The world of entertainment in the Philippines is home to hundreds of celebrities, each equipped with different talents and their own unique charms. If you are wondering who are the top ten most beautiful celebrities in that country then read on and find out more about these belles:
Top 10 Most Beautiful Filipino Actresses and Stars In 2023
Without further delay, let’s take a look at who these celebs are.
10. Kathryn Bernardo
Kathryn Bernardo is a Filipino singer and actress. Born and raised in Cabanatuan, she began acting at the age of seven, appearing in the popular primetime drama It Might Be You. From there, she landed her first lead role in the ABS-CBN drama Super Inggo, where she played the main character’s love interest.
By 2010, she had several television credits to her name including Vietnam Rose, Krystala, and Goin’ Bulilit. That same year, she was cast as young Jenny on Endless Love and young Victoria on Magikaribal, both of which coincidentally premiered on the same date.
However, it wasn’t until she starred in the remake of Mara Clara, that her fame skyrocketed. Not only is it a leader in primetime ratings, but the show has also received several accolades, including a nomination at the Banff World Media Festival.
Since then, she has starred in several tv shows including Growing Up, Princess and I, Got to Believe, Pancake Sa ‘Yo, and La Luna Sangre. She also played a lead role in the 2022 romantic comedy 2 Good 2 Be True, which was released on Netflix.
Outside of acting, she has also released a number of songs as a music artist. In 2014, she came out with the album Kathyrn, which spawned the singles “Pinasmile”, “You Don’t Know Me”, and “Ikea Na Nga Yata.”
9. Liza Soberano
Liza Soberano is a Filipino-American model, singer, and actress. As a teen, she appeared in numerous films and television series including Kung Ako’y Iiwan Mo, Wansapanataym, Must Be…Love, and She’s the One. She then starred in the 2014 romantic comedy Forevermore alongside Enrique Gil, which garnered her widespread attention.
Since then, she has also starred in the films Everyday I Love You, Just the Way You Are, Alone/Together, My Ex and Whysl. Not only that but she has also played lead roles in the television series Bagani, and Make It With You, Dolce Amore. For her work, she has received numerous accolades including a PMPC Star Award for Television, a FAMAS Award, and a GMMSF Box Office Entertainment Award.
In terms of upcoming projects, she’s set to make her Hollywood debut in the upcoming horror comedy film Lisa Frankenstein, which will revolve around a high school girl who accidentally re-animates a Victorian corpse. She will be joined by fellow actors Kathryn Newton, Carla Gugino, Cole Sprouse, and Joe Chrest.
8. Kim Chiu
Kim Chiu is a Chinese-Filipino model, singer, and actress. She first gamed fame after winning the popular reality series Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition. She later joined Star Magic and became a regular on the variety show ASAP XV. Not only that but she also landed a role in the sitcom Love Spell.
A year later, she starred in the primetime television series Sana Maulit Muli alongside Gerald Anderson, which received widespread acclaim upon its release. It eventually earned her two Guillermo Mendoza Box Office Awards—one for Best New Female TV Personality and another for Most Promising Female Star.
Around the same time, she released her debut album Gwa Ai Di, which spawned the hit song “Crazy Love”.
Since then, she has starred in numerous films including Bride For Rent, Must Date the Playboy, Past Tense, The Ghost Bride, One Great Love, and Da One That Ghost Away. That’s not all, she has also released two additional albums: Chinita Princess and Chinita Princess: Touch of Your Love, which were released in 2015 and 2017 respectively. Some highlights include “Someday” (Crazy Love)”, “Say We Don’t Care”, “I’ve Fallen For You” (With Gerald Anderson)”, “Run Na, You Na”, and “Katok.”
7. Kisses Delavin
Kisses Delavin first rose to fame after participating in the thirteenth season of the reality series Pinoy Big Brother: Lucky 7, where she finished second. Then in 2017, she appeared in two television shows: Wansapanataym and Ipaglaban Mo!. From there, she became one of the main hosts of ASAP Chillout. She also appeared on the front cover of Mega Magazine.
