It pays to be Robin Padilla.
While many of us can only dream of dating an FHM babe even once, Robin’s one of those guys who not only can score dates with the hottest of them— he can also get them to say yes to marriage.
The quintessential bad boy of Philippine cinema, for those who have been living under a rock, married FHM’s December 2008 cover girl, Mariel Rodriguez this September.
Way before Robin and Mariel married though, thus officially becoming the second couple to grace the cover of FHM (the first being FHM 2010 Collections cover dude Cesar Montano, and Sunshine Cruz) we’ve always been a little envious of the man.
Not because he was the most bad-ass gangster in Pinoy films. Not because we can’t rival his sense of chivalry. Those are good reasons, mind, but we envied him because he got to partner up with some sexy stars in the 90s. Let’s begin the nostalgia, shall we?
1. Nanette Medved in Sa Diyos Lang Ako Susuko (1990) and Hinukay ko na ang Libingan Mo (1991)
The former-Darna actress actually partnered with Robin twice. First, in Sa Diyos Lang Ako Susuko, and second, in the more aggressive-sounding Hinukay ko na ang Libingan Mo. We couldn’t find clips of her with Robin, but as consolation here’s a cleavage-revealing clip from 1991’s Sa Kabila ng Lahat with Dina Bonnevie.
2. Rita Avila in Walang Awa Kung Pumatay (1990)
Robin’s films in the early 90s had the scariest names, didn’t they? Thank God they had Rita Avila in this movie to help balance out the merciless killing with some good ol’ screen sex. It starts out a bit violently though, with Robin having to point a gun at Rita’s noggin’ before a romantic scenes montage plays. Let’s hope Robin didn’t have to do that with Mariel.