As an extra, she used to earn 5 pesos per appearance.
Her first starring role was Jack and Jill (1955), the same movie that established Dolphy as the top comedian of the country.
It makes them realize how cranky/mean they look, I think.
Nowadays, when people stare at me/glare at me when I wear lolita in public, I just smile at them.
After being nominated twice, she finally won her first Famas Best actress award in 1956 for the movie Gilda.