Perla Adea

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Perla Theresa Adea is a Filipino actress, born on October 16, 1952 in Manila. Her parents, Virginia Era and Ramon L Adea Jr raised her in Paracale, Camarines Norte. She and Romy Mallari were a popular love team during the 1970s. Mallari and Adea are contemporaries of Nora Aunor, Vilma Santos, Tirso Cruz III and Edgar Mortiz. Along with Santos and Mortiz, Mallari and Adea were mainstays of The Sensations, a popular television show hosted by Ike Lozada. [1]

Early Life

Adea studied at Jose Panganiban Elementary School, in Paracale, but went to Paco Catholic School in Paco, Manila for her Fifth Grade. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Speech and Drama, from Far Eastern University. While young, Adea dreamed of being either a nun or a movie star.


Adea became a radio player in Eskuwelahang Munti of DZBB and Tita Betty's Children's Show and Operetang Putol-Putol of DZXL.

Her film debut, however, was in 1969's Grind, Grind from Perlas Production opposite Edgar Mortiz. She become a star in the tear-jerker movie Yes, I Believe from Diamil Production. In this movie, she was paired for the first time with Tirso Cruz III.

She also recorded her first two singles with Vicor Records, entitled It is Your Kiss and A Slave of Love. Her first LP was called Princess of Songs.

Her last film was the 1972 movie Dalagang Nayon. [2] She returned to television with the comedy series Maid in Heaven. [3]

Adea and Mallari married each other and are parents to six children. They are now in the real estate business. [1]



  1. a b "'70s sensations make a comeback",, August 14, 2004.
  2. ^ FUNFARE By Ricardo F. Lo, August 16, 2004
  3. ^ "Maids of honor", Manila Times, August 13, 2004

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