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Heloísa Pinheiro

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Years active  1962 - 2003
Name  Heloisa Pinheiro

Role  Model
Grandchildren  Rafaella Justus
Heloisa Pinheiro at the beach wearing pink and blue floral two piece

Born  7 July 1945 (age 78) (1945-07-07) Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
Occupation  model and businesswoman
Spouse  Fernando Abel Mendes Pinheiro (m. 1966)
Marriage location  Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Children  Ticiane Pinheiro, Fernando Mendes Pinheiro Junior, Kiki Pinheiro, Jo Pinheiro
Parents  Eneida de Menezes, Juarez Paz Pinto

Similar  Sílvia Pfeifer, Betty Lago, Maria João (model)

Descubre la historia de la famosa “Garota de Ipanema” | Un Nuevo Día | Telemundo

Meet the "Girl from Ipanema" Who Inspired the Worldwide Hit | The Oprah Winfrey Show | OWN

Heloísa Eneida Menezes Paes Pinto (born July 7, 1945), better known as Helô Pinheiro ([eˈlo piˈɲejɾu]), is a Brazilian model and businesswoman.


Heloisa Pinheiro at the beach wearing a striped swimsuit

At the age of 17, Pinheiro became the source of inspiration for the song "Girl from Ipanema" when she was seen strolling to the beach in her native Rio de Janeiro's Ipanema neighbourhood by songwriters Antônio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes.

Heloísa Pinheiro seated in Indian style while wearing black long sleeves and pants

Pinheiro became a Brazilian Playboy Playmate in 1987 and once again in 2003, when she did a pictorial along with her daughter, Ticiane Pinheiro.

Vinícius de Moraes wearing black long sleeves and Heloisa Pinheiro in her turtle neck long sleeves

She also appeared in the second season of The Amazing Race, for the Beach portion of the first Detour clue, and on America's Next Top Model, Cycle 12, for a modelling challenge in Brazil.

Heloísa in her glittered black dress

In 2001, the song's copyright owners (the heirs to the composers) sued Pinheiro for using the title of the song "Garota de Ipanema" as the name of her boutique. In their complaint, they stated that her status as the inspiration for the song did not entitle her to use the title of the song commercially.

Heloísa Pinheiro at the beach wearing bikini

Public support was strongly in favor of Pinheiro. A press release by the composers, Jobim and de Moraes, that named Pinheiro as the original "girl from Ipanema" ("garota de Ipanema") was cited as evidence that they had intended to bestow this title on her. The court ruled in favor of Pinheiro.

Heloísa Pinheiro wearing bikini while holding a steering wheel

Heloísa Pinheiro wearing bikini


Heloísa Pinheiro Wikipedia