Zsa Zsa Padilla

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Zsa Zsa Padilla
Background information
Birth name Esperanza Padilla
Born (1964-05-28) May 28, 1964 (age 50)
Origin Manila, Philippines
Genres OPM, pop, Adult contemporary
Occupations Singer, Actress
Years active 1978-present

Zsa Zsa Padilla (born May 28, 1964) is a Filipina singer and actress. She is currently part of ABS-CBN contract actresses.


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 is the mother of Filipina singer and actress Karylle and singer Zia Quizon. She is the cousin of a fellow singer Gino Padilla. Actress Lorna Tolentino and TV/Radio Host Amy Perez are also her cousins and they are nieces of actor Jerry Pons. On August 2012, she confirmed that she has Stage 1 Kidney Cancer, but lately after her operation it was confirmed a benign tumor.

Television appearances[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2014 Mars Ravelo's Dyesebel Elena "Ena" Villamayor-Montilla ABS-CBN
2013 Juan dela Cruz Laura Alejandro ABS-CBN
2011-2012 Budoy Luisa Maniego ABS-CBN
2011 Maalaala Mo Kaya:Pictures Carla ABS-CBN
2010 1DOL Eleanor Serrano ABS-CBN
2010 Maalaala Mo Kaya:Shell Flor ABS-CBN
2009 May Bukas Pa Church Singer ABS-CBN
2009 Maalaala Mo Kaya:Musiko Santa ABS-CBN
2008 Maalaala Mo Kaya:Ice Cream Raquel ABS-CBN
2007 Lastikman Cynthia " Cindy" Evilone ABS-CBN
2005-2006 Bituing Walang Ningning Rosa Mia Suarez ABS-CBN
2004 Born Diva ABS-CBN
2003-2004 Star In A Million Herself Host ABS-CBN
2002 Morning Girls with Kris and Korina Herself / Host ABS-CBN
2000-2001 Sa Puso Ko Iingatan Ka Nieves Quevedo-Pacheco ABS-CBN
1997-1999 Labs Ko Si Babe Mayor Diwata Royales ABS-CBN
1998 Hiwalay Kung Hiwalay, Daw! (GMA Network)
1997-present ASAP Herself Main Host/Performer ABS-CBN
1997 Zsa Zsa Limited Engagement (Six Special Shows/GMA Network)
1996–1997 Familia Zaragoza Divina Zaragoza-Lagrimas ABS-CBN
1994- 1995 Star Drama Presents Zsa Zsa 13 episodes Various ABS-CBN
1994 GMA Telesine “Mukha” (telemovie directed By Argel Joseph)
1993 GMA Telesine “Camilla” (Tagalog adaptation of the play "Camille"; teleplay By Rolando Tinio; directed By Joel Lamangan)


  • 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


  • I Do Bidoo Bidoo: Heto nAPO Sila! (2012)
  • Paano Na Kaya (2010)
  • Mano Po 6: A Mother's Love (2009)
  • Dobol Trobol (2008) - cameo appearance with Pia Guanio
  • Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah Ze Moveeh (2006)
  • Mano Po 4 “Ako Legal Wife” (2005)
  • Mano Po 2 (2003)
  • Home Along Da River (2002)
  • Ika-13 Kapitulo (2000)
  • Tataynic (1998)
  • Batang PX (1997)
  • Madrasta (1996)
  • Father & Son (1995)
  • Ikalabing Isang Utos Ng Diyos (Mahalin mo ang Asawa mo) (1994)
  • Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin (1994)
  • Kung Ako’y Iiwan Mo (1993)
  • Tiny Terrestrial: The Three Professors (1990)
  • Og Must Be Crazy (1990)
  • Starzan 3: The Jungle Triangle (1990)
  • My Darling Domestic (1990)
  • Starzan II (1989)
  • Bote, Diyaryo, Garapa (1989)
  • Bakit Iisa Ang Puso (1989)
  • Pahiram Ng Isang Umaga (1989)
  • Starzan (1989)
  • Magkano Ang Iyong Dangal (1988)
  • Hiwaga sa Balete Drive (1988)
  • Black Magic (1987)
  • Mga Anak Ni Facifica Falayfay (1987)

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
1998 Gawad Urian Best Actress Batang PX Won
Film Academy Of The Philippines Awards Won
Star Awards for Movies Won
2005 Metro Manila Film Festival Best Actress Mano Po 4: Ako Legal Wife[1][2] Won
2006 Tanglaw Awards Best Actress Won
Guillermo Mendoza Foundation Won
Film Academy of the Philippines 24th Luna Award Won
Empress Awards Won


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