Lorna Tolentino

Last updated
Lorna Tolentino-Fernandez
Born
Victoria Lorna Perez Aluquin

(1961-12-23) December 23, 1961 (age 59)
Other namesLorna T, L.T.
OccupationActress, host, executive producer
Years active1970–present
Spouse(s)
(m. 1983;died 2008)
ChildrenRalph Fernandez
Renz Fernandez
Parent(s)Eloisa Perez
Amado Aluquin

Victoria Lorna Perez Aluquin-Fernandez, better known by her stage name Lorna Tolentino, sometimes known as L.T., an abbreviation of her screen name (born December 23, 1961), is a Filipina actress, host, executive producer and widow of actor Rudy Fernandez. Together, they had two sons named Ralph and Renz. As a child star, she used the screen name, Giselle in the movie of the same title with Chiquito playing her adoptive father. As an adult actress, Seven Stars productions re-launched her in Miss Dulce Amor, Ina (popular novel in Liwayway Magazine) in 1978.

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Life and career

She was born on December 23, 1961, in Concepcion, Tarlac and later moved to Manila. Her dad is from Liliw, Laguna. She is also the stepmother of actor Mark Anthony Fernandez. She is first cousin to actress Amy Perez, Zsa Zsa Padilla and a niece of actor Jerry Pons. She was married to actor Rudy Fernandez from 1983 till his death in 2008. They have two children.

She attended the elementary grades at St. Anthony School where she also finished high school. She took up a Bachelor of Arts course at St. Paul College in Quezon City, and also at the University of Santo Tomas and Maryknoll College (now Miriam College).

She started her career as a child actress. Later, she portrayed the young Susan Roces in Divina Gracia [1] and has a total of at least 60 movies. She has won eight film awards and garnered 20 nominations (mostly for Best Actress in FAMAS).

Her notable performances were "Uod at Rosas" (1981), "Moral" (1982), "Sinasamba Kita" (1982), "Init sa Magdamag" (1983), "Somewhere" (1984), "Huwag Mo Kaming Isumpa" (1986), "Nakagapos na Puso" (1986), "Pinulot ka lang sa Lupa" (1987), "Natutulog ba ang Diyos" (1988). In 2002, Tolentino starred in her first Primetime Drama Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay the first time Tolentino starred in a full length Primetime Soap or Teleserye. In 2004-2008 she went to GMA Network to star in Hanggang Kailan and host Startalk to replace Rosanna Roces.

Tolentino returned to ABS-CBN to star with an ensemble cast in Dahil May Isang Ikaw , which earned her more praise. In 2010, she starred in the TV drama Momay , and in 2011, she starred in Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin with an ensemble cast.

She is also one of the Grandslam actresses in Philippine Cinema together with Vilma Santos, Elizabeth Oropesa, Nora Aunor and Sharon Cuneta. She won her Grandslam Best Actress for Narito Ang Puso Ko (1993). She went back to her original network, GMA Network, to star in the upcoming heavy drama series Pahiram ng Sandali .

Tolentino is also known for her heavy dramatic portrayals in Primetime Award Winning TV dramas. In 2002-2003, she was cast in the suspense drama series Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay as Lorrea/Lorrinda Guinto/Red Butterfly, a lead role which successfully set Philippine Primetime TV Standards and a successful finale.

In 2009-2010, Tolentino stopped doing TV series and instead focused on full-length films. On occasions, she participated as a TV host. She came back to reclaim her throne when she played the role of Atty. Tessa Ramirez in the popular soap opera Dahil May Isang Ikaw which won her more accolades in the New York Television Awards for Best Telenovela.

In 2011, she did the Action-Military Drama Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin where she played a villain as Alondra Sebastiano. She left the network and did a heavy Primetime Drama Glamorosa .

In 2012, Tolentino did the soap opera Pahiram ng Sandali with GMA-7 with actor Dingdong Dantes, Christopher de Leon and Max Collins. She was included in the cast of Valiente and the weekly series Third Eye both airing on TV 5.

