Thursday, November 22, 2007



Gloria Diaz

Ilocos region of Northern Philippines. Often referred to as one of the Díaz clan in newspapers, Díaz was one of 12 children. One of her sisters, Rio Diaz-Cojuangco, was also a Filipino actress and beauty titlist, who fell ill with colon cancer and died after a six-year battle.

1969 Miss Universe

She was approached by an individual who believed she would do well in the Miss Universe competition and groomed the young woman. Oddly, none of her family members took the competition seriously and did not accompany Díaz to Florida. Díaz was only eighteen when she became Miss Universe of 1969 after outsmarting other candidates on the question on how to welcome the first men that had just landed on the moon--Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin and Michael Collins--as soon as they were back on the planet. She was crowned in the international American-owned pageant in 1969 in Florida, U.S. after their footage was set on the Statue of Liberty in New York.

Acting career

Her first movie was Pinakamagandang Hayup sa Balat ng Lupa which was directed by Celso Ad Castilli. She also appeared in comedy pictures opposite Vic Vargas.

Díaz is also a well-respected actress in the Philippine film and TV industry. Her box-office mettle, as well as her acting prowess, was recently honored when she received the most-coveted FAMAS Award (the Philippine equivalent of the Oscars) of the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences for Best Supporting Actress in her role as a spinster adoptive mother in the FAMAS Best Picture Nasaan Ka Man (2005).

Seh was married and separated from Bong Daza, the son of the famous TV personality Nora Daza. They have one daughter and an adopted son. Isabella is now joining the

Selected Filmography

* Sana Maulit Muli (2007) TV Series
* Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo (2006)
* Nasaan Ka Man (2005) (FAMAS Awards: Best Supporting Actress)
* Sa Daigdig Ko'y Ikaw (2005)
* So... Happy Together (2004)
* Star Circle National Teen Quest (2004) TV Series
* Sarah: The Teen Princess (2003) TV Series
* Nympha (2003)
* Batang West Side (2002)
* Milagro's Calling (2001)
* Bakit 'di Totohanin (2001)
* Kool Ka Lang (2001) TV Series
* Kung Mawawala Ka (2001) TV Series
* Anna Karenina (1996) TV Series
* Bob, Verushka & The Pursuit of Happiness (2000)
* Dahil May Isang Ikaw (1999)
* Jose Rizal (1998) (FAMAS Awards: Best Supporting Actress nominee)
* Miguel/Michelle (1998) (FAMAS Awards: Best Actress nominee)
* Kirot sa Puso (1997)
* Reputasyon (1997)
* Dyesebel (1996)
* Trese (1990)
* My Pretty Baby (1989)
* Menudo't Pandesal (1987)
* Ang Daigdig ay Isang Butil na Luha (1986)
* Lalakwe (1985)
* Momooo (1984)
* Cinq et la Peau (1982) aka Five and the Skin (International: English title)
* Palabra De Honor (1981)
* Uhaw na Dagat (1981)
* Ikaw ang Miss Universe Nang Buhay Ko (1979)
* Sinong Kapiling? Sinong Kasiping? (1977)
* Ganito Kami Noon, Paano Kayo Ngayon (1976)
* Ang Pinakamagandang Hayop sa Balat ng Lupa (1974) (FAMAS Awards: Best Actress nominee)
* Andres de Saya
* Andres de Saya 2
* Andres de Saya 3
* Goatbuster
* Island of Desire
* Sagot ng Puso
* Sa Totoo Lang!
* Working Girls 2
* Jose Rizal

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