Most films are not complete without the presence of a beautiful female lead. Many actresses aim to get a lead role and have a movie of their own. Successful celebrities have worked really hard just to land the spot where they are in now. Nothing good comes easy and not everyone becomes famous overnight.
With beauty and talent, some Filipina celebrities have captured many fans’ hearts. It is their effortless acting that got them multiple film projects.
Here are some of the most successful leading ladies in the Philippine show business.
1. Lovi Poe – In 2010, she got her first best actress awards for films, “Mayohan” and “Sagrada Familia.”
2. Carla Abellana – She first appeared as the main lead of the Filipino adaptation of Mexican drama, “Rosalinda.”
3. Erich Gonzales – The Kapamilya actress first appeared on television when she joined celebrity search, “Star Circle Quest.”
4. Shaina Magdayao – She is named as the ABS-CBN’s Kapamilya Gold Queen for her notable roles in the network’s afternoon dramas.
5. Cristine Reyes – The actress was first seen in GMA’s talent search, “StarStruck.”
6. Arci Munoz – She starred in blockbuster films like, “Camp Sawi”, “Always Be My Maybe”, and “Can We Still Be Friends?”
7. Andi Eigenmann – She is most known for playing the roles of Agua and Bendita in ABS-CBN drama, “Agua Bendita.”
8. Liza Soberano – Along Enrique Gil, she starred in successful films like “Just the Way You Are”, “Everyday I Love You”, and “My Ex and Whys.” She is set to appear as the lead of the new version of “Darna.”
9. Maja Salvador – The Kapamilya star is the star of hit drama, “Wildflower.” Her fierce role has gotten many fans hooked on the said show.
10. Nadine Lustre – In 2014, she was put in the spotlight after the success of her film with James Reid, “Diary ng Panget.”
11. Jennylyn Mercado – The Kapuso star has already won multiple best actress awards from the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) for film, “Walang Forever” and television show, “My Faithful Husband.”
12. Kathryn Bernardo – At a young age, she already has a huge fan base along love team partner, Daniel Padilla. She is currently starring in Kapamilya fantaserye, “La Luna Sangre.”
13. Angelica Panganiban – The former child actress has made notable appearances on films like “Here Comes The Bride”, “Bulong”, “Segunda Mano”, “Every Breath U Take” and “That Thing Called Tadhana.”
14. Marian Rivera – She rose to fame after landing the lead role in the Filipino adaptation of Mexican drama, “Marimar.”
15. Coleen Garcia – The former “It’s Showtime” host has starred in films, “Ex With Benefits”, “Love Me Tomorrow”, and “Extra Service.”
16. Anne Curtis – Throughout the years, she remained one of the most sought out actresses in the industry. She has appeared in “All About Love”, “Babe, I Love You”, “In Your Eyes”, “Who’s That Girl”, “No Other Woman”, “A Secret Affair”, and “The Gifted.”
17. Kim Chiu – She is known for winning “Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition” and now stars in “Ikaw Lang Ang Iibigin.”
18. Toni Gonzaga – The successful actress-host has appeared on successful movies like, “My Big Love”, “My Only U”, and “My Amnesia Girl.”
19. Sarah Geronimo – The singer does not only have top-selling albums, she also has a successful career in film. She starred in multiple blockbuster films like, “A Very Special Love”, “It’s Take A Man And A Woman”, and “Maybe This Time.”
20. Judy Ann Santos – The veteran actress has appeared in more than 60 films. Now, she is the host of Kapamilya’s “Bet On Your Baby.”
21. Angel Locsin – Despite the successful run of her career in the Kapuso network, she transferred to its competing station, ABS-CBN. She has starred in films like “The Promise”, “In The Name of Love”, “Unofficially Yours”, “One More Try”, “Everything About Her”, and “The Third Party.”
22. Bea Alonzo – She is most known for her hit film with John Lloyd Cruz, “One More Chance.” Bea is currently appearing as one of the lead characters of the ABS-CBN drama, “A Love To Last.”
Those are just some of the most-known names in the Philippine cinema In the future, there may be new names on this list. However, these ladies have left a mark in the industry.
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