Gina Pareno

Gina PareƱo (born Gina Acthley on December 17, 1949) is an actress in the Philippines born to a Filipina mother and German- American father. She first worked as an extra in some films and then later on became one of the artists of Sampaguita Films. She has worked in television and film in the Philippines since the 1960s. Recently her work has won international recognition; at the Osian's Cinefan Festival of Asian and Arab Cinema held in New Delhi in July 2006 she won Best Actress award for her role in Kubrador (The Bet Collector). The same movie also won for best director and best picture. During the 32nd Metro Manila Film Festival Awards Night, she was awarded the Best Supporting Actress as an outspoken and brash mother in the movie Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo. Gina and Jaclyn Jose were cited in the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, the 61st Annual from May 14 through 25, 2008. They are likely contenders for the Best Actress Award per Dante Mendoza's "Serbis" which had its world premiere on May 18.


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