Famous Filipino Women

If you take a look at the history of Philippines, you'd know that the Filipino women have always been strong, women who directly or indirectly run business and even government units of their country. Though they've always fit the bill as beauty gurus, there is just so much more to them that the world needs to know! Sure their beauty standards are just way too amazing- like their super flawless, fair skin and their silky straight hair. No wonder Filipino women make up more than half of the participants in major beauty pageant platforms!

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Bella Poarch

Bella Poarch.
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Famous As: TikTok Star
Birthdate: February 8, 1997
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Philippines

 2 Pia Wurtzbach

Pia Wurtzbach.
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Famous As: Model, Actress
Birthdate: September 24, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stuttgart, Germany

Pia Wurtzbach is a Filipino-German beauty queen who participated in the 64th Miss Universe pageant where she was crowned Miss Universe 2015. Wurtzbach is also a model, actress, and TV personality; she had to quit her showbusiness career temporarily to participate in the beauty pageant. She is also an advocate for gender equality and works towards raising awareness of HIV.

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 3 Liza Soberano

Liza Soberano.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 4, 1998
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Santa Clara, California, United States
Filipina-American actor Liza Soberano rose to fame with the role of Maria in the series Forevermore, which had her starring with Enrique Gil. She paired up with Gil in many more projects later, such as the series Dolce Amore and the films Alone/Together and My Ex and Whys.

 4 Catriona Gray

Catriona Gray.
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: January 6, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Filipino-Australian model Catriona Gray soared to fame after winning the 2018 Miss Universe pageant, thus becoming the fourth from her country to win the title. Apart from winning Miss Universe Philippines 2018, she had also been named Miss World Philippines 2016. She has worked for the OTOP initiative, too.

 5 Kathryn Bernardo

Kathryn Bernardo.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 26, 1996
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cabanatuan
Kathryn Bernardo is the only Filipina actress to breac the ₱800-million mark for two movies - The Hows of Us (2018) and Hello, Love, Goodbye (2019). The latter broke all box-office records to become the highest-grossing Filipino Film of all times till date. She bagged in the Box Office Queen Award and also earned the PMPC Star Awards for Movies

 6 Lea Salonga

Lea Salonga
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Famous As: Singer, actress
Birthdate: February 22, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ermita, Manila, Philippines

 7 Sandara Park

Sandara Park.
2
Famous As: South Korean Singer & Actress
Birthdate: November 12, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Busan, South Korea

Famous for her baby-face and youthful skin, the South Korean singer and actress is a celebrity not just in her country, but also in the Philippines. Despite her humble beginning, Sandara Park rose to prominence as a singing sensation with a number of chart-topping songs. She also featured in television shows and movies and is considered as a trendsetter.

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 8 Jessica Seinfeld

Jessica Seinfeld.
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Famous As: Cookbook Author, Wife of Jerry Seinfeld
Birthdate: September 12, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oyster Bay, New York

Jessica Seinfeld, wife of comedian Jerry Seinfeld, is best known for her first cookbook, Deceptively Delicious, which became a New York Times bestseller. She also owns the charity GOOD+ Foundation, which helps the needy in New York, and the culinary website Do it Delicious, which teaches cooking to beginners.

 9 Corazon Aquino

Corazon Aquino.
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Famous As: Former President of Phillipines
Birthdate: January 25, 1933
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paniqui, Tarlac
Died: August 1, 2009
Corazon Aquino, or Cory Aquino, was the first female president of the Philippines. She led the People Power Revolution after her husband Senator Benigno Aquino Jr.’s assassination and ended the 21-year dictatorial reign of President Ferdinand Marcos. In 1986, Corazon was named Time Magazine’s Woman of the Year.

 10 Imelda Marcos

Imelda Marcos.
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Famous As: Filipino Politician
Birthdate: July 2, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Manila

Imelda Marcos is a retired Filipino politician with a controversial history. She became the First Lady of the Philippines in 1965 when her husband, Ferdinand Marcos, became President of the nation. Her family stole billions of dollars from the country’s citizens and lived lavishly. The Marcoses were unseated during the People Power Revolution in February 1986.

