Maria do Carmo Miranda da Cuncha - . Other names : ' The Brazilian Bombshell ' ' The Chiquita Banana girl ' CARMEN MIRANDA a Portuguese - born Brazilian samba singer , dancer , Broadway actress , and Hollywood film star .
"I think subconsciously I always knew that I wanted to be a performer, but I also just thought every little kid likes to perform in front of the mirror." HBD to one of our favorite comedians, Kristen Wiig. Photographed by Tom Allen for March
Carmen Miranda in 'That Night In Rio' Born Maria do Carmo Miranda da Cunha 9 February 1909 Marco de Canaveses, Portugal Died 5 August 1955 (aged Beverly Hills, California, U. Cause of death Pre-eclampsiaCostume Designer: Travis Banton.