Francine Prieto

Anna Marie Falcon (born September 17, 1982 in Las Piñas, Philippines), known by her stage name Francine Prieto is a Filipino actress, fashion model, radio DJ, and singer.[1] She is Chinese Filipino of half Norwegian descent. [2]

Francine Prieto
Born
Anna Marie Falcon

(1982-09-17) September 17, 1982 (age 40)
Las Piñas, Philippines
OccupationActress, host, model, singer
Years active2000–present
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)

EducationEdit

Prieto studied B.S. Psychology at Adamson University but was unable to finish her degree when she joined show business.[3]

CareerEdit

Prieto began her career in the entertainment industry as a member of That's Entertainment. In her teen years, she showed the makings of a high-profile model that got her into the modeling industry. At 13, she was fielded in the Elite Model Look Search Philippines 1994 (formerly Look of the Year) and she emerged as one of the finalists. Top model Linda Evangelista flew into Manila to judge the search. Prieto, then known as Anna Marie Falcon did ramp modelling and photoshoots with her stunning Eurasian features towering at 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) in her teen years.

A professional model at 14, she joined the Bodyshots Philippines competition[4] and landed as 1st runner-up. It opened more doors for her in the modeling industry for years. Prieto represented the Philippines at the Miss South East Asia Peninsula International Pageant where she emerged as 2nd runner-up. In 2003, she was ventured into a major beauty contest, Binibining Pilipinas 2003 pageant.[5][6] Unfortunately, although she did well in the competition, she only managed to reach the Top 12 finalists.[6] Prieto screened as a candidate for Mutya ng Pilipinas 2003 but eventually dropped the plans after being offered exclusive starring roles contract by a then giant production outfit, Seiko Films. Prieto hold the record as 2 months from its first appearance from FHM Philippines as cover girl for November 2003.[citation needed]

As an actress, she did several sexy roles with Seiko Films together with Diana Zubiri. Her biggest break was when she played Queen Avria in Etheria, the second book of Encantadia. She has also done comic roles in Bubble Gang, where she was one of the mainstays. She recently played Kuran, a villainess in Kamandag. She also played a supporting role as Aureana in Codename: Asero. In early 2009, she played Sheila, one of the villains in Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang.[citation needed]

As of 2012, she played Mrs. Smith in Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo. Prieto terminated her contract with GMA-7.[7] She has a contract with Kapamilya, although it is non-exclusive.[clarification needed] In 2010, she played a vampire co-revolutionary leader Imelda Fontanilla, in the supernatural thriller series Imortal.[citation needed]

Also in 2010, Prieto became the model and face of Ever Bilena Cosmetics.[8] Aside from being an actress, she was a radio presenter at DZMM TeleRadyo's program 'Ka-Date' together with Bobby Yan,[9] which also aired on DZMM 630 simultaneously.

In 2016 Prieto returned in GMA Network and made a part in the teleserye entitled Oh, My Mama! last 2015.

Personal lifeEdit

On March 26, 2010, Prieto's mother Amelia Falcon died at age 54 from ovarian cancer.[10][11] Prieto has a paternal younger half-sister who lives in Norway,[2] as well as a maternal older half-brother, and three more younger siblings from her stepfather.[citation needed]

