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Iza Calzado

Iza Calzado

Maria Izadora Ussher Calzado-Wintle (Tagalog: [ˈɪsa kalˈsado]), known professionally as Iza Calzado, is a Filipino actress, television host, dancer and model. She is dubbed as the "Goddess of Horror Films" by local media for her acting prowess and haunting portrayals in acclaimed Filipino horror films.Calzado is regarded as one of the most versatile and successful women in Philippine show business. She was a semi-finalist for a nomination at the International Emmy Awards. She has won 2 Cinemalaya Film Festival Awards, 3 Golden Screen Awards, 3 PMPC Star Awards, 2 MMFF Awards, a Gawad Urian Award and 5 FAMAS Award nominations. She has won "Best Actress" at the 34th PMPC Star Awards. In 2017, she won the prestigious Yakushi Pearl Award at the Osaka Asian Film Festival. In 2021, she won "Best Performance by an Actress (TV Series)" at the 5th GEMS-Hiyas ng Sining Awards. The same year, she won "Outstanding TV Actress of the Year" with Jodi Sta. Maria at the 3rd Laguna Excellence Awards.Calzado is best known for her role as the First Darna in the fantasy-action television series Mars Ravelo's Darna and as Sanggre Amihan in the fantasy drama television series Encantadia. She was a former homegrown artist of GMA Network for ten years. In 2012, Calzado signed an exclusive contract with ABS-CBN, and also signed a non-exclusive contract with Star Cinema.Throughout her career, Calzado has starred in multiple blockbuster films including: Starting Over Again (410 million), Etiquette for Mistresses (103 million), Ouija (120 million), Moments of Love (100 million) and One True Love (95 million).
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