Sharon first appeared on Philippine pop charts in 1978 at the age of 12, singing the tune "Mr. D.J." The tune became wildly popular and other hit albums followed. She was asked to sing many movie soundtracks of the time becoming the first "movie soundtrack star".
At age 15, she starred in her first feature film, Dear Heart paired with fellow teeny-bopper Gabby Concepcion. After Dear Heart's success, she appeared in more than 50 feature films, and earned the title of "Box Office Queen" in the country from 1985 thru 1993.
Her musical-variety show, "The Sharon Cuneta Show" was one of the longest running television shows in Philippine Showbiz from 1987 thru 1997.
Sharon is the first Filipina artist to sell out at the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium first in 1988 and her latest June 11th, 2005 concert. Her poster is enshrined in The Shrine's Hall of Fame next to stars Michael Jackson, Barbara Striesand and the Ballet Folklorico de Mexico. She was also awarded with an Honorary Key to the City of Los Angeles.
In 1996, she hit a "Grand Slam" in Philippine Movies for the movie Madrasta. Sharon became one of the rare actresses along with Nora Aunor and Vilma Santos with recognition in local cinema.
In 2004, The Brussels International Film Festival named Sharon Cuneta as Best Actress for her movie "Crying Ladies". In January, 2005 she returned with a show "Wish Upon A Mega", a 39th Birthday Celebration. In January 6th 2006, The Megastar returned with a 40th Birthday celebration on ABS-CBN's entitled "Ang Pagbabalik Ng Bituin" (roughly translated as "The Return of the Star"). The next month a new gab-fest talk show simply entitled "Sharon" was aired.
But recently, the Megastar has moved to TV5.
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