Ellen Adarna

Ellen Meriam Go Adarna-Ramsay (born April 2, 1988) is a Filipina actress, model, and former internet celebrity.[1] Her family owns various hotels, condominiums and Queensland, a chain of motels in Cebu, Manila and Davao. They also own a temple in honor of her late grandmother. A Gravure model, Adarna has appeared in various magazine covers in the Philippines, such as Candy, FHM, Esquire, UNO, Preview, Speed and Women's Health.[2]

Ellen Adarna
Born
Ellen Meriam Go Adarna

(1988-04-02) April 2, 1988 (age 34)
Cebu City, Philippines
Other namesMaria Elena
Occupation
  • Actress
  • model
Years active2010–present
AgentGMA Artist Center (2010–2013)
ABS-CBN (2013–present)
Star Magic (2013–2018)
TV5 Network (2020–present)
Spouse(s)
(m. 2021)
Children1

Early lifeEdit

Adarna was born in Cebu to an upperclass family of Chinese-Spanish-Filipino ancestry. She is the eldest of five siblings. She completed her primary and secondary education at the premier, all-girls' Catholic school Saint Theresa's College of Cebu. Adarna took up Business Administration, but dropped out in her sophomore year. As a teenager, she graced the covers of Candy magazine for 2005 and 2006. Adarna briefly worked as a secretary at her dad's company before leaving Cebu for Manila, to pursue a career in the limelight.[3]

CareerEdit

Career beginnings and GMA Network: 2010–2013Edit

Adarna made her acting debut through the Philippine television's longest-running gag show, Bubble Gang, where she appeared as a regular until 2013. The series was well received from the public and garnered several awards, including Best Gag Television series.[4] Meanwhile, in the film industry, she made her first appearance by starring in Si Agimat at si Enteng Kabisote (2010), playing only a minor role. Her career then went into expansion after she became part of the cast of Captain Barbell (2011) opposite Richard Gutierrez and Jillian Ward.[5] Shortly after Captain Barbell, Adarna became part of Survivor Philippines: Celebrity Doubles Showdown (2011). She starred as herself and one of the Castaways of the series. She also made a cameo in the teen-oriented comedy drama film, Tween Academy: Class of 2012 (2011). The film was produced by GMA Films, and Adarna starred alongside Barbie Forteza, Bea Binene, Jake Vargas, and the likes.

She became part of the fantasy television series Alice Bungisngis and her Wonder Walis, in 2012, reuniting with her Tween Academy: Class of 2012 co-stars Derrick Monasterio and Lexi Fernandez. Adarna once again played a minor role in the film Boy Pick-Up: The Movie (2012), as one of the bombshells. After Alice Bungisngis and her Wonder Walis, she played a celestial clairvoyant in the primetime historical-cultural epic drama television series Indio (2013), playing a supporting character named Dalikmata.[6][7] After portraying several supporting and minor roles in movies, Adarna played the title role in the indie film, Ang Tag-Araw ni Twinkle. She continued to take on a supporting role in the horror-themed movie Basement (2014), a film starring Betong Sumaya.

Transfer to ABS-CBN: 2013–14Edit

After being a GMA contract artist for 3 years, Adarna officially became a Kapamilya star after signing a contract with Star Magic in 2013. For her first ABS-CBN appearance, she became a contestant of the singing competition game show The Singing Bee (2014) and started as a performer on ASAP (2014–present). Being a new transferee, Adarna guested on several interview series including The Buzz (2014). She later on guested on Vice Ganda's talk show Gandang Gabi, Vice! (2014).

Adarna got her first Kapamilya teleserye while starring in the science fiction romance television series Moon of Desire (2014).[8][9][10][11] Adarna played the role of Tamara Herrera, the main antagonist. The series premiered on ABS-CBN's Kapamilya Gold afternoon block on March 31, 2014, and concluded on August 15, 2014, with a total of 97 episodes. In the series, Adarna starred alongside Meg Imperial, JC de Vera, and Dominic Roque. After Moon of Desire, Adarna made her leading role in the comedy romantic movie My Illegal Wife. The film was produced by Star Cinema.[12] Adarna then starred in Beauty in a Bottle (2014) with Angelica Panganiban and Angeline Quinto.

