- Carla Angelene Reyes Abellana
June 12, 1986 (age 35)
- Model, Actor
- Rey 'PJ' Abellana, Aurea Reyes
Carla Angeline Reyes Abellana (born June 12, 1986 in Manila, Philippines) is a Filipina actress andcommercial model who played the lead role in the Philippine adaptation of the Mexican telenovela,Rosalinda, aired in GMA Network.
Born in Manila, Philippines, Abellana is the daughter of the former 80's heartthrob Rey "PJ" Abellana, and Rea Reyes. Her grandmother is Delia Razon, who was born to a German father and a Filipino-Spanishmother.
Abellana started as a commercial model. Her endorsed products included Pantene shampoo,Jollibee Ice Craze, Beverly Hills 6750, Nestle Magic Sarap, Bench clothing line, Ponds and many more.
In 2009, she auditioned to be one of the three leading ladies of Richard Gutierrez for the television series, Zorro. Instead of giving her a leading lady role in Zorro, the management of GMA Networksaw a potential in her and decided to launch her as a new star by giving her a leading role in a television soap. She was chosen to star in the Philippine remake of the Mexican telenovela,Rosalinda which was originally starred by Mexican actress Thalía.
Carla is a contract star of Regal Films. She signed a 12-picture contract with the company. Her first movie under Regal Films is Mamarazzi which stars Eugene Domingo, JC Tiuseco and Andi Eigenmann. Abellana appeared in her very first horror movie which was an entry to 2010 Metro Manila Film Festival, Shake, Rattle & Roll XII. In September 2011, Abellana starred in the Regal Films movie My Neighbor's Wife alongside Lovi Poe, Dennis Trillo and Jake Cuenca. It is said that this is Abellana's most daring movie to date. By the end of 2011, Abellana also appeared in two movies which are both entries for the 2011 Metro Manila Film Festival: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow (film) with Maricel Soriano and Gabby Concepcion and; Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story alongside Gov. E. R. Ejercito.