Claudine Barreto, a Filipina multi awarded actress, entrepreneur and product endorser is born Claudine Margaret Castelo Barretto on July 20, 1979 in Manila Philippines. She is the youngest among four sisters. Claudine’s parents are Miguel Alvir Barretto and Estrella Castelo Barretto. Her sisters Gretchen Barreto-Cojuanco and Marjorie Barreto are also famous celebrities in the Philippines. Her older sister Gia is a teacher in Boston, Massachusetts.
She is known to have dated actors like Mark Anthony Fernandez, Diether Ocampo and the late Rico Yan. She had a strained relationship with Rico Yan’s family after his death in March 29, 2002 because she was partly blamed for Rico’s untimely death whom she shared a long time relationship. Claudine is married to actor Raymart Santiago. Together they have a son named Rodrigo Santino and an adopted daughter named Sabrina. She has the same birthday with her husband Raymart but with different birth year. Her husband is older for six years.
Claudine Barretto was thirteen when a talent scout Douglas Quijano noticed and discovered her at a party. Both her sisters, Gretchen and Marjorie were already in the industry the time she was discovered. This inspired her to follow their footsteps. She started as a cast in the youth-oriented variety show Ang TV. She was named The Most Popular Movie/Teen Star in the year 2000 by the Starlight Cultural Foundation. She was also named Queen of RP Movies in 2004 for the movie Milan by the Guillermo Mendoza Scholarship Foundation.
Claudine Barretto was also named as the Favorite Stylish Leading Lady in 2004 by MTV Style Awards and declared as The Box Office Queen in 2003 for the movie Kailangan Kita again by The Guillermo Mendoza Scholarship Foundation. She bagged recognition in 2003 in the German Moreno Youth Achievement Award. She again received the Cinema One Legend Award at the Cinema One Originals Film Festival 2009. After seventeen years with ABS-CBN, Claudine is under the management of GMA-7. Claudine starred in almost 30 movies and in several TV series. One of her famous TV series was the long time drama series Mula Sa Puso and Saan Ka Man Naroroon.
Claudine Barretto was involved in a controversy after a brawl with the journalist Mon Tulfo in a local airport in May 2012. The couple filed a petition for protection against the Tulfo brothers after the incident. She also had to tighten her security after a stalker tried to kidnap her daughter Sabrina on March 2009.