Since then, she has also appeared on Playhouse, Eat Baluga, Daig Kayo ng Lola Ko, and All-Out Sundays. In 2020, she also appeared in the film D’Ninang. For her work, she has won numerous awards including an Inside Showbiz Award, a PMPC Star Awards for Music, a Star Magic Ball, and a Miss Teen Earth Award, among others.
Outside of acting, she’s also a talented singer. In 2017, she signed a contract with Star Music, with which she released her self-titled debut album. Some popular tracks from the album include “Lalala”, “Pretty Boy”, “Lalala – Minus One”, “Alam na This – Minus One”, and “Di Ko Lang Masabi.” A huge hit, it ended up selling out within 30 minutes; more than 15,000 units were also sold the day prior to its release. To promote the album, she has also held two concerts: Confidently Kisses in 2018 and A Life Full of Kisses in 2019.
6. Christine Reyes
Christine Reyes is a Filipino dancer, model, and actress. Dubbed one of the “New Drama Royalty”, she has won numerous accolades including a GMMSF Box Office Entertainment Award, an Oporto International Film Festival Award for ‘Best Actress’ and four FAMAS Award nominations. In 2009, she was also crowned one of the most ‘sexiest women in the world’ by FHM Philippines. That same year, she was included in the list of ‘Top 25 sexiest women of the decade.’
Originally from Marikina, she first gained fame after competing in the popular reality show StarStruck in 2003. Following that, she appeared in several hit TV shows including Marimar, Mulawin, and Darna. From there, she transferred to ABS-CBN, where she starred in Tubig at Langis, Eva Fonda, and other television series.
She then landed a lead role in the 2011 film No Other Woman, where she starred alongside Derek Ramsay and Anne Curtis. Met with praise, it ended up becoming one of the highest-grossing films of 2011.
Some of her more recent film credits include Maid in Malacanang, Maria, Seven Sundays, The Gifted, Trophy Wife, When the Love is Gone, and The Reunion. Not only that but she was also a judge on the reality show Masked Singer Pilipinas.
5. Carla Abellana
Carla Abellana rose to fame after starring in the 2009 film Rosalinda. From there, she landed a lead role in the drama series Sine Novels: Bashing Ginto, where she starred alongside Geoff Eigenmann. She also appeared in the series Kung Again Mo And Langit, Makapiling Kong Muli, Bevcause of You, My Destiny, and I Heart Davao.
In 2013, she also starred in the drama My Husband’s Lover. For her portrayal of Lally Agatep-Soriano, she went on to receive a Golden Screen Award for Television for Outstanding Performance by an Actress. Not only that but she also received a PMPC Star Awards for Television nomination. That same year, she appeared in the sketch comedy show Bubble Gang, which streamed on YouTube.
A few years later in 2018, she starred in the GMA drama series Pamilya Roces, where she played her first anti-heroine role. Then from 2020 to 2021, she portrayed the character of Adelle Nisperos-Gonzales in the drama romance series Love of My Life, which was later nominated for a PMPC Star Awards for Television for Best Primetime Drama Series.
Outside of acting, she has also hosted a number of variety shows including All-Out Sundays, Manny Many Prizes, Sunday All Stars, Party Pilipinas, and StarStruck V.
4. Maja Salvador
Maja Salvador is often considered the “Queen of Revenge Drama”. Throughout her career, she has received numerous accolades including several Asia Contents Awards, as well as nominations from the Asian Television Awards, Asian Academy Creative Awards, and FAMAS Awards.
Born and raised in Aparri, she made her acting debut at the age of fourteen on the 2003 television series It Might Be You, which earned her a PMPC Star Award nomination. From there, she landed a supporting role in the film Sukob, for which she received a Gawad PASADO Award and 55th FAMAS Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Several years later, she played the title character in the 2011 film Thelma, which earned her a Luna and Gawad Urian Award for Best Actress.