2015–present: Breakthrough with Pasión de Amor and hiatusEdit

In June 2015, she became part of the critically acclaimed primetime drama Pasión de Amor, a Philippine remake and adaptation of the 2003 Columbian erotic drama Pasión de Gavilanes. She starred opposite leading men, Jake Cuenca, Ejay Falcon, and Joseph Marco. Adarna was paired up with Ejay Falcon and the two made headlines as Sari (Adarna) and Oscar (Falcon).[13][14][15][16] The series ended in February 2016. While doing Pasión de Amor, Adarna was part of You're Still the One, playing the role of Racquel, the woman who Jojo (Dennis Trillo) is engaged to.[17][18][19]

Adarna reunited with Ejay Falcon for a second series together, while starring in The Greatest Love (2016). She played the role of young Gloria who appears in flashbacks when adult Gloria (Sylvia Sanchez) remembers her past with Peter (Ejay Falcon), because of the effects of her Alzheimer's disease.[20][21] Adarna then became part of Langit Lupa, playing the role of Isa Sobrevista, the main antagonist. She is currently on hiatus since 2018.

FilmographyEdit

Television
Year Title Role Network
2010 Asar Talo Lahat Panalo! Host GMA Network
2010–2013 Bubble Gang Various Roles
2011 Mars Ravelo's Captain Barbell Katrina "Kat" Lazatin / Fuega
Survivor Philippines: Celebrity Doubles Showdown Herself/"Castaway"
2012 Alice Bungisngis and her Wonder Walis Carla
2013 Indio Dalikmata
2013–2014 Annaliza Maria Diana "Ana" Ramirez ABS-CBN
2014 Moon of Desire Dra. Tamara "Tammy" Herrera
2015–present ASAP Performer
2015–2016 Pasión De Amor Sarita "Sari" Elizondo-Samonte
2016 The Greatest Love young Gloria Guerrero-Alegre
Banana Sundae Guest
2016–2017 Langit Lupa Isadora "Issa" Sobrevista
2016–2018 Home Sweetie Home Tanya
2017 Wildflower young Esmeralda De Guzman-Ardiente
Wansapanataym: The Amazing Ving Super Bing
Ipaglaban Mo: Bihag Cherry
2020 Fit for Life Guest TV5
2021 John en Ellen Ellen Kulantong
Bawal Na Game Show Contestant
Movies
Year Title Role Producer
2010 Si Agimat at si Enteng Kabisote Engkantada #2 / Aryanna GMA Films
APT Entertainment
2011 Tween Academy: Class of 2012 Cameo GMA Films
My House Husband: Ikaw Na! Bank Teller OctoArts Films
2012 Boy Pick-Up: The Movie Bombshell 2 GMA Films
Regal Entertainment
2013 Ang Tag-Araw ni Twinkle Twinkle
2014 Basement The Victim GMA Films
My Illegal Wife Clarize Star Cinema
Skylight Films
Beauty in a Bottle Tanya Jacinto Quantum Films
Skylight Films
2015 You're Still the One Racquel Star Cinema
Regal Entertainment
2016 Dukot ATM Victim Star Cinema
Ten17P
2017 Moonlight Over Baler Aurora / Rory T-Rex Entertainment
Music videos
Year Title Artist
2014 "Ikot" The Oktaves

FHM rankingsEdit

FHM Philippines
Year Rank Note
2011 10 [22]
2012 6 [23]
2013 8 [24]
2014 7 [25]
2015 3 [26]
2016 11 [27]
2017 5

