Brazil in the Seventies – when Sonia Braga wore glittery socks and high heels

Dancing Days

If you remember the 70s, you were not really there, right? What about a little revival of those crazy, sparkly years?

Brazil began the decade with the iron years of torture and dictatorship, and finished it with a draft of the democracy that would consolidate in the eighties. So, this period reflects the tension caused by censorship and the relief felt by the artist community when censors began to relax.

In the 70s:

  • Sonia Braga (actress of international fame) wore glittery socks, high heels and nylon boxing pants in the dance floor in Dancing Days soap opera.

  • Counterculture bands Mutantes and Secos e Molhados wore the most outrageous stage outfits. In this video, a rare early Secos e Molhados:


  • Samba goddess Clara Nunes ruled (here performing in a Japanese TV show)



Remember any of these? Vague memory?


Rosi di Primo, the girl all Brazilian men desired in the 70s...
Rosi di Primo, the girl all Brazilian men desired in the 70s…

…and Pedro Aguinaga, the girls’ favorite – also known as “Brazil’s most handsome man”

And these were these were the national blockbusters:

So, what are your 70s memories?