Zsa Zsa Padilla

Zsa Zsa Padilla
Background information
Birth name Esperanza Padilla
Born (1964-05-28) May 28, 1964
Origin Manila, Philippines
Genres OPM, pop, Adult contemporary
Occupation(s) Singer, Actress
Years active 1978-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.


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, 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 2 daughters Filipina singer and actress Karylle from her first marriage to Modesto Tatlonghari and Zia Quizon from her relationship with Dolphy. She is the cousin of a fellow singer Gino Padilla, Actor Daniel Padilla, Actress Lorna Tolentino and TV/Radio Host Amy Perez are also her cousins and they are nieces of actor Jerry Pons. On August 2012, she confirmed that she has Stage 1 Kidney Cancer, but lately after her operation it was confirmed a benign tumor.

Television appearances

Year Title(s) Role(s) Type of Role(s) Network
2016 The Story of Us Myra Simbulan Supporting Cast ABS-CBN
2014 Mars Ravelo's Dyesebel Elena "Ena" Villamayor-Montilla
2013 Juan Dela Cruz Laura Alejandro Supporting Cast / Antagonist
2011-12 Budoy Luisa Maniego Supporting Cast
2011 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Pictures Carla Episode Guest
2010 1DOL Eleanor Serrano Supporting Cast
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Shell Flor Episode Guest
2009 May Bukas Pa Church Singer Guest Appearance
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Musiko Santa Episode Guest
2008 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Ice Cream Raquel
2007 Mars Ravelo's Lastikman Cynthia "Cindy" Evilone Supporting Cast / Antagonist
2005-06 Bituing Walang Ningning Rosa Mia Suarez Main Cast
2004 Born Diva Herself Lead-Hostess
2003-04 Star In A Million
2002 Morning Girls
2000-01 Sa Puso Ko Iingatan Ka Nieves Quevedo-Pacheco Supporting Cast / Antagonist
1999-2000 Labs Ko Si Babe Mayor Diwata Royales Main Cast
1998 Hiwalay Kung Hiwalay, Daw! GMA Network
1997-present ASAP Main Host/Performer ABS-CBN
1997 Zsa Zsa Limited Engagement Herself GMA Network
1995–96 Familia Zaragoza Divina Zaragoza-Lagrimas Supporting Cast / Antagonist ABS-CBN
1994-95 Star Drama Presents Zsa Zsa Various Roles
1994 GMA Telesine Presents: Mukha GMA Network
1993 GMA Telesine Presents: Camilla Camilla
1983-87 GMA Supershow co-host GMA Network
















Acting awards

Year Award-Giving Body Category Work Result
1991 Best actress of the year Won
1994 Star Awards for Movies Best Supporting Actress "Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin" Won
1995 Star Awards for Television Best Actress In A Single Performance "Mukha" Won
1997 FAMAS Awards Best Supporting Actress Madrasta Nominated
FAP Awards Nominated
PMPC Star Awards for Movies Movie Supporting Actress of the Year Nominated
1998 Gawad Urian Awards Best Actress Batang PX Won
Film Academy Of The Philippines Awards Won
PMPC Star Awards for Movies Won
2005 31st Metro Manila Film Festival Best Actress Mano Po 4: Ako Legal Wife[1][2] Won
2006 Tanglaw Awards Best Actress Won
Guillermo Mendoza Scholarship Foundation Awards Won
24th Luna Awards Won
ENPRESS Awards Won
2009 35th Metro Manila Film Festival Best Supporting Actress Mano Po 6: A Mother's Love Nominated
2012 ENPRESS Golden Screen TV Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress of the Year Budoy Nominated


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