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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.


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Series cast summary:
Emanuelle Araújo ...  Samantha Alencar 7 episodes, 2018
Douglas Silva ...  Douglas Alencar (Dodói) 7 episodes, 2018
Cauã Gonçalves Cauã Gonçalves ...  Brandon Alencar 7 episodes, 2018
Sabrina Nonata Sabrina Nonata ...  Cindy Alencar 7 episodes, 2018
Duda Gonçalves Duda Gonçalves ...  Samantha Alencar (criança) 6 episodes, 2018
Fernanda Matias Fernanda Matias ...  Menina Cogumelo 5 episodes, 2018
Daniel Furlan Daniel Furlan ...  Marcinho 4 episodes, 2018
Shani Atias ...  1st AD 4 episodes, 2018
Cali DiCapo ...  Mushroom Girl / ... 4 episodes, 2018
Lorena Comparato Lorena Comparato ...  Laila 3 episodes, 2018
Enzo Oviedo Enzo Oviedo ...  Tico (criança) 3 episodes, 2018
Sidney Alexandre Sidney Alexandre ...  Bolota (criança) 3 episodes, 2018
Alice Braga ...  Symantha 3 episodes, 2018
Rodrigo Pandolfo Rodrigo Pandolfo ...  Tico 2 episodes, 2018
Ary França Ary França ...  Zé Cigarrinho 2 episodes, 2018
Paulo Tiefenthaler Paulo Tiefenthaler ...  Flávio Junior 2 episodes, 2018
Maurício Xavier Maurício Xavier ...  Bolota 2 episodes, 2018
Rosaly Papadopol Rosaly Papadopol ...  Norminha 2 episodes, 2018
Marlene Bregman Marlene Bregman 2 episodes, 2018
Luciana Vendramini Luciana Vendramini ...  Lenny K 2 episodes, 2018
Marco Gonçalves Marco Gonçalves ...  Juninho 2 episodes, 2018


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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Official Sites:

Netflix [United States]





Release Date:

6 July 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

¡Samantha! See more »

Filming Locations:

São Paulo, Brazil

Company Credits

Production Co:

Losbragas See more »
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Technical Specs


(7 episodes)


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Did You Know?


Third Netflix Original show to be produced in Brazil. 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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