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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 57
Lou Diamond Phillips is an American actor and director. His breakthrough came when he starred in the film La Bamba as Ritchie Valens. He earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting ...more

Imelda Marcos is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Philippines
age 89
Imelda Marcos is the widow of former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos best known for her collection of some three thousand pairs of shoes. She served as First Lady from 1965 to 1986. Born ...more

Angel Locsin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Philippines
age 33
Angel Locsin is a Filipina television and film actress, commercial model, film producer and fashion designer. She came to prominence for her television roles as Alwina in the 2004 fantasy-themed ...more

Julia Montes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Philippines
age 23
Mara Hautea Schnittka, best known by her stage name Julia Montes, is a Filipina-German actress and commercial model. Tagged as Philippine Television's Teleserye Sweetheart, she is widely known ...more

Kathryn Bernardo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Philippines
age 22
Kathryn Chandria Manuel Bernardo, known as Kathryn Bernardo, is a Filipina actress. She is best known for her role as Mara in the primetime Filipino drama Mara Clara. Bernardo has been a ...more

Benigno
age 59
Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III is a Filipino politician who has been the 15th President of the Philippines since June 2010. Aquino is a fourth-generation politician: his great-grandfather, ...more

Dawn Zulueta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Philippines
age 49
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
age 21
Barbie Forteza, is a Filipina commercial model and actress, known for her roles such as young Jodi in GMA Network's remake of the Koreanovela Stairway To Heaven and Cyndi Gomez in First Time. ...more

Richard Gordon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Philippines
age 73
Richard "Dick" Juico Gordon is a Filipino politician and broadcaster who currently serves as the chairman of the Philippine Red Cross. As a politician, Gordon gained national ...more

Joseph Estrada is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Philippines
age 81
Joseph "Erap" Ejercito Estrada is a Filipino politician who was the 13th President of the Philippines from 1998 to 2001. He has been Mayor of the City of Manila, the country's capital, ...more

Jaya is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Philippines
age 49
María Luisa Ramsey, better known mononymously as Jaya, is a Filipino soul music singer, rapper, dancer, record producer, presenter, and actress of mixed Filipino and Jamaican descent. She ...more

Billy Crawford is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Philippines
age 36
Billy Joe Crawford is a Filipino-American singer, songwriter, actor and TV host. He is currently a talent of ABS-CBN, appearing as one of the hosts of It's Showtime. Crawford has lived in New ...more

Aurora Quezon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Philippines
Dec. at 61 (1888-1949)
Aurora Antonia Aragón Vd.ª de Quezón, usually known simply as Aurora Quezón, and sometimes as Aurora Aragón-Quezón, was the wife of Philippine President ...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 was a Filipino politician who was one of the political rivals of Ilocos Norte politician Mariano Marcos, father of Ferdinand Marcos. Nalundasan was slain by a sniper at his home ...more

Fernando Lopez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Philippines
Dec. at 89 (1904-1993)
Fernando Hofileña López, Sr. was a Filipino statesman. A member of the influential López Family of Iloilo, Fernando López served as Vice President of the Philippines ...more

Vic Sotto is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Philippines
age 64
Marvic "Vic" Castelo Sotto, is a Filipino actor, television show host, comedian, and film producer working for GMA Network and stars on noon-time variety show Eat Bulaga!. He won three ...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, an Ilocano born in Manila, was a Filipino pharmacist and general who fought in the Philippine–American War. He was also the founder of the ...more

Julie Vega is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Philippines
Dec. at 17 (1968-1985)
Julie Pearl Apostol Postigo, better known by her stage name Julie Vega, was a Filipina child actress, singer and commercial model. She remains very popular and well loved in her native ...more

Loren Legarda is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Philippines
age 59
Loren Legarda is a Filipino environmentalist and politician, notable as the only female to top two senatorial elections -- 1998 and 2007. During the 2004 Philippine general election, she ran for ...more

Isabel Preysler is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Philippines
age 68
María Isabel Preysler Arrastía, 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)
Maria Corazon "Cory" Sumulong Cojuangco Aquino was a Philippine politician who served as the 11th President of the Philippines, the first woman to hold that office, and the first ...more

Nina Girado is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Philippines
age 38
Marifil Niña Girado, better known by her stage name Nina, is a Filipina singer, occasional songwriter, record producer, TV and radio personality. She made her recording debut in 2002 ...more

Aljur Abrenica is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Philippines
age 28
Aljur Abrenica is a Filipino actor. 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 was a Hollywood animator who had a long and successful career at studios such as DreamWorks and Walt Disney. He was responsible for breathing life ...more