FilmographyEdit

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Network
2022 First Lady Former First Lady Soledad Cortez GMA Network
2019 Hanggang sa Dulo ng Buhay Ko Mercedes "Mercy" De Jesus-Calderon
2018 Daig Kayo ng Lola Ko: Nonoy, ang Santang Pinoy Mama
Daig Kayo ng Lola Ko: Ex-B Academy Mama
Daig Kayo ng Lola Ko: Si Princess Frances at ang Gisantes Mahal na Reyna
2017–2018 Haplos Mercedes "Cedes" Bermudez-Alonzo
2017 Ipaglaban Mo!: Laro Lanie ABS-CBN
2016 Till I Met You Catherine
Oh, My Mama! Loresca Ganzon
Dolce Amore Claudia Buenaventura
Carlo J. Caparas' Ang Panday Rosanna F. Yambao
2015 Flordeliza Grace Magtanggol
2½ Daddies Mrs. Kurosawa
2014 Trenderas Viveka
2012 Ina, Kapatid, Anak Martina Lagdameo
2010 Imortal Imelda Fontanilla
Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Alyna Aida Natividad / Mira Fuentes
Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo Olivia Smith
2009 Sana Ngayong Pasko Aisha Dionisio GMA Network
Mars Ravelo's Darna Lucifera / Babaeng Tuod (Season 1)
Ang Babaeng Hinugot sa Aking Tadyang Sheila
2008 Codename: Asero Aureana
2007–2008 Carlo J. Caparas' Kamandag Queen Kuran
2007 Bahay Mo Ba 'To? Jingle
2006 Magpakailanman Various roles
Fantastikids Armana
Encantadia: Pag-ibig Hanggang Wakas Queen Avria
2005–2006 Etheria
2005–2010 Bubble Gang Herself
2005 Love to Love Various roles
2003–2004 All Together Now
1993–1996 That's Entertainment Herself/Performer

FilmsEdit

Year Title Role Notes
as Francine Prieto
2014 Feng Shui 2
2011 My House Husband: Ikaw Na! Tessie
TBA Atang Family
2008 Iskul Bukol: 20 Years After
2007 Enteng Kabisote 4: The Beginning of the Legend
Silip
2006 Bridal Shower
2005 Bikini Open
2004 Liberated 2
2003 Liberated
as Anna Marie Falcon
1997 Abuso: Case #6433
Imbestigasyon Kay Lolita Macarena
Thalia
1996 Tukso Layuan Mo Ako 2
Patikim ng Pinya
1994 Sobra Talaga... Overr!!
1993 Divine Mercy sa Buhay Ni Sister Faustina
1991 Darna
1990 Hindi Laruan ang Puso
1987 Life Story of Sister Fatima Kowalska

RadioEdit

Year Title Role Network
2012–2013 Xtra Xervice Herself 103.5 Wow FM
2011 Ka-Date Herself DZMM Radyo Patrol 630[12]
2010–2011 About Me & You[13] Herself

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Constantino, Ronald K. (May 12, 2010). "RP movie industry is not dead, just comatose". Manila Bulletin. Archived from the original on May 27, 2012. Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  2. ^ a b "LOOK: Francine Prieto meets half-sister in Norway for first time". November 22, 2017.
  3. ^ Calderon, Nora (February 3, 2009). "Francine Prieto solves weight problem the natural way". Philippine Entertainment Portal (in Tagalog). Retrieved February 25, 2012.
  4. ^ Canlapan, & Gelena, Beth (November 19, 2011). "Bodyshots returns with vengeance". Cerphin website. Archived from the original on December 3, 2013. Retrieved February 25, 2012.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  5. ^ "Filipina Actress Francine Prieto". Philippine Celebrities. July 17, 2009. Retrieved February 25, 2012.
  6. ^ a b "Francine Prieto profile". Wow Celebrities!. September 9, 2007. Retrieved February 25, 2012.
  7. ^ Brosas, Alex V. (December 8, 2009). "Francine Prieto leaves GMA-7, keeps options open". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved February 25, 2012.
  8. ^ Everbilena (September 3, 2010). "All Francine!". Ever Bilena website. Retrieved February 25, 2012.
  9. ^ Entertainment (September 1, 2011). "Francine Prieto admits break-up with Bobby Yan". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved February 25, 2012.
  10. ^ Llanes, Rommel R. (March 26, 2010). "PEP: Francine Prieto's mom succumbs to ovarian cancer". GMA News (in Tagalog). Retrieved February 25, 2012.
  11. ^ Francine Prieto battles with suicidal thoughts, pep.ph; accessed September 25, 2015. (in Tagalog)
  12. ^ Garcia, Rose (June 28, 2010). "TV and movie actress Francine Prieto turns into a radio host". Philippine Entertainment Portal (in Tagalog). Retrieved February 25, 2012.
  13. ^ Star (April 12, 2010). "A "Kapamilya Exodus?". PHNO Website. Archived from the original on June 2, 2012. Retrieved February 25, 2012.

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