Elis Regina Carvalho Costa, known simply as Elis Regina (March 17, 1945 – January 19, 1982) was a singer of Brazilian popular music. She is considered one of the most important Brazilian singers of her time by many critics.
Ronaldo de Assis Moreira (born 21 March 1980 in Porto Alegre), commonly known as Ronaldinho or Ronaldinho Gaúcho, is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Italian Serie A club Milan and the Brazil national team. He is widely regarded as one of the most gifted footballers of his generation. Ronaldinho, Portuguese for "Little Ronaldo," is known in Brazil by the nickname "Gaúcho," in order to distinguish him from Ronaldo, who was already called "Ronaldinho" in Brazil.
Adriana Calcanhotto (born on October 3, 1965 in Porto Alegre) is a Brazilian singer/composer. Her melancholic songs are most often categorized as belonging to the MPB genre. She started her professional career in 1984 and released her first studio album in 1990.
José Antônio Kroepf Lutzenberger (December 17, 1926–May 14, 2002) was a Brazilian environmentalist. He was born of a German family in Porto Alegre, the capital city of southernmost state of Rio Grande do Sul. He graduated in agronomy in 1950. For more than 15 years he worked in Germany, Venezuela and Morocco for a German chemical company, selling the same products he would later campaign against. In 1971 he founded the Agapan, an environmentalist organization.
Mel Lisboa Alves (born January 17, 1982) is a Brazilian actress born in Porto Alegre In 2001, at the age of 19, she debuted on television playing the 18-year-old protagonist in the series Presença de Anita on Brazil's TV Globo.
Thiago da Rosa Corrêa, known as Thiago or Thiago Gaúcho, (born April 7, 1982 in Porto Alegre) is a Brazilian football (soccer) forward and midfielder, who plays for Porto Alegre. Thiago joined the youth program of his local club Sport Club Internacional at the age of 12. He made his professional debut with the club in 2003, before moving to Ginásio Pinhalense de Esportes Atléticos the following year.
Moacyr Jaime Scliar (born March 23, 1937) is a Brazilian writer and physician. He was born in Porto Alegre, in the State of Rio Grande do Sul, and graduated in Medicine in 1962, majoring in Public Health. In 1962, his first book Stories of a Doctor in Formation was published, although, later on, he regretted having published it so young. In 1968, six years later, his second book The Carnival of the Animals was published, and he has since published many more.
Everaldo Marques da Silva, nicknamed Everaldo, (September 11, 1944 in Porto Alegre– October 28, 1974 in Santa Cruz do Sul) was a football (soccer) player from Brazil. He was defender with Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense and with the Brazilian national team. He won the Football World Cup 1970. The golden star in Gremio's flag was added in 1970 in his homage. He died as a result of a car crash in Santa Cruz do Sul.
Daiane Garcia dos Santos (born February 10, 1983) is one of Brazil's most successful female gymnasts. At the 2003 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, at age 20, she won the world title on her specialty apparatus, the floor exercise.
Anderson Luís de Abreu Oliveira (born 13 April 1988), best known as Anderson, is a Brazilian footballer who currently plays as a midfielder for Manchester United and the Brazil national team. Anderson began his career with Grêmio, joining the youth team before rising through the ranks. His most notable contribution for Grêmio was when he scored the only goal against Nautico during the play-off's, gaining them promotion to the Brazilian Série A.
Jorge Furtado, is a Brazilian film writer and director. He also works for Rede Globo. One of his most recognized pictures is the short film Isle of Flowers (1989). His most recent picture is Saneamento Básico (2007).
Carlos Luciano da Silva, nicknamed Mineiro (born on 2 August 1975, in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul) is Brazilian footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Schalke 04. His nickname "Mineiro" means somebody from the state of Minas Gerais, even though he is actually from the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. This nickname was given to him because of his shy and quiet personality, typical of someone from Minas Gerais.
Adão Nunes Dornelles (April 2, 1923 – August 30, 1991), better known as ’’Adãozinho’’, was a Brazilian footballer who played the striker role for the Brazilian team, he started in three matches. He participated at the 1950 FIFA World Cup, without playing a game. Adãozinho was born born in Porto Alegre and played for Internacional, up until 1950 when a move to Flamengo was agreed. He died in August 1991, aged 68.
Adenor Leonardo Bacchi, known as Tite (born May 25, 1961, Caxias do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul) is a Brazilian football manager. He has played for and managed a number of clubs. Tite is currently unemployed and waiting for invitations to club coaching.
Paulo César Fonseca do Nascimento (born 13 January 1978 in Porto Alegre), commonly known as Tinga, is a Brazilian footballer currently playing for German club Borussia Dortmund of the German first division. His nickname Tinga is derived from the name of the Restinga quarter in Porto Alegre, where he grew up.
Diogo Augusto Pacheco da Fontoura, nickname Diogo Rincón or just Rincón (born on April 18, 1980 in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul) is a professional Brazilian football player, who plays for AO Kavala.
Carlos Alberto Zolim Filho, best known as Carlitos (born in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, November 27, 1921 – Died in 2001) was a Brazilian football (soccer) player. With Tesourinha and Adãozinho formed most invaluable three striker attack of 1940s. He played entire career (1938–1951) at Sport Club Internacional, and scored 326 goals. He won ten Campeonato Gaúcho, eight consecutive (1940-48, 1950 and 1951). He died at 79 years old.
João Batista da Silva, best known as Batista (born in Porto Alegre, March 8, 1955) is a former Brazilian football (soccer) player in defensive midfielder role. For the Brazil national football team he won 38 international caps from April 1978 to June 1983, but did not score a goal. He played also in two editions of the FIFA World Cup, in 1978 and 1982.
Humberto Gessinger (born December 24, 1963) is the singer and bassist of the Brazilian band Engenheiros do Hawaii. Gessinger was born in Porto Alegre, Brazil. In late 1984, he formed a rock band with two friends from the faculty of architecture at UFRGS, Carlos Maltz and Marcelo Pitz, to play in a parade made by students.
Cristiano Preigchadt Cordeiro is a naturalised football player from Hong Kong. He is a defender in Sun Hei (since 2004) and the Hong Kong national football team. He is also the captain of the Hong Kong football team.