Marian Rivera

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Marian Rivera Gracia

Marian Rivera
Born August 12,1984
Madrid, Spain

Marian Rivera (born Marian Rivera Gracia on August 12, 1984 in Madrid, Spain) is a Filipina actress and commercial model. Her first TV role came in 2005 via TAPE Inc.'s afternoon drama, Kung Mamahalin Mo Lang Ako in the lead. However, her breakout role did not come until 2007 when she was cast for the title role in the Philippine remake of MariMar.<ref>Marian Rivera is the Philippine's MariMar</ref> She ranked 3rd in FHM Magazine's list of 100 Sexiest Women in the Philippines in 2009.



Marian Rivera was born in Madrid, Spain to Francisco Javier Alonso Gracia, a Spaniard who can speak Tagalog and English aside from his native Spanish, and Amalia Rivera, a Filipina from Cavite. When her parents separated 2 years after her birth, Rivera and her mom left Spain and flew back to her mother's hometown in the Philippines. However, her mother had to leave to continue her work commitment abroad that she was sent to her maternal grandmother, Francisca Rivera in Bacoor, Cavite.<ref name=MarieClaire08>"Article reveals another side of Marian Rivera", GMANews.TV, February 27, 2008. Retrieved on 2008-03-14. </ref>

Rivera attended Saint Francis of Assisi College System where she spent her Elementary and High School years and De La Salle University-Dasmariñas for college. She had a 3-month practicum, after which she graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.


Rivera first starred in an afternoon soap operas for TAPE Inc. and GMA Network including Kung Mamahalin Mo Lang Ako, Agawin Mo Man Ang Lahat and Pinakamamahal along with Oyo Boy Sotto.<ref name=Hits>Villafuerte, Ingrid. "Marimar fever hits Cosmopolitan magazine", Philippine Entertainment Portal, October 2, 2007. Retrieved on 2008-02-16. </ref> Later GMA Network cast her into mother roles for the afternoon Philippine-Malaysian drama Muli with Alfred Vargas and Super Twins.<ref name=Muli>"Pinoy and Malaysian stars together in afternoon soap", Malaya, February 19, 2007. Retrieved on 2008-02-04. </ref>

In 2006, Rivera signed a contract for Regal Films that she was casted in the horror movie, Pamahiin along with Dennis Trillo and Iya Villania.<ref name=Pamahiin/>

In 2007, starred the title role of MariMar, which premiered on August 13, 2007. Later, Rivera was awarded in GMMSF Inc. in the 38th Box-Office Entertainment Awards.<ref name=Bella>"Marian enjoys ‘Marimar’ stardom: They call me Bella", GMANews.TV, November 3, 2007. Retrieved on 2008-03-15. </ref>

Rivera also starred in two MMFF movie entries such as Bahay Kubo and Desperadas.<ref name=MMFF07>"Marian Rivera appears on two MMFF movies", October 30, 2007. Retrieved on 2008-03-15. </ref> In 2008, Rivera's starred her first leading lady movie with Richard Gutierrez in the romantic-comedy My Best Friend's Girlfriend.

In 2008, Rivera played the role of Dyesebel.<ref name=Dyesebel1>Evangelista, Ces. "Marian Rivera confirms she is the new Dyesebel", Philippine Entertainment Portal, February 22, 2008. Retrieved on 2008-03-10.  (Tagalog)</ref> Dingdong Dantes, who was her leading man in MariMar, pairs up with Rivera as Fredo. Rivera played the role of a mermaid under the ocean. It aired on April 28, 2008.

Marian was also featured in Ogie Alcasid's video "Kung Sakali".

Marian was recently did a movie with Dingdong Dantes and her Desperadas co-star Iza Calzado, One True Love,<ref>FIRST READ ON PEP: Marian Rivera and Shaquille O'neal pair up in their first movie together</ref> .In 2009 she then, played the role of "Nieves" the Enchantoslayer in her title episode of Shake, Rattle & Roll X, an MMFF entry, where she received praises due to her comedic timing. Also, she worked with singer and songwriter Ogie Alcasid along with Desperadas main stars, in the second movie of Desperadas"

For 2009, Rivera will star on Carlo J. Caparas' Ang Babaing Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang to be shown February.<ref>[1]</ref>



Year Title Role Network
2005 Kung Mamahalin Mo Lang Ako Clarisse Galang TAPE, Inc./ GMA Network
2006 Agawin Mo Man Ang Lahat Almira Alejandro / Alegra
Pinakamamahal Carissa Crismundo
Fantastikids: Ang Bagong Kampon Angelica GMA Network
Mahiwagang Baul ( Alamat ng Makahiya ) --
Hoooo U? (episode 8) Lisa
2007 Muli Racquel Estadilla
Super Twins Ester Paredes
MariMar MariMar Perez / Bella Aldama
SOP Rules Co-host
2008 Mars Ravelo's Dyesebel Dyesebel / Isabel / Cassandra<ref name=Dyesebel2>Nardo, Jun. "Marian, bagong Dyesebel!", Abante Online, February 8, 2008. (Tagalog)</ref>
2009 Carlo J. Caparas' Ang Bababaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang<ref>"Dingdong-Dantes-and-pok pok Marian-Rivera-will-do-straight-drama-in-Ang-Babaing-Hinugot-Sa-Aking-Tadyang", Philippine Entertainment Portal, September 27, 2008. </ref> Proserfina J. Valdez
Sugat ng Kahapon Hilda APT entertainment/GMA


