Elizabeth Oropesa

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Elizabeth Oropesa
Born Elizabeth Oropesa Freeman
(1954-07-17) July 17, 1954 (age 63)
Philippines
Other names La Oropesa
Occupation Actress
Years active 1970–present

Elizabeth Oropesa Freeman (born July 17, 1954), also known as La Oropesa, is a Filipino former actress. She was a Grand Slam Best Actress winner for Bulaklak Ng Maynila (1999). She is a former Miss Luzon, and is currently working as a healer. 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 has appeared in more than 150 movies and television shows since 1973.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Result Category Award Movie Title
2016 Won Best Supporting Actress Cinemalaya 2016 I America (2016)
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 Series[edit]

Television Series
Year Title Role Type of Role(s) Network
2017 Impostora Rowena Martinez Supporting Cast / Protagonist GMA Network
2015 Flordeliza Lorena Sanchez-Perez ABS-CBN
2014 Obsession Regina Mendoza Main Cast TV5
2012 Angelito: Ang Bagong Yugto Amparo "Pinang" Santos Supporting Cast ABS-CBN
2011-2012 Angelito: Batang Ama
2010 Beauty Queen Amparo Matias-San Miguel Supporting Cast / Antagonist GMA Network
2009 Adik Sa 'Yo Madame Stella Maglipot
2007 Margarita Jessica Beltran ABS-CBN
2006-2007 Mars Ravelo's Captain Barbel Madame Aurora Salvacion / Lady Amorseko GMA Network
2004 Te Amo, Maging Sino Ka Man Belinda Manalo Recurring Cast / Antagonist
2002 Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga Doña Victoria Altamonte Supporting Cast / Antagonist
2000 Kiss Muna Amparo aka Ampy Co-Lead Cast
1997-1999 Esperanza Sandra Salgado Supporting Cast / Antagonist ABS-CBN
1995 Familia Zaragoza Dra. Bienvenida Perea Main Cast / Antagonist

Movies[edit]

[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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