14 March 2011

Anne Curtis: a dreamer

Anne Marie Ojales Curtis Smith is half-bloodied. Her mother, Carmen Ojales, is a Filipina, while her father, James Curtis-Smith, is an Australian. Anne has two siblings, Jasmine and Thomas, living in Yarrawonga, Australia.

Her first showbiz appearance was in a movie (Magic Kingdom) as a princess. Then GMA-7 came along and put her in its shows, T.G.I.S. (Thank God It’s Sabado) and Love to Love.

She moved to ABS-CBN in 2004, starring in Hiram, Kampanerang Kuba, Maging Sino Ka Man, Dyosa and The Wedding. She won her first major acting award at the 34th Metro Manila Film Festival for the movie Baler.

GMA-7 plotted to get her back and feature her in Captain Barbell Meets Darna but Curtis chose to stay where she is now.

She had relationships. Her first love, Richard Gutierrez, spent a year with her. She also shared three years with Oyo Boy Sotto, a year with Paolo Araneta and two years with Sam Milby. Although not her boyfriend, she has stayed Luis Manzano’s bestfriend for nine years. Zanjoe Marudo has also been linked with her.

She is a poet. She would dare write poems and stories during her free hours.

She is a friend. She is Kris Aquino’s Little Sister, and a close friend of Cheska Garcia, Danica Sotto, Isabel Daza, Raymond Gutierrez and Liz Uy. She supported Luis when the latter broke up with actress Angel Locsin.

She is a giver. She participated in a hands-on outreach program in 2005 with some children in Pampanga sickened with cleft-palate operations. She also helped give donations to the victims of typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng through Shop and Share, a celebrity online auction she organized with Angel Locsin and Dimples Romana.

She is a born-again Christian. She belonged to another religion before 2007.

She is a Filipina at heart. Only when she finally settles down would she move back to Australia.

She is often featured as cool and sexy in advertisements and magazines. She had covered for UNO (Calendar 2008), Rogue (July 2008), StarStudio (September 2008), Marie Claire (April 2009), Cosmopolitan (May 2009), Meg (June 2009), Chalk (September 2009) and FHM, which hailed her the 7th sexiest woman in the world in 2009.

She became ‘choosy’ though, some had claimed, after she has won an acting award. And she suffered from a car accident last November 2009. Aquino Marcelino, Curtis’ driver, said she possibly fell asleep while driving. About four months before that incident, her house was robbed where a bag and some clothes only were taken.

Curtis remained strong despite, grateful for the tsismis as well as for the safety of her household. She is now 26. She can still talk Australian English ‘with precision and flair’ as well as Filipino and Pangalatok.

“But you know I think everything happens for a reason… I’m still here, I am responsible enough to still do my job… [but] life goes on, we have to keep on moving” – Anne

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