Significant as both a politician and an actress, Barretto served from 2007 until 2013 being a Caloocan City Councilor and appeared in 1990s and early 2000s films and tv shows such as for example Megamol and Spirits. Early in her profession, she made an appearance in the 1992 film Dillinger. She performed the function of Vanessa in the GMA Network series Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin. Her sisters Gretchen and Claudine Barretto also acquired acting professions. She married professional and comedian Dennis Padilla and elevated three daughters, Julia, Dani and Claudia, and one kid, Leon. Her brother-in-law, Raymart Santiago, acquired a successful profession in humor and action films.