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Nela Álvarez (Manuela Álvarez Rocha) was born on 9 November, 1919 in Carigara, Leyte, Philippine Islands, is an actress. Discover Nela Álvarez's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of networth at the age of 90 years old?

Popular As Manuela Álvarez
Occupation Actor
Age 90 years old
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Born 9 November 1919
Birthday 9 November
Birthplace Carigara, Leyte, Philippine Islands
Date of death (2009-03-06) San Francisco, California, U.S.
Died Place San Francisco, California, U.S.

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Who Is Nela Álvarez's Husband?

Her husband is Jose P. Rocha

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Husband Jose P. Rocha
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Children 5 (inc. Rebecca Rocha)

Nela Álvarez Net Worth

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Net Worth in 2023 $1 Million - $5 Million
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In 1936, Nela was featured in her first film, “Mga Kaluluwang Napaligaw,” which means lost souls. She continued to act in six more movies before the Philippines was plunged into World War II. Film production in the Philippines was halted after the Japanese invasion in 1941. Nela did not act again until 1948, when she was featured in “Sierra Madre: Bundok ng Hiwaga” with Leopoldo Salcedo. In 1971, she was featured in “Jezebel” with her daughter, Rebecca.


She met her husband, Jose P. Rocha, at a softball game in 1935, and three years later, she eloped with him and got married at the Manila Cathedral. They had five children, the eldest dying at a young age of meningitis. Nela's husband, Jose, died in 1982. He taught American government and physical education at Far Eastern University in the Philippines. She was the maternal grandmother of Filipino actor Niño Muhlach, whose lineage on his father's side is also heavily involved in the Philippine acting industry. His aunt is Amalia Fuentes, and his first cousin is Aga Muhlach.


After graduating from high school, she and a friend started auditioning for acting roles in movies. Nela—whose stage name was Nela Álvarez—immediately got a part as an extra. In the late 1930s, before the onset of World War II, American-occupied Philippines had an insatiable appetite for movies, which led to the formation of LVN Pictures and other studios.


Nela Álvarez (November 9, 1919 - March 6, 2009) was a Filipina pre-war actress who usually played a mother role in LVN Pictures.

Manuela Álvarez Rocha was born November 9, 1919, in Carigara, Leyte, Philippines. She was the youngest child of Julio and Juana Álvarez, who had one son, Salvador, and two other daughters, Benigna and Solita. Julio and Juana raised their children in Manila, where they owned a general and bicycle store.