In 2014, Tolentino had a small part in the GMA Network series, Genesis again with Dingdong Dantes.

In 2015, she started to with Ruffa Gutierrez and Gelli de Belen in Misterless Misis on TV 5.

In 2018, Tolentino came back to ABS-CBN after five years to do the daytime series Asintado .

Currently, Lorna Tolentino plays the villainous Lily Ann Cortez-Hidalgo on ABS-CBN's FPJ's Ang Probinsyano topbilled by Coco Martin.

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleProduction Company
1970Divina GraciaFPJ Productions
Mga Anghel Na Walang LangitNenaFPJ Productions
1972My Little OnePrima Productions
1973Pag-ibig Mo, Buhay Ko!Virgo Film Productions
1974Biyenan Ko Ang Aking AnakMarilou
1975Langit Ko... Ang Pag-ibig MoCubao Cinema Film Organization International
1976Boss, Basta Ikaw (Wa 'Na 'Ko Sey)Be-Men Film Productions
Sapagkat Kami'y Tao Lamang: Part 2
1978GorgonyaAGP Film Productions
Miss Dulce Amor, InaSeven-Star Productions
Esmeralda at Ruby
Paano ang Gabi Kung Wala Kana
Katawang AlabokKatrina WalstonAgrix Films Production
1979DalagaKinavesa International
Sa Putik Ihuhugas ang Dugo
Midnight Show
Iskandalo!Norma CamposRegal Films
Nang Umapoy ang KaragatanShowbiz Incorporated
Mga Huwad Na Mananayaw
StepsistersMVP Pictures
Aliw Lingling
Star?Agrix Films Productions
19804 Na MariaAgrix Film Production
City After Dark Regal Films
Disco Madhouse
Uhaw sa Kalayaan
Sa Init ng ApoyTrigon Cinema Arts
Waikiki: Sa Lupa ng Ating Mga Pangarap
Mamang Sorbetero
Waikiki
1981Tropang Bulilit
Cover Girls
Diosa
Wild
Caught in the Act
1982Uod at Rosas
Sinasamba Kita Nora Viva Films
Dormitoryo: Buhay EstudyanteCynthiaAll Star Films
Moral Seven Star Productions
Kumander Elpidio Paclibar
1983 Init sa Magdamag Becky Claudio / Leah Sanchez Viva Films
Sana, Bukas Pa ang Kahapon Viva Films
Vendetta
1984SomewhereShirley Morena Viva Films
1985Hello Lover, Goodbye FriendFalcon Films
Hindi Nahahati ang Langit MelodyVanguard Films
Muling Buksan ang Puso Viva Films
Ina, Kasusuklaman Ba Kita? Rizzy Seiko Films
1986Huwag Mo Kaming Isumpa
Nakagapos Na PusoEliza Fajardo Viva Films
1987Pinulot Ka Lang sa LupaSantina Regal Films
Maging Akin Ka Lamang Rosita Monteverde Viva Films
1988 Nagbabagang Luha Maita Regal Films
Natutulog Pa ang Diyos Gillian Ramirez Seiko Films
1989Kailan Mahuhugasan ang Kasalanan?Monica EscuderoVision Films
1990Tiny Terrestrial: The Three ProfessorsProf. Carla Presto-Eyestyle
Higit Na Matimbang ang Dugo
Ayaw Matulog Ng GabiGolden Lion Films
1991Kislap sa DilimCienaBonanza Films & Reflection Films
1992Narito ang Puso KoHelen Viva Films
1993Gaano Kita KamahalAuring SucladStellar Film
Kung Ako'y Iiwan MoWinnie MartinRegal Films
1995Sa Ngalan ng Pag-ibigMae Regal Films
Sigaw ng PusoNikkiPremiere International
Patayin sa Sindak si Barbara Barbara Star Cinema
1996 Kristo VeronicaCine Suerte
May Nagmamahal sa IyoLouela Star Cinema
Bayarang Puso [2] [3] Juliet Sanvictores Regal Films
1997Hanggang Kailan Kita MamahalinLisa Reyes Star Cinema
1998 Pusong Mamon Annie Viva Films
1999Luksong TinikBeth Pineda Regal Films
2000Yakapin Mo ang UmagaRia Regal Films
Ping Lacson, Super CopAlice LacsonMillennium Cinema
2001Sugatang PusoCeline Regal Films
Abakada InaEstela Viva Films
2002 Magnifico EdnaViolett Films Production
2003Utang ng AmaDoctoraMaverick Films
Mano Po 2: My HomeBelinda Regal Films
2005Lovestruck GMA Films
2006 Mano Po 5: Gua Ai Di Yolanda Regal Films
2007Katas ng SaudiMarcyMaverick Films
2010 Sa 'yo Lamang Amanda Alvero Star Cinema
2011 Ang Panday 2 BarukaImus Productions
GMA Films
2013BurgosEdith Burgos Cinemalaya
2015 Crazy Beautiful You Dra. Lea Serrano Star Cinema
Felix Manalo Attending Physician Viva Films
WalangForever Betchay NolascoQuantum Films

