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. 
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.
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.
Adea and Mallari married each other and are parents to six children. They are now in the real estate business. 
- 1969 – Grind, Grind – Perlas Production
- 1969 – Yes, I Believe – Diamil Production
- 1970 – From Both Sides Now – Sampaguita Pictures
- 1970 – Jukebox King – JBC Film Production
- 1972 - Dalagang Nayon
- 2004 - Maid in Heaven (TV series, ABS-CBN)
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