Beautiful Filipina Actresses 2
More Beautiful Pinay Actresses with Anne Curtis, Maui Taylor, Jennylyn Mercado, Judy Ann Santos and more.
Here is my second article about beautiful Filipina actresses. models and singers.
Last time we covered stars that you may know of like Katrina Halili, Angel Locsin, Marian Rivera, Sarah Geronimo and others, but this time we have some lovely ladies that you may not be as familiar with.
Of course if you live in the Philippines you probably have heard of them.
Here in the USA though, the Philippine entertainment industry really hasn't caught on yet.
Though with gorgeous and talented ladies like these...it probably wont be long until it does.
Anne Curtis was born in Yarrawonga, Victoria, Australia on February 17th, 1985.
She is of Filipina and Australian descent.
Anne has one of those Hollywood stories.
She was discovered sitting in a booth eating with her mother and father at a Jollibee (a fast-food restaurant chain based in the Philippines) restaurant by a talent agent.
Anne started out on TV in 1995 on TGIS (Thank God It’s Sabado).
Her film debut came in 1997 in the movie Magic Kingdom.
Anne Curtis at Amazon
The beautiful Maui Taylor is a Filipino model, singer, and actress.
She was born on June 28th, 1983 in Brighton, East Sussex, England.
Maui gets her exotic looks from her Filipino and English heritage.
In 1995, she appeared (like Anne Curtis) on TGIS, and after that, the age of fourteen, she was cast in the Filipino TV soap opera Anna Karenina.
She became a huge teen star, but she really didn't hit her height of popularity until 2002 when she appeared on the cover of FHM magazine.
With that, Maui successfully crossed over from teen star to sex symbol.
In 2002, she got her first starring role in the movie Gamitan as Cathy Manalo and the film was a smash.
Although most of her roles were of a sexy nature, she changed all that in 2003's Ang Huling Birhen Sa Lupa when she played Cion, a mentally retarded girl who was supposed to be sixteen, but have the mentality of a ten year old.
At the 2003 Manila Film Festival, she was nominated for Best Actress for the role.
Filipina actress and singer Jennylyn Mercado was born on May 15th, 1987 in Las Piñas City, Metro Manila, Philippines.
Jennylyn is a well rounded entertainer.
She made her acting debut in 2003 on the Filipino soap opera Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay and has gone on to appear in almost thirty television shows.
Jennylyn made her film acting debut in the 2004 comedy/drama So... Happy Together .
Then there is her recording career.
She has released three studio albums, Living the Dream (2004), Letting Go (2006), and Love Is... (2010).
Jennylyn also released a Christmas single, Its Christmas All Over the World in 2005, appeared on the soundtrack of Moments of Love in 2006 and released a compilation album (Kahit Sandali, The Best of Jennylyn Mercado) in 2008.
Judy Ann Santos
Judy Ann Santos is one multi-talented lady.
She's a film and television actress, a product endorser, a recording artist, and a film producer.
Judy (or Juday/Judai) was born on May 11th, 1978 in Manila, Philippines.
In 1986 she got her first role (at the age of eight!) in the TV series, Kaming Mga Ulila.
In 1988, she landed the role of Ula in Ula, Ang Batang Gubat.
That same year she made her film debut in Silang Mga Sisiw Sa Lansangan.
Judy has appeared in close to seventy films and over thirty TV shows and specials and she has racked up a staggering list of awards and nominations.
Filipino actress Joyce Jimenez was actually born here in the US on March 21st, 1978 in Los Angeles, California.
Her parents were Filipino migrants and she was born Joyce Herrín Reintegrado.
Although she grew up in LA, when she graduated from High School, she moved to the Philippines.
Joyce competed in the Miss Taguig - Hollywood pageant in 1996 and although she didn’t win, she did win Miss Photogenic.
She made her acting debut in the 1997 action film, Habang nasasaktan lalong tumatapang and has gone on to appear in almost thirty TV shows and movies.
Her last major role was on the Philippine TV series Lupin, which interestingly is based on the Japanese manga and anime series Lupin III.
In 2008 she was involved in a bad car accident which took quite a bit of rehabilitation to get over.
But on October 16, 2008, she and her husband Paul Ely Egbalic had their first child, a baby girl named Jorja.
Japanese-Filipina actress Iwa Moto was born Aileen Quimado Iwamoto on August 29th, 1988 in Las Piñas City, Metro Manila, Philippines.
Iwa rose to fame in 2005 on the third season of StarStruck: The Nationwide Invasion where she made it all the way up to First Princess.
She has gone on to appear in almost thirty television shows including Darna in 2009 as Valentina.
As far as films go, Iwa has not appeared in that many.
She had Pitong Dalagita and White Lady in 2006 and Shake, Rattle & Roll X: Nieves and My Monster Mom in 2008.
Iwa is frequently on the MAXIM Philippines and FHM Philippines Hottest lists.
Oh and by the way, Iwa is also trained in Brazilian Ju Jitsu.
