Carmen Miranda

1909 - 1955

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Maria do Carmo Miranda da Cunha (9 February 1909 – 5 August 1955), known professionally as Carmen Miranda (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈkaʁmẽj miˈɾɐ̃dɐ]), was a Portuguese-born Brazilian singer, dancer, and actress. Nicknamed "The Brazilian Bombshell", she was known for her signature fruit hat outfit that she wore in her American films. As a young woman, Miranda designed clothes and hats in a boutique before making her debut as a singer, recording with composer Josué de Barros in 1929. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carmen Miranda has received more than 3,255,906 page views. Her biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Carmen Miranda is the 125th most popular singer (down from 116th in 2019), the 62nd most popular biography from Portugal (up from 63rd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Portuguese Singer.

Carmen Miranda is most famous for her performances in the 1940s Hollywood musicals, The Gang's All Here and Down Argentine Way.

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  • 53

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.12

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.10

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among singers, Carmen Miranda ranks 125 out of 4,381Before her are Eros Ramazzotti, Mercedes Sosa, Kenny Rogers, Gigliola Cinquetti, Peter Gabriel, and Sylvie Vartan. After her are Lys Assia, Bruce Dickinson, Marvin Gaye, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, Nancy Sinatra, and Thomas Anders.

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Among people born in 1909, Carmen Miranda ranks 23Before her are Stanislaw Ulam, Elia Kazan, Li Xiannian, Isaiah Berlin, Ernst Gombrich, and Mohammed Daoud Khan. After her are Magda Schneider, Souphanouvong, Marinus van der Lubbe, Aleksandar Ranković, Benny Goodman, and Errol Flynn. Among people deceased in 1955, Carmen Miranda ranks 22Before her are Charlie Parker, James B. Sumner, Paul Claudel, George Enescu, Calouste Gulbenkian, and Pak Hon-yong. After her are Rupprecht, Crown Prince of Bavaria, Hermann Weyl, Oswald Avery, Garegin Nzhdeh, Leonid Govorov, and Mihály Károlyi.

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In Portugal

Among people born in Portugal, Carmen Miranda ranks 62 out of 633Before her are Eleanor of Portugal, Holy Roman Empress (1434), Ferdinand I of Portugal (1345), José Manuel Barroso (1956), Aníbal Cavaco Silva (1939), Viriathus (-180), and Miguel I of Portugal (1802). After her are Diogo Dias (1450), Jorge Jesus (1954), Isabella of Portugal, Queen of Castile (1428), Manoel de Oliveira (1908), Jorge Sampaio (1939), and John of God (1495).

Among SINGERS In Portugal

Among singers born in Portugal, Carmen Miranda ranks 2Before her are Amália Rodrigues (1920). After her are Zeca Afonso (1929), Maria Severa Onofriana (1820), Carlos do Carmo (1939), Mísia (1955), Dulce Pontes (1969), Lio (1962), Salvador Sobral (1989), Simone de Oliveira (1938), Sara Tavares (1978), and Paulo de Carvalho (1947).