February 9, 1909
August 5, 1955
Portugal - Brazil
5 ft 0 in | 152 cm
33-25-35 in | 84-63.5-89 cm
49 kg | 108 lbs
6 US | 36 EU
Maria do Carmo Miranda da Cunha GCIH, OMC, known professionally as Carmen Miranda was born in Marco de Canaveses, Portugal, on February 9, 1909, was a Portuguese-born Brazilian actress and singer.
Young Carmen Miranda first started her career as a singer for Brazilian radio stations.
She made her big screen debut in Brazilian short documentary A Voz do Carnaval (1933) in role as Herself at Rádio Mayrink Veiga.
She made her Hollywood film debut in musical Down Argentine Way (1940) as Herself.
She got her television debut in variety show Texaco Star Theater (1949) as Herself.
Carmen's breakthrough came with song "Taí (Pra Você Gostar de Mim)" in Brazil (1930).
She landed her Broadway debut in a musical "Streets of Paris" (1939-1940), at Broadhurst Theatre.
How tall was Carmen Miranda and what was her weight? Carmen Miranda's height was 5' 0" іn fееt аnd іnсhеѕ or 152 іn cеntіmеtrеѕ, her weight was 108 іn pоunds or 49 іn kіlоgrаmѕ.
Carmen Miranda body measurements was bust-waist-hip 33-25-35 in inches or 84-63.5-89 in cеntіmеtrеѕ, her bra size was 32B with cup size B.
That Night in Rio (1941) musical comedy as Carmen
Week-End in Havana (1941) musical as Rosita Rivas
Springtime in the Rockies (1942) musical comedy as Rosita Murphy
The Gang's All Here (1943) musical as Dorita
Greenwich Village (1944) comedy drama musical as Princess Querida
Something for the Boys (1944) musical comedy as Chiquita Hart
Doll Face (1945) musical romance as Chita Chula
A Date with Judy (1948) comedy musical as Rosita Cochellas
Nancy Goes to Rio (1950) musical comedy as Marina Rodrigues
Scared Stiff (1953) horror paranormal semi-musical comedy as Carmelita Castinha
She was a guest on musical variety shows Texaco Star Theater (1949-1952), The Milton Berle Show (1952), The Colgate Comedy Hour (1951-1952) and The Jimmy Durante Show (1955).
Attended Convent of Saint Therese of Lisieux.
Had three sisters: Olinda, Cecilia, Aurora and two brothers: Amaro, Óscar.
She was signed a two-year contract with Brazilian station Rádio Mayrink Veiga in 1933 also later signed a contract with Rádio Tupi and Odeon Records.
She was known for her exotic hats with fruit on.
She performed at the New Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas in April 1955.
She was posthumously awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame located on 6262 Hollywood Boulevard in 1960.
She was nicknamed "The Brazilian Bombshell".
Carmen died on August 5, 1955, Beverly Hills, California, United States, at the age of 46.
She was married to Dave Sebastian (1947-1955).
She dated John Wayne (1944), Glenn Ford and Cesar Romero.