The daughter of a US serviceman and a Filipina, Maureen Mauricio was one of, if not the, most beautiful starlets of the Bold era. With a mixed heritage, she had fair skin, a gorgeous face and a voluptuous figure. Her acting career was launched when she was just thirteen years old in the movie Nalalasap Ang Hapdi. The following year she had a minor role in the bold movie Climax , in which she acted alongside bold icons Anna Marie Gutierrez and Barbra Benitez. In , at the age of fifteen, she exploded onto the bold scene, staring in ten films.
This was no quick flash where you were not certain what you had seen. She was swimming naked for almost 4 minutes in Tarzan and His Mate. It turns out that there are stories withing stories surrounding this scene. It turns out that it was actually an Olympic swimmer by the name of Josephine McKim. Johny Weismuller Tarzan was also an Olympic swimmer. She spends a good deal of time wearing a very revealing loincloth that would have been considered obscene if not for the prior nude swimming episode.