Heloísa Pinheiro

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Helô Pinheiro
Pinheiro in July 2006
Heloísa Eneida Paes Pinto

(1945-07-07) July 7, 1945 (age 78)
Years active1962–2003 (model)

Heloísa Eneida Paes Pinto Mendes Pinheiro[1] (born July 7, 1945), better known as Helô Pinheiro (Portuguese pronunciation: [eˈlo piˈɲejɾu]), is a Brazilian businesswoman and former model.

At the age of 17, Pinheiro became the inspiration for the song "The Girl from Ipanema" when songwriters Antônio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes saw her walking to the beach in Ipanema.[2]

Pinheiro became a Brazilian Playboy Playmate in 1987 and once again in 2003.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Biografia". helopinheiro.com.br (in Portuguese). July 31, 2014. Retrieved September 28, 2017.
  2. Chris McGowan; Ricardo Pessanha (1998). The Brazilian Sound: Samba, Bossa Nova, and the Popular Music of Brazil. p. 69. ISBN 9781566395458.
  3. "Playboy Abril de 2003". Archived from the original on May 10, 2004.