Beautiful Pinay Actresses
Having done articles on Japanese actresses and several on the women of Bollywood, I thought I would do one on Filipina actresses.
Now there are several stunning women that you may already know about that are Filipino or have Filipino heritage....
American glamour model Alley Baggett is of Filipino and Hispanic descent.
Wayne's World, Wayne's World 2 and Relic Hunter star Tia Carrere is of Filipino descent.
80's sex symbol Phoebe Cates (remember the "pool scene" in Fast Times at Ridgemont High?) is of Chinese, Filipino and Russian Jewish descent.
High School Musical star Vanessa Anne Hudgens is of Irish, Native American, Chinese, Filipino and Spanish descent.
One of the most beautiful women in the world (to me at least) Natassia Malthe is of Norwegian and Filipino heritage.
Vanessa Minnillo is Italian, Irish and Filipino.
And the lead singer of The Pussycat Dolls, Nicole Scherzinger is Hawaiian, Filipina and Russian.
But this article is about some of the female stars of Philippine cinema that you may have never heard of, starting with......
Here is the star of Darna herself, the beautiful Angel Locsin.
Angel was born on April 23,1985 in Bulacan, Philippines.
She rose to fame as Alwina in the fantasy television series Mulawin in 2004.
But it was her role as the super hero Darna that put her over the top.
Darna the TV series came out in 2005, but Darna the character was created by Mars Ravelo in 1947, so Darna is a Filipino comics icon.
(Darna was drawn by Nestor Redondo who later went on the work for DC and Marvel comics).
Although Mulawin and Darna made Angel popular, her first role was in the 1999 teen-oriented series Click.
Angel made her first film appearance in the 2000 film, Ping Lacson: Supercop.
Angel Locsin at Amazon
Filipina actress, commercial model and music producer, Katrina Halili was born on January 4th, 1986 in Quezon City, Philippines.
Katrina made her debut in 2002's StarStruck a Philippine talent competition.
She had gone on to appear in over eighteen television shows, including playing "Black Darna" in the Philippine Super Hero TV show Darna.
In addition to TV, Katrina has appeared in ten movies, including another super hero based project, Super Noypi.
Filipina singer and actress, Sarah Geronimo was born on July 25th, 1988 in Santa Cruz, Manila, Philippines.
Sarah has released seven albums, five of which have gone platinum.
Popstar: A Dream Come True, her debut album in 2003 is the twentieth highest selling album in OPM (Original Pilipino Music) history, with 210,000 plus copies sold.
Besides music, Sarah has appeared on 14 television shows and she even had her own series in 2004 called Sarah, The Teen Princess.
She has also appeared in six movies, including the Super Hero movies Captain Barbell and Lastikman: Unang Banat.
Lastikman and Captain Barbell, by the way, was created by the same man that created Darna, Mars Ravelo. (I keep mentioning these movies because I like comics!)
Filipina actress, singer and dancer Marian Rivera was born Marian Gracia Rivera on August 12th, 1984 in Madrid, Spain.
Her father was a Spaniard and her mother was a Filipina.
She made her acting debut in the soap opera Kung Mamahalin Mo Lang Ako (If You Would Just Love Me) as Clarisse Galang.
That same year, Marian made her big screen debut in the film Enteng Kabisote 2: Okay Ka Fairy Ko: The Legend Continues.
Marian went on to appear in thirteen soap operas and TV shows (including the 2009 Darna series) and fifteen films.
Besides acting, she has also released two albums, Marian Rivera Dance Hits (2008) and Retro Crazy (2009).
Chiquita Dance Video - Marian Rivera
Filipina actress, teen star and model Cristine Reyes was born Ara Cristine Pascual Reyes on February 5th, 1989 in Marikina City, Metro Manila, Philippines.
In 2002, Cristine made her acting debut in the pilot episode of Pira-Pirasong Pangarap and in 2004 she appeared in the teen/youth dramedy show Click.
