Marian Rivera

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Gracia and the second or maternal family name is Rivera.
Marian Rivera
Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes LA Press Conference, December 2008.jpg
Rivera at the press conference for Let's Celebrate! Dance Concert in Manila, February 2012
Ambassador for Women and Children with Disabilities
Congress of the Philippines
Assumed office
31 March 2014-present
Personal details
Born Marian Gracia Rivera
(1984-08-12) August 12, 1984 (age 30)
Madrid, Spain
Nationality PhilippinesSpain Filipino-Spanish
Height 5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)[1]
Spouse(s) Dingdong Dantes
(2014 – present)
Alma mater De La Salle University – Dasmariñas         
Occupation Actress, model, endorser, dancer, recording artist, TV host
Known for MariMar
Mars Ravelo's Dyesebel
Mars Ravelo's Darna
Temptation of Wife

Marian Gracia Dantes (born Marian Gracia Rivera; 12 August [2] 1984[3][4] in Madrid, Spain) is a Spanish-born Filipina commercial model and actress, best-known for her roles in Marimar, Dyesebel, Amaya, and Temptation of Wife.[5]

As a recording artist, Rivera has released two studio albums: the Marian Rivera Dance Hits[6] and Retro Crazy.[7][8] She has also starred in such films as My Bestfriend's Girlfriend, Tarot,[9] You to Me Are Everything,[10] and Panday 2.[11]

She was included in 2011's Top 20 Endorsers.[12] She was hailed as FHM's Sexiest Woman in 2008 and recently, for the second time this 2013.[13] She clinched the FHM's Sexiest Woman in 2014 again after her prior win the year before setting the record of three consecutive victories on FHM's Sexiest Woman through voting online and SMS.[14][15][16]

Personal life[edit]

Marian Rivera was born in Madrid, Spain to Francisco Javier Gracia Alonso, a Spaniard and Amalia Rivera, a Filipino from Cavite. After her parents separated 2 years after her birth, her mother brought her to the Philippines where she grew up. 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 pursued her elementary and high school education at Saint Francis of Assisi College System, and spent her college education finishing Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in De La Salle University Dasmariñas. After graduating, she worked for National Institute of Mental Health in Mandaluyong City where she gave out medicines, examinations and evaluation to patients, among others.[17]

In August 2014, while a live airing of Rivera's dance program, Dantes, her longtime boyfriend (now husband), made a special guest appearance in the show. Dantes, on the other hand, made a surprise live proposal to Rivera. It was the 2nd proposal of Dantes to Rivera; the first one was in Macau. The proposal was considered a romantic one.[18][19]

In December 30, 2014, she married Dingdong Dantes. The wedding was held at Immaculate Conception Cathedral located in Cubao, Quezon City Philippines and was dubbed "The Royal Wedding" exclusively in the Philippines.[20]


2005-06: Discovery and career beginnings[edit]

Marian Rivera pursued ramp modelling in her elementary schooling years then later as TV commercial model for the brands SkinWhite lotion[21] and Sky Flakes biscuits,[22][23] and other labels that made TAPE Inc. executive producer Tony Tuviera commission her for roles in the afternoon TV soap operas: Kung Mamahalin Mo Lang Ako, Agawin Mo Man Ang Lahat, and Pinakamamahal with Oyo Boy Sotto as her leading man—all shown on the GMA Network.[24] She made her first supporting role film appearance through OctoArts' Enteng Kabisote 2: Okay Ka Fairy Ko: The Legend Continues in 2005 as the fairy Alyssa.

In 2006, Rivera signed a contract with Regal Entertainment that featured her debut antagonist role as Becca, in the horror film Pamahiin,[25] co-starring Dennis Trillo and Iya Villania.

2007-09: Marimar and rise to fame[edit]

Rivera at Shangri-La Plaza Mall, April 2009.

