Portuguese actress and model Rita Pereira was born in Carcavelos, Cascais, Portugal and began modelling at the age of 22. She later became a television presenter for the Portuguese youth series Sic Altamente on the SIC channel network. Her acting debut came in the telenovela Saber Amar, which aired on the Portuguese television network TVI. She gained worldwide recognition in 2005 for her role in the second season of Morangos com Acucar. She has starred and made appearances on other various telenovelas and networks.
She is currently cast as a main character on A Unica Mulher, the most watched telenovela in Portugal.