Celebrities who are from Santa Catarina and that (probably) you didn't know

Brazil is full of illustrious figures, and the territory of Santa Catarina is no different. Santa Catarina is the birthplace of great stars who went beyond the borders of the state, and many even crossed the world with their extraordinary talent. See a list with the great names of Santa Catarina in music, sport, television and internet.

1- Fernando “Xuxa” Scherer
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            We are not talking about the queen of the little ones, but the multi-time world champion in swimming, Xuxa. Fernando Scherer was born in 1974, in Florianópolis, and currently works as an athlete entrepreneur, speaker and administrator of a famous gym located in Florianópolis, at Beira Mar Shopping. In his successful career as a swimmer, Xuxa was a three-time Olympic and Pan-American medalist.

2 - Vera Fisher

            Renowned actress and model, Vera Fischer was born in 1951 in the city of Blumenau. She started working as a model, and in 1969 she won the Miss Brazil, which gave it visibility at the national level. Since then, she has acted in several soap operas and miniseries, such as Laços de Família and O Clone.


3 - Filipe Luis

Born in Jaraguá do Sul and born in 1985, Filipe Luís is a football player who recently completed 100 games for Flamengo, but has traveled all over the world. Filipe started his career in the futsal team in his hometown, and soon caught the attention of the Santa Catarina under-15 team, where he was called up.

After being revealed by Figueirense in 2003, he transferred to Ajax, from Holland. In 2006, he was signed by Deportivo de La Coruña, where he was elected by UEFA as the best left-back in La Liga for the 2008–09 season. Then, Filipe Luís passed through Atlético de Madrid and Chelsea until 2019, when he returned to Brazil and signed with Flamengo until the end of 2021.

Today, the footballer is on a high tide, playing for Mengão, which is a strong candidate for Libertadores and the Brazilian Championship. The club is highly rated in the best betting sites sports, which are reliable for the Brazilian fan who likes to do a little feat in the team of the heart in a safe way and with advantages. These platforms even offer welcome bonuses, covering both the more traditional championships, such as the Brasileirão, and eSports tournaments.

4 - Gustavo “Guga” Kuerten

            Brazil and, most likely, the whole world knows Guga, a former tennis player with a decoration in the Hall of Fame of the Association of Professional Tennis Players. Guga was born in Floripa, and is considered the best male tennis player in the history of our country. The three-time Roland-Garros champion is world-renowned, having received the highest honor in world tennis in 2010, the Philippe Chatrier trophy, which recognizes his three-time championship in Roland-Garros and the actions developed by the Guga Kuerten Institute.


5 - Rodrigo Hilbert
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            A national and global heartthrob, Rodrigo Hilbert is originally from Orleans, where he was born in 1980. He started working as a model at the age of 16. Today, he presents a cooking show on GNT, Tempero de Família, where he prepares recipes from Santa Catarina and other parts of Brazil.

6 - Christian Figueiredo

            Going to digital media, Christian Figueiredo is a Brazilian influencer, actor, presenter and singer well known throughout the country, especially by the young audience. Born in Blumenau, in 1994, Christian started recording videos for YouTube at the age of 15 for the channel “Eu Fico Loko”. Today, the “Christian Figueiredo” channel, where he posts vlogs with his family, has 7.58 million subscribers.


7 - dazaranha

            directly from Florianópolis, the band Dazaranha, also known as “Daza”, is a reggae rock band formed by six musicians. Like Expresso Rural, it is considered a popular band that represents Florianopolitan culture. The highlight of Dazaranha is the sound of percussion and violin.

8 - Paulo Roberto Falcao

Another football star, this time from the old days. Paulo Roberto Falcão was Brazilian multi-champion for Internacional (RS) and defended the Brazilian team. The current coach and sports commentator was born in Abelardo Luz, in 1953.


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