From February 2007, GMA Network cast her for motherly roles; first in the Filipino-Malaysian TV drama series Muli.[26] and lastly in the fantasy TV series, Super Twins as the protagonist twins' mother, and villain on later episodes that concluded on June 1, 2007.[27][28]

In 2007, Rivera auditioned for and won the lead role in GMA Network's adaptation of the popular Mexican series MariMar.[29][30][31] Acted opposite to Dingdong Dantes, the show became the highest-rated prime time drama show on Philippine television at that time and launched Rivera to fame.[32][33] She was acknowledged as a Phenomenal TV Star in the 38th Box-Office Entertainment Awards by the Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation, Inc. in 2008.[34] That proved to be her year as she won one award for her work in the show, as well as several product endorsements. She was also named as the country’s sexiest woman by FHM magazine, and was also included in the “hottest” list of other magazines like Maxim and Uno.[35]

In the same year, Rivera appeared in two films, Desperadas and Bahay Kubo, both Metro Manila Film Festival entries.[36]

Rivera at the Sinulog Festival in Cebu, January 2009.

In 2008, Rivera played the title role Dyesebel, which aired on April 28, 2008, the famous Philippine mermaid character acted by many famous Filipinos actresses from as early as 1970.[37] The series is another team-up with Dantes.[37][38] The year also marked Rivera's first lead role opposite to Richard Gutierrez in a Valentines film distributed by GMA Films entitled My Best Friend's Girlfriend.[39] In the same year, Dantes & Rivera debuted in a film, One True Love directed by Mac Alejandre.[40][41] Aside from these two films, she also acted in two Metro Manila Film Festival entries such as Shake, Rattle & Roll X, an omnibus horror trilogy in which she played the role of Nieves:The Engkanto Slayer[42][43] and Desperadas 2, a sequel of the 2007 film of the same with Rufa Mae Quinto, Iza Calzado, Ruffa Gutierrez, and Ogie Alcasid. She was among the third batch of stars honored in the Eastwood City Walk of Fame located in Eastwood City, Libis, Quezon City in 2008.[44]

Rivera released her first dance music album entitled Marian Rivera Dance Hits under Universal Records in 2008.[45] It was a compilation of 12 songs, danced and choreographed by Rivera.[45] The album certified a 2-time Platinum Record Award by the Philippine Association of the Record Industry (or PARI).[46] In 2009, she released her first single, Sabay Sabay Tayo under her second album Retro Crazy. The single and the album both received Gold Award and later on, a Platinum Record Award from PARI.[47]

In early 2009, she appeared in her first straight drama series, Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang, an adaptation of Carlo J. Caparas's graphic novel.[48] It was her third team-up with Dingdong Dantes.[49] Later that year, she was paired with Dennis Trillo in an adaptation of the famous historical fiction heroine created by Mars Ravelos, the Darna.[50] Rivera played the role of Narda, who turns into superhero Darna, after swallowing a magical stone. Nestor Torre of Philippine Daily Inquirer described the series as "loud and livid", praising Rivera's acting.[51] Later that year, Trillo and Rivera teamed-up for the second time on the horror-suspense film Tarot produced by GMA Films and Regal Entertainment.[52][53]

She appeared on her first sitcom, Show Me Da Manny alongside Manny Pacquaio.[54] According to Philippine Star, Rivera showed a natural comic skill.[55]

2010-13: Amaya, Temptation of Wife and other works[edit]

Rivera, starred in the Philippine Adaptation of Endless Love, a Korean series aired in GMA Network.[56] Rivera also reunite with Dantes in the Film You to Me Are Everything, a romantic-comedy film under GMA Films which premiered on 5 May 2010.[57] She acted as Francisca Carantes, a girl from Cordillera who turned out to be a daughter of a millionaire.[57] She starred in her own Metro Manila Film Festival entry, Super Inday and the Golden Bibe wherein she was nominated as Best Actress on the festival's awards night.[58][59] She also starred on a Holy Week Drama Special entitled Anghel sa Lupa (Earth Angel) produced by APT Entertainment, also in a Christmas Series aired on GMA Network entitled, The Christmas Doll(Int'l Title).[60]

