Marissa Delgado

Marissa Delgado
Epifania Boyle[1]
Other namesMarissa Delgado
OccupationFilm actress
Years active1966-present

Maria Epifania Garcia Boyle, better known by her stage name Marissa Delgado, is an actress from the Philippines of American descent. She has appeared in nearly 90 films from 1965 up to present. She is the mother of former character actor Kevin Delgado and commercial model Avon Garcia.


Delgado won two awards in Philippine films - Best Supporting Actress for Lumuha Pati Mga Anghel in 1971, and Till Death Do Us Part in 1972. She was nominated for Gawad Urian Award in 1977 for Ligaw Na Bulaklak and FAMAS Award, Best Supporting Actress for Sa Akin Pa Rin ang Bukas in 1988.[2]

Delgado started in showbiz as an extra via Dance-O-Rama starred Susan Roces and Jose Mari as the lead actors. After 2 years, she came back as made her a leading lady of two of the great comedians in the Philippines which is Dolphy and Chiquito from the film Dalawang Kumander sa WAC.

Because of her sharp looks, she was often cast as a "kontrabida" (villain) with penchant for big earrings, curly hair, mini-skirts and heavy make-up. A favorite of National Artist for Film, Lino Brocka, Delgado was seen in films - Tubog sa Ginto (1970); Stardoom (1971); Bona (1979), Ang Tatay Kong Nanay' (1976), Mananayaw (1978) as a feisty type of a woman. She would also be seen in Chaning Carlos films like Bato-bato sa Langit (1976); Divino (1976); Darna, Kuno? (1979). Other film assignments include Lipad, Darna, Lipad! (1973); Wonder Vi (1974); Tao Ako Di Hayop (1976); Ligaw Na Bulaklak (1976); Buhay Mo, Buhay Ko (1976); Darna at Ding (1980); Diborsyda (1980); Bomba Star (1979); I Can't Stop Loving You (1985); Pahiram ng Ligaya (1985); Rosa Mistica (1988); Sa Akin Pa Rin ang Bukas (1988); Umiyak Pati Langit (1991); Espadang Patpat (1991); Kabit ni Mrs. Montero (1991); Bitoy ang Itawag Mo sa Akin (1997); Pagdating ng Panahon (2001).

She became a household name when she portrayed the comic character Manay Sharon in Duplex over RPN-9 every Saturday. She is the funny and yet loving wife of Daddy Groovy as played by director Ading Fernando and the mistress of the dim-witted Liweng as ably portrayed by Janice Jurado and the friend of Neneng as essayed by Soxy Topacio. The sitcom started in 1980 until 1984.

She is the mother of Avon Garcia, Binibining Pilipinas 1987 finalist and Siegfried Garcia, child actor in Kaluskos Musmos (1979–81)

In the early 1990s, she opened a recruitment and talent agency, wherein she develops and sends Filipino entertainers in jobs abroad. She took a respite in showbiz but occasionally would be seen in teleseryes. In 2016, she graduated from the University of Visayas in Cebu with a BSBA major in HRM.


Year Title Role Film Company
2018 DOTGA: Da One That Ghost Away Lola Coquita
2017 Unexpectedly Yours Mila
2015 Everyday I Love You Lola Maribel
2007 Apat Dapat, Dapat Apat KGD Maxima
2005 Bikini Open Josie Sta. Ana
2003 Lupe: A Seaman's Wife Magda
2002 Super-B Madam Puring
Neo Films
1999 Ang Kabit ni Mrs. Montero Aling Puring
1998 Campus Scandal Mrs. Jimenez
Skorpion Films
1997 Nakalimot na Pag-ibig Cecillia
1988 Pepeng Kuryente: Man with a Thousand Volts Marcelina
Imus Productions
1988 Sa Akin Pa Rin ang Bukas Marina
1988 Nakausap Ko ang Birhen Merlie
1987 Kapitan Pablo: Cavite Killing Fields Marietta
RNB Films
1986 Sana'y Wala Nang Wakas Miss Tolentino
1978 Ricardo Y. Feliciano's Mga Mata ni Angelita The Sister
Larry Santiago Productions
1978 Bomba Star Stella Fuego


Year Title(s) Role(s) Network
2019 Maynila: Grow Old with You Lucia GMA Network
Sahaya Maureen Alvarez
2018 FPJ's Ang Probinsyano Melba ABS-CBN
2016 We Will Survive Luz San Juan
2014-2015 Forevermore Doña Soledad Grande
2012-2014 Be Careful With My Heart Doña Esmeralda Lim
2012 Luna Blanca Doña Consuelo Buenaluz GMA Network
2011 Elena M. Patron's Blusang Itim Concha Lopez-Santiago
2010 Bantatay Doña Clarita Enriquez
Carlo J. Caparas's Panday Kids Doña Guada Salcedo
2009 Ikaw Sana Doña Amanda Gallardo-Montemayor
Katorse Doña Remedios Madrigal ABS-CBN
2008 Obra Special Guest GMA Network
Ful Haus Mrs. Andrea Palisoc
2007 Carlo J. Caparas' Kamandag Bebeng
Sineserye Presents Hiram Na Mukha Kapitana ABS-CBN
2006 Maging Sino Ka Man Eloisa Davide
2005 Pablo S. Gomez's Kampanerang Kuba Grandma Mangkukulam
2004 Wag Kukurap Special Guest GMA Network
1980-1985 Anna Liza Elvie


  1. ^ "RP showbiz aglow with 'Tisoy,' 'Tisay'". Manila Bulletin. April 26, 2010. Archived from the original on September 18, 2010.
  2. ^ Imdb - Awards for Marissa Delgado

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