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Saturday, July 30, 2011


Tetchie Agbayani (b. 1961) was at her peak in the 80s when she was featured in the July 1982 issue of Playboy Magazine, German edition. Winner of the 1979 Mutya ng Pilipinas pageant, she had a successful modeling stint and showbiz career.

Ms. Agbayani was able to pursue acting in Hollywood. She appeared in international productions, sometimes credited as Carol Roberts. Among her films include John Boorman's The Emerald Forest (1985) and an entertaining cameo in The Money Pit (1986). Like other Asian actresses, Tetchie found herself limited by stereotyping, leading her to accept parts in critically reviled productions such as Gymkata (1985). Critics would regard her best performance to be that of a geologist in the Australian film Rikky and Pete (1988), directed by Nadia Tass, in which she displayed a flair for comedy. Agbayani also appeared in an episode of the British television series Yellowthread Street.

In 1989, Agbayani returned to the Philippines and took time out from her career to give birth to her daughter, China. During this period, Agbayani devoted her whole time as a mother, living a quiet, private life for several years.

In 1995, Agbayani resumed her interrupted education and enrolled in Saint Joseph's College, Quezon City. She finished her college studies and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2000. In 2001, she applied and was accepted into the Master of Arts in Psychology with concentration in Counseling Psychology program of the Ateneo de Manila University. She completed all academic requirements and is now working on her master's thesis. She is also teaching Psychology at Saint Joseph's College, Quezon City, while doing occasional TV and film appearances.

Source: wikipedia

Tetchie Agbayani's photos reprinted from Playboy magazine (German edition)/ 1982

"Juan Tamad, Junior" (1980)-Stars Nino Muhlach, Panchito, Babalu, Marissa Delgado, Dondon Nakar and Introducing Tetchie Agbayani/ Special Participation of Manuel Conde/ with Ike Lozada, German Moreno, Lucita Soriano, Don Pepot, Palito, Robert Miller/ Directed by Arsenio 'Boots' Bautista

Left- "Kamakalawa" (1981)- Stars Christopher de Leon, Tetchie Agbayani, Chat Silayan, Raul Aragon, Apeng Daldal, Jimmy Santos, Greg Lozanop, Ruben Rustia, Yasmin Ayesa/ Directed by Eddie Romero

Right- "Sambahin ang Ngalan Mo" (1981)- Stars Fernando Poe, Jr., Rosemarie de Vera, Tetchie Agbayani, Eddie Garcia, Paquito Diaz, Lito Anzures, Subas Herrero, Mario Escudero, Victor Bravo, Joaquin Fajardo, Robert Rivera, Bello Borja, Steve Alcarado/ Directed by Pablo Santiag

"Quintin Bilibid" (1981)- Stars Rhene Imperial, Tetchie Agbayani, Eddie Garcia, George Estregan, Deborah Sun/ Directed by Manuel 'Fyke' Cinco

Left- "Hubad na Gubat" (1982)- Stars Phillip Salvador and Tetchie Agbayani/with Raul Aragon, Charlie Davao, Mario Escudero, Ronnie Lazaro/ Directed by Lito Tiongson

Right- "Desire" (1982)- Stars Charito Solis, John Saxon and Tetchie Agbayani/ with Judith Chapman, Mark Gil/ Directed by Eddie Romero

"Mga Kanyon ni Mang Simeon" (1982)- Stars Dolphy, Tetchie Agbayani, Rolly Quizon, Romy Diaz, Ruel Vernal, Freddie Quizon, Rod Navarro, Jr./ Introducing Suasan Bautista/ with Don Pepot, Matutina, Georgie Quizon, Palito/ Directed by Ben Feleo

"Babae, Ikaw Ba'y Makasalanan" (1983)- Stars Jimi Melendez, Ana Luna, Opalyn Forster and Tetchie Agbayani/ with Perla Bautista, Herbert Bautista, Tony Carreon, Bomber Moran, Arnold Mendoza, Val Iglesia/ Directed by Arsenio 'Boots' Bautista

Left- "The Emerald Forest" (1985)- Stars Powers Boothe, Meg Foster, Yara Vaneau/ Directed by John Boorman

Right- "The Money Pit" (1986)- Stars Tom Hanks, Shelley Long/ Directed by Richard Benjamin

"Gymkata" (1985)- Released in the Philippines in 1988/ Stars Kurt Thomas, Richard Norton, Edward Bell/ Featuring Tetchie Agbayani/ Directed by Robert Clouse

"Hati Tayo sa Magdamag" (1988)- Stars Edu Manzano, Tetchie Agbayani, Jacklyn Jose, Francis Magalona, Armida Siguon-Reyna, Caridad Sanchez and Eddie Rodriguez/ Directed by Lupita A Kashiwahara


The Criterion Collector said...

I saw The Money Pit, tetchi plays burt reynolds wife

Emily 18 Video Clips said...

Even now, she still is hot! Never watched any movie of her though...

wayne moises said...

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she was NEVER a hollywood favorite. i used to have a key chain with all her playboy photos. x wife made me get rid of it.

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