In 2011, she had been cast on a movie, Temptation Island, a remake from the 1980 film of the same title.[61] She reprise the role of Cristina G., a beauty queen aspirant who has been trapped on an island together with contenders acted by Heart Evangelista, Solenn Heussaff, Lovi Poe & Ruffa Mae Quinto.[62][63] She also star as an add-up character to a film by Bong Revilla, Ang Panday 2.[64] In the same year, Rivera headlined the most expensive Philippine series to date, Amaya, a historical drama fiction depicting early Filipinos in the 16th Century[65][66] She had won several awards and accolades including "Favorite TV Actress" on 2011 KZONE Awards, "Best Actress" in a Prime Time Television Series on NSSUA Awards, and for the first time as "Best Actress" in Golden Screen TV Awards in 2013.[67][68]

That same year, she won her second "Best Actress" award for the same show at the 2013 Northwest Samar State University Annual Awards.[69][70] The series is promoted by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines and Department of Education due to its cultural concept that shows and depicts the Filipino material culture, beliefs, traditions and mores in the Pre-Hispanic era.[71]

In 2012, Rivera headlined on different programs of GMA Network such as My Beloved, a Filipino romance drama-suspense-thriller series created and written by RJ Nuevas, under the helm of Dominic Zapata and Lore Reyes.[72]

The series premiered 13 February 2012, it follows the life and love story of an angel of death named Arlan, a fictional character portrayed by Dantes, who falls in love with a human named Sharina, played by Rivera. He was punished and sent to earth to become human being. But complications arise when he found himself trapped in the body of a notorious criminal.[73] She also cast on her second sitcom Tweets For My Sweet which earned her two nominations as "Best Actress in comedy show" on 2012 PMPC Star Awards and 2013 Golden Screen TV Awards.[74][75] Rivera also did hosting through a reality show, Extra Challenge with Richard Gutierrez & Boobay.[76] The show is a recurring reality show originally aired in 1999, 2003 and 2006.[77]

In the latter part of 2012, Rivera gained another fame through the Philippine adaptation of a popular Korean series, Temptation Of Wife aired on the same network.[78] She played the role of Angeline, a martyr wife who has been lied up by his husband, Marcel and a friend named Heidi.[79] She returned as Chantal, a rich sophisticated woman who take revenge on the people who hurt her.[80] The series once again gave fame to Rivera on various Asian countries, resulting to a fan meeting and television guesting's in Vietnam, where the series was aired, along with her other works.[81][82] The series gave Rivera a "Best Actress" award at the PMPC Star Awards for TV[83] and a "Best Actress in a Lead Role" nomination from the 18th Asian Television Awards with Lorna Tolentino in the series Pahiram Ng Sandali.[84] Rivera also appeared on her second movie with Richard Gutierrez in a romantic-comedy film entitled as My Lady Boss.[85][86][87] According to her, "It’s my first time to play a mean but ultraconservative character...", referring on her role as Evelyn, also known as the boss from hell.[88] Rivera also made an appearance for the film, Ekstra: The Bit Player, an official entry to the 2013 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival which stars the Philippines Star-for-all-season and Batangas governor, Vilma Santos.[88][89] She appeared with rival network actor, Piolo Pascual in a film within a film subtitled as, Nauna Kang Naging Akin.[90] Rivera also appear with Philippines Queen of Comedy, Ai-Ai de las Alas in a film produced by Reality Entertainment and The O&Co Picture Factory, Inc which was then distributed by Star Cinema entitled as Kung Fu Divas as part of their 20th Anniversary in the Philippine Film Industry,[91][92][93] Rivera also act as co-producer of the said film.[94][95] This prompted her to appear for the first time on ABS-CBN, rival network of GMA 7. She appeared on three consecutive episodes of Kris TV, a taped interview in Showbiz Inside Report, and a live interview on The Buzz with Delas Alas. Her last appearance on ABS-CBN was a live interview in Bandila.[96][97] During the interviews, she revealed she had her On the Job Training in ABS-CBN during her college days.[98]

2014-present: Carmela & Eat Bulaga![edit]

Rivera returned to prime time with a heavy-drama project temporarily entitled as Carmela (formerly "Catarina")[99] broadcast by GMA Network on January 27, 2014 wherein she was rarely paired with fellow young Kapuso Actor Alden Richards.[100][100][101] Rivera also mentioned that being given the opportunity to play the title role "Carmela" means a lot to her.[102] She explained that she is excited to work again after her award-winning series, Temptation of Wife.

