Profiles, Photos, Videos of Successful Filipinas (Pinay)
We’re back in action. We were out of action and now we’re back in the groove. So let’s have a look at the famous Filipinas we’ve covered here in Pinay Pix over the year or so. I’ll also include some other Filipina’s (Philipinas for those who can’t spell) whom we haven’t covered yet. This list of Filipinas of celebrity status include people who have made a name for themselves internationally.
Top 10 Famous Filipinas
- Imelda Marcos - Imelda is arguably the most famous Filipina in the planet. Famed for her large shoe collection and her notorious dictator-husband she is loved and hated by Filipinos worldwide.
- Lea Salonga - Lea is a Filipino household name, say her name and every Filipino can tell you who she is and why shes famous. She is famous for playing Kim in the Broadway-hit Miss Saigon.
- Isabel Preysler - Mother of Enrique Igesias, wife of Julio Iglesias.
- Vanessa Hudgens - Star of hit disney movie series High School Musical
- Leah Dizon - model and J-pop singer, made a name for herself in Japan
- Vanessa Minillo - Don’t know what she’s up to nowadays, but according to some sources she will start shooting the movie “Redefining Love” in April 2008.
- Nicole Scherzinger - Lead singer of Pussy Cat Dolls.
- Tia Carrera - A Hollywood actress. (e.g. Wayne’s World, True Lies)
- Phoebe Cates - Hollywood starlet from the 1980’s. (e.g. “Fast Times at Ridgemont High”)
- Cassie Ventura - A singer who made top of the charts back in 2006. She is best known for her single “Me & U”, which became a hit in 2006. Is going to release anotehr album around September 2008.
A revisit of pinay babe Leah Dizon. Photos shot on location of Ms Dizon, using natural light and natural settings. More high resolution photos of this hot filipina:
Here’s a short profile about Filipino-Australian Gloralea King. Her picture made an appearance before in the picture for the Model Quest 2007 blog post. I know as much as I asked her in the YouTube video below - but digging around the WWW I managed to find out more about her. Her bio on her website says: “Gloralea pronounced Glora-lee was derived from her parents name, and as unique as it sounds, suits her strikingly unusual Eurasian appearance (mixed Australian Filipina). Gloralea King was born and raised in Camden NSW is an inspiring vivacious talented young lady who has a love of the stage whether it be singing, acting, modeling, or beauty pageants. On the topic of beauty pageants Gloralea currently holds the title on Miss Philippines Australia 2006 and was a national finalist in the Miss World 2007 competition. Gloralea King is currently studying acting at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Sydney Australia and has ambitions to become an actress in the near future.” A clearer video of her YouTube video below can be seen on Revver.
Gloralea is organising a fundraising event this Friday (19th October 2007) in Sydney. It’s for a good cause entitled “Eyes of Hope” and is an Adolescent mental health charity concert. She’s raising money for the Gna Ka Lun Adolescent Mental Health Inpatient Unit in Campbelltown Hospital. It’s on at 19th October 2007 7.30pm at Campbelltown RSL Club and features Israel, LAWSON, Paul Kleynjan, Lillian De Los Reyes, Eleazar Arranz, Roxanne Castro, Lewiis, Sara Jones and Gloralea King as the acts. You can buy a ticket online and you can read the flyer.
Gloralea King also features in this music video by Eleazar Arranz:
We’re revisiting Natassia Malthe (nude!). We first covered Natassia last week. This time we’re going to look at her acting career. Malthe has been in quite a few movies and TV shows. Sometimes she is credit as Natasha Malthe or Lina Teal. She was in ‘DOA: Dead or Alive’ (2006) as Ayane (The purple haired girl), you know that video game movie with Jaime Pressly, Devon Aoki and Holly Valance. Her latest movie is more of a drama and is yet to come out: ‘The Other Side of the Tracks’ where she plays Lucinda. She played a small role in ‘Sex and Death 101′ (2007) as Bambi (the movie also had Winona Ryder). Natassia Malthe also starred in some Sci-fi shows as well like “The Dead Zone”, “Dark Angel” and “Andromeda”. She’s starred in many others but too many to mention here…
Enjoy Natassia Malthe’s beautiful nude photos below. I love how she is just having fun in the photos, wouldn’t you agree? I also like how the hair was done - suits the photoshoot style as it adds volume into the photo.
Leah Dizon or ” リア・ディゾン - Ria Dizon, ” as she is known in Japanese circles was born as Leah Donna Dizon on September 24, 1986 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. This Filipina is known for being a model, singer (J-Pop), and a TV personality in Japan. Her ethnicities include Chinese, Filipino and French. Leah Dizon received moderate success in America including the cover features of various import car magazines. However, her modeling career in the United States gained her much attention and a fanbase overseas, predominantly in Asia. One year after her pictures were posted up on the internet, she already had 2,000,000 hits from search engines. Following the advice of her fans, Dizon sent a demo tape with model photographs of herself to a talent agency in Japan and in April of 2006, after being accepted, she immediately moved to Tokyo. In October 2006, she released her first photobook titled Petite Amie (Girlfriend in French), which was ranked as the third best selling photobook of that year. On February 14, 2007, she released her first CD single and DVD package, Softly under the record label Victor Entertainment, which peaked at number #7 in the Oricon Weekly Chart. At the same time, she also released her second photobook titled Hello! Leah.
