Pilar Pilapil

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Pilar Pilapil
Beauty pageant titleholder
Born Pilar Delilah Veloso Pilapil
(1950-10-12) October 12, 1950 (age 64)
Camiling, Tarlac, Philippines
Occupation Actress, Producer, Author
Title(s) Binibining Pilipinas-Universe 1967
Binibining Pilipinas 1967
Miss Universe 1967

Pilar Pilapil (born October 12, 1950) is a Filipino actress. She won as Bb. Pilipinas-Universe in 1967. She represented the country in the Miss Universe 1967 pageant. She is originally a native of Camiling, Tarlac and her husband is the one who brought her to Liloan, Cebu. She graduated from the Camiling Colleges in high school.


After winning the Binibining Pilipinas beauty pageant in 1967, Pilapil was swamped with offers to join the movies. Her first film was the action picture El Nino (1968) with Andy Poe as her leading man, directed by Fernando Poe, Jr..

She did movies with Dolphy such as Dolpe De Gulat (1969) and El Pinoy Matador (1970), among others. She won two best actress awards, one for the movie Imelda, Ang Uliran (1970) at the Manila Film Festival and another for the film Napakasakit Kuya Eddie (1986) for Gawad Urian Award 1987.

She also dabbed in politics when she ran for senator in 2004 as an independent candidate but she lost. In 2006, she released an autobiography entitled The Woman Without A Face, chronicling her life in show business and in private life after she went on semi-retirement.

Pilapil continues to entertain viewers via ABS-CBN's primetime drama series Ina, Kapatid, Anak premiered on October 8, 2012.

Personal life[edit]

Pilar Delilah Veloso Pilapil was born on October 12, 1950 in Camiling, Tarlac, Philippines the youngest of six girls with four brothers after her.

She has a daughter with Doy Laurel named Pia Pilapil, who is also an actress. She married Spanish journalist Michel Ponti in October 12, 1986 at the Manila Cathedral, but they divorced after a year. She became a born-again Christian in 1995, and married Pastor Bernie Penas on May 18, 2002.

Pilapil has a foundation named Pilar Pilapil Foundation, which helps battered and abused women, among others.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Result Category Award Movie
2009 Nominated Best Supporting Actress FAMAS Award For The First Time (2008)
1992 Nominated Best Supporting Actress FAMAS Award Darna (1991)
1990 Nominated Best Supporing Actress Gawad Urian Award Kailan Mahuhugasan Ang Kasalanan? (1989)
1987 Won Best Actress Gawad Urian Award Napakasakit, Kuya Eddie (1986)
1977 Nominated Best Actress FAMAS Award May Langit Ang Bawat Nilikha (1976)
1975 Nominated Best Actress FAMAS Award Isang Gabi... Tatlong Babae! (1974)
1974 Nominated Best Actress FAMAS Award Lalaki, Kasalanan Mo (1973)
1973 Nominated Best Actress FAMAS Award Isinilang Ang Anak Ng Ibang Babae (1972)
1970 Won Best Actress Manila Film Festival Imelda, Ang Uliran (1970)



Year Title Role Type of Role Network
2015 Pangako Sa 'Yo Doña Benita Buenavista Special Participation ABS-CBN
2013 Muling Buksan Ang Puso Elvira Santelices Supporting cast ABS-CBN
2012 Ina, Kapatid, Anak Yolanda Cruz-Elizalde Supporting cast ABS-CBN
2010 Rod Santiago's Agua Bendita Doña Amalia Montenegro secondary antagonist Main cast ABS-CBN
2008 Kahit Isang Saglit unknown Guest cast ABS-CBN
2008 I Love Betty La Fea Elvira Valencia Supporting cast ABS-CBN
2008 Lobo Eleanora 'Lady Elle' Blancaflor Supporting cast ABS-CBN
2007 Marimar Doña Dolores Aldama Guest cast GMA Network
2006 Your Song: Kung Paano Dana herself contestant ABS-CBN
2004 Hiram Sophia's Mother Extended cast ABS-CBN
2002 Kapalaran unknown Supporting and Extended cast ABS-CBN
2001 Sa Dulo Ng Walang Hanggan Adora Evangelista Supporting cast ABS-CBN
1999 Di Ba't Ikaw Doña Amelia Montecillo Supporting cast GMA Network
1996 Mukha ng Buhay Amanda Main cast RPN

Selected movies[edit]

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