Pilar Pilapil

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Pilar Pilapil
Born Pilar Delilah Veloso Pilapil
(1950-10-12) October 12, 1950 (age 67)
Liloan, Cebu, Philippines
Occupation Actress, Producer, Author
Years active 1968–present
Home town Liloan, Cebu, Philippines
Title Binibining Pilipinas Universe 1967
Spouse(s) Michel Ponti (1986–?) (div.)
Bernie Penas (2002–present)
Beauty pageant titleholder
Binibining Pilipinas 1967
(Winner- Binibining Pilipinas Universe 1967)
Miss Universe 1967

Pilar Pilapil (born October 12, 1950) is a Filipino actress.

She won as Binibining Pilipinas Universe title in 1967.

She represented the country in the Miss Universe 1967 pageant.

In the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s her highly publicized life became the staple of the multimedia.

Pilapil starred in Highly Acclaimed Films such as Kailan Ba Tama Ang Mali in 1985, Tinik Sa Dibdib and Nagkapasakit Kuya Eddie a outstanding feat she was nominated and won one award in the movie categories for FAP FAMAS and MMFF then Manila Film Festival in 1985 in 1988.

She did the film Kailan Mahugasan Ang Kasalanan she continued to take a break and then came back with more movie projects such as Forever with Aga Muhlach and Mikee Counjangco and Tayo Na Sa Dilim and Bakit Ako Mahihiya in 1997.

She went on to do a soap called Mulha Ng Buhay for Viva Television as a main antagonist of the television series.


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 in 1968 with Andy Poe as her leading man, directed by Fernando Poe, Jr..

She did movies with Dolphy such as Dolpe De Gulat in 1969 and El Pinoy Matador in 1970, among others.

She won two best actress awards, one for the movie Imelda, Ang Uliran in 1970 at the Manila Film Festival and another for the film Napakasakit Kuya Eddie in 1986 for Gawad Urian Award 1987.

She also dabbled 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 and ended on June 2013, and is now airing by Jeepney TV.

Personal life[edit]

Pilar Delilah Veloso Pilapil was born on October 12, 1950 in Liloan,CebuPhilippines 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
2016 Nominated Movie Supporting Actress of the Year 33rd PMPC Star Awards for Movies Etiquette For Mistresses (2015)
2016 Nominated Best Supporting Actress 18th Gawad PASADO Awards Etiquette for Mistresses (2015)
2009 Nominated Best Supporting Actress FAMAS Award For The First Time (2008)
1992 Nominated Best Supporting Actress FAMAS Award Darna (1991)
1990 Nominated Best Supporting 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 Notes Source
1996-99 Mukha ng Buhay Amanda Lead role / Antagonist
1999 Di Ba't Ikaw Doña Amelia Montecillo Main antagonist [1][2]
2001-03 Sa Dulo Ng Walang Hanggan Adora Evanglista Main antagonist
2002-04 Kapalaran
2004-05 Hiram Sophia's mother
2006 Your Song Dana Episode: "Kung Paano"
2007 MariMar Doña Dolores Aldama Special participation
2008 Lobo Eleanor Blancaflor aka "Lady Elle" [3]
2008 I Love Betty La Fea Elvira Valencia
2008 Kahit Isang Saglit
2010 Agua Bendita Doña Amalia Montenegro Main antagonist [4]
2012-13 Ina, Kapatid, Anak Yolanda Cruz-Elizalde [5]
2013 Muling Buksan Ang Puso Elvira Santilices Main antagonist [6][7]
2015 Pangako Sa 'Yo Doña Benita Buenavista Special participation / Antagonist
2015-16 Pasión de Amor Doña Maria Eduvina Suarez
2017 A Love to Last Victoria Madrigal Special guest

Selected movies[edit]

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