Dina Bonnevie

Dina Bonnevie

actress, soundtrack

Dina Bonnevie was born on Jan 27, 1961 in Philippines. Dina Bonnevie's big-screen debut came with Temptation Island directed by Joey Gosiengfiao in 1980. Dina Bonnevie is known for Magtanggol directed by Sigfreid Barros-Sanchez, Tom Rodriguez stars as and Yam Concepcion as . Dina Bonnevie has got 5 awards and 17 nominations so far. The most recent award Dina Bonnevie achieved is Young Critics Circle, Philippines. The upcoming new tvshow Dina Bonnevie plays is Cain at Abel - Season 1 which will be released on Nov 19, 2018.

Geraldine Schaer Bonnevie was born January 27, 1961 to Honesto Bonnevie and Jeannette Schaer. Her grandmother is pre-World War II actress Rosita Rivera. She has two children by comedian Vic Sotto, who are now also interested in acting. She began her schooling in St. Theresa's College, Manila, but finished her elementary and secondary education at St. Agnes' Academy in Legaspi City, where she was very active in drama guilds. In 1980 she enrolled in Communication Arts at the Ateneo de Manila University and, later, the University of the Philippines. Introduced by young actor Alfie Anido to director 'Joey Gosiengfiao, she first appeared in teen dramas Under-age (1980) and Temptation Island (1980), but her launching movie was _Katorse (1984)_ with Anido and Gabby Concepcion. This film established her as one of the "Regal Babies" (named after the studio, Regal Films). She then appeared in a longer slew of teenage love or growing-pains dramas. Bakit ba ganyan (1981) was a film where she herself sang the theme song and popularized it thus. In 1985 she ventured into dramatic roles, starting with 'Mike de Leon''s Le Paradis ne se partage pas (1985). Her other films are A Dangerous Life (1988), with American actor Gary Busey; Les insoumis (1989), Pangarap na ginto (1990), Huwag mong salingin ang sugat ko (1991) and Akin ang pangarap mo (1992). In Ang babaeng nawawala sa sarili (1989), Bonnevie sizzled and wowed critics and audiences alike in the role of a possessed woman. She also portrayed real-life characters, such as in Eskapo (1995), as the wife of Geny Lopez; as one of the accused parents in the child-molestation drama, Minsan may pangarap: The Guce Family Story (1995), shot in New York City; as the girlfriend of activist Leopoldo Mabilangan in Ka Hector (1994); and as Governor Chavit Singson's wife in Chavit (2003), opposite Cesar Montano. Other notable films where Bonnevie showed maturity as an actress of the highest calibre include: Tinik sa dibdib (1985), for which she won Best Supporting Actress at the Film Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences (FAMAS) and Film Academy of the Philippines (FAP) awarding ceremonies; Magdusa ka! (1986), for which she was given Best Actress awards by FAMAS, FAP and Catholic Mass Media Awards; Gumapang ka sa lusak (1990), directed by Lino Brocka, for which she was nominated by FAMAS and URIAN Awards for Best Actress; and Sa kabila ng lahat (1991), for which she was nominated by FAMAS, FAP and Urian Awards for Best Actress. Other acting nominations are for Kung kasalanan man (1989), FAMAS; Bakit kay tagal ng sandali? (1990), FAP; Tanging yaman (2000), which won Best Picture in nearly all the local awards ceremonies and gave her an URIAN Best Supporting Actress nomination; American Adobo (2001), URIAN Best Actress nomination; and Bridal Shower (2004), URIAN Best Actress nomination again. Bonnevie also appeared in bright comedies with her ex-husband, Vic Sotto, in Hindi pa tapos ang labada, darling (1994) and Bakit ba ganyan? (Ewan ko nga ba, Darling) (2000). When they were still married they also appeared together in Ride on Baby (1985) and Mama Said, Papa Said I Love You (1985). Bonnevie also topbilled Tatarin (2001), based on the short story "Summer Solstice" by Nick Joaquin; critics nearly panned the movie but appreciated Bonnevie's nuanced characterization of Lupe Moreta. A dramatic actress who chooses her roles wisely and a loving mother of two, Bonnevie is sorely missed from present-day Filipino movies. Except for her stints on soap operas and for judging a recent TV talent contest (and just recently, appearing unclothed as the cover of FHM Magazine), Bonnevie disappeared from the limelight during 2005 and 2006; she was in the United States for business purposes.

  • Birthday

    Jan 27, 1961
  • Place of Birth

    Quezon City, Philippines

Known For


5 wins & 17 nominations

Young Critics Circle, Philippines
Best Performance by Male or Female, Adult or Child, Individual or Ensemble in Leading or Supporting Role
Winner - YCC Award
FAMAS Awards
Best Actress
Winner - FAMAS Award
Best Supporting Actress
Winner - FAMAS Award
Palimos ng pag-ibig (1986)
Best Supporting Actress
Winner - FAMAS Award
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