About Me

Maria Helena Vianna photographed by Rick Day. Wearing Polo by Ralph Lauren


Born in Maceio, Brazil, a beautiful, beach city, located on the northern coast of Brazil, I was discovered in the Elite Model Look contest at the young age of 13.  I quickly became a household name shooting editorials for Vogue, Elle, Cosmopolitan and Glamour, and shooting my first cover before I was 17.  

Having walked the runway for the biggest designers in the world, including Chanel, Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera and Michael Kors.  I eventually became a SAG member in the United States, with my television and film work, which includes roles in Sex and the City 2, NBC's 30 Rock, CBS’s The Good Wife and HBO’s Bored to Death. I have also been featured in many television commercials and hosted New York Fashion Week for Fashion News Live. 


In Brazil I played the role of top Russian model, Irina Grushenka, in Brazil’s number one rated television show, Fina Estampa. And in 2013 I launched my career as a TV Host, hosting the travel show, “Rota de Inverno”, for Record Television. After getting signed by Record, Brazil's number one television station, I became a fashion reporter for the two most popular shows on the station, their morning and afternoon shows, Hoje em Dia and Programa da Tarde, respectively. 

After being offered to host my own fashion show, in 2014, my family and I decided to return to the United States for good and today I continue to work as a TV host, model and spokesperson through my agencies in New York and Philadelphia.

 I am also a licensed Real Estate Agent at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services and love to help my friends, all over the world, with all of their real estate needs. 



For more information, availability and bookings email info@mariahelenavianna.com