Rita Lee Jones (born 31 December 1947) is a Brazilian rock singer, composer and writer. She is a former member of the Brazilian band Os Mutantes and is a popular figure in Brazilian entertainment, where she is also known for being an animal rights activist and a vegan. She has sold more than 60 million albums worldwide. Her autobiography Rita Lee: Uma Autobiografia was the best-selling non-fiction book of 2017 in Brazil.
Lee was married to Mutante Arnaldo Baptista from 1971 to 1972. In 1976, MPB singer Ney Matogrosso introduced her to guitarist Roberto de Carvalho, whom she married, and they had three children: Beto Lee, João Lee, and Antônio. She has been married to Carvalho ever since and refers to him as her "boyfriend".
Rita Lee was born in São Paulo, Brazil, to an American father, Charles Fenley Jones, a dentist descended from the Confederates, and Romilda Padula, a Brazilian mother of Italian ancestry and a pianist. Rita studied classical piano with the renowned pianist Magdalena Tagliaferro. In place of the traditional adolescent debut ball, she asked to receive a drum set.She was educated in a French-language school and became fluent in Spanish, French, and Italian, as well as her native Portuguese and the English that her parents spoke at home. She went to college, with the popular actress Regina Duarte as one of her classmates, but she soon left to pursue her musical career.
Movies & TV shows
Transversal do Tempo
The special documentary celebrates Elis Regina's 75th birthday and makes a parallel between Elis' extremely prevailing thoughts with those of João Marcello Bôscoli, Pedro Camargo Mariano and Maria Rit...
The biases of the feminine are examined by Laerte. Not looking for an identity at all. Laerte creates and sends creatures to face reality in the fictional world of comic strips as a reflection of them...
Junior is a worm who struggles to be accepted by his peers, only to get bullied for being spoiled by his mother. One day, while in an attempt to impress his friends, he is accidentally brought up to t...
Set against the turbulent atmosphere of the 1960s, Tropicália is a feature length documentary exploring the Brazilian artistic movement known as tropicália, and the struggle its artists endured to pro...
A Night in 67
If you thought TV shows in which audiences and juries judge musical acts were a relatively new phenomenon, you'd better think again. In the 1970s, such "festivals" were incredibly popular in Brazil. T...
Elis Regina: Doce de Pimenta
She mesmerised the crowd. The first sight would rapidly disappear and anyone who would get closer would also be surprised. It is not known if she did it for "beauty or precision", as Guimarães Rosa us...
1 TV show
Celebridade is a Brazilian telenovela that was produced and aired by TV Globo from October 13, 2003 to June 26, 2004, totaling 221 chapters. Featured Malu Mader, Marcos Palmeira, Cláudia Abreu, Fábio...
Durval and his mother own a store. Durval hires a maid to help his mother after he leads a boring and unattractive life. A note promising to be back in a couple of days was left by her on her second d...
1 TV show
Vamp is a Brazilian telenovela produced and displayed at the time of 19 hours by Rede Globo, July 15, 1991 to February 8, 1992 in 179 chapters.
The Amorous Ones
An anguished university student in his early 30's ponders the state of his life in light of his relationships with a politicized classmates and a TV actress who sells the image of a femme fatale and h...
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