Heloísa Pinheiro

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Helô Pinheiro
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Heloísa Eneida Menezes Paes Pinto
Born (1945-07-07) 7 July 1945 (age 71)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Occupation model and businesswoman
Years active 1962–2003
Website www.garotadeipanema.com.br

Heloísa Eneida Menezes Paes Pinto (born July 7, 1945), better known as Helô Pinheiro (Portuguese pronunciation: [eˈlo piˈɲejɾu]), is a Brazilian model and businesswoman.

At the age of 17, Pinheiro became the source of inspiration for the song "Girl from Ipanema" when she was seen strolling to the beach in her native Rio de Janeiro's Ipanema neighbourhood by songwriters Antônio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes.[1]

Pinheiro became a Brazilian Playboy Playmate in 1987 and once again in 2003,[2] when she did a pictorial along with her daughter, Ticiane Pinheiro.

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

Girl from Ipanema legal case[edit]

In 2001, the song's copyright owners (the heirs to the composers) sued Pinheiro for using the title of the song "Garota de Ipanema" as the name of her boutique.[3] 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.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Brazilian Sound: Samba, Bossa Nova, and the Popular Music of Brazil. Chris McGowan, Ricardo Pessanha. https://books.google.dk/books?id=7MFD-EoTR7MC&pg=PA69
  2. ^ "Playboy Abril de 2003". Archived from the original on May 10, 2004. 
  3. ^ Broughton, Philip Delves (13 Aug 2001). "Girl from Ipanema is sued over the song she inspired". The Telegraph. 
  4. ^ "The Girl From Ipanema". Stan-Shepkowski.Net. 

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