Fourteen minutes later, she delivered a free kick directly inside the goal, completing a hat-trick.
Cristiane, starting in place of fellow forward Marta who was ruled out of the game with a thigh problem, gave Brazil the lead in the 15th minute by meeting Barcelona midfielder Andressa Alves' cross from the left with a header past Sydney Schneider.
The South American champions were missing legendary forward Marta, the leading scorer in Women's World Cup history, through injury.
However, Andressa atoned for the miss five minutes into the second half with a clever ball across the box which Schneider was unable to deal with, allowing Cristiane to tap in at the far post and double Brazil's lead.
While Jamaica's pace sometimes troubled the Brazilian defence, Brazil could have won by more.
Cristiane was not the only Brazil star to set a record, though, as her team-mate Formiga, at the age of 41 years and 98 days, became the oldest player to appear in the women's finals, and the first to feature in all seven editions of the tournament.
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- Brazil's victory over Jamaica was its first win in any competition since July 2018 (2-1 vs. Japan), halting a run of nine consecutive defeats before today.
But Australia, quarter-finalists at the last three World Cups, lost control in the second half, Bonansea slotting in to restore parity.
If you are not able to tune into television for whatever reasons, you can also catch Brazil vs Jamaica FIFA Women's Football World Cup 2019 match with the live streaming option available on Sony Liv.
Scotland avoided the shutout when Claire Emslie scored in the 79th minute, marking the country's first-ever goal in Women's World Cup play.
Her first were both predatory finishes, but look at the whip to secure her treble.