JOYCE JIMENEZ is the original Pantasya Ng Bayan. That distinction was given to her due to her bold movies that she was so daring that she even wanted to everything she got.
Joyce Reintegrado is her real name. She was born in Los Angeles, California to Filipino parents who migrated to the US. Joyce grew up in the Los Angeles area so her ways are much westernized compared to other filipina celebrities. Joyce also studied in the US and was supposed to enroll in the pristegious UCLA. But the lights of Philippine showbiz attracted her and decided to venture into it rather than her education at UCLA.
Joyce entered the limelight when she joined the search for Miss Taguig - Hollywood pageant. Unfortunately, Joyce didn't win the contest but she however won the Miss Photogenic Award. It was in that pageant where a talent scout spotted her and ask her if she wanted to enter showbiz.
It was less than a year after that pageant that Joyce contacted the talent scout and said she finally decided to enter show business.
Joyce Jimenez was then born in Philipine showbiz. Most of her movies involved nudity. That's where she get her monicker as the Pantasya Ng Bayan (or the Nation's Fantasy). Joyce got a natural big breast and a beautiful Filipina face and a curvacious body that made every Filipino man to fantasize for her.
Joyce was casted in "Sumigaw Ka Hanggang Gusto Mo" then followed by "Scorpio Nights 2" which became as her vehicle to do more bold films.
Her other movies are "Linlang", "Halik Sa Apoy", "Biyaheng Langit", "Ano Bang Meron Ka?", "Sex in Philippine Cinema" and other movies with an adult theme. Some critics even pointed out that Joyce is popular not because of her acting ability but due to her overt sexuality in her movies. But no matter what, Joyce was very popular among the Filipinos during her reign as the Bold Queen.
Joyce knew she will not be active in showbiz forever. She ventured in different business like her own Skin-Private Joyce which specialized in bath and beauty products. Joyce also ventured in partnership with Ever Belena Cosmetics Inc. in lingerie line Private Joyce Intimate Collection.
After her stint in bold films, she ventured to other wholesome movies such as "lapu-Lapu"," Birhen Ng Manaoag", "Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko (TV Series)", as guest in "Nuts Entertainment" and casted in the primetime TV soap "Lupin" wahich was topbilled by Richard Gutierrez.
Joyce Jimenez Movies/TV Shows
Biyaheng Langit (Paradise Express)
Joyce Jimenez portrays the role of Bea, the main character of the movie. The story revolves around her life particularly in her gambles in and out of the casino. She was joined in the movie by Mark Anthony Fernandez, veteran actress Nida Blanca, Bembol Roco and Onyok Velasco who provided comedy in the movie.
The movie earned six Gawad Urian Awards nominations but didn't win any of them. But those nominations proved the high quality of the movie. The movie was titled "Paradise Express" in its international exhibition.
Joyce Jimenez was not only for bold movies. Pinay Pie is a comedy film depicting the lives of three women portrayed by Ai Ai De Las Alas, Assunta De Rossi and Joyce Jimenez. It is about girl power, about their struggles and adventures.
Joyce plays the character of Karen, an intelligent, hard working and fashionable woman who works in a women's magazine. Her love interest in the movie was Vhong Navarro who plays the role of Butch, the president of a men's magazine company which was the worst rival of the company where Karen works.
They were the worst enemy at first. But when Karen found out that her boyfriend is sleeping with another woman, she dumped him and at the end, Karen and Butch became lovers. The movie was directed by Jose Javier Reyes under Star Cinema.
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