If you’ve been logged on to Twitter for the past year, you might’ve seen the name “Belle Mariano” trend every now and then. Having grown up in the limelight—ICYDK, she began her acting career as part of Goin’ Bulilit and was actually part of Four Sisters Before the Wedding back in 2020—the young actress is now one of the most talked-about leading ladies thanks to the smash hit online series He’s Into Her.
The story is that of typical young adult fodder that’s not at all surprising but is pretty juicy to see unfold on screen. Tough probisyana meets equally as strong-willed varsity basketball player. Feelings develop, and some classic high school romance ensues that's worthy of Korean or Taiwanese dramas. No wonder each episode caused quite a stir on Twitter. If you’re curious and intrigued about Belle like we are, here are 10 things you need to know about the He’s Into Her lead star!
10 Fun Facts and Trivia About Actress Belle Mariano
1. Her real name is Belinda!
Belle’s birth name is actually Belinda Angelito Mariano! “Belinda” is actually coined from the Italian word “bella” which means “beautiful.” Guess you can say her screen name came quite naturally.
2. She is a Gemini!
Belle was born on June 10, 2002. The 19-year-old has now celebrated two birthdays in quarantine! Last year, she posed with her cake and balloons to mark legality for Instagram.
3. She started her career at 9-years-old!
10 years in show business really gets you somewhere! Starting her career at 9, Belle already has extensive experience in the field, making her one of the most promising actresses of her generation. Her current roster of projects include:
- Goin’ Bulilit
- Maalaala Mo Kaya
- Hawak Kamay
- On the Wings of Love
- Ang Probinsyano
- La Luna Sangre
- Story of My Life
4. Her role in Four Sisters Before the Wedding as Gabbie Salazar is actually the second time she’s portrayed as the younger counterpart of Shaina Magdayao!
Belle’s first big role for a film was her portrayal of Gabbie Salazar in Four Sisters Before The Wedding, and marked the the second time for her to portray a young Shaina Magdayao! The likeness was first seen when she was cast as the more experienced actress’ younger self in the teleserye Nathaniel.
5. Belle’s real-life personality is the OPPOSITE of her She’s Into Her character!
In an interview, she revealed that she accepted the role because of the challenge it gave her. “Ang pinaka nagustuhan ko yung challenge, eh. Since Max is far from my personality.” According to her, Max is astig whereas she is more feminine and kikay.
6. Belle learned a lot about love through her portrayal of Maxpein!
Belle shared that through Maxpein, she learned about the importance of self-love and honesty. “Kailangan mo muna maging honest sa sarili mo and kailangan mong mahalin ang sarili mo bago ka maging capable magmahal ng ibang tao.”
7. He’s Into Her is not the first project she worked on with Donny Pangilinan!
Thanks to Belle and Donny, the hit Wattpad story was brought to life and the internet is living for the real-life Maxpein del Valle and Deib Lohr Enrile. But this was actually not the first project the two actors have been seen on-screen! Belle actually made an appearance in Donny’s 2020 movie James and Pat and Dave!
8. She’s not just a talented actress, but she’s a singer too!
Belle recently released Sigurado, the OST for He’s Into Her that she also sang as a duet with Donny. Currently, the actress’ debut single has amassed 2 million views on Youtube.
9. She’s been a Kapamilya for nine years!
Beginning her journey in Goin’ Bulilit where she was active for three years, Belle is a certified Kapamilya that has been loyal to the network since 2012. Last 2019, she was relaunched as part of the Star Magic Circle 2019 as the rising star and leading lady that she now is.
10. She wanted to be a scientist!
Surprised? We were, too! She;s definitely so much more than meets the eye. Not just a pretty face, tje actress has a heart for inventing which is why when she was asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, she said “a scientist!” It's never too late to create something new in the future, Belle!
You can now stream all the episodes of He’s Into Her on iwanttfc.