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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 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 88 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 32 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 58 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 20 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 72 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 78 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 35 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 48 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 63 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 55 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 64 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 37 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

Eileen Tabios is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Philippines
Eileen Tabios age 58 Eileen Tabios is an award-winning Filipino-American poet, fiction writer, conceptual/visual artist, editor, anthologist, critic, and publisher. Born in Ilocos Sur, Philippines, Tabios moved to ...more

Francis Magalona is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Philippines
Dec. at 45 (1964-2009) Francis Durango Magalona, also known as FrancisM, Master Rapper, The Mouth and The Man From Manila, was a Filipino rapper, entrepreneur, songwriter, producer, actor, director, and photographer. ...more

Karel Marquez is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Philippines
age 29 Karla Ysabel Marquez-Santos was, known as Karel Marquez is a Filipino actress, model, singer, and TV host who currently signed under GMA Network. Before joining Kapuso Network, she was part of ...more

Heherson Alvarez is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Philippines
Heherson Alvarez age 78 Heherson "Sonny" T. Alvarez is a politician from the Philippines. He has served as a member of the House of Representatives of the Philippines and the Senate of the Philippines. He ...more

Bianca Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Philippines
age 35 Bianca Gonzalez-Intal is a Filipina TV host and model. She is now married to PBA Cager JC Intal

Joey de Leon is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Philippines
age 69 José María Ramos de León, Jr., better known as Joey de Leon is a Filipino comedian, actor, and television presenter. He hosts the noontime variety show Eat Bulaga!. He is a ...more

Carla Abellana is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Philippines
age 31 Carla Angeline Reyes Abellana is a Filipina actress and commercial model who played the lead role in the Philippine adaptation of the Mexican telenovela, Rosalinda, aired in GMA Network. She ...more

Alicia Mayer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Philippines
age 41 Alicia Mayer was is a model & actress from the Philippines.

Mimi Miyagi is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Philippines
age 42 Melody Somosot Damayo is a model and actress of Filipino descent best known as Mimi Miyagi. Also known for her Humanitarian works for the underprivileged children in the Philippines and as a ...more

Elmo Magalona is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Philippines
age 23 Elmo Moses Arroyo Magalona, better known as simply Elmo Magalona is a Filipino actor and singer. He is the sixth child of Francis Magalona. He is a trusted product endorser, having numerous ...more

Juan Ponce Enrile, Jr is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Philippines
age 59 Juan Castañer Ponce Enrile, Jr., also known as Jack Enrile, is a Filipino politician. He was a Representative of the 1st District of Cagayan in the 11th, 12th, 13th and 15th Congresses. ...more

Baldomero Olivera is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Philippines
age 77 Baldomero Olivera is a Filipino American chemist known for discovery of many cone snail toxins important for neuroscience. These molecules, called conotoxins, led to a breakthrough in the study ...more

Anna Theresa Licaros is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Philippines
age 33 Anna Theresa Luy Licaros, nicknamed Anna, is the Binibining Pilipinas-Universe 2007 titleholder.

Ella Cruz is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Philippines
age 21 Gabriela Annjane "Ella" Umali Cruz, is a Filipina actress, model, product endorser, host, commercial model and dancer. She become more popular in the country from her under ABS-CBN's ...more

Ehra Madrigal is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Philippines
age 30 Geralyn Gaspar Madrigal, who is better known by her screen name Ehra Madrigal is a Filipina actress. Her younger sister, Michelle Madrigal is also an actress. She is rumored girlfriend of ...more

Charlene Gonzales is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Philippines
age 41 Charlene Mae Gonzales Bonnin-Muhlach is a television and film personality and former beauty queen from the Philippines. Gonzalez won the Binibining Pilipinas-Universe 1994 title and represented ...more

Tomas Cabili is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Philippines
Dec. at 54 (1903-1957) Tomas Lluisma Cabili was a lawyer, journalist, educator, and assemblyman from Lanao. He is also known as Sultan Dimasangkay-ko-Ranao for Maranaos.

Kris Bernal is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Philippines
age 26 Kristine Ann Tan Bernal, better known by her screen name Kris Bernal, is a Filipina actress who became known as one of the finalists of StarStruck.

Luis Alandy is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Philippines
age 35 Adrian Louis Alandy, better known as Luis Alandy is a Filipino actor and model. Alandy started his career as a model. He first appeared in a print magazine and was soon discovered to do acting. ...more

Cristeta Comerford is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Philippines
age 55 Cristeta Pasia Comerford is a Filipino-American chef who has been the White House Executive Chef since 2005. She is the first woman to be selected for the post, and also the first of Asian

Mamintal A.J. Tamano is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Philippines
Dec. at 66 (1928-1994) Mamintal A. J. Tamano was a Muslim politician and a former Senator of the Philippines.

Diosdado Macapagal is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Philippines
Dec. at 87 (1910-1997) Diosdado Pangan Macapagal was the ninth President of the Philippines, serving from 1961 to 1965, and the sixth Vice-President, serving from 1957 to 1961. He also served as a member of the House ...more

Sam Pinto is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Philippines
age 28 Samuelle Lynne Acosta "Sam" Pinto is a Filipino actress and commercial model.

Imee Marcos is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Philippines
age 62 Imee Marcos, is a Filipino politician who has been Governor of Ilocos Norte since 2010. She served three terms as Representative of the 2nd District of Ilocos Norte in the Philippine House of ...more

Isabel Oli is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Philippines
age 36 Maria Olivia S. Daytia better known as Isabel Oli is a Filipina model and television and movie actress.