- Claudine Margaret Castelo Barretto
July 20, 1979 (age 42)
- Actor, Model, Entrepreneur
- Raymart Santiago (2006-2014);anulled
- Estrella Castelo Barretto, Miguel Alvir Barretto
Claudine Margaret Castelo Barretto (born July 20, 1979) is a Filipino film actress, television actress, entrepreneur and product endorser. A leading figure during the emergence of Filipino Television Dramas in the late 1990s, Claudine Barretto is one of the most revered and prominent celebrities in the Philippines.
Barretto first starred in ABS-CBN's youth-oriented variety show, Ang TV in 1992. She then was casted in Home Along Da Riles that same year, the film adaptation of the series became her debut in film in 1993. Claudine landed her first television drama lead role in 1997's Mula sa Puso which ran for three years and established her as a household name in Philippine Entertainment.
She is highly known for her performances in highly rated television dramas like: Mula sa Puso (1997-1999), Saan Ka Man Naroroon (1999-2001), Sa Dulo ng Walang Hanggan (2001-2003), Marina (2004), and Iisa Pa Lamang (2006).
Claudine is also known for her critically acclaimed films like: Dahil Mahal na Mahal Kita (1998), Anak (2000), Got 2 Believe (2002), Kailangan Kita (2002), Milan (2004), Nasaan Ka Man (2005), Sukob (2006), and Etiquette for Mistresses (2015).
On March 2006 she married actor Raymart Santiago, but were annulled in 2014. They have two children, Sabina and Santino Santiago and last 2015 Claudine Barretto adopted a child name Quia Barretto
Early work ABS-CBN: (1992-1996)
In 1992, Barretto was discovered by talent manager Douglas Quijano through older sister, Gretchen Barretto, also an actress. That same year, she landed her first major role on television when she was cast for ABS-CBN's youth-oriented variety show, Ang TV.
In 1993 she starred at television series Home Along Da Riles with Dolphy which further introduced her to the media. In 1993 she starred at the film adaptation of Home Along Da Riles and May Minamahal. That same year she also was casted as a minor character in two television series, Oki Doki Doc (1993-2000) and Palibhasa Lalake (1993-1998).
In 1995 she starred in Pare Ko with Mark Anthony Fernandez. She also starred in the film adaptation of Oki Doki Doc: The Movie. She also became one of the host in ASAP that year.
In 1996 she starred in various films with Star Cinema which includes, Radio Romance, her first film with Rico Yan, Mangarap Ka, her first major film role, with Mark Anthony Fernandez , and Madrasta with Sharon Cuneta and Christopher de Leon.
In 1997 she really became a household name and force in the country by starring at the top-rating television drama series, Mula sa Puso, starring with Rico Yan and Diether Ocampo. The series was so popular it ran for three consecutive years in ABS-CBN. That same year she starred in the films, Home Along Da Riles 2 with Dolphy, Calvento Files: The Movie with Rio Locsin and Diether Ocampo, and F.L.A.M.E.S.The Movie with Rico Yan, Paula Peralejo, and Boots Anson-Roa.
In 1998, she portrayed Mela at the critically acclaimed film, Dahil Mahal na Mahal Kita, directed by Wenn V. Deramas, alongside Rico Yan and Diether Ocampo.
Then came 1999's Saan Ka Man Naroroon where her performance as triplets Rosario, Rosenda and Rosemarie earned her a nomination for Best Actress in the Asian TV Awards. Also the same year she starred in the films Soltera with Diether Ocampo and Maricel Soriano, and Mula sa Puso The Movie.
In the new millennium her career blossomed more, her first project is with the "Star of All Season" Vilma Santos in the film Anak which was directed by Rory Quintos. It was a commercial success and received widespread critical acclaim on Barretto's performance. The film has since become a staple on family film genre in the Philippines.
In 2001 she was casted as the lead actor in the drama series Sa Dulo Ng Walang Hanggan (2001-2003) with Carlos Agassi, Luis Alandy, and Mylene Dizon. She also starred in the film Oops! Teka Lang...Diskarte Ko 'To with Robin Padilla that same year.
Critical and Commercial Success: (2002-2008)
In 2002 she starred in Olivia Lamasan's film Got 2 Believe with real-life partner Rico Yan. The film received critical and box office success some noting it as one of the best romantic movies of all time and has inspired countless films that followed it. Her real-life partner Rico Yan died in March of the same year. After a short break in work, Claudine had another box office hit film that same year in Rory Quintos' film Kailangan Kita with Aga Mulach, her acting in this film was once again acclaimed by critics and many has cited it as one of her best works.
In 2003 she took the lead in Wenn Deramas' television series Buttercup (2003-2004) with Assunta de Rossi, Piolo Pascual, and Diether Ocampo.
