Time does fly by! One minute you’re watching your favorite heartthrobs from a sepia-filtered TV, the next you’re browsing their Instagram stories and joining their FB Live videos. Now they’re older than you remember, and they post photos of their kids who look just like them when they were younger! It’s great seeing our favorite 80s and 90s actors and actresses able to ride out the years and hold on to their showbiz careers, some of which are far from being over. Can you guess which celebrities are 55 years old this year?
Left (80s), Right (2018)
November 5, 1964 | 54 years old
Back in the 80s, Gabby Concepcion was the heartthrob our moms and titas were falling for. He was a teen commercial model and an actor, eventually becoming the lead for multiple romance films and cementing his position in the hearts of thousands of hopeless romantic Pinoys. His relationship with fellow actress Sharon Cuneta was #RelationshipGoals for many back then and until now loyal fans are still hoping they would end up together. Gabby is currently a part of GMA Network’s teleserye “Love You Two.”
Left (1989), Right (2015)
August 6, 1964 | 54 years old
Gary V. was dubbed as “Mr. Pure Energy” because of the way danced his heart out during live performances. He is a multi-awarded singer/songwriter, actor, music producer, and TV host. When his career started in 1984 (TV advertisement for a local drink), it never let up. Recently he has been the judge of various TV shows including The Voice Philippines and World of Dance Philippines. As far as success is concerned, this 54-year-old wonder with a beautiful family and a thriving career is doing it right.
Zsa Zsa Padilla
Left (80s) Right (2019)
May 28, 1964 | 54 years old
Zsa Zsa was known as Philippine music’s “Divine Diva,” an extraordinary woman who was a great part of OPM since the 80s. She produced award-winning albums and had concert after concert both local and overseas which still sell out. This year, she’s about to hold yet another concert at Resorts World Manila to mark her 36th year in the industry. With her timeless beauty, who could guess she’s turning 55 this year?
Left (1979), Right (2017)
July 16, 1964 | 54 years old
Melanie Marquez was only 15 years old when she competed and won Miss International 1979, the Philippine’s third Miss International win. She went on to become a model and a personality development coach training the likes of Ruffa Gutierrez, Charlene Gonzales, and Miriam Quiambao. At 54 years old, she is also an accomplished actress and endorser.
Left (80s), Right (2016)
October 21, 1963 | 55 years old
A veteran television and film actress, Jacklyn Jose has earned international critical acclaim, including a Best Actress award at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival for the film Ma’Rosa. Back in the 80s, the beautiful Jacklyn became known as a bold star when she took on daring roles for several movies but she managed to remove the bold star tag and took on more serious roles furthering her career.
Left (1995), Right (2018)
March 20, 1964 | 55 years old
His career might have started in the late 80s but Tonton Gutierrez is still a household name and a familiar face in TV series and movies. He has multiple teleseryes and films under his belt including Ika-5 Utos (not to be confused by Ika-6 na Utos), Sherlock Jr., Ang Probinsyano, and several Magpakailanman, and Maalaala Mo Kaya episodes. Tonton is happily married to actress Glydel Mercado for more than a decade and with whom he has two daughters.
Left (1987), Right (2019)
January 10, 1964 | 55 years old
Jestoni Alarcon’s charm and good looks certainly landed him roles for a lot of films and series over the last few decades. More recently, he starred in GMA Network series My Special Tatay and Encantadia and ABS-CBN’s Ang Probinsyano. Jestoni is also a politician, once becoming Antipolo’s City Councilor and vice governor for Rizal Province. During #Elekson2019, he was voted as the provincial board member of Rizal’s first district.
Jackie Lou Blanco
Left (1981), Right (2019)
February 11, 1964 | 55 years old
Spanish-Filipina beauty Jackie Lou Blanco is a veteran actress, a faithful mother of 3, an accomplished singer, and a fitness and wellness enthusiast. Looking at her work out routines on Instagram, you wouldn’t believe she’s 55 years old. Talk about fitspiration! Jackie Lou became a household name after she played the antagonist to Claudine Barretto’s character at San Ka Man Naroon in 1991. Now she’s a part of GMA Network and has starred in more recent teleseryes like Destined to be Yours, Destiny Rose, and Inagaw na Bituin.
Which other local actors and actresses turning 55 this year can you name?