Gretchen Gretchen
Gretchen Gretchen
Maria Odete Brito de Miranda, known as Gretchen is a Brazilian singer. She became notorious as the Rainha do Bumbum ("Butt Queen") in the late 1970s. Her stage name was taken from 1976 film Aleluia, Gretchen that tells the story of a German Brazilian immigrant family.
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    FORTIES
  • 2008
    Age 48
    Gretchen's daughter Thammy appeared in a lesbian-themed pornographic film in 2008.
    More Details Hide Details She also considers herself as the aunt of the singer, model and short-term adult actress Íris Caroline de Mello (known artistically as Carol Miranda), although she is his husband's niece.
    In 2008, she became candidate of Socialist People's Party to be mayor of the city of Itamaracá.
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  • 2006
    Age 46
    Gretchen signed a contract to star in a porn movie for Brazilian porn producers Brasileirinhas in 2006, following the example of Rita Cadillac, with whom she appeared in the 1982 pornochanchada Aluga-se Moças.
    More Details Hide Details The movie, La Conga Sex, was released by November, followed by another porn title, Carnaval 2007, released in February 2007.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1982
    Age 22
    After Lonely in 1982, she went on a downward spiral while trying to remain on the charts.
    More Details Hide Details Born as a Roman Catholic, Gretchen embraced the Protestant faith in the 1990s, and began singing Gospel music. By the end of the 1990s, her hits had returned to dance floors. With the emergence of Butt Music stars like Carla Perez, Gretchen was eventually recognized as a forerunner of the hip shakers. The compilation 20 Super Sucessos came out in 1998 on Copacabana/EMI.
  • 1980
    Age 20
    Between 1980 and 1982, she grabbed the media's attention by making "sexy" music, while still enjoying popularity among children.
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    In 1980, 1981 and 1982, she released her three most successful albums: My Name Is Gretchen, You and Me, and Lonely.
    More Details Hide Details These three albums featured songs that became hallmarks in her career, such as "Freak Le Boom Boom", "Melô do Piripipi", "Conga Conga Conga". She sold more than 15 million albums worldwide.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1978
    Age 18
    After doing backing vocals for years, Gretchen appeared on a TV show in 1978 and soon recorded her debut single, "Dance With Me".
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  • 1976
    Age 16
    Her stage name was taken from 1976 film Aleluia, Gretchen that tells the story of a German Brazilian immigrant family.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1959
    Born
    Born on May 29, 1959.
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