Zsa Zsa Padilla

Zsa Zsa Padilla

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Zsa Zsa Padilla
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Background information
Birth name Esperanza Padilla
Born (1964-05-28) May 28, 1964 (age 54)
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, In 2017, she is best known for her role as Helena Montoya/Red Dragon in the hit 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, 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.

Television appearances[edit]

Year Title(s) Role(s) Network
2017 Wildflower Helena Montoya / Red Dragon ABS-CBN
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
1998 Hiwalay Kung Hiwalay, Daw! GMA Network
1998–present ASAP Herself ABS-CBN
1997 Zsa Zsa Limited Engagement Herself GMA Network
1995–96 Familia Zaragoza Divina Zaragoza-Lagrimas ABS-CBN
1994–95 Star Drama Presents: Zsa Zsa
1994 GMA Telesine Presents: Mukha GMA Network
1993 GMA Telesine Presents: Camilla Camilla
1983–87 GMA Supershow co-host


  • Unchanging Love (PolyEast Records, 2009) note: Gold Album Award
  • Mahal Kita, Walang Iba (Viva Records, 2002)
  • In My Life… Zsa Zsa (Viva Records, 2001)
  • Love Concert Live (Viva Records, undated)
  • Sentiments (Viva Records, 1999) note: Platinum Album Award
  • Zsa Zsa (Viva Records, 1998, Quadruple Platinum Album Award
  • Walang Makakapigil (Warner Music Philippines, 1994)
  • I I S A (Blackgold Records, 1990 {affiliate label of; re-released by Vicor Music Corporation})
  • Krismas (Blackgold Records, 1989) note: released as Audio-Cassette only
  • Roots & Wings (Blackgold Records, 1988 {affiliate label of; re-released by Vicor Music Corporation})
  • Ikaw Lamang, 1985 {affiliate label of; re-released by Vicor Music Corporation}) note: Gold Album Award
  • Kahit Na (Telesis, 1984 {re-released by Vicor Music Corporation}) note: reissue of “Am I Your Kind Of Woman”
  • Am I Your Kind Of Woman (Jem Recording, 1984)
  • zsazsa turbo(1991)



  • Sayang [From the TV Series “Kahit Puso’y Masugatan”]


  • Dahil Mahal na Mahal Kita [From the TV Series of Remake Drama “Magkano Ang Iyong Dangal?”]


  • Hanggang





  • Were All Alone
  • Don’t Give Up On Us Baby


  • Iiwanan Mo Na Ba
  • Maybe This Time


  • Ikaw Lamang
  • Mambobola
  • Hiram


  • To Love You
  • Eversince
  • When I’m With You


  • Kapag Puso’y Sinugatan
  • Point Of No Return
  • Somewhere


  • Kahit Na


Acting awards[edit]

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
3rd ENPRESS Golden Screen Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Musical or Comedy) Won
2007 align=center|2nd 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
2010 12th Gawad PASADO Awards Nominated
2011 ENPRESS Golden Screen Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Drama, Musical or Comedy) Sigwa Won
2012 ENPRESS Golden Screen TV Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Budoy Nominated
2014 Juan dela Cruz Nominated

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