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Xuxa Meneghel Biography
- Xuxa (Portuguese:Â [Ã‹ÂˆÃŠÂƒuÃŠÂƒÃ‰Â]), Maria da GraÃƒÂ§a "Xuxa" Meneghel (pronounced:Â [mÃ‰ÂÃ‹ÂˆÃ‰Â¾i.Ã‰Â dÃ‰Â Ã‹ÂˆgÃ‰Â¾asÃ‰Â Ã‹ÂˆÃŠÂƒuÃŠÂƒÃ‰Â meneÃ‹ÂˆgÃ‰Â›w]), 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. On 7 July 2007, Xuxa presented at the Brazilian leg of Live Earth in Rio de Janeiro.
Xuxa Meneghel Filmography
- (2013) vem_aí as Herself (as Xuxa)
- (2012) As Brasileiras as Rita
- (2012) Cheias de Charme as Herself
- (2012) Criança Esperança 2012 as Herself (as Xuxa)
- (2012) Guerra dos Sexos as Teresinha Romano (2013)
- (2012) Na Moral as Herself
- (2011) Criança Esperança as Herself
- (2011) Ivete Gil Caetano as Herself - Audience (uncredited)
- (2010) Senna as Herself (uncredited)
- (2009) Natal Mágico as Maria / Natália
- (2009) Xuxa em O Mistério de Feiurinha as Cinderela
- (2008) Xuxa e as Noviças as Irmã Maria da Graça
- (2007) Live Earth as Herself
- (2007) Xuxa em Sonho de Menina as Kika
- (2006) Por Toda Minha Vida as Herself
- (2006) Por Toda Minha Vida as Herself (archive footage)
- (2006) Xuxa Gêmeas as Mel Montiel/Elisabeth Dourado
- (2005) La noche del 10 as Herself
- (2005) TV Xuxa as
- (2005) TV Xuxa as Herself
- (2005) TV Xuxa as Herself - Host
- (2005) Xuxinha e Guto Contra os Monstros do Espaço as Xuxa
- (2004) Pelé Eterno as Herself (archive footage)
- (2004) The 5th Annual Latin Grammy Awards as Herself
- (2004) Xuxa e o Tesouro da Cidade Perdida as Bárbara/Deusa Blomma
- (2003) Sob Nova Direção as Herself
- (2003) Xuxa Abracadabra as Sofia
- (2003) Xuxa Só Para Baixinhos 4 as
- (2002) Xuxa e os Duendes 2 - No Caminho das Fadas as Kira
- (2002) Xuxa no Mundo da Imaginação as Host
- (2002) Xuxa Requebra as Helena (Nena)
- (2002) Xuxa Só Para Baixinhos 3 as
- (2002) Zico as Herself
- (2001) Xuxa e os Duendes as Kira
- (2001) Xuxa Só Para Baixinhos 2 as
- (2000) Popstar as Nick
- (2000) TV Ano 50 as Herself
- (2000) XLI Festival Internacional de la Canción de Viña del Mar as Herself - Performer
- (2000) Xuxa Só Para Baixinhos as
- (1998) Pecado Capital as Herself
- (1998) Susana Giménez as Herself - Guest (as Xuxa)
- (1998) Torre de Babel as Herself (uncredited)
- (1997) Planeta Xuxa as Host
- (1996) Mundo VIP as Herself
- (1995) Caiga quien caiga - CQC as Herself
- (1995) Não Fuja da Raia as
- (1994) Casseta & Planeta Urgente as Herself
- (1994) Xuxa Hits as Host
- (1993) Domingo Legal as Herself (archive footage)
- (1993) Queridísimos 93 as Herself (as Xuxa)
- (1993) Xuxa as
- (1992) Xuxa Park as Herself - Host (1994-2001)
- (1991) Gala TP de oro 1990 as Herself (as Xuxa)
- (1991) Gaúcho Negro as Narrator
- (1991) Navidades con Xuxa as Herself - Hostess
- (1991) Ritmo de la noche as Herself - Musical Guest
- (1990) El show de Xuxa as Host
- (1990) Lua de Cristal as Maria da Graça
- (1990) O Mistério de Robin Hood as Tatiana
- (1989) A Princesa Xuxa e os Trapalhões as
- (1989) Domingão do Faustão as Herself
- (1988) Super Xuxa Contra o Baixo Astral as Xuxa
- (1987) Eu as
- (1987) Xou da Xuxa as Xuxa