Since then she has appeared in over twenty TV shows (yes...including Darna as Molecula).
She made her film acting debut in the movie Beautiful Life in 2004.
Cristine has gone on to appear in twelve films, including Enteng Kabisote 4: Okay Ka Fairy Ko... The Beginning of a Legend, the fourth in the series of films that Marian Rivera made her debut in.
Small world huh?
Filipina actress, singer, vj, model, and UN World Food Program ambassador KC Concepcion was born on April 7th,1985 in Manila, Philippines.
KC has appeared in films, television and on stage.
She also released an album "a.k.a. Cassandra" (Maria Kristina Cassandra Cuneta Concepcion is KC's full name)
On stage she has appeared in The Little Mermaid as Princess Sapphire, Beauty and the Beast as Belle and Katy, the Musical Concert.
In 2003 she began a stint as a VJ for MTV Asia.
In 2008, the United Nations World Food Program made her a National Ambassador Against Hunger.
That same year she debuted on television with the drama anthology I Am KC.
And she debuted on the big screen in the romantic film, For the First Time with Richard Gutierrez.
Diana Zubiri is a Filipina actress who was born Rosemarie Joy Garcia on April 15th, 1985 in Bulacan, Philippines.
Diana applied for work as an entertainer in Japan at the age of fifteen, and was discovered by the Philippine film company Seiko Films.
After appearing in a few films, she went to work for GMA Network and appeared in the variety show Eat Bulaga! and the sketch comedy television show Bubble Gang.
She has appeared on fourteen TV shows, all on the GMA Network.
Diana has appeared in eleven films.
Her first eight were all for Seiko Films, but in 2008, she went to work for Regal Films and OctoArts Films.
TV child star, fashion model and movie actress Francine Prieto was born Anna Marie Falcon Prieto on September 29th, 1981 in Manila, Philippines and is of Filipino and Norwegian descent.
She started out on GMA's variety show That's Entertainment in 1990.
Then Francine moved on to the daytime drama Love to Love in 2005 and went on to appear in twenty TV shows.
And yes she was in the 2009 Darna; she played Lucifera / Lucy / Babaeng Tuod.
Francine has appeared in eighteen films including the 1991 Darna film as Young Narda.
She also co-starred with Diana Zubiri in the films Liberated, Liberated 2 and Bikini Open.
Gloria Diaz is not only a famous Filipina film actress; she is also the first Filipino to win the Miss Universe crown.
Gloria was born on March 10th, 1950 in Ilocos, Philippines and she won the 1969 Miss Universe pageant.
She made her acting debut in the 1974 film, Ang pinakamagandang hayop sa balat ng lupa (The Most Beautiful Animal in the World).
Gloria has gone on to appear in almost seventy movies and TV shows, and in 2006 she won the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences Awards (FAMAS) Best Supporting Actress Award.
In 2010, Gloria raised more than a few eyebrows with some comments she made about Miss Philippines contestant Venus Raj, who came in fourth place which caused some Cebuanos to feel that Gloria insulted their English proficiency.
Filipina actress, singer, and television host Rica Peralejo was born on March 7th, 1981.
Rica also got her start (like Angelica Panganiban) on the kid's show Ang TV.
She has gone on to appear in over twenty TV series.
And although she didn't appear in Darna, she did appear on the Filipino TV series Komiks, which is based on local comic book stories.
As far as movies go, she has appeared in almost thirty films, her latest being Paano na kaya in 2010.
Besides acting, Rica has released two albums on her own and appeared on one soundtrack album.
Precious Lara Quigaman
Precious Lara Quigaman was born on January 3, 1983 in Taguig, Philippines.
She is an actress, model, host, freelance web page writer, and the 2005 Miss International.
Precious also won the Binibining Pilipinas beauty contest in 2005.
She debuted in the Filipino fantasy television series Encantadia: Pag-ibig Hanggang Wakas, the third and the last installment of the popular Encantadia franchise in 2006.
