Elizete Moreira Cardoso (often listed as Elizeth Cardoso) (Rio de Janeiro, July 16, 1920 ? May 7, 1990), was a singer and actress of great renown in Brazil.
She was born in Rio de Janeiro. Her father was a serenader who played guitar, her mother an amateur singer. Elizete began working at an early age and between 1930 and 1935 was a store clerk and hairdresser among other things. She was discovered by Jacob do Bandolim at her 16th birthday party, to which he was brought by her cousin Pedro, a popular figure among the musicians of the day. Jacó took her to Rádio Guanabara where, in spite of her father?s initial opposition, she appeared on the Programa Suburbano with Vicente Celestino, Araci de Almeida, Moreira da Silva, Noel Rosa and Marília Batista on August 18, 1936. The week after she was hired by the station to appear on a weekly program. Following this, she continued to perform on various shows with multiple radio stations. In the 1960s she had her own radio show.