Rosemarie Sonora

Rosa Maria Sonora y Levy (born April 14, 1948 in Bacolod City, Philippines) is a former actress.

Rosemarie Sonora
Rosa Maria Sonora y Levy

(1948-04-14) April 14, 1948
Years active1953-1987;1995
ChildrenSheryl Cruz
Renzo Cruz


She was born to an American mother of French and Jewish extraction and a Filipino father of Spanish-Chinese descent.[1] Her sister, Susan Roces, and her daughter, Sheryl Cruz, are also actresses.

She was billed as Rosemarie during her first film, Ulilang Anghel in 1958, and even during her heydays as a teen actress during the mid to late 60s. Most of her movie then were fantasy-comedy-musical flicks which were moneymakers like Juanita Banana (1968) and Rikkitik loves Rositik (1969) and a lot more. She became the princess of Sampaguita Pictures and one of the stars of Maraming Kulay ang Pag-ibig, co-starring with Loretta Marquez, Gina Pareño, Blanca Gomez, and Shirley Moreno.

During the early 70s, she had her weekly drama show, entitled Rosemarie over ABS-CBN. She had to take a leave from show business when she gave birth to Wowie Cruz.

She was once married to the late Ricky Belmonte, they separated. She later married an American and resides in California, long retired from acting.



  • Ulilang Anghel (1958)
  • Maraming Kulay ang Pag-ibig (1966)
  • Ikaw Ay Akin, Ako Ay sa Iyo (1968)
  • Juanita Banana (1968)
  • Rikkitik Loves Rositik (1969)
  • Gintong Alaala (1970)
  • The Young at Heart (1970)
  • First Kiss (1970)
  • Life Everlasting (1971)
  • Dearest, Forever... (1972)
  • Love Eternal (1972)
  • Binhi (1973)
  • The Manila Connection (1974)
  • Nagbabagang Silangan (1975)
  • At Lumaganap ang Lagim (1975)
  • Hari sa Hari, Lahi sa Lahi (1987)


  • Rosemarie
  • Balintataw (Episode title: "Labinlimang Taon"; 1987)


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