June 23, 1937 in Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Elza da Conceição Soares, best known as Elza Soares (Brazilian Portuguese: [ˈɛwzɐ ˈswaɾis]; born June 23, 1937) is a Brazilian samba recording artist. In 1999, she was elected by the BBC Radio as the Brazilian singer of the millennium. This competition was originated in a project called The Millennium Concerts, by the British Broadcasting Company, to celebrate the arrival of the year 2000. She was married to Brazilian football player Garrincha.
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