Television

YearTitleRoleNotesSource
1977 Darna Darna
1987TriangguloTelevision film [4]
1994Ready, Get Set, Go!Herself - Host
1997NegoSyeteHerself - Co-host
1999 1 for 3 Yugie
1999-2000 Liwanag Ng Hatinggabi Amanda
2002Star Drama Theatre Presents: LornaVarious roles
2002-03 Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay Lorrea Guinto / Lorrinda Guinto / Lea Mijares / Ingrid Medrano / Red ButterflyMain role / Protagonist-Antagonist
2003All About YouHerself - Host
200430 DaysHerself - Host
2004 Hanggang Kailan Valerie RosalesMain role / Protagonist-Antagonist
2005 Darna Queen Adran
2005-06 Sugo Amelia
2006O, Mare Ko!Victoria "Vicky"
2006 Now and Forever: Linlang Lorena Castrillo
2007 StarStruck: The Next Level Herself - Council member
2007-08 Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan Helen Lorenzo / Shanara
2009 Maalaala Mo Kaya MiriamEpisode: "Chess"
2009-10 May Bukas Pa Miriam
2009-10 Dahil May Isang Ikaw Tessa Ramirez [5]
2010 Momay Shirley Buenavidez
2011 Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin Alondra Sebastiano-del TierroSupporting role / Antagonist [6] [7]
2011-12 Glamorosa Dra. Natalia Herrera-Marciano / Dra. Natalia Lustico [8] [9] [10]
2012 Pidol's Wonderland MiaEpisode: "Moomoo Mia"
2012 Valiente Mila Regalado-ArdenRecurring role / Antagonist
2012 Sharon: Kasama Mo, Kapatid Herself - Guest
2012 Third Eye Rosanna [11]
2012 Artista Academy Herself - Judge
2012-13 Pahiram ng Sandali Janice Alvaro-Reyes [12] [13] [14] [15]
2013 Cassandra: Warrior Angel Jana Alcuaz [16]
2013 Home Sweet Home Azon
2013 The Ryzza Mae Show Herself
2013 Magpakailanman Susan Maniego
2013 Genesis President Sandra Sebastian-Trinidad
2014 My Destiny Agnes dela Rosa
2015Misterless MisisJennyMain role / Protagonist-Antagonist
2016 Yan Ang Morning! Herself
2017Maalaala Mo KayaMayaEpisode: "Love Behind Bars"
2017Eat Bulaga Lenten SpecialJudit PeñaEpisode: "Pagpapatawad"
2018 Asintado Miranda OjedaSupporting role / Antagonist [17]
2018 Barangay 143 Kapitana Baby dela CruzDubbed voice
2019–Present FPJ's Ang Probinsyano First Lady Lily Ann Cortez- HidalgoMain role / Antagonist
2019Call Me TitaJosefa "Josa" Orosa

As producer or executive producer

Awards and nominations

Awards

Nominations

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