Long before the reign of ASAP and Sunday Pinasaya, GMA Supershow dominated the viewing fare of Pinoys at lunchtime for three decades—from 1978 to 1997.
A brainchild of the late German Moreno, the variety show was co-hosted by the best and brightest actresses in show business.
A long list of them are still active in showbiz: Nora Aunor; Vilma Santos; Sharon Cuneta; Lorna Tolentino; Jackie Lou Blanco; Dina Bonnevie; Zsa Zsa Padilla; Dawn Zulueta; Ai-Ai delas Alas; Cherie Gil; Jaclyn Jose; Janice de Belen; Snooky Serna, Arlene Muhlach as well as Pilita Corrales and Boots Anson-Roa.
Sheryl Cruz, Aiko Melendez, Vina Morales, Carmina Villarroel, and Karla Estrada—who were also part of Kuya Germs's (German's nickname) defunct teen-oriented show That's Entertainment—have also remained visible.
There was also the batch of Gretchen Barretto, Kris Aquino, Pops Fernandez, Maricel Soriano, and Ruffa Gutierrez. They are no longer acting full-time, but are still on the the radar.
Lani Mercado, Cristina Gonzalez, and Alma Moreno have made the crossover to politics.
The GMA Supershow hosts
Gretchen and Rachel Anne Wolfe
Gretchen, Jam Morales, Zsa Zsa, and Kuya Germs
Maricel Laxa and Mariz
And out of the more than 50 young women who co-hosted the show, less than 20 of them chose to leave showbiz and live a quiet life.
Where are they now?
Alicia Mayer's first TV appearance was on GMA Supershow.
She is now a mom based in California, U.S.A.
Mutya Crisostomo, sister of Maricel Laxa, has conquered the corporate world as the country manager of Luxasia Philippines—distributor of brands such as Benefit, Makeup Forever, Clarins, and Philosophy as well as fragrances such as Burberry, Estée Lauder, Ferragamo, and Hermés.
She is married to visual artista and sculptor Jinggoy L. Buensuceso, and has two kids.
Princess Punzalan is a registered nurse in Santa Monica, California, U.S.A.
She has a daughter named Ellie with husband Jay. From time to time, she takes a leave of absence from work to tape a teleserye.
Rachel Anne Wolfe has been married to Italian-American businessman John Spitaletta for 20 years, and has four sons.
She has been a resident of New Jersey.
Mariz will be celebrating her 25th wedding anniversary with Ronnie Ricketts this coming December 18, 2018.
They have two daughters.
She was a co-host of Kuya Germs in GMA Supershow from 1986 until 1997, and in Walang Tulugan from 1997 until 2013.
Jam Morales continues to perform in the U.S.
The "Even If" singer has three kids with ex-husband Charles Harner.
One of her twin daughters Christa Harner joined Miss Philippines USA in 2015, representing Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Chiqui Hollman became famous after becoming the first female host of Eat Bulaga!
After leaving the show in 1981, she had hosting stints on Student Canteen, Lunch Date, and GMA Supershow.
She married Prandy Yulo, and retired from showbiz in 1988.
Last year, she joined the radio show Recuerdo at Recado on 702 DZAS-FEBC.
Aurora Salve has two sons with Heart Evangelista's uncle Romy Ongpauco. The former leading lady is now based in Los Angeles, California.
Lorna Tolentino (R) is among her closest friends.
Maritess Gutierrez, daughter of Gloria Romero and Juancho Gutierrez, is a chef/restaurateur.
Her son Christopher was part of Star Magic Batch 13.
Lilibeth Ranillo—sister of Suzette, Mat Ranillo III, Dandin, and Juni—has been happily married to show producer Jun de Rivera for 30 years.
Ana Margarita Gonzalez, younger sister of Tacloban City Mayor Cristina Gonzalez-Romualdez, made headlines in 2008, the year her children were reportedly kidnapped by her Spanish husband.
Princess Revilla had some movie-production ventures with her brother Bong Revilla.
Meanwhile, there's no recent update about Karina Ramos and Edna Diaz.