Marian Rivera took trip down memory lane and reminisced about some of her hit series that landed on Philippine Television.
“Every soap that I did is special and truly memorable for me. How about you? Alin dito ang namimiss niyo at gusto panuorin ulit? Let me know your faves in the comments section! 💕”
The majority of her work was with her now-husband, Dingdong Dantes.
Rivera auditioned for and won the lead role in GMA Network’s adaptation of the popular Mexican series Marimar (based on Televisa’s 1994 Mexican telenovela of the same title). Playing opposite Dingdong Dantes, the show became the highest-rated prime time drama show on Philippine television at that time and launched Rivera to stardom.
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. That year, she won an award for her work on the show, as well as several product endorsements. She was named the country’s sexiest woman by FHM magazine and was also included in the “hottest” list of other magazines like Maxim and Uno.
Because of Marimar, Marian won the following awards: Fil-Am Visionary Awards for Favorite Actress, USTv Student Choice for Most Popular Actress in a Drama/Miniseries, Guillermo Box-office Awards for Most Promising Female Star and Guillermo Box-office Awards for Phenomenal TV Star.
Rivera played the title role in Dyesebel, which premiered on April 28, 2008, the famous Philippine mermaid character has been played by many actresses from as early as 1970. The series is another team-up with Dantes.
Marian was paired with Dennis Trillo in a TV adaptation of the famous superheroine created by Mars Ravelo. She played Narda, who turns into superheroine Darna, after swallowing a magical stone. Nestor Torre of Philippine Daily Inquirer described the series as “loud and livid”, praising Rivera’s acting.
2009 Ang Babaeng Hinugot sa Aking Tadyang
The series is an adaptation of Carlo J. Caparas’ graphic novel. Directed by Joyce E. Bernal and Topel Lee, it starred Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera. It premiered on February 9, 2009, on the network’s Telebabad line up and worldwide on February 11, 2009, on GMA Pinoy TV. The series concluded on May 1, 2009, with a total of 63 episodes.
2010 Endless Love
Rivera starred in the Philippine adaptation of Endless Love, a Korean series, aired on GMA Network. The series is based on a 2000 South Korean television series, Autumn in My Heart. Directed by Mac Alejandre and Andoy Ranay, it starred Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera. It premiered on June 28, 2010, on the network’s Telebabad line up replacing The Last Prince. The series concluded on October 15, 2010, with a total of 80 episodes.
Marian headlined Amaya, a historical drama fiction depicting early Filipinos in the 16th century. She won several awards and accolades including “Favorite TV Actress” at the 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.
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2012 My Beloved
In 2012, Rivera headlined My Beloved, a Filipino romance drama-suspense-thriller series created and written by RJ Nuevas, under the helm of Dominic Zapata and Lore Reyes.
2013 Temptation of Wife
In the latter part of 2012, Rivera starred in the Philippine adaptation of a popular Korean series, Temptation of Wife, which aired on the same network. She played Angeline, a long-suffering wife, who is lied to by her husband, Marcel, and her friend, Heidi. Angeline returned as “Chantal”, a rich sophisticated woman who takes revenge on the people who had hurt her. The series once again gave fame to Rivera in various Asian countries, resulting in a fan meeting and television guesting in Vietnam, where the series was aired, along with her other works. The series gave Rivera a “Best Actress” award at the PMPC Star Awards for TV.
Rivera returned to prime time with a heavy-drama project Carmela (formerly “Catarina”) broadcast by GMA Network beginning January 27, 2014, where she was paired with Alden Richards.
2017 Super Ma’am
Super Ma’am was a Philippine television drama action-fantasy series broadcast by GMA Network. Directed by Lord Alvin Madridejos and Albert Langitan, it starred Marian Rivera in the title role. It premiered on September 18, 2017, on the network’s Telebabad line up replacing Alyas Robin Hood and aired worldwide on GMA Pinoy TV. The series concluded on January 26, 2018, with a total of 95 episodes.