Katrina Halili

Maria Katrina Iren Pe Halili (born January 4, 1986), known professionally as Katrina Halili is a Filipina actress, commercial model and businesswoman. She made her screen debut via StarStruck, and became more popular until playing the main antagonist roles in Darna, Majika, MariMar, Sa Piling ni Nanay, D' Originals, Destiny Rose, The Stepdaughters, Pamilya Roces and her first anti-heroine role in TODA One I Love and becoming the protagonist in One Night Only, Gagambino, Magdusa Ka, Niño, Prima Donnas, and her roles in Magpakailanman. She was tagged as "Primera Kontrabida of the Philippines" last 2017.

Katrina Halili
Halili at the 2008 PhilExpo, New Jersey
Born (1986-01-04) January 4, 1986
Years active2003–present
AgentGMA Artist Center (2003-present)
Known forLilian, Georgina, Maisa, Isabelle, Yvette, Scarlet, Jasmine, Hannah, Emilia, Serpina, Lucy/Lady Mantisa, Christine, Angelika

Drama roles

Katrina Halili started her first soap drama way back 2004 (Forever in My Heart) where she played Janelle Bernabe, the antagonist to the character of Jennylyn Mercado. Since then she played supervillain roles in two famous GMA fantaserye, Darna and Majika. In April 2007, she was one of the main cast in Lupin, where she played a good character, Ashley Calibre. However the same year she was pulled out from the show to play the famous villainous role of Senyora Angelika Santibañez in the remake of Marimar, but the character was changed into a young who will compete with Marimar for Sergio's love and extremely ruthless character, this is also her first pure evil role as she killed many people in the series compared to her past roles as she only committed attempted murder. This made Katrina more famous as she was given her first lead role after Marimar this was the 2008 Magdusa Ka, she portrayed Christine, a headstrong waitress and prostitute who turns out to be a rich lass but was opposed by the evil Millet (played by Iwa Moto). Katrina said she was challenge for her new role because she always played heartless characters in the past. [1]

In the same year, she was given another lead role in Gagambino. But in May 2009, she was involved in a powerful controversy so she needs to leave the showbiz, but in June 2009, she returns to acting to play the villain role of Fedra Perez in Rosalinda. Even though she had a scandal, she continued to act in TV dramas as the villainess.

2009-2010; Darna, Langit sa Piling Mo, Beauty Queen

In 2009, Halili was given another antagonist role in Darna, she played Serpina, a snake woman and one of the primary rival of Darna. Next is Langit sa Piling Mo, she played another main antagonist role as the scheming and manipulative Aurora. She later played a villainous protagonist role in Beauty Queen. In Kaya ng Powers, she played an ex-syndicate member.


In 2011, she rose to fame again as she played the role of Lynette in Munting Heredera, again she is the main antagonist of the series but later was killed. In 2012, she once again played a villain role as Emmie in My Beloved. She reunited with Marimar (2007) lead casts, Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes. Halili's character in this series is similar to her obsessed and murderous Angelika character in 2007 Marimar. However Halili and Rivera has another feud when Katrina started tweeting, she wanted to kill Emmie's character because someone is insecure and hateful to her. She said that this person also hated her five years ago. [2]

2013–present; Villainous and Protagonist roles

In 2013, Halili played two main antagonist roles in two tv series, in Indio, she played the goddess of greed who wanted to kill the protagonist of the series. Another series is Magkano Ba ang Pag-ibig?, she played Margot, the scheming and hard-hearted sister of Lualhati who killed her mother out of anger, she also hated Eloisa.

In 2014, she played a protagonist role, a good character role in Niño as Hannah. In 2015, she played a villain role in The Rich Man's Daughter. Later Katrina Halili played the main villain role as Jasmine in Destiny Rose, Jasmine is the evil cousin of Joey who made his life miserable as hell. In the finale episode Jasmine tried to kill Joey/Destiny Rose by burning him but failed.

Later in 2016, Halili played another main antagonist role in Sa Piling ni Nanay as Scarlet, the socialite evil mother of Katherine who tried to kill Ysabel and even her daughter as a revenge. Scarlet is the one who killed Matilda and many characters. She is also the source of Ysabel's misfortune. She is a wicked mother as she uses her daughter to usurp the weatth of the Mercado family and never loved Katherine.

In 2017, Katrina played another main antagonist role in D' Originals as Yvette, the social climber sexy-tary-turned-mistress of Lando who tried to kill Lando and Josie because of her vengeance. Although Yvette is the one who started the fight as she uses Lando to usurp his wealth and brutally confront the legal wife, Josie. Jaclyn Jose played protagonist Josie who also played the antagonist role of Senyõra Angelica Santibañez in the 2015 Marimar which was originally played by Halili in 2007.

In February 2018, Katrina played the main villain role of Isabelle in The Stepdaughters, Isabelle hates Mayumi from the start and does many evil things to her including her loved ones. Isabelle also killed her unborn half-sister and tried to kill her own father and orchestrated kidnappings and serial murders in the series. In the end she kidnaps Mayumi and tries to kill her by burning her face but failed.

In November 2018, Halili joined the series Pamilya Roces, she played Maisa, the villainous daughter of Virgil, a seductive and ruthless serial killer who wants revenge for her mother's death.

