|Born||Elizabeth Oropesa Freeman
July 17, 1954
|Other names||La Oropesa|
Elizabeth Oropesa Freeman, simply called her La Oropesa (born July 17, 1954) is a multi-awarded actress in the Philippines. She was a Grand Slam Best Actress winner in Bulaklak Ng Maynila (1999). She is Bicolana beauty, former Miss Luzon, and now a healer known as Dr. Elizabeth O. Freeman. Her father was a native American.
Oropesa was launched to stardom in Mister Mo, Lover Boy Ko (1975), produced by Jesse Ejercito and directed by Ishmael Bernal. She won the FAMAS Best Actress award for Lumapit, Lumayo Ang Umaga (1975), also directed by Bernal. Again, Bernal directed Oropesa in Nunal Sa Tubig (1976), one of the best films of the '70s. Oropesa is one of the favorites of director Ishmael Bernal, who directed her in classic movies.
It was in 1976 when Gloria Diaz and Oropesa popularized "wet look" in the movie Ang Pinakamagandang Hayop Sa Balat Ng Lupa (But internationally, it was preceded by the most popular Sophia Loren's "wet look" in 20th Century-Fox's "Boy on a Dolphin", 1957).
She received also Best Supporting Actress trophies for Milagros (1997) and Sa Pusod Ng Dagat (1998), both directed by Marilou Diaz-Abaya and a Best Actress grandslam, five best actress trophies for Bulaklak Ng Maynila (1999), directed by Joel Lamangan.
She did Mister Mo, Lover Ko (1999) comedy film directed again by Joel Lamangan, starring Glydel Mercado, Eddie Gutierrez, Gary Estrada and Danny Ramos. In 2003, she made a movie Homecoming, an entry to the Metro Manila Film Festival, directed by Gil Portes, with Alessandra de Rossi, playing mother and daughter caught in a heart-wrenching homecoming.
She played the mother of Jennica Garcia and stepmother of Jolina Magdangal in GMA's Adik Sa 'Yo (TV series) (2009) with Marvin Agustin, Dennis Trillo and Joey Marquez, directed by Joel Lamangan. She starred in a digital movie Ded Na Si Lolo (2009), about a family staying together and getting stronger amid personal differences and hardships, starring Roderick Paulate, Gina Alajar and Manilyn Reynes. Oropesa makes strong comeback as grandmother in TV drama, Angelito: Batang Ama aired in ABS-CBN.
She appeared in more than 150 movies and television shows since 1973.....
When she was already a movie actress, she was romantically linked to drama actor Dante Rivero before she met Meng Fei (Chinese martial arts movie actor based in Taipei) and lived with him for several years. They separated and Oropesa lived in with a certain Raymond Ablan. After they also separated, she reconciled with Meng, with whom she has a son and she stayed in Taipei for a few years. After Oropesa and Meng parted ways again, she made a movie comeback in 1993 and became involved with younger men, including Ginoong Pilipinas title holder and now bold actor Danny Ramos.
She was also married to a certain Mark Roces, with whom she has a daughter, Genevieve.
Oropesa Was Married and Wife of Eddie Garcia.
