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Sarsi Emanuelle was as daring as they come in Virgin Forest (1985).
5. SARSI EMMANUELLE
Bombshell stats: According to Ethel Ramos in her Malaya column, this softdrink beauty's real name is Maria Obregon Mitchell. She was reportedly discovered by star builder Dr. Rey de la Cruz when she was a student at St. Paul College in Makati. She first made a splash in showbiz when she starred in Boatman, a 1984 flick directed by Tikoy Aguiluz. In the said movie, she engaged in rather hardcore sex scenes with Ronnie Lazaro. Nevertheless, she received a Gawad Urian nomination as best actress for her performance. She went on to bare flesh in films like Virgin Forest, Bed Sins, and Laruang Putik. Her street-smart sexiness and her slim-but-shapely legs were her assets.
Life after skin flicks: After her last bold film, Nude City, in 1987, she took a break from showbiz. In 2003, she came back as a character actress via the ABS-CBN telenovela It Might Be You, which starred Bea Alonzo and John Lloyd Cruz.
Maria Isabel Lopez' dusky good looks was a big hit in Red Roses for a Call Girl (a.k.a. Manila Tattoo).
6. MARIA ISABEL LOPEZ
Bombshell stats: She was crowned as Binibining Pilipinas-Universe in 1982. Though she was almost dethroned for "baring some skin" as a Girard Peter "model," she held on to her crown. She then got into the movies. At first, she played supporting roles in films like Working Girls (1983). Then, she upped the ante with skin flicks like Isla, Silip, Hubo sa Dilim, and Red Roses for a Call Girl (a.k.a. Manila Tattoo). Her doe eyes, dusky skin, and her supple body were her bold star assets.
Life after skin flicks: She is now a character actress, playing supporting roles in movies like La Visa Loca (2005) and the remake of Working Girls (2010). She and Japanese husband Hiroshi Yokohama also put up a surfing school and cafe in La Union in 1997.