Nothing beats Anne Curtis' newest role as a doting mother to her one-year-old together with husband Erwan Heussaff. But before she took a break from show biz to attend to her mom duties for the adorable baby Dahlia Amélie, Anne has managed to rear a number of iconic Filipino films throughout her illustrious acting career. This includes the record-breaking No Other Woman, the action thriller BuyBust, and the controversial romantic drama Just a Stranger.
If you're missing Anne on your TV screens like we are, we rounded up eight of her films readily available for your viewing pleasure on Netflix.
1. No Other Woman (2011)
Ram (Derek Ramsay), a happily married furniture supplier, starts an affair with the daughter of his client, played by Anne, though she's fully aware of his marriage. Ram's wife, Charmaine (Cristine Reyes) soon learns of his infidelity and attempts to win back his attention. Having made P278 million in the box office, No Other Woman holds the title for the third highest grossing Filipino film of 2011. Notably, Anne was also honored with the Best Actress award at the 60th Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences Awards Night (FAMAS), for her role as Kara.
2. A Secret Affair (2012)
In yet another film alongside Derek Ramsay, this time, Anne portays his fiancée Rafi, a well-respected fashion stylist. The two foster a seemingly charmed and perfect relationship up until Rafi gets cold feet and takes off for the United States on the eve of their wedding. When she finally returns to make things right, she finds a hurt Anton who's already taken comfort in a relationship with her best friend, Sam (Andi Eigenmann). Unwilling to let Anton go, the two women engage in a bitter war to win him over.
3. The Gifted (2014)
Two genius best friends, played by Anne and Cristine Reyes, quickly turn into vicious rivals after they both fall for the campus athlete, Mark Ferrer (Sam Milby). Anne plays Zoe Tuazon, a rich but overweight mestiza who eventually undergoes cosmetic surgery to one up her friend-turned-nemesis Aica Tabayoyong.
4. Bakit Lahat ng Gwapo May Boyfriend? (2016)
In Bakit Lahat ng Gwapo May Boyfriend, Anne takes on the role of Kylie, a beautiful wedding planner with the odd misfortune of having all her boyfriends turn out to be gay. The theory that any man she dates is actually queer is put to the test when her ex-boyfriend and now business partner Benj (Paolo Ballesteros) eggs her on to investigate his childhood best friend and secret love's sexuality. All this while the pair is meant to plan his wedding to his fiancée, Fiona (Yam Concepcion).
5. Sid & Aya: Not a Love Story (2018)
Written and directed by Irene Villamor, Sid & Aya: Not a Love Story follows the titular characters in an unconventionally set up relationship. Sid (Dingdong Dantes) is a successful stockbroker suffering from insomnia. To combat his loneliness, he hires Aya, a hardworking bread winner in need of extra cash, to keep him company amid his sleepless nights.
6. BuyBust (2018)
After appearing in a slew of romantic dramas, BuyBust marks Anne's first foray in an action thriller as the lead character. The film, directed by Erik Matti, follows Anne as Nina Manigan, a rookie police officer who carries the trauma of having her entire team slaughtered in a drug raid at the hands of corrupt cops. She finds herself in yet another daunting situation when her new squad is tasked by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) to capture the head honcho of a drug cartel hiding in the slums of Manila. When their operation goes south at the expense of the barangay, they not only have to worry about a violent drug gang, but of the slums' angered citizens as well. BuyBust first premiered at the New York Asian Film Festival as its closing feature in 2018.
7. Aurora (2018)
Inspired by tragic sinking of the MV Doña Paz in 1986, this horror thriller centers on Leana (Anne) and her younger sister Rita (Phoebe Villamor). Their peaceful island life is threatened when a passenger vessel dubbed Aurora crashes into a rock near their area. With her little sister's ability to see dead people, Leana ventures with Rita into the shipwreck to recover the missing victims' bodies, while numerous souls of the ship's deceased haunt the island.
8. Just a Stranger (2019)
Anne Curtis stars alongside Marco Gumabao in Just a Stranger. The romantic drama follows a married woman and a young man half her age as they engage in a clandestine love affair despite already being in a committed relationship with other people.