Superstar Nora Aunor has topped S Magazine's recent
"greatest actresses in Philippine cinema" poll. She garnered 85 votes,
three more than her runner-up and arch-rival Vilma Santos. Lolita Rodriguez, Charito Solis and Hilda Koronel rounded out the top five.
Among the 100 respondents surveyed were film critics Butch Francisco, Mario Baustista,Gino Dormiendo and Mario Hernando; award-winning actors Dawn
Zulueta, Cesar Montano and Glydel Mercado; and film directors Jose
Javier Reyes, Brillante Mendoza, Ellen Onkeko-Marfil and Sigfried
In its October 2006 issue, the magazine said each randomly chosen respondent (majority of them industry players) was asked to list down his/her top 10 best Filipino actresses. S also included the five runners-up to expand the final ranking to 15.
La Aunor was cited for her compelling perfomances in Himala, Atsay,
Ina Ka ng Anak Mo, Bona, Ikaw ay Akin, Bulaklak sa City Jail,
Tatlong Taong Walang Diyos, Bilangin ang mga Bituin sa Langit,
Minsa'y Isang Gamu-gamo, Fe, Esperanza, Caridad, Banaue, Condemned,
Andrea...Paano ba ang Maging Isang Ina?, Bakit May Kahapon Pa?, Ang
Totoong Buhay ni Pacita M., Bakit Bughaw ang Langit?, The Flor
Contemplacion Story, and Naglalayag.
Ten years ago, Nora also placed number one in a greatest Filipino actress
survey of the Manila Times' Lifestyle Section.
Here's the ranking of the top 15 Greatest Filipino Actresses Ever:
1. Nora Aunor - 85 votes
2. Vilma Santos - 82 votes
3. Lolita Rodriguez - 57 votes
4. Charito Solis - 52 votes
5. Hilda Koronel - 50 votes
6. Gloria Romero - 45 votes
7. Nida Blanca - 40 votes
8. Jaclyn Jose - 40 votes
9. Gina Alajar - 40 votes
10. Sharon Cuneta - 37 votes
11. Maricel Soriano - 32 votes
12. Lorna Tolentino - 30 votes
13. Amy Austria - 25 votes
14. Rita Gomez - 23 votes
15. Cherry Pie Picache - 20 votes