Dawn Zulueta celebrated her 52nd birthday on Thursday, March 4.
The actress took to social media to share her realizations as she turned another year older.
In an Instagram post, Dawn said the coronavirus pandemic has made her appreciate life even more.
" today. Blessed to see another day," she began.
"A year ago today, I had no idea that in just a matter of days the world would turn itself inside out due to the COVID-19 pandemic," she said.
"I had a whole year to reflect deeper about how precious life is as we wept with those who lost their battles and stood strong with those who still fight. In one year, I got to re-evaluate myself and my priorities. A full year of sifting and shaking so that I am only left with what matters most," she added.
Addressing her followers, Dawn said: "I thank every one of you, who even through soc med, gave a kind word of support, encouragement, a word of peace and love. Thank you for helping me get through the year that was."
Born Marie Rachel Salman Taleon-Lagdameo, Dawn is considered one of the best actresses of her generation.
She started her career in 1986. She went on to star in a number of hit films and TV shows. In 1997, Dawn married Anton Lagdameo, a former Davao del Norte Representative and a scion of a wealthy Mindanaoan family. They have two kids—Jacobo Antonio, 15, and Ayisha Madlen, 11.
Recently, Dawn made headlines for dressing up as her favorite characters in various Netflix shows as well as other period dramas such as Bridgerton, The Crown, The Queen’s Gambit, and Downton Abbey.
She most recently dressed up as Queen Elizabeth in the 2010 British historical film The King's Speech, which was portrayed by English actress Helena Bonham Carter.