We now see her as the treacherous and ferocious Veruska Arguelles, wife of the newly appointed head of La Liga Unida Frederick (Victor Neri) in La Luna Sangre. But the actress who portrays her, Ina Raymundo, remains as the femme fatale who leaves us breathless through the years.
Rina Marie Padilla Raymundo is one sexy vixen we never lost sight of since being heralded as the Sabado Nights girl from the popular beer commercial.
Aside from her spellbinding beauty and captivating allure, Ina was admired by many for her effectual acting performances. She first appeared in the 1995 comedy flick Bikini Watch and was succceeded by strings of projects afterwards. In movies, she showed off her ability to tug the heartstrings and tearducts of the viewers through Sabado Nights (1996), Burlesk Queen Ngayon (1999), Madame X (2000), Shame (2000), and Tuhog (2001), which made her a box office star. She was also tapped to be the leading lady of the late Fernando Poe Jr. in Eseng ng Tondo (1997) and Ang Alamat ng Lawin (2002), and was even paired up with Philip Salvador in Kaaway Hanggang Hukay (2001).
In 2011, she made a comeback in the silver screen through the legendary horror film franchise Shake, Rattle, and Roll 13 in the “Parola” episode. It was followed up by the 2015 thriller Halik sa Hangin and 2016 young adult romance Vince and Kath and James.
Among all the movies she exceptionally starred in, it was through the Director Jeffrey Jeturian-helmed movie Tuhog she earned a Best Actress nomination in the Gawad Urian.
The sexy actress also became a famous TV personality. Her first-ever gig was in the 1997 sitcoms Abangan ang Susunod na Kabanata and Onli In Da Pilipins, and was succeeded by her role as Eidelweiss Guttenberg in the hit series Pangako Sa’Yo in 2000. Seven years had passed before she made a TV comeback through the sci-fi fantasy series Rounin where she played Reema/Deinara, and trails of projects came afterwards. She starred in the two stories of the Precious Heart Romances namely “Midnight Phantom” (2010) and Lumayo Ka Man Sa Akin (2012). She also showcased her dramatic prowess in Ipaglaban Mo: Nawaglit na Tiwala (2015) and Maaalala Mo Kaya: Sulat 2 (2015). She also made special participations in daytime soaps, such as Be Careful With My Heart as Celeste (2014), Nasaan Ka ng Kailangan Kita as Dolores (2015), and All of Me as Diana (2015).
Throughout her 22 years career, Ina has proven that she’s indeed a versatile artist as she doesn’t only act, but can sing and dance as well. She occasionally performs in ASAP and even released her debut album “Touch Me Where It’s Hot” containing 10 tracks in 2001. Her mesmerizing beauty and physique also made it to the covers of People Asia where she posed naked. After five kids and 15 years of negotiation, she agreed to grace the covers of FHM Philippines’ November 2015 and March 2017 issues. The men’s magazine also ranked her 65th on its 100 Sexiest Women in the World in 2015.
She’s now a hot momma to five adorable kids with her Ukranian-Canadian husband Brian Poturnak Now, we’re all waiting on how Ina’s role as Veruska in the top-rating Primetime Bida teleserye La Luna Sangre will be vital as the gripping plot begins to unfold.