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Famous people from Brazil

In keeping with the start of 2014, when the 20th World Cup will take place in Brazil, we started looking for the most famous people in Brazil. We stumbled upon illustrious people with everything from architects to top models. We would like to introduce you to the following famous Brazilians:

Fig. 1: Top model Gisele Bündchen

Gisele Bündchen - One of the prettiest Brazilian women is Gisele Bündchen. The top model was born on July 20, 1980 in Horizonte. Gisele has five sisters, including a dizygoti twin sister. The 33-year-old became known to the general public primarily through fashion shows and advertising campaigns for the underwear label "Victoria's Secret". She has been in a relationship with New England Patriots Quaterback Tom Brady since 2006, whom she married in 2009. Brady and Bündchen have lived together in Boston since 2007. The dream couple has two children, a son and a daughter together. According to the Forbes list, Bündchen is the top earner among the top models. She is 1.80 tall and has the dream size 86-61-86.

Fig.2: Pele is celebrated as a football hero to this day

Pele - is considered the best football player of all time. Among other things, he was voted world footballer of the 20th century. The star of the exceptional footballer rose in 1958 at the World Cup in Sweden. The then 17-year-old contributed six goals on the way to Brazil's first World Cup title. Among other things, he scored the decisive goal in the quarter-finals against Mexico and two goals in the final. With Pele as the leading player, Brazil captured two more World Cup trophies. His goal rate is also unmatched. In 1363 games, the Brazilian scored an incredible 1281 goals. With his regular club, FC Santos, Pele captured a total of 26 titles. In the 1970s, Pele caused a sensation in the USA. His attempt, together with other stars, such as Franz Beckenbauer, to make football more popular in the United States, failed.

Fig.3: Ayrton Senna is ubiquitous in Brazil to this day

Ayrton Senna - is one of the best Formula 1 racing drivers of all time. In 1984 he got into Formula 1 and won three world championship titles. During his Formula 1 career, he competed in 161 Grand Prix, won 41 and recorded 65 pole positions. His duels with Alain Prost were legendary. The two opponents fought a total of four world championship titles among themselves. Senna was tragically killed at the Imola Grand Prix on May 1, 1994. On the seventh lap, his car came off the lane in the Tamborello curve and sped almost unbraked into the boundary wall. Senna succumbed to severe head injuries a few hours later. The causes of the accident have not yet been clarified. Senna's death shocked all of Brazil. The then head of state ordered a three-day state mourning after the death of the Formula 1 hero. Around three million people attended Senna's funeral in his hometown of Sao Paolo. In 2004, the Brazilian was voted the fastest Formula 1 driver of all time by a 77-strong jury. This result was also confirmed in recent surveys in 2006 and 2009.

Adriana Lima - she is one of the most famous top models in the world. Lima grew up as an only child in Salvador de Bahia. She was discovered at the “Brazils Ford Supermodel” modeling competition, which she won. With her victory, Lima qualified for the “Supermodel of the World” award. Lima finally took second place out of 49 opponents. At the age of 18, the Brazilian signed a contract with the modeling agency "Elite Model Management". Soon afterwards it graced the covers of the biggest fashion magazines such as Vogue and Marie Claire. She achieved her ultimate rise to supermodel primarily through fashion shows and advertising campaigns for the underwear label "Victoria Secret". Lima has been Victoria Secret's “chief angel” since 2010 and has taken another step up the career ladder. Anyone who hopes to land at Lima will have to be disappointed at this point. On Valentine's Day 2009, she married basketball star Marko Jaric. The two have two daughters together.

Fig.5: Coelho’s alchemist celebrated worldwide success

Paulo Coelho - He is probably the best-known writer and best-selling author in the country. He was born on August 24, 1947 in Rio de Janeiro. Coelho's books mostly take on autobiographical traits. He has traveled to most of the places and landscapes he mentions himself. His down-to-earth attitude is also reflected in his way of writing. Most of his books are written in simple language. His best-known work is "The Alchemist". This book has been translated into over 60 languages ​​in total. Other well-known books by the Brazilian are: “Veronika decides to die”, “The Zahir” or “Eleven Minutes”. Paulo Coelho set a Guinness world record: he signed most books within an hour. In 2011 his life was filmed under the direction of Dorothee Binding and Benedict Mirow.

Fig.6: Marta is the best female soccer player in the world

Marta - if the Brazilians are of the opinion, then not only is the best male footballer one of them, but also the best woman. Marta Vieira da Silva was born on February 19, 1986 in Dois Riachos. Between 2006 and 2010 she was voted World Player of the Year five times in a row. For the Brazilian national team, she scored the enormous number of 80 goals in 73 games. The dribble artist is not only known for her good scoring rate but also for her numerous assists. Despite her awards, Marta has not yet won a world title. However, together with Birgit Prinz, she is the record scorer at world championships, with both currently having 14 direct hits.

Fig.7: Fittipaldi is active in F1 today

Emerson Fittipaldi - was born on December 12, 1946 in Sao Paolo. He is a former Formula 1 racing driver who won the world championship in 1972 and 1974. Fittipaldi joined Lotus in 1970 as the third driver in Formula 1. With his victory at the US Grand Prix, he played a key role in Jochen Rindt's world title, who had died in Monza a few weeks earlier. In his Formula 1 career, he captured six pole positions and celebrated 14 Grand Prix victories. After his Formula 1 career, "Emmo" started in the American IndyCar500 series. In 1989 he became world champion there too. Among other things, he won the racing classic "500 miles from Indianapolis" twice. Fittipaldi is in her third marriage and has a total of seven children.

Fig.8: Rousseff took over her office from Lula

Dilma Rousseff - She has been the President of Brazil since January 1st, 2011. She belongs to the moderate left, social democratic party. She was born on December 14, 1947 in Belo Horizonte. Rousseff is the daughter of Petar Russev, a Bulgarian emigrant who later changed his name to Pedro Rousseff. In Brazil, Russev worked as a successful lawyer and thus enabled Dilma to grow up in solid prosperity. At the beginning of the 1970s, Dilma Rousseff had to serve a two-year prison sentence for armed resistance against the then military government. After her prison sentence, she finished her economics studies in Porto Alegre and joined the FFE party. In 2009 she was diagnosed with the lymphatic system disease "Malignant Lymphoma".

Fig.9: Niemeyer’s buildings are part of the world cultural heritage

Oscar Niemeyer - was a well-known Brazilian architect who died in 2012. The capital Brasilia in particular benefited from its buildings, which were declared a World Heritage Site in 1987. Niemeyer was born on December 15, 1907 in Rio de Janeiro where he also died in December 2012. There is a great deal of literature about him and his works, and he himself published two books. Because of his fame, two documentaries were made about Niemeyer and his art. The film "Mister Brasilia - Oscar Niemeyer" comes from the Austrian radio, ORF.

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Fig.3: Wikimedia / Instituto Ayrton Senna (CC BY 2.0)
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