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|Born||Elizabeth Oropesa Freeman
July 17, 1954
|Other names||La Oropesa|
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.
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
|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)|
|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)|
|Year||Title||Role||Type of Role(s)||Network|
|2017||Impostora||Rowena Martinez||Supporting Cast / Protagonist||GMA Network|
|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|
|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|
- Felix Manalo (2015)
- Ded Na Si Lolo (2009)
- Roxxxanne (2007)
- Apoy Sa Dibdib Ng Samar (2006)
- Shake, Rattle and Roll 2k5 (2005)
- Baryoke (2005)
- Lastikman (2004)
- Homecoming (2003)
- Ang Huling Birhen Sa Lupa (2004)
- Tabi Tabi Po (2000)
- Victim No. 1 Delia Maga: Jesus Pray For Us! A Massacre in Singapore (1995) as Flor Contemplacion (Flor Contemplacion; Delia Maga (Gina Alajar) called her "Kabayan" in this movie.)
- The Untold Story: Vizconde Massacre II: May the Lord Be with Us! (1994) as Estrellita Vizconde
- Bulaklak Ng Maynila (1979)
- "Metro Manila Film Festival:1999". IMDB. Retrieved 2014-04-09.
- 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"
- http://www.philstar.com/entertainment/295723/sex-goddesses-fine-actresses "From sex goddesses to fine actresses"
- http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0650394/ "Elizabeth Oropesa"
- http://entertainment.inquirer.net/tag/beauty "Meeting Miss Universe"
- http://www.newsflash.org/2002/11/sb/sb002492.htm "TAKE 5 FOR ELIZABETH OROPESA"
- http://www.philippinestoday.net/2002/December2002/showbizroundup2_1202.htm "Elizabeth Oropesa, ikinasal sa bf na 23-anyos"
- http://cinematheiapolis.com/movie-0OHM/mister-mo-lover-ko/ "Mister Mo, Lover Ko"
- http://www.newsflash.org/2003/05/sb/sb003106.htm ""OROPESA AND ALESSANDRA TOPBILL PORTES' "HOMECOMING""
- http://mb.com.ph/articles/206233/adik-sa-yo-promises-be-addictive-show "'Adik Sa Yo' promises to be an addictive show"
- 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"
- http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0650394/awards "Awards for Elizabeth Oropesa"