Maritoni Fernandez

Maritoni Fernandez-Dayrit (born Antonita Maria Carmen Fernandez Moynihan on March 31, 1969[1]) is a Filipina character actress, model and entrepreneur.

Maritoni Fernandez-Dayrit
Antonita Maria Carmen Fernandez Moynihan

(1969-03-31) March 31, 1969 (age 51)
CitizenshipUnited Kingdom
Years active1989–2013; 2016; 2018
Mon Dayrit
m. 2020)
ChildrenLexi Fernandez


She is the daughter of Antony Moynihan, 3rd Baron Moynihan,[2] who was English with some Irish roots, and a Filipina mother. She is niece to Colin Moynihan, the current Baron Moynihan and former head of the British Olympic Association.[3] She was reared by her grandmother in York, England during her childhood years and later moved to the Philippines to accompany her father who became a close friend of former Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos and a successful food critique and restaurant owner in Manila in the 1980s. She is the mother of actress Lexi Fernandez, who is currently a GMA Network contract artist. On September 10, 2016 her sister, Maria Aurora Moynihan, was killed in the Philippines.[4][5][6]


As an adult, Antonita became a commercial model and actress in the Philippines, adopting the screen name Maritoni Fernandez.[7] She has had considerable success as a screen actress, figuring in many movies with the respected Filipino actor Fernando Poe, Jr. and appearing in the award-winning Hong Kong film Days of Being Wild by acclaimed director Wong Kar-wai.

In 1993 Fernandez was linked to the Brunei beauties affair.[8]

On her 30th birthday, Maritoni was diagnosed with breast cancer and has since undergone a lumpectomy in the United States.[9] In remission, she has been serving as a spokesperson for breast cancer patients and survivors in the Philippines and abroad.[10][11]

Maritoni is currently an entrepreneur-owner of Herb-All Organic Trading Corporation which is a food supplement company specializing in young barley powder and other natural health supplements. Simple Thoughts, her easy text floral service Bella Regalo, RSVP Event Planning and Design, and Just Desserts[12] in addition to her jobs as commercial model and actress in television soap operas for a major Philippine television network. She resides with her children in Makati City Manila.[13] She is a member of the ICanServe Foundation.



Year Title Role Notes Network
2018 Victor Magtanggol Alice Regalado Supporting role GMA Network
2016 Pepito Manaloto Gigi Episode Guest
That's My Amboy Alicia Ford Supporting role
2013 Prinsesa ng Buhay Ko Tess de Leon
Magpakailanman: Ligaw na Diyosa Doctora Episode role
2012/2013 Paroa: Ang Kuwento ni Mariposa Belen Sarmiento Supporting Cast / Antagonist
2012 A Beautiful Affair Evelyn Saavedra Special participation
Legacy Anna Marie Leviste Supporting Cast / Antagonist
GMA Network
2011 Elena M. Patron's Blusang Itim Victoria Soriano Extended Cast
2010 Langit sa Piling Mo Gloria Hilario Supporting Cast
2009/2010 Ikaw Sana Loreta Reyes-Montemayor Supporting Cast / Antagonist
2009 Sine Novela: Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin? Donya Connie "Ms. Constance" Sanchez
2008 Lobo Dr. Vivian Lee Extended Cast
2006 Pinakamamahal Marikrissa Padua Main Cast / Antagonist
GMA Network
Carlo J. Caparas' Bakekang Elsa Guest Cast
2003 It Might Be You Frida Montegracia-Trinidad Supporting Cast / Antagonist
Darating ang Umaga Fiona Supporting Cast
1996 Anna Karenina Ruth Monteclaro Supporting Cast / Antagonist
GMA Network



  1. ^ Purificacion, Marlon. "Si Viceo na ang video-karera king sa Maynila!". Archived from the original on 1 May 2012. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Antony Patrick Moynihan, 3rd Baron Moynihan -". Retrieved 21 September 2016.
  3. ^ "BBC SPORT - Other Sport... - Olympics 2012 - Moynihan named new BOA chairman". Retrieved 21 September 2016.
  4. ^ "British baron's daughter killed in Philippines amid drug war". 20 September 2016. Retrieved 21 September 2016 – via
  5. ^ Griffiths, James. "British baron's daughter shot dead in Philippines". CNN. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
  6. ^ correspondent, Oliver Holmes South-east Asia (19 September 2016). "Daughter of late British peer killed in Philippines drug war". Retrieved 21 September 2016 – via The Guardian.
  7. ^ "Maritoni Fernandez". Retrieved 21 September 2016.
  8. ^ Salanga, Elyas Isabelo (2 June 2009). "Looking Back: Showbiz scandals that raised public outcry". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  9. ^ "interview with Maritoni Fernandez". Retrieved 21 September 2016.
  10. ^ "ICanServe Information Network - ICANSERVE.NET". Retrieved 21 September 2016.
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  13. ^ "Maritoni Fernandez in her home". 13 December 2007. Retrieved 21 September 2016.

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