On 19 April 2014, she headlined in another Lenten TV drama anthology special, Panalangin.[103] It was the fourth time she had starred in a Lenten series which was also produced by APT Entertainment and broadcast in the same network . According to Mike Tuviera, director of the series, as posted to his Twitter account, Rivera's performance in the series was the most captivating and yet her best performance in all. Panalangin is about a Filipina who lost her family during the Super typhoon Yolanda. She started questioning God as the result of this unfortunate fortuitous event until she met another girl who once again tested her faith.[104] Later the same year, Rivera joined the cast of Eat Bulaga!—the longest-running noontime variety program in Philippine television history—as one of the co-hosts for its "Juan for All, All for Juan" segment.[citation needed]

In 2015, Rivera was supposed to appear in her comeback television program entitled The Rich Man's Daughter, but due to her pregnancy, she was then replaced by fellow Kapuso celebrity Rhian Ramos respectedly. Despite of her first pregnancy, Rivera pursued to continue some of her appointments in which she appeared in different television commercial ads namely Biofit Tea, Hana Shampoo, Kopiko Cafe Blanca, 555 Tuna', and the recent Delmonte Quick & Easy TV ad, together with her husband Dingdong Dantes. Magazine covers that featured Rivera such as UNO Magazine, MEG Magazine, Preview Magazine, Speed Magazine, Weddings & Beyond Magazine are to be name the few. In the latest cover of UNO Magazine, Rivera says 'Pregnancy is a beautiful thing', describing her present condition in her Instagram account.[105] Rivera also garnered some of the country's recognition such as USTv's Student Leaders Choice for Female Social Media Personality (bested fellow nominee Jessica Soho),[106] Gawad Sulo ng Bayan Natatanging Pilipinang Aktres sa Pelikula at Telebisyon on Golden Torch CCA, Inc. & the recently concluded 2nd PEPList Choice Awards for its Newsmaker of the Year category, together with Dingdong Dantes, is accepted by ABS-CBN newscaster Korina Sanchez as courtesy for the couple. She was also Included to Rogue Magazine's Top 50 Most Influential Filipino Online alongside with Kris Aquino, Manny Pacquiao and other well-known Filipino personalities. From then, Marian has been posting positive thoughts and sweet photos online. No wonder she continuously brings joy and has been an inspiration to her 1.6 million Instagram followers.[107]


In 2009, Rivera together with Dingdong Dantes with assistance from Yes Pinoy Foundation, Philippine National Red Cross and Philippine Marines went to Cainta, Rizal to help the victim of Typhoon Ondoy.[108][109] Aside from being a volunteer in GMA Network's telethon, she also helped in repacking relief goods from the GMA Kapuso Foundation, a charitable institution from the network.[108]

In 2011, Rivera joined "Marriott Manila", in reaching out for victims of Typhoon Sendong particularly the children in Pasay City.[110][111][112] In August 2012, Rivera joined the Philippine Red Cross team during their mission in Quezon City to help out the victims of the flooding.[113] Rivera, together with former senator Dick Gordon waded through floodwaters to get to the area in Ta talon where around 500 families have sought refuge from the floods caused by the non-stop rains.[113][114][115] She stated that helping out the victims is her 28th birthday gift to herself. She also said that she didn’t mind getting wet and tired during the mission, as she says it was a small sacrifice compared to the hardships that the victims are experiencing.[113] According to Rivera, she went to that place as a volunteer who gives foods and clothes to the victims and not as a celebrity.[116] Rivera also joined Presidential sister, Kris Aquino in visiting other affected areas throughout Metro Manila.[117][118] Rivera also organized a blood donation program for the Red Cross at the Ever Gotesco in Quezon City in celebration of her 28th birthday wherein it was attended by lot of people including celebrities.[119]

In 2013, Rivera and her boyfriend Dingdong Dantes contributed for the fund-raising event at the annual Noel Bazaar, the long-running Christmas shopping event in the Pasay City for GMA Kapuso Foundation.[120] During the Philippines' crisis over Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest typhoon ever recorded, Rivera also helped in the packing of relief goods to be distributed to the affected families and supported Yes Pinoy Foundation for the assistance of the victims.[121][122] In addition to that, she launched "Oplan: Bangka", a livelihood project in which Rivera will shoulder the expenses for the construction of fishing boats that will be given for the fishermen of Cebu, Philippines.[123][124]

