Anyone can step inside the entertainment scene but not everybody will possess the talent, commercial pull, and magic all combined to seize box-office. Take a look at these Kapamilya leading ladies who perfectly embody a true blockbuster queen!
If there’s one movie Pinoys will never get tired of watching, it will probably be “One More Chance.” The blockbuster film, iconic in every sense of the word, has become a big part of Pinoy pop culture that a sequel had to be made. Bea Alonzo was truly victorious in that classic piece, winning not only accolades but more especially her viewers’ hearts.
She has since cemented her place as a dramatic jewel in the movie industry, proof is the Box Office Queen Title (44th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards) under her belt. Bea also displayed versatility when she played the other woman in “The Mistress” which also stars her perennial love team partner, John Lloyd Cruz, and veteran actor, Ronaldo Valdez.
Dubbed as the “Optimum Star,” Claudine Barretto has been in the industry for more than two decades, albeit with a short hiatus before “Etiquette for Mistresses” was shown in 2015. When she entered showbiz, Claudine’s acting brilliance matched with an endearing beauty was an instant hit to melodramatic Pinoys. Who would ever forget her team-up with the late actor Rico Yan and the slew of ‘kilig’ movies they did together including the hit rom-com “Got To Believe?”
But even without a constant love team partner, Claudine proved that she’s one of the greatest actresses of all time. Her sterling performance in the critically acclaimed movie, “Milan,” with Piolo Pascual brought her several Best Actress awards from FAMAS, Film Academy of the Philippines, and Box Office Entertainment.
With her mesmerizing, immaculate beauty and acting chops that can touch people’s hearts, it’s hard not to be drawn to Kristine Hermosa. She was known as the other half of the Echo-Tin love team, with matinee idol, Jericho Rosales. Together, they amassed legions of fans and accolades. The feel-good romance-drama “Forevermore” will be engraved as one of the sweetest, biggest films of all time.
Her next movie project, “Ngayong Nandito Ka,” was also a massive hit. The prime actress proved she’s versatile enough to be paired with other leading men when she top-billed “All My Life” with Aga Muhlach. In 2006, Kristine was a recipient of the Box Office Queen Award.
In whatever she does, on and off cam, Angel Locsin always has something exceptional to offer. In a movie that combines romance, drama, and sensuality, “In the Name of Love,” Angel showcased an impeccable performance that won her a Film Actress of the Year Award at the 28th PMPC Star Awards for Movies.
She likewise gave off a luminous portrayal as a mother who swallows her morals to fight for her child’s life in “One More Try,” the second top-grosser in the 2012 Metro Manila Film Festival. Her award-winning role gave her a Best Actress trophy at the 61st Famas Awards.
Sarah Geronimo proved her star power and leading lady qualities when she reaped not only huge records sales but box-office hits as well. One thing that sets her apart from other celebrities in her niche is her versatility. She can do drama or comedy! Her team-up with John Lloyd Cruz in the rom-com “A Very Special Love” was such a massive blockbuster success that the experimental pairing led to a movie trilogy with “You Changed My Life” and “It Takes a Man and a Woman” as sequels.
For “A Very Special Love,” Sarah was hailed Box-Office Queen at the 2009 GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards. Sarah also worked with Coco Martin in “Maybe This Time” and her impressive performance brought her the FAMAS’ Iconic Movie Queens Award.
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