Who is Nora Aunor?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Nora Aunor (born Nora Cabaltera Villamayor on May 21, 1953 in Iriga, Camarines Sur) is a multi-awarded Filipino actress-singer-producer. Acknowledged as the one and only Superstar of Philippine entertainment, Aunor has also headlined several stage plays, television shows, and concerts.

    Aunor has starred in more than 170 films, majority of them box-office hits, since the late 1960s. She has reaped three international best actress trophies, numerous local acting awards, and several industry citations. Her films have been showcased in wide-ranging and diverse international film festivals like Cannes, Berlin, Moscow, New York, Chicago, Hawaii, Toronto, Rotterdam, Fukuoka and Cairo.

    On screen, she has starred with the leading men of her time, including Joseph Estrada, who later became a Philippine president. She also co-starred with international movie stars like Don Johnson and Sajid Khan in the early 1970s.

    Also known as the Lady with the Golden Voice, Nora has recorded more than two dozen albums and scores of hit singles. In addition, she has received countless gold and platinum record awards, and a handful of music industry recognition. Handog, her first major concert at the 17,000-plus capacity Araneta Coliseum in 1991, reportedly equalled the feats established by foreign acts such as The Beatles and Frank Sinatra in terms of concert attendance at the said venue.

    Aunor, who used to sell cold water in the railroad tracks of Iriga City, rose to fame in 1967 when she won in a national amateur singing contest called Tawag ng Tanghalan.

    Aunor carries the distinction of hosting the longest-running musical variety show in Philippine television. Her show Superstar ran for 22 years. In 2002, Aunor made her first soap opera, entitled, Bituin, that was aired on ABS-CBN Broadcasting Network.

    A mother of five, her marriage to another multi-awarded local actor, Christopher de Leon, was annulled in the late 1990s.

    Although she retains her Philippine citizenship, Aunor has spent much of her time in recent years in California, where she has a home. From 2004 to the present, she has headlined several sold-out concerts in key U.S. cities.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    nora aunor is a filipino singer/actress also known as the superstar and guy.she also known as an ice or shabu user later in her career.what a shame?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Appearently she is a veteran Philippine actress.

    Source(s): check out entertainment.msn.com/celebs/celeb.aspx?c=298991 or www.imdb.com
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    she's this famous Filipina actress and singer from back in the day...i think like in the '60's... her fans were called the "noranians". I think she had a drug bust or something when she was in Cali like last year...

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  • 1 decade ago

    she was a famous actress in the 80s. then when she was doing shows in the US, she was caught with illegal drugs in her possession. i think she's in a rehab or some detention, serving a fine.*shrug*

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