Mars Ravelos’ Darna seem to be all the talk these past few weeks, with people placing in their favourite bets as to who will portray the lead role next.
ABS-CBN has spoken, and LIza Soberano has been offered the coveted title role.
We look back at all the years Darna has been revived and reprised, as we pay tribute to the actresses who once upon a time brought the superhero to life.
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- Rosa del Rosario - the first ever Darna, with the big-screen film debut in 1951, written by Mars Ravelo himself
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2. Liza Morena - “Si Darna at ang Impakta” and “Isputnik vs. Darna”; 1960s
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3. Eva Montes - :Darna at ang Babaeng Tuod”; 1965
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4. Gina Pareno - “Darna at ang Planetman”; 1969
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5. Vilma Santos - “Lipad Darna, Lipad”; 1973
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6. Lorna Tolentino - portrayed Darna in its TV adaptation (KBS 9/RPN-9)
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7. Rio Locsin - “Bira, Darna! Bira!”; 1979
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8. Sharon Cuneta - portrayed a cameo Darna role in Edu Manzano’s movie, “Captain Barbel”; 1986
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9. Nanette Medved - “Darna, The Movie” in VCD; 1991
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10. Anjanette Abayari - “Darna: Ang Pagbabalik” was Darna’s return to the big screen; 1991
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11. Regine Velasquez - appearing as Darna in the MMFF entry “Captain Barbel”; 2003
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12. Angel Locsin - Darna for teleserye, GMA; 2005
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13. Marian Rivera - back in the primetime slot, GMA; 2009
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