Luiza Brunet was the Queen of the drums for Portela up until 1993.
She is well remembered for her distinguished career as the godmother, since 1994, for Imperatriz Leopoldinense, which was fortunate to participate in five Special Samba School titles: 1994, 1995, 1999, 2000 and 2001.
She did not participate in the Sambodromo Carnaval from 2005-2007 but returned to again be Queen of the drums for Imperatriz Leopoldinense in this carnival of 2008.
Born to humble beginnings amidst the grand natural surrounding of the
on May 24, 1962. One of 6 children born to Luiz da Silva, a farmer from
the northeastern state of Ceará, and Alzira Botelho da Silva, a
homemaker from Rio de Janeiro
When she was 8 years old, she moved with her family to Rio, where she
lived in the suburb of Inhaúma. She had trouble adjusting to city life
and had to leave school early at 12 to help the family get by. Her
beauty attracted unwelcome attention among employers and she married her
first husband at 16, Gumercindo Brunet. The marriage became difficult as
Luiza's career took off and ended after 7 years.
Luiza Brunet became famous in the early 80s, as a model. She
posed naked for several exclusive male magazines including He and She
and Playboy ( May of 1983, December 1984 and May 1986 ).
But in 1984, Luiza met Argentinean antique dealer Armando Fernandez,
with whom she is still married. On June 6, 1988, she had her first
daughter, Yasmin. .
She has been married since 1985 to the older Fernandez however as of
this appearance the couple is separated. They have two children,
Yasmin and Anthony in 1997. Luiza Brunet has been a
spokesperson for campaigns promoting the prevention of breast cancer and
breastfeeding and is considered a successful businesswoman as well as a
"Why in the TOP 20 Brazilian Brunettes List? Luiza
Brunet has fascinating eyes, long proportional legs and a
seductive personality. Her enticing dark hair looks the same since
her teen years. If this ranking was made a few years ago, Luiza
Brunet would be definitely in our top position.
---Andre Skowronski writing about
Luiza's favorite place in Brazil is the famous resort Búzios,
popular with many other celebrities as well. Her oldest daughter, Yasmin
Brunet, is also a successful model.
The actual title is "madrina de batería" or godmother of
the drum orchestra but Queen of the Drums has become the more popular
title in English.
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