ONSCREEN, IN PRINT – Who are the most beautiful actresses these days? Those you always seen onscreen (movies and TV), commercials, in print (magazine covers and pictorials). Not to forget giant billboards adorning (marring?) EDSA and other major streets.
Colleagues in the writing profession contribute these names, in no particular order.
Marian Rivera, Kristine Hermosa, Liza Soberano, Carla Abellana, Jessy Mendiola, Iza Calzado, Anne Curtis and sister Jasmine Curtis, Megan Young, Janine Gutierrez, Maja Salvador, Lovi Poe, Bela Padilla, Solenn Heussaff, Kylie Padilla.
The writers who “participate” in choosing the beautiful faces say that, as far as they know, Marian and company are “no salamat po, doctor.” In plain language, plastic surgeons like Dr. Vicki Belo and Drs.Many and Pie Calayan didn’t touch or enhance their faces.
‘HALL OF FAMERS’ – How about the beautiful actresses who came before these “natural beauties”?
They are called “Hall of Famers,” referring to Ruffa Gutierrez, Lucy Torres, Dawn Zulueta, Gretchen Barretto, and Angel Aquino.
Ditto Aiko Melendez who remains a looker despite the excess pounds. Include Carmina Villarroel, Chin Chin Gutierrez (said to be active in church work), Vina Morales.
THROUGH THE YEARS – From way, way back – through the years – movie magazines like Graphic and Liwayway conducted formal and informal polls to come up with the 10 most beautiful stars.
Consistent winners were the likes of Gloria Romero, Charito Solis, Delia Razon, Susan Roces, Amalia Fuentes, Marita Zobel, Alma Moreno, Lorna Tolentino, Vilma Santos, Hilda Koronel, Elizabeth Oropesa, Marianne de le Riva, the late Anna Gonzalez, Imelda Ilanan, Pilita Corrales, Gloria Diaz, Melanie Marquez.
Even much earlier, there were Rosa del Rosario, Tita Duran, Carmen Rosales, Norma Balncaflor, Paraluman, Elsa Oria, Anita Linda, Lilia Dizon.