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.

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'' 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 2017, Tolentino came back to ABS-CBN after five years to do the primetime series ''Asintado''. Currently, Lorna Tolentino plays the villainous Lily Ann Cortez-Hidalgo on ABS-CBN's ''FPJ's Ang Probinsyano'' topbilled by Coco Martin.




As producer or executive producer

*''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


*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 *FAMAS **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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