Filipina pop star who has been dubbed "Asia's Queen of Songs" and is best known for hit versions of songs like "Kapantay Ay Langit." She is considered a trailblazer for female artists, becoming the first female to top the Australian pop charts.
She studied at the Colegio de la Inmaculada Concepcion in Cebu City and began recording in 1958.
She received a Philippine Citizen's Award for TV as Best TV Female Performer in 1965.
She has been married to businessmen Gonzalo Blanco and Carlos Lopez. She has children named Jackielou and Ramon as well as an adopted son named VJ.
She was a judge on Philippine Idol along with rapper Francis Magalona in 2006.