Zsa Zsa Padilla

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Zsa Zsa Padilla
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Esperanza Perez Padilla

(1964-05-28) May 28, 1964 (age 56)
NationalityPhilippines Filipino
OccupationSinger, actress
Years active1978–present
Known forHelena Montoya in Wildflower
Partner(s)Dolphy Quizon
Children3 (incl. Karylle and Zia)
Parent(s)Carlos Padilla Jr. (father)
Esperanza Perez (mother)
RelativesSee Padilla Family
Amy Perez (cousin)
Lorna Tolentino (cousin and aunt-in-law)
Musical career
OriginManila, Philippines
GenresOPM, pop, adult contemporary

Esperanza Perez Padilla (born May 28, 1964) known professionally as Zsa Zsa Padilla (Tagalog: [ˈʃaʃa]) is a Filipina singer and actress. She is currently part of ABS-CBN contract actresses. She is best known for her role as Helena Montoya/Red Dragon in the hit 2017 TV series Wildflower.

Personal life[edit]

Padilla was born as Esperanza Perez Padilla in 1964, the daughter of Esperanza "Kating" Felipa Perez and actor, 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, music producer and Vlogger.

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 year, 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 has 3 daughters: Filipina singer and actress Karylle from her first marriage to Modesto Tatlonghari, Zia and Nicole (Coco) Quizon from her relationship with Dolphy.



Year Title Role
2017 Ang Larawan Elsa Montes
Bes and the Beshies Mabel
2015 You're Still the One Cecilia
2013 A Moment in Time Miriam Javier
2012 I Do Bidoo Bidoo: Heto nAPO Sila! Elaine Fuentebella
2010 Sigwa Sita
Paano Na Kaya Carmina Marasigan
2009 Mano Po 6: A Mother's Love Olivia Uy
2008 Dobol Trobol: Lets Get Redi 2 Rambol! cameo appearance with Pia Guanio
2006 Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah, ze Moveeh Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah
2005 Mano Po 4: Ako Legal Wife Chona Chong
2003 Mano Po 2 Lu Shui
2002 Home Alone da Riber Sandra
2000 Mahal Ko Shaina de Jesus
2000 Ika-13 Kapitulo Sarah
1998 Tataynic Rose Winshield
1997 Batang PX Tessie
1996 Madrasta Sandra
1995 Father & Son Lennie
1994 Ika-11 Utos: (Mahalin Mo, Asawa Mo) Susan
Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin Monique
1993 Kung Ako'y Iiwan Mo
1990 Og Must Be Crazy Kathy
Starzan III: The Jungle Triangle Jane
1989 My Darling Domestic: Greyt Eskeyp
Starzan II: The Coming of the Star Son Jane
Bote, Diyaryo, Garapa
Bakit Iisa Lamang ang Puso?
Pahiram ng Isang Umaga Lydia
Starzan: Shouting Star of the Jungle Jane
1988 Magkano ang Iyong Dangal? Era
Hiwaga sa Balete Drive Margarita
1987 Black Magic
Mga Anak ni Facifica Falayfay


Year Title Role Network
2020 Love Thy Woman Helen Chao ABS-CBN
Almost Paradise Governor Nina Rosales WGN America
2019–present It's Showtime Hurado in Tawag ng Tanghalan (since Season 3 Quarter 3) ABS-CBN
2017 Wildflower Helena Montoya / Red Dragon
2016 The Story of Us Myra Simbulan
2014 Dyesebel Elena "Ena" Villamayor-Montilla
2013 Juan Dela Cruz Laura Alejandro
2011–12 Budoy Luisa Maniego
2010 1DOL Eleanor Serrano
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Shell Flor
2007 Mars Ravelo's Lastikman Cynthia "Cindy" Evilone
2005–06 Bituing Walang Ningning Rosa Mia Suarez
2004 Born Diva Herself
2003–04 Star in a Million
2002 Morning Girls
2000–01 Sa Puso Ko Iingatan Ka Nieves Quevedo-Pacheco
1999–2000 Labs Ko Si Babe Mayor Diwata Royales
1998 Hiwalay Kung Hiwalay, Daw! GMA Network
1998–present ASAP Herself ABS-CBN
1997 Zsa Zsa Limited Engagement Herself GMA Network
1995–96 Familia Zaragoza Divina Zaragoza-Lagrimas ABS-CBN
1994–95 Star Drama Presents: Zsa Zsa
1994 GMA Telesine Presents: Mukha GMA Network
1993 GMA Telesine Presents: Camilla Camilla
1983–87 GMA Supershow co-host


  • 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)
  • ZsaZsa Turbo (1991)
  • 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)



  • 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

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
1997 FAMAS Awards Best Supporting Actress Madrasta Nominated
FAP Awards Nominated
PMPC Star Awards for Movies Movie Supporting Actress of the Year Nominated
1998 Gawad Urian Awards Best Actress Batang PX Won
Film Academy of the Philippines Awards Won
PMPC Star Awards for Movies Won
2005 31st Metro Manila Film Festival Best Actress Mano Po 4: Ako Legal Wife[1][2] Won
2006 Tanglaw Awards Best Actress Won
Guillermo Mendoza Scholarship Foundation Awards Won
24th Luna Awards Won
3rd ENPRESS Golden Screen Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Musical or Comedy) Won
2007 2nd ENPRESS Golden Screen Awards Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah, ze Moveeh Nominated
2009 35th Metro Manila Film Festival Best Supporting Actress Mano Po 6: A Mother's Love Nominated
2010 12th Gawad PASADO Awards Nominated
2011 ENPRESS Golden Screen Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Drama, Musical or Comedy) Sigwa Won
2012 ENPRESS Golden Screen TV Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Budoy Nominated
2014 Juan dela Cruz Nominated


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