Philippine showbiz shall not witness another Bella Flores.
The ultimate archetype of the Filipina villain, Bella has made the portrayal of the ruthless, scheming antagonist an art— a legitimate craft that the icon has masterfully grasped from the arch of the eyebrows to the signature evil laugh. What she did throughout her reign as the kontrabida queen of the 1950's to the New Millennium, posts a no-mercy challenge to those who seek to follow in her footsteps.
While the likes of seasoned actresses Jean Garcia, Princess Punzalan, Gladys Reyes, Maritoni Fernandez, also Cherie Gil have come close to exhibiting Bella's acting prowess, a new batch of potential Bella Floreses— female talents in their teens to late twenties— have surfaced on TV soaps.
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) lists down 12 promising female kontrabidas in this feature, meanwhile noting down their distinctive wicked quirks on screen.
Who knows which one of them might turn out to be the next Primera Contravida?