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Marian Rivera

Marian Rivera

Marian Rivera was born in Madrid, Spain to Francisco Javier Gracia Alonso, who is 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.

Rivera attended Saint Francis of Assisi College System where she spent her Elementary and High School years and De La Salle University-DasmariƱas for college. She had a 3-month practicum, after which she graduated with a degree in B.S. 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. Later GMA Network cast her into mother roles for the afternoon Philippine-Malaysian drama MuliSuper Twins

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.

In 2007, starred the title role of MariMar. It premiered on August 13, 2007 with a 36.6% rating. Later, Rivera Awarded in GMMSF Inc. honoring her as Phenomenal TV Star

Rivera also starred in two MMFF movie entries such as Bahay KuboDesperadas In 2008, Rivera's starred her first leading lady movie with Richard Gutierrez in the hit blockbuster romantic-comedy My Best Friend's Girlfriend.

In 2008, Rivera plays the role of Dyesebel. Dingdong Dantes, who was her leading man in MariMar, pairs up with Rivera as Fredo. Rivera plays as a beautiful young 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, which did rate well in the box office. Then, she plays the role of "Nieves" in her title episode of Shake, Rattle & Roll Xsecond movie of Desperadas"

For 2009, Rivera will star on Carlo J. Caparas' Ang Babaing Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang to be shown February. Rivera will also star another GMA Films and Regal Entertainment co production movie with a new tandem of her and Dennis Trillo and there is a posibility she might also team up with Vhong Navarro.

Product Endorsement

Rivera' mass appeal enabled her to become one of the country's top and most reliable product endorsers. Here is a list of the products Rivera has endorsed through the span of her career:

-Particles -MAxi-peel Concealing Cream -Maxi-peel Expoliant Cream -Maxi-peel Soap -Maxi-peel Body Lotion -PLDT Load -PLDT LandLine -Del Monte Fit n' right (Apple) -Karimadon -Sunsilk(Pink) -Hawaiian Sun Shades -Hawaiian Time Pieces -Nesvita Cereals Milk Drink -Blue Water Day Spa -Jag Black -Facial Care Centre (Laserlight n Treatment) -San Mig Light Beer (with dingdong) -Island Pacific Supermarket (USA ONly) -Natasha Perfume -Natasha Cosmetics -Natasha Fresh Look Contact Lens -Hapee ToothPaste -Grand Matador -Phoenix Gasoline -Ginebra San Miguel -Sunsilk(Summer)

As of Yes! Magazines Rivera rank #3 for the Categories Top 20 Endorsments with 26 tri-media endorsements and 20 Print and Billboard. ANd according to Starmometer Rivera rank #1.

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TV Series

  1. Show Me Da Manny (2009) ... Manuella "Manny/Ella" Paredes
  2. Ang Babaeng Hinugot sa Aking Tadyang (2009) ... Proserfina
  3. Dyesebel (2008) ... Dyesebel
  4. MariMar (2007) ... MariMar Perez / Bella Aldama
  5. Muli (2007) ... Racquel
  6. Super Twins (2007) ... Ester
  7. Pinakamamahal (2006) ... Carissa Crismundo
  8. Agawin Mo Man ang Lahat (2006) ... Almira
  9. Kung Mamahalin Mo Lang Ako (2005) ... Clarisse


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