Francine Prieto

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Francine Prieto
Born Anna Marie Jensen
(1982-09-17) September 17, 1982 (age 33)
Manila, Philippines
Occupation Actress, host, model
Years active 1989–present

Anna Marie Falcon (née Jensen; born September 17, 1982[1]), known by her stage name Francine Prieto is a Filipino actress, fashion model, radio DJ, and singer.[2] She is of Norwegian and Chinese descent.


Prieto studied B.S. Psychology at Adamson University but was unable to finish her degree when she joined show business.[3]


Prieto began her career in the entertainment industry as a member of That's Entertainment. In her teen years, she showed the makings of a high-profile model that got her into the modeling industry. At 13, she was fielded in the Elite Model Search (formerly Look of the Year) and she emerged as one of the finalists. Top model Linda Evangelista flew into Manila to judge the search. Prieto, then known as Anna Marie Falcon did ramp modelling and photoshoots with her stunning Eurasian features towering at 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) in her teen years.

A professional model at 14, she joined the Bodyshots competition[4] and landed as 1st runner-up. It opened more doors for her in the modeling industry for years. Prieto represented the Philippines at the Miss South East Asia Peninsula International Pageant where she emerged as 2nd runner-up. In 2003, she was ventured into a major beauty contest, Binibining Pilipinas pageant.[5][6] Unfortunately, although she did well in the competition, she only managed to reach the Top 12 finalists.[6] Prieto screened as a candidate for Mutya ng Pilipinas the same year but eventually dropped the plans after being offered exclusive starring roles contract by a then giant production outfit, Seiko Films. Prieto hold the record as 2 months from its first appearance from FHM Philippines as cover girl for November 2003.[citation needed]

As an actress, she did several sexy roles with Seiko Films together with Diana Zubiri. Her biggest break was when she played Queen Avria in Etheria, the second book of Encantadia. She has also done comic roles in Bubble Gang, where she was one of the mainstays. She recently played Kuran, a villainess in Kamandag. She also played a supporting role as Aureana in Codename: Asero. In early 2009, she played Sheila, one of the villains in Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang.[citation needed]

As of 2012, she played Mrs. Smith in Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo. Prieto terminated her contract with GMA-7.[7] She has a contract with Kapamilya, although it is non-exclusive.[clarification needed] In 2010, she played a vampire co-revolutionary leader Imelda Fontanilla, in the supernatural thriller series Imortal.[citation needed]

Also in 2010, Prieto became the model and face of Ever Bilena Cosmetics.[8] Aside from being an actress, she was a radio presenter at DZMM TeleRadyo's program 'Ka-Date' together with Bobby Yan,[9] which also aired on DZMM 630 simultaneously.

Personal life[edit]

On March 26, 2010, Prieto's mother Amelia Falcon died at age 54 from ovarian cancer.[10][11] Prieto has a paternal younger half-sister who lives in Norway, as well as a maternal older half-brother, and three more younger siblings from her stepfather.[citation needed]


TV shows[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2015 Flordeliza Grace Magtanggol ABS-CBN
2012 Ina, Kapatid, Anak Martina Lagdameo ABS-CBN
2010 Imortal Imelda Fontanilla
Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Alyna Aida Natividad / Mira Fuentes
Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo Olivia Smith
2009 Show Me Da Manny Guest Actress GMA Network
Sana Ngayong Pasko Aisha Dionisio
Darna 2 Lucifera / Lucy / Babaeng Tuod
Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang Sheila
2008 Codename: Asero Aureana
2007/2008 Kamandag Queen Kuran†
2007 Bahay Mo Ba 'To Jingle
2006 Magpakailanman Various roles
Encantadia: Pag-ibig Hanggang Wakas Queen Avria
2005/2006 Etheria
2005/2010 Bubble Gang Herself
2005 Love To Love Various roles
1990 That's Entertainment Performer


Year Title Role Notes
as Francine Prieto
2014 Feng Shui 2
2011 My House Husband: Ikaw Na! Tessie
TBA Atang Family - -
2008 Iskul Bukol: 20 Years After - -
2007 Enteng Kabisote 4: The Beginning of the Legend - -
Silip - -
2006 Bridal Shower - -
2005 Bikini Open - -
2004 Liberated 2 - -
2003 Liberated - -
as Anna Marie Falcon
1997 Abuso: Case #6433 - -
Imbestigasyon Kay Lolita Macarena - -
Thalia - -
1996 Tukso Layuan Mo Ako 2 - -
Patikim ng Pinya - -
1994 Sobra Talaga... Overr!! - -
1993 Divine Mercy sa Buhay Ni Sister Faustina - -
1991 Darna - -
1990 Hindi Laruan Ang Puso Seiko Films (Released Date: 12 September 1990) -
1987 Life Story of Sister Fatima Kowalska - -


Year Title Role Network
2012-2013 Xtra Xervice Herself 103.5 Wow FM
2011 Ka-Date Herself DZMM TeleRadyo[12]
2010-2011 About Me & You[13] Herself DZMM TeleRadyo


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Constantino, Ronald K. (2010-05-12). "RP movie industry is not dead, just comatose". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved June 27, 2010. 
  3. ^ Calderon, Nora (2009-02-03). "Francine Prieto solves weight problem the natural way" (in Tagalog). PEP Website. Retrieved February 25, 2012. 
  4. ^ Canlapan, & Gelena, Beth (2011-11-19). "Bodyshots returns with vengeance". Cerphin website. Retrieved February 25, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Filipina Actress Francine Prieto". Philippine Celebrities. 2009-07-17. Retrieved February 25, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Francine Prieto profile". Wow Celebrities!. 2007-09-09. Retrieved February 25, 2012. 
  7. ^ Brosas, Alex V. (2009-12-08). "Francine Prieto leaves GMA-7, keeps options open". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved February 25, 2012. 
  8. ^ Everbilena (2010-09-03). "All Francine!". Ever Bilena website. Retrieved February 25, 2012. 
  9. ^ Entertainment (2011-09-01). "Francine Prieto admits break-up with Bobby Yan". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved February 25, 2012. 
  10. ^ Llanes, Rommel R. (2010-03-26). "PEP: Francine Prieto's mom succumbs to ovarian cancer" (in Tagalog). GMA News. Retrieved February 25, 2012. 
  11. ^ Francine Prieto battles with suicidal thoughts,; accessed September 25,2015. (Tagalog)
  12. ^ Garcia, Rose (2010-06-28). "TV and movie actress Francine Prieto turns into a radio host" (in Tagalog). PEP Website. Retrieved February 25, 2012. 
  13. ^ Star (2010-04-12). "A "Kapamilya Exodus?". PHNO Website. Retrieved February 25, 2012. 

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