Aubrey Miles was born on March 16th, 1982 in Caloocan, Philippines.
She is a TV host, singer and actress.
As a teenager, Aubrey was already doing sitcoms and appearing in beauty pageants.
Her first movie role was in the film Prosti in 2002.
Aubrey has gone on to do 12 movies and appear in at least two TV series.
She also appeared as herself in "The Amazing Race Asia".
Ehra Madrigal is a Filipina actress.
She was born Geralyn Gaspar Madrigal on June 25th, 1985 in Quezon City, Philippines and she is the older sister of another Filipina actress, Michelle Madrigal.
In 2003, Ehra appeared on the morning talk show Home Boy and the musical variety show ASAP.
Her first real acting role was on the TV series Mulawin and its spin-off series, Encantadia.
She also appeared on the soap opera Kung Mamahalin Mo Lang Ako along with Marian Rivera.
Ehra has appeared in eighteen TV shows so far (yes, including Darna in 2009 in which Marian Rivera played the lead role).
She has also appeared in several films, the first being Enteng Kabisote 2: Okay Ka Fairy Ko: The Legend Continues (2005), again with Marian Rivera.
They must be BFFs by now.
Rufa Mae Quinto
Rufa Mae Quinto is a Filipino actress and comedienne born on May 28th, 1978.
A lot of fans know her as "Booba" or "Boobita Rose" and are familiar with her catchphrases "Ok, fine", "`Todo Na To", "Pasensiya Na", "Para sa Bayan", "Move on", "GO GO GO" and "To the highest level!”
Rufa started out in films in 1994 in the action/comedy/mystery Kalabog en Bosyo, and that same year she appeared on the variety show That's Entertainment on the GMA Network.
She is a very hard working actress, appearing in close to seventy TV shows and films.
Yes she was in Darna in 2009 as Francesca.
Rufa has won several PMPC Star Awards for TV including Best Comedy Actress and Supporting Actress.
Filipina actress, model and singer Gretchen Barretto was born on March 6, 1970.
Acting must run in her blood, because not only is she an actress, but her two younger sisters Marjorie Barretto and Claudine Barretto are actresses as well.
And she is the sister in law of Filipino comedians and actors Dennis Padilla and Raymart Santiago.
Gretchen made her acting debut in the comedy/drama Tender Age in 1984.
She has since been very prolific, appearing in close to fifty TV shows and movies.
Gretchen just finished up the Philippine suspense drama series Magkaribal and will be appearing in Pinulot Lang Kita Sa Lupa in 2011.
Filipino actress, model, columnist of FHM Philippines and TV and radio host, Asia Agcaoili was born on September 20, 1983 in Isabela, Philippines.
Asia started out on the ABC (no, not that one, this is the Associated Broadcasting Company) on the reality TV show Singles.
She next appeared on the GMA Network reality game show Extra Challenge.
Asia moved on to become a disk jockey on a radio station and an advice columnist for FHM Philippines.
Then she moved on to become the host of Pinoy Big Brother.
(Is Big Brother everywhere?)
Vina Morales was born Sharon García Magdayao on October 17th, 1975 in Bogo, Cebu, Philippines.
She is a Filipina singer, actress and model.
Vina started out as a singer, and this lead to her being discovered by Viva Films (a Filipino film production company), who offered her a singing and acting contract.
She has gone on to appear in 18 TV series and special, and over forty movies.
Two of which were Darna and Captain Barbell.
(see? I had to throw in at least one comic reference).
Her younger sister, Shaina Magdayao, is a well known teenage actress in the Philippines.
Filipina-German actress Bianca King was actually born in Germany on March 18th, 1985, but she has achieved fame in the Philippines.
She started out as a model at the age of thirteen, and made her acting debut at the age of fourteen on GMA Network's Click.
She then appeared on 3R and went from there to Mulawin.
Although she didn’t appear on Darna, she did appear on the Filipino superhero TV show Super Twins and she will be appearing in the 2011 series Captain Barbell based on a character created by Mars Ravelo, the same man that created Darna.
So I guess that kinda counts.
All in all, Bianca has appeared in over twenty television shows and thirteen films.
Filipina actress, TV host and model Maria Izadora Ussher Calzado is better known to her fans as Iza Calzado.
Iza was born on August 12th, 1982 in Quezon City, Philippines.
She started out dubbing in the voices of Mexican telenovelas and moved on to roles on soaps.
Since her acting debut in 2001, she has appeared and starred in an amazing forty four television shows and over thirty films!
Iza does not just sit around.
She has also appeared on FHM Philippines 100 Sexiest Women in the World list seven times.
A name like Sam Pinto doesn't immediately stir up ideas of a gorgeous woman.
But Smuelle Lynne Acosta Pinto is just that.
Born on December 11th, 1989 in the Philippines, Sam started out as a very successful model, then appeared on Pinoy Big Brother: Double Up.
Since 2009 she has appeared on almost 20 TV shows and she has appeared in 7 films.
FHM Philippines voted her the Sexiest Woman in the World in 2012 and 2013.