Gina Pareño (Tagalog pronunciation: [paˈɾɛɲo] ; born Geraldine Acthley; October 20, 1947) is a multi-awarded Filipino actress. She is referred to as the 'Queen of Philippine Melodrama', best known for her critically acclaimed portrayals in Kubrador (2006), Serbis (2008) and Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo (2006).Pareño gained notoriety with movies like Mama (1968). She was the first Filipino actress to receive an acting award at the 3rd Asian Film Awards, won 'Best Actress' at the Pacific Meridian International Film Festival and another 'Best Actress' nods at the Osian Cinefan Festival of Asian and Brussels International Independent Film Festival. Apart from having multiple international recognitions, Pareño also gained acclaims from the critics for her performance in Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo, winning 'Best Supporting Actress' at the FAMAS Awards, Film Academy of the Philippines Awards and Metro Manila Film Festival.In a career spanning five decades, Pareno has since solidified her reputation as one of the country's most gifted actresses. In 2010, she was honored with a 'Lifetime Achievement Award' at the 26th PMPC Star Awards for Movies. In 2011, Pareño was also recognized as one of the 'Artist of the Decade' at the 34th Gawad Urian Awards. In 2021, she was honored with an 'Icon Award' at the 4th EDDYS (Entertainment Editors’ Choice) Awards for her contribution to the Philippine industry.
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