- Started her career in 1989 as a part of the now-defunct music group Smokey Mountain.
- Made her debut as an actor with the movie Secret Love (1993).
- Gave birth to her second child after a gap of 17 years and three miscarriages.
- Was named Philippines' Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity 2009.
- Was a part of PETA Asia's advertisement Go Natural. Go Vegan.
- Joined the PETA campaign Free Mali in 2013; the campaign's aim was to free an elephant named Mali from the Manila zoo for her well-being.
- Rayver Cruz — Cousin
- Lee Paulsen — Ex-fiancé
- London Cruz — Daughter
- Donna Cruz — Uncle
- K.C. Montero — Ex-husband
- Tirso Cruz III — Aunt
- Paco Arespacochaga — Ex-husband
- Heaven Cruz — Son