The Princess of All Media, Anne Curtis
Anne Ojales Curtis Smith, or simply Anne Curtis, is a Filipino-Australian actress, host, recording artist, VJ and performer in the Philippines. She is the eldest daughter of an Australian lawyer, James Ernest Curtis-Smith and Filipina-Spanish, Carmencita Ojales. She spent her childhood in her dad’s motherland, where she enjoyed almost everything a child normally goes through – going camping and playing outside.
Because of her Filipino roots, she usually comes and visits the Philippines with her family to see her relatives. In 1997, while eating at a fast-food chain in the Philippines, a talent scout approached her and asked if she would like to get into modeling. Her dad was quite hesitant, but her mom gave her full-support. So, Anne and her mom started to go to video tape recordings without the knowledge of her father. As such, her vacation to the country turned out to be the start of her permanent stay.
While already modeling, the young Anne bagged her first TV commercial. Since she couldn’t speak and understand Tagalog, she took special Filipino classes. After a month, she went into acting. She auditioned for a part in a movie and was luckily chosen to take the part of Princess Dahlia for the movie, Magic Kingdom.
Since then, she had always been visible on various TV shows and films. Her first TV appearance was in the hit drama teleserye “Ikaw na Sana.” She also starred in the teleserye Anna Karenina. Not long after, she got the title role in the drama film, Ika-13 Kapitulo. She became a part of a string of shows as well, including, May Bukas Pa, Bubble Gang, Nuts Entertainment and ASAP.
Curtis also tried hosting several shows, such as SCQ Summer Kid Quest and Cupids. She even became a VJ for MTV Philippines for a while. Currently, she is a regular host in a noontime show, Showtime, where her singing career began.
She starred in lots of movies as well, such as Wag Kang Lilingon, Ang Cute ng Ina Mo, When Love Begins, Baler, Babe, I Love You, In Your Eyes, Who’s That Girl, All About Love, No Other Woman and A Secret Affair. Curtis’ No Other Woman surprisingly became a blockbuster, being the highest grossing Filipino movie ever. In 2011, the Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Awards recognized her acting prowess and was given the title of “The Box Office Queen.”
In the same year, Anne launched her debut album, Annebisyosa. The album reached gold status within less than a month, having sold around 10,000 copies. All in all, her album sales has already gained platinum status.
In 2012 Curtis conquered the big Dome with her first ever concert entitled Annebisyosa: No Other Concert. After this major concert, provincial concerts were held, adding up to her titles as the “Concert Sweetheart.”
This year marked another milestone in the career of Anne as she invades Hollywood with her very first international movie, Blood Ransom. Here, she takes the role of Crystal, a girl who hides a dark and deep secret.The Princess of All Media, Anne Curtis by Holly Bissonnette