Top 10 Best Actresses in the Philippines

The Top Ten
1 Angel Locsin Angel Locsin is a Filipina television and film actress, commercial model, film producer and fashion designer.

I wasn't a fan before until I saw one of her movies. It was superb! She acts from the heart and soul. She made me really cry. The most-awarded actress in her generation, I'm so happy for her for receiving four Best Actress Awards for just one movie. That is, of course, just in addition to the previous awards she's received. She was also nominated for an EMMY, which really made me proud of her. And whenever I watch her, I can't help but tell myself, "This person has a kind heart. No matter what award she gets, her true award has always been given to her. Her pure heart."

Angel Locsin is indeed a versatile and beautiful actress, both inside and out. No other actresses or actors can compare to her as she is simply the best. She manages to act exceedingly well in different genres (like fantasy, drama, action, comedy, romance, etc.), whether her role is that of a protagonist, antagonist, or deuteragonist.

She is the underrated Queen of Fantasy, Drama, and Action. When she acts, you can see in her eyes, gestures, and voice all the feelings and emotions that she strives to convey, to do justice to every role.

Despite the issues she has faced, she continues to be kind, even when people start judging her. For me, she is the perfect beautiful package with both undeniably inner and outer beauty.

2 Marian Rivera Marian Rivera Gracia-Dantes, known professionally as Marian Rivera, is a Spanish Filipino commercial model and actress, best known for her roles in Marimar, Dyesebel, Amaya, and Temptation of Wife.

She is the only Primetime Queen in the Philippines, loved by millions of fans from all over the world. Although often misinterpreted by others, especially those who dislike her and her haters, she remains enjoyable to be around and is warm to her friends and fans. She shows compassion to those in poor health, frequently visiting hospitals or any place where patients are present, providing moral support, food, and medicines to assist. She is Marian Rivera, the beautiful inside and out Primetime Queen, the ninth most beautiful face in the world, once an FHM #1 sexiest, an excellent actress (many wonder why she hasn't received any prominent acting award), a very good dancer, and has produced music and dance hits, blockbuster movies, TV comedy hits (proven and tested as a comedian), hit TV series, and many other accomplishments. She is Marian Rivera of the Philippines... Thank you very much.

3 Nora Aunor

Nora Aunor is the number one living actress of Asia. She has proven it not only once, twice, or thrice, but many, many times in both local and international competitions. She is three years my senior, which is why I know where she came from to become the only Filipino actress who beat foreign films during her prime times. Distributors of foreign films were afraid to open their films simultaneously with Nora's. They normally started their film showings two or three days behind Nora's new film. For two decades, she was the flag bearer of the Filipino movie world. Her contemporaries were far behind at second or third place.

Theaters had to use long, long ropes to guide moviegoers. It was always like a procession was passing by. During mall or provincial tours, people could not be satisfied unless they could catch a glimpse of the one and only superstar. At 60, she is still like a century-wine that keeps getting better. Long live Nora Aunor, always the model for deprived Filipinos who are continuously struggling to become better persons. We love you.

4 Kathryn Bernardo

Kathryn Bernardo has been doing good things ever since. Even the films with her real-life boyfriend, Daniel Padilla, hit the highest grossing Filipino film of all time. She's beautiful, everyone can see it. Her tantalizing eyes make you stare. Her fierce aura makes you amazed at her beauty. It feels like heaven seeing her. Many people idolize her real personality and accept her whatever she is.

I believe that Kathryn Bernardo, the Most Promising Female Star of Movies and Televisions, Princess of Philippine Movies and Television, Star Music Princess, Ultimate Kapamilya Teen Queen, and the Most Influential Teen Actress, is capable because she is one of the most, if not the most, bankable, influential, and phenomenal artists of this generation. She has a very strong personality that can inspire millions and millions of people around the world.

Kathryn Bernardo is the epitome of true beauty and passion. She is not just your typical actress. She shows her wit and grit in every interview, and she puts in so much effort and determination in perfecting her craft as an actress to give the audience what they deserve. She may be neglected by others, but she still stands strong. A perfect role model to all her fans.

5 Judy Ann Santos

Of course! She's unbeatable... she could be leveled with those veteran stars. Whoever is paired with her, for sure, his career would shine as bright as the stars. And I think ABS-CBN made the wrong choice in taking away her teleserye because almost all the new generations could only be famous for just a very short moment of their career. Unlike Judy Ann, even after she took a rest for some time, she is still shining. The love and admiration of all people have never changed.

All kinds of attitudes as a model for every individual here in the Philippines are carried by Miss Judy Ann Santos. In her attitude, acting, personality, and most especially in her family, she's a good sister, daughter, mother, and wife. If you compare the life or the career as an actress of Miss Judy Ann Santos, who would it be? Nothing. My pastor told me if I could have an inspiration aside from our God savior, the life of Judy Ann Santos is the admirable one.

