Barbara Perez

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Barbara Perez
BornBarbara Muñoz Perez III
1938
Philippines
OccupationActress
Years active1956-present
 
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Barbara Perez
BornBarbara Muñoz Perez III
1938
Philippines
OccupationActress
Years active1956-present

Barbara Perez is a Filipina actress in movies and television in the Philippines. She was tagged as the Audrey Hepburn of the Philippines due to her doe eyes, pixie face, swan-like neck and 19-inch waistline. She did No Man Is An Island, a Hollywood movie in 1962, with Jeffrey Hunter.

Career[edit]

Perez appeared in more than 75 movies and television shows since 1956. Perez did films included Pagdating Ng Takip-Silim (1956), Chabacano (1956), Pampanguena (1956), Gigolo (1956), Ate Barbara (1957), Kalabog En Bosyo (1959) and Tatlong Ilaw Sa Dambana (1958).

After she did No Man Is An Island (1962), she was offered a five-year contract by Universal Studios. But she turned it down and decided to marry her boyfriend, Robert Arevalo. She appeared with her real-life husband in Daigdig Ng Mga Api (1965) which garnered Best Actor and Best Actress awards for the couple.

She did other films, such as P.S. I Love You (1981) starring Sharon Cuneta and Gabby Concepcion, Blusang Itim (1986) starring Snooky Serna and Richard Gomez, Taray At Teroy (1988) starring Maricel Soriano and Randy Santiago, Ang Babaeng Nawawala Sa Sarili (1989) with Dina Bonnevie, and Iisa Pa Lamang (1992) with Dawn Zulueta.

She appeared on television via ABS-CBN's series Budoy (2011) and Kahit Puso'y Masugatan (2012).

Personal life[edit]

Born Barbara Muñoz Perez III, after her grandmother and mother, she is the eldest among the nine children of Antonio Perez from Urdaneta, Pangasinan and Barbara Munoz of Manila. Her grandfather was a Spanish engineer, who was among the builders of the national landmark, Manila Hotel.

Perez was a journalism junior at University of Santo Tomas before entering showbiz. She married veteran dramatic actor Robert Arevalo, with whom she has three children, Anna, a director of commercials; Georgina, a full-time hands-on mom; and Christian, a student at Xavier School.

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Filmography[edit]

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Selected movies[edit]

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