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Famous Like Me > Actress > G > Gretchen

Profile of Gretchen on Famous Like Me

Name: Gretchen  
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Date of Birth: 29th May 1959
Place of Birth: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Profession: Actress
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Born in Rio de Janeiro, Maria Odete Brito de Miranda became notorious as the "Butt Queen" in the late 70s when, after doing backing vocals for years, she appeared on a TV show and soon recorded her debut album, "Dance With Me". In 1980, 81 and 82, she released her most successful albums: "My Name Is Gretchen", "You and Me" and "Lonely". The three featured songs that would be hallmarks in her career, such as "Freak Le Boom Boom", "Melô do Piripipi", "Conga Conga Conga". Between 1980 and 1982, she grabbed the media's attention. Gretchen used to make "sexy" music, while enjoying popularity among the children. After "Lonely" (1982), she went on a downward spiral while trying to remain on the charts. In the 1990s, she embraced Protestantism and began singing Gospel music. By the end of the 90s, her hits returned to dance floors. With the emergence of Butt Music stars like Carla Perez, Gretchen was eventually recognized as a forerunner of the hip shakers. The compilation "20 Super Sucessos" came out in 1998 on Copacabana/EMI.



  • 2002 25 Anos De Sucesso
  • 2001 Me Deixa Louca
  • 2000 La Pasion
  • 1998 20 Super Sucessos
  • 1997 A Nova Grethen
  • 1996 Jesus Dance
  • 1995 Sexy Charme Dance
  • 1993 Vem Me Ver
  • 1991 Cheiro & Chamego
  • 1988 Gypsy
  • 1987 Latino Americana
  • 1983 Gretchen
  • 1982 Lonely
  • 1981 You And Me
  • 1979 My Name Is Gretchen


  • 1985 Le Bal Masque
  • 1985 Hula Hula Ba Ba Ye
  • 1984 Bate Bate Coração
  • 1984 Melô do Pata Pata
  • 1983 Melô do Xique Xique
  • 1982 Allah-la-ô My Love
  • 1982 Gretchen E Os Três Patinhos
  • 1982 Melô do Piripipi
  • 1981 Give Me Love
  • 1981 Conga Conga Conga
  • 1980 1,2,3...(One, Two, Three)
  • 1979 Freak Le Boom Boom
  • 1979 Outra Vez Mulher
  • 1978 Dance With Me

Guest Appearances

  • As Melindrosas Disco Baby 1978, Choir, Chorus
  • Pirlimpimpim II 1984, track Milongueira da Sierra Pelada
  • No Mundo da Crianca 1986, track Bumbum No Chão
  • A Discoteca do Chacrinha 1999, Medley Freak Le Boom Boom, Me Gusta El Cha Cha Cha, Conga Conga Conga

Filmography - Actress

  • Vamos Cantar Disco Baby 1979
  • Aluga-se Moças 1982
  • A Rota do Brilho 1990


  • Bar Esperança 1983, track Conga Conga Conga
  • Elas Por Elas 1982, track Melô do Piripipi

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