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Eliana Michaelichen Bezerra
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August 2006
Eliana Michaelichen Bezerra

November 22, 1973 (1973-11-22) (age 47)
São Paulo, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian
Occupation TV hostess, actress and singer
Years active Singer (1986–present)
TV hostess (1991–present)
  • Edu Guedes (2004–2007)
  • João Marcelo Bôscoli (2008–2014)
  • Adriano Ricco (2015–present)
  • Arthur Bezerra Michaelichen Boscoli
  • Manuela Michaelichen Ricco
Parent(s) Eva Michaelichen (mother)
José Bezerra (father)
Musical career
Instruments Vocals

Eliana Michaelichen Bezerra (born November 22, 1973) is a Brazilian TV hostess, actress, and singer. Since 2009, she has been the hostess of the TV show Eliana which is broadcast on the Brazilian TV network SBT on Sunday afternoons.

Early life

Eliana was born on November 22, 1973 to José Bezerra and Eva Michaelichin. José Bezerra is a Ceará native born in the city of Solonópole and Eva Michaelichin is a Brazilian descendant of Ukrainians born in Irati.

Bezerra met Michaelichin at a family home in São Paulo where they both worked. The two married and had a daughter, Helena Duarte. At this time, Bezerra worked as caretaker of a residential building in the São Paulo Garden in São Paulo, a job he still holds today; Michaelichin was a maid and keeper of the building. Ten-year-old Helena wanted a sister and her parents took care of that order. On November 22, 1973, at 6:10 am, Eliana Michaelichen Bezerra was born. Helena was and is a fundamental part of Eliana's life and could even be called her guardian angel.

Eliana has stated that she had a healthy childhood and that although she may not have had all the toys she wanted, she had the most important things: love, respect, and education. Her parents believed that education was of primary importance. Eliana knew she wanted to be an artist from a young age. As a student of the Portuguese: Colégio Vila-Lobos in Ibirapuera, she participated in school parties. She danced her first carnavale at age nine. As early as age nine, Eliana said that she would be a great artist.

At age nine, Eliana was insistent on becoming a model and her mother registered her with a modeling agency called Joyce Manequim. Her first television appearance was in the advertising campaign Meu primeiro sutiã where Eliana only appeared as an extra. In 1986, at the age of 13, Eliana auditioned and was chosen to be part of the musical group A Patotinha. She was in the group for four years, that had much success with the song Baile dos Passarinhos.

When she was seventeen, Eliana was invited by Gugu to join the successful musical group Banana Split.

Television career

Banana Split appeared on the TV show Qual é a Música? and Eliana made such an impression on host Silvio Santos that he invited her to take a screen test. She accepted and, in 1991, eighteen-year-old Eliana hosted her first program, Festolândia. She was studying psychology at Centro Universitário das Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas (FMU) at the same time. Two months after the shows debut, Festolândia went off the air because of low viewership. Eliana begged Santos for another chance; he obliged and allowed her to present sketches on the TV show Sessão Desenho. During the show Eliana became known as Eliana dos dedinhos because of her popular song Os Dedinhos. Eliana was now a third-year psychology student at FMU.

Rather than continue her studies, Eliana chose an artistic career. At the age of 20, she hosted her third program Bom Dia & Cia. This children's program included sketches, the doll Melocoton, and the robot Flitz. The show was a success and spawned several albums and licensed products. Eliana became a millionaire. When Angélica left the Sistema Brasileiro de Televisão (SBT) in 1996, 23-year-old Eliana began to host TV Animal—a kids show about animals and fauna.

After successfully hosting TV Animal, Eliana wanted to present a program for the whole Brazilian family but was not able to arrive at an agreement with Santos. She decided to sign a contract with Rede Record, where she would be able to pursue new interests and host a Sunday program. Eliana was strongly criticized for her decision to leave the second largest broadcasting company in the nation to work for the third largest.

Eliana launched her new program, Eliana & Alegria, on October 12, 1998. On this show she presented cartoons, acted in sketches, had musical guests, and had educational segments. She and her team made Eliana & Alegria a great success (the program was number one with audiences). The show reached its peak thanks to the popularity of Pokémon that was aired inside of the show. In 1999 Eliana launched another program, Eliana no Parque, which was broadcast on Sundays. It featured competitions between middle schools. In 2000 the program went off the air and Eliana was promised a new program. One year later she started a weekday preteen-oriented show in the afternoon which targeted mostly to girls. The show had musical guests, comedy sketches, and shows like Sabrina, the Teenage Witch and Clueless. The show was well received.