Since then, she has gone on to appear in thirteen TV shows, the lateset being the Philippine drama series, May Bukas Pa ("There Is Still Tomorrow") which is based on the 1955 Spanish film The Miracle of Marcelino .
In 2008, Lara (along with beauty queens Karen Loren Agustin and Denille Lou Valena Valmonte) started the Turismo Pilipina beauty pagent to help encourage Philippine Tourism.
The finals of the first Turismo Pilipina pagent was held on November 14, 2008 at AFP Theater and was won by Sherylee Sustiguer from Northern Samar.
Filipina movie and television actress Angelica Panganiban was born on November 4,1986, in Caloocan City, Manila, Philippines.
Angelica may have the youngest start of any of the ladies on this list.
She appeared on the kid's show Ang TV at the age of six.
Actually, a LOT of Filipina actresses and actors appeared on Ang TV that first season.
Anyway, Angelica has gone on to appear in almost thirty TV shows, but remarkably, not Darna.
She made her movie debut in the 1993 film Kadenang Bulaklak at the age of seven and has gone on to appear in twenty six films.
Filipino film and television actress, hostess and commercial model Dawn Zulueta was born Marie Rachel Salman Taleon on March 4th, 1969 in Manila, Philippines.
Dawn was named one of the best 10th Best Filipino Actress from 1970 to 1996 by the Manila Times (in 1996) and was named one of the Top 10 Actresses of the 1990s by the Manila Standard in 1999.
She has appeared in over 20 films, including the awesome Alyas : Batman en Robin.
On television she has appeared on over ten shows, starting with GMA Supershow in 1988.
Filipina actress and commercial model Julia Montes was born Mara Hautea Schnittka on March 19th, 1995 in Quezon City, Philippines.
(Although some sources say she was born in Pandacan, Manila)
Julia got into acting through appearing in TV commercials and was cast in roles in shows like Sana Ikaw Na Nga, Magpakailanman, Hiram and Goin’ Bulilit.
Only she is only 17 at the moment, she has appeared in over 20 TV series and 7 films.
Her latest role is in the TV series Walang Hanggan (Eternal) as as Katerina Alcantara / Katerina Montenegro / Katerina Guidotti.
"fan" said in the comment section, "I like Lovi Poe but she is not in the list."
Well I checked out Lovi Poe and fan was right.
She should be on the list.
Lourdes Virginia Moran Poe was born on February 11th, 1989 in Angeles City, Philippines.
She is the daughter of "King of Philippine Movies" Fernando Poe, Jr.
Lovi made her acting debut in the TV series "Love to Love" as Angel in 2006.
She is also a fairly popular recording artist with two studio albums and several singles under her belt.
Filipino actress, model and singer Rhian Ramos was born on October 3rd, 1990 in Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines.
Her acting career started out in 2006 in the superhero drama television series, "Captain Barbell".
Rhian has since gone on to appear in over 30 movies and TV shows.
The Most Beautiful Filipina Actresses
Beautiful Filipina Actresses Comments
fan on September 05, 2015:
I like Lovi Poe but she is not in the list
mod on June 13, 2015:
no doubt at all ..miss angel locsin is number 1
zzz on June 06, 2015:
Angel Locsin see she number here many loves Ms. Angel my love
W Gunner on March 15, 2015:
Marian Rivera is the most beautiful girl
all over the world.
I love you Marian.
sos on March 07, 2015:
ms. angel the hottest
honey on December 08, 2014:
China Abarquez on June 07, 2014:
Kathyryn Bernardo, Kim Chui
ECAK on June 07, 2014:
sabrebIade (author) from Pennsylvania on June 06, 2014:
Where did you see Sandara Park ?
China Abarquez on June 04, 2014:
Sandara Park is not a half-filipino. He is a pure korean who moves to Philippines when she was 10 years old and started her career in the country. :)
Well, speaking of the most beautiful Filipina actress, Angel Locsin is the best. Inside and out she's beautiful. All I can say is that she is perfect.
