They are the greatest, most bankable, most admired, and shining icons of Philippine cinema, but who do you think is the one shining above the rest?
Known as the Philippines’ Superstar and considered by many as one of the world’s finest actresses, Aunor started in the business as a singing champion and later has proven to every Filipino her worth as an actress by the virtue of her dramatic superiority in her award-winning films in the mid
70’s till the early 90’s. She has essayed giving each of her films her best acting performances that tackles Filipino’s struggle on poverty, hypocrisy, and womanhood. Armored with extra-ordinary acting prowess that’s hard to beat in any award-giving bodies, she is definitely the actress above all actresses and her incredible story is a perfect example of a “cinderella story”.
In early 2000, Aunor opted to try her luck in the US. She lived a normal life there in her early stay but shocked her fans and the entire Filipino nation after being caught with an illegal substance in one incident. Although Aunor was found negative of the substance from the test the authorities conducted to her, she chose to admit of being positive to the case filed to lessen her verdict.
But after the chaos in her life, the Philippine Superstar managed to get back on her career and does number of shows for her Filipino fans in the US. She was able to get her green card and expecting to do a movie to be produced by her erstwhile screen partner in the 70’s, Sajid Khan, an Indian actor-singer. Just recently, her immortal 80’s film “Himala” was considered as one of the Best Asian films in the World by CNN entertainment and in competition against other Asian films.
Multi-awarded actress and Philippine Superstar Nora Aunor essayed portraying roles that requires quiet but immense acting styles using her expressive eyes and delivers portrayal that lasts eternal clamour. Aunor is the best example of a movie performer who describes a real acting in its finest. Her best bodies of works mostly tackle lives of ill-fated women in the third world era including Berlin entry Himala, Cannes entry Bona, Atsay, Bulaklak ng City Jail, Merika, Minsa’y Isang Gamu-gamo, Ina ka ng Anak mo and The Flor Contemplacion Story to name a few.
One of the Philippines’ greatest actresses and popularly known as the Star for all Seasons, Santos is definitely the most loved actress of her generation and much respected for her humility, great-acting ability and her passion for her work as an actress and politician.