Top Ten Actresses Of the Philippines
Angel Locsin (born Angelica Colmenares; April 23, 1985) is a Filipina television and film actress, commercial model, film producer and fashion designer. She came to prominence for her television roles as Alwina in the 2004 fantasy-themed television series Mulawin and as the superheroine Darna in the TV adaptation of the Mars Ravelo comics. Locsin was a contract artist of GMA Network up to early 2007 until she transferred to its rival network, ABS-CBN. She then starred as Lyka in the television series Lobo, which earned her an International Emmy Award nomination for best performance. She later on starred in blockbuster films In The Name Of Love and One More Try for which she garnered critical acclaim for both performances. The two films earned Locsin the Star Award for Movies for Movie Actress of the Year and the Box-Office Entertainment Award for Film Actress of the Year, winning both awards two consecutive years. In 2013, she won the FAMAS Award and the Film Academy of the Philippines Award for best actress for her performance in One More Try
Marian Rivera Gracia-Dantes, (born Marian Rivera Gracia on August 12, 1984, in Madrid, Spain) is a Spanish-born Filipina commercial model and actress. She is known for her roles in Marimar, Dyesebel, Amaya, and Temptation of Wife. As a recording artist, Rivera has released two studio albums: the Marian Rivera Dance Hits and Retro Crazy. She has also starred in some movies such as: My Bestfriend’s Girlfriend, Tarot, You to Me Are Everything, and Panday 2
Anne Ojales Curtis-Smith, also known as Anne Curtis-Smith or simply Anne Curtis (born 17 February 1985 in Yarrawonga, Victoria, Australia), is a Filipino-Australian actress, television host, recording artist, and VJ in the Philippines.
Curtis had starred in several television series, which include Hiram (2004–2005), Kampanerang Kuba (2005), Maging Sino Ka Man (2006–2007) and Dyosa (2008), and has hosted the noontime show It’s Showtime. As of 2014, she portrays the iconic Komiks character Dyesebel in Mars Ravelo’s Dyesebel.
She also starred in several films like No Other Woman (2011), which grossed Php 278 Million at the box office and her role in the film earned her a FAMAS Award for Best Actress. Her other box-office hit films include Babe, I Love You (2010) and A Secret Affair (2012). Her other critically lauded roles were in the films Baler (2008) and In Your Eyes (2010).
Throughout her career, she has received a Metro Manila Film Festival Award, three FAMAS Award nominations (winning one), three PMPC Star Award for Movies nominations, two Luna Award nominations (winning one), and six PMPC Star Award for TV nominations (winning two).
Kimberly Sue Yap Chiu (born April 19, 1990) commonly known as Kim Chiu, is a Chinese Filipino actress. She is best known for her leading roles in dramas Sana Maulit Muli (2007), Tayong Dalawa (2009), Kung Tayo’y Magkakalayo (2010), My Binondo Girl (2011), Ina, Kapatid, Anak (2013), Ikaw Lamang (2014), and in the film Bride for Rent (2014).
Judy Ann Santos
Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo ( born Judy Anne Lumagui Santos; May 11, 1978) is a Filipino film and television actress, host, product endorser, recording artist, and film producer
Santos began as a child actress and made her professional television debut in Kaming Mga Ulila (1986) before her screen debut in the film Silang Mga Sisiw Sa Lansangan (1988) where she appeared as part of the ensemble playing a supporting role. Her first leading role in a television series was in Ula, Ang Batang Gubat (1988), but she received media recognition in her breakthrough television series Mara Clara (1992). She has since spawned highly rated television series, amongst these are Esperanza (1996), Basta’t Kasama Kita (2003), Sa Piling Mo (2006) and Ysabella
Santos starred in commercially successful films in the early 1990s following motion picture adaptations of Mara Clara (1996) and Esperanza (1999). She further achieved television and film success with pairings opposite Wowie de Guzman, Rico Yan, and Piolo Pascual
Santos’ performance in the film Sabel (2004) received critical acclaim and earned her the Gawad Urian for Best Actress. In 2006, her film Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo gained both critical and financial success, Santos won the Metro Manila Film Festival for Best Actress, PMPC Star Awards for Movies Lead Actress and FAMAS Award for Best Actress among others. Santos’ other notable films include Till There Was You (2003), Don’t Give Up On Us (2006), Ouija (2007), Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo (2007), Mag-at Ka Sa…Kulam (2008) and My Househusband (2011). Santos also earned television honors including a PMPC Star Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series for Krystala (2005) and KBP Golden Dove Award for Best TV Actress for Habang May Buhay (2010).
Maricel Soriano (born Maria Cecilia Dador Soriano on February 25, 1965), also known as The Diamond Star, is a critically acclaimed Filipina film and television actress. She has starred in many films covering different genres including comedy, fantasy (Inday series), horror, suspense, action, romance and drama. She has appeared in hundreds of films and has scored a number of blockbuster hits
In addition to being an actress, Soriano is also a singer and has recorded several songs including the theme song of her movie Oh My Mama in 1981. In 1987, she performed a sold out concert at the Araneta Coliseum; the show titled “Hello, Hello Maricel”.
Maja Ross Andres Salvador (born October 5, 1988) is a Filipina actress, dancer, model, and producer. Salvador is a member of a family of actors that includes her father, Ross Rival, cousin, Jobelle Salvador, and uncle Phillip Salvador. She is currently under the management of ABS-CBN’s Star Magic and is regarded as the “Dance Princess of the Philippines”. In 2011, Salvador co-produced and portrayed the title role in the film Thelma, which earned her the Gawad Urian Award and the Film Academy of the Philippines Award for best actress.
Erika Chryselle Gonzales Gancayco (born September 20, 1990), commonly known as Erich Gonzales, is a Filipina actress, host, and model. She is a contract artist of ABS-CBN’s Star Magic. She started her showbiz career at the age of 14, when she joined as a contestant of the reality talent search Star Circle Quest. She came to prominence after her lead role in the TV series Katorse.
Philbert Angelie Ranollo Fagerstrom (born October 17, 1987) is a British-Filipino film and television actress, host, and singer. She is currently part of ABS-CBN contract talents.
Vilma Santos-Recto (born November 3, 1953) commonly known as Ate Vi is a Filipino actress and politician. She is known as the Star for all Seasons for her various roles in different genres of her movies and holds the titles of Grand Slam Queen and as the longest-reigning box office queen of Philippine cinema. Santos is also a politician, currently serving as Governor of Batangas and once as mayor of Lipa City.