Born Anne Ojales Curtis-Smith on February 17, 1985 in Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia, Anne Curtis is one of Philippine’s show business’ most successful stars. During one of her family’s annual vacation to the Philippines, she was discovered by a talent scout while eating in a fast food chain and was cast in a commercial. She was just 12 years old.
Attracted by the prospect of starting a career in showbiz, Anne and her dad decided to relocate to the Philippines. In 1997, she was cast as Prinsesa Dahlia in the fantasy film, Magic Kingdom, her first ever acting project. She eventually became a contract star of Viva Entertainment and appeared in several supporting roles in GMA Network’s television shows.
Anne’s transfer to rival network ABS-CBN in 2004 took her career to the next level. As a new Kapamilya, she was given meaty roles and big projects, such as Hiram, ASAP, Pinoy Big Brother Buzz, The Buzz, Maalaala Mo Kaya, Your Song and Love Spell, which catapulted her to fame.
She instantly became ABS-CBN’s hot property and was given lead roles in such primetime drama series as Kampanerang Kuba, Maging Sino Ka Man Books 1& 2, Dyosa, The Wedding, Green Rose and Kailangan Ko’y Ikaw.
In 2009, Anne Curtis was given a hosting stint on daytime talent search program, Showtime, alongside comedian Vhong Navarro. She remains a host of the show to this day, even after it was reformatted to It’s Showtime and transferred to the noontime slot.
She also starred in numerous blockbuster hit movies including Ang Cute Ng Ina Mo, Babe, I Love You, Who’s That Girl?, Baler, No Other Woman, and A Secret Affair. She won as Best Actress in the 60th FAMAS Awards for her portrayal of a kept woman in No Other Woman in 2012.
She also cut an album, aptly titled Annebisyosa, which spawned sold out concerts here and abroad. Apart from TV, film and recording, Anne is also one of the most sought-after product endorsers in the country.
Anne is set to portray Mars Ravelo’s iconic character Dyesebel in the upcoming TV adaptation of the classic mermaid tale. Mars Ravelo’s Dyesebel is set to air in March 2014.