Marianne dela Riva, is a Filipina actress, popularly known as Luisa in Gulong Ng Palad, a classic TV series in the Philippines aired in 1977. She was the favorite leading lady of action king Fernando Poe, Jr. and other action stars in the '80s.
It was fashion designer Pitoy Moreno who discovered Marianne at the age of 16. She used to be one of his models. She became one of Manila's Prettiest. She became a fashion model and then became a print model. She appeared in more than 75 movies and television shows since she started as leading lady of Cocoy Laurel in 1973 movie Love Song. She was nominated as Best Supporting Actress 1975 FAMAS Award for Krimen: Kayo Ang Humatol (1974).
She used to be the most visible actress in the action movie genre. In the '80s, Marianne would come into mind as the leading lady of action stars. The late Fernando Poe, Jr. openly admitted that Marianne his favorite leading lady. Marianne did movies with action stars: Dante Varona in Carding Estrabel: Tirador Ng Malabon (1980), Rey Malonzo in Kumander .45 (1982), Lito Lapid in Zigomar (1984), Rudy Fernandez in Anak Ng Tondo (1985), Phillip Salvador in Delima Gang (1989), and Eddie Garcia in Mayor Latigo (1991), among others. She did much action movies with Fernando Poe, Jr.