Nora Aunor is a Filipino actress, recording artist, and film producer. Aunor has also appeared in several stage plays, television shows, and concerts. She is known as Philippine cinemas Superstar and is regarded as the Peoples National Artist. The Hollywood reporter magazine, called her The Grand Dame of Philippine Cinema for her brilliant performance in the movie Taklub.
Aunor was born in Baryo San Francisco, Iriga, Camarines Sur to Antonia Cabaltera and Eustacio Villamayor. She has nine siblings, including Eddie Villamayor, a former actor. When Nora was growing up, her grandmother taught her to sing the first song she learned was The Way of a Clown. An aunt taught her diction, interpretation and expression while singing and took her under their custody and from whom she got her screen name. Nora became a champion at the Darigold Jamboree singing contest singing her winning piece You and the Night and the Music. After that she won another singing contest, The Liberty Big Show. Nora entered the national singing contest, Tawag ng Tanghalan, where she was defeated on her first try and became a champion on her second. The Grand National Finals of Tawag ng Tanghalan was on May 29, 1967, where she sang Moonlight Becomes You.