2.400.000
2001Xuxa e os Duendes2.657.091
2002''Xuxa e os Duendes'' 22.310.852
2003Xuxa Abracadabra2.217.368
2004Xuxa e o Tesouro da Cidade Perdida1.342.806
2005Xuxinha e Guto: Contra os Monstros do Espaço596.218
2006Xuxa Twins1.100.000
2007Xuxa em Sonho de Menina309.174
2009Xuxa em O Mistério de Feiurinha1.300.000
2012As brasileiras

Breaking with the label Som Livre

In musical career, Xuxa left Som Livre, signing with Sony Music. It is estimated that the value of the contract was $ 10 million. By Sony Music, Xuxa launched the 9th series title Xuxa Just for shorty, titled Magical Christmas and in 2010 the 10th edition of XSPB entitled "XSPB 10 - shorties, pets, and more," the album sold in one month the amount needed to become the best selling DVD of 2010 in Brazil. In October 2010 Xuxa gave an interview explaining his breakup with "Som Livre" she claimed that his then record company, it was providing a tight budget for the size of their projects.

Xou da Xuxa 3

In 2013, the album Xou da Xuxa 3 completes 25 years. Produced by the duo Michael Sullivan and Paul Massadas, the disc had hits like Ilariê, Rainbow, ABCs of Xuxa, Xuxa Dance and Play Indium. Immediate success, the Xou the Xuxa 3 is the best selling album in the career of Xuxa and was even included in the Guinness World Records (Guinness Book), after selling about 3.2 million copies.[10]

2005-2007: TV Xuxa (1st phase)

In April 2005, opening the first phase of the TV Xuxa, with molds of old programs. In 2006, Xuxa was twenty years in Rede Globo. A party at the Children's Day brought thousands of guests and friends of the presenter, a venue in Rio de Janeiro. The date was marked by special moments, such as the debut of the show Xuxa Festa, with artistic direction by Gringo Cardia and repertoire inspired XSPB 6. Xuxa also won the special gift Xuxa 20 years, bringing together friends, some Paquitas who stood by his side and some of the best moments of his career at the network, which aired on Saturday afternoon of the 14th of December 2006. Between the months of December 2007 and January 2008, the debut game of summer Connection Xuxa, along the lines of the old Planet Summer


After going through difficulties to keep leading with your children's program on TV Globo, Xuxa was convinced by the direction of the station and began the year 2008 focused on new projects. In April reestreou TV Xuxa revamped the program, now facing the whole family and broadcast on Saturday mornings on TV Globo. The program features musical acts, interviews, guests and more. But they never got the ratings they once had.

World of Xuxa

It is a program shown on TV Globo Internacional, with edition of the best moments in the career of Xuxa on TV Globo, music clips of Xuxa Just For short and a lot of interactivity. Children around the world send photos and videos, and chat with Xuxa Internet.   Beside Xuxa, characters and Guto Xuxinha show the pictures and talk with the shorties, through interactive 3D animation. [11]


Just for shorties

As a mother, Xuxa noticed a lack of videos for young children. In 2001, she designed the audiovisual Xuxa Just for shorties and kit CD and DVD. The Xuxa Just for shorties 2 had worldwide recognition and won the 2002 Latin Grammy for Best Album for Children. With the success of the videos for the shorties, Xuxa returned to the lineup daily morning program with Xuxa in World of Imagination. It was targeted for an audience of 0 to 10 years. In 2003, Xuxa was nominated again for a Grammy for Xuxa Just for shorties 3 and took the second prize in the same category. On June 30, 2003, she opened an amusement park. The World of Xuxa, located in São Paulo, in an area of ​​12mil m², is the largest indoor amusement park (covered) in Latin America and has more than 18 attractions. The "O Mundo da Xuxa" is part of the group of three amusement parks that generate revenues of about $ 220 million per year. In 2004, for the third consecutive time, she competed with the video Xuxa Just For four shorties in the same category. The 5th edition, Xuxa Circus, became a huge bestseller and was turned into a show, which drew crowds to the theater. In 2005, Xuxa Just for shorty 6 - Xuxa Festa, contained a remix of old hits and was a Grammy nominee. The project appealed to both children and parents who grew up watching her career. In 2012 the (XSPB 11) competed again for the Latin Grammy Award for Best Album for Children.

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