Zsa Zsa Padilla entered the Philippine music industry as a member of the Manila Sound band Hotdogs in the 70s but went solo in the 80s, launching several hit singles including Kahit Na, Ikaw Lamang, Mambobola, Hiram and Point of No Return. Her self-titled album Zsa Zsa became a Quadruple Platinum awardee in the late 90s and her last album Unchanging Love reached Gold in 2009.
Her movie debut was Mga Anak ni Pacifica Falayfay, where she played opposite the King of Comedy Dolphy, who would become her real life partner for 20 years. The couple also teamed up in the comedy hits Black Magic, Bote, Dyaryo, Garapa, My Darling Domestic, Og Must Be Crazy, Father & Son, Tatynic and Home Alone Da Riber. She also starred with Joey de Leon as Jane in Starzan and took on the lead roles in the horror flick Hiwaga sa Balete Drive and the film adapatation of the graphic novel and musical hit Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah: Ze Moveeh.
Zsa-zsa also delivered stand-out performances in several big screen dramas including Minsan Lang Kita iibigin, for which she won a Best Supporting Actress award as well as Batang PX and the Mano Po series, which both earned her a Best Actress recognition. Among her most recent films were A Moment in Time, You’re Still The One and the comedy –musical I Do Bidoo Bidoo: Heto nApo Sila.
Television also embraced Zsa-Zsa as one of its bankable stars. She was in the lead cast of the teleseryes Familia Zaragoza, Labs Ko Si Babe, Bituing Walang Ningning, Sa Puso Ko Iingatan Ka, Mars Ravelo’s Lastikman, 1DOL, Juan dela Cruz, Budoy, Mars Ravelo’s Dyesebel, and The Story of Us. She has remained one of the longest-staying hosts and performers in the Sunday Variety show ASAP.
Zsa-zsa is the daughter of renowned actor and sportsmam Carlos “Sonny” Padilla and mother of singers Kaye and Zia Quizon.