Gloria Diaz Movies and Career Information

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Ilocos Region

Gloria Maria Aspillera Diaz or Gloria Diaz (born March 10, 1950) is an award-winning actress in the Philippines, and the first Filipino to bring home the Miss Universe crown. Diaz was born in the Ilocos region of Northern Philippines. Often referred to as one of the Diaz clan in newspapers, Diaz was one of 12 children. One of her sisters, Rio Diaz-Cojuangco, was also a Filipino actress and beauty titlist, who fell ill with colon cancer and died after a six-year battle. She has two daughters, Isabelle and Ava Esmeralda and one adopted son, Rafael. She was married to businessman Gabriel "Bong" Daza with whom she has two daughters, Isabelle and Ava. She was approached by an individual who believed she would do well in the Miss Universe competition and groomed the young woman. Oddly, none of her family members took the competition seriously and did not accompany Díaz to Florida. Díaz was only 18 when she became Miss Universe in 1969 after outsmarting other candidates on the question on how to welcome the first men that had just landed on the moon--Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin and Michael Collins--as soon as they were back on the planet. She was crowned in the international

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