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List of famous people from Philippines, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Philippines, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Philippines you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Philippines, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

List people include Danny Sillada, Angelo Verheye and many more.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Philippines?" or "Which celebrities were born in Philippines?" then this list is a great resource for you.
Lou Diamond Phillips is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Philippines
age 53
Louis Diamond Phillips (né Upchurch; born February 17, 1962) is an American actor and director. His breakthrough came when he starred as Ritchie Valens in the biographical drama film La ...more

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Imelda Marcos is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Philippines
age 89
Imelda Romualdez Marcos (born Imelda Trinidad Romualdez; 2 July 1929) is a Filipino politician who was First Lady of the Philippines for 21 years, during which she and her husband are widely ...more

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Angel Locsin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Philippines
age 33
Angelica Locsin Colmenares (born April 23, 1985) is a Filipina television and film actress, commercial model, film producer and fashion designer. She came to prominence for her television roles ...more

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Julia Montes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Philippines
age 23
Mara Hautea Schnittka (; born March 19, 1995), known professionally as Julia Montes, is a Filipino actress of German descent. She began acting as a child on television by playing guest roles and ...more
Kathryn Bernardo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Philippines
age 22
Kathryn Chandria Manuel Bernardo (born March 26, 1996) is a Filipina actress, model and recording artist. She became known for her role as Mara in the hit TV series Mara Clara (2010–2011). She ...more

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Benigno "Noynoy&quo... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Philippines
age 59
Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III (born February 8, 1960) is a Filipino politician who served as the 15th President of the Philippines from 2010 until 2016. Aquino is a fourth-generation ...more
Dawn Zulueta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Philippines
age 46
Marie Rachel Salman Taleon is a Filipino film-television actress, host and commercial model.
Barbie Forteza is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Philippines
Barbie Forteza age 21
Barbara "Barbie" Ambas Forteza (born July 31, 1997) is a Filipina commercial model and actress.
Richard Gordon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Philippines
age 73
Richard Juico Gordon (born August 5, 1945), known as Dick Gordon, is a Filipino politician and broadcaster who currently serves as a Senator of the Philippines and the chairman of the Philippine ...more
Joseph Estrada is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Philippines
age 78
Joseph Ejercito Estrada (born José Marcelo Ejército; April 19, 1937) is a Filipino politician and former actor who served as the 13th President of the Philippines from 1998 to ...more
Jaya is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Philippines
age 49
María Luisa Ramsey Kagahastian-Gotidoc (born March 21, 1970), known professionally as Jaya, is a Filipino soul singer, rapper, record producer, actress, dancer and presenter of mixed ...more

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Billy Crawford is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Philippines
age 36
Billy Joe Ledesma Crawford (born May 16, 1982) is a Filipino-American singer, dancer, songwriter, actor, comedian, and TV host. He has released five studio albums, an EP and has had a number of ...more
Aurora Quezon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Philippines
Dec. at 61 (1888-1949)
Aurora Antonia Aragón, viuda de Quezon (née Aragón y Molina; February 19, 1888 – April 28, 1949), usually known simply as Aurora Quezon and sometimes as Aurora ...more
BB Gandanghari is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Philippines
age 51
BB Gandanghari is a Filipino transgender actress, model, entertainer, comedanne, and director. She is the older sister to actor Robin Padilla and younger sister to Royette and Rommel Padilla, ...more
Julio Nalundasan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Philippines
Dec. at 41 (1894-1935)
Julio Nalundasan (July 21, 1894 – 20 September 1935, Batac, Ilocos Norte) was a Filipino politician who was one of the political rivals of Ilocos Norte politician Mariano Marcos, father of ...more
Fernando Lopez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Philippines
Dec. at 89 (1904-1993)
Fernando Hofileña López Sr. (April 13, 1904 – May 26, 1993) was a Filipino statesman. A member of the influential López family of Iloilo, López served as Vice ...more
Vic Sotto is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Philippines
age 64
Marvic Valentin "Vic" Castelo Sotto Sr. (born April 28, 1954) is a Filipino actor, television presenter, comedian, singer and songwriter. He is known for his various television and ...more
Antonio Luna is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Philippines
Dec. at 33 (1866-1899)
Antonio Luna de San Pedro y Novicio Ancheta (Spanish: [anˈtonjo ˈluna] : 29 October 1866 – 5 June 1899) was a Filipino army general who fought in the Philippine–American War. Regarded as one of ...more
Julie Vega is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Philippines
Dec. at 17 (1968-1985)
Julie Pearl Apostol Postigo (May 21, 1968 – May 6, 1985), better known by her stage name Julie Vega, was a Filipina child actress, singer and commercial model. She remains very popular in her ...more
Loren Legarda is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Philippines
age 59
Lorna Regina Bautista Legarda (born January 28, 1960) is a Filipino environmentalist, cultural worker, journalist, and politician, who is currently serving as congresswoman of Antique and Deputy ...more
Isabel Preysler is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Philippines
age 68
María Isabel Preysler Arrastía (born February 18, 1951), better known as Isabel Preysler, is a Filipina socialite and television host.
Corazon Aquino is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Philippines
Dec. at 76 (1933-2009)
María Corazón "Cory" Sumulong Cojuangco Aquino (25 January 1933 – 1 August 2009) was a Filipino politician who served as the 11th President of the Philippines, becoming ...more

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Nina Girado is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Philippines
age 38
Marifil Nina Barinos Girado-Enriquez (born November 1, 1980), known professionally as Nina, is a Filipina singer, occasional songwriter, record producer, TV and radio personality. She made her ...more
Aljur Abrenica is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Philippines
age 28
Aljur Guiang Abrenica (born March 24, 1990) is a Filipino actor, dancer, model and singer. He appeared on the fourth season of StarStruck.
Pres Romanillos is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Philippines
Dec. at 47 (1963-2010)
Priscillano "Pres" Antonio Romanillos (January 11, 1963 – July 17, 2010) was a Hollywood animator who had a long and successful career at studios such as DreamWorks and Walt Disney. He ...more