In 2013, Rivera, along with Dingdong Dantes joined PETA in their campaign to free Mali from Manila Zoo, where she has been kept for the majority of her life, along, in a tiny enclosure and in need of proper care.[125]

In March 31, 2014, Rivera is lending her star power to promote the rights of women and children with disabilities in the country as she was appointed by the Congress of the Philippines as Ambassador for Women and Children with Disabilities.[126] She also proposed a public-private partnership for the establishment of a special school for children with disabilities so that they can have better access to education. On the latter part of the year, Rivera adds another advocacy to her list as she actively supports "Smile Train," an international children’s charity with a sustainable approach to a single, solvable problem: cleft lip and palate. The advocacy was entitled by herself as #YanAngSmile.[127]

Public image[edit]

External images
Rivera's FHM Cover FHM Magazine cover from January 2013
Rivera's second FHM Cover FHM Magazine cover from March 2014

Marian Rivera was declared as FHM Magazine's Sexiest Woman in 2008.[128][129] With her victory, the FHM staff clarifies that contrary to popular impression, Rivera was already being eyed by FHM even before her career skyrocketed because of Marimar.[130] Before arising as Top 1 in the Top 100 list, she was already listed in the list in 2006 and 2007 at #38 and #24 respectively.[130]

She is consistently at the upper top 10 after her declaration as Philippines' finest woman, ranking #3 in 2009,[131] #4 in 2010[132] and #2 losing to Sam Pinto, in 2011.[133] In 2012, she entered the chart at #5, her lowest since topping the said list in 2008.[134] Rivera became a cover for the first time on FHM through its January 2013 issue, which made her one of the biggest contenders for the title, Sexiest Woman of the World for 2013.[135][136][137][138] Rivera also graces the cover of Cosmopolitan Magazine in the same month.[139][140] For the third time, she became a cover of Women's Health in March 2013. According to her, she owes her nice body to her new found devotion to Muay Thai and Wushu; both are forms of martial arts.[141] On 2013, Rivera was declared by FHM Philippines as "the sexiest woman in the Philippines" making her second to reclaim the coveted title five years after she first won it (the first was Angel Locsin, who won it in '05 and '10).[13][142][143] According to FHM, more than 16 million votes were cast this year, and the final tally saw Rivera raking in a total of 890,490 votes against Sam Pinto’s 778,681.[144] On 2013, Rivera became the image of popular brand Ginebra San Miguel following her successful stint for the brand way back 2009.[145][146][147]

In 2009, Rivera was listed as #5 in "Top 20 Celebrity Endorser"'s list of Manila Standard and #1 in QTV's "Ang Pinaka..." List of Endorsers.[148] In 2010, she was listed at SPOT's list of "Top 10 Most In-demand Celebrity Endorsers" at #3.[149] Christine Marie Leido of AB Communications, Inc. stated, "In our choice, for instance, of Marian Rivera[...]she provided the excitement, fresh look and instant recognition the brand needed. The market understood the product and was able to relate to it because she embodied the values the brand stood for.".[149] She further stated, "...As could be expected, she motivated purchase because of her appeal across all classes and gender."[149] In 2011, YES! Magazine listed her on their "Top 20 Endorsers" list which was a result of cumulative earnings of each celebrity on their endorsements alone.[150][151]

In 2012, Rivera ranked 2nd after losing to Angel Locsin on the "Top 20 Most Beautiful Celebrities In The Philippines" published by The Richest.[152] In 2012, Rivera charted at #9 on the "Top 10 International Beauties of 2012" published by TopTenz, the only Asian who made it to the list.[153][154] According to the web site, Rivera belongs to the major stars in the Philippines.[155]



