The only person in Philippine movie history to ever bag two acting awards in a single ceremony from any awards night (Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress in the 1991 FAMAS Awards).
The Lagdameo family owns two Labradors, three Shitzus and a cock-a-tiel (a bird of the parrot family).
Married Anton Lagdameo, a businessman from Davao, in Dec 27, 1997 in New York. They were supposed to marry on January of 1997, but Anton's father had just undergone a quadruple heart bypass so they decided to move the wedding date.
Dawn's father, Jose Fazil Taleon, comes from Iloilo. Her maternal grandfather, George Anton Salman, was a Palestinian Arab who came to Manila (in 1948) to escape World War II. Salman married a girl from Bulacan.
A bookworm herself, reading much on oceanography and astrology, Dawn has joined a charity program, T.A.S.K. (Tulong Aral sa Kabataan) ("Educational Aid to Children"), which donates educational textbooks for needy children.