6 Maricel Soriano

Maricel Soriano is undoubtedly the best actress among her contemporaries. The third most awarded actress in Philippine Showbiz, no one can ever equal the superb acting ability of the Diamond Star. Versatile as well, she can portray any role with much aplomb. A consummate actress and A-list actress indeed... Hurrah to the one and only Queen!

For me, Ms. Maricel Soriano should be included on the list simply because she's a versatile actress. She can do drama, action, and comedy. It's very rare for a celebrity to excel in all genres. That's why she is the "Diamond Star" of Philippine Showbiz. No one comes close among her contemporaries. Hail to the Queen. One of the finest and consummate actresses of all time.

The only one who can cross genres - drama, action, comedy, horror, commercial, indie - and find success in all. The only actress of her generation who is still relevant today. Tenure, capacity, accolades, and tenacity - she's got it all. The other nine actresses on this list will easily bow down to her.

7 Vilma Santos

The top two spots should be a toss between Vilma Santos and Nora Aunor. They're the Philippine Cinema's best actresses. They're also the most awarded actresses in the Philippines - and they have the trophies to show for it. No other actress in the country can match or even come close to what these two actresses have accomplished in their career. They're the last two real queens of local cinema.

For the very simple reason that she is still in the limelight until now. She is indeed an icon in Philippine cinema, proving her worth in all aspects. She can be as great as what they say the universal actress Nora Aunor is. Ms. Santos, for me, is one of the greatest for she combines acting and public service. She has a good reputation as a public servant... and these roles lead to perfection as a real actress in the world. She's simply the best for me.

Vilma Santos is the Best Actress of Philippine Cinema of All Time! Her movies and the roles she portrayed are significant, memorable, and varied. She is the only actress who is able to mix great acting, outstanding film, and a box-office movie all at the same time.

8 Anne Curtis Anne Ojales Curtis-Smith, also known as Anne Curtis-Smith or simply Anne Curtis, is a Filipina-Australian actress, television host, recording artist, and VJ in the Philippines.

Anne is a great performer, and at the same time, she has achieved a lot in her career. I can say that Anne Curtis is the most popular star, having 7 million Twitter followers. She's one of the 25 smartest Twitter users lined up with the big names in Hollywood. She's also the first Filipina actress featured on E! News Asia, named People Asia's National Sweetheart, an international star in the Hollywood indie movie Blood Ransom, and won a Razzie Award in Hollywood as Best Vampire. She will be doing an international project on a cable channel.

She's a multi-awarded actress, the most awarded young fashion icon, top cover girl, the country's leading endorser, well-known as a box office star in films, and has a successful album, TV shows, and concerts. She's in demand and a commercially effective product endorser, with countless billboards in Metro Manila. Anne is also a multi-awarded TV host, very popular on social media, a bankable actress, and the most beautiful Filipina.

9 Kim Chiu

Kim is a versatile actress. She has everything, whoever the leading man to be paired with her. She knows how to bring the scene to the best of the best. Also, when it comes to acting, she naturally played every role that she was given. As you can see, the rating of Kim's teleseryes never goes down. Most of it is number one! She is really the best.

Kim Chiu is very beautiful, not only outside but also inside. She has a lot of talent to show. She gives all her best, which is why she deserves to be entitled as the best actress in the Philippines.

Kim Chiu is not only very beautiful and smart. She possesses a very strong aura that fans get crazy about. A very talented actress, recognized as Box Office Queen for "Bride for Rent," which was recognized as one of the Philippine top-grossing movies of all time. All her teleseryes have been number one in Primetime since "Sana Maulit Muli" eight years ago. She is considered to be the most popular and successful young actress today in the Philippines and around the world!

10 Bea Alonzo

She shows depth in acting even at a very young age when she started in the business, portraying roles older than her actual age. Every character makes a mark among the viewers. She keeps getting better and better, and even the veteran actors love working with her. A magazine article years ago described Bea as having the "grace and elegance of Gloria Romero and Susan Roces, the charm and acting prowess of Sharon, Vilma, Maricel, and Nora." She is exceptionally talented and much deserving of the title 'This generation's movie queen'.

I am watching every movie of hers! I love the way she talks, cries, and especially the way she acts. She has the talent for acting. She delivers her roles so fantastically and great! And honestly speaking, I'm a fan of hers! Bea, just continue doing movies so fabulous, and I will support you all over again.

No more interrogations. She's obviously the best actress of her generation. A combination of Vilma and Nora. And the latest version of Mega and Maria. She is a brilliant actress of the showbiz industry.

The Contenders
11 Maja Salvador Maja Ross Andres Salvador is a Filipino actress, endorser, dancer, singer, host, producer, and talent manager

Maja is one of the big names in showbiz but, despite garnering best actress trophies, she doesn't mind accepting supporting roles to help a series for someone or a friend. She has kept her feet on the ground, and she's one whom you can't hear anything bad about towards anyone, be it a comment or a joke. She is smart. Her simple yet witty and happy personality draws her fans and others to like and love her.