Personal lifeEdit

Ellen Adarna married Derek Ramsay on November 11, 2021.[28]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "NEWBIE: From cyberspace to showbiz, meet the real Ellen Adarna". Philippine Entertainment Portal. September 13, 2010. Retrieved March 4, 2016.
  2. ^ Jacinda Lopez (July 22, 2015). "What We Learned About Ellen Adarna In 7 Magazine Covers". Cosmopolitan Philippines. Retrieved July 23, 2015.
  3. ^ "Ellen Adarna: Cynosure of all eyes".
  4. ^ Faustino, Pia (July 3, 2010). "Bubble Gang director shares passion for film photography". GMA News. Retrieved August 18, 2013.
  5. ^ "GMA Telebabad, powerhouse in 2010". www.igma.tv.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 26, 2013. Retrieved March 29, 2017.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on October 29, 2013. Retrieved February 4, 2013.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "AFTERNOON TV'S MOST DESIRABLE SERIES "MOON OF DESIRE" PREEMS ON ABS-CBN". abscbnpr.com. Archived from the original on March 24, 2014. Retrieved April 18, 2014.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  9. ^ "First look: Ellen Adarna, Meg Imperial in 'Moon of Desire'". ABS-CBN News. January 31, 2014. Retrieved June 4, 2014.
  10. ^ "MOON OF DESIRE Teaser". youtube.com. Retrieved April 18, 2014.
  11. ^ "Meg Imperial on MOON OF DESIRE". youtube.com. Retrieved April 18, 2014.
  12. ^ "My Illegal Wife". Star Cinema. Retrieved June 10, 2014.
  13. ^ ABSCBN Entertainment (May 18, 2015). "PASION DE AMOR Full Trailer: Soon on ABS-CBN!". ABSCBN Entertainment. YouTube. Retrieved May 23, 2015.
  14. ^ "ABS-CBN Social Media Newsroom – "PASION DE AMOR" HEATS UP PRIMETIME TV BEGINNING MONDAY". Archived from the original on May 22, 2015. Retrieved January 24, 2017.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  15. ^ ABSCBN Entertainment (May 22, 2015). "PASION DE AMOR: Samonte Brothers". ABSCBN Entertainment. YouTube. Retrieved May 25, 2015.
  16. ^ ABSCBN Entertainment (May 22, 2015). "PASION DE AMOR: Elizondo Sisters". ABSCBN Entertainment. YouTube. Retrieved May 25, 2015.
  17. ^ "Film review:You're Still the One, what makes it tick". The Philippine Star. June 1, 2015. Retrieved June 24, 2015.
  18. ^ "'You're Still the One' Review: Almost a love story". Rappler. May 29, 2015. Retrieved June 24, 2015.
  19. ^ "MOVIE REVIEW: You're Still the One". Filmpolice. May 30, 2015. Archived from the original on June 24, 2015. Retrieved June 24, 2015.
  20. ^ "ABS-CBN shows unique story of mother's unconditional love in "The Greatest Love"". ABS-CBN Corporation. July 15, 2016. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
  21. ^ "'The Greatest Love' tackles dementia of parents and children". Malaya. July 18, 2016. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
  22. ^ "FHM 100 Sexiest Women of the World 2011". FHM Philippines. Archived from the original on April 15, 2013. Retrieved June 11, 2015.
  23. ^ "FHM 100 Sexiest Women of the World 2012". FHM Philippines. Archived from the original on July 16, 2012. Retrieved June 11, 2015.
  24. ^ "FHM 100 Sexiest Women of the World 2013". FHM Philippines. Archived from the original on June 11, 2015. Retrieved June 11, 2015.
  25. ^ "FHM 100 Sexiest Women of the World 2014". FHM Philippines. Retrieved June 11, 2015.
  26. ^ "FHM 100 Sexiest Women of the World 2015". FHM Philippines. Retrieved June 23, 2015.
  27. ^ "FHM 100 Sexiest Women of the World 2016". FHM Philippines. Retrieved June 8, 2017.
  28. ^ News, ABS-CBN. "Derek Ramsay, Ellen Adarna are now married". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved November 11, 2021. {{cite web}}: |last= has generic name (help)

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