Lorna Tolentino

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Lorna Tolentino-Fernandez
Victoria Lorna Aluquin-Fernandez

(1961-12-23) December 23, 1961 (age 57)
Other namesLorna T, L.T.
OccupationActress, host, executive producer
Spouse(s)Rudy Fernandez (1983-2008; his death)
ChildrenRalph Fernandez
Renz Fernandez Katherine Tolentino 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 have 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.

Life and career[edit]

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.

In 2013, 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 2016 Lorna Tolentino Youngest Daughter Katherine Tolentino join the Volleyball team Of Ateneo De Manila University.

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

In 2017, Tolentino came back to ABS-CBN after five years to do the primetime series Asintado.



Year Title Role Notes Source
1977 Darna Darna
1994 Ready, Get Set, Go! Herself - Host
1997 NegoSyete Herself - Co-host
1999 1 For 3 Yugie =
1999-2000 Liwanag Ng Hatinggabi Amanda
2002 Star Drama Theatre Presents: Lorna Various roles
2002-03 Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay Lorrea Guinto / Lorrinda Guinto / Lea Mijares / Ingrid Medrano / Red Butterfly
2003 All About You Herself - Host
2004-08 Startalk Herself - Host
2004 30 Days Herself - Host
2004 Hanggang Kailan Valerie Rosales
2005 Darna Queen Adran
2005-06 Sugo Amelia
2006 O, 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 Miriam Episode: "Chess"
2009-10 May Bukas Pa Miriam
2009-10 Dahil May Isang Ikaw Tessa Ramirez [2]
2010 Momay Shirley Buenavidez
2011 Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin Alondra Sebastiano-del Tierro [3][4]
2011-12 Glamorosa Natalia Herrera-Marciano / Natalia Lustico [5][6][7]
2012 Pidol's Wonderland Mia Episode: "Moomoo Mia"
2012 Valiente Mila Regalado-Arden
2012 Sharon: Kasama Mo, Kapatid Herself - Guest
2012 Third Eye Rosanna [8]
2012 Artista Academy Herself - Judge
2012-13 Pahiram ng Sandali Janice Alvaro-Reyes [9][10][11][12]
2013 Cassandra: Warrior Angel Jana Alcuaz [13]
2013 Home Sweet Home Azon
2013 The Ryzza Mae Show Herself
2013 Magpakailanman Susan Maniego
2013 Genesis Sandra Sebastian-Trinidad
2014 My Destiny Agnes dela Rosa
2015 Misterless Misis Jenny
2016 Yan Ang Morning! Herself
2017 Maalaala Mo Kaya Maya Episode: "Love Behind Bars"
2017 Eat Bulaga Lenten Special Judit Peña Episode: "Pagpapatawad"
2018 Asintado Miranda Ojeda [14]
2018 Barangay 143 Kapitana Baby dela Cruz Dubbed voice
2019 FPJ's Ang Probinsyano Lily Ann "Lilian" Cortez
2019 Call Me Tita Josa