Year Title Role Notes
2005 Kung Mamahalin Mo Lang Ako Clarisse
2006 Agawin Mo Man Ang Lahat Almira / Isadora / Alegra WON—Star Awards for Best New Female TV Personality
Pinakamamahal Carissa Crismundo
2007 Super Twins Ester Paredes Last Mother Role on Philippine Television
Muli Racquel Estadilla First International Drama Stint
2007/2008 MariMar[156] MariMar Perez / Bella Aldama WON—Fil-Am Visionary Awards for Favorite Actress
WON—USTv Student Choice for Most Popular Actress in a Drama/Miniseries
WON—GUILLERMO Box-office Awards for Most Promising Female Star
WON—GUILLERMO Box-office Awards for Phenomenal TV Star
2007/2010 SOP Rules Herself / Performer
2008 Mars Ravelo's: Dyesebel Dyesebel / Isabel / Cassandra First Mars Ravelo's Super Heroine Lead
2009 Carlo J. Caparas: Ang Babaeng Hinugot sa Aking Tadyang Proserfina J. Valdez / Andrea
Sugat ng Kahapon Hilda
2009/2011 Show Me Da Manny Ella Paredes First Comedy Program
2009/2010 Mars Ravelo's : Darna Narda / Darna Second Mars Ravelo's Super Heroine Lead
2010 Anghel sa Lupa Theresa San Miguel
Endless Love Jenny Dizon / Jenny Cruz
Jillian: Namamasko Po Odessa Fuentes
2010/2012 Party Pilipinas Herself / Performer
2011 Spooky Nights: Bampirella Cinderella "Cindy" Dela Paz / Bampirella
2011/2012 Amaya[157] Amaya / Bai Amaya / Dian Amaya NOMINATED—Golden Screen TV Awards 2011 for Best Actress
WON—KZONE Awards for Favorite TV Actress
WON—NSSUAA 2012 for Best Actress
WON—NSSUAA 2013 for Best Actress
WON–Golden Screen TV Awards 2013 for Best Actress

First Ever Historical Epic Period Drama on Philippine Television
2012 My Beloved[158] Sharina Quijano
Tweets For My Sweet Megan "Meg" Reyes NOMINATED—STAR Awards for TV 2012 for Best Comedy Actress
NOMINATED—ENPRESS Screen TV Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Gag or Comedy Program
Pinoy Adventures Herself / Co-host First Hosting Stint
Showbiz Central Herself / Guest Co-Host
2012/2013 Temptation of Wife[159][160] Angeline Santos-Salcedo / Chantal Gonzales WON—STAR Awards for TV for Best Drama Actress
NOMINATED—ASIAN TV Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role
NOMINATED—ENPRESS TV Awards for Best Actress
Extra Challenge Herself / Co-Host NOMINATED—STAR Awards for Best Reality-Competition Host
2013 One Day, Isang Araw: Ang Sikreto ni Milette Milette
2014 Carmela[161][161] Carmela Fernandez / Catarina Bulaong
Panalangin Lauren
2014/On Hiatus Eat Bulaga! Herself / Segment Co-host Segment Co-host for Juan For All, All for Juan
2014 Marian[162] Herself / Host Self Titled Dance Program
Ismol Family Angge
Vampire Ang Daddy Ko Dang
2015 Eat Bulaga Lenten Special: Aruga ng Puso Vanjie NOMINATED—EB DABARKADS Awards for Best Actress
Pepito Manaloto: Ang Tunay na Kwento TBA


Year Film Title Role Notes
2005 Enteng Kabisote 2: Okay Ka Fairy Ko: The Legend Continues[163] Alyssa NOMINATED—STAR Awards for New Movie Actress of the Year
2006 Pamahiin[164] Becca
2007 Bahay Kubo[165] Lily
2008 Desperadas[166] Courtney
My Best Friend's Girlfriend[167] Grace NOMINATED—ENPRESS Golden Screen Awards for Best Actress
WON—Box-Office Entertainment Awards for Valentine Box-Office Queen
One True Love[168] Joy
Scaregivers[169] Cameo Role
Shake Rattle & Roll X Nieves
Desperadas 2 Courtney
2009 Tarot[170] Cara
2010 You to Me Are Everything Francisca/Iska Florantes
Super Inday and the Golden Bibe Inday/Super Inday NOMINATED—Metro Manila Film Festival Awards for Best Actress
2011 Temptation Island Cristina G.
Tween Academy: Class of 2012 Cameo Role
Ang Panday 2 Arlana NOMINATEDFAMAS Awards for Best Actress
2013 Dance of The Steelbars Cameo Role
My Lady Boss Evelyn Vallejo
Ekstra Herself/Belinda (cameo) NOMINATED—Worldfest-Houston International for Best Supporting Actress
Kung Fu Divas[171] Samantha NOMINATED-FAMAS Awards for Best Actress
2014 Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles 2 Cameo Role
My Big Bossing's Adventures Clarrisa