Trexie Bless on November 27, 2013:
Angel, you are the most beautiful Filipina and you have a good heart. I salute you and I love you.... You are the Angel of All.
angela on November 04, 2013:
angel locsin, the legal wife soon
angela on November 04, 2013:
angel locsin, the legal wife soon
Mar on August 14, 2013:
Marian is the prettiest for me.
ha vin on April 13, 2013:
great for julia monties , she is a very good actress, she is very younger but they do as an 18 yeas old...hoooh how she is very excellent as a young lady,
kwinnwyne on March 07, 2013:
julia momtes is da best
sabrebIade (author) from Pennsylvania on January 24, 2013:
Gloria was the first Filipino to win the Miss Universe crown. so she's a "legacy".
Dawn is still very popular and I may add Kristine on the next update.
bluebird on January 22, 2013:
GLORIA DIAZ (born 1950) is SENIOR CITIZEN already! DAWN ZULUETA (44 years old!).... why didn't you include KRISTINE HERMOSA!? she's so beautiful!
wolveschaos on September 08, 2012:
Natural looking filipina? hmmm.... Check out Mercedes Cabral.
veva on April 28, 2012:
ANGEL LOCSIN THE FINEST ACTRESS IN THE PHILIPPINES
sabrebIade (author) from Pennsylvania on February 28, 2012:
Tell me and I'll be gad to include them
Aya on February 27, 2012:
there are more beautiful Filipino actresses than them :) just saying..
HANS JIMENEZ FROM FB on February 23, 2012:
HOLA COMO ESTAS MS DONITA ROSE IS CERTIFIED ONE OF MOST BEAUTIFUL IN THE WORLD , DAWN ZULUETA AND KRING KRING GONZALES THOSE MOST BEAUTIFUL FILIPINA IN ASIA THEY ARE FILIPINA AND MIX FOREIGN BLOOD , THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL CUS THEY ARE HAVE MIX BLOOD , INTERMS OF MOST BEAUTIFUL FILIPINA PURELYFILIPINA THE NUMBER MOST BEAUTIFUL IS KRISTINE HERMOSA , KRISTINE CERTIFIED ONE OF MOST BEAUTIFUL AND SEXIEST ACTRESS IN PHILIPPINES HISTORY , JUDY ANN SANTOS A YOUNG SUPERSTAR OF PHILIPPINES GOT A BEAUTIFUL PURELY FILIPINA BEAUTY . U MIGHT NOT SAY THAT SOME ACTRESS IN FILIPINAS ARE BEAUTIFUL CUS WE KNOW THAT FILIPINOS ARE FLAT NOSE . LIKED KATRINA HALILI SHE NOT DESERVED TO BE HERE CUS SHES UGLY AND COSMETIC ONLY . SOME FILIPINA ACTRESS CLAIMING AS THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL NO NO NO MOST OF ACTRESS HERE ARE COSMETIC , DONITA ROSE , DAWN ZULUETA , KRING KRING GONZALES , ALMA MORENO , SUSAN ROCES ONLY THOSE MOST BEAUTIFUL ACTRESS A VERY TRULY BEAUTY , . ANGEL LOCSIN VERY BEAUTIFUL PURELY FILIPINA ACTRESS MORENA ACTRESS ,U NEVER CONSIDER A FAKE BEAUTY . . . IMHALF FILIPINO AND SPANISH I LOVED MY FILIPINA MOTHER SHE IS VERY LOVING MAMA , MY FATHER IS A VERY VERY VERY HANDSOME SPANISH FROM SPAIN , MY SISTER ROXANNE REALLY GOT A SPANISH BEAUTY , BUT OUR HEARTS GOT A VERY LOVING FILIPINO MANNERS THANKS MOM . MY SISTER ROXANNE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL FILIPINA AND THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMEN IN THE WORLD . . . WE DONOT NEED FAME WE HAVE A HAPPY AND WEALTH LIFE , THANKS TO GOD CUS OUR PARENTS ARE VERY PERFECT COMBINTAION TO BE MOST BEAUTIFUL , PROUD TO BE A FILIPINO
HANS JIMENEZ FROM FB on February 23, 2012:
HOLA EVERYONE DONITA ROSE IS A FILIPINA AMERICAN AND SHES THE MOST BEAUTIFUL IN ASIA
kuala lumpur, Malaysia on February 19, 2012:
Angel Locsin so pretty
jhon on February 07, 2012:
angel is the best
nop on February 04, 2012:
jim26 on February 04, 2012:
I love Marian Rivera....
