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Geraldine Yuson Bonnevie is popularly known as Dina Bonnevie. She was born in Quezon City on January 27, 1961, and is also a Filipina actress. She is the mother to her son, Oyo Boy
Sotto, and daughter, Danica, who is now married to basketball athlete, Mark Pingris
The father of Dina is Honesto Bonnevie, who is a son of a French colonist, while mother is Jeannette, who is a Swiss settler. Rosita Rivera is her grandmother and a of a former World War II artist. Lou Bonnevie is also her cousin. She was once married to Vic Sotto
, an actor comedian.
She started to study at St. Theresa’s College in Manila, but she completed her elementary and high school years in St. Agnes Academy, located in Legaspi City, wherein she usually joined drama fests. During the year 1980, she took up Communication Arts at Ateneo de Manila University before she transferred to University of the Philippines. She was introduced by Alfie Anido, who was a young actor, to Joey Gosienfiao, a director.
Her first appearance was in a teen drama called Underage in 1980. This was then followed by Temptation Island in 1981 and was eventually launched in Katorse during 1984 together with Anido as well as Gabby Concepcion. This movie set her up as one of Regal Babies. She eventually was seen in a longer skit of teen love dramas like Bakit Ba Ganyan? In 1981. She also sang the theme song of the movie, which was also instant hit among the masses.
In 1985 she gambled to star in dramatic roles, beginning with Hindi Nahahati ang Langit by Mike de Leon. Other movies included A Dangerous Life in 1998, Orapronobis in 1989, Pangarap Na Ginto in 1990, Huwag Mong Salingin ang Sugat Ko in 1991, as well as Akin Ang Pangarap Moin 1992.
In the film Ang Babaeng Nawawala Sa Sarili in 1989, Bonnevie surprised and amazed critics and viewers for playing the role of a woman being possessed. She also portrayed true-to-life characters like in Eskapo: The Serge Osmena-Geny Lopez Story in 1995, where she played the spouse of Geny Lopez; an accused parent in a child molestation tragedy in Minsan May Pangarap: The Guce Family Story. Shown in 1995, the entire film was shot in New York. She also played a girlfriend of Leopoldo Mabilangan, an acitivist, in Ka Hector during 1995, as well as wife of Governor Chavit Singson in the film Chavit in 2003. She did some sexy films as well like Tag-araw, Tag-ulan where she exposed her breasts.
Other remarkable movies where she showcased her maturity in acting is when she starred in Tinik sa Dibdib in 1985. The movie earned her the Best Supporting Actress Award at Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences, or FAMAS, as well as in Film Academy of the Philippines, or FAP. In Magdusa Ka during 1986, she achieved the Best Actress honor by FAMAS, Catholic Mass Media Awards, and FAP. She was nominated for Best Actress award for the film Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak in 1990, where the director was Lino Brocka
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