Famous for her roles on the GMA Network series Sinasamba Kita (as Divina Ferrer) and the ABS-CBN program Galema: Anak ni Zuma (as Galela Carriedo), Cruz is also known as the host of the GMA variety show Lunch Date.
During her childhood years, she won FAMAS Awards for her roles in the films Mga Basang Sisiw and Roman Rapido.
She and her cousin Sunshine Cruz acted together in a horror television series titled Galema: Anak ni Zuma.
She is the niece of legendary Filipino entertainers Susan Roces and Fernando Poe, Jr.; her parents, Rosemarie Sonora and Ricky Belmonte, also had successful careers as film actors. Her brief marriage to Norman Bustos resulted in a daughter named Ashley.
She and Sharon Cuneta were both in the cast of the popular GMA Network drama Lovingly Yours, Helen.