 11 Mariel Hemingway

Mariel Hemingway.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 22, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mill Valley, California, United States
Mariel Hemingway is best known for her Academy Award- and BAFTA-nominated performance in Woody Allen's Manhattan. She also earned Golden Globe nominations for her debut in Lipstick as a teenager and for the series Civil Wars. She practices transcendental meditation and has also hosted a series of yoga videos.

 12 Kaylani Lei

Kaylani Lei
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 5, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Singapore

 13 Nadine Lustre

Nadine Lustre.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 31, 1993
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Quezon City

Nadine Lustre is a Filipina actress, music video director, and singer best known for her portrayal of Eya Rodriguez in the 2014 romantic comedy film, Diary ng Panget. One of the most decorated Filipina celebrities, Lustre has won several prestigious awards, such as the Young Critics Circle award, Asian Academy Creative Award, Myx Music Awards, and Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award.

 14 Charice Pempengco

Charice Pempengco.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 10, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cabuyao City, Laguna, Philippines

Born Charice Pempengco, Filipino singer Jake Zyrus came out as lesbian in 2013 and then as transgender later, changing his name in 2017 and going through a chest reconstruction and hormone treatment. Jake had grown up supporting his family by performing and later struck gold with the single Pyramid.

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 15 Vanessa Lachey

Vanessa Lachey
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Famous As: Television personality
Birthdate: November 9, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Clark Air Force Base, Philippines

 16 Isabel Preysler

Isabel Preysler.
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Famous As: Socialite
Birthdate: February 18, 1951
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines

Isabel Preysler is a  Filipina socialite and TV host. As a teenager, she participated in beauty pageants and worked as a model. She later started working as a journalist. An elegant woman, she is considered a fashion icon. Her first husband was Julio Iglesias, a Spanish singer.  Enrique Iglesias and Julio Iglesias Jr. are her sons.

 17 Maine Mendoza

Maine Mendoza.
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Famous As: Actress, TV Host
Birthdate: March 3, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Santa Maria, Bulacan

Maine Mendoza is a Filipino television personality and actress. She is best known for playing Yaya Dub in the popular TV variety show, Eat Bulaga! Over the years, Maine Mendoza has won several awards, such as the Metro Manila Film Festival Award for Best Supporting Actress, which she won for her performance in the 2015 movie My Bebe Love: #KiligPaMore.

 18 Marian Rivera

Marian Rivera.
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: August 12, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Madrid

Marian Rivera is a Spanish-Filipino model and actress. She is known for playing important roles in TV series like Marimar, Amaya, and Temptation of Wife. Apart from winning awards for her acting skills, Rivera has also been named FHM Magazine's Sexiest Woman on a couple of occasions. Also known for her philanthropic efforts, Marian Rivera often participates in fundraising campaigns.

 19 Bea Alonzo

Bea Alonzo.
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Famous As: Actress, Singer
Birthdate: October 17, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cainta, Philippines

Bea Alonzo is a Filipina model, actress, and former singer. Widely regarded as one of Asia's biggest stars,Bea Alonzo has won many prestigious awards for her skills as an actress. In 2016, she was adjudged Movie Actress of the Year at the 32nd PMPC Star Awards for Movies for playing Basha Belinda Eugenio-Gonzales in the 2015 film, A Second Chance.

 20 Sarah Geronimo

Sarah Geronimo.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 25, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Santa Cruz, Manila, Philippines
The defining moment of Filipino popstar Sarah Geronimo’s life came when she won the singing contest Star for a Night at 14. Known for her chartbusting tracks such as Tala and Kilometro, Sarah later secretly married actor Matteo Guidicelli. She is the most-streamed Filipina on Spotify Philippines.

