Actress Cherie Gill Was The Only Daughter Of Her Parents Eddie Mesa And Rosemarie Gil

Cherie Gil was a Filipino actress ( Source : Alamy )

Cherie Gil is an actress who died of cancer on August 5, 2022, at 59 due to cancer. She was dubbed "La Primera Contravida" for her acting abilities and contributions to Philippine cinema.

Gil started her career at the age of nine and is currently best known for her portrayal of Lavinia Arguelles in Bituing Walang Ningning, in which she told Dorina, Sharon Cuneta's character, "You're nothing but a second-rate, trying hard copycat!"

Please keep reading to learn more about Cherie Gill and her family.

Cherie Gil's Parents: Where Is Her Father Eddie Mesa And Mother, Rosemarie Gil Today?

Cherie Gil was born to Eddie Mesa and Rosemarie Gil. Her parents married after the birth of their first child in 1961.

Raphael John (Mark Gil) and Evangeline Rose were born to them later (Cherie Gil). They divorced in 1970 due to marital problems, including Mesa's reported drinking and womanizing.

While Rosemarie remained in the Philippines and continued to work as an actress, Mesa moved to Guam for six months in 1978 before returning to Hawaii after Martial Law was declared in 1972. Mesa reconciled with his wife after becoming a Christian in 1986.

Cherie's father is a retired actor and singer from the Philippines. Later, he appeared in films with the late Fernando Poe Jr. and Susan Roces. He currently lives in the United States with his wife, where he works as a pastor and sings praises to God.

Similarly, her mother, Rosemarie, made her film debut in Premiere Productions' Sta. Rita De Casia (Patrona ng Impossible), where she played the lead (1958). Some of her notable films include Night of the Cobra Woman and Friends in Love.

She was also nominated for FAMAS Award and Gawad Urian Award for Best Supporting Role. She also won Best Supporting Actress for the film at the Metro Manila Film Festival. Later, she retired from film and television in 2004, but she made a comeback in 2018 with the film Delia & Sammy.

The actress's parents are still alive and may be grieving the loss of their daughter. 

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Cherie Gil Brothers Michael Mesa And Mark Gill In The Family

Cherie Gil was born into an artistic and celebrity family. Mark Gil and Michael Edward Gil Eigenmann were her two siblings.

Mark was a Filipino actor who frequently played the main antagonist in action films. He became well-known for his portrayal of the former American boss-lover-murderer of Lorna Tolentino in the drama-suspense thriller The Elsa Castillo Story: The Chop-Chop Lady, which was based on an actual event.

Unfortunately, he passed away on September 1, 2014, at 52. The cause of death was liver cirrhosis, which was caused by liver cancer. His wife Maricar, six children, his father, mother, siblings, and seven grandchildren survived him.

Similarly, Cherie's second brother, Michael, began acting at 16. He's also well-known in the film and television industries.

His first appearance was in Araw-araw, Gabi-gabi, in 1975, and he is still active in the industry. He has been one of the directors and Pat. Ramil "Manager" D. Taduran in the ABS-CBN television program Ang Probinsyano since 2016.

Moreover, he won Best Actor at the 11th Gawad Urian for his performance in Unfaithful Wife and Best Supporting Actor at the 46th Metro Manila Film Festival for Isa Pang Bahaghari.