Year Title Role Production Company
2015 Walang Forever Betchay Nolasco Quantum Films
2015 Felix Manalo Attending Physician Viva Films
2015 Crazy Beautiful You Dra. Lea Serrano Star Cinema
2013 Burgos Edith Burgos Cinemalaya
2011 Ang Panday 2 Baruka Imus Productions
GMA Films
2010 Sa 'yo Lamang Amanda Alvero Star Cinema
2007 Katas ng Saudi Marcy Maverick Films
2006 Mano Po 5: Gua Ai Di Yolanda Regal Films
2005 Lovestruck GMA Films
2003 Mano Po 2: My Home Belinda Regal Films
2003 Utang Ng Ama Doctora Maverick Films
2002 Magnifico Edna Violett Films Production
2001 Abakada Ina Estela Viva Films
2001 Sugatang Puso Celine Regal Films
2000 Ping Lacson, Super Cop Alice Lacson Millennium Cinema
2000 Yakapin Mo ang Umaga Ria Regal Films
1999 Luksong Tinik Beth Pineda Regal Films
1998 Pusong Mamon Annie Viva Films
1997 Hanggang Kailan Kita Mamahalin Lisa Reyes Star Cinema
1996 Bayarang Puso[15][16] Juliet Sanvictores Regal Films
1996 May Nagmamahal sa Iyo Louela Star Cinema
1996 Kristo Veronica Cine Suerte
1995 Patayin sa Sindak si Barbara Barbara Star Cinema
1995 Sigaw ng Puso Nikki Premiere International
1995 Sa Ngalan ng Pag-ibig Mae Regal Films
1993 Kung Ako'y Iiwan Mo Winnie Martin Regal Films
1993 Gaano Kita Kamahal Auring Suclad Stellar Film
1992 Narito ang Puso Ko Helen Viva Films
1991 Kislap sa Dilim Ciena Bonanza Films & Reflection Films
1990 Ayaw Matulog Ng Gabi Golden Lion Films
1990 Higit Na Matimbang ang Dugo
1990 Tiny Terrestrial: The Three Professors Prof. Carla Presto-Eyestyle
1989 Kailan Mahuhugasan ang Kasalanan? Monica Escudero Vision Films
1988 Natutulog Pa Ang Diyos Gillian Ramirez Seiko Films
1988 Nagbabagang Luha Maita Regal Films
1987 Maging Akin Ka Lamang Rosita Monteverde Viva Films
1987 Pinulot Ka Lang sa Lupa Santina Regal Films
1986 Nakagapos Na Puso Eliza Fajardo Viva Films
1986 Huwag Mo Kaming Isumpa
1985 Ina, Kasusuklaman Ba Kita? Rizzy Seiko Films
1985 Muling Buksan ang Puso Viva Films
1985 Hindi Nahati ang Langit Melody Vanguard Films
1985 Hello Lover, Goodbye Friend Falcon Films
1984 Somewhere Shirley Morena Viva Films
1983 Vendetta
1983 Sana, Bukas Pa ang Kahapon Viva Films
1983 Init sa Magdamag Becky Claudio / Leah Sanchez Viva Films
1982 Kumander Elpidio Paclibar
1982 Moral Seven Star Productions
1982 Dormitoryo: Buhay Estudyante Cynthia All Star Films
1982 Sinasamba Kita Nora Viva Films
1982 Uod at Rosas
1981 Caught in the Act
1981 Wild
1981 Diosa
1981 Cover Girls
1981 Tropang Bulilit
1980 Waikiki
1980 Mamang Sorbetero
1980 Waikiki: Sa Lupa ng Ating Mga Pangarap
1980 Sa Init ng Apoy Trigon Cinema Arts
1980 Uhaw sa Kalayaan
1980 Disco Madhouse
1980 City After Dark Regal Films
1980 4 Na Maria Agrix Film Production
1979 Star? Agrix Films Productions
1979 Aliw Lingling
1979 Stepsisters MVP Pictures
1979 Mga Huwad Na Mananayaw
1979 Nang Umapoy ang Karagatan Showbiz Incorporated
1979 Iskandalo! Regal Films
1979 Midnight Show
1979 Sa Putik Ihuhugas ang Dugo
1979 Dalaga Kinavesa International
1978 Katawang Alabok Agrix Films Production
1978 Paano ang Gabi Kung Wala Kana
1978 Esmeralda at Ruby
1978 Miss Dulce Amor, Ina Seven-Star Productions
1978 Gorgonya AGP Film Productions
1976 Sapagkat Kami'y Tao Lamang: Part 2
1976 Boss, Basta Ikaw (Wa 'Na 'Ko Sey) Be-Men Film Productions
1975 Langit Ko... Ang Pag-ibig Mo Cubao Cinema Film Organization International
1973 Pag-ibig Mo, Buhay Ko! Virgo Film Productions
1972 My Little One Prima Productions
1970 Mga Anghel Na Walang Langit Nena FPJ Productions
1970 Divina Gracia FPJ Productions

