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A child star in the '80s, Samantha clings to the fringes of celebrity with hilarious harebrained schemes to launch herself back into stardom.


Felipe Braga




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Series cast summary:
Emanuelle Araújo ...  Samantha Alencar 14 episodes, 2018-2019
Douglas Silva ...  Douglas Alencar (Dodói) 14 episodes, 2018-2019
Cauã Gonçalves Cauã Gonçalves ...  Brandon Alencar 14 episodes, 2018-2019
Sabrina Nonata Sabrina Nonata ...  Cindy Alencar 14 episodes, 2018-2019
Duda Gonçalves Duda Gonçalves ...  Samantha (criança) 13 episodes, 2018-2019
Daniel Furlan Daniel Furlan ...  Marcinho 10 episodes, 2018-2019
Ary França Ary França ...  Zé Cigarrinho 9 episodes, 2018-2019
Lorena Comparato Lorena Comparato ...  Laila 7 episodes, 2018-2019
Enzo Oviedo Enzo Oviedo ...  Tico (criança) 7 episodes, 2018-2019
Sidney Alexandre Sidney Alexandre ...  Bolota (criança) 7 episodes, 2018-2019
Gretchen Gretchen ...  Herself / ... 6 episodes, 2018-2019


A child star in the '80s, Samantha clings to the fringes of celebrity with hilarious harebrained schemes to launch herself back into stardom.

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She was huge in the '80s. So was faxing.




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Release Date:

6 July 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

¡Samantha! See more »

Filming Locations:

São Paulo, Brazil

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Losbragas See more »
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(7 episodes)


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Did You Know?


Although the writers and cast do their best not to mention it, the titular character is clearly based off the life of child singer Simony. See more »


References Xou da Xuxa (1986) See more »

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A star is (re)born
9 July 2018 | by ferdinandodantasSee all my reviews

Fame, what you get is no tomorrow? "Samantha!" is hilarious series for people at all and an irresistible piece of cake for those who grew up stuck to the TV set during the 80's like me. At those past days there were no politically correct, no censorship and no sense at all. Things in Brazil couldn't be any different. Despite their target audience and young stars, children's television shows had hostesses posing for Playboy magazine and merchandising literally anything money could buy.

Outstanding performances in such a perfect acting and storytelling. Two thumbs up for Emanuelle Araújo, Douglas Silva and Lorena Comparato.

"Samantha!" is a colorful, sarcastic and delicious journey to our affective memories as it draws a curious parallel of what it feels like to be famous in 2018. Totally binge-worthy.

After the reign of social media influencers what's next?

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