Pilar Pilapil (born October 12, 1950), is an award-winning actress in the Philippines. She won as Bb. Pilipinas-Universe in 1967. She represented the country in the Miss Universe 1967 pageant.
Pilar Delilah Pilapil, was born on October 12, 1950 in Liloan, Cebu. The youngest of six girls with four brothers after her.
After winning the Binibining Pilipinas beauty pageant in 1967, Pilapil was swamped with offers to join the movies. Her first film was the action picture El Nino (1968) with Andy Poe as her leading man, directed by Fernando Poe, Jr.
She did movies with Dolphy such as Dolpe De Gulat (1969) and El Pinoy Matador (1970), among others. She won two best actress awards, one for the movie Imelda, Ang Uliran (1970) at the Manila Film Festival and another for the film Napakasakit Kuya Eddie (1986) for Gawad Urian Award 1987.
Pilapil continues to entertain viewers via ABS-CBN's primetime drama series Ina, Kapatid, Anak premiered on October 8, 2012.
She has a daughter, also an actress Pia Pilapil, to Doy Laurel. She married to Spanish journalist Michel Ponti on October 12, 1986 at the Manila Cathedral, but they divorced after. She became a born-again Christian in 1995, and married Pastor Bernie Penas on May 18, 2002.
Pilapil has a foundation named Pilar Pilapil Foundation, which helps battered and abused women, among others.