Maria Mendes was born in the village of Unhais da Serra, near Covilhã. Educated in a large family of musicians and singers, this was the environment that influenced her in choosing a professional career.
In France, in the city of Lyon, he began his artistic career. Shortly thereafter, he was already active throughout France. For ten years he lived in the world of the song with artists like Julien Clerc, Joe Dassin, Charles Aznavour, among other well-known names of chanson française.
In his foray into Portugal began by acting in the Casino of Estoril, by the hand of Eduardo Damas. The proposals for shows have succeeded in large numbers. During his long career he toured the four corners of the world and has recorded 14 CDs. Despite singing slight music, folklore and other musical genres, his last CDs are entirely devoted to Fado.