Maria Isabel Lopez
|Maria Isabel Lopez|
Maria Isabel "Maribel" Pagunsan Lopez|
September 14, 1962
Olongapo City, Philippines
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.
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
- 2015 Won Cinema One Originals Film Festival Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role Lorna (2015)
- 2012 Nominated Gawad Urian Award Best Actress Cuchera (2011)
- 2011 Nominated (MMFF) Metro Manila Film Festival Best Supporting Actress http://www.ritwalthemovie.com/ (2011)
- 2011 Nominated (MMFF) Metro Manila Film Festival Best Supporting Actress TULAK (2010)
- 2011 Nominated Gawad Urian Award Best Supporting Actress Ways Of The Sea (2010)
- 2010 Won Gawad Genio Awards Best Supporting Actress Kinatay (2009)
- 2010 Nominated Gawad Urian Award Best Supporting Actress Kinatay (2009)
- 2010 Won Golden Screen Award Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role Kinatay (2009)
- 2010 Won Best Supporting Actress for " directed by
- 2010 Won Best Supporting Actress for Gawad Tanglaw Awards for the film directed by Brillante Mendoza
- 2010 Won Gawad Tanglaw Best Supporting Actress for directed by Neal Tan for Exogain Productions
- 2009 Nominated FAMAS Award Best Supporting Actress Ay Ayeng (2008)
- 2003 Nominated FAP Award Best Supporting Actress Lapu-Lapu (2002)
- 1990 Nominated Gawad Urian Award Best Supporting Actress Sa Kuko Ng Agila (1989)
- Siphayo (2016)
- Barcelona: A Love Untold (2016)
- Just the 3 of Us (2016)
- Maria Leonora Teresa (2014)
- Mariposa: Sa Hawla ng Gabi (2012)
- Ang Misis ni Meyor (2012)
- Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang (2012)
- Captive (2012)
- Ritwal: The Faithfools (2011)
- Sirip (2011)
- Cuchera (2011)
- HIV: Si Heidi, Si IVY At Si V (2010)
- Ika-Sampu (2010)
- Ang Babae Sa Sementeryo (2010)
- Ways of the Sea (2010)
- Working Girls (2010)
- Pilantik (2010)
- Kinatay (2009)
- Hilot (2009)
- Tulak (2009)
- Ay Ayeng (2008)
- Sa Kuko ng Agila (1989)
- MTRCB Awards for Film
- Brillante Mendoza
- http://www.pep.ph/news/25318/former-bb-pilipinas-universe-maria-isabel-lopez-attacks-bpci-head "Former Bb. Pilipinas-Universe Maria Isabel Lopez attacks BPCI head"
- http://www.pep.ph/news/12905/Maria-Isabel-Lopez-admits-past-relationships-with-politicians-and-lesbians "Maria Isabel Lopez admits past relationships with politicians and lesbians"
- http://www.pep.ph/news/33220/maria-isabel-lopez39s-career-blooms-anew-after-survivor-philippines-celebrity-doubles-showdown "Maria Isabel Lopez's career blooms anew after Survivor Philippines: Celebrity Doubles Showdown"