 21 Angel Locsin

Angel Locsin.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 23, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Santa Maria, Philippines
Scouted by an agent at a mall, Angel Locsin began her career with the Philippine series Click and then gained recognition with Mulawin and Darna. Named to Forbes’s list of Asian Heroes of Philanthropy, she was prompt in raising funds to help COVID-19 front-liners in her country. 

 22 Anne Curtis

Anne Curtis
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Birthdate: 0000 AD

 23 Maja Salvador

Maja Salvador.
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Famous As: Actress, Singer
Birthdate: October 5, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Aparri, Cagayan, Philippines

Filipina actor Maja Salvador became a household name with her award-winning role in the film Thelma. The series Wildflower and The Killer Bride catapulted her to international fame. In 2018, she rekindled her romance with her long-lost boyfriend of her 20s, Rambo Nunez. She now owns a talent company.

 24 Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
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Famous As: Former President of Philippines
Birthdate: April 5, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Juan, Metro Manila

Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is a Filipino politician and academic. From 2001 to 2010, Arroyo served as the president of the Philippines. Before serving as the president, Arroyo served as a senator and as the vice president of the Philippines. She later served as the Speaker of the House of Representatives from 2018 to 2019.

 25 Andrea Brillantes

Andrea Brillantes.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 12, 2003
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Taytay, Rizal, Phillipines

Andrea Brillantes is a Filipina actress and recording artist best known for her leading role in the TV series Annaliza. She started acting as a child and first appeared in the children's comedy show Goin' Bulilit. As a young woman, she has acted in dramas and fantasies, portraying versatile roles. She has received one Urduja Heritage Film Award. 

 26 Julia Montes

Julia Montes.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 19, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pandacan, Manila, Philippines

Julia Montes was raised by her deaf Filipina mother after her German father abandoned them. Julia began modeling at 5 and later soared to fame with series such as Mara Clara and films such as A Moment in Time. She has lately been rumored to be dating Coco Martin.

 27 Kim Chiu

Kim Chiu
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 19, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines

 28 Miriam Defensor Santiago

Miriam Defensor Santiago
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Famous As: Judge, Journalist, Lawyer
Birthdate: June 15, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Iloilo City
Died: September 29, 2016

 29 Neile Adams

Neile Adams.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 10, 1932
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Manila

Neile Adams is a Filipino-American dancer, actress, and singer. Before establishing herself in the American entertainment industry, Adams lived in Manila where she worked as a spy as part of the Philippine resistance movement during the Second World War. She then moved to the USA, where she became a dancer and actress.

 30 Kris Aquino

Kris Aquino
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 14, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Quezon City, Philippines

 31 Marsha Garces Williams

Marsha Garces Williams.
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Famous As: Producer
Birthdate: June 18, 1956
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Marsha Garces Williams is an American philanthropist and film producer. The ex-wife of legendary actor Robin Williams, Marsha produced many of Williams' films, such as Mrs. Doubtfire, for which she won the Golden Globe Award under the Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy category in 1993. She has also been involved with charitable organizations like Seacology.

 32 Heart Evangelista

Heart Evangelista.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 14, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines

Heart Evangelista is a Filipina actress, TV host, singer, philanthropist, and socialite. She began working as a model and actress while still in her teens. As a young woman, she continued acting while also establishing herself as a painter. She launched the foundation 'Heart Can' to help children with special needs. She is married to politician Francis Escudero.

 33 Kristine Hermosa

Kristine Hermosa
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 9, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Quezon City, Philippines

 34 Megan Young

Megan Young
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 27, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Alexandria, Virginia, USA

 35 Shelby Rabara

Shelby Rabara.
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Famous As: Actress, Dancer
Birthdate: October 5, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Orange County, California, United States

Raised by a single mother, Shelby Rabara initially wished to be a dancer and had also done cheerleading for the LA Lakers. She later gained fame as Sumi Sen from Goliath and has also voiced Peridot in the Steven Universe franchise. She is married to choreographer Harry Shum Jr.

