(born Maureen Anne Rodriguez Tupaz
on June 28, 1983) is a Filipino model
, and actress
Taylor initially got into show biz with the assistance of a cousin who was a member of a dance group in the Philippines. She was eventually cast on the Filipino TV soap opera Anna Karenina
at the age of 14. This led to other roles in various TV shows as well as cinema.
Taylor appeared on the cover of the April 2002 issue of FHM
(Philippine edition). She appeared in her first starring role in the movie Gamitan
, which grossed almost P70 million in the local box office.
Maui Taylor had early movie appearances in films such as Tatarin
and S2pid Luv
, both from Viva Films
In 2002, when she got her first starring role in Gamitan
. Also in 2002, Taylor appeared in the film Hibla
In April 2003, she co-starred in the sex comedy Sex Drive
For her next movie was titled Ang Huling Birhen Sa Lupa
(international title: The Last Virgin). Taylor gained her first acting nomination with the film, for Best Actress which went to her co-star Ara Mina.
Later in 2003, she starred Viva's films Masamang Ugat
and Bugbog Sarado
as well as a music video collection called Sex Goddess
Maui Taylor's name has frequently appeared in FHM Philippines' local version of the magazine's annual 100 Sexiest Women in the World
poll. In the 2006 chart, she ranked 20th overall, up 54 notches from 2005. For the years 2002 and 2003, she made the Top 10.
Taylor has appeared four times on FHM... Read More