Pilar Pilapil

Pilar Pilapil
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Born Pilar Delilah Veloso Pilapil
(1950-10-12) October 12, 1950
Liloan, Cebu, Philippines
Hometown Liloan, Cebu, Philippines
Occupation Actress, Producer, Author
Title(s) Binibining Pilipinas Universe 1967
Binibining Pilipinas 1967
(Winner- Binibining Pilipinas Universe 1967)
Miss Universe 1967

Pilar Pilapil (born October 12, 1950) is a Filipino actress. She won as Binibining Pilipinas Universe in 1967. She represented the country in the Miss Universe 1967 pageant.

In the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s her highly publicized life became the staple of the multimedia

Pilapil starred in Highly Acclaimed Films such as Kailan Ba Tama Ang Mali in 1985 Tinik Sa Dibdib and Nagkapasakit Kuya Eddie a outstanding feat she was nominated and won one award in the movie categories for FAP FAMAS and MMFF then Manila Film Festival in 1985 in 1988 she did the film Kailan Mahugasan Ang Kasalanan she continued to take a break and then came back with more movie projects such as Forever with saga Muhlach and Mikee Counjangco and Tayo Na Sa Dilim and Bakit Ako Mahihiya in 1997 she went on to do a soap called Mulha Ng Buhay for Viva Television as a main antagonist of the television series


After winning the Binibining Pilipinas beauty pageant in 1967, Pilapil was swamped with offers to join the movies. Her first film was the action picture El Nino (1968) with Andy Poe as her leading man, directed by Fernando Poe, Jr..

She did movies with Dolphy such as Dolpe De Gulat (1969) and El Pinoy Matador (1970), among others. She won two best actress awards, one for the movie Imelda, Ang Uliran (1970) at the Manila Film Festival and another for the film Napakasakit Kuya Eddie (1986) for Gawad Urian Award 1987.

She also dabbled in politics when she ran for senator in 2004 as an independent candidate but she lost. In 2006, she released an autobiography entitled The Woman Without A Face, chronicling her life in show business and in private life after she went on semi-retirement.

Pilapil continues to entertain viewers via ABS-CBN's primetime drama series Ina, Kapatid, Anak premiered on October 8, 2012 and ended on June 2013, and is now airing by Jeepney TV.

Personal life

Pilar Delilah Veloso Pilapil was born on October 12, 1950 in Camiling, Tarlac, Philippines the youngest of six girls with four brothers after her.

She has a daughter with Doy Laurel named Pia Pilapil, who is also an actress. She married Spanish journalist Michel Ponti in October 12, 1986 at the Manila Cathedral, but they divorced after a year. She became a born-again Christian in 1995, and married Pastor Bernie Penas on May 18, 2002.

Pilapil has a foundation named Pilar Pilapil Foundation, which helps battered and abused women, among others.

Awards and nominations

Year Result Category Award Movie
2009 Nominated Best Supporting Actress FAMAS Award For The First Time (2008)
1992 Nominated Best Supporting Actress FAMAS Award Darna (1991)
1990 Nominated Best Supporing Actress Gawad Urian Award Kailan Mahuhugasan Ang Kasalanan? (1989)
1987 Won Best Actress Gawad Urian Award Napakasakit, Kuya Eddie (1986)
1977 Nominated Best Actress FAMAS Award May Langit Ang Bawat Nilikha (1976)
1975 Nominated Best Actress FAMAS Award Isang Gabi... Tatlong Babae! (1974)
1974 Nominated Best Actress FAMAS Award Lalaki, Kasalanan Mo (1973)
1973 Nominated Best Actress FAMAS Award Isinilang Ang Anak Ng Ibang Babae (1972)
1970 Won Best Actress Manila Film Festival Imelda, Ang Uliran (1970)



Year Title Role(s) Type of Role Network
2017 A Love to Last TBA Supporting role ABS-CBN
2015-2016 Pasión de amor Maria Eduvina Suarez† Supporting role
2015 Pangako Sa'yo Doña Benita Buenavista† Special participation
2013 Muling Buksan Ang Puso Elvira Santelices Supporting role
2012-2013 Ina, Kapatid, Anak Yolanda Cruz-Elizalde Supporting role
2010 Rod Santiago's Agua Bendita Doña Amalia "Wowa" Montenegro Supporting role / Antagonist
2008 Kahit Isang Saglit Guest appearance
I Love Betty La Fea Elvira Valencia Supporting role
Lobo Eleanora "Lady Elle" Blancaflor Supporting role
2007 Marimar Doña Dolores Aldama† Guest appearance GMA Network
2006 Your Song: Kung Paano Dana Episode guest ABS-CBN
2004-2005 Hiram Sophia's Mother Extended role
2002-2004 Kapalaran Supporting role
2001-2003 Sa Dulo Ng Walang Hanggan Adora Evangelista Supporting role / Antagonist
1999 Di Ba't Ikaw Doña Amelia Montecillo Supporting role / Antagonist GMA Network
1996-1999 Mukha ng Buhay Amanda Lead role RPN

Selected movies

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