Anne Curtis ,born 17 February 1985, is a Filipina-Australian actress, model, television host, entrepreneur and recording artist. She has received numerous accolades throughout her career, including two FAMAS Awards, a Luna Award, two Metro Manila Film Festival Awards, and five PMPC Star Awards for Television. Additionally, she has also been nominated for two Gawad Urian Awards, and eight PMPC Star Awards for Movies.
Curtis starred in several television series, including Hiram (2004–2005), Kampanerang Kuba (2005), Maging Sino Ka Man (2006–2007), Dyosa (2008), Green Rose (2011) and Kailangan Ko’y Ikaw (2013). In 2014, she portrayed the iconic Komiks character Dyesebel in Mars Ravelo’s Dyesebel. She has also been a host of the noontime variety show It’s Showtime (2009–2020).
Curtis also starred in several films, including the box-office hits Baler (2008), No Other Woman (2011), A Secret Affair (2012), The Gifted (2014), Sid & Aya: Not a Love Story (2018), and The Mall, The Merrier (2019). She is the 3rd Highest Grossing Filipina Actress of the 2010s decade with her films grossing over Php 1.5 billion in box-office receipts.
As a recording artist, Curtis has released three studio albums: Annebisyosa (2011), The Forbidden Album (2014), and Forever Young (2016).
Curtis is one of the most influential celebrities in the Philippines. Forbes Asia named her as one of the top 100 digital stars in the Asia-Pacific region. As of 2021, she remains as the Philippines’ top Instagram personality with over 17 million followers,and is also the 4th most followed Filipino celebrity on Facebook with over 18 million followers. She was also the first Filipino to reach 14 million followers on Twitter, and is currently the second most followed Filipino celebrity on the platform. Elsewhere, Curtis was also the number one Instagram influencer in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Curtis was born in Yarrawonga, Victoria, Australia, the daughter of Carmencita Ojales, a Filipina from Bolinao, Pangasinan and James Ernest Curtis-Smith, an Australian lawyer. Her father married Ojales in 1982. Her younger sister, Jasmine, is also an actress. On their father’s side, they had a half-sister named Clare who died in 2007 due to a cardiovascular disease at four months old.
Curtis, being half-Filipino, would visit her mother’s relatives in the Philippines with her family. In 1997, 12-year-old Curtis was approached by a talent scout to ask if she would like to enter a children’s beauty pageant. Her father feared that it was a scam, while her mother wanted her to try it. Without her father’s knowledge, Curtis then started to go to different talent agencies. By then, she and her family decided to stay permanently in the Philippines. Curtis could not speak or understand the Filipino language at the time, and so had to take classes.
In December 2016, Curtis became engaged to her longtime boyfriend, restaurateur and food blogger Erwan Heussaff; they were married on 12 November 2017 in Queenstown, New Zealand. Curtis gave birth to the couple’s child, Dahlia Amélie on 2 March 2020. The name “Dahlia” is said to be taken from the name of Curtis’ character in her 1997 debut film, Magic Kingdom: Ang Alamat ng Damortis.
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