Maria Katrina Iren Pe Halili (born January 4, 1986), known professionally as Katrina Halili is a Filipina actress, commercial model and businesswoman. She made her screen debut via StarStruck, and became more popular until playing the main villainous roles in Darna, Majika, MariMar, Sa Piling ni Nanay, D' Originals, Destiny Rose, The Stepdaughters, Pamilya Roces and her first anti-heroine role in TODA One I Love and becoming the protagonist in One Night Only, Gagambino, Magdusa Ka, Niño, Prima Donnas, and her roles in Magpakailanman. She was tagged as "Primera Kontrabida of the Philippines" last 2017.
Katrina Halili started her first soap drama way back 2004 (Forever in My Heart) where she played Janelle Bernabe, the antagonist to the character of Jennylyn Mercado. Since then she played supervillain roles in two famous GMA fantaserye, Darna and Majika. In April 2007, she was one of the main cast in Lupin, where she played a good character, Ashley Calibre. However the same year she was pulled out from the show to play the famous villainous role of Senyora Angelika Santibañez in the remake of Marimar, but the character was changed into a young who will compete with Marimar for Sergio's love and extremely ruthless character, this is also her first pure evil role as she killed many people in the series compared to her past roles as she only committed attempted murder. This made Katrina more famous as she was given her first lead role after Marimar this was the 2008 Magdusa Ka, she portrayed Christine, a headstrong waitress and prostitute who turns out to be a rich lass but was opposed by the evil Millet (played by Iwa Moto). Katrina said she was challenge for her new role because she always played heartless characters in the past. 
In the same year, she was given another lead role in Gagambino. But in May 2009, she was involved in a powerful controversy so she needs to leave the showbiz, but in June 2009, she returns to acting to play the villain role of Fedra Perez in Rosalinda. Even though she had a scandal, she continued to act in TV dramas as the villainess.
In 2009, Halili was given another antagonist role in Darna, she played Serpina, a snake woman and one of the primary rival of Darna. Next is Langit sa Piling Mo, she played another main antagonist role as the scheming and manipulative Aurora. She later played a villainous protagonist role in Beauty Queen. In Kaya ng Powers, she played an ex-syndicate member.
In 2011, she rose to fame again as she played the role of Lynette in Munting Heredera, again she is the main antagonist of the series but later was killed. In 2012, she once again played a villain role as Emmie in My Beloved. She reunited with Marimar (2007) lead casts, Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes. Halili's character in this series is similar to her obsessed and murderous Angelika character in 2007 Marimar. However Halili and Rivera has another feud when Katrina started tweeting, she wanted to kill Emmie's character because someone is insecure and hateful to her. She said that this person also hated her five years ago. 
In 2013, Halili played two main antagonist roles in two tv series, in Indio, she played the goddess of greed who wanted to kill the protagonist of the series. Another series is Magkano Ba ang Pag-ibig?, she played Margot, the scheming and hard-hearted sister of Lualhati who killed her mother out of anger, she also hated Eloisa.
In 2014, she played a protagonist role, a good character role in Niño as Hannah. In 2015, she played a villain role in The Rich Man's Daughter. Later Katrina Halili played the main villain role as Jasmine in Destiny Rose, Jasmine is the evil cousin of Joey who made his life miserable as hell. In the finale episode Jasmine tried to kill Joey/Destiny Rose by burning him but failed.
Later in 2016, Halili played another main antagonist role in Sa Piling ni Nanay as Scarlet, the socialite evil mother of Katherine who tried to kill Ysabel and even her daughter as a revenge. Scarlet is the one who killed Matilda and many characters. She is also the source of Ysabel's misfortune. She is a wicked mother as she uses her daughter to usurp the weatth of the Mercado family and never loved Katherine.
In 2017, Katrina played another main antagonist role in D' Originals as Yvette, the social climber sexy-tary-turned-mistress of Lando who tried to kill Lando and Josie because of her vengeance. Although Yvette is the one who started the fight as she uses Lando to usurp his wealth and brutally confront the legal wife, Josie. Jaclyn Jose played protagonist Josie who also played the antagonist role of Senyõra Angelica Santibañez in the 2015 Marimar which was originally played by Halili in 2007.
In February 2018, Katrina played the main villain role of Isabelle in The Stepdaughters, Isabelle hates Mayumi from the start and does many evil things to her including her loved ones. Isabelle also killed her unborn half-sister and tried to kill her own father and orchestrated kidnappings and serial murders in the series. In the end she kidnaps Mayumi and tries to kill her by burning her face but failed.
In November 2018, Halili joined the series Pamilya Roces, she played Maisa, the villainous daughter of Virgil, a seductive and ruthless serial killer who wants revenge for her mother's death.
Currently she played her first anti-hero role in TODA One I Love where she played Georgina, a mysterious rich character who hates the evil Mayora Dyna and plotted to kill her husband. Georgina firstly appeared as a cold-hearted and seductive woman but in reality she is kind and was a victim of the latter's cruelty as Dyna and the Generoso's killed her father. Now she helps Gelay to stop Mayora's evil things and expose her secrets.
