Was Brazilian Singer Astrud Gilberto The Actual ‘Girl from Ipanema’?

  • Astrud Gilberto, the iconic Brazilian singer-songwriter who brought bossa nova to global audiences with the 1964 hit “The Girl From Ipanema,” died Tuesday at her home in Philadelphia at the age of 83.
  • Many assumed Gilberto was indeed “The Girl From Ipanema” since she had an exotic, beautiful Latina look when in fact the writer, de Moraes wrote the tune about a Brazilian teenager named Heloísa Eneida Menezes Paes Pinto.
  • ADN America has a great biography up.
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