Presenter + Actress + Singer and Businesswoman
Born Mar 27, 1963

Xuxa, Maria da Graça "Xuxa" Meneghel, 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.… Read More

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1963 Birth Born on March 27, 1963.


1980 17 Years Old In 1980, she made the cover of over 80 magazines, including a nude shoot for the Playboy in the December 1982 issue, which was reissued in Argentina in 1991. … Read More
1982 19 Years Old Xuxa's first starring role was in Amor Estranho Amor (English title: Love Strange Love), a controversial 1982, erotic film produced by Anibal Massaini Neto for Cineaste in Brazil. … Read More


1983 20 Years Old In 1983, Xuxa was invited by director, Maurice Sherman, to host Clube da Criança for Rede Manchete. … Read More
1986 23 Years Old 1 More Event
Her success on Clube da Criança caught the attention of Rede Globo, and they signed an employment contract with her in 1986.
1988 25 Years Old Xuxa also starred in a new movie every year. Her first biggest box office hit was in 1988, with Super Xuxa Contra Baixo Astral, which included her hit song Arco-Íris (Rainbow), a hit across Latin America. … Read More
1989 26 Years Old Her success with the public brought Xuxa a second show at TV Globo in 1989. … Read More
Another show that ran simultaneously with Xou da Xuxa was called Paradão dos Baixinhos (The Little Ones Charts), which started off as a set piece but became an independent show in 1991. … Read More
Not only was she successful in America, but in Europe as well. In 1992, taping programs in Brazil and Argentina, Xuxa was invited to hosted the program Xuxa Park, Spain. … Read More


1993 30 Years Old In 1993, Xuxa hosted an English language series in the United States titled Xuxa. … Read More
1994 31 Years Old 1 More Event
Starting September 1994, Xuxa began airing on The Family Channel cable network, at 8:00am ET/PT. … Read More
1997 34 Years Old Planeta Xuxa, inspired by Xuxa Hits, was launched in April 1997, and became an immediate hit with those who had grown up following Xuxa's career. … Read More
1998 35 Years Old 1 More Event
On July 28, 1998, Xuxa gave birth to a daughter, Sasha Meneghel Szafir, with businessman and actor, Luciano Szafir. … Read More
1999 36 Years Old In 1999, she starred in the movie Xuxa Requebra. … Read More
2001 38 Years Old She starred in Xuxa e os Duendes in 2001, Xuxa e os Duendes 2 in 2002, Xuxa Abracadabra in 2003, and Xuxa e o Mistério da Cidade Perdida in 2004.


2005 - 2009 4 More Events
2010 47 Years Old In August 2010, Xuxa was invited by the president of SESI, Jair Meneguelli, to be godmother to a nationwide campaign combating child prostitution called Carinho de Verdade. … Read More
2011 48 Years Old …  According to ABPD, Xuxa had two DVDs among the top ten in 2011, XSPB Volume 1–8 (sixth place) and XSPB 11 (ninth). … Read More
2012 49 Years Old She reported in 2012, that reclusive singer Michael Jackson had once courted her, inviting her to dinner at his Neverland estate and then had a subordinate ask whether she would consider living with Jackson. … Read More


2013 50 Years Old …  In 2013, Xuxa obtained Italian citizenship by descent. … Read More
2014 51 Years Old 1 More Event
In May 2014, President Dilma Rousseff signed a law that applied stronger penalties to the crime of sexual exploitation of children and adolescents.
2015 52 Years Old 1 More Event
…  As of 2015, she continues to be among Brazil's most prominent celebrities. … Read More
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