Known for her roles in such popular Philippine television series as Ikaw Na Sana Granada, Kaputol ng Isang Awit, and Lalola. She also had a career as a singer, releasing albums titled Out Here on My Own and In the Mood for Love.
She began her career in the mid-1980s as a performer on the GMA Network program That's Entertainment. A decade later, she appeared as Rochelle on the Filipino series Villa Quintana.
She played the role of Consuela in the 1990 installment of the Shake, Rattle & Roll movie series.
She was born in Manila, Philippines, to a Spanish mother named Isabel Villarama and a Filipino father named Humberto Granada. She was first married to Geryk Genasky in 2002; they had a son named Hubert together before divorcing. In 2015, she married Arnel Cowley.
She and Judy Ann Santos were both in the cast of the 2001 to 2003 ABS-CBN series Sa Puso Ko Iingatan Ka.