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Cláudia Celeste: Google Doodle honours the first transgender actress

On August 22, 2022, the first transgender actress to appear in Brazilian telenovelas. Cláudia initially appeared in a role as a straightforwardly trans woman on this day in 1988 in the first episode of "Olho por Olho."
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Cláudia Celeste born in 1952 in the Vila Isabel district of Rio de Janeiro
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
When Carlos Imperial saw her performance of "Once Upon a Time in Carnival" at Teatro Rival in 1973, he gave her the stage name Cláudia Celeste.
While serving in the army, Cláudia Celeste started looking into her identity and abilities. After serving, she earned her beauty diploma and, at the age of 20, started working as a hairdresser in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro.
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
Working at the salon on a daily basis motivated her to advance. She chose to participate in a theatre audition the same year after accompanying a friend there. On the Beco de Garrafas stage, she made her professional dance debut.
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
Claudio Celeste began her career as a dancer in "Beco das Garrafas" nightclub.
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
Cláudia Celeste made the decision to compete in the Miss Brazil Pop pageant in 1976 and won.
Cláudia Celeste
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
When the characters' workplace was a theatre in 1977, Cláudia Celeste was there acting as a chorus girl.
She appeared in two Brazilian films in 1982: "Punk's, Os Filhos da Noite" by Levi Salgado and "Beijo na Boca" by Paulo Sérgio de Almeida.
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
Cláudia Celeste, an actress and dancer, passed away on May 13, 2018, as a result of complications from pneumonia.
Cláudia Celeste
Google's homepage featured a Doodle honouring Cláudia Celeste on August 22, 2022. She was a singer, dancer, director, producer, author, and she also organised and won numerous beauty pageants.
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
Despite the difficulties and restrictions she faced, Cláudia Celeste rose to prominence and paved the way for upcoming generations of transgender and LGBTQ+ artists in Brazil.
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
Cláudia initially appeared in an episode of "Olho por Olho" on this date in 1988 in a role as an out trans woman.
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