Nicknamed "The Brazilian Bombshell",   Miranda is known for her signature fruit hat outfit she wore in her American films. During the s, Miranda performed on Brazilian radio and appeared in five Brazilian chanchadas , films celebrating Brazilian music, dance, and the country's carnival culture. The musical Banana da Terra directed by Ruy Costa gave the world her "Baiana" image, inspired by African-Brazilians from the northeastern state of Bahia. By , she was the highest-paid woman in the United States. Miranda made 14 Hollywood films between and Although she was hailed as a talented performer, her popularity waned by the end of World War II.