Eddie Mesa and Rosemarie Gil’s only child was the Cherie Gill, Know About Actress’s Parent
Actress Cherie Gil passed away from cancer on August 5, 2022, at the age of 59. Because of her acting skills and contributions to Philippine cinema, she was given the nickname “La Primera Contravida.”
At the moment, Gil is best known for playing Lavinia Arguelles in Bituing Walang Ningning, in which she reprimanded Sharon Cuneta’s character Dorina, saying, “You’re nothing but a second-rate, trying hard copycat!” Gil began her career at the age of nine.
Where Are Cherie Gil’s Parents: Her Mother Rosemarie Gil And Father Eddie Mesa?
Eddie Mesa and Rosemarie Gil gave birth to Cherie Gil. After the birth of their first child in 1961, her parents were married.
They later gave birth to Evangeline Rose and Raphael John (Mark Gil) (Cherie Gil). Due to marital issues, including Mesa’s alleged drinking and womanizing, they got divorced in 1970.
While Mesa relocated to Guam for six months in 1978 before returning to Hawaii after Martial Law was proclaimed in 1972, Rosemarie remained in the Philippines and maintained her acting career. Mesa’s marriage was restored after he converted to Christianity in 1986.
The father of Cherie is a retired Filipino singer and actress. Later, he shared the screen alongside Susan Roces and the late Fernando Poe Jr. He and his wife currently reside in the United States, where he serves as a pastor and worships God via song.
Likewise, Rosemarie, her mother, had her cinematic debut in Sta. Rita De Casia (Patrona ng Impossible), in which she portrayed the protagonist (1958). Her films include Friends in Love and Night of the Cobra Woman, among others.
She was also a finalist for the Gawad Urian Award for Best Supporting Role as well as the FAMAS Award. The Metro Manila Film Festival awarded her Best Supporting Actress for the movie as well. She later took a break from acting in movies and television in 2004, but she returned in 2018 with the movie Delia & Sammy.
The actress’s parents, who are still living, might be lamenting their daughter’s passing.
The Gil Brothers, Mark Gill and Michael Mesa are related
Cherie Gil was raised in a famous and creative household. Her two siblings were Mark Gil and Michael Edward Gil Eigenmann.
Filipino actor Mark specialized in playing the main antagonist in action movies. In the drama-suspense thriller The Elsa Castillo Story: The Chop-Chop Lady, which was based on a true story, he rose to fame for his depiction of the former American boss-lover-murderer of Lorna Tolentino.
Sadly, he died on September 1, 2014, at the age of 52. Cirrhosis of the liver, which was brought on by liver cancer, was the cause of death. He was survived by his wife Maricar, six children, parents, siblings, and seven grandchildren.
Michael, Cherie’s second brother, started acting at the age of 16. He is widely known in the television and film sectors as well.
He made his debut in Araw-araw, Gabi-gabi, in 1975, and he is still a working actor now. Since 2016, he has served as a director and Pat. Ramil “Manager” D. Taduran in the ABS-CBN show Ang Probinsyano.
Additionally, he received awards for Best Supporting Actor at the 46th Metro Manila Film Festival for Isa Pang Bahaghari and Best Actor at the 11th Gawad Urian for his work in Unfaithful Wife.