- Was introduced to Dona Narcisa de Leon, the head of LVN Pictures, by her uncle at the age of 19.
- Was nominated for the Best Actress Award at the Asian Film Festival held in Kuala Lumpur for Malvarosa (1958).
- Received her first FAMAS Best Actress Award for her performance in the classic Kundiman ng Lahi (1959).
- Won another FAMAS Best Actress Award for her movie Emily (1960).
- Received the Asian Film Festival Best Actress Award for her role in Dahil sa Isang Bulaklak (1967).
- F.H. Constantino — Uncle