pinoy ako on January 12, 2012:
Angel Locsin is number one
loyal fan on January 07, 2012:
angel locsin only
TheDailyMessenger from Las Vegas, NV on January 01, 2012:
as you can see I am the daily messenger, and just wanted to stop by and say you have some interesting blogs, and cant wait to see more. where can I find your short stories, may I ask?
OMie on December 18, 2011:
All Filipino ladies are beautiful specially my wife. I am so lucky about that
I have been married for four years and every minute spending with her is treasure for me
People out there if you wanna find a great life get your self a pinay girl
rubie on December 13, 2011:
i really really like it angel locsin .....is the best among the others.......
reynm on December 09, 2011:
Filipinos are not of homogenous race but mostly they are asian looking. Some may look like Indonesians or Vietnamese, some are chinese looking, some may look like Indian Nationals and some may look like Mexicans or Latin Americans. Sarah Geronimo, Kristine Reyes, Precious Lara Quigaman, Katrina Halili and Diana Zubiri may approximate common Filipina beauty.
dinkan53 from India on November 14, 2011:
Beautiful girls, I like Katrina Halili. in some film festival, showed film 'One Night Only' watched her photos, fantastic beauty.
sabrebIade (author) from Pennsylvania on November 14, 2011:
First lady on the list....
charm on November 13, 2011:
most beautiful filipina is anne curtis! Why she's not on the lists?! inggit lang cguro kau!
Megaram65 on November 12, 2011:
I agree with almost all of d girls in d list, however just like everyone, i disagree with just two i wont mention. The first one whom i think shoundt have been on dis list is the girl who seems to hav some fakes in d face, sexy yes but not beautiful, although beauty is subjective. The second one is sexy and brainy, but forget the face...she must be on a different category. Hey let us not forget the actresses from the past like hilda k, alma moreno, vivian velez, dina bonnevie, lorna t and vilma santos.
ONIE on July 07, 2011:
i love you ms. angel locsin
moo twist on May 20, 2011:
ANGEL locsin pole the dancing the movie In the name of love so hooot.. she not only graceful dancer , dramatic actress, comedy superstar and action heroine , sex symbol of philippine movies
Orangeblossom on February 03, 2011:
dramaguru, unfortunately, you won't find that many non-mestizas in the entertainment industry. There are dark-skinned entertainers, but they are also the comedic side-kicks, or in the butt-of-everyone's-jokes roles, or the villains. Not many leading ladies or leading men that aren't light-skinned.
It's best to go to the Philippines yourself. You will find plenty of girls that have beautiful faces, but have dark skin. But even then, you will find that a lot of them will still receive taunts. A lot of the time, it's from other girls that may not be pretty, but have light skin.
dramaguru on December 27, 2010:
Aren't there any beautiful Filipinas who don't look white - i.e. aren't mestiza? I'm looking for truly Filipina faces.
nina on December 12, 2010:
Angel Locsin, the action queen of the philippine TV
booo on December 12, 2010:
ANGEL LOCSIN IS NUMBER ONE, THE ACTION QUEEN OF PHILIPPINE MOVIES
Filipino Women on October 16, 2010:
Those are some fine Filipinas!
Shalazar on September 09, 2010:
They left out Charmane Star, Lilt Thai and Sabrine Maui !!