Maja Salvador is so sweet, cute, beautiful inside & outside, very humble & grateful, a versatile actress. She's the next megastar or superstar of her generation today, honestly! Maja is loved & adored by so many fans from all around the world. She is a star, a talented dancer, a singer, a model, an actress! Thank you! x

She's good at acting, versatile, beautiful, simple, humble with a good heart. Can act without hesitation and always gives her best. She does not require much instruction and is very personable. Easy to get along with and most of all, she understands her fans.

12 Julia Montes Mara Hautea Schnittka, known professionally as Julia Montes, is a Filipino-German actress and commercial model.

Julia Montes is the best! She's the best actress and, at the same time, a role model for her generation. She continues to inspire many people. She is the real proof of people who don't give up on their dreams. I salute her for being a good daughter, granddaughter, sister to her family. Being the breadwinner of the family is really a tough job. Continue making your dreams come true. God bless you, and we're always here to support and love you! We love you, Mara Schnittka!

Julia Montes is the best actress of her generation. She gained her fame through talent and hard work. Her high-caliber acting made her ready for mature and more challenging roles at a young age. She can get along with veteran actors and actresses. She is the youngest versatile actress.

To be honest, I just cannot get enough of her. I always love to watch her shows and movies. So far, she has a good reputation and is beautiful inside and out.

13 Angeli Bayani
14 Kristine Hermosa

She really is an amazing actress. I love to watch her films every day... she is talented and very emotional. Love you, Kristine Hermosa, keep up the natural beauty you have.

Thanks by Evangeline Soni.

I think she should rank as the second most beautiful actress after Marian Rivera...

Kristine is a great actress, and she's beautiful inside and out...

15 Gladys Reyes

My favorite kontrabida. Very good in acting and she really is a good person.

My idol, Gladys, is flawless.

I love Gladys Reyes.

16 Mercedes Cabral
17 Hilda Koronel
18 Sharon Cuneta

Sharon Cuneta is the most versatile actress in the history of Philippine Cinema, starring in over 50 movies with blockbuster hits and best actress recognition. She has portrayed different roles in all categories, which includes musical, heavy drama, comedy, romance, and even a role in a Smokey Mountain. Indeed, she is the one and only Megastar in the Philippines.

Sharon has the most Box Office Queen titles. A Grand Slam Best Actress. An international movie Best Actress. She is the only Asian artist to be inducted at the Shrine Auditorium Hall of Fame and at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas.

Sharon made good as an actress. She instills her legacy inside and outside as a true Filipina and role model to the youth. Good work, Sharon, and God bless.

19 Toni Gonzaga Celestine Cruz Gonzaga-Soriano, better known as Toni Gonzaga, is a Filipino singer, television host, actress and comedian.

The best of the best. Go Queen Cee! We love you, and we're always here to support you. You are the Ultimate Multimedia Superstar because you can do everything to make people happy when they are watching you.

She's not just a versatile actress. She's the Ultimate Multimedia Star! She won awards in different fields such as in movies, television, and music. A very talented artist indeed!

Toni Gonzaga is the one and only Toni Gonzaga! The master of all trades... love her so much! She's beautiful inside and out!

20 Erich Gonzales

For me, Erich Gonzales, because she's an amazing actress and she is very talented. And for me, she's the only one who actually has the true pinnacle of beauty. She deserves to win because she has improved a lot since the beginning. And for me, she has done a lot of things to impress me and others. She also deserves to win because she is a very nice person and she's very beautiful (the only Pinay Barbie doll).

Versatile, and her facial expressions are on point. You will be taken away by the emotions that she portrays and feel the moment as if you are practically in her shoes.

She is the Drama Princess of the Philippines. ABS CBN gave her this opportunity. She's also considered the Philippines' Sweetheart and the only Pinay Barbie Doll.

21 Alessandra de Rossi
22 Snooky Serna

During the '80s, Snooky shone the brightest. She was the first to become the most popular star of her generation.

She is simply great, and her acting prowess is like wine that gets even better as she ages.

She is the only actress who can portray both rich and poor in a movie. She is also the best in villain roles.

23 Dawn Zulueta

She is the most beautiful and sexy.
She is talented, can sing, and acts very well.

Extremely beautiful, well-rounded, and never ages. All the good things about her, such a refreshing sight.

She sings very well.

24 Jolina Magdangal

She is one of the few stars who maintained good values in and out of showbiz. Others may have great achievements, but their value as stars will fade away soon. She is the original Multimedia Superstar. They say another is the Ultimate, but where is the value? I look up to those who have a great impact on all generations, not just once, but for all-time generations. Jolina may not have a Best Actress award yet, but for millions out there, she is one of the best actresses. Though because of the new aspiring actresses, she gives way for them to shine, but the real talent will remain in the end... And she is the real ultimate survivor, the Multimedia Star Icon, and a great person for her family. To identify an actress as the best, look beyond her... Not just what she is doing now.

One of the most versatile actresses... She can do anything.

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