Tags: Filipino, Philippine Artist, Actors, Actresses, Singers, Philippine Entertainment, ABS-CBN
Rica Peralejo (born Regina Carla Bautista Peralejo on March 7, 1981) is a Filipina actress, singer and television host. She is a member of ABS-CBN's elite circle of homegrown talents collectively known as Star Magic.
Rica Peralejo began her career in show business as a child actress in the ABS-CBN children's variety show Ang TV. She would eventually move on to teen-oriented programs such as T.G.I.S. and Gimik. Growing into adulthood, Rica Peralejo began acting in movies and through the years she has gained popularity by periodically shifting into different movie genres. She starred in comedies such as Banyo Queen (with rapper Andrew E.) and action movies like Ex-Con (movie). This was followed by her roles in "sexy" movies such as Balahibong Pusa earning her the title "Bold Queen".
More recently, Rica Peralejo became well-known for her roles in horror movies such as Malikmata and it was because of these movies that the Philippine media alternately dubbed her "Horror Queen" and "Scream Queen". She is reportedly filming a new horror movie titled Matakot Ka Sa Karma which will be shown at the 2006 Metro Manila Film Festival.
In between making movies, Rica Peralejo also appeared in television programs such as the sitcom Ok Fine Whatever and the weekly variety program ASAP. She was recently wrapped up the drama series Sa Piling Mo which is currently available on video.
Ever the performer, Rica Peralejo also found time for her singing career. In the late 1990s she released the album Ikaw Pa Rin At Ako which produced the hit single Fallin'. She was also featured in the soundtrack of the movie Sa Huling Paghihintay where she sang three songs: Maghihintay Ako, Can We Just Stop And Talk A While and Bakit Mahal Kita. Her current album is titled Bollywood Fever.