In 2011, she was cast in Temptation Island, a remake of the 1980 film of the same name.
She reprised the role of Cristina G., a beauty queen aspirant who has been trapped on an island together with contenders acted by Heart Evangelista, Solenn Heussaff, Lovi Poe, and Ruffa Mae Quinto.
Little did they know that Grace is actually the girlfriend of Evo's best friend, Mark ('JC de Vera').
As the arrogant player that he is, Evo takes advantage of what happened at the party to make Grace agree to his demands.
After graduating, she worked for National Institute of Mental Health in Mandaluyong City where she gave out medicine, examinations and evaluation to patients, among others. Rivera made her first supporting role film appearance through Octo Arts' Enteng Kabisote 2: Okay Ka Fairy Ko: The Legend Continues in 2005 as the fairy Alyssa.
In 2006, she signed a contract with Regal Entertainment that featured her debut in the horror film Pamahiin.In 2015, Rivera was supposed to appear in her comeback television program entitled The Rich Man's Daughter, but due to her pregnancy, she was then replaced by fellow Kapuso celebrity Rhian Ramos respectedly.Despite of her first pregnancy, Rivera pursued to continue some of her appointments in which she appeared in different television commercial ads namely Biofit Tea, Hana Shampoo, Kopiko Cafe Blanca, 555 Tuna', and the recent Del Monte Quick & Easy TV ad, together with her husband Dingdong Dantes.Magazine covers that featured Rivera such as UNO Magazine, MEG Magazine, Preview Magazine, Speed Magazine, Weddings & Beyond Magazine are to be name the few.In the cover of UNO Magazine, Rivera was quoted as saying "Pregnancy is a beautiful thing", describing her present condition in her Instagram account.I am neither a fan of Richard or Marian but this film is well made - the comedic scenes are not overdone and it doesn't have those corny clichés.I have low expectations when I rented this movie, but surprisingly I enjoyed every minute of it.and Desperadas 2, a sequel of the 2007 film of the same with Rufa Mae Quinto, Iza Calzado, Ruffa Gutierrez, and Ogie Alcasid.She was among the third batch of stars honored in the Eastwood City Walk of Fame located in Eastwood City, Libis, Quezon City in 2008.Marian Rivera was born in Madrid, Spain to Francisco Javier Gracia Alonso, a Spaniard, and Amalia Rivera, a Filipina from Cavite.Her parents got married and eventually got divorced when she was three years old, after which her mother brought her to the Philippines where she grew up.