Sunday, May 27, 2007


Perla Adea

perla adea

Perla Theresa Adea is a Filipino actress, born on October 16, 1952 in Manila. Her parents, Virginia Era and Ramon L Adea Jr raised her in Paracale, Camarines Norte. She and Romy Mallari were a popular love team in Philippine showbiz during the 1970s. Mallari and Adea are contemporaries of Nora Aunor, Vilma Santos, Tirso Cruz III and Edgar Mortiz. Mallari and Adea, along with Santos and Mortiz, were mainstays of The Sensations, a popular television show hosted by Ike Lozada. [1]

Perla studied at Jose Panganiban Elementary School, in Paracale, and Grade V in Paco Catholic School in Paco, Manila.

Her first big break came in 1963, when she was proclaimed the grand champion in the Tita Betty’s Children Show." Her winning piece was "High Noon." She was nine.

Adea once dreamed of being a nun or a movie star, and she became a radio player in Eskuwelahang Munti of DZBB and Tita Betty's Children's Show and Operetang Putol-Putol of DZXL.

In the late 60’s to the early 70s, "D’ Sensations", hosted by Ike Lozada became the toast of television. Perla was among its mainstays along with Vilma Santos, Edgar Mortiz, Baby de Jesus, Janine Frias, Tony Santos Jr. and Angge. The TV show also gave birth to the love team of Perla and Romy Mallari — thanks to the show’s director, the late Tony Santos Sr. who recognized their chemistry.

Perla also made waves in the movies. After her maiden appearance in Perlas Production’s "Grind, Grind" with Edgar Mortiz, she began assuming lead star status in Diamil Production’s "Yes, I Believe" opposite Tirso Cruz III, Sampaguita Pictures’ "From Both Sides Now"(1970) with Jay (Ilagan), JBC Film Production’s "Luha sa Bawat Awit," with Eddie Peregrina, "Basang Sisiw" with Novo Bono Jr., "Mother Dear," Jukebox King," "Young Lovers" and "Dalagang Nayon."

Her film debut was in 1969's Grind, Grind from Perlas Production opposite Edgar Mortiz, and become a star in Yes, I Believe, a tear-jerker from Diamil Production where she was paired for the first time with Tirso Cruz III.

She also recorded her first two singles with Vicor Records, entitled It is Your Kiss and A Slave of Love. Her first LP was called Princess of Songs.

Adea and Mallari married and had six children. They are now in the real estate business.

With the support of Romy, she was able to finish BSBA and Education in Sienna College.

Adea was last seen in the 1972 movie Dalagang Nayon. She returned to television in the comedy series Maid in Heaven.

source: wikipedia

Her children: Ferdy, 30, a mechanical engineer; Maria Imelda, 27, a Banking and Finance graduate; Maria Claire, 26, a Masscom graduate working in Congress; Maria Sienna, 21, an accountant also working in Congress; Lorenzo, 16, fourth-year high school; and Christy Ann, 10, grade 5.

Selected Films:

* 1969 – Grind, Grind – Perlas Production
* 1969 – Yes, I Believe – Diamil Production
* 1970 – From Both Sides Now – Sampaguita Pictures
* 1970 – Jukebox King – JBC Film Production
* 1972 - Dalagang Nayon
* 2004 - Maid in Heaven (TV series, ABS-CBN)

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