Who Are Eddie Mesa and Rosemarie Gil? Meet Cherie Gil Parents And Siblings

Eddie Mesa and Rosemarie Gil are the parents of late veteran Filipino actress Cherie Gil. Cherie Gil was given the moniker “La Primera Contravida” due to her immense acting talent and contributions to Philippine cinema.

Her death was confirmed by another Filipino actress, Annabella Rama, as she posted on Twitter asking her fans to pray for the legendary actress. Gil left this world on Friday, August 5, 2022.

Because she was the most incredible “kontravida” the Filipino cinema industry had ever known, the sudden departure was not expected, and the industry felt her absence. However, not many people know about her rich family background and other demises that already existed within her family.

Read further for in-depth information about this legendary family as we talk about Cherie Gil’s parents and siblings.

Who Are Eddie Mesa and Rosemarie Gil? Meet Cherie Gil’s Parents

Eddie Mesa is the stage name of Eduardo de Mesa Eigenmann. He is a retired Filipino actor and singer born on February 18, 1940. Known for performing the famous Sammy Davis song, he later earned the moniker “Elvis Presley of the Philippines.”

Eddie, the lead singer of Eddie Mesa and The Trippers, changed his last name to that of his mother. His father was of German and Swiss descent.

His wife, Maria Rosa Francisca Catalina Gil-Eigenmann y Castallvi, also known as Rosemarie Gil, is a Filipina singer and actress. Born on March 9, 1942, Rosemarie is 80 years old and best known for her portrayal of rich socialite-villainess parts.


Eddie met Rosemarie while working. Their first child Michael Edward (Michael de Mesa), was born in 1960. Similarly, the other two children, Raphael John (Mark Gil), and Evangeline Rose (Cherie Gil), were later born during the couple’s 1961 marriage.

Due to marital issues, including Mesa’s alleged drinking and womanizing, the couple divorced in 1970. While Rosemarie stayed in the Philippines and continued working as an actress, Eddie left for Guam in 1978 for six months before moving to Hawaii.

After becoming a born-again Christian in 1986, Mesa reconciled with his wife, and they are married as of now. Eddie and Rosemarie now have 13 grandchildren, most of whom follow in their professional footsteps.

Sadly, two of their children (Cherie and Mark) have already passed away. The other son Michael works as a Filipino film and television actor. 

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Siblings: Who Is Cherie Gil’s Brother, Mark Gil? His Death Details

The sudden demise of Cherie Gil freshly hurts the cinematic world. Nevertheless, not many people know that the actress had previously lost one of her two brothers, Mark Gil.

Raphael John “Ralph” Gil Eigenmann, better known by his stage name Mark Gil, was a Filipino actor who lived from September 25, 1961, to September 1, 2014. Passed away at 52, Gil was frequently chosen as the main antagonist in Filipino action movies.

Gil gained notoriety for his performance as the firmer American boss-lover-killer of Lorna Tolentino in the drama-suspense thriller The Elsa Castillo Story: The Chop-Chop Lady, whose plot was based on actual events.

Gil further made appearances in various drama series, the most recent while he was living was the Angel Locsin and Jericho Rosales-starring ABS-CBN drama, The Legal Wife.


Mark passed away 24 days before his 53rd birthday due to liver cirrhosis while battling liver cancer. His wife Maricar, six children, and seven grandchildren survived him.

Mark was the father of Katherine “Ira” Eigenmann by actress and former girlfriend Irene Celebre and singer/actor Gabby Eigenmann. When his first child Gabby was born, Gil was sixteen years old. 

Likewise, his children from his first marriage to Bing Pimental are Timothy (Sid Lucero) and Maxine Eve. Furthermore, he had a daughter named Andi Eigenmann with the actress Jaclyn Jose.

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