As producer or executive producer[edit]

  • Hula Mo, Huli Ko (2002)
  • Itataya Ko ang Buhay Ko (1996)
  • Matimbang Pa sa Dugo (1995)
  • Kahit Buhay Ko (1992)
  • Kamay ni Kain (1992)
  • Kislap sa Dilim (1991)
  • Kaaway ng Batas (1990)

Awards and nominations[edit]


  • Grandslam Best Actress for Narito Ang Puso Ko (1993)
  • FAMAS Best Actress for Katas ng Saudi (2008)
  • FAMAS Best Actress for Abakada Ina (2002)
  • FAMAS Best Actress for Narito Ang Puso Ko (1993)
  • FAMAS Best Child Actress for Lumuha Pati Mga Anghel (1971)
  • FAP Best Actress for Sa'yo Lamang (2010)
  • FAP Best Actress for Abakada Ina (2002)
  • FAP Best Actress for Narito Ang Puso Ko (1993)
  • FAP Best Actress for Maging Aking Ka Lamang (1988)
  • ENPRESS Golden Screen awards Best Actress for Comedy Katas ng Saudi (2008)
  • Star Award Best Actress for Maging Akin Ka Lamang (1988)
  • Gawad Urian Best Actress for Narito Ang Puso Ko (1993)
  • Star Award - Best Actress for Narito Ang Puso Ko (1993)
  • MFF Best Actress for Luksong Tinik (2000)
  • Star Award For TV Best Actress(Drama) for Hanggang Kailan (2003)
  • Star Award For TV Best Actress(Drama) for Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay (2004)
  • Star Award For TV Best Actress(Single Performance) for Magpakailanman (2005)
  • Pasado Award Bilang Pinakapasadong Aktres for the movie Sayo Lamang(2010)
  • Luna Award Best Actress for the movie Sayo Lamang(2010)
  • Golden Screen Award For TV Best Actress(Drama Series) for Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin(2011)
  • Golden Dove Award For TV Best Actress(Drama) for Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin(2011)
  • Female Star of the Night - ten times winner
  • Miss RP Movies - five times winner
  • ASIAN TV AWARD for Best Actress in a Lead Role (Highly Commended) for Pahiram Ng Sandali (2012)


  • ASIAN Television Awards (nominated)
    • Best Actress
    • Best Actress (10 nominations)
    • Best Supporting Actress (1 nomination)
    • Best Child Actress (1 nomination)
  • Gawad Urian Awards
    • Best Actress (9 nominations)
  • FAP
    • Best Actress (8 nominations)
  • Golden Screen Awards
    • Best Actress in a Leading Role (Drama) (2 nominations)
  • Golden Screen TV Awards
    • Best Actress in Drama Series (1 nomination)
  • Star Award
    • Best Actress (12 nominations)


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  10. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFbwNNXWF_w
  11. ^ http://pep.ph/news/36485/lorna-tolentino-on-falling-in-love-again-ldquokabilin-bilinan-ni-daboy-sa-akin-39huwag-kang-kukuha-ng-kasing-edad-ng-mga-anak-mo39rdquo/1/1
  12. ^ http://pep.ph/guide/tv/11110/dingdong-dantes-and-lorna-tolentino-talk-about-their-kissing-scene-in-pahiram-ng-sandali
  13. ^ Sallan, Edwin P. (27 February 2013). "'Third Eye' to return for a second season as 'Cassandra: Warrior Angel'". News5. Archived from the original on 3 March 2013. Retrieved 29 March 2013.
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  15. ^ "LORNA PREFERS BOX OFFICE SUCCESS TO AWARDS". Newsflash. 22 June 1999. Retrieved 5 June 2011.
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