Melanie Marquez

  • Birth Name: Mimilanie Laurel Marquez
  • Birth Place: Mabalacat, Pampanga, Philippines
  • Profession: Actor, Producer, Author
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  • Won the 1979 Miss International pageant as a representative of Philippines in Tokyo, Japan.
  • Emerged as the Face of the 80s contest winner in 1985 which was followed by a first runner-up spot in the 1986 Supermodel competition where she was described as the Most Glamorous Woman in Italy.
  • Was voted as the Most Beautiful Miss International in a poll conducted in 2000.
  • Received Best Actress Award at the 1987 Metro Manila Film Festival for The Untold Story of Melanie Marquez.
  • Co-authored the book Beauty Reborn: the New Placenta No-Nonsense Beauty with experts Jim Acosta and Dr. Dietmar Rummel.
  • Survived a horrific accident back in 2013 which caused two fractures on her spine and swelling on her body.
  • Is the endorser and face of the Psalmstre line of beauty products
  • In 2008, she discovered oil in her ranch at Utah which has been leased by the US government since then for oil drilling.


  • Michelle Sarah — Daughter
  • Mazen — Son
  • Maxene Xuxa — Daughter
  • Adam Lawyer — Son
  • Adam Lawyer — Husband
  • Derek Dee — Ex-husband
  • Joey Marquez — Brother
  • Teresita Seen Marquez — Niece
  • Lito Lapid — Ex-husband
  • Miguelito Lapid — Son
  • Abraham Lawyer — Son


  • International Academy of Management and Economics, Makati City, Philippines (BA)

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