- Started her career by winning the first prize in a singing contest, Tawag ng Tanghalan, in 1967.
- Sang a campaign jingle for a candidate from the Nacionalista Party, the oldest political party Philippines, in 1971.
- Became the youngest recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the FAP Awards in 1983.
- Was awarded the Centennial Honors for the Arts by the Cultural Center of the Philippines in 1999.
- In 2013, became the most nominated actress ever at the Gawad Urian Awards.
- Is part of the Hall of Fame of the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences (FAMAS).
- Kenneth Villamayor — Son
- Antonia Cabaltera — Mother
- Lotlot De Leon — Daughter
- Kiko Villamayor — Son
- Eustacio Villamayor — Father
- Ian de Leon — Son
- Christopher De Leon — Ex-husband
- Matet De Leon — Daughter
- Eddie Villamayor — Brother