Maria Isabel Lopez

Maria Isabel Lopez
Born Maria Isabel "Maribel" Pagunsan Lopez
(1962-09-14) September 14, 1962
Olongapo City, Philippines
Occupation Actress
Years active 1982-present

Maria Isabel Lopez was (born September 14, 1962 in Olongapo City, Philippines) is a Filipino movie and television actress. She was the Binibining Pilipinas Universe 1982 titleholder and represented the Philippines in the Miss Universe 1982 Pageant in Lima, Peru.


Maria Isabel "Maribel" Pagunsan Lopez is from Cagayan de Oro City. She won the Binibining Pilipinas Universe beauty pageant in 1982. Lopez got controversial when she entered the movies. Her first movie Sana, Bukas Pa Ang Kahapon in 1983, starred Hilda Koronel, Lorna Tolentino, Dindo Fernando and Jay Ilagan, and was directed by Romy Suzara. She was in the original cast of Working Girls (1984), a big hit comedy, starring Gina Pareno, Rio Locsin, and directed by National Artist Ishmael Bernal. She did daring movies' Silip: Daughters of Eve by Elwood Perez (1985), Isla (1985) by Celso Ad Castillo, Hubo Sa Dilim (1985), Mga Nakaw Na Sandali (1986) and Dingding Lang ang Pagitan (1986) among others.

She won the Golden Screen Award Best Supporting Actress Award for Kinatay (2009). Lopez walked the red carpet at the Cannes International Film Festival in France for Brilliante Mendoza's award-winning film, Kinatay (2009).

Lopez was the line producer for Tulak (2009), and HIV: Si Heidi, Si Ivy at Si V (2010). She was also in the cast again for the modern sequel, Working Girls (2010 film) for GMA Films under the helm of Jose Javier Reyes. Lopez was one of the castaways in GMA Network's Survivor Philippines: Celebrity Doubles Showdown (2011-2012), in tandem with her daughter, Mara Lopez, also an actress in her own right having won Cinema One Originals Best Actress 2012. She played the mother of Sid Lucero in GMA-7's prime time series, Legacy (2012).

Lopez is a Fine Arts Graduate of the University of the Philippines Diliman and is member of the NCCA (National Commission for Culture and Arts), and was Secretary of the Committee on Visual Arts for the year 2011-2013.

Personal life

She married Japanese national Hiroshi Yokohama but separated. They have two children. She has a daughter, Mara Lopez, who is now an actress. And Ken Yokohama, a Civil Engineering student of DLSU. Lopez studied Fine Arts at the University of the Philippines.

Awards & nominations

Selected filmography


Year Title Role Network
2016 Doble Kara Rona Mallari ABS-CBN
2016 FPJ's Ang Probinsyano Clarissa Subito ABS-CBN
2016 Wansapanataym: Candy's Crush Venus Angara ABS-CBN
2016 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Pole Samantha ABS-CBN
2015 Pangako Sa'Yo Isabel Miranda ABS-CBN
2015 Bridges of Love Veronica ABS-CBN
2015 Karelasyon N/A GMA Network
2015 Imbestigador: Hinalay sa loob ng bahay (Gupit Panty) Janet Buenavista GMA Network
2014 Ang Lihim Ni Annasandra Rosario GMA Network
2014 Ipaglaban Mo: Paano Na Ang Pangarap? Aling Mila ABS-CBN
2014 The Legal Wife Sandra De Villa ABS-CBN
2013 Bayan Ko Sylvia Rubio GMA News TV
2012 Magdalena Julia 'Huling' Hermoso GMA Network
2012 Kung Ako'y Iiwan Mo Sonia Pedroso ABS-CBN
2012 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Gong Special Guest ABS-CBN
2012 Legacy Lala Salcedo GMA Network
2012 Kapitan Awesome Samantha Hussein TV5
2011 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Tungkod Linda ABS-CBN
2011 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Bracelet Special Guest ABS-CBN
2010 Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Alyna Fausta Del Carmen ABS-CBN
2010 Star Confessions: Tisay - The Lala Montelibano Confession Lydia TV5
2010 Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Love Me Again Sonia Barrera ABS-CBN
2010 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Saranggola Special Guest ABS-CBN
2009 Lovers In Paris Julia Francisco-Gatus ABS-CBN
2009 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Videoke Special Guest ABS-CBN
2009 Parekoy Mother Dear ABS-CBN
2009 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Kalendaryo Special Guest ABS-CBN
2004 Spirits Queen of the Engkanto ABS-CBN
1998 Halik Sa Apoy Marta GMA Network


See also

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  1. MTRCB Awards for Film
  2. Kinatay
  3. Brillante Mendoza
  4. Kinatay
  5. "Former Bb. Pilipinas-Universe Maria Isabel Lopez attacks BPCI head"
  6. "Maria Isabel Lopez admits past relationships with politicians and lesbians"
  7. "Maria Isabel Lopez's career blooms anew after Survivor Philippines: Celebrity Doubles Showdown"

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