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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Rica Peralejo

Rica Peralejo (born Regina Carla Bautista Peralejo on March 7, 1981) is a Filipina actress, singer, and television host. She is a member of ABS-CBN's circle of homegrown talents collectively known as Star Magic.


Peralejo began her career in show business as a child actress in the ABS-CBN children's variety show Ang TV. She eventually moved on to teen-oriented programs such as T.G.I.S. and Gimik. She was co-currently educated at the all-girls' School of the Holy Spirit.

Growing into adulthood, Peralejo began acting in movies and through the years she has gained popularity by periodically shifting into different movie genres. She starred in comedies such as Banyo Queen (with rapper Andrew E.) and action movies like Ex-Con. This was followed by her roles in "sexy" movies such as Balahibong Pusa, earning her the title "Bold Queen". More recently, Peralejo became well-known for her roles in horror movies such as Malikmata and it was because of these movies that the Philippine media alternately dubbed her "Horror Queen" and "Scream Queen". She is reportedly filming a new horror movie titled Matakot Ka Sa Karma which will be shown at the 2006 Metro Manila Film Festival.

Between making movies, Peralejo also appeared in television programs such as the sitcom Ok Fine Whatever and the weekly variety program ASAP. She was recently in the drama series Sa Piling Mo, which is currently available on video, and Pangarap na Bituin.

Ever the performer, Peralejo also found time for her singing career. In the late 1990s she released the album Ikaw Pa Rin At Ako which produced the hit single "Fallin'". She was also featured on the soundtrack of the movie Sa Huling Paghihintay, where she sang three songs: "Maghihintay Ako", "Can We Just Stop And Talk A While" and "Bakit Mahal Kita". Her current album is titled Bollywood Fever.


  • Rica Peralejo is 5' 4" tall.
  • She is the elder sister of former actress Paula Peralejo.
  • Though she is 26 years old, at the time of this writing she is an incoming freshman at the Ateneo de Manila University, taking up creative writing.
  • Actor Piolo Pascual admitted that he is still in love with her
  • Bernard Palanca was once her boyfriend for a couple of years