- Participated in various beauty pageants; was a finalist at the 1961 Miss Aviation contest.
- Became the first runner-up at the 1961 Miss Press Photography of the Philippines contest.
- Won a local pageant Miss Asia in 1962.
- Got secretly married to her husband before introducing him to her mother.
- Won the Best Actress Award for her performance in the ABS-CBN series Walang Hanggan at the 2012 PMPC Star Awards for Television.
- Ciara Sotto — Daughter
- Diorella Sotto — Daughter
- Tito Sotto — Husband
- Gian Sotto — Son
- Romina Sotto — Daughter
- Elaine Gamboa-Cuneta — Sister
- Sharon Cuneta — Niece