A successful vocalist in the Jovem Guarda in the Trio Esperança, Evinha had hits in her solo career with songs like "Teletema" (Antônio Adolfo/Tibério Gaspar), "Que Bandeira" (Marcos Valle/Paulo Sérgio Valle), "Como Vai Você" (Antônio Marcos), and "As Canções Que Você Fez Para Mim" (Roberto Carlos/Erasmo Carlos). Since her childhood, she sang together with siblings Mário Correia José Maria and Regina Correia José Maria. In 1958 the three of them formed the Trio Esperança, which had great success during the Jovem Guarda times and is still active. In 1968, she departed from the trio to pursue her solo career, being replaced by her sister Marisa Correia José Maria. Her first hit was "Casaco Marrom" (Guarabyra/Danilo Caymmi/Renato Corrêa). In the IV FIC (International Song Festival) in 1969, she won first place with "Cantiga Por Luciana" (Paulinho Tapajós/Edmundo Souto). In 1977, she recorded with Paul Mauriat. As the crooner of Mauriat's orchestra, she toured Japan and China. In the '90s, she rejoined the Trio Esperança. Appeared in solo performances in Brazil in 1999.