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Her Name Is Rio

8/8/2009 1:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The 46-year-old resurfaced at some event, looking gentle.

Xuxa

Xuxa's real name is Maria da Graca Meneghel.

She dated Brazilian soccer legend Pelé for five years.

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MaryKate    

Am i? am first? She looks much prettier...and younger too.

1717 days ago
2.

dazedato    

I grew up watching her... I loved her! And here I though she was dead.

1717 days ago
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me    

beautiful!

1717 days ago
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Carter Forster - London, Ontario, Canada    

'Love Strange Love' (aka Amor Estranho Amor) [1982]

Soooooo incredibly embarrassing for Meneghel, she used her dad's political muscles to get the movie (((banned))) in her home country of Brazil. A Hooker falls in love w/ a 12-year-old boy, proceeds to have SEX with him!!!!!! lol And she later became a child's entertainer. INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!


1717 days ago
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Vanessa    

Xuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuxa!!!
She is a Queen in Brazil!!!!!
I love her... she is a great person.. big heart!!!
I grew up watching her every morning.
=)

1717 days ago
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SoCal Razzles    

I remember her! She still looks GREAT!

1717 days ago
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Ana    

Xuxa is still very famous in Brazil. She still has TV shows on the biggest network "GLOBO" and makes movies and DVDs for kids. She is an icon in Brazil..and super rich too!

1717 days ago
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Simone    

When I was a kid, I used to like Xuxa. I used to bring my friends home to dance and lip-synch her musics. Shame on me to confess this kind of thing. Hehehe.

1717 days ago
9.

balls    

is this the same Xuxa that tom cruise and all those other space cadets worship?

1717 days ago
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Kobe Hatters are pathetic.    

I think she posed NUDE and that's what caused her to loose her show here in the U.S.

1717 days ago
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Carter Forster - London, Ontario, Canada    

It was low ratings and her inability to master the English language that caused her "Xuxa" made-for-syndication show to get cancelled. She did pretty good considering she only had a few months to learn. But her style of kids entertainment didn't translate to American and Canadian kids.

1717 days ago
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Angel    

She date Pele at 16 years old ?

1717 days ago
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Andrea    

This picture is from 2006, she does not have this "Pink look style anymore"

See...http://oglobo.globo.com/fotos/2008/05/06/06_MHG_retv_xuxa1.jpg.

Her father wasnt into politcs and she used not to talk to him till she was about 30 years-old, it was televised in Brazil. The truth is that she was a model and had posed nude and had made this movie (she was 18). Some producer invited her to start working with children, she thought it was impossible at first but somehow this worked out pretty good. She is 'till this day a huge success here in Brazil and all over Latin America. I used to wake up 8 in the morning to watch her show...now my 3 year-old niece has all her DVDs...she looks sooooooooooo much better nowadays...still single though.

1717 days ago
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liz    

Xuxa is very famous in south america .In the 90's she was our fashion icon in brasil , argentina and uruguay .

1717 days ago
15.

GrandmaDynamite    

TESTICLES

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