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Marian
Gracia Rivera is a Filipina-Spanish actress which was born on August 12, 1984
in Madrid, Spain. Her father’s name is Francisco Javier Gracia Alonso, who
is a Spaniard and married a Filipina name Amalia Rivera from Cavite. When her
parents separated 2 years after her birth, Rivera and her mom left Spain and flew
back to her mother’s hometown in the Philippines. In 2005, she was first
seen in Philippine Television via Tape Inc.’s afternoon drama, Kung Mamahalin
Mo Lang Ako and became a lead actress for the soap opera itself. However, Marian’s
role did not come until 2007 when she was cast for the title role in the Philippine
version of “Marimar”.