- Got her first big break in the movie I Believe (1961).
- Became a runner-up at the 1964 Miss Press Photography Contest.
- Won a FAMAS Best Supporting Actress nomination for her movie Dugo Ang Kulay ng Gabi (1966).
- And God Smiled at Me (1972) won her a Best Supporting Actress Award at the Quezon City Film Festival.
- Moved to the United States in 2009, after her second marriage.