Famous Filipino Film & Theater Personalities

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Lou Diamond Phillips
(Actor and Director Known for His Role as ‘Ritchie Valens’ in the Biopic ‘La Bamba’)
Lou Diamond Phillips
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Birthdate: February 17, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: U.S. Naval Base Subic Bay, Philippines

Golden Globe-nominated actor Lou Diamond Phillips is best known as Ritchie Valens from the film La Bamba. His performance in the Broadway revival of The King and I earned him a Tony nomination. He has also appeared in a string of TV and radio projects and participated in poker championships.

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Pia Wurtzbach
(Filipino Actress, Model and Beauty Queen Who Was Crowned Miss Universe 2015)
Pia Wurtzbach
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Birthdate: September 24, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stuttgart, Germany

Pia Wurtzbach is a Filipino-German beauty queen who participated in the 64th Miss Universe pageant where she was crowned Miss Universe 2015. Wurtzbach is also a model, actress, and TV personality; she had to quit her showbusiness career temporarily to participate in the beauty pageant. She is also an advocate for gender equality and works towards raising awareness of HIV.

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Lea Salonga
(The First Asian Actress to Receive a Tony Award)
Lea Salonga
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Birthdate: February 22, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ermita, Manila, Philippines

Lea Salonga is a Filipina actress, singer, and columnist. She achieved international fame at the age of 18, when she originated the role of Kim in Miss Saigon, winning the Laurence Olivier Award under the Best Actress in a Musical category. Lea Salonga became the first Asian actress to receive a Tony Award when she reprised the role on Broadway.

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Vanessa Lachey
(Filipina-Born American Actor, Model, and TV Host)
Vanessa Lachey
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Birthdate: November 9, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Clark Air Force Base, Philippines
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Liza Soberano
(Actress Best Known as the Lead of the Romantic Comedy Television Series ‘Forevermore’)
Liza Soberano
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Birthdate: January 4, 1998
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Santa Clara, California, United States
Filipina-American actor Liza Soberano rose to fame with the role of Maria in the series Forevermore, which had her starring with Enrique Gil. She paired up with Gil in many more projects later, such as the series Dolce Amore and the films Alone/Together and My Ex and Whys.
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Manny Jacinto
(Filipino-Born Canadian Actor)
Manny Jacinto
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Birthdate: August 19, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
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Kathryn Bernardo
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Birthdate: March 26, 1996
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cabanatuan
Kathryn Bernardo is the only Filipina actress to breac the ₱800-million mark for two movies - The Hows of Us (2018) and Hello, Love, Goodbye (2019). The latter broke all box-office records to become the highest-grossing Filipino Film of all times till date. She bagged in the Box Office Queen Award and also earned the PMPC Star Awards for Movies
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Sandara Park
(South Korean Singer & Actress)
Sandara Park
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Birthdate: November 12, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Busan, South Korea

Famous for her baby-face and youthful skin, the South Korean singer and actress is a celebrity not just in her country, but also in the Philippines. Despite her humble beginning, Sandara Park rose to prominence as a singing sensation with a number of chart-topping songs. She also featured in television shows and movies and is considered as a trendsetter.

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Nadine Lustre
(Filipino Actress and Singer Known for Her Role as ‘Eya Rodriguez’ in the Film ‘Diary ng Panget’)
Nadine Lustre
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Birthdate: October 31, 1993
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Quezon City, Philippines

Nadine Lustre is a Filipina actress, music video director, and singer best known for her portrayal of Eya Rodriguez in the 2014 romantic comedy film, Diary ng Panget. One of the most decorated Filipina celebrities, Lustre has won several prestigious awards, such as the Young Critics Circle award, Asian Academy Creative Award, Myx Music Awards, and Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award.

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Charice Pempengco
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Birthdate: May 10, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cabuyao City, Laguna, Philippines

Born Charice Pempengco, Filipino singer Jake Zyrus came out as lesbian in 2013 and then as transgender later, changing his name in 2017 and going through a chest reconstruction and hormone treatment. Jake had grown up supporting his family by performing and later struck gold with the single Pyramid.

