Rosemarie Sonora

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Rosemarie Sonora
Born Rosa Maria Sonora y Levy
(1948-04-14) April 14, 1948 (age 70)
Bacolod City, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Occupation Actress
Years active 1953-1987;1995
Children Sheryl Cruz
Renzo Cruz

Rosa Maria Sonora y Levy (born April 14, 1948 in Bacolod City, Philippines) is a former actress.


She was born to an American mother of French and Jewish extraction and a Filipino father of Spanish-Chinese descent.[1] Her sister, Susan Roces, and her daughter, Sheryl Cruz, are also actresses.

She was billed as Rosemarie during her first movie, "Ulilang Anghel" in the late 50s, and even during her heydays as a teen actress during the mid to late 60s. Most of her movie then were fantasy-comedy-musical flicks which were moneymakers like "Juanita Banana" (1968) and Rikkitik loves Rositik (1969) and a lot more.She became the princess of Sampaguita Pictures and one of the stars of Star 66, co-starring with Loretta Marquez, Gina Pareño, Blanca Gomez, and Shirley Moreno.

During the early 70s, she had her weekly drama show, entitled "Rosemarie" over ABS-CBN. She had to take a leave from showbiz when she gave birth to Wowie Cruz.

She was once married to the late Ricky Belmonte, they separated. She later married an American and resides in California, long retired from acting.[citation needed]


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