|Born||Elizabeth Luciano Winsett
Lorena was a flight stewardess (for PAL domestic flights), tourist guide and PTTA receptionist before she became first runner-up in 1966 Binibining Pilipinas pageant. She received movie offers from Dr. Jose Perez of Sampaguita Pictures, but Jose Nepomuceno won over her. She was chosen from among 64 candidates who read the lines of Esperanza for Dahil Sa Isang Bulaklak (1967), topbilled by Charito Solis and Ric Rodrigo.
She won the FAP Best Supporting Actress award for her performance in Oro, Plata, Mata (1982). In 1986, she received the Best Supporting Actress award from Gawad Urian for the movie Miguelito: Batang Rebelde.
Lorena appeared in GMA's TV series Kung Mawawala Ka (2001-2003) with Sunshine Dizon, and in ABS-CBN's Maria Flordeluna (2007) starring Eliza Pineda. She also in the cast of ABS-CBN's Apoy Sa Dagat premiered on February 11, 2013, which stars Angelica Panganiban, Diether Ocampo and Piolo Pascual.
As a veteran actress, Lorena appeared in more than 185 movies and television shows since 1967.
Lorena was born in Pampanga in 1948. She is the mother of actor Tonton Gutierrez to former matinee idol Eddie Gutierrez. Lorena has a daughter by businessman Honey Boy Palanca. She has grandson, Carlos Philippe Winsett-Palanca, who won first place in the 2009 Kids Golf European Championships, beating 30 other golfers from around the world, held in Scotland.
Awards and nominations
|2011||Won||Best Actress||9th Gawad Tanglaw||Presa (2010)|
|2011||Nominated||Best Supporting Actress||FAP Award||Presa (2010)|
|2011||Nominated||Best Supporting Actress||Gawad Urian Award||Presa (2010)|
|2008||Nominated||Best Supporting Actress||Gawad Urian Award||Katas Ng Saudi (2007)|
|2007||Nominated||Best Supporting Actress||FAMAS Award||Barang (2006)|
|2007||Nominated||Best Supporting Actress||Gawad Urian Award||Mother Nanny (2006)|
|2007||Nominated||Movie Supporting Actress Of The Year||Star Award||Mother Nanny (2006)|
|2002||Nominated||Best Supporting Actress||Gawad Urian Award||The Life Of Rosa (2001)|
|1987||Nominated||Best Actress||Gawad Urian Award||Halimaw (1986)|
|1986||Won||Best Actress||Metro Manila Film Festival||Halimaw sa Banga (1986)|
|1986||Nominated||Best Supporting Actress||FAMAS Award||Pahiram Ng Ligaya (1985)|
|1986||Won||Best Supporting Actress||Gawad Urian Award||Miguelito: Batang Rebelde (1985)|
|1985||Nominated||Best Supporting Actress||Gawad Urian Award||Sister Stella L (1984)|
|1984||Nominated||Best Supporting Actress||FAMAS Award||Don't Cry For Me, Papa (1983)|
|1984||Nominated||Best Supporting Actress||Gawad Urian Award||Don't Cry For Me, Papa (1983)|
|1983||Nominated||Best Actress||FAMAS Award||Santa Claus Is Coming To Town! (1982)|
|1983||Won||Best Supporting Actress||FAP Award||Oro, Plata, Mata (1982)|
|1983||Nominated||Best Supporting Actress||Gawad Urian Award||Oro, Plata, Mata (1982)|
|1980||Nominated||Best Actress||FAMAS Award||Gabun (1979)|
|1980||Nominated||Best Actress||Gawad Urian Award||Gabun (1979)|
|1978||Nominated||Best Supporting Actress||FAMAS Award||Walang Katapusang Tag-araw (1977)|
- Starting Over Again (2014)
- Pagpag: Siyam na Buhay (2013)
- Thy Womb (2012)
- Captive (2012)
- Rosario (2010)
- Presa (2010)
- Working Girls (2010)
- The Red Shoes (2010)
- I Love You, Goodbye (2009)
- Maximus & Minimus (2009)
- Last Supper No. 3 (2009)
- Villa Estrella (2009)
- Katas Ng Saudi (2007)
- Sukob (2006)
- Matakot Ka Sa Karma (2006)
- Mother Nanny (2006)
- Barang (2006)
- The Wedding Curse (2006)
- Summer Heat (2006)
- Kutob (2005)
- My First Romance (2003)
- Kailangan Kita (2002)
- Ikaw Lamang Hanggang Ngayon (2002)
- The Life Of Rosa (2001)
- May Minamahal (1993)
- Tinik Sa Dibdib (1985)
- Oro, Plata, Mata (1982)
- Because of a Flower (1967)
- http://aliwanavenue.com/2011/06/08/thennow-liza-lorena/ "Then Now Liza Lorena"
- http://asianjournalusa.com/liza-lorena-the-liberated-woman-p7905-95.htm "Liza Lorena: The Liberated Woman"
- http://www.pinoyparazzi.com/ang-sikreto-ni-ms-liza-lorena/ "Ang sikreto ni Ms. Liza Lorena"
- http://www.philstar.com/entertainment/742503/charito-ric-star-landmark-filipino-film "Charito, Ric star landmark Filipino film"
- http://www.philstar.com/showbiz/381664/12-years-nang-walang-lalaki-sa-buhay-si-liza-lorena "12 years nang walang lalaki sa buhay si Liza Lorena"
- http://mb.com.ph/articles/393337/passionate-drama-series-apoy-sa-dagat-airs-pilot-tonight "Passionate Drama Series 'Apoy Sa Dagat' Airs Pilot Tonight"
- http://filmacademyphil.org/forum/index.php?topic=338.0;wap2 "Born Actors 1940s"
- http://www.pep.ph/spotlight/extra-extra/19084/liza-lorenas-grandson-philippe-palanca-wins-us-kids-euro-golf-championship "Liza Lorena's grandson Philippe Palanca wins U.S. Kid's Euro Golf Championship"