During the late 70s, her star was among the brightest in the silver screen. Because of her beauty and appeal, she often bagged the roles of a seductive villainess. Eva Linda was only 14 years old then. In one of the Darna movies, Eva played the role of a modern Valentina. And her arch-enemy is no other than the “star for all seasons”, Ms. Vilma Santos. But Eva decided to start her own family and leave the showbiz industry when the 80s came. Little did she know that this would also mark the beginning of her hardships in life. She got separated with the man she’s with, and even her three children was taken away from her by circumstances. The only opportunity that knocked her door is to work as a house maid, which she accepted to get by. This Saturday, Eva gets a surprise visit by a former co-star. Once her “rival”, now offers a helping hand. Wish Ko Lang! with Vicky Morales airs every Saturday, after Misteryo. Sa mga huling taon ng dekada sitenta, isa sa mga bituing nagningning sa pinilakang tabing ay si Eva Linda. Maganda at punong-puno ng alindog kaya naman ang mga papel na bilang matapang pero mapang-akit na kontrabida… nakuha ng noo’y 14 taong gulang na si Eva.
Sa isang pelikula ni Darna… siya ang gumanap bilang modernong Valentina…at ang katunggali niyang Darna, walang iba kungdi ang “star for all seasons” na si Vilma Santos. Ngunit pagpasok ng dekada otsenta, nagdesisyon si Eva na bitiwan ang pag-aartista at magsimula ng pamilya…hindi nya alam, ito na rin ang umpisa ng kanyang kalbaryo sa buhay. Naghiwalay sila ng kanyang kinakasama at maging ang tatlong anak ay nawalay din sa kanya dahil hindi niya kaya silang itaguyod. Hindi nakatapos ng pag-aaral ang dating artista, kaya wala siyang ibang trabaho. Hanggang sa kumatok ang pagkakataon sa kanya, pero ito ay ang mamasukan siya bilang katulong. Tinanggap ito ni Eva para kahit papano ay may pangtawid ng gutom. Tunghayan, isang dating ka-eksena sa pelikula ang susorpesa kay Eva. Kung dati, tarayan at labanan ang kanilang eksena, ngayon papalitan ng mga ngiti at papuri. Sino itong bisita ni Eva? Isa siyang Gobernadorang taga Batangas…promise… Abangan sa Wish Ko Lang! kasama si Vicky Morales, Sabado ng hapon, pagkatapos ng Misteryo sa GMA-7. (“Actress Then, Housemaid Now” and “Gov. Vilma Santos Surprise!”).
Darna Vs. the Planet Women (1975) Narda (Vilma Santos) finds her boyfriend (Zandro Zamora) paralyzed by a mysterious beam shot from a UFO. With her brother Ding (Bentot Jr.), she prays for help for her boyfriend. Then, a mysterious voice answers and sends her an enchanted amulet of power. The power of Darna is contained within the magic pebble. With her new powers she now battles The Planet Women, headed by the evil Elektra (Rosanna Ortiz), who paralyzed her boyfriend, and then foils their plan to move the Earth to their home star system. Also stars Lita Vasquez, Eva Linda, and Diana Villa as The Planet Women. (Superstrangevideo.com).
Casts: Vilma Santos – Darna/Narda, Rosanna Ortiz – Elektra, Bentot Jr. – Ding, Zandro Zamora – Ramon, Eva Linda – Planet Woman, Lita Vasquez – Planet Woman, Liza Zobel – Planet Woman
Eva Linda’s Filmography:
1975 Darna vs. the Planet Women
1975 They Call Him Chop-suey
1974 Master Samurai
1973 Anak ng aswang
1973 Bakit may bilanggo sa anak ni Eba?
1973 Fight Batman Fight!
1972 May lihim ang gabi
1972 Trahe de trahedya
Wish Ko Lang (Just My Wish) is the first wish-granting show on Philippine television. Its pilot episode was broadcast July 2002, hosted by Bernadette Sembrano. She was later replaced by Vicky Morales after Sembrano transferred to rival network ABS-CBN. The show celebrated its 8th Anniversary November–December 2010 (Wikepedia).
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