Award winning Filipino actress well known for her recurring roles in shows like Pangako Sa 'Yo and it's 2015 revival of the same name. She has also had recognizable roles in the shows Minsan lang kita iibigin and Lorenzo's Time.
She supported her family by selling chewing gum before she earned her first film credit in the 1976 film Bitayin Si Baby Ama.
She has taken the title of Best Actress three times at the Metro Manila Film Festival since 1980.
She was born Esmeralda Dizon Tuazon as the second eldest in six children.