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Daniel Padilla
(Filipino Actor and Recording Artist Known for His Films: ‘She's Dating the Gangster’ and ‘Crazy Beautiful You’)
Daniel Padilla
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Birthdate: April 26, 1995
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines

Daniel Padilla is a Filipino recording artist and actor. In 2015, Padilla became the first Pinoy artist to receive the Kids' Choice Award under the Global Slime Star category. He has also won several other awards, such as Myx Music Awards and Awit Awards. Also known for his philanthropic efforts, Padilla often participates in charity events.

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Isabel Preysler
(Filipina Socialite, Television Host and Mother of Enrique Iglesias)
Isabel Preysler
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Birthdate: February 18, 1951
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines

Isabel Preysler is a  Filipina socialite and TV host. As a teenager, she participated in beauty pageants and worked as a model. She later started working as a journalist. An elegant woman, she is considered a fashion icon. Her first husband was Julio Iglesias, a Spanish singer.  Enrique Iglesias and Julio Iglesias Jr. are her sons.

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Jo Koy
(American Stand-Up Comedian )
Jo Koy
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Birthdate: June 2, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tacoma, Washington, United States
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Bea Alonzo
(Actress, Singer)
Bea Alonzo
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Birthdate: October 17, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cainta, Philippines

Bea Alonzo is a Filipina model, actress, and former singer. Widely regarded as one of Asia's biggest stars,Bea Alonzo has won many prestigious awards for her skills as an actress. In 2016, she was adjudged Movie Actress of the Year at the 32nd PMPC Star Awards for Movies for playing Basha Belinda Eugenio-Gonzales in the 2015 film, A Second Chance.

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Sarah Geronimo
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Birthdate: July 25, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Santa Cruz, Manila, Philippines
The defining moment of Filipino popstar Sarah Geronimo’s life came when she won the singing contest Star for a Night at 14. Known for her chartbusting tracks such as Tala and Kilometro, Sarah later secretly married actor Matteo Guidicelli. She is the most-streamed Filipina on Spotify Philippines.
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Maine Mendoza
(Actress, TV Host)
Maine Mendoza
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Birthdate: March 3, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Santa Maria, Bulacan

Maine Mendoza is a Filipino television personality and actress. She is best known for playing Yaya Dub in the popular TV variety show, Eat Bulaga! Over the years, Maine Mendoza has won several awards, such as the Metro Manila Film Festival Award for Best Supporting Actress, which she won for her performance in the 2015 movie My Bebe Love: #KiligPaMore.

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Marian Rivera
(Filipina Recording Artist, Actress, and Commercial Model)
Marian Rivera
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Birthdate: August 12, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Marian Rivera is a Spanish-Filipino model and actress. She is known for playing important roles in TV series like Marimar, Amaya, and Temptation of Wife. Apart from winning awards for her acting skills, Rivera has also been named FHM Magazine's Sexiest Woman on a couple of occasions. Also known for her philanthropic efforts, Marian Rivera often participates in fundraising campaigns.

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Dante Basco
(Actor Best Known for His Role as 'Rufio' in Steven Spielberg's Film 'Hook')
Dante Basco
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Birthdate: August 29, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pittsburg, California, United States
Dante Basco is best known as the voice of Zuko in Avatar: The Last Airbender. Fans also loved him as Rufio in Steven Spielberg's Hook. He has also voiced Jake Long in American Dragon: Jake Long. He has lent his voice to many web series and video games, too.
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Bryan Callen
(Filipino-Born American Comedian, Actor, and Podcaster)
Bryan Callen
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Birthdate: January 26, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
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Angel Locsin
(Actress)
Angel Locsin
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Birthdate: April 23, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Santa Maria, Philippines
Scouted by an agent at a mall, Angel Locsin began her career with the Philippine series Click and then gained recognition with Mulawin and Darna. Named to Forbes’s list of Asian Heroes of Philanthropy, she was prompt in raising funds to help COVID-19 front-liners in her country. 
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Vice Ganda
(Stand-up Comedian, Actor)
Vice Ganda
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Birthdate: March 31, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tondo, Philippines

Filipino comedian, talk show host, actor, and TV presenter Vice Ganda has appeared in some of the highest-grossing movies in Philippine cinema. As a comedian, he uses observational comedy, situational irony, and sarcasm in his routines. Also active on TV, he regularly hosts the noontime variety show It's Showtime. He is openly gay and is considered an LGBTQAI+ icon.

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Neile Adams
(Filipina-American Actress, Singer and Dancer)
Neile Adams
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Birthdate: July 10, 1932
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines

Neile Adams is a Filipino-American dancer, actress, and singer. Before establishing herself in the American entertainment industry, Adams lived in Manila where she worked as a spy as part of the Philippine resistance movement during the Second World War. She then moved to the USA, where she became a dancer and actress.

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Anne Curtis
(Filipina-Australian Actor, Model, TV Host, and Social Media Star)
Anne Curtis
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Birthdate: February 17, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Yarrawonga, Victoria, Australia
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Heart Evangelista
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Birthdate: February 14, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines

Heart Evangelista is a Filipina actress, TV host, singer, philanthropist, and socialite. She began working as a model and actress while still in her teens. As a young woman, she continued acting while also establishing herself as a painter. She launched the foundation 'Heart Can' to help children with special needs. She is married to politician Francis Escudero.

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Alden Richards
(One of the Celebrated and Most Awarded Artists in the Philippines)
Alden Richards
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Birthdate: January 2, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Quezon City, Philippines
While he considers Hello, Love, Goodbye, the highest-grossing Filipino film ever, as his best project so far, actor Alden Richards has had a long career, peppered with films, music, and more. He will now be seen with Bea Alonzo in a film based on the Japanese series Pure Soul.
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Kris Aquino
(Actress)
Kris Aquino
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Birthdate: February 14, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Quezon City, Philippines
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Maja Salvador
(Actress, Singer)
Maja Salvador
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Birthdate: October 5, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Aparri, Cagayan, Philippines

Filipina actor Maja Salvador became a household name with her award-winning role in the film Thelma. The series Wildflower and The Killer Bride catapulted her to international fame. In 2018, she rekindled her romance with her long-lost boyfriend of her 20s, Rambo Nunez. She now owns a talent company.

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Coco Martin
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Birthdate: November 1, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Novaliches, Quezon City

Coco Martin is a Filipino actor, director, and producer. He is best known for his lead role in the film Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin. He began acting in the early 2000s with small roles in TV shows. In the ensuing years, he moved on to more serious roles in TV series and films. He made his directorial debut in 2017.

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Enrique Gil
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Birthdate: March 30, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cebu
The star of Filipino films Everyday I Love You and Seven Sundays, Enrique Gil also boasts of a business management degree. He had plunged into modeling out of boredom and later impressed fans as Xander in the series Forevermore. He is said to be dating his frequent co-actor Liza Soberano.
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Andrea Brillantes
(Filipino Actress Best Known for Her Title Role in the TV Series ‘Annaliza’)
Andrea Brillantes
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Birthdate: March 12, 2003
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Taytay, Rizal, Phillipines

Andrea Brillantes is a Filipina actress and recording artist best known for her leading role in the TV series Annaliza. She started acting as a child and first appeared in the children's comedy show Goin' Bulilit. As a young woman, she has acted in dramas and fantasies, portraying versatile roles. She has received one Urduja Heritage Film Award. 

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Kim Chiu
(Filipino Model, Actress, Singer, Dancer, Host, and Vlogger)
Kim Chiu
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Birthdate: April 19, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines

Kim Chiu is a Filipino model, actress, singer, dancer, host, and vlogger. Nicknamed the Multimedia Idol, Chiu has achieved immense popularity in the Philippines. Regarded as one of the most popular actresses for her generation, Chiu is also counted among the highest grossing stars of the 2010s decade. She is also one of the most decorated performers of her generation.

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Julia Montes
(Filipino Actress Best Known for Her Role in the TV Series ‘Mara Clara')
Julia Montes
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Birthdate: March 19, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pandacan, Manila, Philippines

Julia Montes was raised by her deaf Filipina mother after her German father abandoned them. Julia began modeling at 5 and later soared to fame with series such as Mara Clara and films such as A Moment in Time. She has lately been rumored to be dating Coco Martin.

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James Reid
(Singer, Actor, Dancer & Record Producer)
James Reid
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Birthdate: May 11, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: St Leonards, Australia

Filipino-Australian actor-singer James Reid had been a talented gymnast and swimmer in childhood. He is best known for pairing up with Nadine Lustre in projects such as Diary Ng Panget and On the Wings of Love. Though he and Nadine dated later, they broke hearts with their split in 2020.

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Dingdong Dantes
(Filipino Actor, TV Host, Dancer, and Model )
Dingdong Dantes
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Birthdate: August 2, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Quezon City, Philippines
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Fernando Poe Jr.
(Popular Philippine Actor Who Later Stepped into Politics)
Fernando Poe Jr.
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Birthdate: August 20, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
Died: December 14, 2004

Also known as FPJ and Da King, Fernando Poe Jr. was a popular actor in the Philippines and won 5 FAMAS Best Actor awards. He later stepped into politics as a member of KNP, or the United Opposition. He is also known for testifying against the criminal gangs known as the Big Four.

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Joseph Estrada
(13th President of the Philippines)
Joseph Estrada
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Birthdate: April 19, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tondo, Philippines
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Kristine Hermosa
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Birthdate: September 9, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Quezon City, Philippines
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Megan Young
(Actress)
Megan Young
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Birthdate: February 27, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Alexandria, Virginia, USA
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Regine Velasquez
(The Best-Selling Filipino Musician of All Time)
Regine Velasquez
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Birthdate: April 22, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tondo, Philippines

Regine Velasquez is a Filipina singer, record producer, and actress. Renowned for her belting technique and vocal range, Velasquez is counted among the most influential personalities in Philippine popular culture. She is the best-selling Filipino musician of all time as she has sold over seven million records so far. Regine Velasquez is also credited with influencing several other performers.  

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Solenn Heussaff
(One of the Official Castaways of Survivor Philippines: Celebrity Showdown)
Solenn Heussaff
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Birthdate: July 20, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Makati, Philippines

Filipina-French celebrity Solenn Heussaff dons many hats, and is an actor, a designer, a singer, and a make-up artist at the same time. Known for her appearances in films such as Temptation Island and series such as Survivor Philippines: Celebrity Showdown, she is also an animal lover and owns two tortoises.

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Sharon Cuneta
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Birthdate: January 6, 1966
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
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John Lloyd Cruz
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Birthdate: June 24, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
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Paulo Avelino
(Filipino Actor Known for His TV Series: ‘Walang Hanggan’, ‘Bridges of Love’ and ‘The General's Daughter’)
Paulo Avelino
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Birthdate: May 13, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Baguio, Philippines

While Filipino actor Paulo Avelino won an MMFF award for his performance in the film Fan Girl, a few pranksters posted a screenshot of him exposing himself, captured from the film, on various social-media platforms. He has previously gained fame with series such as Bridges Of Love.

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Robin Padilla
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Birthdate: November 23, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Camarines Norte, Philippines
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Toni Gonzaga
(singer)
Toni Gonzaga
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Birthdate: January 20, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Taytay, Rizal, Philippines
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Angelica Panganiban
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Birthdate: November 4, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
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Kyline Alcantara
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Birthdate: September 3, 2002
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Camarines Sur

Filipina actor-singer Kyline Alcantara was catapulted to fame by series such as Kambal, Karibal and Inagaw na Bituin. The teen sensation had initially gained popularity with her musical.ly clips and her YouTube videos. Her performances have also won her honors such as the Asian Acadaemy Creative Award.

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Gabbi Garcia
(Actress)
Gabbi Garcia
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Birthdate: December 2, 1998
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Makati, Philippines

Gabbi Garcia is a Filipino recording artist and actress. Best known for her association with the GMA Network, Gabbi Garcia has played important roles in TV series, such as Encantadia and Let The Love Begin. Over the years, she has also won many prestigious awards like Urduja Heritage Film Award and Golden TV Screen Award.

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Brenda Marshall
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Birthdate: September 29, 1915
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Negros, Philippines
Died: July 30, 1992
Yassi Pressman
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