Year Title Role Company
2005 Enteng Kabisote 2: Okay Ka Fairy Ko: The Legend Continues<ref name=Enteng>IMDb profile of Enteng Kabisote 2</ref> Alyssa OctoArts Films
2006 Pamahiin<ref name=Pamahiin>Pamahiin official website, Cast section</ref> Becca Regal Entertainment
2007 Bahay Kubo<ref name=Bahay>"Mark Herras and Marian Rivera star in their first film together",, July 4, 2007. (Tagalog)</ref> Lily
2008 Desperadas<ref name=Desperadas>Mendoza, Ruel. "Marian Rivera shows her comic side in Desperadas", Philippine Entertainment Portal, December 27, 2007. (Tagalog)</ref> Courtney
My Best Friend's Girlfriend <ref>IMDb profile of My Best Friend's Girlfriend </ref> Grace GMA Films
One True Love<ref>Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera begin shooting "One True Love"</ref> Joy
Scaregivers<ref>"Marian Rivera currently shooting four movies simultaneously"</ref> cameo OctoArts Films
Shake Rattle & Roll X Nieves Regal Entertainment
Desperadas 2 Courtney
2009 Tarot<ref>Marian Rivera slated to do three movies this year</ref> TBA
Nieves [Shake rattle and roll] Nieves


Year Title Company
2007 The Making of Bahay Kubo GMA Network
The Making of' MariMar
2008 The Making of' One True Love
The Making of' Dyesebel
MariMar: Isang Pasasalamat
The Making of' My BestFriend's GirlFriend
2009 Walang Pera: GMA News and Public Affairs Global Recession Special


Dance album

Year Album Label Sales Certification
2008 Marian Rivera Dance Hits<ref>Marian Rivera's Dance hits</ref> Universal Records 50,000 2x Platinum<ref>Marian Rivera's dance album goes platinum</ref>
2009 Retro Crazy<ref>Retro Crazy -</ref> 12,500 Gold


Year Song Title Album
2009 Sabay-Sabay Tayo Retro Crazy

Awards & Nominations

Year Award Category Result
2009 SOP's Kapuso Tag Awards Most Kapuso Blopped with Dingdong Dantes Won <ref> </ref>
Most Romantic Kapuso Smooch with Dingdong Dantes
Kapuso Most Wanted
Kapuso Female Fan-Fave
Yes! magazine Philippines’ 50 Most Powerful People in Showbiz Yes! magazine Philippines’ 5 Most Powerful People in Showbiz won #5<ref>[2]</ref>
Guillermo Memorial Scholarship Awards Valentine Box-Office Queen for My Bestfriend's Girlfriend won<ref>Valentine Box Office King & Queen - Richard Gutierrez and Marian Rivera!</ref>
2009 6th Golden Screen Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Musical or Comedy) for My Bestfriend's Girlfriend nominee<ref>Ploning and Boses dominate 6th Golden Screen Awards nominations</ref>
2008 1st Annual Fil-Am Visionary Awards Favorite Television Actress for MariMar Won<ref name=FAVA>"First Annual Fil-Am Visionary Awards on March 7",, February 29, 2008. </ref>
4th USTV Students' Choice Awards Most Popular Actress in a Drama/Miniseries from MariMar Won<ref name=USTv>"GMA shows, talents all winners in USTv Students Choice Awards",, February 21, 2008. </ref>
38th Box-Office Entertainment Awards Most Promising Female Star Won<ref name=boxoffice>Calderon, Nora. "John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo named Box-Office King & Queen for 2007", Philippine Entertainment Portal, March 13, 2008. </ref>
Phenomenal TV Star
Face of the Night
Maxim Magazine Hot 100 Rank #2
FHM Philippines FHM Philippines Sexiest Woman Rank #1<ref name=Sexiest>FHM Philippines. FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World 2008.</ref>
Uno Magazine Awards Real Hottest Women Rank #6
56th FAMAS Awards German Moreno Achievement Awards Won <ref> </ref>
Supreme to the Extreme Awards Best in Chemistry Award with Dingdong Dantes Won <ref> </ref>
ASAP Platinum Circle Awards Marian Rivera Dance Hits Platinum Award Won
Candy Magazine Best Local Female Star
Meg Magazine Teen Choice Awards Favorite Female Celebrity
Yes Magazine Readers Choice Awards Cover of The Year Won <ref>!-%20Readers%27-Choice-Awards-2008 </ref>
Most Popular Loveteam (with Dingdong Dantes)
Young Female Superstar Rank #2<ref>!-%20Readers%27-Choice-Awards-2008 </ref>
Yahoo Top Searches of 2008 included<ref></ref>
Google Zeitgeist 2008 Fastest Rising Celebrity Searches Rank#10 <ref> </ref>
Yes Magazine 50 Most Powerful in Showbiz for 2008 Rank#5 <ref>!-%20features-showbiz%27s-power-list-in-9th-anniversary-issue</ref>
Top 20 Celebrity Endorsers of 2008 Rank#3 <ref>!-lists-down-the-Top-20-Celebrity-Endorsers </ref>
Philippine Entertainment Portal PEP's 20 Sexiest Celebs of 2008 Rank#5 <ref></ref>
2007 FHM Philippines FHM Philippines Sexiest Women Rank #24 <ref></ref>
2006 Rank #38 <ref></ref>
20th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best New Female TV Personality Won<ref name=Hits />



<references />
  • 100 Sexiest Women in the Philippines. FHM Magazine. 2009.

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