In 2005 she decided to leave children's shows and host a show for the whole family—the variety show Tudo é Possível. Tudo é Possível had segments based on reality shows like Wife Swap and was a hit on Sunday afternoons at Record.

On August 30, 2009 she began hosting Eliana back at SBT.

Other ventures

Together with her former boyfriend and business partner, Marcos Quintela, she founded EMB Produções, an entertainment company that not only takes care of its products but those of other artists. EMB produces advertising campaigns and negotiates its program merchandise. Eliana has licensed more than 150 products. Eliana also has a band, Happy, that is presented all over Brazil during carnival.

Personal life

Eliana and ex-husband João Marcello Bôscoli have one child, Arthur Michaelichen Bezerra Boscoli, born on August 10, 2011 She and Adriano Ricco have one child, Manuela Michaelichen Ricco, born on September 10, 2017.



Title Year Sales Certifications
Os Dedinhos 1993 300,000 Platinum Record
Eliana 1994 250,000 Platinum Record
Eliana 1995 1,500,000 Disco of Diamond
Eliana 1996 350,000 Platinum Record
Eliana 1997 350,000 Platinum Record
Eliana 1998 250,000 Platinum Record
Primavera 1999 250,000 Platinum Record
Eliana 2000 200,000 Gold Record
Eliana 2001 350,000 Platinum Record
Eliana é Dez 2002 600,000 2x Platinum Record
Festa 2003 300,000 Platinum Record
Diga Sim! 2004 100,000 Gold Record
Eliana 15 Anos 2006 150,000 Gold Record


  • "Os Dedinhos" (1993).
  • "Pop Pop" (1994).
  • "Olha Passarinho" (1995).
  • "A Dança do Bichos" (1996).
  • "Xô Preguiça" (1997).
  • "Amigo Cão" (1998).
  • "Primavera" (1999).
  • "A Força do Mestre" (2000).
  • "A Galinha Magricela" (2001).
  • "Um Mundo Ideal" (with Alexandre Pires) (2001).
  • "Pula Corda" (2002).
  • "Meu Cachorrinho" (Chihuahua) (2003).
  • "Pop Pop" (pop remix) (2003).
  • "Um, Dois, Três" (2004).
  • "Diga Sim!" (2004).



Eliana em O Segredo dos Golfinhos was released on January 14, 2005. Eliana produced the movie and starred in it as herself. It drew about 325,000 viewers which was much less than expected. The ecologically-themed film, a recurring one in her television work, was directed by Eliana Fonseca. The cast included Fúlvio Stefanini, Daniel Del Sarto, Ângela Dip, Fernanda Souza, Jackson Antunes, Karin Rodrigues, Elias Andreato, Supla, Rouge, and Netinho. The movie was filmed in Mexico.

Year Title Paper Ref
2005 Eliana em O Segredo dos Golfinhos Eliana

TV shows

Year Title Role Producer
1991–1992 Festolândia Presenter SBT
1992–1993 Sessão Desenho Presenter SBT
1993–1997 Bom Dia & Companhia Presenter SBT
1996 TV Animal Presenter SBT
1997–1998 Eliana & Cia Presenter SBT
1998–2003 Eliana & Alegria Presenter Rede Record
1999–2000 Eliana no Parque Presenter Rede Record
2003–2004 Eliana na Fábrica Maluca Presenter Rede Record
2004–2004 Programa Eliana Presenter Rede Record
2005–2009 Tudo É Possível Presenter Rede Record
2007–2008 Mestres do Ilusionismo Presenter Rede Record
2009–present Eliana Presenter SBT
2009–present Teleton Brazil Presenter SBT
2011–2014 SBT Folia Presenter SBT
2013 Chiquititas Herself (Episode: "November 4, 2013") SBT


In 1999 Eliana was nominated for the Latin Grammy for best children's album for Primavera. Even though she didn't win, it was the first time a Brazilian was nominated for this category.

Year Award Category Title Result
2000 Latin Grammy Best Latin Children's Album Primavera Won
Troféu Imprensa Best TV Presenter Eliana Nominated
2001 Troféu Imprensa Best Children Program Eliana & Alegria Won
2008 Troféu Imprensa Best Presenter Eliana Nominated
2009 Troféu Imprensa Nominated
2010 Troféu Imprensa Nominated
Troféu Internet Nominated
2011 Troféu Imprensa Nominated
Troféu Internet Won
2012 Troféu Imprensa Nominated
Troféu Internet Nominated
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