Heart Evangelista, born Love Marie Payawal Ongpauco-Escudero, is a Filipino actress, TV host, visual artist, philanthropist, and socialite. She gained prominence through her roles in Philippine television dramas and movies, becoming a significant figure in the Filipino entertainment industry.
Evangelista starred in the television series “G-Mik” and “Berks,” which were instrumental in her rise to fame. Her performance in “Hiram” garnered critical acclaim, further establishing her as a prominent actress in the industry. In film, she is known for her roles in “Ay Ayeng” and “Mano Po 6: A Mother’s Love.” Evangelista has also ventured into voice acting, lending her voice to animated projects.
Evangelista’s career is marked by significant collaborations with various industry figures. She worked with director Chito S. Roño in “Mano Po 6: A Mother’s Love,” which was a pivotal moment in her career. Collaborations with actors like Jericho Rosales, John Estrada, and Geoff Eigenmann in various television dramas have been notable. Her work with fashion designers such as Mark Bumgarner and Michael Cinco has been instrumental in her fashion journey.
Throughout her career, Evangelista has received numerous awards and distinctions. She won the Best Actress award at the 2008 PMPC Star Awards for Television for her role in “Luna Mystika.” Her contributions to the arts were recognized when she was named as one of Forbes Asia’s Top 50 Philanthropists in 2021.