- Is a member of the famous Cruz family of the Filipino entertainment industry.
- Became the first Filipina to pose for the cover of FHM magazine in 2000.
- Bagged PMPC Star Award for Television in 2014.
- Fought a bitter divorce battle against her first husband of 13 years actor Cesar Montano and even accused him of rape and child abuse. She ultimately got custody of her three daughters.
- Her daughter Angelina is a budding singer and has already released an album.
- To fulfil her childhood dream of studying at the University, Sunshine enrolled for a psychology program at Arellano University in March 2016 at age 38.