 36 Solenn Heussaff

Solenn Heussaff
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Famous As: Video Jockey
Birthdate: July 20, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Makati City, Philippines

Filipina-French celebrity Solenn Heussaff dons many hats, and is an actor, a designer, a singer, and a make-up artist at the same time. Known for her appearances in films such as Temptation Island and series such as Survivor Philippines: Celebrity Showdown, she is also an animal lover and owns two tortoises.

 37 beabadoobee

beabadoobee
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 3, 2000
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Iloilo City, Philippines

 38 Regine Velasquez

Regine Velasquez
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Famous As: singer
Birthdate: April 22, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tondo, Philippines

 39 Imee Marcos

Imee Marcos
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 12, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mandaluyong

 40 Kyline Alcantara

Kyline Alcantara.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 3, 2002
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Camarines Sur

Filipina actor-singer Kyline Alcantara was catapulted to fame by series such as Kambal, Karibal and Inagaw na Bituin. The teen sensation had initially gained popularity with her musical.ly clips and her YouTube videos. Her performances have also won her honors such as the Asian Acadaemy Creative Award.

 41 Sara Duterte

Sara Duterte
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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: May 31, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Davao City, Philippines

 42 Gabbi Garcia

Gabbi Garcia.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 2, 1998
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Makati, Philippines

Gabbi Garcia is a Filipino recording artist and actress. Best known for her association with the GMA Network, Gabbi Garcia has played important roles in TV series, such as Encantadia and Let The Love Begin. Over the years, she has also won many prestigious awards like Urduja Heritage Film Award and Golden TV Screen Award.

 43 Hidilyn Diaz

Hidilyn Diaz
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Famous As: Weightlifter
Birthdate: February 20, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Zamboanga City, Philippines

 44 Toni Gonzaga

Toni Gonzaga
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Famous As: singer
Birthdate: January 20, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Taytay, Rizal, Philippines

 45 Fe del Mundo

Fe del Mundo.
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Famous As: Pediatrician
Birthdate: November 27, 1911
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Intramuros
Died: August 6, 2011

Fe del Mundo was a Filipina paediatrician who achieved international recognition in 1977 when she was honored with the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award for Public Service. In 1980, she was named National Scientist of the Philippines, becoming the first woman to be named so. Del Mundo is credited with founding Philippines' first pediatric hospital.

 46 Angelica Panganiban

Angelica Panganiban
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 4, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines

 47 Julie Vega

Julie Vega
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Famous As: Model, Singer, Actor
Birthdate: May 21, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Quezon City
Died: May 6, 1985

 48 Rachelle Ann Go

Rachelle Ann Go
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Model
Birthdate: August 31, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Manila

 49 Mariqueen Maandig

Mariqueen Maandig.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 5, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Philippines

Mariqueen Maandig is an American musician, singer, and songwriter. She is credited with co-forming the post-industrial supergroup How to Destroy Angels alongside her husband Trent Reznor. Before her association with the supergroup, Maandig served as a vocalist for the rock band West Indian Girl. Also known for her good looks, Maandig appeared in Playboy magazine for the January 2009 issue.

 50 Maria Ressa

Maria Ressa.
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: October 2, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Manila

Filipino-American journalist and author Maria Ressa is the co-founder and CEO of Rappler, an online news website. She was a lead investigative reporter in Southeast Asia for CNN for almost two decades.  A court in Manila found her guilty of cyber libel in 2020. This move was condemned by human rights activists as an attack on press freedom. 

But let's get to the real deal—some of the Filipino women are called warriors and rebels and that's sort of a heavy tag for women! But here's why women like Nieves Fernandez, Agueda Esteban and so on, might be gone forever but their brave stories live on; fighting for their country's freedom, fighting for survival and better living standards, they weren't overcome by the fact that women are looked down as weak. In recent times, women presidents like Corazon Acquino and Gloria Macapagal Arroyo have led Philippines with distinction. The list doesn't end here- read on to find out more!