Aside from film, she has also starred in numerous television series over the years including PHR Presents: Impostor, Nagsimula sa Puso, Ina, Kapatid, Anak, Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin, FPJ’s And Probinsyano, and Brides of Love. In 2017, she also played a lead role in the revenge drama series Wildflower, which cemented her superstardom status. Not only was the show met with critical acclaim, but it also earned her numerous award nominations.
Since then, she has continued to appear in many television shows including The Killer Bride, Nina Nino, Eat Bulago, The Iron Heart, POPinoy, and World of Dance Philippines. In 2014, she also released a studio album titled, Believe, which has since received platinum certification. Some noteworthy songs from the album include “Halika Na”, and “Dahan-Dahan.” It was then followed by Maja in Love in 2015, which gave rise to the hit songs “Love Me, Kill Me”, and “Bakit Ganito And Pag-Ibig.”
3. Angel Locsin
Angel Locsin has played numerous dramatic roles in film and television throughout her career. She’s also the recipient of several accolades including three FAMAS Awards, two Box Office Entertainment Awards, four Star Awards, and a Luna Award.
In 2000, she made her film debut in the biographical drama Ping Lacson: Super Cop. She then signed with GMA Network and landed a regular role in the second season of Click; she ultimately stayed for two years, until 2004. From there, she appeared in several TV shows including Love to Love, Twin Hearts, and Arg Iibigin ay Ikaw. She also played a supporting role in the second and third Mano Po films.
Then, in 2004, she landed a breakthrough role in the fantasy action film Mulawin. She then starred in the superhero series Darna, where she played the titular superhero. For the role, she trained in street fighting, wushu, and karate to prepare.
She then starred in the fantasy series Majika, where she played the role of a sorceress. While her performance was praised, however, the show itself was a disappointment. After appearing in the fifth Mano Po film, she was cast in the 2007 action series Asian Treasure, for which she received a Star Award for Best Single Performance by an Actress.
2. Anne Curtis
Anne Curtis is a Filipino-Australian television host and actress. Throughout her multi-decade career, she has received numerous accolades including two Metro Manila Film Festival Awards, two FAMAS Awards, five PMPC Star Awards, and a Luna Award. Forbes Asia also included her in their list of Top 100 Digital Stars in the Asia-Pacific Region. To date, she’s the most popular Instagram personality in the Philippines, with more than 17 million followers.
At the age of twelve, she made her film debut in the 1997 film Magic Kingdom: And Alamat ng Damartis. Afterward, she signed with GMA Network and Viva Films and made her first television appearance in the drama Ikaw Na Sana. She was also a cast member of the teen series T.G.I.S.
Over the next several years, she played a string of supporting roles in films such as Juan & Ted: Wanted and Honey, My Love…So Sweet. She also appeared in the television shows Beh Both Nga, May Bukas Pa, Idol Ko si Cap, and Anna Karenina.
Then in 2005, she received a big break after being cast as the title role in the fantasy series Kampanerang Kuba. Since then, her fame has continued to rise as she’s starred in numerous films including No Other Woman, Blood Ransom, Just a Stranger, and The Mall, The Merrier.
1. Marian Rivera
Marian Rivera is an actress, model, and singer. Throughout her career, she has starred in numerous critically-acclaimed films and television series including Temptation of Wife, Darna, Amaya, MariMar, and Dysebel. For her work, she has received many accolades including a KZONE Award for Favorite TV Actress, two NSSUAA for Best Actress, a Golden Screen TV Award, and Star Award, among several others. For three years, she was also hailed as the ‘Sexiest Woman’ by FHM Magazine.
Since 2007, she has also hosted a number of variety shows including SOP Rules, Pinoy Adventures, Extra Challenge, Eat Bulaga!, Yan and Morning! and Tadhana.
In 2008, she also released a studio album titled, Marian Rivera Dance Hits, which has since received platinum certification. It was later followed by Retro Crazy in 2009. To date, more than 15,000 copies have been sold in the Philippines.