Perhaps most well known for her role as Davina in the Filipino television series Machete, she is also notable for her appearances on Maalaala Mo Kaya and Wansapanataym, as well as for her work in films such as Bira! Darna! Bira! and Now That I Have You.
She made her screen acting debut in the 1977 Vilma Santos and Rosemarie Gil starrer Burlesk Queen.
In 2012, she appeared in five episodes of the Filipino television series My Beloved.
The child of fellow entertainer Charito Garcia, she spent her youth in the Philippines. Her marriage to Al Tantay produced daughters named Jabba and Paula; she has a third daughter, Joses, with her second husband, basketball player Padim Israel.
She was cast in a supporting role to actress Sarah Geronimo's lead role in the 2015 feature film The Breakup Playlist.