Year Title Label Sales Certification
2008 Marian Rivera Dance Hits[172]
Universal Records
15,000 copies
Double Platinum Award
ASAP Platinum Record Award
2009 Retro Crazy[173] Platinum Award
Gold Record Award


Year Title Label Sales Certification
2009 "Sabay Sabay Tayo"
Universal Records
15,000 copies Platinum Award
ASAP 24K Gold Award

Awards and recognition[edit]

Trivia's/Knowledge/Other Achievements[edit]

  • TV5's Showbiz Police 2014 Stylish of the Week
  • Unang Hirit's Hottest Celebrity Couple's with Dingdong Dantes - Included
  • GMA Network's Prime Time Queen of Primetime Drama Program
  • One of Philippines' Royal Couple of Philippine Showbiz Industry
  • One of Viki's 4 Crossover Asian Stars who have gone global
  • Ang Pinaka Hot Buff Showbiz Babes - Rank #1
  • StratPOLLS 2013: Most Trusted Female Celebrity Product Endorsers - Included: Rank #14
  • TRU Choice: Favorite Celebrities Survey - Included: Rank #3
  • Yes Magazine 100 Most Beautiful Stars: Included
  • Top 100 Most Beautiful Local Female Actress (Facebook) Ranked # 1


  • Yes Magazine Top 20 Stars who Ruled the decade (2000-2009) Rank # 16
  • BLOGAZINE PHILIPPINES' BP HotList10 Ranked # 1


  • Starmometer's Hottest Beauty for 2007 Ranked # 1
  • Starmometer's Hottest Beauty for September - October Ranked # 1
  • 2003 Manila Standard Today - Crush ng Bayan
  • 2008 Yes Mag. Reader's Choice Awards - Cover of the Year
  • 2008 Yes Mag. Reader's Choice Awards - Most Popular Loveteam (Dingdong-Marian)
  • 2009 StyleBible - Best Bondage Dress
  • 2009 QTV Ang Pinaka - Sexy in Bikini - Rank 1
  • 2009 YES Magazine 100 Most Beautiful Stars - Ranked 1
  • 2009 StyleBible - The Fairest of them All
  • 2009 StyleBible - Bare-Faced Beauty
  • 2009 StyleBible - Red-Hot Style Star
  • 2010 PinoyTop10’s Sexiest Female Celebrity for 2009
  • 2010 PinoyTop10’s Hottest Love Team for 2009 - Dingdong Dantes & Marian Rivera
  • 2010 Stylebible Reader's Choice - Preview Cover: Best of 2009
  • 2010 Stylebible Reader's Choice - Preview Cover: Best of 2009
  • 2010 Stylebible Reader's Choice - Celeb Look We Love: Best of 2009
  • Included as Mandaluyong City's Top 10 Taxpayer (Individual Category) for 2009
  • TV5's Juicy - Juiciest Female Celebrity Award for 2009
  • Included as Maxim Hot 100 Rank #2 for 2008
  • Included as Uno Real Hottest Rank #6 for 2008
  • Seventeen Magazine Naked Beauty - included for 2008
  • Yes Mag. Reader's Choice Awards - Young Female Superstar(2nd) for 2008
  • 2009 Yes Magazine Most Powerful in Showbiz - Rank 5
  • 2011 Pinaka-Palaban Women in Pinoy Showbiz - Rank 5
  • 2011 Pinaka-Hot Buff Babe - Rank 4
  • 2011 Yes Mag 100 Most Beautiful A-Lister
  • 2011 US Girls' One of 2011 Face of The Year
  • 2011 Yes Mag Top 20 Celebrity Endorsers- Rank 6


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