As far as light, dark, thin, Asian looking or more Spanish looking, that's all a matter of personal choice. I like them ALL. The race mixes, like Natassia Malthe, take your breath away.
Filippino women are the prettiest in the world, IMO!
Rock on ladies.
mary rose on September 07, 2010:
wooowwww!!!!!!! DI KA TALAGA MAWALA SA LISTAHAN ATE ANGEL.... SUPER IDOL KTA ,,,MWAHXXX SANA GAWA KA UL8 NG SERYE MU...
novie on August 31, 2010:
alam mo kc in love ako sau kaya lang hindi kita reach.
laurence kurdi on August 03, 2010:
only angel locsin,,,watever.
Irish Women on July 23, 2010:
Sarah Geronimo is exquisite!
kris on July 21, 2010:
my no. 1 most beautiful woman is MARIAN RIVERA...
and there are lot more beautiful than some of those you featured. RHIAN RAMOS and IZA CALZADO are super beautiful. They are the true beautiful women for me...
Asian Women on July 14, 2010:
They're all beauties but Vanessa takes the cake!
cell outingp on July 04, 2010:
of course ms. angel locsin.. meron pa ba? angel miss number one
nina on June 27, 2010:
ANGEL LOCSIN NO DOUBT.. SO MANY FANS
Filipina Actresses on April 21, 2010:
Angel Locsin and Katrina Halili are the most beautiful Filipina actress for me.
phoenix28 on April 18, 2010:
Ohhh filipina girls are really beautiful! Yes I AGREE THAT WHEN WE SAY FILIPINO RACE, IT IS DEFINITELY A PRODUCT OR SUM OF COMBINED RACES, BECAUSE ACCORDING TO HISTORY ALL THE PEOPLE THAT SETTLED IN THE PHILIPPINES CAME FROM DIFFERENT PLACES. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS NATIVE FILIPINO.
jeffrey navarro on April 16, 2010:
kc is so gorgeous and i am a big fan of gabby and sharon when i was a kid
Filipino Celebrities on April 08, 2010:
Beautiful and gorgeous Filipina women. KC Concepcion is my favorite of them all.
jssbarbie9 on March 20, 2010:
I like marian to become no. 1, and no. 2 is rhian ramos...
arnie on January 13, 2010:
I fink if dis girls had darker skin with no cosmetic, they wont look as beautiful as they r, like on dis pictures. Anyway, the true beauty is not only wat 1 c in da outside, it's also in the inside, with a good loving n caring heart. I'll admire their beauty more if they all give to the poor back there in the philippines. Especially to the homeless and hungry kids, who r roaming, begging and sleeping on the street. Give these poor kids a chance to grow up just as beautiful as them, in the inside at least!!
rory on January 13, 2010:
praveen on January 12, 2010:
she is so buty and sexy
laag2009 on December 18, 2009:
angel locsin is the most pretty pinay actress, extremely hot & sexy
goppla on December 17, 2009:
angel locsin or no one else
Margisybil on December 14, 2009:
i will love to be like Angel Locsin!!
wish i could have her modeled for my http://www.dress4less.com/
xunlei on December 14, 2009:
I will keep your post !
masculine on December 12, 2009:
Cassandra Mantis from UK and Nerujenia on November 27, 2009:
Beautiful ladies all! A Very nice hub! Beauty is beauty no matter what. I'm just glad! : ) As always, Sabreblade, great Hub! Thanks for your messages recently too, my friend! : )
anita on November 17, 2009:
Cagayan de oro city supports Miss. Angel Locsin, beauty from within person
Little Princess on November 04, 2009:
hi,nice hub.try to visit the hub on Best Filipino talents amazed America to know more Filipinos who made it to Hollywood.
Lisa Hess on October 25, 2009:
I would like to kiss them all
ANONYMOUS on October 24, 2009:
ANGELICA CULMENARES KNOWN AS ANGEL LOCSIN ONLY
sabrebIade (author) from Pennsylvania on October 24, 2009:
Wow..this Hub has gotten more discussion than any of my other Hubs. I really didn't expect it to be controversial (not that I mind, I love to read the exchange of ideas).
