Luísa Mell

Marina Zatz de Camargo[1] (born 19 September 1978), known professionally as Luisa Mell, is a Brazilian actress, television presenter, animal rights activist, and businesswoman.

Luisa Mell
Mell in 2018
Marina Zatz de Camargo

(1978-09-19) 19 September 1978
São Paulo, Brazil
  • Actress
  • television presenter
  • animal rights activist
  • businesswoman
Years active1998–present
Gilberto Zaborowsky
(m. 2011; div. 2021)

Mell's career began at the age of nineteen when she appeared in a sitcom aired on the Sunday program Domingo Legal (SBT). Then she went to Rede TV!, where she presented programs. The best known is the Late Show, which had the purpose of rescuing animals from the streets or under mistreatment and arranging their adoption. Animal rights activist, Mell was responsible for passing a law banning the use of animals in circus shows and the immediate sacrifice of dogs collected by Zoonoses.[2]

In May, 2013, she launched her official website. The website is intended to provide veterinary information, rescue stories, appeals for lost dogs and the saga of the girl as a vegetarian.[3] In February, 2015, she founded the Luisa Mell, which mainly works to rescue injured or at risk animals, recovery and adoption. It also maintains a shelter with dozens of animals, between dogs and cats, all rescued from the streets, where they are protected, fed and given the chance to be adopted.

Personal life

She graduated in law and theatre. Despite being part of a Jewish family, she began to attend the kabbalah after meeting with Madonna.[4]

She has a son, Enzo (born February 13, 2015), with her husband Gilberto Zaborowsky, and has been married since 2011. Gilberto is a businessman and has two children from a previous relationship, Lara and Eduardo.[5]

She is vegan and raised her child vegan.[5]

Main works


  • Família Pimenta as Dora (1998; segment on the Domingo Legal of SBT)
  • Objeto do Desejo as presenter (2001; segment on the Noite Afora of RedeTV![6])
  • TV Fama as presenter (2002–2006; RedeTV![6])
  • Late Show[6] / Late Show Viva Mundo[7] as presenter (2002–2008; RedeTV![8])
  • Araguaia as Cristina "Cris" Gouveia (2011; Rede Globo[9])
  • Estação Pet as presenter (2011; TV Gazeta[10])
  • Luisa Mell Salva as presenter (2014; segment on the Domingo Legal of SBT[11])
  • SOS Pet as presenter (2014; segment on the Mundo Pet of SBT[12])


Sete Vidas as Ana (2007; Short)[13]


  1. "Marina Zatz De Camargo Zaborowsky" (in Portuguese).
  2. "ECCO é a nova assessoria de imprensa de Luisa Mell" (in Portuguese). DIFUNDIR. 1 February 2011.
  3. "Luisa Mell: a musa pet da internet" (in Portuguese). Veja São Paulo. 10 May 2013.
  4. "Veja e-mail que Madonna mandou a brasileiros da cabala" (in Portuguese). R7. 10 November 2009.
  5. "Luisa Mell fala sobre alimentação vegana do filho: 'Ele é supersaudável'" (in Portuguese). EGO. 8 May 2016.
  6. "Luisa Mell ganha programa na Rede TV!" (in Portuguese). Cultura Estadão. 5 September 2002.
  7. "'Late show', apresentado por Luisa Mell, muda de nome e ganha novos quadros" (in Portuguese). O Globo. 9 October 2007.
  8. "Luisa Mell diz que foi desrespeitada pela RedeTV!" (in Portuguese). Terra Diversão. 6 August 2008.
  9. "Araguaia: Luisa Mell volta à TV como Cris, após período difícil" (in Portuguese). Extra. 12 March 2011.
  10. "Gazeta acaba com o 'TV Culinária' e o 'Estação Pet'" (in Portuguese). Na TV por Jonathan Pereira – iG. 20 October 2011.
  11. "Luisa Mell salva animais de maus tratos no Domingo Legal" (in Portuguese). SBT - Domingo Legal. 25 May 2014.
  12. "Mundo Pet estreia neste domingo; saiba tudo sobre o programa" (in Portuguese). SBT - Mundo Pet. 10 October 2014.
  13. "Sete Vidas" (in Portuguese). Porta Curtas.

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