Birthday: 1965-04-10 · Known For: Acting
40 Movies · 1 TV Series
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Meriam was born in Bandung, West Java, on 10 April 1965. Born to G.H. Bamboe and Maria Theresia, she is of mixed European and Sundanese descent. She initially wanted to become a stewardess for the airline Garuda Indonesia, but began acting, modelling, and singing while studying in Dago Catholic High School, Bandung. She made her feature film debut in Perawan-perawan (1981) before rising to fame after starring as the titular character in Ami Priyono's 1982 film Roro Mendut, an adaptation of the traditional legend as told by Y. B. Mangunwijaya; after performing sexualised scenes with costar Mathias Muchus, she was dubbed Indonesia's sex bomb. For Perkawinan 83, also released that year, Meriam found further critical claim.Owing to her increasingly busy schedule, Meriam dropped out of senior high school while in her second year in order to focus on her career. During the 1980s she released several albums: Simfoni Rindu, Untuk Sebuah Nama and Belajar Menyanyi. These were often collaborations with Pance F. Pondaag. Her films of this period often included steamy scenes; one, in Wim Umboh's Pengantin Pantai Biru, had her having sex while on a deserted island inhabited by savage natives. Bruce Emond of The Jakarta Post later described her as "the fantasy girl come true for the movie-going public".Meriam had a surge of popularity again in 1987 after starring alongside Didi Petet in Catatan Si Boy. Her films of this period included several romances and comedies, some featuring the troupe Warkop. In the 1990s she acted in several films, including Arifin C. Noer's Taksi.Following a decrease in proceeds from the domestic cinema, in the early 1990s Meriam began to focus on television series. She received an award for her role in the series Aku Mau Hidup in 1994; other series included Atas Nama Cinta dan Anakku (1995), Wanita (1996), and Bundaku Terpidana. Between 1993 and 2006 she only acted in a single feature film, Kafir (2002).Beginning in 2007 Meriam returned to regular film production when she took a supporting role in Hanung Bramantyo's comedy Get Married portraying the main character Mae's mother. This was followed by a series of comedies, including two sequels to Get Married (in 2009 and 2011) and the Raditya Dika-written film Cinta Brontosaurus.
Meriam was married to fellow actor Adi Surya Abdi. She has been divorced twice and, as of 2009, has two sons. In March 2012 she reported her then-boyfriend, lawyer Hotman Paris Hutapea, to the police for allegedly physically abusing her and harassing her through text messages and phone calls. After several months of arguments and court struggles the case was settled: Meriam withdrew her report and Hutapea agreed to end their relationship and recant a statement that they had married in Las Vegas.
Movies & TV Series
Benyamin the Troublemaker 2
Pengki manage to sneak into the house of the Mafia Boss, who then escapes with a pendant and also evidence of the list of women trafficking.
Randy and Dinar are married couple, and Dinar is pregnant. Their happiness disappears when a middle-aged mother becomes their new neighbor.
Inem Pelayan Sexy New
Maromi found a slipper. Inem, the owner of the slipper, is a maid at Ida and Moko's family, Maromi's employee. Maromi then meets with Inem and does various ways to get her ove.
Iqro: My Universe
Aqilla dreamed of becoming an astronaut and tried to win a vlog contest about space figures with prizes invited to the Outer Space Research Center in England. Disappointment because her uncle who is a...
After an out-of-work waitress finds a job at a food truck, a budding romance with her boss gets complicated when she learns about his true wealth.
The story of Sultan Agung Hanyakrakusuma, the king of Mataram when he was still a teenager until he becomes a king.
Benyamin the Troublemaker
Knowing the headquarter and home of Betawi suburbs will be evicted, Pengki, Somad, and Achie sabotage illegal casinos in Jakarta. They drain all the gambling money to buy the land that will be evicted...
A high school girl named Dafychi bumped into a successful businessman named Mario. After that incident, Mario grew closer into Dafychi. Little did Mario know, that Dafychi had a personality disorder.
A Moon Hangs Above the Graveyard
A remake of 1973 film of the same name. "Bulan di Atas Kuburan" is a tale of hardships in the capital city. Sahat, Tigor and Sabar ; three friends from Samosir, North Sumatra, quest after greatness wh...
Water & Fire
Three new firefighters from different walks of life must put aside their personal dramas and carry out treacherous rescue missions.
After a longtime admirer professes his love for her, a florist develops feelings for another man with connections to her best friend—and past.
99% Muhrim - Get Married 5
When Mae and Sophie re-embrace religious for fearing of afterlife, everyone around them panicked.
Bajaj Bajuri: The Movie
When Bajuri inherits money, problems arise. His mother-in-law, Emak continually demands that Bajuri buy things for her, while his wife, Oneng begins to believe that Bajuri is having an affair while ot...
Chasing Love to China
A student has second thoughts about a sputtering relationship when a profound meeting with a devout tourist alters his outlook on life, love, and faith.
Farah's fear of the first night after marrying David. However, the destination and romantic ambiance cannot dissolve Farah's fear. While Farah and David try to fix their relationship, others get invol...
While celebrating their children's birthdays, Mae and Rendy received shocking news. Sophie announces that she will get married to Kim Bum Park, a Korean man whom she just met for 3 weeks when holidayi...
Slank Never Dies
Abdee and Ridho are called by Slank, a rock band with Bimbim and Ivan. As it turned out, Slank want to prove the band still remains with only remaining Bimbim, Kaka, and Ivan went on tour. With just 3...
A writer who believes all relationships have expiration dates finally meets someone who could potentially reverse his negative logic.
Kabayan Becomes a Billionaire
A real estate entrepeneur comes to Kabayan's village in West Java making false promises, including marriage to a woman he likes, if he sells the village's land to him. Kabayan tries to save his villag...
Love and Eidelweiss
Ryo, a victim of domestic violence by her mom, dad and her relatives, becomes a violent psychopath. She is willing to realize her desires even through wrong and brutal ways. When she meets the couple,...
Catatan Si Boy 4
Boy (Onky Alexander) returns to his homeland for a vacation from school in America. Already much has changed, including Vera (Meriam Bellina) who is busy with his career as a model photo. Boy feels se...
A young Indonesian leaves her baby in a cab, so the driver takes the infant home, then tries to find the mother.
Joe Turun ke Desa
City students come to the village for KKN with all their arrogance and pretentiousness, led by a fat student named Joe (Didi Petet). Many problems arise, starting from Budi (James Lapian) and Imam (Le...
Catatan Si Boy 3
Boy leaves for Los Angeles to continue his study. Conflicts appear when he meets Sheila who is a heroin addict and her ex-boyfriend, Jefry.
Catatan Si Boy
Boy, a student from a rich family who has a relationship with a girl from college, but the couple's love is opposed by her parents.
Makin Lama Makin Asyik
Dono, Kasino and Indro (the Warkop Trio) live in a boarding house. Amusement starts when the flat owner, Aunt Sarah, goes on a date. Dono installs a microphone so that the conversation between Aunt Sa...
Romantika (Galau Remaja di SMA)
Atiek and Tika are always competing with each other. This rivalry has led to funny situations but also gives trouble to their friends and teachers. Then Atiek and Tika bet on who will be chosen as a m...
Don't Want to be Alone
Pras has almost finished college, has rich parents and a beautiful, faithful fiancee but is suddenly diagnosed with lung cancer. He only has six months left to live. Pras’ parents ask Tika’s parents t...
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