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Gloria Diaz

Gloria María Aspillera Díaz (born 10 March 1951 in Aringay, La Union) is an award-winning actress in the Philippines, and the first Filipino to win the Miss Universe crown in 1969 in Miami Beach, Florida. Often cited as being part of the Díaz clan in newspapers, she is one of twelve children (10 girls and 2 boys). Díaz was approached by an individual who believed she would do well in the Miss Universe competition and groomed the young woman. Díaz was only 18 when she became Miss Universe 1969 after besting other candidates on the final question. It was about how to welcome the first men that had just landed on the moon -- Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin and Michael Collins—as soon as they were back on the planet. She was crowned at the International American-owned pageant in Miami Beach, Florida, U.S. after their footage was set on the Statue of Liberty in New York. Díaz is a well-known actress in Philippine cinema and television. Her box-office mettle and acting prowess were honoured with the coveted FAMAS Award from the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences for Best Supporting Actress in the 2005 FAMAS Best Picture Nasaan Ka Man. Díaz studied at St. Scholastica's College Manila. She is married to businessman Gabriel "Bong" Daza, with whom she has two daughters, Isabelle and Ava.

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Mar 10, 1951 In Aringay, La Union, Philippines
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Most Beautiful Animal in the World 1974-10-26
Latest Project:
Series Beauty Queens 2020-07-16
Known For
Poster of Beauty Queens
Poster of Bakit 'Di Totohanin
Poster of La familia bien, gracias
Poster of Diligin Mo ng Hamog ang Uhaw na Lupa
Series Beauty Queens Dahlia / Dahlia Rodriguez-De Veyra 2020-07-16
Movie Unbreakable Unknown 2019-11-27
Movie Chedeng and Apple Chedeng 2017-11-13
Movie Ganito Kami Muli Unknown 2013-01-01
Movie Lihis 2013-09-11
Movie Kung Fu Divas 2013-10-03
Series Kung Ako'y Iiwan Mo Elvie Raymundo 2012-04-16
Movie The Mommy Returns Mabel 2012-05-09
Movie Sisterakas Old Maria 2012-12-25
Movie God's Land Maria Ruiz 2011-10-28
Movie Sagrada Familia 2009-12-23
Movie Ang Tanging Ina N'yong Lahat President Hillary 2008-12-25
Movie Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo Charito 2007-12-24
Movie Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo Charito 2006-12-25
Movie Wherever You Are 2005-05-11
Movie So... Happy Together Daisy 2004-12-25
Movie Nympha Nana Issa 2003-04-05
Movie Captain Barbell Cielo's Mom 2003-12-25
Movie Bakit 'Di Totohanin Isabel 2001-08-29
Movie West Side Avenue Lolita Fordham 2001-04-05
Movie Dahil May Isang Ikaw Nanay Ruby 1999-06-01
Movie José Rizal Teodora Alonso 1998-12-25
Movie Dyesebel Unknown 1996-01-04
Movie Marami Ka Pang Kakaining Bigas 1994-10-19
Movie Ikaw Ang Miss Universe Ng Buhay Ko Wife of Gaspar 1994-01-01
Movie Dark Crown 1994-04-28
Movie Love at First Sight Josefa 1990-01-01
Movie Working Girls 2 1987-07-22
Movie Lalakwe Bea Verbo 1985-01-11
Movie Sa Totoo Lang! Amy 1985-03-21
Movie Goat Buster: Sa Templo ni Dune 1985-03-14
Movie Hawakan Mo at Pigilan ang Kahapon 1984-02-09
Movie May Lamok sa Loob ng Kulambo 1984-05-04
Movie May Daga sa Labas ng Lungga Ellen Rivas 1984-10-19
Movie Palabra de Honor Victoria 1983-02-10
Movie A Tired, Angry Moon On a Restless Night Stella De Joya 1983-08-03
Movie Wild Beauty Unknown 1983-07-15
Movie Five and the Skin Unknown 1982-06-02
Movie I Rival My Mother Unknown 1982-07-11
Movie Andres De Saya Matilde 1980-08-01
Movie La familia bien, gracias 1979-12-14
Movie Babae... Ngayon at Kailanman Agueda 1977-12-24
Movie As We Were Matilde 'Diding' Diaz Patron 1976-12-24
Movie Diligin Mo ng Hamog ang Uhaw na Lupa Unknown 1975-09-21
Movie Andalucia Dolores 1975-11-26
Movie The Most Beautiful Animal in the World Isabel 1974-10-26