Heloísa Pinheiro

Heloísa Pinheiro Age, Net Worth & All Biography - Updated Dec 2022

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Updated On October 19, 2022

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Heloísa Pinheiro is a popular Brazilian model and businesswoman. Heloísa Pinheiro became popular for being the inspiration for Tom Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes for the song ” Garota de Ipanema “, which projected bossa nova internationally. She is part of the list of the 10 great women who have marked the history of Rio de Janeiro.

Early Life

Heloísa Pinheiro was born on July 7, 1945, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Her full name is Heloísa Eneida Paes Pinto Mendes Pinheiro. She holds Brazilian nationality. Likewise, her age is 77 years now.

Helô is part of the traditional Oliveira de Menezes family, from Rio de Janeiro, who, in turn, descended from Gonçalves de Menezes, one of the most traditional families in Portugal.

She is the daughter of Juarez Paes Pinto and Eneida de Menezes. Hello also has a brother named Roberto. Also, her star sign is cancer.

Heloísa Pinheiro

Caption: Heloísa Pinheiro with her father (Source: Instagram)

Net Worth

Being a successful businesswoman, Heloísa Pinheiro has a good net worth. She has an estimated net worth of $7 million. It is obvious that previously she had gained a good amount of money from her career as a former model as well.

There is no information regarding her assets and salary. However, she is having a very great and luxurious life with her whole family.


In 2001, the song’s copyright owners (the heirs of the composers) sued Pinheiro for using the title of the song “Garota de Ipanema” as the name of her boutique.

In their complaint, they stated that her status as the inspiration for the song did not entitle her to use the title of the song commercially. Public support was strongly in favor of Pinheiro.

A press release by the composers, Jobim and de Moraes, that named Pinheiro as the original “girl from Ipanema” (“Garota de Ipanema”) was cited as evidence that they had intended to bestow this title on her. The court ruled in favor of Pinheiro.

Body Measurement

Regarding Heloísa Pinheiro’s body measurement, she has an average height and a suitable weight as well. She has an hourglass body shape. It seems like even after all those struggles she faced as a mother, as a model, and also as a businesswoman.

She has managed to look so beautiful and have a good figure. She is a very perfect woman with beauty and also a brain. Moreover, she has a pair of beautiful blue eyes with blonde hair. Helo must have a good daily diet and routine that keeps her young in her mid seventy as well.

Career and Professional Life

At the age of 17, Heloísa Pinheiro became the source of inspiration for the song “The Girl from Ipanema” when songwriters Antônio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes saw her walking towards the beach in Ipanema, her nearer neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro.

The lyrics were interpreted, from their composition in 1962 until today, in Portuguese, and also in English.

This happened with the help of the most diverse and famous International singers, such as Frank Sinatra, Amy Winehouse, Cher, Mariza, and Madonna, in addition to the band rock band Sepultura, the South Korean boy group SHINee and other Brazilian artists.

The song was also the subject of a version instrumental for the movie theme Girl from Ipanema in 1967.

In 1964, after it was revealed that she was the inspiring muse of ” Garota de Ipanema “, Helô gained the focus of all the national and international media, becoming a model that year and traveling to several countries to hold fashion shows and photograph for brands.

Prioritizing the recent marriage, she fixed her work in Brazil from 1966 and continued modeling until 1972, when she left her career by amending four pregnancies in a row.

More about her career

In 1979 he accepted the invitation to join the cast of the telenovela Cara a Cara, at Rede Bandeirantes, and the following year he was in Água Viva, although after the work she no longer accepted acting projects because she did not see herself as an actress.

In 1984 she debuted as a host on the program Ela.

From there, Helô began to focus her career as a presenter, commanding the Show of the Afternoon, on SBT, The Girl from Ipanema, on the American channel WXEL-TV in Miami, Programa Helô Pinheiro, on Rede Mulher, and Rio Mulher, at CNT, temporarily stopping in 2001.

Between 2006 and 2011, he presented the legal debate program Code of Honor, on TV Justiça.

In 1999 Helô launched his beachwear label, Garota de Ipanema, which opened stores in several states of the country. In 2009, he launched his second clothing brand, Amarras, with pieces designed by the stylist Andréa Schostak, with which he also.

Likewise, she became a Brazilian Playboy Playmate in 1987 and once again in 2003 when she did a pictorial along with her daughter, Ticiane Pinheiro.

She was also present in The Amazing Race’s second season, for the Beach portion of the first Detour clue, and on America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 12, for a modeling challenge in Brazil.


Talking about her career, she was active from 1962 to 2003 as a model. In 2009 participated in the sixth season of Dança dos Famous.  In 2012 he released the autobiographical book “An Eterna Garota de Ipanema”.

Between 2012 and 2017 he presented the weekly program Face to Maturity on TV Bandeirantes and also led between 2012 and 2014, together with his daughter Ticiane Pinheiro o Ser Mulher, at Bem Simples.

Heloísa Pinheiro

Caption: Heloísa Pinheiro at an event (Source: Instagram)

Relationship Status

Heloísa Pinheiro is a married woman. She was married to an engineer Fernando Mendes Pinheiro in 1966, at the age of 21. They together are blessed with 4 children.

And they are Ticiane Pinheiro(1976), Kiki Pinheiro(1972), Jô Pinheiro(1972), and Fernando Pinheiro Junior(1980). The couple seems to have a very strong and loyal relationship. till this day.

Heloísa Pinheiro

Caption: Heloísa Pinheiro with her family (Source: Instagram)

Social Media

Talking about her presence on social media, she is quite active on social media platforms. Helo has an Instagram account, a Twitter account, and a Facebook page. On Facebook, she has more than 9 K followers, 17.1 K followers, and 399 K followers.

She often shares posts on her social media accounts. She loves her past as well as her current career. Her works and her contributions are visible through her various social media accounts as well.