Probably despised because of her kontrabida roles as Miranda Ojeda in the afternoon soap opera Asintado, and as Lily Ann Cortez-Hidalgo in the long-running primetime action-drama series FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano, but Lorna Tolentino is undeniably one of the most admired celebrities in the country through the years.
Just like some of the stars we’re looking up to in the present, the veteran actress also kick-started her journey in the local entertainment scene as a child star when she was tapped to play the young Susan Roces in the 1970 flick “Divina Gracia.” She went on to star in a slew of notable films in the coming years – with “Moral” (1982), “Somewhere” (1984), and “Narito Ang Puso Ko” (1992) being the most unforgettable ones for her – through which her top-caliber acting was further recognized, catapulting her into becoming one of the pillars of Philippine entertainment and the Philippine Movies’ Grand Slam Queen.
From portraying the iconic Pinoy superheroine Darna in her teleserye debut in 1977, she was later on seen on ABS-CBN as one of the stellar cast members of the 2002 critically acclaimed series Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay. Her next appearances were in 2009 via the “Chess” episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya and the series May Bukas Pa and Dahil May Isang Ikaw. She also had stints in Momay (2010) and Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin (2011).
Lorna, who’s also known by her initials “L.T.”, made a comeback in the Kapamilya network in 2017 through the “Love Behind Bars” MMK episode and went on to appear in Asintado and FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano. The iWant original series “Call Me Tita” is her latest project.
With all the challenges and stressful stuff she went through both in her personal and showbiz life in the past years, it’s indeed amazing how she’s able to maintain her mesmerizing youthful glow at 58 years old. While there are probably some who assumed that she underwent any cosmetic procedure, she debunked it during her interview in TWBA two years ago.
And by stalking her on Instagram, we seemingly discovered her secrets – her blissful marriage with late husband action star Rudy Fernandez, the joy brought by their two sons Ralph and Renz and grandchild Tori, keeping herself happy by spending time with her family, friends, and colleagues, having a healthy lifestyle, and even doing TikTok!
Go through this gallery to see her captivating transformation and graceful aging in her five decades in show business!