In 2004 she starred in a fantasy television series Marina with Rafael Rosell and Cherie Gil which one her numerous awards. Also the same year she filmed Milan, directed by Olivia M. Lamasan, and co-starred with Piolo Pascual and Iza Calzado. The film received widespread critical acclaim for its original story and cinematography and has been noted as one of the best romance movies of Philippine Cinema. Her performance of the film also won her a FAMAS Award for Best Actress.
In 2005 she portrayed Pilar in the film Nasaan Ka Man, directed by Cholo Laurel, with Jericho Rosales, Diether Ocampo, Gloria Diaz, and Hilda Koronel. The film won her another FAMAS Award for Best Actress and has also been cited as one of her best works. That same year she starred in the film Dubai, directed by Rory Quintos, with co-stars Aga Mulach and John Lloyd Cruz. Also that same year she took on the lead role in the television drama series Ikaw Ang Lahat Sa Akin with Diether Ocampo, Angelika dela Cruz, Bea Alonzo, John Lloyd Cruz, and Shaina Magdayao.
In 2006 she starred in the horror film, Sukob, directed by Chito S. Rono, with co-star Kris Aquino. The film was the highest-grossing film of 2006.
In 2007 she took the lead in the television drama series Walang Kapalit, directed by Wenn V. Deramas, she starred with Piolo Pacual and Jodi Sta Maria.
In 2008 she portrayed Angela Cortez in Sineserye Presents: Maligno, a fantay television anthology, she co-starred with Kim Chiu, Diether Ocampo, and Rafael Rosell. Also that same year she portrayed Catherine De La Rhea in the television drama series Iisa Pa Lamang, directed by Ruel Bayani. She co-starred with Angelica Panganiban, Diether Ocampo, Gabby Conception, Cherry Pie Picache, and Susan Roces. The series became 2008's hottest television primetime drama and is regarded as one of Claudine's best televisions series.
Move to GMA Network, hiatus: (2009-2014)
In 2009, she broke ties with her long-time network, ABS-CBN and transferred to GMA Network.
In 2010 she started her own reality television series, Claudine with GMA Network. Also that same year she played the character Ciara delos Santos in the film In Your Eyes, directed by Mac Alejandre, she co-starred with Anne Curtis and Richard Gutierrez. The film was produced by GMA Films and Viva Films. The film did well in the box-office with its Php 62 million gross.
In 2011 she played lead in the television drama Iglot. She co-starred with Jolina Magdangal and Marvin Agustin.
In 2011-12 she was involved in a public battle with her sisters Gretchen Barretto and Marjorie Barretto and also an Airport Scandal with Ramon Tulfo. The year after that she filled for annulment with her husband, Raymart Santiogo, stating that she was a "battered" as a wife. These highly controversial and publicised events lead Claudine to stop acting and focus on her personal life and her children.
Weight-loss, Comeback, TV5: (2015-present)
In 2015 she began working for her comeback. She first lost weight and started mending her relationship with her family including niece Julia Barretto and sister Marjorie Barretto. Also that year she starred in the film Etiquette for Mistresses, directed by Chito S. Rono, with co-stars Kris Aquino, Kim Chiu, Iza Calzado, and Cheena Crab. The film was controversial but was acclaimed critically and was a box-office hit with P200 million. Claudine starred in MMK in the episode "Itak/Bolo" which aired in October 24 of that year, marking her first appearance on the series in more than 20 years. Her performance was widely acclaimed by viewers.
In 2016 she signed with TV5 and played Marla Alvarez in the drama series Bakit Manipis ang Ulap? It was directed by Joel Lamangan and she starred with Diether Ocampo, Cesar Montano, and Meg Imperial. That same year she played the role of Lorena in MMK's "Luneta Park" episode. The episode aired on December 24 and co-starred with Dominc Ochoa.
In 2017 she attended the Star Magic Ball 2017, her first ever appearance on the ball since she left ABS-CBN network in 2009.
Various movie critics, television critics, journalists, critical theorists, and authors have deemed Claudine Barretto as one of the finest and greatest actors of all time in Philippine Entertainment.
Most of Barretto's films have received widespread critical acclaim and box-office success both in the Philippines and in other countries. Most of her films were graded "A" or "B" by the Cinema Evaluation Board.
Her television series were all top-rating on the time they were airing. Her most successful ones were Mula sa Puso (1997-1999), San Ka Man Naroroon (2001-2003), Sa Dulo ng Walang Hanggang (2001-2003), Marina (2004), and Iisa Pa Lamang (2008).
Her film Etiquette for Mistesses was the first film in Philippine cinema to have a simultaneous release date in Philippine and international cinema, thus raising the standard in Philippine cinema to the next level.
In 2015 ABS-CBN Film Restoration started restoring and remastering some of her films, introducing her body of work to another generation of Filipinos. These films are Madrasta (1996), Anak (2000), Got 2 Believe (2002), Milan (2004), Nasaan Ka Man (2005), Dubai (2005), and Sukob (2006) that are now available in high definition in iTunes.