I'm open to any and all view points as long as we keep it clean.
(You should see some of the ones I had to delete because of bad language...geez)
But thanks to everyone for dropping by and taking the time to express their point of view.
R.G. San Ramon on October 24, 2009:
I agree with danerobb on some provincial Filipinas, but being an urban gal, I know for sure that most Filipinas do have some racial stain. I, for one, was born out of a Bicolano father and an Ilocano mother. Both of them came from the provinces and I was born here in Manila, yet both of them have some Spanish blood, and it manifests in me and my sister too.
Even the history of early Filipinos shed doubt on what really constitutes a true Filipino blood. We were taught since kindergarten that Filipinos come from the lines of the Itas, Indones and Malays, who came to the Philippines either by land or by sea. In that case, there really are no Filipinos who originated from the country (since we're so separated from the rest of the countries, although that supposed fact is currently being debunked by research and archaeological findings).
So what really constitutes true Pinay beauty? IDK, but what I know for sure is that most foreigners residing here in the Philippines, particularly the males, are married to Filipinas who do not seem to reach the average standard for Pinay beauty here (no offense). Perhaps that is the most obvious evidence that beauty is a matter of taste.
Regarding the hub...I don't think the list is enough. Surely, there are more Filipina actresses who deserves to be in your list than the others you've included. Katrina Halili is not liked by many; Sarah Geronimo is really not that beautiful. Again, it is a matter of taste. ;)
Good luck to your 30 hubs in 30 days challenge!
PhoenixV from USA on October 24, 2009:
S!D on October 24, 2009:
All are cute but not beautifull
sabrebIade (author) from Pennsylvania on October 23, 2009:
And most Americans don't look like Angelina Jolie, Megan Fox or Scarlett Johansson.
A lot of the women that are represented as "beautiful" are of a diverse racial make up.
Maybe we are moving towards a global version of "beauty" that doesn't take racial background into consideration.
I totally agree that the "stars" of any culture's entertainment field do not look like the standard everyday person, but we have had that situation for years.
If you look at my Native American Hub, most women there are not full blooded Native American, but I myself being of mixed Native American heritage, take no offense in that.
Penina on October 23, 2009:
I agree with Danerobb What any media in any country across any culture and or ethnic spectrum shows and deems beautiful is far removed from what the majority and true representation of that culture. And most of the times a lot of self altering and photo shopping have to be done to get that image to look like that. This in turn creates a self esteem problems for the most mentally and emotionally fragile of that given culture. The Average Filipina doesn't look like that, heck the norm is not that so why is that the standard of beauty?
danny solis on October 22, 2009:
ANGEL LOCSIN HAS A BIG HEART FOR THE NEEDY, THE HOTTEST STAR AMBASSADOR OF THE PHILIPPINE NATIONAL RED CROSS. VERY ADORABLE
sabrebIade (author) from Pennsylvania on October 22, 2009:
Danerobb:I totally understand what you mean. I ran across that discussion when I was researching this.
What I was doing here was showing the most popular Filipina actresses in Philippine cinema regardless of their racial make-up.
Thanks for stopping by.
a fan on October 22, 2009:
angel locsin is my bet
Danerobb from Philippines on October 21, 2009:
Let me differ with you here. Not because most of them are not lovely, but because they also represent what is acceptable as beautiful in the Philippines:
1. If your skin is on the light side, that is deemed decidely more beautiful than darker skin, which, incidentally, is the true color of the filipina without spanish, american or chinese blood strains;
2. If the face, and especially the nose - which is more beautiful thinner than the characteristic "flat" nose of most indigenous filipinos - then that is deemed more beautiful. Again, however, this doesn't represent the more ethnically true filipina;
3. There are other differences regarding body type where thin and tall is deemed more lovely than short and slightly stockier, and size of breasts, where larger is deemed more desirable than the typical size, small.
