Nadine Samonte Biography


Birthday: March 2, 1988 (Pisces)

Born In: Rosenheim, Germany

Nadine Burgos Eidloth-Chua, more renowned by stage name Nadine Samonte, is a Filipina model and actress. She stepped into the world of glamour and entertainment in her teens and succeeded to create a good balance working in small screen, big screen and commercials. She found recognition with her performance in the first season of the Philippine reality talent competition ‘StarStruck’ that was created and aired on ‘GMA Network’. Although ‘StarStruck’ marked her debut in TV series’, Nadine was not new to the camera as she had already shot for several TV commercials and print advertisements. With time she not only performed in many other TV series but also starred in lead roles in series like ‘Ikaw sa Puso Ko’, ‘My Guardian Abby’ and ‘Sine Novela: Kung Mahawi Man Ang Ulap’ among others. She also proved her acting prowess and versatility by performing as antagonist in many television series like ‘Mars Ravelo's Darna’, ‘Carlo J. Caparas' Bakekang’, ‘MariMar’ and ‘Sa Ngalan ng Ina’. While making a mark in television, she also forayed into films, some of which include ‘Forever My Love’, ‘Hari ng Sablay’ and ‘Say That You Love Me’. This ravishing diva is also a Taekwondo blue belt holder.
Quick Facts

Age: 36 Years, 36 Year Old Females


Spouse/Ex-: Richard Chua (m. 2013)

father: Frank Eidloth

mother: Edjenta Burgos

siblings: Edmund Eidloth, Nicole Eidloth

Actresses Filipino Women

Childhood & Early Life
She was born on born March 2, 1988, in Rosenheim, West Germany, to a German father, Frank Eidloth, and a Filipina mother, Edjenta Burgos, among three children. Her father served a food company in Philippines while her mother ran a beauty parlour in Sta. Rosa, Laguna.
She has one sister, Nicole, and one brother, Edmund. Not much is known about her childhood except that she and her sister Nicole were sent back to Philippines by their father when Nadine was just four years old so that the girls can have a humble upbringing instead of adopting, according to their father, an arrogant German attitude.
At nine years of age, she started training in martial arts and at present holds a blue belt in Taekwondo. She has faced a knee problem since her childhood which restricts her from doing any strenuous activity including climbing the stairs.
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She entered the world of fashion, glamour and entertainment as a commercial model. Even before landing into the world of mainstream acting, Nadine featured in print advertisements and television commercials. Some of her initial ads included that of Palmolive Soap, Libresse and Nestle Ice-Cream.
She made her debut in television with the Philippine reality talent competition ‘StarStruck’. The series that was created by ‘GMA Network’ and debuted on October 27, 2003, emerged among the most popular reality contests that featured on Philippine television.
Nadine was selected as one of the contenders of ‘StarStruck’ in its first season. She became one of the final six avengers of the season before getting eliminated. The show garnered her recognition and led her to get other offers on TV.
In 2004, she remained part of the Philippine musical variety show ‘SOP Gigsters’. That year, she essayed the role of Natalia / Mutya in ‘Kissing Beauty’, in the third season of the youth oriented romantic Philippine series ‘Love to Love’ that was aired on the ‘GMA Network’.
The romantic drama TV series ‘Ikaw Sa Puso Ko’ that aired on ‘GMA Network’ from March 1 to October 1, 2004 marked Nadine’s first starring role in a TV series where she played the lead female character of Sofia.
This was followed by another lead role of Leya in the fantasy drama series ‘Leya, Ang Pinakamagandang Babae Sa Ilalim Ng Lupa’ that aired on ‘GMA Network’ from October 18, 2004 to January 28, 2005.
Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation bestowed her with the Most Promising Female Artist award in 2004.
Meanwhile, she forayed into films that saw three of her films releasing in 2004 including teen romantic comedy ‘Kiling... Pintig... Yanig...’ where she played Tina, romantic horror drama ‘Forever My Love’ where she played Pammy and comedy fantasy action film ‘Enteng Kabisote: Okay Ka Fairy, The Legend’ where she played Tanya.
In 2005, this versatile Filipino actress landed up playing the part of main antagonist Ava / The Other Body of Valentina in the drama fantasy action TV series ‘Mars Ravelo's Darna’.
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Over the years, this talented actress displayed her mettle by performing in both lead characters and those of main antagonist in several series with great élan.
Some of the lead roles she has played include Pink Angel Abby in ‘My Guardian Abby’ (2005), Catherine Clemente in ‘Sine Novela: Kung Mahawi Man Ang Ulap’ (2007), Elsa Paruel-Abrigo in ‘Sine Novela: Maging Akin Ka Lamang’ (2008), and New Lorna Yadao-Domingo / Danica Mangahas in ‘Sine Novela: Tinik Sa Dibdib’ (2009).
Her roles as main antagonists included Lorraine Arevalo in ‘Carlo J. Caparas' Bakekang’ (2006-07), Innocencia Arcega-Del Castillo in ‘MariMar’ (2007-08), Hannah Villanueva in ‘Ako si Kim Samsoon’ (2008), Celine Lopez in ‘Carlo J. Caparas' Gagambino’ (2008-09), Roma / Babeng Impakta / Babaeng Lawin in ‘Mars Ravelo's Darna’ (2009-10), Shirley Cruz/Dizon in ‘Endless Love’ (2010) and April Romero-Salvador in ‘My Lover, My Wife’ (2011) among others.
She also played guest antagonist in ‘Bantatay’ (2010) and ‘Second Chances’ (2015) essaying the roles of Angel Rodriguez and Charlene Villacorta respectively.
She co-hosted the noontime game show ‘Game 'N Go’ (2012); featured as herself in 2014 in the docudrama ‘Tunay Na Buhay’ and in the talk show ‘The Ryzza Mae Show’; and took part in the comedy game show ‘Celebrity Bluff’ in 2016.
Other big screen flicks of Nadine included ‘Happily Ever After’ (2005), ‘Hari ng Sablay’ (2005), ‘Isusumbong Kita sa Kuya Ko’ (2006) and ‘Pitong Dalagita’ (2006) among others.
Nadine who presently works as a freelance actress announced in October 2014 that she is open to work in any network.
Her career in show business so far has seen her endorsing for several brands including Palmolive Cream Conditioner, Active White, Nestle Ice Cream, YSA Skin Care, Aspen Notebooks, Gibi Shoes, SMART Communications, Enchanted Kingdom and Jag Jeans among others.
Personal Life & Legacy
She married businessman Richard Chua on October 30, 2013, and is blessed with a daughter, Heather Sloane, born on August 27, 2016.

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