Style Icons: Female »Astrud Gilberto

Astrud GilbertoEven though I find the urban legend more romantic, Miss Gilberto wants the record put straight: “I'd like to emphasize to those of you who have read the distorted version that I was “just a housewife until Stan Getz or Creed Taylor 'discovered' me”, that although I had not yet performed “for hire”, I've had already some experience as a vocalist stemming from the few years that I had been singing at gatherings with this clan of musicians.”

With that out of the way, complete Cinderella story or not, this Bossa Nova legend with one of the most sultry and soothing voices of all time also sports one of the most adorable goofy smiles and a lovely sense of style. She also is one strange digital artist.

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Posted on June 26, 2006

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