March 27, 1963 in Rio Grande do Sul
Santa Rosa, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Xuxa (pronounced shoo-shah , Maria da GraÃ§a Meneghel, born March 27, 1963, Santa Rosa, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil) is a Brazilian television actress, singer and children's television show host. Her various shows have been broadcast in Portuguese, Spanish, and English languages. She was one of the biggest celebrities in Brasil and was the biggest idol among kids around Latin America in the late 80s/early 90s. Xuxa is of German, Austrian, Italian, and Polish descent and was the first Brazilian to appear on Forbes Magazine's list of richest artists in 1991, taking 37th place with an annual gross income of US$19 million.