And so in this sample of filipinas, I don't see one who is representative of the true pinay beauty! Not one. Because most of the filipino fashion magazines are filled with lightskinned, tall and thin women like the above sample, it's likely going to be up to someone like me to set the record straight with pictures of women that are closer to what it is to look like a filipina.
Yes, you may argue that any blood strain is an equal candidate to be declared as a filipina, but I would suggest that if any woman's true filipino blood has been so diluted as to render her looks similar to that of a white western or oriental woman, then the public, including hub readers, will not know the difference..
And the difference? Well, through my eyes, there is a certain look in the face and body manner in the usually provincial filipina that is simply exquisite! I can't describe these looks without pictures, but these women are definitely not akin to those shown above! There is a look, an appearance, a style, that goes beyond the cosmetic to what it is to be a true filipina! Give me time and I will try to capture this for both viewers and readers.
Tiffany Necklaces on October 20, 2009:
pinkhawk from Pearl of the Orient on October 19, 2009:
...they are all beautiful (although there's still a lot of beautiful actresses out there)- my mother's favorite here is Sarah Geronimo,a great singer..thank you for sharing ma'am! :)
mabuhay on October 18, 2009:
I LIKE ANGEL LOCSIN ONE HUNDRED PERCENT
Nambahu from Cape Town on October 18, 2009:
JHOLLO74 from USA on October 17, 2009:
I would love to marry a filipino woman one day, they make excellent partners.Beautiful women
Endymion from Central Australia on October 16, 2009:
There's something I like about Asian women. The few with whom I've had relationships have taken my breath away.
yeb on October 16, 2009:
let us support the fund raising project "shop&share" program of miss ANGEL locsin, anne curtis & kris aquino for the benefit of the typhoon ondoy's victims. bags & accessories of your favorite philippine celebrities for auction on site.this in coordination with the Philippine National Red Cross.
anonymous on October 15, 2009:
ANGEL LOCSIN IS THE MOST POPULAR AND ONLY FILIPINA FEATURED IN THE ASKMEN.COM AND WAS VOTED AS MOST BEAUTIFUL PINAY FOR 4 YEARS IN THE ROW FROM 2006-2009. CONGRATULATIONS FOR HER EMMY NOMINATION AS BEST ACTRESS IN THE TV SERIES WOLF/LOBO.
Drew Breezzy from somewhere in my mind on October 15, 2009:
Katrina Halili is quite beautiful!
mezrg on October 15, 2009:
lionbear on October 15, 2009:
all sexy girls i love you
sukhera143 from Home on October 14, 2009:
sabrebIade (author) from Pennsylvania on October 13, 2009:
Jac Jim and dohn121, thanks for stopping by.
Part of the reason I'm doing these Hubs is to not only let people find out about these ladies, but to provide some info so we don't just have a bunch of pictures and nothing about them.
If you think someone is beautiful, you should look at the whole picture.
dohn121 from Hudson Valley, New York on October 13, 2009:
Wow, these ladies are absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing this hub.
Jac Jim on October 13, 2009:
This article confirms me that you will find beautiful and talented women in every country, every culture in the world. Thanks for reminding me!
PD: By the way I think every single woman in the world is beautiful! (even some have their beauty a little bit hidden ;)
sabrebIade (author) from Pennsylvania on October 13, 2009:
S!D: Yes they are.
emievil: Of course not, when I started doing research on this Hub and the second,I found a lot of Filipina actresses that I had never heard of. I think they need more exposure.
In a good way that is.
emievil from Philippines on October 13, 2009:
Hey sabreblade, thanks for the info on internationally known women who are of Filipino descent. I knew about Tia Carrere, Phoebe Cates and Nicole S. but I didn't know about the others. Those are some cool info.
Thanks for featuring local Filipina actress who are beautiful and talented as well. Hope you don't mind if I add some more on the list?
S!D on October 13, 2009: