Elizabeth Oropesa

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Elizabeth Oropesa
Born Elizabeth Oropesa Freeman
(1954-07-17) July 17, 1954 (age 60)
Philippines
Other names La Oropesa
Occupation Actress
Years active 1973-presents

Elizabeth Oropesa Freeman or simply called her La Oropesa 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

Career[edit]

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.....

Personal life[edit]

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 married to Joel Valdez, (23-year-old fitness gym instructor when she met in Makati City), a Physical Therapist, in a civil wedding at Gala beach resort in Eastern Samar last November 8, 2002.

She studied Physiology and Anatomy, Traditional and Chinese Medicine Advance among others at University of the East.

Oropesa Was Married and Wife of Eddie Garcia.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Result Category Award Movie Title
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)[1]
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)

Selected filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Roloe Network
2014 Obsession Regina Mendoza TV5
2013 Pinoy True Stories: Hiwaga Guest (Herself) ABS-CBN
2013 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Hair Clip Augusta Pangilinan ABS-CBN
2012 Angelito: Ang Bagong Yugto Pinang ABS-CBN
2012 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Motorsiklo Lupez ABS-CBN
2011 Angelito: Batang Ama Pinang ABS-CBN
2010 Beauty Queen Amparo San Miguel GMA Network
2009 Adik Sa 'Yo Madame Stella Maglipot GMA Network
2007 Margarita Jessica Beltran ABS-CBN
2004 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Kutsilyo Guest ABS-CBN
2004 Te Amo, Maging Sino Ka Man Belinda Manalo GMA Network
2002 Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga Donya Victoria Altamonte GMA Network
2000 Kiss Muna Amparo aka Ampy GMA Network
1999 Maalaala Mo Kaya Harang-taga Guest ABS-CBN
1997 Esperanza Sandra Salgado ABS-CBN
1995 Familia Zaragoza Dra. Bienvenida Perea ABS-CBN
1995 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Lupa Isabel ABS-CBN

Movies[edit]

  • 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)
  • Bulaklak Ng Maynila (1979)

[2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Metro Manila Film Festival:1999". IMDB. Retrieved 2014-04-09.
  2. ^ 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"
  3. ^ http://www.philstar.com/entertainment/295723/sex-goddesses-fine-actresses "From sex goddesses to fine actresses"
  4. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0650394/ "Elizabeth Oropesa"
  5. ^ http://entertainment.inquirer.net/tag/beauty "Meeting Miss Universe"
  6. ^ http://www.newsflash.org/2002/11/sb/sb002492.htm "TAKE 5 FOR ELIZABETH OROPESA"
  7. ^ http://www.philippinestoday.net/2002/December2002/showbizroundup2_1202.htm "Elizabeth Oropesa, ikinasal sa bf na 23-anyos"
  8. ^ http://cinematheiapolis.com/movie-0OHM/mister-mo-lover-ko/ "Mister Mo, Lover Ko"
  9. ^ http://www.newsflash.org/2003/05/sb/sb003106.htm ""OROPESA AND ALESSANDRA TOPBILL PORTES' "HOMECOMING""
  10. ^ http://mb.com.ph/articles/206233/adik-sa-yo-promises-be-addictive-show "'Adik Sa Yo' promises to be an addictive show"
  11. ^ 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"
  12. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0650394/awards "Awards for Elizabeth Oropesa"

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