In 2019, she played her first anti-hero role in TODA One I Love where she played Georgina, a mysterious rich character who hates the evil Mayora Dyna and plotted to kill her husband. Georgina firstly appeared as a cold-hearted and seductive woman but in reality she is kind and was a victim of the latter's cruelty as Dyna and the Generoso's killed her father. Now she helps Gelay to stop Mayora's evil things and expose her secrets. She later played another protagonist role in Prima Donnas as Lillian Madreal, the surrogate mother of the triplets, Mayi, Ella, and Lenlen.


Katrina Halili is an alumna of the StarStruck talent search and the cover girl of magazines such as FHM and Maxim Philippines. She was voted as FHM Philippines' sexiest woman for the year 2006 and in 2007. She is the first StarStruck contestant to top the FHM Philippines' 100 Sexiest list and the first Filipina celebrity to have won the title twice in a row. She is a four-time FHM covergirl (2005, 2006, 2008 and 2015).[3] With 123,000 votes, she placed 2nd in 2008.

She gave birth to her daughter named Katrence Lawrence Halili Cadevida on September 18, 2012.[4]


In May 2009, a sex tape showing Halili and Hayden Kho, who was then in a relationship with Vicki Belo, was distributed over the internet without her consent. The dispute lasted a long time and resulted in a number of legal actions and with some endorsements being taken away from her. The controversy resulted to Kho's suspension of medical license for some time. She won the case against his mother for libel. Halili, Kho and Belo met in 2015 to patch things up and moved on with their lives.[5][6][7][8][9][10]



Television Series and Shows
2019Prima DonnasLilian Madreal
Tadhana: Akin ang Anak KoSusan
Wagas: Ang Lihim ni IsadoraMaya
TODA One I LoveGeorgina Ferreira / Gregoria "Oriang"
2018Pamilya RocesMaria Eloisa "Maisa" Renacia Quirante / Maisa Sampaguita
Imbestigador: Teacher MhaiMylene "Teacher Mhai" Durante
Inday Will Always Love YouHerself
The StepdaughtersIsabelle Salvador
2017Kambal, KaribalNida Generoso
Dear Uge: Mr. + Mrs. + ExMayette
Wagas: One Life to GiveImelda Papin
Tadhana: Third WifeLaisa
Wagas: Drug RunnerTintin
D' OriginalsYvette Benitez[11]
Wagas: Ang Babaeng May Kambal AhasConchita
2016–2017Sa Piling ni NanayScarlet Morato-Mercado[12]
2015 – 2016Destiny RoseJasmine Flores[13]
2015The Rich Man's DaughterMaria Louella "Wila" Mateo
2015Maynila: Totoy's True LabLeslie
2014NiñoHannah Sagrado-Ibarra
2013 – 2014Magkano Ba ang Pag-ibig?Margarita "Margot" Cruz[14]
2013Sunday All StarsHerself / Performer
2013IndioBurigadang Pada Sinaklang Bulawan
2012My BelovedEmilia "Emmie" Montecastro[15]
2012Spooky Valentine: MasahistaNoemi / Melissa
2011 – 2012Munting HerederaLynette Sarmiento-Montereal[16]
2011Spooky Nights: KaLAbitIya
2010-2012Party PilipinasHerself / Co-host / Performer
2011Spooky Nights: Ang Manananggala: Battle of the Half-SistersStella
2010 – 2011Beauty QueenDorcas Rivas[17]
2010Kaya ng PowersCarlotta
2010Langit sa Piling MoAurora Ty
2010Carlo J. Caparas' Panday KidsAmazona Wenoa
2009 – 2010Mars Ravelo's DarnaSerpina / Babaeng Anakonda / Valentina[18]
2009Dear Friend: MagkaribalKim
2009RosalindaFedra Perez
2008 – 2009Carlo J. Caparas' GagambinoLucy Gutierrez / Lady Mantisa[19][20]
2008Sine Novela: Pablo S. Gomez' Magdusa KaChristine Salvador Doliente-Henson
2008MariMar: Rewind (Filipino Version)Angélica de Santibañez (voice only)
2007 – 2008MariMarSenyora Angelika Santibañez / Angelika Aldama[21]
2007LupinVeronica Arkanghel a.k.a. Ashley Calibre
2007Mga Kuwento ni Lola Basyang: Ang Prinsipeng UnggoyPrincess Ameris
2006 – 2007AtlantikaPrincesa Ruana / Helena
2005Now and Forever: GantiAlexa
2005Mars Ravelo's DarnaCarol / Black Darna
2004 – 2005Forever in My HeartJanelle Bernabe
2004 – 2005JoyrideVicki
2004 – 2009Bitoy's Funniest VideosHerself / J4K Host


2004Kilig... Pintig... Yanig
2005Sablay Ka na Pasaway Ka paRaven
Super NoypiAnnys
2007Shake Rattle and Roll 9Engkanto
2008Romantic Island(Korean Movie)cameo
One Night Only[18]Jasmine
2011My Neighbor's WifeCameo
2015Child HausRose
2018Mga Anak ng KamoteIyong[22]


Year Nominee / work Award Result
2006Katrina HaliliFHM Philippines Sexiest WomanWon
2018Mga Anak ng Kamote3rd ToFarm Film Festival Best Actress[23]Nominated
The Stepdaughters32nd PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Drama Actress[24]Nominated


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