Katya Santos

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Katya Santos
Born1981/1982 (age 40–41)
Manila, Philippines
Years active1992–present
SpouseAxcel Bryan Mauanay

Katya Santos (born 1981/1982)[1] is a Filipino actress and model. She started her career on the Philippine television series Ang TV and Oki Doki Doc at the age of 13. Since then she has become a sex symbol in the Philippine cinema having signed with the "Viva Hot Babes", an entertainment company based in Manila, which is also affiliated with other actresses such as Maui Taylor, Gwen Garci and Andrea del Rosario. Perhaps she is known for her role as Carla in the drama series Anna Karenina which ran in 1996-2002 and in the afternoon drama series Dangal where she played Iyanna Salve previously aired on GMA Network.

She was born in Manila and graduated with a degree in Business Administration.[2] Katya used to work as a sales consultant for a security systems corporation.[2]

Santos has also been a long time Viva Contract artist with other Viva Hotbabes Andrea del Rosario and Maui Taylor in 2011 they also reunited for a FHM Photo shoot and reunion as VIVA Hotbabes sexiest she will also be hosting a new reality-TV program called Pantasya X or Fantasy X for the search for the next sexy star on VIVA TV.



Year Title Role Notes Source
1992–96 Ang TV Herself / Various characters [3]
1993–95 Oki Doki Doc Katya
1996-02 Anna Karenina Carla
1998 Halik Sa Apoy Jenny
1999 May Bukas Pa Tricia
2003 Kool Ka Lang Guest, 1 episode [4]
2005 Yes, Yes Show! Herself - Host
2006 Now and Forever: Dangal Ivanna
2007 Sineserye Presents: Hiram na Mukha Morita Ponce
2010 Pablo S. Gomez' Juanita Banana Margaux Mamaril
2011 Maalaala Mo Kaya Irene Episode: "TV"
2011 Maria La Del Barrio Cha-Cha
2012 Luv U Sylvia
2012 Mundo Man ay Magunaw Young Lailani "Lani" San Juan
2012 Wansapanataym Elsa Episode: "Da Revengers"
2013 Wansapanataym Belen Episode: "Nicolas Layas"
2013 Little Champ Maricel
2014 Maalaala Mo Kaya Yvette Bautista Episode: "Marriage Contract" [5]
2014 Villa Quintana Linda Carillo
2014 Strawberry Lane Helena
2014 Be Careful with my Heart Camille
2014 Dream Dad Precious San Juan-Castro [6]
2015 On The Wings Of Love Ofelia Medina Special participation [7][8]
2015 MariMar Vanessa
2015 Karelasyon Sandra Episode: "Cougar" [9]
2016 Born For You Tess
2018 FPJ's Ang Probinsyano Blossom Santos
2018 Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Los Bastardos young Irma
2020 Make It with You Helen Catapang
2022 My Papa Pi Delia [10]


Year Title Role Notes Source
1994 Eat All You Can
1996 Ang TV Movie: The Adarna Adventure Jajay
1996 Aringkingking: Ang Bodyguard Kong Sexy Rosario
1997 Wala Na Bang Pag-Ibig?
1998 Ang Lahat Ng Ito'y Para Sa'yo Aimee
1999 Honey My Love So Sweet Vanessa
1999 Kiss Mo 'Ko Cynthia
2000 Kailangan Ko'y Ikaw Bel
2001 Radyo Myla
2002 Ikaw Lamang Hanggang Ngayon Jean
2003 Sukdulan Elaine [11][12][3]
2003 Sex Drive Sheila [13][3]
2004 Keka Francesca 'Keka' Jose [14][15]
2005 Boso Cecilia Direct-to-video [16]
2010 Working Girls Amy
2016 How to Be Yours Tanya
2019 Sons of Nanay Sabel Aling Tetay Waehn
2019 Sanggano, Sanggago't Sanggwapo Venus
2019 Kainin mo ko Jay Perlita
2021 Maasim na Ason


  1. ^ "Katya Santos: Viva's Materiales fuertes.(Entertainment)". Manila Bulletin. 23 December 2002. Archived from the original on 10 April 2017. Retrieved 9 April 2017 – via Highbeam Research.
  2. ^ a b "Katya Santos". Artist Profiles. Viva Artist Agency Inc. Archived from the original on 15 May 2006. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  3. ^ a b c "Dating Sexy Star na si Katya Santos, Pinangarap noon na Maging Madre". GMA News (in Filipino). 10 September 2014. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Kool Boys, Hot Babes". Manila Standard. 30 May 2003. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Maricar Reyes Marries a Married man on "MMK"". ABS-CBN News. ABS-CBN Corporation. 8 January 2014. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  6. ^ "Zanjoe Marudo, Beauty Gonzales Unexpected Love Team". The Philippine Star (in Filipino). 17 March 2015. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  7. ^ ""On the Wings of Love" Arrives on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida this Monday". ABS-CBN News. ABS-CBN Corporation. 4 August 2015. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  8. ^ Red, Isah V. (7 August 2015). "JaDine Arriving 'On The Wings Of Love' on Monday". Simply Red. Manila Standard. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  9. ^ "A Cougar's Affair with her Bestfriend's Son". Karelasyon. GMA. 15 August 2015. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  10. ^ Matalog, Patricia (14 February 2022). "PHOTOS: 'My Papa Pi' cast with director Cathy Garcia-Molina on the set of upcoming sitcom". Star Cinema. Retrieved 7 March 2022.
  11. ^ Bautista, Mario E. (21 January 2003). "Raymond Bagatsing: Still in Love with Estranged Wife". Focus. Manila Standard. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  12. ^ "Katya Santos: No Limits to Nudity". Manila Standard. 21 January 2003. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
  13. ^ "Maui, Katya on a Road Trip". Manila Standard. 21 March 2004. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  14. ^ "Keka: Radical". Philippine Daily Inquirer. 10 August 2003. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  15. ^ Castrillo, Ovvian (23 August 2003). "'Keka' Muna". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  16. ^ Uy, Jocelyn R. (31 January 2005). "'It's Hard to Forget': Katya, Gwen still Grieving". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 15 September 2016.

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