In 1984, Marian Rivera was born in Madrid, Spain to a Spanish father and Filipina mother. After her parents separated Rivera’s mother moved to the Philippines, where Marian grew up. At a young age, Marian starred in a collection of soap operas. She then moved to full-length feature films and has become a major star in the Philippines. Rivera has appeared in films that have grossed more than PhP 100 million at the box office. These include My Best Friend’s Girlfriend, You To Me Are Everything, and Panday 2. She has also starred on some of the most popular TV shows in the Philippines, such as Marimar, Dyesebel, and Darna.
Marian Rivera has performed the choreography on two studio albums, Marian Rivera Dance Hits (2008) and Retro Crazy (2009), and sang a hit single, “Sabay Sabay Tayo” on Retro Crazy. She is also a successful model and one of the top product endorsers in the Philippines. In 2011, Rivera headlined GMA Network’s epic series Amaya. It was also confirmed that she will partner once again with actor Dingdong Dantes in the most-awaited fantasy series of GMA-7, “My Beloved,” which is currently in pre-production for 2012.