A sexy bombshell who is not shy of her sexuality and doesn’t mind being the ‘pin-up’ girl for many Filipino men, Maui Taylor was born Maureen Anne Rodriguez Taylor on 28 June 1983, in Brighton East Sussex, England. The youngest of four siblings, Maui came to Philippines during her teens, to be raised with ‘Filipino values’.
Her chance at showbiz came with the help of her cousin who was a dance crew for a Philippines dance band. Her mesmerizing features ensured that Maui got acting roles despite never having acted before in life. ‘Anna KareNina’ was her first TV Soap at the age of 14.
Fame touched her feet after her appearance on the cover of FHM’s (Philippine edition) April issue in 2002. She starred in films ‘Tatarin’ and ‘S2pid Luv’ under the Viva Films banner. Soon after, Maui got her first movie role in ‘Gamitan’ that was a big hit at the box office. Here she played the role of a college girl who loses her virginity to an abusive basketball player and for this movie she appeared nude and performed sex scenes but without any frontal nudity.
In 2002, Maui Taylor shared lead with another actor Rica Peralejo in the movie ‘Hibla’. The movie had some graphic sex scenes where both actors appeared in nude and indulged in sex with different actors. The movie also had a French kissing scene between Peralejo and Maui. No surprise then that Hibla was a big grosser at the Box Office!
This 5’2’’ starred in ‘Sex Drive’ in 2003, which also marked the last year of her acting career. ‘Sex Drive’ inspired by ‘Y’ Tu MaMa Tambien’ though blasted by the critics managed to make a good amount of money at the BO. Soon after, ‘Ang Huling Birhen Sa Lupa’ saw her in the role of a mentally retarded girl. She shared screen space with veterans Ara Mina and Jay Manalo. The movie was not a big grosser but won many awards at the 2003 Manila Film Festival including Best Director, Best Picture, and Best Actress for Ara.
Maui’s music career has taken off with the sexy music video ‘Sex Goddess’ has become hugely popular. And she has been ranked #20 on FHM Philippines list of 100 Sexiest Women in the World poll.