In 2000, she did another movie under Reyes' direction in the suspense/thriller, Gusto Ko Nang Lumigaya.
These two movies showed her acting prowess and boosted her acting career.
In 2009, Fernandez performed in the US leg of her The Divas 4 Divas Tour together with Regine Velasquez, Kuh Ledesma and Zsa Zsa Padilla.
Fernandez began her music career at age 16 when she signed a contract with Octo Arts Records in 1981. She has appeared on the covers of several Philippine magazines.
In 1982, Fernandez released her first album and co-hosted the Philippine television series Penthouse Live! In 1995, Fernandez joined the cast of another television program, ASAP together with her former husband Martin Nievera, along with Dayanara Torres and Ariel Rivera.
Fernandez was awarded the Best Female Musical Variety Show Host at the Philippine KBP Golden Dove Awards in 1999.
She has also toured the United States, Japan, Hong Kong, Guam and Italy promoting her music to Philippine audiences. She recorded a series of songs that reached the top of the Philippine charts and attracted a sell-out crowd in venues such as the Araneta Coliseum and the Rizal Football Stadium, as well as the General Motors Palace in Vancouver.
Fernandez sparked controversy by posing provocatively on the cover of FHM Philippines.
In June 2007, Fernandez co-hosted a Philippine show with Kuh Ledesma in Las Vegas.
She was preparing for her December concert at the Araneta Coliseum marking her 25th anniversary in the Philippine entertainment industry.
In 2008, she performed with other Philippine singers such as Regine Velasquez, Kuh Ledesma and Zsa Zsa Padilla at the Araneta Coliseum called Divas 4 Divas.
During her divorce in 1999, she ventured into doing movies such as Linlang starring Richard Gomez and Joyce Jimenez about a wronged wife out for revenge after learning of her husband's infidelity.