12 Facts About Anita Linda


Alice Buenaflor Lake, better known by her stage name Anita Linda, was a Filipino film actress.


Anita Linda was discovered by renowned director Lamberto Avellana while watching a stage show at the Avenue Theater starring Leopoldo Salcedo, Lopito, among others.


Anita Linda first did High School with no dialogue, then Biyernes sa Quiapo with Jaime dela Rosa as her leading man, then Aksesorya with Leopoldo Salcedo onstage.


Avellana later gave her the screen name Anita Linda and cast her in Tia Juana, her first film at LVN Pictures.


In 1951, Anita Linda portrayed the title character in Gerardo de Leon's Sisa, a film based on the tragic character in Jose Rizal's novel Noli Me Tangere.


Anita Linda would be nominated for the Gawad Urian Best Supporting Actress Award for Jaguar, which was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 1980 Cannes Film Festival.


In 1987, Anita Linda won a Gawad Urian Best Supporting Actress award for Takaw Tukso.

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Anita Linda remained active in the film industry as she reached her eighties, appearing in such films as Aishite Imasu 1941: Mahal Kita, You Are the One and Ouija.


Anita Linda garnered widespread acclaim in 2008, she starred in the independent film, Adela, directed by Adolfo Alix, Jr.


In 2009, Anita Linda was given the ENPRESS Lino Brocka Lifetime Achievement Award.


Anita Linda won the Best Supporting Actress award, for her performance in Sta.


In January 2009, Anita Linda was unhurt in a mugging incident that occurred while she was aboard a taxicab.