In showbiz where leading ladies are expected to be prim and proper, these women stand out for their openness and honesty which have either propelled them into controversy or endeared them even more to audiences -- or both.
One such star is "Wildflower" antagonist Roxanne Barcelo, whose fast-talk interview with Boy Abunda went viral in February because of her candid and daring answers to questions wish sexual connotations.
That interview got mixed reactions -- some were surprised by the "kalog" actuations of the formerly "wholesome" teen star, while others approved of Barcelo's candidness, calling it a breath of fresh air.
More recently, "Sin Island" actress Nathalie Hart also drew praise over the course of the promotional cycle for the Valentine flick, for her straightforward answers in interviews, even mentioning at one point her supposed image as a "porn star."
In videos, here are nine other women, including Hart, who are not afraid to speak out, be open, and be themselves in the face of traditional expectations in show business.
2. NATHALIE HART
3-4. TONI AND ALEX GONZAGA
5. MARIEL RODRIGUEZ
6. CRISTINE REYES
7. ANGELICA PANGANIBAN
8. GRETCHEN BARRETTO
9. LEA SALONGA
10. KRIS AQUINO