Claudine Margaret Castelo Barretto Santiago or Claudine Barretto , the Optimum Star (born July 20, 1979 in Manila, Philippines)is a popular tv and movie actress in the Philippines today with numerous movie and teleserye hits under her belt.
Barretto is the pioneer of ABS CBNs elite circle of homegrown talents properly named Star Magic.
She is the daughter of Miguel Alvier Barretto and Estrella Santiago Castelo. She has six other siblings named Mito, Mitchie, Jay-jay, Gia, Gretchen and Marjorie. Gretchen and Marjorie are also actresses. She and actor Raymart Santiago were married last March 27, 2006 in Tagaytay Highlands in Tagaytay City, Cavite.