|Birth name||Geneva Mendoza Cruz|
|Born||April 2, 1976|
|Associated acts||Smokey Mountain|
Geneva Mendoza Cruz, who is better known by her screen name Geneva Cruz, (born April 2, 1976) is a multi-awarded Filipina singer and actress. Cruz was a member of the defunct music group Smokey Mountain.
Cruz began her career in 1989 as one of the lead singers of the popular group Smokey Mountain. The Smokey Mountain album went double platinum. She was also the very first Grand Prize winner (and the youngest) of "The Voice of Asia" in Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan, Russia in 1992. Cruz's first solo album, I Like You, went double platinum The album produced several hit singles, including the title track and "Anak ng Pasig" (from the movie of the same title) in which Geneva appeared. "Anak Ng Pasig," was also chosen as Best Pop Song by the 1992 Catholic Mass Media Awards. Her second solo album "In the name of Love went platinum and produced hits like "Ang Gaan ng Feeling" and "In the Name of Love".
Cruz's most recent album was released in August 2013 entitled, "To Manila".
Born in Gagalangin, Tondo, Manila, she comes from the Cruz clan (one of Tirso Cruz Sr.'s Great Grand-Daughters) which include celebrities like Tirso Cruz III, Sunshine Cruz, Sheryl Cruz and Donna Cruz. She is also the cousin of actor-dancer Rayver Cruz, and singer Glenda Cruz.
Geneva is gave birth to a healthy baby girl named "London" on May 10, 2014. She is no longer engaged to the father of her daughter, and is currently living in Los Angeles, California with her two children.
Cruz is a long time vegetarian and animal rights advocate.
In 2013 Cruz joined the PETA campaign to free Mali from captivity in Manila Zoo and have her transferred to Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary in Thailand. She posed for a photo shoot with Sanya Smith, Amanda Griffin, Ornussa Cadness, Mia Ayesa, ETC HQ host, Julia Sniegowski, The Amazing Philippines contestant Sheena Vera Cruz and Daiana Menezes; all who were asking for Mali to be freed.
|2001||Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin||Melody||GMA Network|
|2005||Bubble Gang||Herself/Guest||GMA Network|
|2006||Encantadia: Pag-ibig Hanggang Wakas||Sari-a||GMA Network|
|2011||Survivor Philippines: Celebrity Showdown||Castaway||GMA Network|
|2001||Weyt a minit, kapeng mainit||Joy|
|2002||Burles King (Daw O...)!||Jessica|
|2002||Walang iba kundi ikaw||Abril|
- Smokey Mountain
- I Like You
- In The Name Of Love
- On Fire!
- To Manila
- Grand Prize Winner (Kazakhstan)- Voice of Asia in 1992
- Catholic Mass Media Awards - Best song for Anak ng Pasig
- Awit Awards- Smokey Mountain bagged 11 awards in 1990
- Awit Award- Anak ng Pasig
- Guillermo Memorial Awards
- Metro Manila Memorial Park Album
- International Award in FAMAS in 2001
- Conception, Pocholo (2008-04-28). "Geneva finds her roots". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2010-01-24.
- "Geneva Cruz strips anew". ABS-CBN News Online. 2009-08-17. Retrieved 2010-01-24.
- Jose G. Burgos, Jose Mari Chan, Catholic Mass Media Awards Foundation. CMMA, 1978-2003: 25 years of Philippine mass media through the eyes of CMMA. Catholic Mass Media Awards Foundation, 2003. ISBN 978-971-92807-1-2.