- (1986) Xou da Xuxa as Host
- (1985) Os Trapalhões no Reino da Fantasia as Irmã Maria
- (1985) Rio de Janeiro - Terra Mágica as Herself
- (1984) Os Trapalhões e o Mágico de Oróz as Aninha
- (1983) Clube da Criança as Herself - Host (1983-1986)
- (1983) O Trapalhão na Arca de Noé as
- (1983) Vídeo Show as (archive footage)
- (1983) Vídeo Show as Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
- (1982) Aluga-se Moças as
- (1982) Amor Estranho Amor as Tamara
- (1982) Elas por Elas as
- (1982) O Fuscão Preto as Diana
- (1974) Roberto Carlos Especial as Herself
- (1973) Fantástico as Herself
- (1973) Fantástico as Herself (segment "O Que Vi da Vida")
- (1966) Hebe as Herself
- (1966) Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon as Herself (as Xuxa)
Xuxa Meneghel Trivia and Facts
- Considered Brazilians answer to "Madonna".
- Was nearly a victim of a 1991 kidnapping event at the studio where she records her show.
- Her father was in the Military.
- Famous for her looks
- her brother gave her the nickname "Xuxa" when she was a baby.
- Is a vegetarian
- Gave Birth to a daughter "Sasha" in July of 1998
- Dated race car driver Ayrton Senna , who died in a car wreck in Italy during a race in 1994.
- Once went out with John F. Kennedy. Jr.
- Mother of Sasha Meneghel
- Has allergies to meat and fish products.
- During the 80s, when she was working as a fashion model, she met and had a relationship with Pelé, the world famous Brazilian soccer player. Until then she wasnt famous.
- As a childrens program presenter, created a new style on Brazilian TV. She inspired many other blond presenters, like Angélica and Eliana.
- Her nickname Xuxa is pronounced "Shoo-sha".
- She posed for Playboy in December 1982.
- Mother: Alda. Father: Luiz Floriano Meneghel.
- Sibling: Solange, Mara, Cirano and Bladimir.
- The father of her only child (Sasha) is actor Luciano Szafir.
- Xuxa is an actress, a Tv host, a singer and was a model.
- She won the Latin Grammys Awards for "Xuxa só para Baixinhos".
- Xuxa was the first Brazilian to be on the list of the 40 artists more rich of the Magazine Forbes (1991). She placed 37º.
- Had a six-year romance with Brazilian soccer legend Pele (1980-1986). Met on a modeling assignment that paired them for a magazine cover.
Xuxa Meneghel Quotes
- in my house even he has to smile." (refering to a picture of a smiling Jesus which hangs in her house.) "Kisses Kisses
Xuxa Meneghel Photoshoots
- "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 1997, Vol. 10, Iss. 5, pg. 50-53, by: staff, "Tele- Genesis: Xuxamania!"
- "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 1997, Vol. 11, Iss. 1, pg. 97, by: staff, "Star-Tistics"
- "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 1993, Vol. 6, Iss. 9, pg. 82-83, by: staff, "Shock Waves: Xuxa"
- "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 1992, Vol. 5, Iss. 6, pg. 78-81, by: staff, "Pele's Mount"
- "Playboy" (Brazil), December 1982
Xuxa Meneghel Trademarks
- Leaves her "mark" (kiss) on a child at the end of her show