When we think about it, the entertainment realm is a small world of many different artists and our favorite personalities. Move over political dynasties – you’re not the only ones who make an appearance in the Philippines. As it turns out, show business also has quite a fair share of its own clans and dynasties – generations of men and women who’ve made us laugh, cry and feel. Check out these famous showbiz families who have left a lasting impression on all Filipinos for many generations.
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1. QUIZON FAMILY
“Comedy King” Dolphy is quite possibly the most famous from the respected Quizon clan. Also in this prestigious family are his sons Eric, Epy, Vandolph, as well as his wife, Zsa Zsa Padilla-Quizon, who also came from another prominent showbiz clan.
2. EIGENMANN FAMILY
The Eigenmanns are famous in the entertainment circle as well. Most of the members of this clan use screen names yet their blood relations are very well-known. The famous ones from this showbiz family are the veteran stars Eddie Mesa, Rosemarie Gil-Eigenmann, Cheril Gil, Michael de Mesa, the late Mark Gil, brothers Ryan and Geoff Eigenmann, Andi Eigenmann, Max Eigenmann, and Sid Lucero (whose real name is Timothy Eigenmann).
3. SOTTO FAMILY
The Sottos are another famous family in the industry. We all know the Sotto brothers who are still celebrated as A-list stars in the realm, Tito, Vic, and Val Sotto. This clan takes pride in having at least two of its generations contribute to the ‘biz.
4. CRUZ FAMILY
There are a lot of show and movie-shakers from the Cruzes, too, such as Tirso Cruz, Sunshine Cruz, Sheryl Cruz, Donna Cruz, Rayver and his younger brother Rodjun.
5. GUTIERREZ FAMILY
It would probably take a lot of “gutz” to be a part of this powerhouse clan. From the veteran celebrities Eddie Gutierrez and Annabelle Rama, to the younger generation of Tonton, Ramon Christopher, Ruffa, Richard, and Raymond – talk about decades’ worth of star power!
6. PADILLA FAMILY
Another one of the most famous showbiz families is the Padilla Clan. Roy Padilla was a governor from the province of Camarines Norte in Bicol. He is the father of Robin, Rommel, and BB Gandanghari (formerly Rustom). Then comes the next generation, top-billed by the heartthrob Daniel Padilla and Robin’s daughter Kylie. Veteran singer Zsa Zsa is Rommel’s niece, making Daniel the uncle of Karylle.
7. FERNANDEZ FAMILY
The late Rudy Fernandez was a renowned action star of his generation – well respected and looked up to until the present. He’s the first cousin of Robin and his brothers. His son, 90’s heartthrob Mark Anthony now has a son named Grae who’s an up-and-coming celebrity in the industry.
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