MANILA, Philippines – The year 2012 has ended and the one and only Superstar of Philippine cinema ended it with a blast by winning the Best Actress award for her film, “Thy Womb”, in the recently concluded Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) last December 27, 2012.
Even if “Thy Womb” did not do well in the theaters, Nora Aunor is still prominently talked about in showbiz circles. Her film not only won for her Best Actress, but has also earned her the honor of being given the same award by international award giving bodies.
Superstar Nora Aunor holds the record of the longest running TV musical show. Her rise from rags to riches is something Filipinos find inspiration in.
In her early days in the entertainment industry, she attracted huge crowds to her concerts and movies. She was paired with Tirso Cruz III (Pip), Manny De Leon, Cocoy Laurel, and Christopher De Leon (Boyet).
She got married with Boyet in a beach wedding, when they were still in their teens. The couple has legally separated eventually, and Boyet got married to Sandy Andolong. Whoever she was paired with, her movies were always blockbusters.
Nora Aunor is remembered also for her award winning performances in “Himala”, “Bona”, and “Minsan May Isang Gamu-Gamo”, among many others.
Her records were sold like hotcakes, and her movies were top-grossers in the Box Office. Her movie rival, Vilma Santos, was only second best then.
It is good to reminisce those poignant moments of Nora Aunor’s heydays. The amazing thing about all of these, is that she is still the Legendary Superstar of Philippine movies, shining even brighter than before.
Below is one of her greatest performances during one of the Star Awards.