Actor Beauty pageant contestant Model

Liza Lorena

Quick Facts

IntroFilipino actress
Is Model
Beauty pageant contestant
From Philippines
Type Fashion
Film, TV, Stage, Radio
Spouse:Eddie Gutierrez


Elizabeth Ann Jolene Luciano Winsett (born October 31, 1948), known by the stage name Liza Lorena, is a Filipino former beauty queen and multi-awarded actress in the Philippines. She was a First Runner-Up in the Bb. Pilipinas pageant in 1966.


Lorena was a flight stewardess (for PAL domestic flights), tourist guide and PTTA receptionist before she became first runner-up in the 1966 Binibining Pilipinas pageant to Maria Clarinda Soriano, who placed in the Top 15 of the 1966 Miss Universe contest. After her pageantry stint, she received movie offers from Dr. Jose Perez of Sampaguita Pictures, but Jose Nepomuceno won over her. She was chosen from among 64 candidates who read the lines of Esperanza for Dahil Sa Isang Bulaklak (1967), topbilled by Charito Solis and Ric Rodrigo.

She won the FAP Best Supporting Actress award for her performance in Oro, Plata, Mata (1982). In 1986, she received the Best Supporting Actress award from Gawad Urian for the movie Miguelito: Batang Rebelde.

Lorena appeared in GMA’s TV series Kung Mawawala Ka (2001-2003) with Sunshine Dizon, and in ABS-CBN’s Maria Flordeluna (2007) starring Eliza Pineda. She also in the cast of ABS-CBN’s Apoy Sa Dagat premiered on February 11, 2013, which stars Angelica Panganiban, Diether Ocampo and Piolo Pascual.

As a veteran actress, Lorena appeared in more than 185 movies and television shows since 1967.

Personal life

Lorena was born in Pampanga in 1948. She is the mother of actor Tonton Gutierrez to former matinee idol Eddie Gutierrez. She gave birth to Tonton a year after she joined Bb. Pilpinas. Lorena has a daughter by businessman Honey Boy Palanca. She has grandson, Carlos Philippe Winsett Palanca, who won first place in the 2009 Kids Golf European Championships, beating 30 other golfers from around the world, held in Scotland.

Awards and nominations

2011WonBest Actress9th Gawad Tanglaw Presa (2010)
2011NominatedBest Supporting ActressFAP Award Presa (2010)
2011NominatedBest Supporting ActressGawad Urian Award Presa (2010)
2008NominatedBest Supporting ActressGawad Urian Award Katas Ng Saudi (2007)
2007NominatedBest Supporting ActressFAMAS Award Barang (2006)
2007NominatedBest Supporting ActressGawad Urian Award Mother Nanny (2006)
2007NominatedMovie Supporting Actress Of The YearStar Award Mother Nanny (2006)
2002NominatedBest Supporting ActressGawad Urian Award The Life Of Rosa (2001)
1987NominatedBest ActressGawad Urian Award Halimaw (1986)
1986WonBest ActressMetro Manila Film Festival Halimaw sa Banga (1986)
1986NominatedBest Supporting ActressFAMAS Award Pahiram Ng Ligaya (1985)
1986WonBest Supporting ActressGawad Urian Award Miguelito: Batang Rebelde (1985)
1985NominatedBest Supporting ActressGawad Urian Award Sister Stella L (1984)
1984NominatedBest Supporting ActressFAMAS Award Don’t Cry For Me, Papa (1983)
1984NominatedBest Supporting ActressGawad Urian Award Don’t Cry For Me, Papa (1983)
1983NominatedBest ActressFAMAS Award Santa Claus Is Coming To Town! (1982)
1983WonBest Supporting ActressFAP Award Oro, Plata, Mata (1982)
1983NominatedBest Supporting ActressGawad Urian Award Oro, Plata, Mata (1982)
1980NominatedBest ActressFAMAS Award Gabun (1979)
1980NominatedBest ActressGawad Urian Award Gabun (1979)
1978NominatedBest Supporting ActressFAMAS Award Walang Katapusang Tag-araw (1977)



2016-2017Magpahanggang WakasMalena “Lola Nenang” Del MarABS-CBN
2014Maalaala Mo Kaya: TrainMrs. SalvosaABS-CBN
2013Akin Pa Rin Ang BukasBeatrice VillacortaGMA Network
Apoy Sa DagatIldelfonsa del SolABS-CBN
2012Hindi Ka Na Mag-iisaDoña Asuncion MontenegroGMA Network
Maalaala Mo Kaya: AsoSeverinaABS-CBN
Wansapanataym: Ballpen De Sarah PenMrs. Pluma
LegacySophia AltamiranoGMA Network
2011Guns And RosesDolor MarasiganABS-CBN
Agimat: Ang Mga Alamat ni Ramon Revilla: Kapitan InggoBelen Salazar
2010Pablo S. Gomez’s Juanita BananaDoña Cristina Buenaventura
My Driver Sweet LoverHelga SolisTV5
2009May Bukas PaDoña Anita RodriguezABS-CBN
2008Maalaala Mo Kaya: KandilaDoray
Maalaala Mo Kaya: CardRose
Obra: Drama QueenGuest RoleGMA Network
Sine Novela: Magdusa KaDoña Perla Doliente
E.S.PGuest Role
LoboMrs. BlancaflorABS-CBN
2007Maria FlordelunaBrigida Espero
Super Inggo 1.5: Ang Bagong BangisFacunda
2006Sa Piling MoGina
2005Magpakailanman: The Manny And Pie Calayan StoryGuest RoleGMA Network
2003Twin HeartsDoña Sofia FontanillaGMA Network
2002/2003Kung Mawawala KaIluminada Montemayor
2001Maalaala Mo Kaya: LoboGuest RoleABS-CBN
2000/2002Pangako Sa ‘YoDoña Benita Buenavista

Selected movies

  • The Achy Breaky Hearts (2016)
  • Everyday I Love You (2015)
  • Starting Over Again (2014)
  • Pagpag: Siyam na Buhay (2013)
  • Thy Womb (2012)
  • Captive (2012)
  • Rosario (2010)
  • Presa (2010)
  • Working Girls (2010)
  • The Red Shoes (2010)
  • I Love You, Goodbye (2009)
  • Maximus & Minimus (2009)
  • Last Supper No. 3 (2009)
  • Villa Estrella (2009)
  • Katas Ng Saudi (2007)
  • Sukob (2006)
  • Matakot Ka Sa Karma (2006)
  • Mother Nanny (2006)
  • Barang (2006)
  • The Wedding Curse (2006)
  • Summer Heat (2006)
  • Kutob (2005)
  • My First Romance (2003)
  • Kailangan Kita (2002)
  • Ikaw Lamang Hanggang Ngayon (2002)
  • The Life Of Rosa (2001)
  • May Minamahal (1993)
  • Tinik Sa Dibdib (1985)
  • Bagets (1984)
  • Oro, Plata, Mata (1982)
  • Supergirl (1973)
  • Zoom, Zoom, Superman! (1973)
  • Because of a Flower (1967)