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MariMar (Philippine remake) as MariMar Perez / Bella Aldama
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Marian Rivera (pronounced: [maˈɾjan riˈβeɾa]), (born Marián Gracia Rivera on August 12, 1984 in Madrid, Spain) is a Filipina commercial model and actress, known for her roles in Marimar, Dyesebel, Darna, Amaya and Temptation of Wife. She rose to fame for her title role in the Philippine remake of MariMar.
Rivera began her career as a ramp and commercial model, which landed her with an appearance on TV advertisements for Skin White Lotion and Sky Flakes crackers. Production company TAPE Inc. then signed her to cast in a series of afternoon soap operas for GMA Network: Kung Mamahalin Mo Lang Ako, Agawin Mo Man Ang Lahat (where she was named as the “Best New Female Personality” at the 2006 PMPC Star Awards and Pinakamamahal. Oyo Boy Sotto was her leading man in these soaps. GMA Network then cast her into mother roles for the afternoon Philippine-Malaysian drama Muli and the primetime telefantasya Super Twins. But her biggest break came when she won the title role of Marimar, the remake of the Mexican telenovela which starred Thalia. She auditioned and bested all other young stars who were vying for the highly-coveted role. Marimar was consistently the highest rating show on Philippine primetime TV according to AGB Nielsen during its airing (2007-2008). Her team-up with one of GMA Network’s most bankable young actors, Dingdong Dantes (playing Sergio Santibanez in Marimar), proved to be a huge success. GMA Network Executives dubbed her as “The Next Big Star.” She is now tagged as Philippine’s Primetime Princess after her successful debut starrer.
Later, Rivera Awarded in GMMSF Inc. honoring her as Phenomenal TV Star in the 38th Box-Office Entertainment Awards.
Rivera also starred in two MMFF movie entries such as Bahay Kubo and Desperadas. In 2008, Rivera`s starred her first leading lady movie with Richard Gutierrez in the hit blockbuster romantic-comedy My Best Friend`s Girlfriend.
As a recording artist, Rivera has released two studio albums: the platinum hits Marian Rivera Dance Hits and Retro Crazy. She has also starred in some box-office movies such as: My Bestfriend's Girlfriend, Tarot, You to Me Are Everything, and Panday 2.
In 2009, Rivera ranked #5 in Manila Standard's "2009 Top Celebrity Endorsers", #3 in "Top 10 Most In-demand Celebrity Endorsers in 2010 and was also included in 2011's Top 20 Endorsers. She was hailed as FHM's Sexiest Woman in 2008 and recently, for the second time this 2013 dethroning Sam Pinto as the Sexiest Woman in the Philippines.
Rivera was born in Madrid, Spain to Francisco Javier Gracia Alonso, a Spaniard and Amalia Rivera, a Filipina from Cavite, Philippines. After her parents separated 2 years after her birth, her mother brought her to the Philippines where she grew up most of her life. 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. She also tried becoming a SPED teacher before she was discovered for showbiz.
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Saint Francis of Assisi College
De La Salle University-Dasmariñas for B.S. Psychology, Philippines
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Full Name at Birth
Marian Rivera Gracia-Dantes
Strong and sweet person
SkinWhite (Skinwhite Lotion) , Sky Flakes (A well-known biscuit product in the Philippines) , Particles (A brand clothing apparels.) , Maxi-peel Whitening Sunblock (During MariMar fever along with Kristine Hermosa) , Maxi-peel Exfoliant Cream , Del Monte Fit `N Right (Energy juice drink with Richard Gutierrez & Mariel Rodriguez as endorsers) , Karimadon (A brand clothing apparels.) , Maxi-peel Soap , PLDT Landline Plus Prepaid , PLDT Touch Card , Sunsilk Shampoo (With the slogan "Life Can`t Wait" along with Heart Evangelista, Maja Salvador & Nikki Gil) , Nesvita Cereal Milk Drink , San Mig Light (A light beer brand product along onscreen loveteam Dingdong Dantes) , Hapee Toothpaste , Grand Matador Brandy (An alcoholic drink brand with loveteam partner Dingdong Dantes) , Maxi-peel Exfoliant Soap , Hawaiian Sun (Juice drink product) , Jag Jeans , Phoenix Gasoline 
Francisco Javier Gracia Alonso (A Spaniard (Madrid, Spain))
Amalia Rivera (Filipina from Cavite, Philippines)
Shi Tzu (Dog - She used to have a pet Shi Tzu, but she had to give it away because she is allergic to dogs)
Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle , The Devil Wears Prada 
He Is Not Into You (Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo) 
Mostly Love Songs
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Actress, Endorser, Producer
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
Triple A Management (Tony Tuviera) 2013-Present
Marian Rivera Gracia-Dantes (born Marian Gracia y Rivera; August 12, 1984 in Madrid, Spain), known professionally as Marian Rivera, is a Spanish Filipino commercial model and actress, best known for her roles in Marimar, Dyesebel, Amaya, and Temptation of Wife.
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Popoy Caritativo (Manager) 2005-2013
Talk N' Text
Liz Uy (Stylist), Mark Nicdao (Photographer), Bambbi Fuentes (Make-Up Artist) [2005-Present]
Roxanne Barcelo (Actress), Ana Feleo (Actress)
Smart Free Internet, Hana Beach Shampoo, Natasha Beauty, Biofitea, CAVITEX Cavite Expressway, San Marino Chili Corned Tuna, Real Leaf, San Marino Corned Tuna, San Marino Tuna Paella, Honda beat, Honda Scooters, Panasonic, Kopiko Café Blanca
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Marian Rivera is an only child that started her stardom by getting herself involved with TV commercials and ramp modeling. Skin White and Sky Flakes were the first two commercials that she made. With her beauty, gorgeous looks and acting talent, Marian never expected her life to be with showbiz, since she knew that it would be difficult and complicated to this kind of industry. Marian said that her destiny brought her into this career and where she will truly succeed and share her talent to a lot of people. Her dream is just simple; she only wants a very good and peaceful life. She wants to have a lovely house and have a business as well so that whenever some things happen to her, she will have a fallback. Marian loves dancing, listening to music most especially love songs. Words that definitely describe Marian would be a very strong and sweet person. Her favorite fashion attire would be rubber shoes, jeans and shirt.
Marian Rivera was able to have some afternoon soap operas for TAPE Inc. and GMA Network that includes Kung Mamahalin Mo Lang Ako, Agawin Mo Man Ang Lahat and Pinakamamahal which also starred Oyo Boy Sotto. A lot of soap operas then followed after that. Marian became very popular when she had the role of Marimar, Philippine remake. Now, she has been considered as one of the soap opera queens.
Maria Letizia Dantes (Daughter)
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Married||Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes have been married since 30th Dec 2014.|||