LOOKING BACK: Isabel Granada and her colorful career

by Jocelyn Dimaculangan
Nov 5, 2017
Look back on the colorful career of Isabel Granada: from '80s show That's Entertainment to her teleseryes in ABS-CBN and GMA-7.

Isabel Granada is a household name among '80s kids. She auditioned for GMA Network's That’s Entertainment in 1986 and became a part of the show’s Tuesday group.

Since then, she has apppeared in a string of TV shows and movies. One of her earliest appearances was for the 1985 movie Magchumikap ka!

However, she went on hiatus from 2004 to 2006 to concentrate on being a mother.

Her latest project was GMA-7's Tadhana episode that aired on September 16, 2017.

The 41-year-old actress was able to accept projects in both GMA-7 and ABS-CBN.

Here's a look back on the colorful career of Isabel Granada:

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In the September 16, 2017 episode of Tadhana, she was cast as Amal.

For the ABS-CBN teleserye A Love To Last, Isabel Granada portrayed Cris. She got the chance to work with Bea Alonzo and Ian Veneracion in this family drama.

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In July 2017, Isabel served as one of the judges of Eat Bulaga's #DabarkadsGoals: The Ultimate Battle.

Isabel bared her sexy physique in her 2015 Karelasyon episode with Jordan Herrera

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In April 2013, she and her Team (Isabel Granada And Kapamilya) competed in It's Showtime's Bida Kapamilya 1st Celebrity round. They emerged as the first celebrity winner of Bida Kapamilya for their death-defying act of fire dancing.

Isabel was cast as Rochelle Quintana in the original Villa Quintana aired in GMA-7 from 1995-1997.

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She was cast as Czarina in the 2012 Kapuso teleserye Cielo de Angelina. Isabel played the kontrabida in this daytime teleserye top-billed by Bea Binene and Jake Vargas.

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From 2011-2012, viewers had the chance to see Isabel in Survivor Philippines Celebrity Doubles Showdown. She had Chuckie Dreyfus as her partner.

In 2008, Isabel was part of the fantasy series La Lola. She was cast as a babaylan who transformed Lalo (Wendell Ramos) into Lola (Rhian Ramos).

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In La Lola, Isabel's character named Tala is the sister of characters played by Iza Calzado and Jewel Mische.

Did you know that Isabel starred in a sci-fi movie with Paolo Ballesteros? Titled Xenoa, this movie was top-billed by Isabel, Paolo and Rafael Nanquil. They were cast as siblings who were separated from each other. They did not know that they were royal heirs of a planet called Xenoa.

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In Xenoa, Isabel had the chance to work with Geryk Genaskey (in photo), who became her husband. However, the two separated after 14 years of marriage.

In the 1985 movie Magchumikap Ka, the young Isabel had the chance to act opposite Nova Villa and Freddie Webb.

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