More than her angelic face and almost-perfect body features, Bea Alonzo is also known for her superb acting whether in TV series or movies. The star’s most iconic portrayal is as Basha in One More Chance and as Bobbie in the film Four Sisters and A Wedding. The actress also took different social media sites by storm because of her meme-able movie lines.
Fans may know her character in all her films and series, but do you know the basic and fun facts about the celebrity? Here is what you need to know about the talented actress.
Bea Alonzo profile summary
- Name: Phylbert Angelie Ranollo Fagestrom
- Screen name: Bea Alonzo
- Nationality: British-Filipina
- Place of birth: Cainta, Rizal, Philippines
- Age: 32 (2019)
- Birthday: October 17, 1987
- Height: 5 feet 7 inches
- Profession: Actress, singer, host
- Instagram: @beaalonzo
Bea Alonzo biography
The Filipina actress was born on October 17, 1987, in Cainta, Rizal, Philippines. Bea Alonzo real name is Phylbert Angelie Ranollo Fagestrom. Her mother is a Filipina, and her father is British. When she was four years old, Bea Alonzo parents separated. This incident was quite tough for her because she was the eldest of four siblings.
Her parents’ separation scarred her but made her strong at the same time. She was brought up by her mother, her grandmother, and her aunt. Bea Alonzo education started at Jose Abad Santos Memorial School in Quezon City. She, later on, attended The Fisher Valley College in Taguig, Ususan Elementary School in Ususan and Colegio de Sta Ana in Taguig City.
Bea was 13 years old when Archie Ilagan, a talent manager, discovered her. The talent manager saw how passionate and talented the young girl is; that is why he decided to hone her skills. After some short while, she enrolled in ABS-CBN Star Circle Batch in 2000. She was determined at that time to not take any other route in her career in acting, and because of that, she never stops auditioning for different parts in films and even TV.
Bea Alonzo career
In 2002, she finally landed a minor role in the teen-oriented TV series K2Bu, alongside Shaina Magdayao and Pia Wurtzbach. She also had been part since then of the variety show, ASAP. After her successful acting stint in the series K2Bu, she starred in another drama series entitled Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay. It was an excellent opportunity for Bea because she was able to work with the country’s veteran actresses and actors such as Lorna Tolentino, Jean Garcia, Edu Manzano, and John Estrada.
It was in 2002 also that the Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay went on air, and it was a major hit at that time. It is also the first-ever Filipino soap opera that get a nomination in the International Emmy Awards. The series’ success also brought Alonzo benefits as she got nominated at the PMPC Star Awards.
In 2004, the actress received another blessing with another nomination for PMPC Star Awards for her excellent portrayal in the series, It Might Be You. It was a love story wherein her partner is the actor, John Lloyd Cruz. Their love team clicked, and since then, they are one of the most loved love team in the country. The series aired in December 2003 up until December 2004. Alonzo also has landed the 36th spot in FHM 100 sexiest woman’s list in the same year.
It was in 2003 that the actress proved her skill in acting when she had her debut film My First Romance. Together with her is her on-screen partner, John Lloyd Cruz. The movie did well in the box office and became a big hit.
Bea is inarguably one of the best actresses in the Philippines that is why she was able to star in different TV series and movies. In 2007, she yet again surprised her fans with another film, along with John Lloyd (Popoy), One More Chance. The movie took the cinema by storm. It was the movie where she portrayed one of her most iconic role, Belinda “Basha” Eugenio. It was a story of college sweethearts who is in a long-term relationship. The couple works for the same construction firm where Basha is an architect, and Popoy is an engineer. They broke up after five years and explored their lives, separately.
Bea Alonzo’s most famous line in the movie which is being used as meme up until today is,
“Ako yung problema, kasi nasasaktan ako kahit hindi naman ako dapat nasasaktan. Sana kaya kong tiisin lahat ng sakit na nararamdaman ko, kasi ako yung humiling nito diba? Ako yung may gusto. Sana kaya kong sabihin sayo na masaya ko para sayo, para sainyo. Sana kaya ko… Sana ako pa rin… ako na lang… ako na lang ulit.”
The blockbuster movie won the actress as the Box-office Queen in the 38th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards. It also awarded as the movie of the year in the 24th PMPC Star Awards for Movies.
The actress starred again in the famous film 4 Sisters in A Wedding alongside Toni Gonzaga, Angel Locsin, Shaina Magdayao, and Enchong Dee. Her role as Roberta Olivia "Bobbie" Salazar became an iconic character in the film. Her lines in the movie circulated in different social media sites and were being used as a meme because it is relatable, as what millennials would call it. Some of her famous lines from the movies are:
"Nagpakatatag ako. Nagpakatigas ako. Kasi kailangan ko. Pero 'di dahil matigas ako wala na akong pakiramdam. Na hindi na ako nasasaktan. Nasasaktan naman ako."
“Pero bakit parang galit ka? Pero bakit kasalanan ko? parang kasalanan ko? Eh.. Eh, sa totoo lang naman ako nga yung inggit na inggit sa inyong lahat. Kasi meron kayo nung mga bagay na sana meron din ako.”
The movie was patronized by many because it is a story about family. It speaks about reconciliation and restoration of relationships between family members and the kind of love and understanding that one could only get inside a family.
There are a lot of other films that the actress starred in and below are some of Bea Alonzo movies:
- Now That I Have You (2004)
- Dreamboy (2005)
- All About Love (2006)
- Pacquiao: The Movie (2006)
- And I Love You So (2009)
- Miss You Like Crazy (2010)
- Sa 'yo Lamang (2010)
- The Mistress (2012)
- The Love Affair (2015)
- A Second Chance (2015)
- Eerie (2019)
The actress also dominated high-rating TV series. Below are some of the series where she played a role:
- Star Studio Presents (2003)
- OK Fine Whatever (2004)
- Ikaw Ang Lahat Sa Akin (2005)
- Bora (2005)
- Maging Sino Ka Man (2006)
- I Love Betty La Fea (2008)
- Magkaribal (2010)
- A Beautiful Affair (2012-2013)
- A Love to Last (2017)
With all the series, movies, endorsements, and commercials that the actress has, the question that must be ringing in your head is, how much is Bea Alonzo worth? According to Celebs Trend Now, the actress’ estimated net worth in 2019 is 1 million dollars to 5 million dollars.
What is Bea Alonzo height? Be is 5 feet 7 inches which equals to 170 centimetres. This adds up to her stunning physique.
Bea Alonzo birthday and latest news
The actress celebrated her 32nd birthday by sharing her spoken poetry video that was released on her YouTube channel on October 13. The poem was entitled Muli, and it talks about pain, moving on, standing up again after falling, and becoming stronger after all. The video became instantly viral in social media sites. She also wrote an emotional caption for her video, and it says,
"I'm celebrating my birthday tonight. I'm celebrating life and being alive. I wouldn't have it any other way than to be with the people who made me feel loved and special. I can't invite all of you -- that's not possible. But I can let you in my heart and let you hear what's in it,"
She also uploaded her birthday vlog, where she shared some moments from her birthday celebration. Bea Alonzo family and close friends attended it. Her video and birthday photos do not show Bea Alonzo age because she looks younger, even if she is already 32.
Being in the industry for years now, it is evident that Alonzo still got her great prowess when it comes to acting. She will have another movie that will be available in cinemas on November 27, 2019. The film is called Unbreakable.
Bea Alonzo is one of the most successful yet humble people in the industry. She manages to stay grounded despite all her achievements in life, that is why people love and respect her. She is truly an inspiration.