Natassia Malthe was born on 19 January 1974 in Oslo, Norway to a Norwegian father (Harald Malthe) and a Filipina mother (Phin Malthe). Natissa is a pinay model and actress. The younger of two daughters, Malthe’s Norwegian father is a teacher and her Filipina mother is a retired nurse. Her only sister is Kristin Malthe, who is also a Giordano girl. Natassia was ranked #53 in Maxim’s “100 Sexiest Women” in 2003 and named #74 on the Maxim magazine “Hot 100 of 2005″ list She is sometimes credited as Natasha Malthe or Lina Teal. In Scotland, Norway and Canada, Malthe went to dance schools as the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the Goh Ballet Academy, and the Norwegian Opera House, for which she sang and danced while finishing high school. Later she moved to London, England to study musical theater. From there she went to Canada and landed her first part on television. We will be revisiting Natissa Malthe in the future when we look into her acting career.
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We’re going old skool in this latest pinay update and avoiding talk of scandals or nudity. This next famous Filipina has an interesting story. She is Enrique Iglesias’ (yes that famous singer’s) mother: Isabel Preysler Arrástia was born on February 18, 1951 in the middle-class neighborhood of San Lorenzo, Manila, Philippines, the third of six children to a middle-class Filipino family. Her nickname as a child was “Chabeli”, which would later be the nickname of her first child. According to the book “Reina de Corazones” by Paloma Barrientos, she dated Gregorio Araneta, Charlie Lopez, and Bobby Santos, among others, as a teenager. Her older brother Enrique died in Hong Kong due to a heroine overdose. She named her second son Enrique Iglesias, in honor of her deceased brother. Joaquin, her second oldest brother, also had problems with drugs, but overcame them and now lives in Canada. During her youth, Isabel participated in a charity beauty pageant for the Sheraton Hotel in Manila and was crowned queen. Jun Ikalav, a playboy with a bad reputation, started dating Isabel. This worried her parents, and at the age of 18, she was sent to live in Madrid with her uncle and aunt to study at Mary Ward College, an Irish Catholic university in Spain, where she studied Accounting. It was at a party in 1970 that she was introduced to a family friend by the name of Julio Iglesias, who at the time was not yet a famous singer. The couple had their wedding just seven months later and were married for seven years, during which time they had three children, Chabeli, Julio Jr. and Enrique. In accordance with their rising careers, Julio as a singer, and Isabel as a model in Spain and Europe, they exploded onto the scene in 1971 and became overnight superstars in Spain and Latin America.
Often dubbed “La Perla de Manila” by the Spanish media (”The Pearl of Manila”), readers at Hola magazine have voted Isabel Preya as the most elegant and best-dressed woman in Spain for 1991, 2002, and 2004, and she has consistently topped the best-dressed lists over the years in various Spanish magazines. Preysler is noted for conserving her beauty in spite of her age. She, her family, and her home are frequent presences in Spanish magazines. She also helps participate in events for the Philippine Embassy in Madrid. The above photo features Isabel Preya and George Clooney (who has a large following in Latin America). Enjoy the various photos of Isabel Preysler below. Continue reading Isabel Preysler…
Ha! Need to veer away from Vanessa Hudgens to a totally different pinay - a model, and a parent to two children Steffiana de la Cruz. There isn’t much information to be gathered about her. She was born as Stephanie Anna Zantua and is a Filipino-American. She met actor Kevin James on a blind date in late 2001/2002, and moved in with him within three months. The couple married on June 19, 2004. They have two daughters: Sienna-Marie (born September 30, 2005) and Shea Joelle (born June 14, 2007). She made four guest appearances on King of Queens, a long-lived sitcom in which her husband starred. She played a masseuse in Eddie Money (originally aired May 13, 2002); a female golf instructor in “Damned Yanky” (originally aired February 18, 2004); a manicurist in “Black List” (originally aired March 16, 2005); and lastly a bartender in “Affair Trade” (originally aired December 6, 2006).She dated and lived with the late actor Chris Penn from 1993-1999.
In July 2007, Kevin James was talking to David Letterman about his wife, Steffiana De La Cruz: “My wife does the breastfeeding, thank God. It’s awkward because at night the baby will sleep with us and my wife will leave in the middle of the night and right after the breastfeeding and the baby’s still hungry and she’ll roll over and just look at me. I’m like, ‘No, no. These don’t function.’ She doesn’t believe me. She’s just looking at me like, ‘If you don’t want to give me any, that’s fine. Those are bigger than mom’s.” He went on to say that Steffiana’s breasts are quite sore from breast feeding - is nothing sacred! He said a nurse suggested that she should put a bag of popsicles in her bra to help relieve the soreness. Kevin immediately thought,”Wow! Now I really wanna get in there. There’s no better combination in the world than a boob and a popsicle.”
The photos of Steffiana below were taken at the Evan Almighty World Premiere Universal City, California on the 10th June 2007. You can see Steffiana De La Cruz, seen here with husband King of Queens star Kevin James Continue reading Steffiana de la Cruz…
Cristina de la Diosa is a Hawaii based pinay model with a Portuguese, Filipino-Chinese background. She grew up in UK and Hawaii and she is now a full time model. This is her pinaypix.com interview:
PinayPix.com: So what do you want to take your career in terms of modelling, acting or performing?
Cristina de la Diosa: I want to reach a higher level of success in my career and be able to get contracted for my modeling career. I am pretty open to all kinds of projects that are good for my talents. I am hoping to sign up with a well represented agency abroad to represent me and be able to work with me and take me to another level and be seen all over the world. I worked very hard and am a perfectionist. I expect a lot out of myself and to hopefully be able to produce high quality work to my clients. I hope to be as successful as Supermodel Gisele who is so well known nationwide. She is a great model who has a beauty of a woman both in and out. That is something I love about her. Continue reading Cristina De La Diosa…