Gladys Reyes

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Gladys Reyes-Roxas
Born Gladys Paras Reyes-Sommereux
(1978-06-23) June 23, 1978 (age 36)
Davao City, Davao Region, Philippines
Occupation Actress
Years active 1984–present
Religion Iglesia ni Cristo
Spouse(s) Christopher Roxas (2004–present)

Gladys Paras Reyes-Sommereux, or Gladys Reyes-Roxas (born June 23, 1978), is a Filipina actress best known for her role as "Clara," the antagonist to "Mara" (played by Judy Ann Santos) from the 90's ABS-CBN hit teleserye, Mara Clara.[1] She is also dubbed as the "Primera Kontrabida" of Pinoy Soap Opera. She is also a member of MTRCB as of today.



Known by the alias, Primera Kontrabida, Gladys Reyes had her big break for the 90's hit soap opera, Mara Clara where she played the role of Clara which remade and portrayed by Julia Montes in the hit remake of the same name. Gladys Reyes is a known member of Iglesia ni Cristo, as well as an alumna of New Era University where she earned her Bachelor's degree in Mass Communications. She is the wife of Christopher Roxas (born Jean- Christopher Sommereux in 1978), her co-star in Mara Clara. They now have three children: Gian-Christopher, Aquisha & Grant-Carlin.[2]



Year Title Role Notes
2012 This Guy's In Love With U Mare! Terry
2010 Petrang Kabayo Pregnant Kalesa Passenger Cameo role
2002 Biyahera Lilia
Cass & Cary: Who Wants To Be A Billionaire? Attorney Juliet
May Pag-ibig Pa Kaya? Pilar
2001 Tabi-tabi Po! Minerva "Demonyita" segment
1999 Pepeng Agimat Viola
Weder-weder lang 'yan Girlie
1998 Kasal-kasalan (Sakalan) Angel
I'm Sorry, My Love Sylvia
1997 Anak ng Dilim Adela Philippine remake of the US film, Carrie[3]
Sa Kabilugan Ng Buwan Michelle
Minsan Lamang Magmamahal Pinky
Isinakdal Ko Ang Aking Ina Carol
1996 Kung Alam Mo Lang Mechie
Ang Titser Kong Pogi Auntie
Sana Naman Noreen
Mara Clara: The Movie Clara del Valle/Davis Main Role
1989 SuperMouse and the Robo-Rats Young Dambu
1988 Afuang: Bounty Hunter Ablyn Afuang supporting role
1986 Captain Barbell Kidnap Victim Cameo Role
Nakagapos Na Puso Unknown Role
1984 Baby Tsina Elena's Baby Reyes' first film role


Year Title Role Network
2015 Let The Love Begin Katy GMA Network
2014 Basta Every Day, Happy! Host GMA Network
My BFF Mercedes GMA Network
Kambal Sirena Barracuda GMA Network
2013 Pyra: Ang Babaeng Apoy Susan Del Fierro GMA Network
Home Sweet Home Agoncillia Caharian GMA Network
The Ryzza Mae Show Herself/Celebrity Guest GMA Network
Magpakailanman: The Ruben Marasigan Story Sonia GMA Network
Celebrity Bluff Herself GMA Network
Follow That Star Herself GMA News TV
2012 Nay-1-1 Host GMA Network
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Upuan Letty Canlas ABS-CBN
Pidol's Wonderland Various TV5
Enchanted Garden Dolores TV5
Wansapanataym: Ballpen De Sarah Pen Mrs. Quintin ABS-CBN
Wako Wako Isay Gaudencio ABS-CBN
Juicy! Co – Host TV5
2011 Gandang Gabi, Vice! Herself/Guest ABS-CBN
Wansapanataym: Unli-Gift Box Mylene ABS-CBN
Ikaw Ay Pag-Ibig Mrs. Dizon ABS-CBN
Kris TV Guest/Herself ABS-CBN
I Dare You Herself/Challenger ABS-CBN
Guns and Roses Diana Montano-Alvaro ABS-CBN
2010–2011 Star Circle Quest for the Next Kiddie Superstars Herself/Judge ABS-CBN
2010 Laugh Out Loud Herself/Prankster/Female Vendor ABS-CBN
Panahon Ko 'To!: Ang Game Show ng Buhay Ko Herself/Contestant ABS-CBN
Juicy! Guest Co – Host TV5
Showtime Herself/Hurado ABS-CBN
Habang May Buhay Dra. Clarissa Briones ABS-CBN
2009–2010 George and Cecil Miriam Macabanta ABS-CBN
2009–2011 Go Negosyo Herself Q
2009 Daisy Siete Season 22: Kambalilong Madam L./Along GMA Network
2008 LaLola Iris GMA Network
Tasya Fantasya Mateng GMA Network
2007 MOMents Herself Net 25
Sine Novela: My Only Love Pearl GMA Network
2006 Bakekang Debora GMA Network
2004 Bahay Mo Ba 'To Kelly Mulingtapang GMA Network
Love To Love: Sweet Exchange Amanda GMA Network
Marinara Tara GMA Network
2001 Recuerdo de Amor Ursula ABS-CBN
Sa Dulo Ng Walang Hanggan Ruella Agbayani ABS-CBN
1999 Saan Ka Man Naroroon Melissa ABS-CBN
1998 Ganyan Kita Kamahal Gwen GMA Network
1997–1998 Ikaw Na Sana Angela GMA Network
1992–1997 Mara Clara Clara del Valle/Davis ABS-CBN
1986 That's Entertainment Gladys Reyes GMA Network
1979-1988 Lucky Kathy IBC
1984 Little Miss Philippines Herself/Little Miss Metro Manila RPN

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Year TV Award/Critics Award Result
2000 PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Drama Actress Saan Ka Man Naroon(1999) Won
2013 PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Celebrity Talk Show Host Moments (2012) Nominated
2013 Walk of Fame Philippines Walk of Fame Awardee Won


Year Title Role
2008 Licealiz
2010 Cebuana Lhuillier Pawnshop Rival
2011 Grow Herself (mom)
Preceded by
Candy Pangilinan
Showtime Hurado
February 15, 2010 – June 5, 2010
Succeeded by


  1. ^ Mara Clara: the longest teleserye on Philippine television. (2007-01-16). Retrieved on 2011-05-29.
  2. ^ Gladys Reyes in no hurry to have second baby. Retrieved on 2011-05-29.
  3. ^ "Anak ng Dilim (1997) - Connections". IMDb. Retrieved January 2, 2015. 

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