Bruna Marquezine

What is the recipe to win a country’s heart and become one of the biggest actresses of your generation?

Maybe Bruna Marquezine, or Bruna Reis Maia - as you will find in her birth certificate - has the answer. Born in 1995, in Duque de Caxias in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Bruna’s trajectory as an actress started when she gave life to a seven-year-old character called Salete. Salete was a little girl, who became known in the entire country for her iconic emotional scenes, in the soap opera “Mulheres Apaixonadas”. Few people know, but it was in the show “Gente Inocente'' that the actress gave her first steps toward Brazil’s heart.

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Throughout her career, Bruna acted in 17 soap operas, 7 movies, and 6 series of “Rede Globo”, which is one of the biggest TV Stations in the country. Within these years, she has also collected numerous awards, such as Contigo Award, Troféu Imprensa, Melhores do Ano, Leão de Ouro among others.

In 2019 the actress decided to search for new challenges in her career. Her first solo step came from a partnership with the giant global streaming Netflix, the series “Maldivas”, released in June of 2022. The TV show reached Global Top 5 and Nacional Top 1 for the most watched productions of the platform during its release. This career movement and change was a big push for Bruna’s launch in the international market. Proof of that is her conquest of the lead actress role of Jenny in the movie Blue Beetle, a DC Comics production with a release date of August 2023.

Bruna gathers more than 43 million followers on Instagram and 18 million fans on her Facebook and Twitter accounts. On her social media, besides sharing with the audience her daily life, she also creates fashion content, lifestyle, and shares important socio-political guidelines like feminism and mental health.

Bruna Marquezine’s Authenticity

Known for her spontaneity, Bruna engages with millions of followers and fans worldwide through her social media. Combining an inspiring aesthetic and her daily life - full of originality -, she is capable of influencing people of the most diverse generations, regions, and nationalities.

Besides her influence power, the actress furthermore nurtured a long-date relationship with the international fashion universe, attracting many relevant partnerships in the field. In fact, Bruna was considered one of the 14th most influential global talents by the chief editor of American Vogue, Anna Wintour.

The actress collects highlights in designer’s runways within the main Fashion Weeks all around the world such as Givenchy, Saint Laurent, Burberry, and Versace, besides being on the cover of many important magazines like Vogue Portugal, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, GQ, L’Officiel, Glamour and many more.

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Influence for the good

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In November 2018, Bruna was an award winner in the “It Girl” category of the Men of the Year Awards promoted by GQ Portugal. In her speech, the actress explained that the “It Girl” title represents a young woman that influences other people not only through fashion but also through her way of thinking and what she represents.

“So tonight, I would like to influence all of you - or at least try to - to look with care and love to a cause that has won my heart for over two years, that is the refuge. If you want to get to know the beautiful work that is being done in Brazil, I present to you the IKMR”.

The IKMR or “I know my rights” it’s a Brazilian NGO, with no profit purposes, that has been active since 2012 in the country. Its major objective is to dedicate itself to the refugee children, asylum seekers, and resettled that are in the states of Amazonas, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Rio Grande do Sul, Distrito Federal e Minas Gerais. After getting to know and falling in love with the NGO and its defense cause in 2016, Bruna Marquezine spent two weeks in the Middle East understanding the reality of the Syrian refugees and giving support to the institution that she sponsors and to UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees). Since then, every year the actress celebrates Christmas at her house with the refugee children and promotes beneficial events to raise funds for the institution.

Three years later, in 2019, Bruna had her kindness and attention facing a new cause: the Aldeia Nissi project, which has as its purpose keeping and supporting the Sebastiana Garcia School in Angola, and helping humanely the families in the region. The fascination for the cause gave place to a profoundly engaged Bruna during a humanitarian trip to the African continent, where she visited, supported, and played with the local children. Marquezine furthermore helped raise funds through a fundraiser online that was destined to help with the place’s infrastructure that attended, at the time, more than 1400 people. The actress describes the experience as “love, in a raw state, simple and pure”.

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