Katrina Halili is an alumna of the StarStruck talent search and the cover girl of magazines such as FHM and Maxim Philippines. She was voted as FHM Philippines' sexiest woman for the year 2006 and in 2007. She is the first StarStruck contestant to top the FHM Philippines' 100 Sexiest list and the first Filipina celebrity to have won the title twice in a row. She is a four-time FHM covergirl (2005, 2006, 2008 and 2015). With 123,000 votes, she placed 2nd in 2008.
She gave birth to her daughter named Katrence Lawrence Halili Cadevida on September 18, 2012.
In May 2009, a sex tape showing Halili and Hayden Kho, who was then in a relationship with Vicki Belo, was distributed over the internet without her consent. The dispute lasted a long time and resulted in a number of legal actions and with some endorsements being taken away from her. The controversy resulted to Kho's suspension of medical license for some time. She won the case against his mother for libel. Halili, Kho and Belo met in 2015 to patch things up and moved on with their lives.
Television Series and Shows
|2019||Prima Donnas||Lilian Madreal|
|Tadhana: Akin ang Anak Ko||Susan|
|Wagas: Ang Lihim ni Isadora||Maya|
|TODA One I Love||Georgina Ferreira / Gregoria "Oriang"|
|2018||Pamilya Roces||Maria Eloisa "Maisa" Renacia Quirante / Maisa Sampaguita|
|Imbestigador: Teacher Mhai||Mylene "Teacher Mhai" Durante|
|Inday Will Always Love You||Herself|
|The Stepdaughters||Isabelle Salvador|
|2017||Kambal, Karibal||Nida Generoso|
|Dear Uge: Mr. + Mrs. + Ex||Mayette|
|Wagas: One Life to Give||Imelda Papin|
|Tadhana: Third Wife||Laisa|
|Wagas: Drug Runner||Tintin|
|D' Originals||Yvette Benitez|
|Wagas: Ang Babaeng May Kambal Ahas||Conchita|
|2016–2017||Sa Piling ni Nanay||Scarlet Morato-Mercado|
|2015 – 2016||Destiny Rose||Jasmine Flores|
|2015||The Rich Man's Daughter||Wila Mateo|
|2015||Maynila: Totoy's True Lab||Leslie|
|2013 – 2014||Magkano Ba ang Pag-ibig?||Margarita "Margot" Cruz|
|2013||Sunday All Stars||Herself / Performer|
|2013||Indio||Burigadang Pada Sinaklang Bulawan|
|2012||My Beloved||Emilia "Emmie" Montecastro|
|2012||Spooky Valentine: Masahista||Noemi / Melissa|
|2011 – 2012||Munting Heredera||Lynette Sarmiento-Montereal|
|2011||Spooky Nights: KaLAbit||Iya|
|2010-2012||Party Pilipinas||Herself / Co-host / Performer|
|2011||Spooky Nights: Ang Manananggala: Battle of the Half-Sisters||Stella|
|2010 – 2011||Beauty Queen||Dorcas Rivas|
|2010||Kaya ng Powers||Carlotta|
|2010||Langit sa Piling Mo||Aurora Ty|
|2010||Carlo J. Caparas' Panday Kids||Amazona Wenoa|
|2009 – 2010||Mars Ravelo's Darna||Serpina / Babaeng Anakonda / Valentina|
|2009||Dear Friend: Magkaribal||Kim|
|2008 – 2009||Carlo J. Caparas' Gagambino||Lucy Gutierrez / Lady Mantisa|
|2008||Sine Novela: Pablo S. Gomez' Magdusa Ka||Christine Salvador Doliente-Henson|
|2008||MariMar: Rewind (Filipino Version)||Angélica de Santibañez (voice only)|
|2007 – 2008||MariMar||Senyora Angelika Santibañez / Angelika Aldama|
|2007||Lupin||Veronica Arkanghel a.k.a. Ashley Calibre|
|2007||Mga Kuwento ni Lola Basyang: Ang Prinsipeng Unggoy||Princess Ameris|
|2006 – 2007||Atlantika||Princesa Ruana / Helena|
|2005||Now and Forever: Ganti||Alexa|
|2005||Mars Ravelo's Darna||Carol / Black Darna|
|2004 – 2005||Forever in My Heart||Janelle Bernabe|
|2004 – 2005||Joyride||Vicki|
|2004 – 2009||Bitoy's Funniest Videos||Herself / J4K Host|
|2004||Kilig... Pintig... Yanig|
|2005||Sablay Ka na Pasaway Ka pa||Raven|
|2007||Shake Rattle and Roll 9||Engkanto|
|2008||Romantic Island(Korean Movie)||cameo|
|One Night Only||Jasmine|
|2011||My Neighbor's Wife||Cameo|
|2018||Mga Anak ng Kamote||Iyong|
|Year||Nominee / work||Award||Result|
|2006||Katrina Halili||FHM Philippines Sexiest Woman||Won|
|2018||Mga Anak ng Kamote||3rd ToFarm Film Festival Best Actress||Nominated|
|The Stepdaughters||32nd PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Drama Actress||Nominated|