The daughter of a US serviceman and a Filipina, Maureen Mauricio was one of, if not the, most beautiful starlets of the Bold era. With a mixed heritage, she had fair skin, a gorgeous face and a voluptuous figure. Her acting career was launched when she was just thirteen years old in the 1984 movie Nalalasap Ang Hapdi. The following year she had a minor role in the bold movie Climax, in which she acted alongside bold icons Anna Marie Gutierrez and Barbra Benitez. In 1986, at the age of fifteen, she exploded onto the bold scene, staring in ten films. Some of her notable movies include:
1986 Tukso Sa Mundo
1986 Sabik… Kasalanan Ba?
1986 Nag-aapoy Na Gabi
1986 Huwag Pamarisan: Kulasisi
1986 Di Maghilom Ang Sugat
1987 Killer AIDS
1988 Batang Matadera
In the 1990’s, Maureen moved from bold movies to serious dramatic roles in both film and television. After working with several esteemed directors, her career slowed. While accepting small parts and guest appearances on television, she ran a beauty parlor and focused on raising her three daughters. In recent years, she has accepted more television roles, including the 2017 series Maalaala Mo Kaya. Her acting and screen presence are highly regarded within the industry. Neither her looks nor her talent have faded with age, and she remains a strikingly beautiful woman.
Barbara’s real name was Angelita Aguas. Her slender figure, babyface and beautiful smile captured the interest of Regal Films producer Mother Lily and director Marilou Diaz-Abaya, who gave her the screen name Barbara Benitez. Her short bold career was launched in the 1985 movie, Sensual, in which Barbara engaged in softcore sex with both men and women. Her second and last movie was Climax, after which she disappeared from the public eye.
Little is known about Barbara’s life after her short acting career except that she was happily married to Roberto Edwin Gonzalez Francisco, with whom she had eight children. She and her family were living in Tahanan Village, Parañaque City. She resurfaced briefly in 2006 with a public plea for help in locating her husband after he went missing when returning from filing a burglary report at the police station.
Born in 1964, Anna Marie began her acting career at the age of fifteen in the family comedy movie Dolphy’s Angels (1980). Over the next three years, she appeared in over twenty films. Her signature short hair and cute, girl-next-door looks made her a standout.
When she was 18, she began to star in mature movies such as Harot and Dagta. Her comely face was matched by a slender, beautiful body and gravity defying breasts.
It was the bold film Scorpio Nights in 1985 that catapulted her to full stardom. Considered by many to be a classic of Philippine cinema, and perhaps the most erotic of all the 80’s Bold era films, Scorpio Nights was first released uncut in a limited run at the Manila Film Center in 1985, where it shocked viewers. Although its wide theatrical release was censored, the uncut version was later released on DVD. Anna Marie went on to star in numerous other bold films such as Takaw Tukso, Climax, Unfaithful Wife, and Di Mahilom ang Sugat. She stopped acting in 1988, but her impact on Philippines bold movies will never be forgotten.
Rumor has it that she married a wealthy businessman before relocating to the United States. She was a former office manager for a surgical doctor in a New York hospital. Now divorced, she is a homemaker in Westchester, NY, where she has one daughter.
Here is a preview of one of the most famous scenes from Scorpio Nights. Daniel Fernando has sex with Anna Marie, who pretends to be sleeping: