Who Are Rosemarie Gil and Eddie Mesa? Meet the Parents and Siblings of Cherie Gil
The late veteran Filipino actress Cherie Gil was raised by Eddie Mesa and Rosemarie Gil. Cherie Gil’s outstanding acting abilities and contributions to Philippine cinema earned her the nickname “La Primera Contravida.”
Another Filipino actress, Annabella Rama, announced on Twitter that the iconic performer had passed away and asked her followers to pray for her. Gil passed away on August 5, 2022, a Friday.
The sudden departure was unanticipated, and the industry felt her loss because she was the most magnificent “kontravida” the Filipino film business had ever seen. However, few people are aware of her wealthy family history and previous tragedies that have already occurred inside her family.
Cherie Gil Parents
Who Are Rosemarie Gil and Eddie Mesa? Meet the Parents of Cherie Gil
Eduardo de Mesa Eigenmann goes by the stage name Eddie Mesa. He was born on February 18, 1940, and is a retired Filipino actor and singer. He became known for singing the well-known Sammy Davis song, earning the nickname “Elvis Presley of the Philippines.”
The lead singer of Eddie Mesa and The Trippers, Eddie, adopted his mother’s last name. His father was of Swiss and German ancestry.
Rosemarie Gil, also known as Maria Rosa Francisca Catalina Gil-Eigenmann y Castallvi, is a singer and actress from the Philippines. Rosemarie, who was born on March 9, 1942, is 80 years old and is most known for playing wealthy socialite-villainess roles.
While at work, Eddie ran into Rosemarie. Michael Edward (Michael de Mesa), their first child, was born in 1960. Raphael John (Mark Gil) and Evangeline Rose (Cherie Gil), the other two children, were also born after the couple wed in 1961.
The pair was divorced in 1970 as a result of marital problems, including Mesa’s alleged drinking and womanizing. Eddie went for Guam in 1978 and lived there for six months before relocating to Hawaii, whilst Rosemarie remained in the Philippines and continued to work as an actor.
Mesa reconnected with his wife in 1986 after becoming a born-again Christian, and they are currently married. There are currently 13 grandkids, the majority of whom continue Eddie and Rosemarie’s professional careers.
Unfortunately, two of their kids—Mark and Cheri—have already passed away. Michael, the other son, is an actor in Filipino movies and television shows.
Siblings: Who is Mark Gil, Cherie Gil’s brother? His Death Information
The sudden death of Cherie Gil has recently impacted the film industry. However, not many people are aware that the actress had already lost Mark Gil, one of her two brothers.
Mark Gil, also known as Raphael John “Ralph” Gil Eigenmann, was a Filipino actor who lived from September 25, 1961, to September 1, 2014. Gil, who died at the age of 52, was usually picked as the main antagonist in action films in the Philippines.
In the drama-suspense thriller The Elsa Castillo Story: The Chop-Chop Lady, whose plot was based on real events, Gil became well-known for his portrayal of the more assertive American boss-lover-killer of Lorna Tolentino.
The most recent drama series Gil appeared in while he was still alive was the ABS-CBN drama The Legal Wife, which starred Angel Locsin and Jericho Rosales.
While battling liver cancer, Mark passed suddenly 24 days before his 53rd birthday from liver cirrhosis. He was survived by his wife Maricar, six children, and seven grandchildren.
Katherine “Ira” Eigenmann was raised by singer/actor Gabby Eigenmann and actress and former flame Irene Celebre as Mark’s child. Gil was sixteen years old when he gave birth to his first kid, Gabby.
Timothy (Sid Lucero) and Maxine Eve are his children from his first marriage to Bing Pimental. In addition, he had a child with the performer Jaclyn Jose who was named Andi Eigenmann.