A sexy bombshell who is not shy of her sexuality and doesn’t mind being the
‘pin-up’ girl for many Filipino men, Maui Taylor was born Maureen Anne
Rodriguez Taylor on 28 June 1983, in Brighton East Sussex, England. The youngest
of four siblings, Maui came to Philippines during her teens, to be raised with
Her chance at showbiz came with the help of her cousin who was a dance crew
for a Philippines dance band. Her mesmerizing features ensured that Maui got
acting roles despite never having acted before in life. ‘Anna Karenina’
was her first TV Soap at the age of 14.
Fame touched her feet after her appearance on the cover of FHM’s (Philippine
edition) April issue in 2002. She starred in films ‘Tatarin’ and ‘S2pid
Luv’ under the Viva Films banner. Soon after, Maui got her first movie
role in ‘Gamitan’ that was a big hit at the box office. Here she played
the role of a college girl who loses her virginity to an abusive basketball
player and for this movie she appeared nude and performed sex scenes but without
any frontal nudity.
In 2002, Maui Taylor shared lead with another actor Rica Peralejo in the movie
‘Hibla’. The movie had some graphic sex scenes where both actors appeared
in nude and indulged in sex with different actors. The movie also had a French
kissing scene between Peralejo and Maui. No surprise then that Hibla was a big
grosser at the Box Office!
This 5’2’’ starred in ‘Sex Drive' in 2003, which also marked
the last year of her acting career. ‘Sex Drive’ inspired by ‘Y'
Tu MaMa Tambien’ though blasted by the critics managed to make a good amount
of money at the BO. Soon after, ‘Ang Huling Birhen Sa Lupa’ saw her
in the role of a mentally retarded girl. She shared screen space with veterans
Ara Mina and Jay Manalo. The movie was not a big grosser but won many awards
at the 2003 Manila Film Festival including Best Director, Best Picture, and
Best Actress for Ara.
Maui’s music career has taken off with the sexy music video ‘Sex
Goddess’ has become hugely popular. And she has been ranked #20 on FHM
Philippines list of 100 Sexiest Women in the World poll.