Awards and nominations
|2010||Nominated||Best Performance By An Actress In A Leading Role||Golden Screen Award||Ded Na Si Lolo (2009)|
|2004||Nominated||Best Actress||Gawad Urian Award||Homecoming (2003)|
|2004||Nominated||Best Performance By Male Or Female In Leading Or Supporting Role||YCC Award||Homecoming (2003)|
|2003||Won||Best Supporting Actress||Gawad Urian Award||Laman (2002)|
|2001||Nominated||Best Performance By Male Or Female In Leading Or Supporting Role||YCC Award||Senswal: Bakit Masarap Ang Bawal (2000)|
|2000||Won||Best Actress||FAMAS Award||Bulaklak Ng Maynila (1999)|
|2000||Won||Best Actress||FAP Award||Bulaklak Ng Maynila (1999)|
|2000||Won||Best Actress||Gawad Urian Award||Bulaklak Ng Maynila (1999)|
|2000||Won||Actress Of The Year||Star Award||Bulaklak Ng Maynila (1999)|
|2000||Won||Best Performance By Male Or Female In Leading Or Supporting Role||YCC Award||Bulaklak Ng Maynila (1999)|
|2000||Nominated||Best Supporting Actress||Gawad Urian Award||Burlesk King (1999)|
|1999||Won||Best Actress||Metro Manila Film Festival||Bulaklak ng Maynila (1999)|
|1999||Nominated||Best Actress||Gawad Urian Award||Sa Pusod Ng Dagat (1998)|
|1999||Nominated||Best Actress||FAMAS Award||Sa Pusod Ng Dagat (1998)|
|1998||Won||Best Supporting Actress||Gawad Urian Award||Milagros (1997)|
|1998||Nominated||Best Supporting Actress||FAMAS Award||Milagros (1997)|
|1996||Nominated||Best Supporting Actress||Gawad Urian Award||Ipaglaban Mo: The Movie (1996)|
|1981||Nominated||Best Actress||FAMAS Award||Si Malakas, Si Maganda At Si Mahinhin (1980)|
|1979||Nominated||Best Actress||Gawad Urian Award||Isang Gabi Sa Iyo... Isang Gabi Sa Akin (1978)|
|1976||Won||Best Actress||FAMAS Award||Lumapit, Lumayo Ang Umaga (1975)|
|2013||Pinoy True Stories: Hiwaga||Guest (Herself)||ABS-CBN|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya: Hair Clip||Augusta Pangilinan|
|2012||Angelito: Ang Bagong Yugto||Amparo "Pinang" Santos|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya: Motorsiklo||Lupez|
|2011/2012||Angelito: Batang Ama||Amparo "Pinang" Santos|
|2010||Beauty Queen||Amparo San Miguel||GMA Network|
|2009||Adik Sa 'Yo||Madame Stella Maglipot|
|2004||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Kutsilyo||Guest|
|Te Amo, Maging Sino Ka Man||Belinda Manalo||GMA Network|
|2002||Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga||Doña Victoria Altamonte|
|2000||Kiss Muna||Amparo aka Ampy|
|1999||Maalaala Mo Kaya Harang-taga||Guest||ABS-CBN|
|1995||Familia Zaragoza||Dra. Bienvenida Perea|
|1995||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Lupa||Isabel||ABS-CBN|
- Ded Na Si Lolo (2009)
- Roxxxanne (2007)
- Apoy Sa Dibdib Ng Samar (2006)
- Shake, Rattle and Roll 2k5 (2014)
- Baryoke (2005)
- Lastikman (2004)
- Homecoming (2003)
- Ang Huling Birhen Sa Lupa (2004)
- The Untold Story: Vizconde Massacre, God Have Mercy on Us! (1994) as Estrelita Vizconde
- Bulaklak Ng Maynila (1979)
- "Metro Manila Film Festival:1999". IMDB. Retrieved 2014-04-09.
- http://www.tempo.com.ph/2011/10/osang-oro-sarsi-from-sex-symbols-to-fine-actresses/ "Osang, Oro & Sarsi: From sex symbols to fine actresses"
- http://www.philstar.com/entertainment/295723/sex-goddesses-fine-actresses "From sex goddesses to fine actresses"
- http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0650394/ "Elizabeth Oropesa"
- http://entertainment.inquirer.net/tag/beauty "Meeting Miss Universe"
- http://www.newsflash.org/2002/11/sb/sb002492.htm "TAKE 5 FOR ELIZABETH OROPESA"
- http://www.philippinestoday.net/2002/December2002/showbizroundup2_1202.htm "Elizabeth Oropesa, ikinasal sa bf na 23-anyos"
- http://cinematheiapolis.com/movie-0OHM/mister-mo-lover-ko/ "Mister Mo, Lover Ko"
- http://www.newsflash.org/2003/05/sb/sb003106.htm ""OROPESA AND ALESSANDRA TOPBILL PORTES' "HOMECOMING""
- http://mb.com.ph/articles/206233/adik-sa-yo-promises-be-addictive-show "'Adik Sa Yo' promises to be an addictive show"
- http://entertainment.inquirer.net/22027/elizabeth-oropesa-makes-strong-comeback-as-%E2%80%98lola%E2%80%99-in-tv-drama "Elizabeth Oropesa makes strong comeback as 'lola' in TV drama"
- http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0650394/awards "Awards for Elizabeth Oropesa"