Marian Rivera Gracia popularly known as Marian Rivera was born on August 12, 1984 in Madrid Spain. She is a Filipina actress and commercial model. She is the only daughter of Francisco Javier Alonzo Gracia of Spanish descent and Amalia Rivera a Filipino. Her parents got separated when she was just two years old and her mother decided to come back to the Philippines. Her mother had to go back abroad to continue working and Marian was endorsed to the care of her maternal grandmother, Francisca Rivera who resides in Bacoor, Cavite. She had her schooling at the St. Francis of Assisi College System for her grade school and high school. She finished a degree in BS Psychology at De La Salle University Dasmarinas.
commercials were Skin white and Sky Flakes. Marian is famous for her roles in the movies Marimar, Dyesebel, Darna and Amaya. She has released and endorsed two albums: Marian Rivera Dance Hits which earned a platinum award and Retro Crazy. She also starred in movies which were box office hits like Panday 2, You To Me Are Everything and My Bestfriend’s Girlfriend. Marian is currently signed with GMA 7 and considered to be one of the soap opera queens in Philippine television.
She has gained many awards and recognitions among them are: 2009 Top Celebrity Endorsers, ranked # 5 (2009), 10 Most In-demand Celebrity Endorsers, ranked as # 3 (2010), Top 20 Endorsers (2011), hailed as FHM’s sexiest Woman (2009), She was hailed as GMA 7’s Primetime Queen. Her hobbies include dancing and listening to love songs. She is described by many as a strong person. She is mostly comfortable wearing just shoes, jeans and a shirt. She is currently in a relationship with Dingdong Dantes also an actor of the same television network.