Rio de Janeiro - Notable Cariocas

Notable Cariocas

Cariocas, as the people who are born in Rio de Janeiro are called in Brazil, have made extensive contributions to Brazil's (and the world's) history, culture, music, literature, education, science, technology etc.—particularly when Rio de Janeiro was the federal capital and a great hub of Brazilian growth and innovation in all these areas. Some famous cariocas, who were born in Rio, are:

  • Ronaldo, footballer, most goals scored in World Cups (15)
  • Zico, footballer,
  • Romário, footballer
  • Jairzinho, footballer, World Cup champion
  • Carlos Alberto Torres, footballer
  • Eumir Deodato, grammy award musician
  • Nelson Piquet, Formula One driver
  • Roger Gracie, jiu-jitsu/MMA fighter
  • Royce Gracie, jiu-jitsu/MMA fighter
  • Daniele Suzuki, TV Host
  • Ricardo Arona, MMA fighter
  • Jorge Santiago, MMA fighter
  • Robson da Silva, sprinter, Olympic medalist
  • Djan Madruga, swimmer, Olympic medalist
  • Sandra Pires, beach volleyball player, Olympic champion
  • Jackie Silva, beach volleyball player, Olympic champion
  • Carolina Solberg, beach volleyball player
  • Bernardo Rocha de Rezende, former volleyball player and Coach
  • Tom Jobim, composer and musician, one of the creators of Bossa Nova
  • Vinícius de Moraes, writer, poet, musician and diplomat
  • Chico Buarque, composer, singer and writer
  • Noel Rosa, composer and singer
  • Renato Russo, composer, poet and singer. Leader of the band Legião Urbana
  • Pixinguinha, one of the fathers of Chorinho music
  • Heitor Villa-Lobos, classical composer and conductor
  • Fabrizio Moretti, Brazilian drummer of the American band The Strokes
  • Cartola, composer and singer
  • Dona Ivone Lara, singer and composer
  • Cazuza, composer, poet and singer
  • Marisa Monte, singer and composer
  • Jorge Ben Jor, singer and composer
  • Ivan Lins, Latin Grammy Award winning musician, composer and singer
  • Leny Andrade, singer
  • Machado de Assis, writer
  • José Guilherme Merquior, diplomat, writer and literary critic
  • Paulo Coelho, writer
  • Oscar Niemeyer, architect
  • Fernando Henrique Cardoso, sociologist, twice president of Brazil
  • Maria II, Queen of Portugal
  • Pedro II, Emperor of Brazil
  • Bernardino Machado, twice President of Portugal
  • Sérgio Vieira de Mello, diplomat
  • Carlos Lacerda, politician, governor of Rio
  • Waldemar Levy Cardoso, Brazilian field marshal
  • Joaquim Pedro de Andrade, film director
  • Walter Salles, film director
  • José Padilha, film director
  • Bruno Barreto, film director
  • Antônio Carlos Bernardes Gomes, actor
  • Fernanda Montenegro, actress, Oscar nominee
  • Hélio Oiticica, visual artist
  • Cildo Meireles, visual artist
  • Eduardo Viveiros de Castro, anthropologist
  • Adolfo Lutz, physician and scientist
  • Carlos Chagas Filho, physician and scientist
  • Roberto Marinho, President and Founder of Organizações Globo
  • Silvio Santos, owner of the SBT television station
  • Morena Baccarin, actress

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