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Mariana Renata


Mariana Renata, as she's popularly known, is a French-Indonesian actress born to a French father of Jewish descent, Andre Dantec, and an Indo mother of Javanese-Chinese-Italian descent, Anita Kirana, She modeled on the catwalks of Paris, Jakarta, Singapore, and Vietnam before she became one of Indonesia's model for Lux's soap brand.


She obtained an undergraduate degree in English Literature from the University of Paris (Sorbonne) and is working on master's degree at the University of New South Wales in business and commerce. In 2005, she took a supporting role in the Indonesian film "Janji Joni," (Joni's Promise), directed by Joko Anwar.

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Ms. Dantec won Most Favorite Supporting Actress at the MTV Indonesia Movie Awards for the role in December 2005. Among other cameo appearance, she was featured in the made-for-Indonesian-market version of Josh Groban's music video "She's Out of My Life," appeared in the Indonesian version of Filipino band Rivermaya's song "Balisong," and appeared in the Indonesian TV Series "Dunia Tanpa Koma" (DTK), in a cameo role.

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She is one of the Indonesian icons for the beauty soap product, Lux. She and the other three Lux stars, Tamara Blezynski, Dian Sastrowardoyo, and Luna Maya, have each starred in their own short movies.

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