Zsa Zsa Padilla

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Zsa Zsa Padilla
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Background information
Birth nameEsperanza Padilla
Born (1964-05-28) May 28, 1964 (age 55)
OriginManila, Philippines
Genres OPM, pop, adult contemporary
Occupation(s)Singer, actress
Years active1978–present

Zsa Zsa Padilla (Tagalog:  [ˈʃaʃa] ; born Esperanza Padilla, May 28, 1964) is a Filipina singer and actress. She is currently part of ABS-CBN contract actresses. She is best known for her role as Helena Montoya/Red Dragon in the hit 2017 TV series Wildflower .



Padilla was born as Esperanza Padilla in 1964, the daughter of actor and sportsman Carlos "Sonny" Padilla, Jr. who served as the referee in the Ali-Frazier world heavyweight boxing match. She is a singer who has performed in various concerts in the Philippines and overseas. She has also acted in movies, television and on the stage. Padilla is also a songwriter, commercial model, product endorser, businesswoman, and music producer.

Padilla started as a member of the Manila Sound band, Hotdog, in the mid-70s and then in 1982 went solo. In 1987, her first TV role was as the wife of a gay man in the series Lovingly Yours, Helen . In the same year, her first movie role was in the film Mga Anak ni Facifica Falayfay with Filipino comedian Dolphy, her partner of more than 20 years. She has 3 daughters: Filipina singer and actress Karylle from her first marriage to Modesto Tatlonghari, Zia and Nicole (Coco) Quizon from her relationship with Dolphy.



2017 Ang Larawan Elsa Montes
Bes and the BeshiesMabel
2015 You're Still the One Cecilia
2013 A Moment in Time Miriam Javier
2012 I Do Bidoo Bidoo: Heto nAPO Sila! Elaine Fuentebella
Paano Na Kaya Carmina Marasigan
2009 Mano Po 6: A Mother's Love Olivia Uy
2008 Dobol Trobol: Lets Get Redi 2 Rambol! cameo appearance with Pia Guanio
2006 Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah, ze Moveeh Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah
2005 Mano Po 4: Ako Legal Wife Chona Chong
2003 Mano Po 2 Lu Shui
2002Home Alone da RiberSandra
2000Ika-13 KapituloSarah
1998TataynicRose Winshield
1997 Batang PX Tessie
1996 Madrasta Sandra
1995Father & SonLennie
1994Ika-11 Utos: (Mahalin Mo, Asawa Mo)Susan
Minsan Lang Kita IibiginMelissa
1993Kung Ako'y Iiwan Mo
1990Og Must Be CrazyKathy
Starzan IIIJane
1989My Darling Domestic: Greyt Eskeyp
Starzan IIJane
Bote, Diyaryo, Garapa
Bakit Iisa Lamang ang Puso?
Pahiram ng Isang UmagaLydia
Magkano Ang Iyong Dangal?Era
1988Hiwaga sa Balete DriveMargarita
1987Black Magic
Mga Anak ni Facifica Falayfay


2020 Love Thy Woman Helen Chao ABS-CBN
2019-present It's Showtime Judge in Tawag ng Tanghalan (since Season 3 Quarter 3)
2017 Wildflower Helena Montoya / Red Dragon
2016 The Story of Us Myra Simbulan
2014 Mars Ravelo's Dyesebel Elena "Ena" Villamayor-Montilla
2013 Juan Dela Cruz Laura Alejandro
2011–12 Budoy Luisa Maniego
2010 1DOL Eleanor Serrano
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Shell Flor
2007 Mars Ravelo's Lastikman Cynthia "Cindy" Evilone
2005–06 Bituing Walang Ningning Rosa Mia Suarez
2004 Born Diva Herself
2003–04 Star in a Million
2002 Morning Girls
2000–01 Sa Puso Ko Iingatan Ka Nieves Quevedo-Pacheco
1999–2000 Labs Ko Si Babe Mayor Diwata Royales
1998Hiwalay Kung Hiwalay, Daw! GMA Network
1998–present ASAP Herself ABS-CBN
1997Zsa Zsa Limited EngagementHerself GMA Network
1995–96 Familia Zaragoza Divina Zaragoza-Lagrimas ABS-CBN
1994–95 Star Drama Presents: Zsa Zsa
1994GMA Telesine Presents: Mukha GMA Network
1993GMA Telesine Presents: CamillaCamilla
1983–87 GMA Supershow co-host















Acting awards

YearAward-Giving BodyCategoryWorkResult
1991Best Actress of the YearWon
1994Star Awards for MoviesBest Supporting ActressMinsan Lang Kita IibiginWon
1995Star Awards for TelevisionBest Actress in a Single PerformanceMukhaWon
1997 FAMAS Awards Best Supporting Actress Madrasta Nominated
FAP Awards Nominated
PMPC Star Awards for MoviesMovie Supporting Actress of the YearNominated
1998 Gawad Urian Awards Best Actress Batang PX Won
Film Academy of the Philippines AwardsWon
PMPC Star Awards for MoviesWon
2005 31st Metro Manila Film Festival Best Actress Mano Po 4: Ako Legal Wife [1] [2] Won
2006Tanglaw AwardsBest ActressWon
Guillermo Mendoza Scholarship Foundation AwardsWon
24th Luna Awards Won
3rd ENPRESS Golden Screen AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Musical or Comedy)Won
20072nd ENPRESS Golden Screen Awards Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah, ze Moveeh Nominated
2009 35th Metro Manila Film Festival Best Supporting Actress Mano Po 6: A Mother's Love Nominated
201012th Gawad PASADO AwardsNominated
2011ENPRESS Golden Screen AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Drama, Musical or Comedy)SigwaWon
2012 ENPRESS Golden Screen TV Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Budoy Nominated
2014 Juan dela Cruz Nominated

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