Gretchen is a popular singer, dancer, and also social media star who hails from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Gretchen rose to fame for her rediscovering her music and also her work for keeping her independence inside the music industry.
Table of Biography
Gretchen was born Maria Odete Brito de Miranda on 29th May 1959, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As of 2020, Gretchen’s age must be sixty-two years old and her sun sign is Aquarius. Gretchen holds Brazilian nationality. The name of Gretchen’s parents is his father, Joao Morad, and her mother, Vera Gimenez. In fact, the singer has a sibling and her name is Stella Monteiro de Camargo Reis. Sadly, there is no further information about Gretchen’s parents, childhood, and educational background as she has been very secretive about her private life.
Career and Professional Life
Before getting into the music industry, Gretchen did some backing vocals for some years. In 1978, the singer was present on a television show and after a short time, she recorded her 1st single, “Dance With Me”. Then, in the years 1980, 1981, and 1982, Gretchen came up with her 3 top albums, “My Name Is Gretchen”, “You and Me”, and “Lonely”. The singer was able to sell over fifteen million records across the world. Between the years 1980 and 1982, the singer started creating “sexy” music and was gaining more popularity.
As the singer was born being a Roman Catholic, she was comprising the Protestant belief in the 1990s and started working on gospel music. Till the finishing of the 1990s, Gretchen’s successes came back to dance floors. Together with the presence of Butt Music celebrities, she was subsequently renowned for being an indication of the hip shakers. The collection of twenty Super Successes was out in the year 1998 on Copacabana/EMI. The singer then made a deal to act in a porn film for Brazilian porn producers Brasileirinhas in the year 2006.
Then, the singer was present in the pornochanchada Aluga-se Moças in the year 1982. The film, “La Conga Sex” was out till November. After that, the next porn, “Carnaval 2007” came out in February 2007. In the year 2008, Gretchen turned to be a candidate of Cidadania to become mayor of the city of Itamaracá. Gretchen then was present on Katy Perry’s “Swish Swish” lyrical video on 3rd July 2017. Moreover, the singer was present together with Rita Cadillac in a Netflix Brasil commercial to endorse the series “GLOW”.
Legacy and Impact
The Brazilian singer to this day has turned to be pop culture and internet personality at the time of the 2010s decade. In fact, the American recording artist, Katy Perry said that “She is the internet!” Alvaro Neder of AllMusic wrote about her rise to stardom and the impact of her dancing style,
“Relying on her dizzying curves and hot dancing style, the Carioca vocalist Gretchen was launched in the late ’70s by Mister Sam, soon performing around Brazil with the group Záccaro. After her TV debut at the Sílvio Santos show, she was invited to record “Dance With Me”, but big hits (“Freak Le Boom Boom”, “Melô do Piripiri”, “Conga Conga Conga” “I Love You/Je T’Aime”) came only between 1980-2 with My Name Is Gretchen, You and Me and Lonely.
In that period, she became a popular phenomenon, having been one of the most successful Brazilian artists, performing shows by the thousands and appearing regularly in the most famous TV programs […] With the decline of her vogue in the ’80s, despite her efforts in the exploration of new fashionable rhythms like the lambada, she converted to Protestantism and became a gospel singer. In the 90’s her hits became cults in the Brazilian elegant dance floors, and, with the success of similarly shaped and styled singers/dancers like Carla Perez and others revealed by É o Tchan and its epigones, Gretchen was finally acknowledged as the pioneer of a style”.
Being one of the amazing and outstanding singers and internet personalities, Gretchen obviously has been earning a great amount of fortune. Gretchen has never revealed any details about her salary, net worth, and salary. However, it is for sure that Gretchen has a net worth of between $5 million to $10 million as of 2021. Also, Gretchen is having a great and luxurious life in Brazil together with her family. It is also for sure that Gretchen’s husband earns a great amount of money too and the couple is working together to feed and support their family.
The Brazillian singer, Gretchen together has 7 kids, 5 biological and other 2 adoptive, adding Thammy Miranda. She also has sisters and they are Yara and Sula Miranda. Her sisters are also working in the music field. At the time of her professional career, the singer has dated numerous guys. In fact, her boyfriends were present on social media frequently.
In total, Gretchen has had seventeen suspected husbands, while in fact there were 5. From the year 2015, Gretchen was residing in Monaco, where the singer founded a new clothing store. As of now, Gretchen is the wife of a man whose name is Esdras De Souza. Together they are living resides in a duplex. Other than this, there is no more information about the couple and their love life as they have been very secretive.
Talking about the Brazilian singer’s body measurement, Gretchen has a good height with a suitable bodyweight. The Brazilian singer has a good height of 5 feet 11 inches or 1.81 m. Gretchen as of now as well looks very healthy and energetic she looked when she was young. However, there is no further information regarding Gretchen’s physical statistics. But it is for sure that Gretchen has a fair complexion with a pair of brown eyes with long black hair. In addition, it looks like the singer has worked really hard to keep her amazing figure in her sixties.
Gretchen has already become a popular and social media personality, so Gretchen obviously is highly active on social media platforms. The Brazilian personality uses an Instagram account and a Twitter account only. As of May 2021, Gretchen has managed to gain 2.9 million followers on her Instagram account. Likewise, the amazing Brazilian singer has gained 171 thousand followers on her Twitter account. However, Gretchen does not use Facebook. It seems like the singer is having a very happy life as she looks very happy and energetic every time when she uploads any posts. Also, we can check on Gretchen’s work on her social media accounts.